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Re: Packard Trips
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Ross - that's a gorgeous 200. Nice colors and the dash looks great!

-Kevin

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Owen_Dyneto wrote:
Recognize that the sand can also get into your crankcase and engine internals like bearings, transmission and differential internals, suspension bushings and the like, etc.


Yeah, and I'm not sure how to prevent damage apart from vacuuming as much as possible, compressed air, and eventually pressure washing after the bare metal is sealed. All those components you mentioned are on the list to service anyways so I'm hopeful that they will clean up without issue.

-Kevin

Posted on: 7/10 9:35:45
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Dallas - great suggestion, I'll look into that.

64avanti - man, you're not kidding. It is literally everywhere. I had just removed the gauge cluster last week, cleaned up all the glass and reinstalled, and all the gauges have sand all over the inside now. I was amazed at how much sand was in the engine bay. The hood was closed, but I guess it traveled up underneath. And all the plants near my house were covered in a layer of dust. It looked like a moonscape.

-Kevin

Posted on: 7/10 8:26:39
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Yep, I see what you're talking about. They are indeed the throttle valves. Crap. I didn't need this.

-Kevin

Posted on: 7/9 22:33:27
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Are you sure it would drop straight into the manifold? I looked down into it (choke was open unfortunately) and it hits a floor well above the connection to the manifold. I'm very unfamiliar with the insides of these things.

I vacuumed everything I could out of the inside, but at the very least I'll plan on removing the carb, disassembling it, cleaning, and put it all back together. It probably should be done anyways.

-Kevin

Posted on: 7/9 22:08:46
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I'm an idiot. I didn't think to cover the carburetor with something before blasting. I didn't think it would be affected by it. But I just popped the hood and the entire engine bay is covered in sand, and for sure some found its way inside the carb. Now I guess I have to take it off and disassemble it. I was really hoping not to have to do that.

-Kevin

Posted on: 7/9 20:01:43
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Steve - good thought, I hadn't even considered that. I may have to give that a shot if I can't work with what I have.

Don - They are indeed very helpful. They are my backup option, since I know they have a hardtop to take from (the car my new header came from). I want to see what some guys around me think that have done this before. I think some of the flat areas will be very straightforward to fix, but the mount areas are what I'm worried about.

Wes - That is some excellent information. Much of that I hadn't even considered. I was already planning on dropping the pans (engine and trans) and thoroughly cleaning them, as well as change all other fluids and redo all the brakes. But some of the other stuff didn't even cross my mind. I'll hopefully get to the point of going through the whole list.



It's amazing how much sand gets everywhere when sandblasting. I vacuumed out much of the car and it is literally in every seam and crack. It will take some time for fully clean it. But the inside looks much better and the mouse smell is now finally almost completely gone.

The sandblasting removed much of the seam sealer that was around some of the panels...like the spare tire well in the trunk, the junction between floor and side, etc. What is a good product I can use to replace it?

-Kevin

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Posted on: 7/9 19:51:02
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Howard - I remember reading about that in BigKev's blog, It seemed in the end that it was probably not a whole lot different than starting with a bare sheet of metal and cutting it to fit. The fit on the C2C panel was not great according to what I read. Hopefully he'll chime in with his experience.

I seem to remember his floor being pretty bad though. I don't seem to have as many or as big of holes as he did, but certainly I have some issues to deal with here.

-Kevin

Posted on: 7/9 14:29:45
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Got the interior blasted today. He started with soda, and that wasn't doing anything to whatever was put on the floor (POR-15??), so he switched to glass bead and went to town. Everything cleaned up nicely. The roof is almost 100% free from rust, but we did find a single pinhole in it. The brown areas you see in the picture are where the headliner mounts, and the glue is brown/yellow now.

I'm glad I did this because there was a lot more hiding in the floor than I thought. There is only one or two spots on the driver's side, right around one of the mounts.

There is one spot in the trunk, again around a single body mount.

The passenger side is the worst. Two body mounts have rust around them, there is some under the front bench mount, and some small holes on the top of the rocker panel.

My friend and I will be working on getting these taken care of this weekend. I don't think any floor pans are made for this car so I'll be relying on him to help get these areas cleaned up with cutting and welding. Any suggestions?

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Posted on: 7/9 13:40:03
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Thanks all for the info on the air cleaner. Don, I may take you up on the one you have. I'll email you and we can discuss.

I spent some time masking off areas that I don't want blasted. I need to find a way to cover the dash and rear window. I think I'm going to pick up some thick plastic drop cloth and tape that up. I'll have to wrap that up tomorrow night because it's getting blasted on Thursday morning.

The parts fairy came today and delivered two boxes. One contained new shocks that I got using the parts cross reference on this site.

The other box contained the replacement header from Tucson Packards. They ended up cutting out the section of the roof where it was. I'm going to have to find a way to detach it from the roof section, then graft it into the car. It's going to be a chore. The hope is that this Saturday my friend and I can cut out the old, replace with the new, then spray 2K epoxy primer on the inner roof and floor/trunk pans. Once this is out of the way I can breathe easier and start moving on with the rest of the build.

For anyone's interest, I included a cross section picture of how the roof sections are assembled.

-Kevin

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Posted on: 7/7 22:02:15
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