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MJG's 1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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Hello Everyone,

Well I found this old girl on Craigslist a few weeks back tucked away in Ontario just outside of Detroit. Bought it from a wonderful family whose father bought it out of Chicago in the mid-late 60’s. Per the son the last time the car was ran was around 1977. It was put away in their family barn up until recently. Considering its origin of sale, it has survived quite well, though it does require floor pan replacement and probably rocker panels. The family had purchased over the years many parts at swap meets and the car has duplicates of many items, though one piece of convertible only trim has gone missing. I had always wanted one of these since I was 12 and first saw Back to the Future. I was thrilled to find this one thinking I may not find one in unrestored condition. It will probably be winter before I can start to dig in on the car and will probably need some technical assistance from some of you who have restored one of these. The interior patterns are non-existent except for door panels and some trace amounts of vinyl.
More to come….

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Posted on: 2019/5/1 9:25
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1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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Re: MJG's 1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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Mike(MJG),
for including your '48 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe in the Packard Owner's Registry. Will be following along with interest as the old girl returns to her former glory.

Posted on: 2019/5/1 17:48
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

'38 Eight Sedan 38's are great! (Sold July 2009)
'41 120 Club Coupe 41's the One! (Sold October 2017)
'48 2222 "Almost" Rolling Limo Chassis and Engine (Sold Sept 2019)
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: MJG's 1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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Thanks Mal! Always enjoy reading your posts. I was thinking of you and your hood mishap when speaking with the seller of this car. He was intrigued at how you can open the hood from both sides so easily. I inquired if it was locked down and he had no idea what I was talking about. At that point I alerted him to the inevitable outcome that would happen if he continued lifting the hood. As a side note I admittedly did it myself on the '49 sedan I use to have, though my experience with it falling ended better.

While sorting through and re-boxing parts last night I came across these. I got a chuckle on some commentary and non-PC verbiage. I thought perhaps some members of the Motor City Region may remember this event.

Mike

So I just tried rotating these by rotating the source images to no avail... sorry in advance, someone I'm sure...

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Posted on: 2019/5/2 4:50
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1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: MJG's 1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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Mike,

Glad someone learned from my mistake!

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Posted on: 2019/5/2 14:05
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Mal
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

'38 Eight Sedan 38's are great! (Sold July 2009)
'41 120 Club Coupe 41's the One! (Sold October 2017)
'48 2222 "Almost" Rolling Limo Chassis and Engine (Sold Sept 2019)
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

What's this? >>>>>> FAQ - Add your Packard to the Owners Registry
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