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Body panels - 1952 200 Touring

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:15 am
by Hunter1818
I was curious if body panels are available to repair rust or does everything need to be fabricated? I would like to cut out the rust and weld in new metal panels. The rust is mostly in the lower front fender, rear quarter panels and some along the rocker panels. Also I need to find fender skirts.

Re: Body panels - 1952 200 Touring

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:14 am
by jacksonnoah11
Classic 2 Current Fabrication is a trusted manufacturer of hard to find Packard rust repair panels and replacement auto body panels.

Re: Body panels - 1952 200 Touring

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 am
by Howard56
As the previous poster mentioned, I believe C2C https://www.c2cfabrication.com/collecti ... kard-parts is the only source of any kind of Packard repair panels other than a good parts car or some complete NOS fenders or doors Kanter might still have.

C2C's panels serve the purpose and will fit the areas they cover but in some cases they are not perfect replicas due to limitations of how much draw their presses can handle. They are an excellent starting point but most will require some work for a seamless fit.

Re: Body panels - 1952 200 Touring

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:35 am
by jfrom@kanter
We offer a good amount of NOS and used body panel and I believe we have the front fenders and possibly the rear quarters. If interested. Please call and speak with our Packard Department at 1-800-526-1096 and use extension 336.

Thanks
James From
Kanter Auto Products

Re: Body panels - 1952 200 Touring

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:28 pm
by willits18
I have the same year and model and the same rust in the same areas. I tried C2C but they only have floor pans and inner and outer rockers. I didn't try Kanters. Since the rust on mine is somewhat contained-about like in your pictures, I had just planned on cutting out and flanging. Then making new parts. I have a hand brake, shrinker, and stretcher. That is what I used on my Dodge for the same type of operation.