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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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"So, we are envisioning a dark brown leather interior with woodgrain dash, dark carpeting and broadcloth trim on armrests, seat backs, headliner, pillar trim, etc. We have done canvas on other military vehicles, but Ike's staff would have requested something nice."

Your conclusion the interior would be nicely outfitted even though the exterior was in military drab spec's for a general would seem correct. I'd suggest they might have spec'd the front seat be all leather as chauffeur and general's aids wouldn't be treated to quite the level of luxury reserved for the general and the important people accompanying him.

For all intents and purposes, it was a chauffeured limousine that typically had durable leather front compartment upholstery while the rear was done in broadcloth. Other appointments such as smoking sets, privacy shades, radio, perhaps even a cellarette for libations would be included.

Good luck with your project as it develops.

Steve

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Re: Aftermarket "green glass " windshield and windows
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Hi Scottyjim62

Welcome to this friendliest, most knowledgeable, enthusiastic, generous, helpful and civil Packard forum. There is a wealth of knowledge and encouragement here standing by to avail yourself of as you tackle every problem. A great deal of historic information is here for the simply filling out your knowledge base.

There are no dumb questions. After all, these cars are all now 60+ years old but fortunately interest in, knowledge of and parts support for remains at a high level. Ask any and all questions that arise, but do a search first which because so many problems have been encountered by others on the same issues, will frequently produce instant answers to the problem at hand.

To document your progress and share it with all of us, please start a project blog in that section. Not only does it make it easier to post your questions but also to find the answers later for reference. Of course, we all like to see how things are progressing too. Check out the other ongoing Project Blogs for ideas as well.

Good luck with your 1951 250 convertible. Please show us what you’ve bought and keep us up on your progress.

Steve

Posted on: 11/17 10:28:48
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Re: 1932 Packard 900, light eight
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Hi Tph479

Interesting photos, hope you don't mind, I did a little cropping and clean up.

Regarding the full-length hood, call it the '32 LeBaron Custom Imperial CL affect. It was one more detail to streamline and integrate the overall car design. Briggs immediately included the feature in the mid-year '32 Plymouth PB and Desoto SC then their 1933 production Chrysler and Dodge bodies.

Before this happened, LeBaron bodied a '31 Lincoln K sport sedan with a full-length hood as a proposal for Edsel Ford to consider for Lincoln KB production. Oddly enough, he didn't until 1935. Brunn bodied a stunning one-off '32 Lincoln KB convertible coupe with it too.

Even before that the '30 Jordan Speedway Model Z Ace roadster and Sportsman sedan introduced the feature on a 'production' model. Well, 'Production" if one considers twelve sedans and two roadster to be production...

Doubtless this car was a prototype for 1933 had the Light Eight continued as a model series.

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Posted on: 11/17 7:40:03
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Re: Various CL Parts Pickings
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A '56 352 and Ultramatic, will separate:
https://dayton.craigslist.org/pts/d/wa ... ngine-and/7018974281.html

A variety of '35-'37 Junior series door and window crank handles:
https://madison.craigslist.org/pts/d/d ... ow-cranks/6996478431.html

A '49-'50 Eight club sedan, will part out or sell complete:
https://greenville.craigslist.org/pts/ ... dan-parts/7013670049.html

A '56 Clipper, ambitious project or parts:
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/d ... 6-packard/7021278417.html

Steve

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A PAIR 1930 PACKARD 733 FRONT FENDERS:
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/d ... ckard-733/7006451251.html

The same seller has "1929-1932 PACKARD GAS TANK""
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/d ... -gas-tank/7006455642.html

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A '48 327 engine on trailer, set up to run:
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/pts ... ght-eight/6985579357.html

Book: The Packard 1942-1962 by Nathaniel T. Dawes
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bk ... iel-dawes/7017523001.html

'20's Packard chassis 126" wb,
https://lansing.craigslist.org/pts/d/p ... d-chassis/7012310447.html

Posted on: 11/16 16:10:36
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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A '26 Six sedan-limousine, needs top and interior work:
https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d ... edan-limo/7014729653.html

A '41 120 sedan with side-mounts, partially completed project:
https://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/ ... kard-1941/7014610503.html

A '56 400, A/C, good project start or parts car, extra parts included:
https://cnj.craigslist.org/pts/d/sewel ... 400-coupe/6997547922.html

Steve

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A '28 Six convertible coupe, well-preserved original:
https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1928-p ... model-526/7008003154.html

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A '53 Patrician, project start or parts car:
https://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto ... 3-packard/7006532664.html

A '54 Clipper Deluxe, light green, screaming deal:
https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto ... -for-sale/7016195623.html

A '53 Clipper Deluxe, professional restoration, not inexpensive but extremely nice:
https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto ... er-deluxe/7004673148.html

Posted on: 11/16 15:52:34
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Re: WTB 356Ci Block
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Hi Steve P

What is the potential issue with your engine?

Is it a common problem for early 356 straight eights?

Steve

Posted on: 11/13 17:59:36
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Re: Packard station wagon?
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These were coach-built by Carl Schneider through an operation he contracted with in a Central American country, some on 200/Clipper, some on Cavalier and Patricians. They are very nice craftsmanship, a unique period-style custom.

Steve

Posted on: 11/13 17:45:31
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Auction: '55 Clipper hardtop, Monroe, NJ, November 16, 2019
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Sorry for the short notice, this auction at Monroe, NJ, this Saturday, November 16, 2019 includes a '55 Clipper hardtop:

https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/33 ... kard&zip=14836&category=4

Auction season has pretty much shutdown in the northern states and for the winter, nothing shows for December or January.

Steve

Posted on: 11/13 17:39:05
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Re: A little Packard History from 1945
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Hi

By the August 1954 Detroit Listening Post, rumors were rife that the four way merger of the independents was imminent. The S-P merger and American Motors seemed to be perceived as a good situation for all involved.

Of course, we now know events the writer couldn't, namely the sudden death of George Mason very shortly. The writer likely wasn't privy to the animosity that soon developed between Nance and Romney.

Oh, the best laid plans of mice and men...

Steve

Posted on: 11/11 16:37:18
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Re: 52 Packard "inspired" by Pininfarina
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Hi PTV

Quite true, the GM fastback Chevy Fleetline and Pontiac Streamliner diminished significantly in popularity from their 1949 introduction, only the two door carried into 1952 at the end.

This is a custom in the vein many of us would do if we had the skills or the finances to do so. I do wish when they cite a specific design by Pinin Farina including images of it for the enlightenment of the viewer. My first reaction was it was inspired by the both the 1948-'49 Cadillac Series 62 two door sedanette and '52 Bentley Continental R-Type by Mulliner.

Not to be critical, but I think the addition of the 1954 reverse lights below the taillights completes that design. And, raising the rear bumper at least two inches would impart a visual lift to the rear styling.

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Posted on: 11/9 8:30:50
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