'38 Senior wheel color

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'38 Senior wheel color

Post by Bluedevil » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:41 am

I am working on my 1608 and have the banjo, 3 wire spoke steering wheel. The outer rim is excellent and looks to have been a reddish color.

Anyone have any more exact information?

Thanks


Bill

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:23 pm

Hi Bill,

To my knowledge and also noted in the Twelve Fact Book, the Deluxe (banjo) wheel came only in Ivory.

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:31 am

Dave,

Huum. I went ahead and used brake cleaner, Simple Green, polishing compound and 600 grit Wet or Dry and here is what I got. Hard to envision Ivory.

Shift knob is the same.

Thanks

Bill

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:37 am

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Dave Czirr » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 am

Can't disagree with your conclusion on the color. Looks like another little mystery to add to a long list of things Packard did and didn't document as well as today's collectors would like.

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:05 am

Dave,

Thanks. If was easy and in black and white, what fun would it be?

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Don Shields » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:41 pm

The wheel pictured looks just like one that was on a 1937 120C 1092 touring sedan that I used to own. IIRC it was shown in the accessories brochure as an option. The '37's hub cover/horn button looked different than the one pictured, again IIRC it had the Packard crest centered on it. So I think the wheel is from '37 and the horn button is probably from another year.

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Bluedevil » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:26 am

Don,

Thanks for the input. That is the shift knob, not the horn button. I will post a picture of it when I get home.

What do you think about the color?

Bill

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Bluedevil » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:32 pm

Ok, parts book lists a Antiqua Tan and/or a Gypsy Brown wheel for 1603,4,5,7 and 8.

My guess is Gypsy brown

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color

Post by Don Shields » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:45 pm

Bill,
The color looks right to me, I would figure it's Gypsy Brown also. I don't think the junior series had a choice of banjo wheel colors as the seniors did. That's a might fancy gearshift knob, the 120 had a deep brown plain knob without any brightwork on it.


Don

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