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Re: 49 wagon
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I think that 22nd series cars were made both with the center sections painted and all chrome. The chrome version was later in the run for more bling. Can someone else weigh in here?

Posted on: 9/10 8:11:40
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Re: 1941 160
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yes , 1903. If I squint at the data plate I see style 1472, which is the 127" touring sedan.

Posted on: 9/5 4:17:38
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Re: 1941 SUN VISOR 120 Sedan
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Once they disappeared in the 1920's, i don't think they were available until the Clipper body in mid 41. I've seen aftermarket Fulton-type put on earlier cars , and IMHO they look awful, clearly tacked on.

Posted on: 9/1 10:52:27
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Re: Does someone own a 1941 Packard with a cellarette bar?
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I think the term "cellarette" is being used in two different contexts. I think the Car of the Dome has a bar service (as did some other custom bodied cars ). The cellarette in the AC-equipped cars was different in having a cooled compartment in addition.

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Re: Running board treads
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if you are talking about the stainless steel insert strips, a sketch or photo of the cross section would help

Posted on: 8/27 7:08:03
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Re: Is this a 2259 - 2279 boot bag?
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vinyl was mainstream and commonly commercial by then. Calendared vinyl was used in interiors of Packards by then

Posted on: 8/15 17:59:33
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Re: Is this a 2259 - 2279 boot bag?
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Leedy's description is generally called vinyl-coated fabric. A solution of vinyl is sort of squeegeed onto a backing. A more common functional equivalent would be vinyl on a fabric scrim (cross-hatched backing), pressed together on large rollers.
This is now used as common upholstery vinyl. This part could be a great master pattern to reproduce this item.

It doesn't make sense to use" rubber" or nitrile rubber or neoprene (although neoprene would make a really good but overly expensive bag)

Posted on: 8/14 10:42:13
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Re: Which Packard engine was comparable to Buick's Dyna-Flash inline eight?
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I don't think there was a directly comparable model in 1938. In 1940 - 1942, I'd say a short wheelbase 160 (1803-1903-2003) with the 356 would be the competition in the heavyweight performance "gentleman's hot rod" class. 41-2 Centuries had the breathing advantage of dual carbs, but I believe still had babbit bearings.

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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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The tons of ice is more directly connected - AC units are still sometimes rated in "tons" - and it means the thermal energy to freeze/melt a ton of ice

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Re: Is this a 2259 - 2279 boot bag?
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Naugahyde is a brand name for a producer's flexible PVC (vinyl). The bag is almost certainly vinyl.

Posted on: 8/11 6:34:03
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