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Re: Kingpin 1938 Packard
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JohnCobb
On my 1939 model, I had to take it to a shop and use the Hydraulic press to get the old one out.

Posted on: 8/12 16:36
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Re: Wheel Pinstriping - 1941 Packard 110 Club Coupe
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JohnCobb
I restored my wheels, 1939 Packard Six, but before, they did have original pinstriping, including the spare. It was a very time consuming project but the end results were very good.

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Posted on: 8/5 19:17
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Re: 1939 Packard SIX Leaf Springs
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JohnCobb
I used the rubber pads made for that from Steele Mfg. Some models also had a leather wrap around the leafs but I don't think the "six" had that covering.

Posted on: 7/22 5:34
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Re: 1939 six....master cylinder replacement and other dumb questions
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JohnCobb
My '39 Six, purchased new by my father, had the firewall in body color and during my restoration the research seemed to show that it was correct. The inner fender panels were Black.

Posted on: 2/25 21:31
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Re: 1935-41 Packard, Jr. Series, parts for sale
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JohnCobb
I am looking for the thin trim pieces that go on the edges of the hood vents on a 1939 "6"
Thanks,

Posted on: 1/8 9:56
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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JohnCobb
I did the steering wheel myself, it wasn't hard and seems to be holding up well. The wheel was in pretty good shape to start with just having some cracks in it. I "V"ground the cracked areas, mixed up some JB Weld and put on, sanded it when dry. Then I epoxy primered the wheel and shot a base coat / clear coat on it, it turned out pretty nice, I also re painted the horn button at the same time.

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Posted on: 2020/2/11 14:17
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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JohnCobb
I got my cloth from Bill Hirsch, he supplied the headliner material and carpet that I decided on. My car originally had a front rubber mat ( I found some remnants) but now it has a very nice Mercedes wool. I had my front seat bottom cushion thinned down to give me more room under the wheel so I had to use foam instead of the springs. I have no plans to inter a Concours show but wanted a nice car, my father purchased it when new. I did my own wood grainning of the dash and windows, a very big project.

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Posted on: 2020/2/10 22:12
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Re: Steering center-link pin and bushing
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JohnCobb
I found this picture of my steering link, it mostly just brings back painful memories but maybe it will help you in some way.

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Posted on: 2019/2/16 21:54
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Re: Steering center-link pin and bushing
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JohnCobb
On my '39 Six, I had to drill the head of the Bolt off, be very glad you don't have that problem. I suggest pulling the arm off the car and putting in a Hydraulic press, the bushing should come right out, maybe a good presoaking with PB Blaster will also help.

Posted on: 2019/2/15 23:10
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Re: Engine compartment details 1939 Packard Six
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JohnCobb
This is Bill Hirsch green and looks pretty good, my '39 Six.

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Posted on: 2018/12/27 20:47
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