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by westpeterson
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1933 V12 Convertible Victoria Model 1105
Replies: 13
Views: 3497

Re: 1933 V12 Convertible Victoria

So it was a 1934, then, with the V-windshield? I didn't even know such a car existed. I was recently told that there weren't any Super Eight V-windshield Packards in either 1933 or 1934, so this sounds really interesting. Can you tell us what color it was when you owned it? Do you have any idea what...
by westpeterson
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1933 V12 Convertible Victoria Model 1105
Replies: 13
Views: 3497

Re: 1933 V12 Convertible Victoria

Was it a Model 1005 or 1006?
by westpeterson
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: Visits to Automotive Restorations, Lebanon, NJ
Replies: 69
Views: 44825

Re: Visits to Automotive Restorations, Lebanon, NJ

I'm curious about any work updates on the very first car pictured in this thread, the 1934 convertible sedan.
by westpeterson
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1940 headlamp removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: 1940 headlamp removal

Dave is correct. I suggest trying a block of wood, catching an edge on the lower back of the rim, and gently tap with a hammer.
by westpeterson
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1940 Packard 110 Convertable?
Replies: 7
Views: 3551

Re: 1940 Packard 110 Convertable?

It is definitely a 1940, but I think it's a Super Eight (160).
You don't often see the radio antenna on the passenger side cowl. I don't think the photo is flopped, either, based on the location of the license plate.
by westpeterson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Panther sells for over $800,000 in good 'ol Scottsdale...
Replies: 21
Views: 7405

Re: Panther sells for over $800,000 in good 'ol Scottsdale..

Thanks for the response, Dave. I wasn't clear in my question:
Leedy made reference to 1955 Caribbean hardtops. I was wondering how many of those were built, and if they were an end of year offering?
by westpeterson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Who's Best at Woodgraining?
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: Who's Best at Woodgraining?

Woodgrain by Estes is the absolute best, bar none. Joe Goss, who now owns the company, learned from Bernie Estes. They use the original plates used in the day. I'm not sure what is implied by "NO rollers," but I'm pretty sure that rollers is the way they were originally done on Packard... at least o...
by westpeterson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Repair mechanical of wing window 1940-180
Replies: 10
Views: 2553

Re: Repair mechanical of wing window 1940-180

Rather than "un-pressing" the gear, it might be easier to just swap left and right sides. Usually both sides need replacing/repair, so you're going to have to remove them both anyway. By the way, the CCCA Region that reproduce them was the Upper Midwest Region based in Minnesota. As mentioned, I don...
by westpeterson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1940 180 plastic dash
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: 1940 180 plastic dash

In regards to the "tiddly-wink" clear buttons that go over the speedometer and clock numbers, you can get those from Yesterdays as well... or, if you're cheap like me, you just remove the old and don't replace with anything. Hardly anyone would be the wiser, and it looks good.
by westpeterson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Panther sells for over $800,000 in good 'ol Scottsdale...
Replies: 21
Views: 7405

Re: Panther sells for over $800,000 in good 'ol Scottsdale..

How many hardtops were built for 1955? Was it an end of the year offering?