1929 Packard 6-40 Top Material

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1929 Packard 6-40 Top Material

Post by cricklewood » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:04 am

I want to put a new top on my 1929 6-40 Phaeton. I've looked at the HAARTZ.COM website and can't figure out which one is right for a Khaki colored top. I've looked at the HIRSCHAUTO.COM website and am still confused. Can anyone recommend the material to use that would be as close to original as can be. Thanks very much. George Schuetz, Norfolk, VA. Tel: 757-228-3202.

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Re: 1929 Packard 6-40 Top Material

Post by Packardbarry » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:27 am

I went down this road a few yrs back. Somewhere in the PACKARD Lit. there is a BURBANK number call out that was used. Thinking BURBANK 1020 ??????????? Ill give it a lookaround. Beleive Eric Haartz has a sample book on BURBANK and looked it up and if i remember its a Muddy Grey looking color. Ill flag Eric to your question and maybe he can expand on it.

BURBANK was used up to 32 with the 32 custom stuff getting HAARTZ and then 33 on up all got HAARTZ.

Just found the PACKARD callout and its BURBANK 1220 and 1221 - DRAB. 1220 is called for the side curtains so guessing its lighter stuff than the 1221.

Comes a time in mans life when he has to admit he was wrong. GUESS THIS IS MINE. I was looking thru the Parts Book for 7th-9th Eight's last week and found another topping callout PACKARD - 142820 with BURBANK- 0-2, also called DRAB. The 1220/21 was the earliest topping referance i had found until then and assumed it was what was used on the 6th series. NEVER ASSUME ! Ran this by Eric HAARTZ and he went digging thru his files. He could not find a BURBANK 0-2 but did find a 02/166 which matched a sample of side curtain off a 640 and his 740 side curtain so he figures somehow the 02/166 got turned into the 0-2 in the PACKARD book. 1220/21 are called out in the '32 twelve book so the might have been a crossover time frame for 9th series. The 02/166 and 1220/21 are very similar in color. Hard to believe but DRAB is a color. If u do an GOOGLE - IMAGE Search for DRAB it come up in diff. shades but there it is.

Writing this admission of wrong makes me feel DRAB.
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Re: 1929 Packard 6-40 Top Material

Post by Highlander1101 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:07 am

Chiming in a week-old post here. You can contact Eric Haartz directly and fairly easily too. Just look up the ph# on google and call him up, leave a message. In the FWIW dept., I don't like that muddy drab color on any of the pre-war cars nor the early pre-32s. In several of the OEM pics I can access I always see a light tan or black. Perhaps in general production there were some that got the drab but it doesn't show up in my reference mat'ls. I guess anything except the current Sta-Fast is ok, it's just that the drab stuff makes me think "Model A Ford". Then again, it's not my car, it's yours. Good luck and give Eric a try. You'll be glad you did.

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