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Re: 1958 Packard Pickup Truck (Argentina) - the last Packard?
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Jerome, you informed me of their existence so that is at least one more person who knows now.

Just add it to the list of awesome quirky american cars exported to Argentina that I so badly would love to have.

Posted on: 5/2 21:55
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Wat
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Nice solid work surface, great job. With what wood is priced at these days, that table may be worth more than the car

Hope Fred likes it!

Posted on: 5/1 23:32
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Balancing the Historians
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Tim,

Do you have or would know where one could look into hiring practices and race relations for the other independents?

I find the subject incredibly interesting, especially when it comes to the smaller auto makers, but the information on this sort of thing for them is not as prevalent as it is for the likes of GM and Ford, at that time.

Also, thanks for providing that link Jerome, seems like quite and interesting read.

Posted on: 4/30 19:32
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Cortes121
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I sealed the tank yesterday, and started painting the outside. I saw several members here go with silver, so I did as well.

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Posted on: 4/30 18:44
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Thief-Proof Numbers (body serial numbers)
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Owen, You're the theft proof number whisperer.

EDIT:

Let the ride decide, this is what I made out :

Theft proof number of C81430 on that 1954 Packard Pacific.

Anyone else wanna take a stab?

Posted on: 4/29 21:18
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Thief-Proof Numbers (body serial numbers)
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This thread got me curious so I went out and grabbed a picture off the ‘55 clipper:

Firewall number/thief proof(?)

*D35827

Door jamb number

5562-7687

*Edited per Owen's eagle vision

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Posted on: 4/29 14:52
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: KPack
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You'll be able to disassemble and reassemble those brakes with your eyes closed here soon. Great work!

Posted on: 4/29 13:49
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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I don't think it will clean all of the excess carbon buildup, but seafoam or berryman b12 supposedly removes carbon fairly well...

and Mal, this video might interest you:

https://youtu.be/2ySSEzqEa_k

Posted on: 4/29 0:30
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Cortes121's 1955 Clipper Custom
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I was on the fence about coating, but everyone's responses here have pushed my hand - I've got some red kote that should be ready for pickup tomorrow at the "O" store.

Posted on: 4/27 15:40
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Cortes121
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Howard,

Good point. I was confused between what keys fit what... unfortunately all I have is the ignition key and the ignition is not original. I'm not too terribly focused on locks at the moment. If someone wants to get in this unsightly beast, they're more than welcome to as much mold and rust as they want

I finally got back my tank from the acid dip and radiator shop. The tank is super clean and I'm excited to get it back in the car. It now has drain plug on top, and has been pressure tested. I sprayed some WD40 inside to keep flash rust at bay.

I've also been tearing down the BTV. It is in fairly rough shape. I read on Ross' guide that "pits are not a problem but roughness is" so the housing may still be usable? I can say for sure the big spring isn't reusable, seems to have snapped in two places.

I ordered another junk Packard BTV off eBay, so now I'll have two nasty BTV's and hopefully with a rebuild kit I'll get one mildly good one out of the lot.

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Posted on: 4/25 18:54
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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