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Re: ISO a 1937 120-C convertible rear window frame moldings
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Right on! Thanks

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Dell wrote:
Hi; I have two, will send the sizes.

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ISO a 1937 120-C convertible rear window frame moldings
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Hoping to track down a rear frame molding for a 120-C. Inside and out. Either the coupe or the larger sedan is fine. Hoping to order the convertible top fabric soon and would like to have a frame to install along with it. Thanks

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Re: Transmission shops
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Thanks guys for the info. I'll reach out to Robert. I do recall that name. I believe I dialogued with him the beginning of this year in regards to the Packard convention that was supposed to be happening in New Port Beach.

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I'll try here first and I'll also reach out to Earle C. Anthony PMCC and some other chapters. Maybe some local Central Cali members can chime in, if there are any. Can anyone recommend any transmission shops in the central coast California. Shoot even possibly a northern or southern California. I'm wanting to rebuild my 1937 120c tranny. Looking for a shop near me that's familiar with these tranny's. Closer the better of course. I'm an hour north of Santa Barbara CA. Thanks in advance.

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Re: 1937 120-c interior color
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E-Z-On Auto Tops makes your top.
https://ezonauto.gahh.com/media/ezon2019catalog/index.html?page=44

There are more codes to look up and options to choose.

I ordered mine unfinished (getting the larger convertible sedan top took phone calls, but they did have the pattern) so that my upholstery shop could fit the snaps and hems where it was right for my car. I had my skinny chrome framed rear window, so a blank curtain was ordered and the shop finished the installation. The upholstery shop ordered the top. The catalog above is for coupe convertibles, so you can get a good idea of price (once you figure out the options).

The explanation of options and codes is on Pages 3-4 of the catalog.


Thanks Joe, I'll check it out. Nice ride you got there!

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Re: 1937 120-c interior color
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Chris is trying to get me in trouble.

Grouch,
You will have a little work to do cross referencing codes for Paint, Striping, and Trim (upholstery), but all the info is here in the Literature section.

If you go to the 1935-1941 Packard Parts List
Go to Group 30 - Body

On pages 3-4 and 6, you'll find all available paint schemes for a 1099 1937 120C convertible coupe, the correct color pinstripe for each, and leather color for that paint scheme.

I didn't see any Yellows in the color section, so I'm guessing it's Packard Cream L-136, which is Paint Scheme T. Which has Trim Code 22, which for other year convertibles is Tan leather. The pinstripe color is beyond me if it is L-1778 but it may be L-177S (for stripe?) in which case...L-177 is Casino Red.
Standard tops were Khaki. You may have to look hard for. that. Most are beige. It's not the same. For additional cost you could have black, but with Cream and Tan, Khaki would look best. IMHO

Do you know the name of the color of your car? Is the pin stripe (under the windows and around the wheels) currently red? At least in 1940 you could have red leather with any Paint Scheme. I love mine, but tan is standard.

OK Beat me with a stick.


Wow! Thank you very much for all that info, you're very much appreciated and thanks to Chris for referring you. The original brass data plate did not come with the car when I bought it, but I'm assuming the color is Packard Cream. The original owner looks like he was restoring this as original as possible and I'll continue to stay that route. Unfortunately the seats were blue and the rumble seat is a brown color currently and there is no convertible top. So I'll have to finish on those tasks and hopefully do the best I can to keep it OG. And with the help of all of you great folks I'll get there. But yes I concur I think it'll look great with that tan upholstery and khaki top and that's the route I wanted to go but wanted to make sure I choose the correct colors. There's no pinstriping currently on the car, I believe it is an 80's restoration. The one good thing is according to pictures I've found online it looks as if the current seats at least have the correct patterns so I can just get the upholster to recreate the patterns just with that tan colors. Once again thanks for that extensive info.

Paul

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Re: 1937 120-c interior color
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There were 6 colours of leather available for the 1937 convertibles:
Blue, gray, green, tan and black depending on paint scheme.
Red available at extra cost for any paint scheme.


Thanks for that info

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Re: 1937 120-c interior color
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Owen_Dyneto wrote:
My suggestion would be to start by consulting the Darvin Kuehl book on the restoration of the 1935-37 junior Packards.


Owen_Dyneto, I have photo copies of this book that came with other manuals/documents when I purchased this car. There must be some pages missing as I don't recall anywhere within that gives upholstery color details. Looks like I may have to purchase the original book. Thanks for chiming in.

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Re: 1937 120-c interior color
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Hi ElGroucho,
Just wanted to say 'beautiful car'!! Re the interior/top conventions, thinking Mr. Santana would probably be a good source on info on that, as he is very well versed in such details. Chris.


Thanks Packard Newbie. Is Mr.Santana a member?

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1937 120-c interior color
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So I've got a 1937 120-c and in the spirit of keeping it all original I'm trying to find correct interior color options. Well to be specific I'd like to go the route of the tan color interior and top. I've searched different sites/forums but couldn't find anything. What would the correct color be? Tan? Beige? Light brown? And I'm assuming leather, correct? Would the top be the same color as the interior? Or a variation of the interior? I'm hoping to get the interior done soon so hopefully some may be able to chime in with some information. Thanks in advance. Attached is a picture of my car.

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