Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

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Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by Mistahnash » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:43 pm

Because the paint and trim codes on the plate under the hood were warn away we decided to check and see if the original build sheet somehow managed to survive 70 years between the vent tube and the filler neck. To our surprise it did and is mostly still legible.
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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by Dave Czirr » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:03 pm

Wonderful!! You're very fortunate to have that document.

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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by Mistahnash » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:17 pm

Ya for sure, its a cool find. We are gonna store that in a folder of its own and make sure to handle it as little as possible.

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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by H.E. PennyPackard » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:55 am

Very Cool! I found mine as well, fairly crispy and fragile but there. Is the interpretation of the trim codes somewhere posted, can’t remember where I found it before.

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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by Dave Czirr » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:01 am

Again, your very good luck to find the original build slip.

Trim codes are identified in the 1948-54 Packard Parts List. Give us the code and I'd be glad to identify it for you. Or post a pix of the slip and we can decode all of it.

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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by Tinman_70 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:59 am

Found mine taped to the top of the glovebox. Make a copy before it fades.
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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by H.E. PennyPackard » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:58 am

I'll take you up on the offer! Picture attached. I'll go find it again in the basement and see if I can read some of the harder to identify codes. Hopefully it's legible with the resizing/fading/discoloration!
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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by H.E. PennyPackard » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:25 am

Sorry took me a bit to get back to posting as I became preoccupied with an unexpected puddle of sludge in the oil filter cannister.

The code is: 1577 2262-9 X 44252 FSE FRCP WSW FAHD RR BL WR CL LH 67..

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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by Dave Czirr » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:51 am

1577 = meaning currently unknown
2262-9 = 22nd series 1949 Deluxe 8 touring sedan
44252 = sequential production number (42252nd 2262 manufactured)
X = paint scheme, black
FSE = fender shroud (skirt) equipment
FRCP = foam rubber seat cushion material
WSW = white sidewall tires
FAHD = fresh air heater and defroster
RR = radio with roof antenna
BL = backup light
WR = wheel trim rings
CL = trunk compartment light
LH = loading hoods (for freight shipments only)
67 = tan checkered broadcloth upholstery trim set

2262-9-44252 should match the vehicle number on the patent plate.

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Re: Found Our 1948 Packard's Original Build Sheet.

Post by H.E. PennyPackard » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:58 am

Very interesting! All matches up! My car also has a carter fuel filter, I just recently bought the AC over the engine oil bath air filter for it, is there any way to know (other than correct model of equipment itself) if these were what originally came with the car? It's clear from an inverse oiler and red paint that someone changed at least those things, but I'm not sure if they took that opportunity to install the filter too, or just decided to dress it up with flashy paint.

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