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Re: Driver Door doesn't close properly
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HH56, You were correct. Thanks. I had been trying to avoid removing the entire door, but had to finally do so in order to get behind the hinge and get to the last screw.

The door is off now, the hinge removed, and I'm trying to come up with a plan to make a new hinge pin. The original was not bushed at all.

Posted on: 2009/8/9 6:53
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Re: Driver Door doesn't close properly
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I'm trying to remove the lower driver-side hinge so I can attempt to rebush it. I've removed the four hinge-to-door bolts, and also got the four #4 Phillips hinge-to-body screws out, but the hinge, she is not budging.

Should it pull straight back out at that point? Or is there something else that needs to be taken loose? I've tried to pry it loose, unsuccessfully, with a tire iron but I'm afraid I'll do more damage than good if I keep that up.

FWIW while I've got the trim panel out, I'm replacing the glass and window channels. We'll see how that works out!

Posted on: 2009/8/8 13:17
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Re: Ignorant Shocking Question
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I bought my shocks today from Max Merritt. I'm 40 miles from them, and it was a pretty day, so I took an extended lunch hour and drove down there.

The shocks were $40 apiece. They are AC Delco 751002 gas shocks. I put them on tonight and WOW! What a difference in the ride and handling.

I'm surprised that the rear shocks made such an improvement in my steering, but they did. And I now roll over rough pavement and bumps easily. Big difference for not too much work.

Now then... the shocks (they are gas shocks) really are ACDelco, and the 751002 is stamped in big numbers on the shocks, but when I Google that I get back just a reference to something with a coil spring. I don't know what to make of that. I only know what I saw.

Posted on: 2009/8/6 20:48
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Re: 1957 Packard 4 door
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I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

Posted on: 2009/7/31 8:41
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Re: Ignorant Shocking Question
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Clipper47 and AfricaPackard,

It would be great to get the part numbers.

They would find a nice home in the Packard Parts X-Ref on this site, too.

Thanks for all the help.

Posted on: 2009/7/31 7:31
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Ignorant Shocking Question
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I want to replace the rear shocks on my 22nd Series 2262 sedan. It looks like I have two tube shocks on the rear axle and one transverse shock.

Can I just measure these (travel length and physical size) and buy any shock that will fit? Or are there other things that need to be considered?

I see that Kanter, et al have shocks, but I thought I'd try and source out something a little cheaper.

Jay

Posted on: 2009/7/30 13:40
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Re: Valve Stems Leaking - Why a tube in a tubeless tire?
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I've put tubes in "tubeless" tires myself. There are a couple of reasons you might do so.

1. You have a sidewall cut or puncture that is not repairable. However, you can cement a patch over it and then put a tube in the tire. It will work fine and hold air without stressing the repaired area.

2. Your rims are in bad shape and won't hold a good seal. I've got one like this right now on my '49. Put a tube in that tire and your problem is solved.

Those are two scenarios, but there are probably more.

Jay

Posted on: 2009/7/25 19:06
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Re: Need chrome Any got some
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I think I have one of them. I'll double check tomorrow afternoon.

I also have skirts. Um... for the car!

Posted on: 2009/7/18 18:38
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Re: Eric's 1948 Deluxe Eight Club Sedan
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Eric,

You and I have similar cars. I was thinking about the tape you mentioned, and thought I'd pass along what seems to be working well for me.

There is some sort of epoxy-treated electrical style tape available now. When you stretch it it activates in some way, and then does a great job of sticking to itself. Unlike the (even the best seems to do this) gummy backed electrical type which eventually relaxes and starts to unwind itself, this stuff does not.

In those hard to reach areas I like to use "Liquid Tape." I just use my fingers to pull off the deteriorated cloth insulation, and then do two or three coats of the liquid tape. This has worked very well, but it does take more than one coat.

Probably nothing new here, but I thought it bore mentioning.

Jay

Posted on: 2009/7/9 19:31
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Re: Packard Blue Metallic 1948
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I don't know if what I'm about to say is true or not

That is, I know that I'm telling the truth about what I know, but I don't know if the facts are straight or not.

When I got my '49 painted at Earl Scheib I chose their Deep Blue Metallic. Close comparison with the paint chips I had told me that it was a very close match to the original Packard metallic blue. Whether it is or not is probably debatable, but it is at least very close and came out looking very good for a $400 paint job!

Posted on: 2009/7/9 19:23
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