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1937 Packard 115 windshield questions
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I have three quick questions about the windshield in my car:

1. It's flat glass, so I'm planning on having a local glass shop cut me a new one. The windshield currently in my car is delaminated. Do I need to bring the old one in for a pattern?

2. Haven't seen the car in person yet, but from pictures, the windshield appears to be in a rubber seal with a windshield frame against the rubber and screwed to the body on the interior side. If so, it's put together exactly the same way as an old Willys Wagon I used to own. Am I correct? If not, how do I change the windshield glass?

3. Anyone have a recommendations for a good glass shop near New London, CT?

Thanks!

Posted on: 2011/2/16 6:45
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Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
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Thanks!

I previously had a 1953 Willys Wagon. The windshield was flat glass and I replaced it by unscrewing the trim pieces and pulling the glass out of the rubber seal. Is it the same on these cars? It looked so in the pictures.

I'm going nuts trying not to buy anything for the car! I want to get a new carpet kit, rubberoid for the roof, and rubber inserts for the running boards. The only reason I haven't is because in my experience, slow is faster and cheaper with a project like this! Guess I'll just concentrate on moving from Naples back to the US this week. I'm planning on picking the car up on 11 March. Can't wait!

Posted on: 2011/2/14 12:55
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

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Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
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@Ozstatman- here are all the pics I have! Now somebody other than me can look at them while I wait to pick her up. Four more weeks until I'll be back in the states to get her!

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Posted on: 2011/2/12 0:03
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6550&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0


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Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
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It's not a lift, basically, just a big ramp you drive up on so you don't have to jack the car up, or bend over so much to work in the engine bay if you're tall like me. The previous owner of the car is selling that too- PM me if you're interested. He wanted two or three prices for it last fall, but that might change now, who knows?

Posted on: 2011/2/11 23:39
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1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6550&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0


Past Packard storage locations:
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Re: Random questions from a new Packard owner
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Thanks for the info David! I had thought Kanter would probably be the place, but wanted to get another opinion. And you're right about the navy- I'm a submariner.

Posted on: 2011/2/11 23:30
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http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6550&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0


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Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
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Well, I finally bit the bullet. I'd been looking at a Packard for some time now, but hesitating because it was in Iowa, and I'm currently in Italy. It's a 1937 115c touring sedan, running and driving, mostly complete. Good interior, and something I can drive for while and then fully restore when my schedule is better. I bought it for $4500, and think I did well.

Headed back stateside in 3 weeks, I'll pick it up and tow it to CT where I'll have 6 months to get it running and driving before I have to move again.

Found out that Idaho (my permanent state of residence) will let me register the car with a license plate of the same era. So, my first purchase for my 74 year old car is a 74 year old plate!

Pretty excited, trying to do some research right now- the first task will be to finish the roof- the cotton batting and rubberized canvas is missing. After that the plan is a basic tuneup, replace the windshield, and evaluate all of the safety items- tires, brakes, wipers, lights, etc. The car runs, drives, and has a fairly complete interior, so I'm pretty excited about it!

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Posted on: 2011/2/11 1:35
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1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.

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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

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Re: Random questions from a new Packard owner
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Guscha wrote: Ken, congratulation! Will you restore it in Italy?


@Guscha- no, I'm headed backed to Groton, CT in just a few weeks. I'll pick the car up in (in Iowa) early March and spend this summer working on it. I don't know where I'll be going come September, so that will determine if I keep working on it or have to park it for a few years

Posted on: 2011/2/9 2:13
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1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6550&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0


Past Packard storage locations:
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Saratoga Springs, NY
Viola, ID
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Re: Random questions from a new Packard owner
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JW,

Pics below. I haven't seen it person yet, but I have a trusted agent! Long story short, there are some challenges to having this hobby and being in the military. As you can see in the second pic, I have to finish the roof insert too. One more question- was a remote oil filter standard (i.e. is mine missing) or an option. The engine bay of another 115c showed a remote oil filter on the drivers side front of the motor. Thanks!

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Posted on: 2011/2/8 14:16
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1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.

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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

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Random questions from a new Packard owner
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Hello! So, I just closed the deal on a 1937 Packard 115 touring sedan. I won't be picking it up until March, but here is the deal:

It is running and driving. Needs a headliner, carpet, and probably tires soonest, plus a windshield.

Here's what I'm thinking:

Windshield I can just get cut by a local company (since it's flat glass).

For tires- thoughts? I was looking at Diamondback wide whites. I know whites weren't factory on the 115, but my wife is really excited about white wall tires, and if she's excited about my 75 year old car, so much the better for me. Anybody have different sources? Diamondback sounded pretty good, but I want to shop around.

For headliner and carpet, I was thinking Kantor, but haven't done much research.

Long term-

Was overdrive ever an option on this car? I want to keep it stock, but long-term we'd like to take a few longer (but slower) road trips in the car.

Paint- all my research seems to indicate that this car was only offered with monotone paint. Was two tone ever a factory option? Also, I found a good listing of paint colors on another site, but haven't found anything correlating interior colors with exterior. Anyone have a good resource for that?

I'm really excited about the project, and when I pick it up in a few weeks, I'll get a blog started. Thanks!

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:35
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1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.

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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

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Re: Questions from a possible new Packard owner!
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I've got the hardest part done- my wife now thinks we should get it.

Hopefully the price hasn't changed, should know by Friday. I just got orders back stateside, and I'll be able to pick the car up in early March, just in time to get it running and cruising in the summer.

Posted on: 2010/8/25 0:23
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

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