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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Got my dash panels back from Joe Goss. Highly recommend Joe (woodgrain@comcast.net) to anyone who is looking for woodgraining. Reasonable price and very quick turn around. You can see the original color in the before pics in the area under the plates. He got pretty close on the match. Very pleased. Will get them on after I finish up the running boards.

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Posted on: 5/3 17:39
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks. Will play around with that and see what i can come up with.

Posted on: 5/2 14:56
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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So back at it. Spent the week focused on the running board. Got the passenger side on.

Used a lot of clamps. 50 to be exact. If you are looking for clamps at Harbor freight I may have put them on back order!!

I went with an adhesive E6000.


Clamped the top side and cured for 72 hours. I ran furring strips longways in the valley and the across and clamped the cross rails.

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I then clamped the edges on the top side before wrapping the sides and the. Clamping the sides. I cut the furring strips on 45s for the inside curve. Let that cure for 72 hours.

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Unclamped and cut the holes for connection to the body.


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Installed and put on trim.


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Couple areas I need to work still
1. Trim piece between running board and rear fender. Need to figure out the back cut need to make the bend and finish nicely against the trim

2. Front fender looks to have a slight curve towards the front so the trim does not fit snug. Not sure if the fender is bent? Or if I need to bend the trim to fit the contour?

Happy overall. Some blemishes here and there but we will call them me leaving my mark!

Posted on: 5/2 12:45
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Re: Wanted - 1937 air cleaner
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for? I got this from Gerry at Southwest Packard. I gave him my Carter tag number from my 37 120 and he was able to confirm fit with one he had in his shop.


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Posted on: 4/27 16:43
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Goddess of Speed print
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My wife was out shopping and found this print. In the bottom left corner it references:
Inventor- John D Wilson
By Libbetto & Hart Attorneys

Kudos to my wife for a good eye.


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Posted on: 4/26 18:26
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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ok. New Solenoid on, and she starts!! Not sure how the solenoid went from working to not working other than as Bob suggested, maybe 87 years is their life expectancy!

Back to the Running boards

Posted on: 4/26 8:18
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks Bob J for the help today. I think we have figured it out to be a bad solenoid. All test points worked. Was able to get the starter going by pushing the button on the solenoid. Other tests were positive so it all pointed to the solenoid.

I have a new solenoid and will replace tomorrow to confirm.

Thanks again Bob for offering a phone call. Was very helpful!

Posted on: 4/25 19:15
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks Don and Bob.
So the battery is still under the driver seat, and i do have 00 cable. If you scroll up, that is what BigKev was asking about. "What is the Big Red Cable". My Grandmother had a switch installed in the trunk for easy access. I call it a "Kill switch" not sure that is the proper name. It basically is an on/off switch. Turn on, when I want to start it and off when I am not driving it. It is so the battery does not drain when not in use. It is hooked up to the Positive and grounded. I can get more pics if you would like to see it.

Bob, I am going to try your tests today. May reach out direct with questions.

Posted on: 4/25 6:24
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks BK

The big red cable is actually the positive from the Battery. My grandmother had the kill switch for the battery installed in the trunk for easy access. Kind of goofy but it worked.

What do you mean by the “small terminal”? I will check for power flow again.

The starter should be fine. The car ran and all was good before I started so I know it is in something I am trying to “fix” as I replace the old with a refresh.

Posted on: 4/24 17:22
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Able to get some things complete but need some advice

Finished up exhaust

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Part came in from Joel Ray and I finished the fuel line

Replaced the heater control valve with the part from NAPA. Perfect fit

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With everything in place I tried a test start. But no luck. Did not even turn over.
Battery is fully charged.
Double checked wiring
Yes put some gas in tank
Double checked grounds

Lights work so I know power is flowing.

At a bit of a loss on where to start trouble shooting.

Thoughts and guidance very much appreciated.

Posted on: 4/24 16:58
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