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by Leeedy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard Plant Update - February 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Packard Plant Update - February 2019

On another site, someone asked if the area surrounding the plant has stabilized. This entire area has been on the skids since the late 1950s when Packard (or Studebaker-Packard–as some might insist) pulled out. The only thing that held the area together after Packard's departure was that there were ...
by Leeedy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1956 Executive 4-Way Power seat removal
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: 1956 Executive 4-Way Power seat removal

The lower seat cushion is not detachable. There is only one way to do this: 1.) Remove the side trim from the left and right ends of the seat cushion. 2.) Get under the car with a deep socket wrench and extension 3.) Locate and remove the nuts from the seat mount studs... 4.) Open the doors and care...
by Leeedy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Dealerships & Factory Branches
Topic: Huntington Park, California
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: Huntington Park, California

The image shown in the Packard Info link is not the same location or building as far as I know. I'll have to go back and check my records, but the Noll Packard dealership in the image is/was a building on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA... quite a distance away.

Yes, I knew about the Packard Grille.
by Leeedy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Complete novice to Packard ownership with questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Complete novice to Packard ownership with questions...

The first rule of owning any old car–be it a Packard or a Datsun–is either be prepared to work on it or be prepared to find and pay a proficient mechanic to do the work for you. The second rule of owning and driving an old car is to do so with the full knowledge that indeed what you are owning and d...
by Leeedy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1949 Packard Monte Carlo - Hood Ornament Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: 1949 Packard Monte Carlo - Hood Ornament Identification

Hi gang and Happy Holidays.... We're in the process of researching our recently acquired 1949 Packard Monte Carlo convertible. To this end, we’ve assembled some folks who have experience in this area which include George Hamlin, Leon Dixon, Bud Juneau, Thomas McPherson, Alden Jewell, Paul Cruce and...
by Leeedy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Where Are The Missing Packard Pan Americans?
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Where Are The Missing Packard Pan Americans?

Hmmmm! That's odd. I could have sworn I was hearing the sound of crickets!

Wellllllll... guess what I just found?
by Leeedy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Hirohito's 1935 Packard
Replies: 11
Views: 3245

Re: Hirohito's 1935 Packard

I figured there would be a plate on the cowl, in the door jamb or wherever else they decided to put them back in the day. I used to be into old cars, and before the VIN numbers were introduced there was really no standard for how to ID a car. We have the same problem in the gun business, you have t...
by Leeedy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Where Are The Missing Packard Pan Americans?
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Where Are The Missing Packard Pan Americans?

Today's Hemmings Motor News Daily has this story about the missing Packard Pan American sports cars. Does anyone know where they are? >>>https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/07/0 ... refer=news
by Leeedy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: caved in top
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: caved in top

I have a 1956 Packard Executive. It needs a complete restore and I would like to start by pushing out the big dent in the top the happened when something was blown on it in a wind storm. What is the best way to do this? Why not post a photo of your car showing the damage? There may be people on thi...
by Leeedy
Wed May 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Original colors
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Original colors

Thanks for the reply, my paint code is MA (shannon green and dover white) however the it is not listed as a combo in the reference guide. any idea why that would be? I can see th aboriginal paint under the color it is now. If I understand correctly to stay original I will want to paint not powder c...