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"Coach De Fleur"
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pcyco13
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O.K, I am the proud owner of a '48 22nd series Touring Sedan. Years ago, the previous owners got a '56 Executive but didn't use the '48 as a trade in. Instead they hacked off the rear part of the roof and removed the trunk lid down to the beltline. They used it to haul hay on a farm!
I have all the pieces, but said trunk lid and roof are rusted throught from being stored in a leaky shed for years.I have come to the conclusion that I need to reconstruct it into a "Packup" or(more to my liking) a "Coach De Fleur" or Flower Car.
Any suggestions, wisdom, sarcastic advice or help achieving this goal will be MUCH APPRECIATED!
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Posted on: 2015/2/3 6:28
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I'd suggest looking at the lines of the station sedan and Henney hearse for ideas on handling the beltline

Posted on: 2015/2/3 12:11
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In addition to what has been posted, how about a depot hack?

Or

Have you looked at this,
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6086&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0&start=40

How about some pictures of your car?

Posted on: 2015/2/3 12:38
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that Ross would be, at least, a great reference point for what you're contemplating. Met Ross while at Hershey in 2012, see pic's. Although haven't seen Ross posting for a while, so probably away at present.

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Posted on: 2015/2/3 15:26
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"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

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There is also a decent conversion done on a 22-23 series into a pickup service truck. Can't find a photo right now but maybe someone else will remember if it is posted on site or has one to share. The car has Earl C Anthony logo on the side.

Posted on: 2015/2/3 15:33
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Hi

Ross came up with an attractive cab by using the rear section of the sedan roof as can be seen in the above link. Here's a couple photo found on-line of an old-time conversion of s station sedan as evidenced by the wood tailgate and hinges. Shaping the rear quarters and tailgate metal like that of the station sedan below the belt-line and a coupe-style cab as Ross has shown could produce a pretty attractive conversion.

Steve

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Posted on: 2015/2/3 17:43
.....epigram time.....
Proud 1953 Clipper Deluxe owner.
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pcyco13
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Thanks for all the returns and advice. Upon looking at things, a Flower Car would require a hearse or limo long wheelbase chassis. Perhaps a Packup is more in line with what I have. I'm familiar with Ross' lovely creations and love them!
My '48 is tucked in bed for the winter here in the Great White North. Pictures will come when Spring arrives. I"m a Tool and Diemaker by trade and have professional background from years past in bodywork and paint.
Forming sheet metal for a Packup won't be a problem. I just want it to look like it came from East Grand Blvd. that way!
I appreciate all the advice and commentary, keep it coming!

Posted on: 2015/2/4 6:27
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