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Re: Packard Trips
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Hi Ernie,
Wow, that must have been a treat! A while back a 'convoy' of a dozen or so old cars passed though our small town and about 7 of them were Packards. They all stopped for various reasons, and I said hello to as many as I could. A couple were 12's and I was struck by the same thing - how huge they were compared to my Six. The gentleman who owned one of them was topping up the radiator and when started, one could hardly hear it run. Before that I didn't really appreciate the difference between Junior and Senior cars, but getting up close and personal to that big 12 sure made an impression. Personally, they're a little out of my league, and my nimble little Six is more 'for me', but for someone with the deep pockets to play with those Senior cars, they sure are grand and elegant. Maybe someday I might get to drive one too!! LOL Chris.

Posted on: Today 13:36
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
1939 Packard Six, Model 1700
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Re: Website
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I'm not 'clamoring for him to fix it', Don, I'm simply reporting what I'm experiencing from an end-user standpoint.
I have said more than once, that it is no biggie, and I can certainly deal with it that way if it doesn't get fixed. Bugs in a new system are hard to iron out without user feedback. If my posts on this have become excessive, I do apologize and I will certainly cease and desist on any further comment. Chris.

Posted on: 2/8 16:32
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Re: Website
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Yes, agreed Don, it worked that last time I went in to read the latest update on the website, but subsequent checks on different threads (my own 'Bumper Question' thread, for example) took me to the previous, 'already read' page. Chris.

Posted on: 2/7 21:56
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumper Question???
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Hi Don - thanks, but David (Flackmaster) says he has, and I have PM'd him and hope he will sell me a couple. Chris.

Posted on: 2/7 21:44
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Website
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Hi Big Kev,
Just to let you know, the 'new post' is working fine now. I clicked on page 16 and it took me right to the latest posts on that thread. Chris.

Posted on: 2/7 16:17
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumper Question???
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Oh, NOW I get it!!! Thanks for posting that pic, Long John. Now I understand what your were referring to David (Flackmaster) when you said Packard-specific hex bolts. As can be seen in the photo of my car, 'someone' has used regular round, chromed carriage bolts on my bumperettes, leaving the hex, for the most part, blank. If I could get my hands on a couple of those proper hex-head bolts, I'd be most appreciative. (sent you a PM David {Flackmaster}) It is amazing to me, as I go through this car, how many things I have come across where corners have been cut, substitutions have been made and compromises employed. I know I'll never get it perfect and TOTALLY get why people would 'jury rig' stuff on a Six to save money, as the end-value isn't that much, but I have sure tried NOT to do that as I have slogged through all the fixing and replacement on this car, and if for no other reason than 'I'll know', I think it's worth it. Maybe I'm nuts!! Chris.

Posted on: 2/7 16:01
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumper Question???
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Thank you for the replies, Gents. I know John Ulrich sells the repro bolts with chromed heads for cheaper than I can have mine re-chromed, and for the teardrop iterations (the outside two) I would probably go with those. If the round ones are going to end up red, I will reuse the existing and find an appropriate red rattle can and match it to the hexagons that I will have the local sign company 'pop out' for me in an exterior grade decal material. And if I am getting the hexagons computer generated, I was thinking maybe a very thin black border would 'set them off'; might be overthinkin' it there, we'll see. At any rate I will post pics of my results. Thanks again for those taking the time to weigh in. Stay safe out there! Chris.

Posted on: 2/7 15:41
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumper Question???
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Hi Brian,
Probably bad description on my part. I have attached a picture. The bolt heads are round and they go into the hex indentation. Would I take it from your advice that the hex AND the bolt should be red?? I think that would look good and I can get some high quality red Letrasign vinyl adhesive material for the hexes and just spray paint the bolts? Chris.

And does anyone know the colour number of the correct red??

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Posted on: 2/6 20:20
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Car Dolly
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Those look great, Don - once I get my new garage built, I will loop up a couple as well. Nice to be able to easily move a car around, like those will allow. Also, that rotisserie in Cranbrook BC looks like a score for what you get. Not that far away from me either! Luckily I have no intentions of ever wanting a car project that would require one of those!! LOL. Chris.

Posted on: 2/6 19:00
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Bumper Question???
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As I get ready to remove my bumpers to have them rechromed, I wanted to ask for some guidance on the 'correct' detail.
On the vertical 'bumperettes' there are hexagon indentations into which, the carriage bolts go to both secure the bumperettes, and assist in securing the main bumper to it's mounting brackets. My question is this: Is there a convention regarding colouring of the hexagons? On the front bumper, there is left what looks like either black and red paint or some kind of stickers. How did they come from the factory? All chrome? The hexagons painted or stickered red? and the carriage bolts, should they be chrome, red or black? I think any combination of the above would look okay, i.e. all chrome, or red hex and red bolts, or red hex/black, even chromed bolts; just want to do it 'factory'. Chris.

Posted on: 2/6 18:47
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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