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It keeps getting closer
#1
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KMcoldcars
Well, I keep getting things done to the Packard.
I got extensions welded onto the square shafts of the rear door handles to make them long enough and got them installed yesterday.

Today I got the top pads installed and made the rear curtain and put it on the car.

What is left is to install the running board rubber, paint the front fenders and the radiator shell, and paint the 7 wheels, and finish the top and then put it all together.

Here are some photos I took a few days ago of my cars in the driveway. They are the 1916 Model T Ford, the 1936 Packard, the 1962 Thunderbird and the 2000 Corvette roadster. All of the cars are much different from the others.

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Posted on: 8/30 20:56
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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My 1936 Packard 120 Journey
#2
Not too shy to talk
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KMcoldcars
I bought the car in 2001 and drove it all over. It had a grey exterior with a very old top.
Then I started to do a strip to the metal repaint and a new leather interior to replace the vinyl interior.
Some rusty metal needed to be replaced.
Now it looks like this.
The interior is all done except for the top, which I will make. The painting is almost all done. I can see that I may get it done before I die.

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Posted on: 8/7 17:28
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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Best glue for running board rubber
#3
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KMcoldcars
I have one running board stripped and the low areas filled with bondo so I can glue the Steele Rubber on. What glue works well over the combination of bare metal and bondo? Should I prime everything first before installing the new rubber?
Tomorrow I will be painting the underside of the running board black and then it will be ready for rubber.
Thank you for all the good advice I have received here.

Posted on: 7/14 19:48
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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How I removed running board rubber
#4
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KMcoldcars
Thank you to David Patla for suggesting an air chisel to remove the running board rubber.
One hour with the air chisel and 2 hours with my drill and a 3M paint removal stripping tool and the running board looked like this.
One more to go.

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Posted on: 7/5 15:29
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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1936 120 running board rubber removal
#5
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KMcoldcars
I decided my next project would be replacing the rubber on the running boards and painting the underside of them.

Is there any easy was to remove very old, hard rubber from the running boards? Right now I am using a hammer and chisel.

Also, the new running board rubber, which came with the car when I bought it in 2001, has the raised longitudinal ribs in the rubber, and the back of the rubber is flat. My running boards have the raised longitudinal ridges in them. They are not flat. Do I need new rubber, or can I fill in between the ridges on the running boards, making them flat, and install the rubber?

Or, can I cut out the ridges and weld in new metal, making the running boards flat and install the rubber I have?

Posted on: 6/11 19:23
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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Re: My 1936 120 convertible sedan
#6
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KMcoldcars
The color is a stock 1936 120 color. Itis called Trianon Green Metallic. I have a set of paint chips for the 1936 120 and had the local paint store mix up a batch for me.

Posted on: 6/9 8:11
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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My 1936 120 convertible sedan
#7
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KMcoldcars
I keep working on redoing the paint and upholstery on my Packard. The rear section upholstery is all installed. All the front upholstery is made, ready to install, except the front carpet. I also need to make the top and the top boot.
Today the rear fenders were put on, making the rear of the car look complete. I still need to finish stripping the front fenders and paint them, plus paint one hood section and the radiator shell, and paint the underside of the running boards, and paint the wheels.
Hopefully I will be driving it by the end of summer.

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Posted on: 6/8 21:30
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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Re: 1936 120 Rear bumper brackets installation
#8
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KMcoldcars
David, thank you for the information. They are now installed. They were on the car when I got it from Gary and everything fit well. I hope to have the car back together by the end of this summer. It has been a long process.

Posted on: 4/12 13:19
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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1936 120 Rear bumper brackets installation
#9
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Not too shy to talk

KMcoldcars
I am trying to install the rear bumper brackets, with no luck so far. I need to know if the brackets go to the inside of the frame rail or the outside of the frame rail. So far I can do neither. I do have the long brackets for the trunk rack. These were taken off the car before bodywork and paint work.
The first picture shows the rear end of the side frame rail. Do the brackets go into the hole towards the left and next to the inside of the frame rail?
The second picture is looking straight in from the rear of the body through the hole in the body for the brackets to go. Do they go to the inside or outside of the side frame rail?
The third picture if the outside of the frame rail.
The last picture is one of the bumper brackets.

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Posted on: 4/9 22:29
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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Re: 1937 120 Headliner Bows
#10
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KMcoldcars
I did upholstery on collector cars for 35 years. Sometimes the rear bow will attach to a wood or metal piece with screws, but only in the middle of the bow. The other bows generally fit into a hole in the wood along the top edge of the roof. What holds them in place (front to back) is the piece sewn onto the headliner that the bows slide into.

Posted on: 2021/11/10 22:01
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1916 Ford Model T Coupelet
1962 Thunderbird
2000 Corvette convertible
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