Need Help; 53 Caribbean Continental Kit info

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CanyonJerry1943
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Need Help; 53 Caribbean Continental Kit info

Post by CanyonJerry1943 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:46 am

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.
Jerry
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53 Caribbean plate attachment

sslaugh711
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Re: Need Help; 53 Caribbean Continental Kit info

Post by sslaugh711 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:53 am

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Hope these pen for you. Is your truck finished out? If so can you send me a pic? Thanks

CanyonJerry1943
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Re: Need Help; 53 Caribbean Continental Kit info

Post by CanyonJerry1943 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:12 am

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.
Regards Jerry

Richter12x2
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Re: Need Help; 53 Caribbean Continental Kit info

Post by Richter12x2 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:20 pm

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.

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