1928 Packard 526 project

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rrhorton
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1928 Packard 526 project

Post by rrhorton » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:39 am

Just a few progress photos.
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Rebuilt engine-1.jpg
radiatorinstalled.jpg

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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by Dave Czirr » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:23 pm

Looks like lovely workmanship and I'll be anxious to follow along. How about I move this post into the Project Blog section and post when you can to keep us current with your progress?

Dave

Adam
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by Adam » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:32 am

Fantastic. Thanks for posting the pics!

It looks as though there are Packards everywhere in your shed.

The engine looks great. Has it been running in that wooden frame? The hoses look as though it might have been.

One question about the radiator shell. Is that chrome? Mine is nickel, but I am wondering whether to keep that or go for chrome.

Kind regards
Adam..
"Do not underestimate the English cousin.....they are not as stupid as they look!" - Signor Altabani in The Italian Job.

rrhorton
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by rrhorton » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:01 am

The radiator shell is nickled. Just polished up a bit. Looks like chrome but is period correct.
The project is total bolt off restoration. Just now I have the front end complete and have the wiring and Bijur lines to be installed.
Right now I have only the one 1928 526 but am in the process of procuring another from Australia. It will provide much needed parts even though it will be a right hand drive model.
I have been cleaning, polishing and painting every little piece of the car. Some replacing with new hardware (nuts and bolts) but trying to stay correct. IE no phillips screws etc.

rrhorton
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by rrhorton » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:04 am

The engine was rebuilt by a man who has been working on Packards since he was a teenager. He is now in his 80's. The garage with the engine is his not mine. He rebuilt my engine, started and ran it on the floor in his garage. The wooden braces were put on by me to keep it stable. The engine is too heavy for a modern stand.

rrhorton
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1928 Packard 526 project more photos

Post by rrhorton » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:38 am

Additional photos.
Have received additional car frame, body and spare parts from Australia.
Purchased a storage condo to house the project during restoration.
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Adam
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by Adam » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:35 am

This looks really exciting. Please keep us updated.

Adam..
"Do not underestimate the English cousin.....they are not as stupid as they look!" - Signor Altabani in The Italian Job.

DrMorbius
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by DrMorbius » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:48 am

How's your project coming? It's been a while......

rrhorton
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by rrhorton » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:03 pm

Some more progress photos
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dash1.JPG
emergbrke1.JPG
woodframe1.JPG
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 project

Post by quiettones55 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:42 am

I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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