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Re: Dash?
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If you only plan to sell it then I suggest leaving it alone. A poorly done regrain would detract worse than an original but worn /faded dash it seems to me. Regraining the dash in the car will be very difficult.

Posted on: 2016/5/9 17:50
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Re: '39 Packard Six Steering Box Removal
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I'm just finishing up on my 1939 110 4dr. and as I recall, if you remove the clutch and brake pedals, you can remove the interior metal plate that goes around the steering column [4 screws]. Then you can pull the steering box up out of the chassis and then go forward and out of the car with it.

Posted on: 2016/4/4 20:15
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Re: 1939 Packard 110 Dashboard Trim Removal
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I just finished this project about two months ago, good luck on the results. There are several small tabs that are bent over to hold the chrome to the dash, you will need to slowly straighten these up to release them. You probably will have several of them break off but it should work OK at the finish. I sent my chrome pieces out to the chrome shop and they look very nice now. To re attach all of this I was able to rebend a few of the tabs but I put a thick coating of RTV silicone around the speedo and clock circles and along the edges of the straight sections. Then I used a bunch of clamps to hold it all tight for a bit. It came out very nice. I used the Grain-It Technologies kit with their large size roller, this process took several weeks as I would strip it again and repaint it to get the correct pattern and color.

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Posted on: 2016/2/29 9:15
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Re: Six exhaust and intake manifold
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Yes, I did a lot to it. I pulled the steering column and seperated the collar just below the steering wheel, I machined the end of the shifter rod that went into that collar and made a bronze bushing for the collar. At the bottom of the steering column, I took that apart because the aluminum piece that is threaded to hold the lower end of the shift rod was bad, I brazed up and rethreaded the lower end of the shift rod and taped the threads in the aluminum end. I built new ends for the actual shift linkages to the trans. and now it seems to shift perfectly.

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Posted on: 2016/2/4 6:00
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Re: Six exhaust and intake manifold
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I also have a '39 Six and have recently gone through the motor. The Intake and exhaust manifold does use a gasket. I had to have mine surfaced but had a difficult time finding a machine shop to do that, I have a milling machine so I set it up and fly cut the surfaces. In my case, I milled the exhaust and intake seperatley as the exhaust seemed to be pretty far off. When I went to reinstall the manifolds, I left the bottom bolts loose that hold the intake and exhaust together just below the carburetor. Once the manifolds were tight to the cylinder block, I tightened the bolts that are in the center, holding the two manifolds together. It worked perfectly and there are no leaks.

Posted on: 2016/2/3 21:25
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Door handle chrome
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I'm at the point that I need to have my door handles rechromed, my question is, how do you take them apart. Do the round parts need to be removed so the chrome shop can do their magic?

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Posted on: 2015/10/25 13:06
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Re: Window weather strips
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While at the Salado Texas Packard meet I had taken some photo's of a '39 all original, 26,000 mile, 110 4dr. I looked back at them and you can clearly see that it does not have any outside weather strips on the windows so I suppose that would answer my question. I also think that I am going to add some to the outside, it just seems like there should be something there. Thanks for everyone looking.

Posted on: 2015/6/30 6:51
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Window weather strips
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Hi all, I just about have my car out of the paint shop and I am gathering all the interior parts. I seem to have run into a question. The car is a '39 110 4dr, the question is... were there horizontal weather strips on both the inside of the window reveal molding and the inside of the actual door. The ones that were factory stapled to the inside of the window reveal were all there but I can't find any trace that there were ever horizontal weather strips on the outside of the windows. I've looked back through all of my parts and don't find anything so, some further information will be appreciated.

Posted on: 2015/6/24 19:35
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Re: 41 Packard Running Boards
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My experience was that I tried the Rhino liner method, sanded on it forever to get it smooth and then sand blasted it off. It just never looked right at all. I suppose it makes a difference as to the newness of your car, a more all original car that doesn't have new paint that was a darker color might look ok but you have to sand the finish of the Rhino a lot. I ended up sending them off and having them revulcanized, it cost a lot more but was worth every penny.

Posted on: 2015/5/28 6:26
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Re: What kind of oil to use? 1941 Packard 110
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I have a '39 110 that I installed the Pretronix unit on and it has been the best thing I've done to help with the starting. I did also install an inline voltage stabilizer, $8.00, because electronic units are very picky about consistent voltage and the range of the voltage, generators are not good at putting out consistent volts and that will fry the ign. unit. I highly recommend the system.

Posted on: 2015/5/22 5:41
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