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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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I'm rather torn between the two bumper arrangements but think that I'm favoring the 1953-'54 type. Maybe something in between? I don't know what that might be, though.

Posted on: 2020/4/11 1:51
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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How about a bumper similar to the 54 Panthers?

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Posted on: 2020/4/11 4:56
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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Or remove the bumper over-riders/guards and have a plain bumper together with Packard grill and the Lark mesh?

Posted on: 2020/4/11 5:31
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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That is a good idea and follows the rear bumper design without any guards.

Posted on: 2020/4/11 11:39
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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A split front bumper - of some sorts - would compliment the split rear bumper. Also, as pointed out, a split front would show off the grille more. Simpler is better. Enjoying the blog and your work and problem solving. Thanks, take care and stay well.

Posted on: 2020/4/11 13:01
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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The rear bumper is split for a reason but I don't think I would split the front. The rear has something in the split but the front doesn't so to me that would look odd just having a big gap there.

Posted on: 2020/4/11 13:05
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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PackardDon wrote:
The rear bumper is split for a reason but I don't think I would split the front. The rear has something in the split but the front doesn't so to me that would look odd just having a big gap there.


Unless you did do something along the lines of the Panther or Request with Dagmars or modified regular front bumper decorations and recess the front license plate or put some kind emblem in the split.

Posted on: 2020/4/11 13:14
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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I vote for the 53-54 front bumper, and also a nice aluminum tube for the air intake with samco or some other turbo hot rod type hose joints instead of the "dryer duct".
Ross, I enjoy watching your work!
Now I also know what one can install when one relocates the battery for weight distribution Holy horns batman!

Posted on: 2020/4/11 17:15
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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After much head scratching and pondering comments, decided to go with the 53 bumper scheme. The grille seemed too prominent for the size of the car. The guards and crossbar obscure it somewhat. Drew a deep sigh and got out the portable bandsaw and welder and cut the bumper supports. Made little fishplates and raised the front bumper 1".

Somehow the appearance seems more unified now and am pretty happy that it looks suitably aggressive without falling prey to Harley Earl style bombast.

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Posted on: 2020/4/11 20:05
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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Ozstatman wrote: Or remove the bumper over-riders/guards and have a plain bumper together with Packard grill and the Lark mesh?
Attached photo is a very rudimentary depiction of the above. Mahoning63 I'm not! But I'm sure if Ross got on to it, it would look much better.

EDIT - See Ross's post obviates mine.

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Posted on: 2020/4/11 20:09
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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