|Project by savannah505||posted 01-17-2009 07:20 AM||2622 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Well, after talking to a couple of fellow LJ’s, I decided to dig out the only 2 photos of this car that I have of some work long ago, when I was in my mid 20’s. I lived in Washington state at the time, and a fellow in Auburn, Washington was a Packard nut. He bought the former King of Egypts 1936 Packard. King Faruq was the last king that Egypt had and this was his “limo” that he drove around in. When I started on this car, it had no woodwork in it, it had all been stolen or removed from the car, all I had was a single black and white picture of what it used to look like. I steam bent mahogany and made all the curves to all windows, door trims, dash, and anything else in there that required it. I used Carpathian elm burl wood veneer, and if I remember right, I used a laquer for the finish. The rest of the upholstery is in mohair, very common back then, in high end cars of that era. I wasn’t really into pictures too much back then, and of course no one ever heard of digital camera then. This was about 1979 when I did this, the man liked it so much that I did another 2 Packards that he owned, but this is the only one I have showing the woodwork. This was the first time I worked with veneer.
-- Dan Wiggins