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by 1935Packard
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 11th series paint/chrome question
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: 11th series paint/chrome question

Thanks, Dave! Very interesting.
by 1935Packard
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 11th series paint/chrome question
Replies: 2
Views: 207

11th series paint/chrome question

I have a question about the 11th series paint/chrome combinations. Looking at the 11th series brochures, it looks like most of the Eight and Super Eight models came with a chrome radiator shell and body-color painted radiator louvers, while some of the models have the opposite -- painted shell and c...
by 1935Packard
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1949 Packard Monte Carlo - Hood Ornament Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: 1949 Packard Monte Carlo - Hood Ornament Identification

Leeedy writes: This ornament was sold in the aftermarket in a number of variations. J.C. Whitney, Western Auto and Pep Boys were some of the retailers that sold them. Most of these were made by an old ornament maker, GEM out of Chicago area. They had dozens of design variations on the Packard bird i...
by 1935Packard
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: no data plate
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: no data plate

One more data point: In this 2012 auction description for a restored 1937 Packard coupe-roadster, the description states that the original data plate was not on the car at the time of restoration but that restorer Chris Charlton was able to find the number: "When Mr. Charlton restored this example, ...
by 1935Packard
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is modification justified to save a Packard?
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: Is modification justified to save a Packard?

Thanks for all of your opinions. After great thought and after connecting with a local Packard guy that not only answered all of my questions but also came up with some very serious missing puzzle pieces like that fabled EE-23 Stromberg, interior window trim, horn, throttle linkage, fuel pump bowl,...
by 1935Packard
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is modification justified to save a Packard?
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: Is modification justified to save a Packard?

Ron, my own view is to pursue what makes it the most fun for you. I think you've accurately captured the reality of how hard it is to get parts for and restore these cars, at least unless you're really lucky or have a long time to look. A car that needs a lot of parts is going to be a challenge to d...
by 1935Packard
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: no data plate
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: no data plate

Interesting question. On my mostly original 12th series twelve coupe-roadster, I have found the vehicle number in a few places beyond the data plate. First, it is chalked into the wood on both doors (when you remove the leather covering the door on the inside). I also found the vehicle number stampe...
by 1935Packard
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard club in Raleigh North Carolina?
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Packard club in Raleigh North Carolina?

Unfortunately, it's very believable that you got shut out, as when a car is a good deal, it tends to sell very quickly. It's part of the hobby, for better or worse; when you see a car you want that is well priced, and you've done your due diligence on it, you either pull the trigger quickly or risk ...
by 1935Packard
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1935 Packard -- does it have a frame #, and if so where?
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

Re: 1935 Packard -- does it have a frame #, and if so where?

I'm going to keep checking the 12th/14th series senior cars to see if this all checks out. I'll let you know if I find anything interesting.
by 1935Packard
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: my packard's on fire....
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: my packard's on fire....

Yikes! Glad you and your wife are okay. A lot of lessons here, starting with those three. And while we're at it, I would add perhaps including get to know a "new" car with short drives, and keeping your cell phone battery charged up when going on a long ride. :) But your first lesson is the most imp...