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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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Update

Sent an email to the shipper importing the coupe on Thursday 20th September. He replied that a total of 9 cars have arrived, including the coupe, in 3 containers. He also advised that Australian Customs are currently processing the paperwork for these vehicles and he is waiting for them to advise him of their costs. Once these costs are known and the car owners are contacted he will then be very busy over the next few days unloading them.

Once I hear, I will then be able to arrange for transport from Newcastle as I believe it is too far to drive, being 100+ miles, because I am unfamiliar with the car (A test drive in Idaho at moderate speeds notwithstanding).

When car is picked up for Transport from Newcastle to Sydney I will be present and will take pictures and post a link to them here.

Also in the time since I returned from the US part of my activity has been readying my garage so it can now accommodate 2 Packards. This involved basically clearing the floor area at the far end - the garage is approximately 52' long but had been partitioned off at the back end to provide another room with a built in wardrobe backing onto the dividing wall. This leaves about 35' of tandem garage and so I have relocated a large wide shelf which previously hung longways to the backend and sideways with an old kitchen cabinet on one side wall and another shelf about 20' feet long and 1&1/2' wide under an existing high level shelf. On the other side I installed 10' long high and low shelves and another deeper 12' long shelf. This combined, with my eldest son taking his 2 couches and large table we had been storing for him, enabled me to relocate the other stuff off the floor area. Then disaster struck. I had a slim table and a wide bench which I placed down one wall(these 2 items will be gone soon - but not soon enough) and while trying to drive the '38 Eight down to the far end clipped the wide bench which resulted in some damage and paint loss to the left front fender just behind the front wheel. Goes to show I'll have to be very careful in my manoeveuring/parking in the garage in future.

Posted on: 2007/9/21 19:28
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: New here, great site, need some info on a 40 180
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I'd also like to welcome you to The Forum.

While not being able to comment on the world fair, have you thought about back copies of newspapers or their archives from that time which may contain info/photos? Or automotive or other magazines from that time? Maybe museums or libraries, especially in SF, may also be a another source to investigate? Just a few thoughts.

By the way, I met Ron on my US trip and I know he'd appreciate meeting and greeting another Packard owner.

Second Brian's suggestion to include your Packards in the Owner Registry.

Posted on: 2007/9/21 14:34
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Packard's Imported to England
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John,

I am intrigued by the picture of the Leonard Williams dealership building in "Packard Dealers" in relationship to your comments. Is this the building which was demolished? And was their assembly building elsewhere and the one hit by the V2?

Posted on: 2007/9/12 21:50
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Owner Registry
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Tom,

I check the Registry fairly often and it's only in the last few days that your oldest place spot was usurped!

My '38 was painted a Mercedes Blue about 20 years ago by Peter who restored it then. It was the closest "stock" colour he could find to match Packard Blue. Actually, when I first saw the '38 about 4 months ago just before I bought it, I first thought it was black. Then when Peter moved it out of the garage into the sun I thought it was a purple. I have seen the blue but only under certain lighting conditions and even had someone tell me they thought it was brown! I am calling the colour Aubergine which is french for eggplant as it is descriptive of the purple/black/blue the car is. By the way - because of this I have named the car Abbie-Jean (All cars need a name, since my first Model A back in 1963!). When I was in the US at the end of July I did see Ralph Boyer's '38 Deitrich Convertible Sedan - now that is Packard Blue - A number of photo's of Ralph's car are included in the link below.

I'll take some photo's of the interior of the '38, which was re-upholstered 20 years ago, and post them in the near future.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ozstatman ... TheWay24thJulyTo3rdAugust

Posted on: 2007/9/12 21:25
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Owner Registry
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How about all those Packardinfo Forum members who haven't entered their Packard in the Owner registry doing so? Including a photo if possible? It's quite a simple process and even I managed to load a picture!

I know I'll cop some flack for pushing this, as not everyone wants to broadcast or advertise their pride and joy, but so be it! I just want us all to be able to enjoy more Packards.

PS - I see Tom(Packin31) doesn't have the oldest Packard there now.

Posted on: 2007/9/11 3:57
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Packard run Sunday 9th September
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John,

Unfortunately the '37 Super Eight is not mine but belongs to Wade, another member of the club. It is a very very nice car! Wade saw it for sale on eBay about 3 months ago and bid and won it.

As for the import process, if you have a look at my Project Blog, about the '41 Coupe I bought on eBay, I think that covers what and how and how long.

To all - Thanks for the kind words, and as various Packard or automotive events take place here I'll try and photo them and add comments as required.


PS - There is a picture of Wade's '34 RHD chassis in Packard Pictures on this Forum. The story there being that Wade is also restoring a '34 Sedan and that a couple of years ago the body, while waiting to be painted in a paint shop on the southern outskirts of Sydney way across town, was destroyed by one our largest summer bushfires ever. Since then Wade found another '34 of the same model in the US and the body he got from that is now at the paint stage. The Chassis from the US body is presently sitting next to the restored chassis and the difference is remarkable (Next time I'm in his workshop will try and photo them together). So now Wade will shortly have 3 Packards on the road (he already has a '37 120 Daily Driver - literally)!

Posted on: 2007/9/11 3:27
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Packard run Sunday 9th September
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Ron,

It was very enjoyable yesterday, good weather, good cars and good company in a very pleasant setting. When we were at the visitor and information centre where there were displayed artifacts and information on the James Cook voyage a number of people commented it was like being back at school again!

About the '41 Coupe - It's still on it's way, though getting closer, with it due to arrive @ Newcastle about 20-25th September. When it does arrive, and after I pick it up, I'll post another update on the Project Blog complete with pictures.

What about yourself - how's the '40 running now?

Posted on: 2007/9/9 14:33
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Packard run Sunday 9th September
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Went on a run today with the Packard Automobile Club Australia. Although the weather looked threatening to start, it cleared to a lovely spring day here down under.

The run was organized by Noel, one of the club members - his is the '39 120 Sedan.

Run started from the McDonald's car park at San Souci then after refreshments proceeded to the National Park at Kurnell, Botany Bay, the site where Captain James Cook landed in 1770 in his voyage of discovery being the first Europeans to sail the east coast of Australia.

Anyway, enough of the history lesson, there is a link below to some photo's of the cars, only 5, which went today.

Note - the red '37 Super 8 only arrived in Australia 2 weeks ago from the US.


http://picasaweb.google.com/ozstatman/NoelSRun9thSeptember2007

Posted on: 2007/9/9 3:23
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Wheel question...Please read or another Packard is history
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Mike,

There is a Packard Wheel on eBay at the moment located Saint Louis Missouri. Hope this helps

Item number: 230166212255 with the following description:

"This is a heavy duty wheel probably for the hears or ambulance chassis.

Sorrry there is no picture but my camera is NOT cooperating; fortunately a wheel is a pretty well recognized object.

Condition: Excellent: no dents cracks or broken parts. All 5 hubcap clips intact and "springy". The wheel has been dipped and is rust free--no evidence of any, ever--and it has been primed and given a midnight green finish coat for additional protection.

I'm sure this is not a standard wheel as I mounted a 7:00x16 tire on it and it was too wide for the sidemount well.

Dimensions: 17 1/2" width; 6 1/2" across rims; 3" bolt hole center to center; hub opening

3 1/2"; weight 21 lbs"

Posted on: 2007/8/29 21:29
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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Progress -

The Coupe was shipped from California at the end of last week bound for Newcastle Australia and it's expected arrival date is 20 to 25th September.

Part of the import process is obtaining a Vehicle Import Permit which the Department of Transportation and Regional Services advises was approved yesterday 28th August. This is a relief because if a car arrives in Australia without a Vehicle Import Permit there are severe penalties which can be applied including criminal prosecution of the owner and destruction of the car at the owners expense! Whew - looks like I'll be able to clear this bureaucratic hurdle at least.

Still to come though is the Customs & Quarantine inspection on arrival. This is looking for build-ups of foreign soil and plant matter under the vehicle as well as rodent or other infestations. If any signs of these are found, cleaning and fumigation of the vehicle is done by Customs & Quarantine and the costs incurred are charged to the owner. Should be OK as the previous owner cleaned the underside of the car for me and the upholstered areas look good.

A little aside. I rang another member of the Packard Automobile Club of Australia last Saturday to be told he was currently driving his new acquisition, a '37 Super 8 Sedan, down the freeway from Newcastle a distance of some 100+ miles and it was going beautifully. This bloke had bought the car off eBay where it had been in a museum in the US since the early 60's and has only about 23,000 original miles on it. Reason I add this is because he imported it through the same shipper I'm using so it gives me some confidence.

Below is a link to pictures of the '41 as I first saw it in Idaho together with other pictures of it in California and some other cars, all Packards except one, and their owners who I met on my US trip.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ozstatman ... oupeAndOtherPackardsInUSA

Posted on: 2007/8/28 18:29
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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