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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Wat_Tyler wrote:
LOL, but not really. A good chef gathers his ingredients first.


You have to admit, they're damned good-looking cars.



I really must say, I actually prefer the '46 to the '48 - 50. And it's one of the few cars where I prefer the postwar update to the '41-'42 design they are based on.

Posted on: 8/5 15:15
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Wat_Tyler wrote:
LOL, but not really. A good chef gathers his ingredients first.


You have to admit, they're damned good-looking cars.



I really must say, I actually prefer the '46 to the '47 - 50. And it's one of the few cars where I prefer the postwar update to the '41-'42 design they are based on.

Posted on: 8/5 15:15
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Wat is on a mission to own every '46 :-p

Posted on: 8/3 23:29
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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Would love to hear the sound of that hopped up straight 8.

It may be too early, but what are your engine plans for the after eight Ross?

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Posted on: 7/31 11:36
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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r1lark wrote:
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Duncan Michael wrote:
A 1956 Patrician

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1956-packard-patrician/


Wow! Looks pretty nice overall, at least to me. Looks like some issues on the front headlight area tho. Would be a lot of mechanical repairs - exhaust, brakes, hoses, Torsion Level, etc. Probably Ultramatic too


But the pushbutton seemingly works... wow..

Posted on: 7/30 16:18
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Cortes121's 1955 Clipper Custom
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Kevin,

I'll have to check with NAPA - I usually go in there with a part number and it really smooths out the process, otherwise I get a lot of confused looks.

But they did have the fronts. My only concern is the rears list in the cross reference are for the senior cars, not the clipper, and the one part number I tried the parts existed but apparently are not in stock, at least at Autozone...


Someone had definitely rebuilt the brakes not long before this thing was parked. I'd love to hear about the circumstances of it being parked. In the documents I found this car had been in an auction in the late 90s, so it was presumably in good shape then. Such a shame.
Mine could most definitely be rebuilt, but there's some corrosion in the wheel cylinder that needs some attention. If I bought a hone I could probably clean it up. But wheel cylinders are usually not much more expensive than the rebuild kits, so I was hoping to go down the quick route.

And about the seals... they are most likely leaking, and could probably stand to be replaced, but I'm wrestling with what outcome I want for this car. I feel like if it runs, drives and stops, relatively safely, I could find it a new home with someone willing to put in the extensive work to get this thing in decent shape. Or more realistically part it out. :/

Posted on: 7/30 16:11
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Stewart
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Stewart,

Great looking setup. Love the space for working on the wiring and having the fenders up and easy to reach.


Shame about the windshield. Kpacks windshield busted too if I recall.

Are these hardtops windshields just more susceptible to cracking?

Posted on: 7/30 16:02
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Cortes121
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Making my way to the rear brakes, the drums came off much easer than I expected using the puller. The hardware is in fairly good shape, but I will need new wheel cylinders. When I looked at the parts cross reference I saw 2 part numbers for Autozone. They were on the website for purchase so I ordered them, only to have Autozone cancel the order immediately. Does anyone have another part number for the “1 diameter rear wheel cylinders?

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Posted on: 7/28 21:28
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Starter Switch Bezel
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What about 3D printing the piece, or silicone molds to recast it?

Posted on: 7/25 12:29
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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I've seen a few listings that mention contacting them outside of Facebook.

But I've also seen a few listings that made me suspicious, so who knows.

Posted on: 7/21 13:47
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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