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Hello; I'm hoping someone can help me with info on the 1953 Caribbean Continental kit. I need dimensions, perhaps a drawing or photos of the attaching mechanism. In the pile of parts with the car I bought are some but not all of the continental kit latching mechanism. I'll need to make some of them as they seem to be unobtainable. Attached is a photo of the parts bolted to the trunk. I can sort of guess about the plate but need the length and width of the U-shaped part. Any help greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the photos. Looks like I don't have anything of the continental kit, and finding something seems impossible. I may have to delete it or use something universal or from another make car.
It makes it tough because the Continental kit for the 53 Caribbean was customized from the regular Packard Continental kit, so it's even distinct from the 1953 Packard convertible one I had found.