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1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Dear Folks,

I posted this over at AACA, but I forgot to post it here. This is a link to a Picasa site with a bunch of photos documenting the body restoration of my 34 coupe roadster. The work is being done by Tom Rasmussen and his folks at Odyssey Restoration. They are doing a completely fantastic job. The photos may be handy for others attempting a similar job.

The photos are here

Cheers,

Thomas

Posted on: 2007/11/4 12:42
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Re: 1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Thomas,

We need the link! Please update the post.

Posted on: 2007/11/4 14:03
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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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Re: 1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Sorry, I made the link the word "here". If you put your cursor over the top of the word, it will turn into a little pointer. Click and you will be brought to the site.

Otherwise, copy and paste the link below into your browser address bar.

http://picasaweb.google.com/odyssey.restorations/1934PackardBodyRestoration

Sorry for the confusion.

Cheers,

Thomas

Posted on: 2007/11/4 17:23
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Re: 1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Thomas,

Sorry - I should have taken your use of the word "here" literally. I'll know now for future reference. Again apologies.

Posted on: 2007/11/4 18:33
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

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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Re: 1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Mal,

No problem. I thought the 'here' would come out bold, underlined, or something to indicate it was a link. I should have checked.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2007/11/4 20:29
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Re: 1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Thomas: Thanks for posting the restoration pictures.

The 1104 Coupe Roadster is a 759 body style costing from
$ 2380 to $ 3100.00 brand newe. Weighing 4680lbs, with a wheel base of 141-7/8 inches. Engine of 384.4 CID, 145 horsepower a 3200 rpm depending upon compression ratio. Standard compression ration of 6:1, optional compression ratios of 6.38:1or 5:1.

The car you are restoring I believe is considered a full classic by the CCCA, of which I am member.

A Big Classic Welcome to this forum.

John F. Shireman

Posted on: 2007/11/4 21:07
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Re: 1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Tom,

Looks good. Some questions.

Shop is Odyssey Restorations - What is the Hot Rod with the 33/34 Ford Grill doing there? Not a shot at rods, just curious.

What was the problem with the defective new rear gears?

What's the 1104's current status?

And had a look at AACA and the comments there. It's good to see the history and the interaction with others who also know the car.

All the best.

Posted on: 2007/11/4 21:24
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

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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Re: 1104 Roadster Coupe Body Restoration Photos
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Mal,

The hot rod is actually in Ron Gorman's shop. He was contracted by Tom to do some of the painting, as Tom's paint booth was quite busy. Ron has done classics before, though he is best known for his hot rod stuff.

The defective new gears were originally too big. Those were sent back, and the second set had something wrong that I can't remember. I think they were unbalanced (not properly finished after casting), but I will check with Tom to confirm.

Right now the car is at the upholstery shop. This is hopefully going to be the last stop before it is finished. Well, except for the usual tweaks and so forth.

Thanks for the comments.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2007/11/5 10:11
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John,

Yes, the car is considered a classic by CCCA. It has never been to any shows, though I will probably take it to some local meets when I get it back to TX. It will give me a good excuse to do some driving .

Thanks for the comments.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2007/11/5 10:14
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