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Hmmmm....I see a roll-down rear glass and, it seems, a stationary 'liftgate'. Looks like the glass needs to be down before the tailgate will open. Those tail lights...Packard?...lend themselves well to a '56 rear corner. Still, it's hard for me to look at that much customizing on a Nomad. You see that in person, Stretch? Looks like an older build...
 

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UGH.... sacrilege....
 

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i think if he started with a pile of rusty crap......well its ok..........if on the other hand it was a nice Nomad to begin with,im not a fan at all... I think Nomads/Safaris should all be restored.... they were beautiful cars to begin with....a work of automotive ART
 

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That was common in the 50s, times change but this remains.
What it is, may have preserved the car.
 

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Did not look bad till you got to the back. I have been around the custom world for most of my car life and I just don't have words for the back of this car.

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Kev
 

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Hmmm, well, he sure got his body work straight. No passes on a black car. Liftgate gate glass is cool, I've only seen it one other time. Any shots of the front?
 

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i don't know.
 

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Work was completed many moons ago. Gentlemen that completed the Custom still owns it. Definitely not well liked today by you guys. But that’s what was Cool 😎 35-40 years ago. Sorry no front pics.
Walking away another Olde Timer strikes up conversation about the chopped nomad. Seems he tells me in the day . It was striking. The Chop, Fab , Body work & detail. And quality enough to justify Black Paint.
I was happy to learn he is still driving and enjoying it. As it had to be a ton of work.

So I have a question for you Nomad guys . I got the answer directly from the owner .
” How does one successfully cut down the curved Qtr glass ?
Stretch
 

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Work was completed many moons ago. Gentlemen that completed the Custom still owns it. Definitely not well liked today by you guys. But that’s what was Cool 😎 35-40 years ago. Sorry no front pics.
Walking away another Olde Timer strikes up conversation about the chopped nomad. Seems he tells me in the day . It was striking. The Chop, Fab , Body work & detail. And quality enough to justify Black Paint.
I was happy to learn he is still driving and enjoying it. As it had to be a ton of work.

So I have a question for you Nomad guys . I got the answer directly from the owner .
” How does one successfully cut down the curved Qtr glass ?
Stretch

It's laminated so it can be cut
 

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Only impressive thing to me is the tailgate window. Nomads don't need a chop top. Glad he is happy. I'd strip it, cut the top off and part it out. Or, if possible, leave the chop and put everything bsck except the tailgate.
 

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Slim. 40 years ago you simply cut the glass using what method ?

Twins. Strip, cut top off and part out ? A turn key Custom from 40 yrs ago . 🤔
 
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