Re: Wanted: Unmolested 1956 Patrician or Four Hundred
Posted by happy On 2023/3/18 9:56:55
The car has been driven and displayed at our local car show, and at our car club meetings. After ten years of being a care taker its time to pass this car on.
Other than polishing and buffing an older repaint, the exterior looks much as it did when we bought it. (A nice looking20 footer, condition three in Old Cars and Parts). The interior has been redone. Seating material, door panels, and carpeting all were replaced with original pattern materials from SMS. A list of what has been done while in my possession is available along with photos via E mail. I have been able to put the list of what I did but am having trouble attaching pictures. I am able to e-mail them if you want to see the interior or exterior.
Subject 1956 Packard 400
The car has been driven and displayed at our local car show, and to our car club meetings.
I am now considering the sale of this car. Other than polishing and buffing the exterior it looks much as when we bought it. (a nice-looking 20 footer, condition three in Old Cars and Parts). Pictures attached
Some of the work done to the car since it had been in my possession:
*registered and titled in North Carolina
*pressure washed engine bay and undercarriage
*Bendix power brake booster rebuilt (Ed Stram Fl.)
*brake wheel cylinders replaced (all four wheels)
*new flex brake lines
*new front and rear wheel seals (all four wheels)
*rebuilt broken power steering valve
*installed new O-rings in power steering cylinder
*added silicon brake fluid
*gas tank removed, cleaned and sealed.
*Sending unit repaired to working condition
*fuel pump rebuilt (new parts)
*cracked flexible fuel line replaced
*engine bay painted
*motor painted correct gold color
*painted valve covers silver, with red script, (Packard)
*replaced missing air cleaner cover and washer bottle
*all new exhaust system from Kepich Exhaust
*new temperature sending unit
*generator and starter rebuilt, replaced power window motor.
*front end checked and aligned
*transmission electrical components removed, cleaned contacts, and replaced
*replaced missing flywheel cover
*load level electrical components cleaned and replaced
*load level control arms straightened
*Load level gearbox repaired and seals replaced
*load level limit switch replaced with new old stock
*rebuilt water pump installed
*horn wire/button repaired to working order
*both front floor pans replaced
*original headliner cleaned, padding on dashboard replaced.
*Package shelf refreshed
*new floor padding and carpeting with correct heel pad from Kepich Exhaust
*broken seat frame repair welded stripped down and replaced cushion materials
*new correct pattern cloth and heavy-duty vinyl installed on seats and door panels( SMS @ $100/yard)
*replaced missing robe rails and Packard Crest emblems
*replaced missing door sill plates
*installed new wind lace
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