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Old 09-23-2013, 03:45 PM
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Packard Motor home

Just a little resto project for the ambitious person who wants to have a motor home like no other. Looks like an excellent candidate for a cummins!

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Old 09-23-2013, 03:59 PM
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:15 PM
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That's a Packard? Looks more like an old Studey pickup to me!
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:07 PM
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OOps!

can't seem to get it going. sorry.

37 or so Packard motor home looks like a hearse on steroids! On ebay.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:32 PM
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I've seen some pretty good hearses around the SF bay area; the "goth" types LOVE 'em.

One was a '66 Cadillac hearse painted candy apple purple; it had a chrome plated hangman's noose that swung back and forth in the rear window!

Its vanity California license plate said: "4U 1DAY".

It had (I had heard) a killer sond system; the subwoofers were inside its coffin!


Another such hearse sported a California vanity license plate that said: "RU NEXT".
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:11 PM
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Would make a nice camper.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:12 PM
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I remember a guy in the old neighborhood build a 'house car' on the body of a 1956 Caddy Fleetwood. I think he got the plans from Popular Mechanics.

This would have been around 1964.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:12 AM
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There was a company in Indy who built quite a few campers on Cadillac hearse chassis. I also for a couple of decades used to see an Edsel camper in a little town south of here Springboro? ...not sure of the name of it. A year or so ago it disappeared. I hope someone is restoring it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:15 AM
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Exclamation James Bond gets chased by an old hearse

while driving a Sunbeam Alpine in Jamaica.

"Dr. No" (1961)

Car chase / Dr.No (New music) - YouTube

When asked "How did it happen?" Bond replies "i think they were on their way to a funeral"
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:19 AM
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Cool! I remember that scene.

Other Makes motorhome in Other Makes | eBay Motors

I don't know if this will work. It looks goofy.
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Here are the pics for when it sells/goes off eBay. Packard Motor home-imageuploadedbytapatalk1379995656.485954.jpgPackard Motor home-imageuploadedbytapatalk1379995692.361475.jpgPackard Motor home-imageuploadedbytapatalk1379995739.173480.jpgPackard Motor home-imageuploadedbytapatalk1379995766.353737.jpgPackard Motor home-imageuploadedbytapatalk1379995792.761501.jpg
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:13 AM
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:46 AM
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It has some nice lines. The only motor home I've seen with carlike lines on the outside rather than travel trailer body construction of the camper portion. Unique in what I have seen.
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It reminds me of James Brown's hair
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:03 AM
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