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What does this look like?
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ZeroCool
Does the automobile in the lower left corner of this photo look like a 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible?

I don't know where the original photo or the 'first scanned' digital file is located. I have seen various versions on the web.

I do know that this photo is of the 1956 Pegasus parade on Broadway in Louisville Ky.

The photo could have been taken from a upper window of the Brown Hotel at 4th and broadway, or maybe the courthouse top floor at 7th street looking west. But most likely if could have been taken from the top of the Courier Journal building.

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Posted on: 2021/10/30 20:57
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Re: Painting Wheel Wells on a 1955
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ZeroCool
Black/white is entirely up to you. Here are a few pictures of the wheel wells of my 55 Caribbean. They are dirty but look like they are jade white.

You be the judge.

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Posted on: 2021/10/30 18:08
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Re: 1955 Caribbean carpet photo
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ZeroCool
West, you can see that some of my carpet is worn and pretty bad. I am planning on removing the seats and removing the carpet for an out of car cleaning.

cleaning, cleaning, cleaning...

But in the event of it falling apart or not coming close to acceptable, I had searched for a vendor that has replacement material.

I found this company (StockInteriors) who I was going to give a shot.

Has anyone else here used these folks?

They claim to have proper patterns and their "Cut and Sewn carpets are made from OE Quality materials and are made to look and fit like the original Packard Full Size Cars".

I would love to believe their claim. I am considering them if the original carpet is too far gone.

-ZeroCool

Posted on: 2021/4/24 1:37
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Re: 1955 Caribbean carpet photo
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ZeroCool
West,

You requested some additional images of my carpet in my project blog thread. (thread post)

Here is a link to a google album where there is a dump of images. I put a little bit of description to keep things orientated, most are obvious.

Google Album - 55 Caribbean carpet photos (please excuse the dirt)

Hope this is helpful. I apologize for the image lighting. My cell phone is made from potatoes.

Posted on: 2021/4/22 22:41
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Re: Great Uncle Larry's 1955 Caribbean 5588 MDF 92
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ZeroCool
Thanks LTRD,

Now I have a good idea of what I am looking for.

-zeroCool

Posted on: 2020/12/9 10:03
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Re: Great Uncle Larry's 1955 Caribbean 5588 MDF 92
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ZeroCool
Ok,

So part of the 0.3% missing is the glovebox lock. But I also see now, that the components (10.03197 and 10.03193) on the inside of the door are missing. (10.03193) Anyone have a detailed picture of what the "RETAINER-GLOVE BOX DOOR LOCK" looks like?

Also the gas/fuel cap is missing. So the 99.7% is bumping down a point to 99.6%. I guess I'll keep a running count.

-zeroCool

Posted on: 2020/12/8 13:07
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Re: Great Uncle Larry's 1955 Caribbean 5588 MDF 92
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ZeroCool
This license plate frame is from the dealership in Louisville where Great Uncle Larry purchased the car. It was not attached to the Caribbean. It was mounted on something because there are screw marks on it. This was found in the first garage that it was stored in.

-zeroCool

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Posted on: 2020/12/4 22:07
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Re: Great Uncle Larry's 1955 Caribbean 5588 MDF 92
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ZeroCool
I added two other images of the 'cover' to my previous post.

...and yes my Great Uncle Larry was a smoker. It was the 50s. Even doctors smoked during office visits.

The ash tray still has a few cigarette butts and a wrapper from a piece of promotional stick candy for his brick yard, West Point Brick Co. Maybe I'll see if I can lift some DNA and clone Uncle Larry. I was just 7 when he passed. Still miss visits with him.

The trunk had a partial pack of Pall Mall cigarettes, but a field mouse 🐁 had part of it for a snack. That ended up in the trash can as the trunk was vacuumed out.

-zeroCool

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Posted on: 2020/12/4 11:36
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Re: Great Uncle Larry's 1955 Caribbean 5588 MDF 92
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ZeroCool
This boot cover is what I thought I had when I came across the folded up 'cover' that was with the car. I was surprised to find out it spans the whole passenger compartment and the 'boot' too.


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Can you take a close up pictures of the top and bottom of this cover?


Here are a few pictures of the inside/outside of a portion of the side, and one of the back corners. (The snaps indicate inside vs outside) The inside/outside images are paired up with the same snaps

If might be the same as the outer top material, will check closer later.

-zeroCool

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Posted on: 2020/12/4 0:22
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Re: Great Uncle Larry's 1955 Caribbean 5588 MDF 92
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ZeroCool
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Can you take a picture of the boot bag with measurements?


Here are some pictures of the boot bag that was in the trunk...

When I washed the mildew off the bag I propped it open with a block of wood. You can see the impression. I will flatten it out. But the bag is not really usable, it has a few bad spots in the outer covering, but the inside canvas is still solid. The black is kind of chalky / flaky and will only transfer black onto other surfaces if used as intended. The bag is really showing its age.

The dimensions of this bag are just a little smaller in the width, and more so in the length than the other boot bag.

The other is roughly 10.5" x 26" and this one is 10.25" x 19.5" and the flap has a slight angle on one side.

Close, but I would not say that it is a match anymore.

Earlier I said that I thought it was a tool pouch. I came to that conclusion because there was a screwdriver in the bag. Yellow handle, straight slot, good condition, seeming unused.

-zeroCool

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Posted on: 2020/12/3 22:15
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