1928 443 Phaeton Windshield Stanchion Removal

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1928 443 Phaeton Windshield Stanchion Removal

Post by RRPackFan » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:41 pm

Need some assistance. I am trying to remove the windshield stanchions on my car so I can replate them. I have removed the two 7/8 nuts and washers. It appears that within the body mount there are threaded inserts (see Pics). I believe they are part number 114715 (windshield to body bracket adjusting bushings). I cannot get them out. I'm sure there is a Packard special tool for these. I, of course, do not have that but I made a tool out of an old socket that should work. I just can't them to break free. I have been hitting them penetrating oil but no dice. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how to get them out? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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Re: 1928 443 Phaeton Windshield Stanchion Removal

Post by Adam » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:27 am

Some heat, from a blowtorch or oxy-acetelene welding torch would free it off. The corrosion seems to have swelled the set screw so that is it extremely tight in the bracket.
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Re: 1928 443 Phaeton Windshield Stanchion Removal

Post by PALaJoie » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:35 am

I recently removed the stanchions from my 1923 and was having the same problems. Solution for me was to remove the windshields completely and the n gentle movement back and forth on the stanchions broke them free and they were easily removed

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