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An Index to Service Information for 1955-56 (55th->56th Series) Packards

An Index to Service Information for
for 1955-56 (55th->56th Series) Packards

Research and Introductions by Brian Harpst
     ~1955-56 (55TH->56TH SERIES)
SC = Service Counselor
STB = Service Technical Bulletin
SSB = Studebaker Service Bulletin


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Body Side Sills Painted Internally
rust prevention - new hole plug
SC Vol. 28, No. 9, p. 55
Bumper Attachment, Universal
new special tool - floor jack
(all models)SC Vol. 30, No. 6, p. 24
Bumper Impact Bar, Front - Lower
superseded part
55thSC Vol. 30, No. 6, p. 24
Bumper Support Arms, Rear
55thSSB No. 319, p. 6
Chrome Plate Protective Coating
applied for shipping - safe removal
55thSTB 55T-31, Dealer 22
Door (and Window) Handle Retainer, Inside
falling off - new type
55thSC Vol. 29, No. 4, p. 25
Door (and Window) Handle Retainer, Inside
falling off - revised part
55th-56thSC Vol. 30, No. 5, p. 20
Door Glass, Broken
loose runway end
56thSC Vol. 30, No. 9, p. 36
Door Lock Strikers Spacers
misaligned - adjustment
56thSTB 56T-3, Dealer 2
Door Locks, Electric (Power) - see:
Dust Leaks
trunk compartment - locating
55thSC Vol. 29, No. 9, p. 46
Dust Leaks in Trunk Compartment
new wider tail lamp body gasket
5580SC Vol. 29, No. 7, p. 37
Instrument Panel Paint Schemes
dealer installed A/C - color matching vents
55thSTB 55T-21, Dealer 18
Plastic Parts, Tar Remover Damage to
dulled lens - alternate solvents
SC Vol. 28, No. 9, p. 55
Rear Fender Joint Moulding Cover - Painted
now plain steel - do not strip
5540-60SC Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 22
Rear Window Outside Trim Plates
rust/tarnish from buffing residue - clean up
56thSTB 55T-51, Dealer 42
Script Name Plate Kit, Packard
Clipper trunk lid, reinstated in production - available for service
5640-60Letter to Dealers,
Apr. 13, 1956
Seat Back Falls Forward, Caribbean
inertia - ball stud and spring added
56thSC Vol. 30, No. 5, p. 19
Seat Cushions and Seat Backs, Front - Early Production 56th Series Caribbean
too firm - lower density foam available
5688STB 56T-13, Dealer 10
Stained Headlining
stitching bleed-through - new type insulation
5540-60STB 55T-30, Dealer 21
Stained Headlining
supplement - alternate adhesive
5540-60STB 55T-44, Dealer 35
Tail Lamp Lens Distortion
heat lamp abuse
SC Vol. 30, No. 9, p. 34
Trunk Lid Lock
new model - servicing
5680SC Vol. 29, No. 12, p. 61
Trunk Lock
latch - superseded part
56thSSB No. 350, p. 8
Trunk Lock Plate
unlatching - new part, adjustment
56thSC Vol. 30, No. 4, p. 15
Weatherstrip, Door Roof Rail - Hard-Tops
water leaks, wind noise - supplemental part
56thSC Vol. 30, No. 9, p. 33
Weatherstrip, Hinge Type (door roof rail)
service springs/striker - 55th assemblies superseded
55th-56thSSB No. 331, p. 6
Weatherstrip, Windshield Pillar Post
new type
55thSC Vol. 29, No. 8, p. 40
Windows, Electric (Power) - see:
Windshield Glass Squeaks
creeps out of weatherstrip - use of sealant
55thSC Vol. 29, No. 8, p. 42
Windshield Moulding Upper Cover Joint
broken stud - new type, same number
56thSC Vol. 30, No. 4, p. 16
Windshield Washer - see:
Windshield Weatherstrip and Moulding Retainers
glass drops out at top - install lower retainers
55thSTB 55T-10, Dealer 9
Windshield Weatherstrip Retainer
glass drops out at top with revised weatherstrip - alternate lower retainers
55thSTB 55T-34, Dealer 25
Windshield Wiper - see:

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