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My First Packard - '37 115C Sedan

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:03 pm
by markmdz
So I'm no stranger to old cars and this is certainly not my first project vehicle, but it is my first Packard.

A few weeks back, I found myself with a '37 in tow.

Here's a few pics of it when I picked it up and once I got it home.

The short list to start:
- Source a rear passenger side fender
- Source a passenger running board
- replace all brake lines
- finish up the wiring that someone started to replace but never completed
- get the carb rebuilt, change all fluids, then get her running.

After it's driveable and I can enjoy it on weekends, I'll slowly start the project of restoring the car to its original glory.

Re: My First Packard - '37 115C Sedan

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:37 pm
by Howard56
Looks like a nice project. You might also check out Henry's 37 limo that is being done and documented over at the Packard Info forum. http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modul ... =0&start=0 His is an 8 cylinder -- a 120CD long wheelbase -- but I expect there will be similarities to the 115C. He has done quite a bit since he started the project and has lots of photos. Perhaps he has already done and posted photos of something you will be doing.

Re: My First Packard - '37 115C Sedan

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:05 pm
by markmdz
Thank you Howard. I've spent some time reading through numerous posts here and on PackardInfo. (Thank you for that link by the way.)

I have a number of other pic's from when I picked the car up and the day it landed in my garage, which I'll post up as soon as I finish uploading them to photobucket.

This will likely be a VERY slowly progressing project, as I have a few other projects ahead of this, but (frighteningly) I'm already getting the itch to get this guy up and running and driving around.

The fact that there seems to be a pretty good group of Connecticut Packard guys doesn't help the cause either, which two "Packard guys" already having checked out this car while taking another [non-Packard] project off my hands.

Re: My First Packard - '37 115C Sedan

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:56 am
by JWLawrence
Congratulations on acquiring your first Packard. These Six Touring Sedans are wonderful automobiles, and yours looks like a good example. A rich source for parts is David Flack (Flackmaster) in Dallas, Texas. He is a frequent poster on the Packard Info website. Please keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: My First Packard - '37 115C Sedan

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:54 am
by lexthur
That's a nice project you got there. Any more updates?