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Re: Recommend Pictorial Book Packard Clipper
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Since you intend to create a military ordinance-issue Packard staff car, exact period correct features shouldn't be that much of an issue. If the car is missing much of its interior, note the 1948-'50 Series is substantially the same interior layout. While the patterns would be different, covering the door panels and seats with khaki materials would give the interior an appropriate look for general observers.

Check the Various CL Parts Pickings thread for 1948-'50 parts cars that show up frequently. Good luck with your project.

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Re: Various CL Parts Pickings
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Re: which car is it ?
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Yipes! This ZIS 110/Packard mash-up might be titled "necessity is the mother of invention".

Note the Packard body has crank vent windows, suggesting it was an upper series chassis that contributed its body. As Don will note, it has the trim above the windshield indicating its a 1938 body.

Anyone recognize that blue fastback sedan in the background, Moskvitch? Skoda?

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Here's one that was posted in an AACA thread. Its a late Twin Six 3-35 seven passenger touring. The wheels were identified as the Rudge type 100, made by Rudge-Whitworth in Buffalo, NY. The other features that were coming into vogue in the early 1920's were the smooth, crowned fenders, polished nickel radiator shell and drum headlights on forked stanchions. Hard to believe at six-seven years on the market, the Twin Six was becoming viewed as out-of-date.

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Re: Rear Window Shade for '34 R/S Coupe
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Hi Dave

Thanks for the close-up photos, they show something else I find very impressive in original Packard interiors: first-class tailoring and painstaking craftsmanship.

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Re: Differences in 41/47 Deluxe Clipper Eight
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Returning another Packard on the road again is the best reason to pursue this project. Its very presences will expose those to whom Packard was previously unknown, especially true for younger people.

Please start a project blog to document your progress and share it with us. Its also a good place to ask questions and keep track of answers. You'll also find the 'search' function very useful as many of the problems you'll encounter have already been dealt with and are well documented.

Welcome and good luck with your new Packard project:

Steve

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Re: Differences in 41/47 Deluxe Clipper Eight
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Since you are seeking to make a tribute car, changing the appearance to that of a pre-war Clipper is a simple: remove the heavy bumper ends and replace the center grille with the fine bar unit from a '41-'42 model. No one is going to recognize the dash and interior pattern differences, except maybe Packard folks. I'd recommend you don't do anything that's not easily reversible later. Military-spec'd 1940's cars appeal to a very limited group of collectors,

Remember, the first thing anyone did who bought an Army drab surplus staff car after the war took it immediately to an Earl Schieb paint shop for a quick re-spray to an appealing 'civilian' color.

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Re: I really really wanted an Exec...
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It was located in Steamboat Springs in the northern part of the state. Older cars keep well there as its relatively dry climate. The area is a major outdoor recreation spot both winter and summer, kayaking, biking, skiing etc.,very scenic but pricy place to live. Largely new better-off arrivals outnumbering natives, typical of such resort towns.
I saw a '56 Executive hardtop offered by a museum/sales place in Denver years ago, but white with dark blue top and accent.

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Re: 1953 factory A/C
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Hi Charlie

This '53 Patrician in Oklahoma turned up briefly on Craigslist in 2015, then again in 2017, not since. Repeated contacts produced no response. If it turns up again, you might yet be able to save it. Good luck.

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Re: Various CL Pickings
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A '29 Deluxe Eight 645 phaeton by Dietrich, not your usual CL listing, nice-looking for the deep of pocket:
https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/ctd ... ckard-645/6973134672.html

A '37 115C sedan, drivable project:
https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/ ... edan-115c/6975261607.html

A '54 Clipper club sedan, manual shift, disassemble project:
https://cnj.craigslist.org/pts/d/lawre ... d-clipper/6974376262.html

Steve

Added 9-13-2019
A '35 120 sedan, good project to finish:
https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/y ... 5-packard/6970097371.html

A '38 Six, ambitious project or parts:
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/d ... -and-1937/6975520896.html

Added 9-16-2019
A '48 Eight, good project starter:
https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d ... 8-packard/6958402964.html

A '49 Eight 23rd Series, silver, pleasant white & red interior, maybe a bit pricy:
https://greenville.craigslist.org/ctd/ ... ard-sedan/6971148481.html

Added 9-18-2019
A 50 Deluxe Eight club sedan, good project start:
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh ... -deluxe-8/6972306022.html

And a touring sedan, maybe a good parts car:
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak ... ard-eight/6973850314.html

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