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by PACKARDAPL
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: HENNEY supplied Tool Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 900

HENNEY supplied Tool Kit

The question has arisen on just what Henney supplied with their pre-war hearses and ambulances in the way of a tool "kit". Was it a standard Packard junior or senior kit? A Packard parts ref for them and some special parts lists that were checked don't seem to offer any information. With the general...
by PACKARDAPL
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 15727

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

I checked the "HENNEY" book by Thomas McPherson regarding the CD Henney ambulance and found photos of two units and some descriptions. He says that 100 were ordered but due to war-time shortages only about 10 or 12 were completed. The remaining chassis scheduled for use were redirected to other trad...
by PACKARDAPL
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Pre War Henney Production Numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Pre War Henney Production Numbers

There has always been some speculation as to how many units Henney had building at one time. We have totals for most years, but it never seemed clear to me what constituted a typical late 30s production schedule. A posting (elsewhere) by a man who lived in Freeport and toured the plant around 1939, ...
by PACKARDAPL
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 15727

Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

This is courtesy of our friend, George Hamlin, from a copy of the Henney Chapter of the Professional Car Society. The 2nd quarter 2014 edition, reveals that an example of an vehicle generally thought lost, the 1942 Henney CD ambulance model, has been found. These vehicles were a great improvement ov...
by PACKARDAPL
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Packard Pick-up
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Packard Pick-up

This conversion process began quite early, as the dealers needed a tow car or a just a transportation vehicle. Before the war many a Packard dealer built an "in house" pickup from a wrecked larger Packard sedan that was heavily damaged in the rear. A 120 chassis worked very well. Period photos in th...
by PACKARDAPL
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Review Your Antique Vehicle VIN & Documents
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Review Your Antique Vehicle VIN & Documents

Do you ever look at the title or registration papers after you make that purchase of an antique? Perhaps a review of your present stable of vehicles might be in order. Case in point; a friend with a restored pre-war 120 decided to re-tag his Packard with a YOM state plate. This required a form or tw...
by PACKARDAPL
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: 1953 Henny Limo
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: 1953 Henny Limo

Henney liked to charge "extra" when-ever it could, but I agree most Senior 53s & 54s came with most of the extras. This sounds like a "very conservative" (read penny pincher) funeral director ordering the most basic "big" model. Packard & Henney both often would permit non standard extras--if you we...
by PACKARDAPL
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Dealerships & Factory Branches
Topic: Sproat and Dunn
Replies: 17
Views: 9663

Re: Sproat and Dunn

I think I saw a photo of S & D in the dealer service letters. They often featured a couple of dealerships
per issue. It might take a while to dig thru the pile but I think it was in the 1940s. I'll put it on the
"to do" list.
by PACKARDAPL
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Unusual Packard
Replies: 11
Views: 5195

Re: Unusual Packard

The Henney junior is a popular choice among collectors due to its shorter wheelbase--it fits a smaller garage-- not a minor item these days. They are getting hard to find in decent shape, rough ones are what usually turns up anymore. Of course the cost of restoration or even just making it a driver ...
by PACKARDAPL
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1953 Packard Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 8475

Re: 1953 Packard Wagon

I couldn't locate a photo of the real one-off Henney station-wagon for 1954. However, here is a pix of a model of one currently offered for sale on ebay. This seems to be a pretty accurate rendition of the original. As best I recall, this is the show car that caught fire and burned after it had been...