I’m a fan of early ’50s cars, because regardless of the manufacturer, most of the early ’50s American cars have similar shapes that look great lowered, chopped, etc. And despite the fact that we usually are swapping out suspension systems on them, their stock suspensions are usually adequate for a lowered cruiser on a budget. With a few rebuild components and spring adjustments, they can sit cool and ride well enough to enjoy. Or with the right wheel and tire combo they can look mean without adjusting the ride height.
And because they usually have pretty good space in them, as well as under the hood, they are easy to work on and enjoy.
In this video, Derek is taking a 1952 Packard and making it into a budget hot rod cruiser that you can have some fun with. And he’s going to show you how to make it shine with his own line of patina preservers. Check it out.
We have been revisiting derelict projects from Rusty acres. This time on vice grip garage we turn this 1952 Packard straight 8 into a budget-friendly hot rod!