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Re: Replating a Packard Adonis
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My Cormorant is attached by machine screws. Is there enough of the chair legs to thread? Another approach might be to epoxy/JB Weld studs (cut the head off a machine screw) into the chair holds.

You could probably pop rivet to the chair but I don't like to do anything to expand pot metal

Posted on: 7/14 10:57:15
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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Brian,

Good to hear from Down Under. My neighbors used to live there and they have a sign at the street with Outback painted on it and an arrow to their house.

I will try your WD and pad trick. Good advice on tossing it. I have gotten in trouble before using my wife's (it is actually ours, but I am the only one with that view) oven to heat bearings and the freezer to shrink them. Very bad tongue lashings followed when discovered.

Posted on: 6/13 5:14:06
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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Here is the threatened horn button photo.

There is pitting on some of the banjo "strings" so I am guessing it isn't stainless

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Posted on: 6/12 7:23:50
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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Brian, Joe and Howard.

Thanks for the info. The murkiness is clearing somewhat.

Ok, parts book lists a Antiqua Tan and/or a Gypsy Brown wheel for 1603,4,5,7 and 8.

My guess is Gypsy brown.

Both my hub and column are chromed so there is not paint to match I guess. The rim may respond to light sanding and a clear of some sort. It is pretty stained at the moment.

Working on the horn button pic.

Thanks all

Bill

Posted on: 6/11 16:41:33
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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Thanks for the info.

The hub is the problem, it has some pits in it. Are the spokes stainless?

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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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That bad huh??

Posted on: 6/11 7:49:45
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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On another issue. Has anyone had any experience having one of these chromed?

Posted on: 6/10 9:13:00
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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HH56,

Thanks for the posts. To your question, no it doesn't look translucent. I am finding a lot of mystifying stuff with this car.

Bill

Posted on: 6/10 7:00:26
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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I had a chance to do some work on my wheel. I cleaned it with brake cleaner, Simple Green, polishing compound and 600 grit Wet or Dry sandpaper. Attached are results.

The shift knob is the same color.

I think it is a stretch to get ivory from this. Maybe the custom color is an option, but the car is Centennial Blue (almost black) and the interior is blue.

All of the information you guys have provided is fascinating. Thanks for posting. What does everyone think?

Bill

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'38 Senior wheel color
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I am working on my 1608 and have the banjo, 3 wire spoke steering wheel. The outer rim is excellent and looks to have been a reddish color.

Anyone have any more exact information?

Thanks


Bill

Posted on: 6/9 11:45:04
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