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Re: Interior upholstery
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kevinpackard wrote:
Read up on SMS's Facebook page. Comment after comment on people waiting for door cards and seat covers going on 3 years. When the work does get done it's great. But the wait time and communication aren't great.

However on other items they seem to do better. They did my headliner and got it out to me within a few weeks. Fit was perfect and the material was dead on.

-Kevin


Awesome. I'll give them a ring for my headliner then. the one that's in the car is totally shot, I'm holding it up with zipties right now.

[Quote].
Can you send pics of what you have? I don't think the fabric in those years is anything too special but you will need the trim that goes on the door panels.

If you want some you better order quick as SMS has a 1+ year lead time on door cards. [/quote]

I'll take pics when the car gets here. It's 1300 miles away from me right now, I don't have a camera pole that long! I figured the fabric wasn't too special, but I have no experience with automotive fabric work; Marine and auto are totally different ballgames.


Thanks for the replies! The information is much appreciated.

Posted on: Yesterday 0:23
-1948 Packard Super Deluxe Eight LWB
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Interior upholstery
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Hello everyone! For my 1948 Packard project, there's a few outstanding issues that I haven't sorted solutions for, and they're all with the interior!

Are there any shops or companies that make reproduction door cards and interior trim? My vehicle is missing the door kick plates, and the front door cards need replacing. With time, I'm certain I could learn to make them myself, but that would be a long time away.

And, if there are no companies that make new interior trim, has anyone found suitable replacement materials? Wool, leather, etc. that's similar to stock for the old 22nd series?

Thanks in advance!

Posted on: 11/29 17:39
-1948 Packard Super Deluxe Eight LWB
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Re: Painting Bumpers
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Sand the spots you're painting with a very light grit sandpaper. Marine coatings tend to require 220 grit for proper adhesion (and no sanding mark print-through!), so with automotive coatings I'd go with 400 grit or maybe higher. Mask off immediately around where you're painting; the masking tape will protect the part and keep the grit from harming the finish, so long as you aren't a gorilla about it.

Posted on: 11/12 20:32
-1948 Packard Super Deluxe Eight LWB
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Re: 1941 160 overdrive solenoid
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I was struggling with this when I was messing with the overdrive on my 48. HH56 is right, the easiest way is to energize the solenoid. You can also use a standard telescopic parts grabber magnet to pull the solenoid back to the released position when (not if, when) you push it too deep.

Posted on: 11/6 5:33
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Re: 1948 Packard interior plastics
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Thanks Dell! Lemme know what you find.

@Fish'N Jim

The reason I wanted to use fiberglass is because a) I'm quite familiar with it, and b) it allows me to make a hollow shell that can be filled. Like you said, the knobs are moulded on; if you take a hollow shell and fill it,you can fairly easily squish it onto the old fitting and paint it in place.

I don't know if it'd be possible to get the fine detail, but I wanted to give it a shot. You are right, it'd be hard to match without painting, but for a small batch it'd be fine (and it'd be an interesting project!).

@humanpotatohybrid

3D printing could be a good choice! I didnt think of that.

Nevertheless, something tells me that I'm barking up a tree that others have already tried, possibly decades before I was born lol.

Posted on: 11/5 22:24
-1948 Packard Super Deluxe Eight LWB
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1948 Packard interior plastics
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Hello! I'm currently looking for the interior plastic knobs for a 1948 Packard super eight. Air, no air, heat, OD, etc. I need a full set, mine are completely rotted. If I could get a high-quality set too, I could pop off some molds for creating reproductions out of fiberglass. Let me know if you have some!

Thanks,

Icarus

Posted on: 11/5 16:17
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Re: I was offered to buy a 1948 Packard and have some questions
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Well, in July I bought my car for $4500. Running and driving, but needed brakes, floor pans, and interior. If it's rust free and you REALLY want a Packard, I say go for it.

Posted on: 11/3 19:53
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Re: Florida Packard Club Fall Meet
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I can't be there this year, but hopefully next year! Miami to Sarasota is a fun trip in a Packard.

Posted on: 11/2 9:22
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Re: Fan Belt '47 Custom 356ci
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Well, if you know the length and width then you should be able to source *something* that will fit. I had a 2001 Mitsubishi mirage that I had to do that for, took be a good two days to find a suitable belt.

Posted on: 10/27 10:25
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Re: Electromatic clutch freewheeling?
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So, I've determined several faults (via a game of telephone bomb defusal with my cousin):

1) the overdrive solenoid is not functioning, either because the governor is non-functional (contact is apparently normally open), or because the solenoid itself has open windings.

2) the electromatic clutch is *fully* functional. There's no significant vacuum problem, the solenoid is engaging and disengaging correctly, and the dash button cutout is still properly working.

3) the car is still freewheeling in all gears, *but* it can still be shifted into reverse, which according to the OD service manual means it's not stuck active.

4) the manual cutout knob is frozen (and my uncle broke the knob off trying to get it moving). However, my impression from the schematic is that this isn't actually a serious issue; that is, so long as it's not stuck in cutout, it should function.

It seems the electronics controlling the overdrive have died, though it's also possible there's an internal issue with the unit (the pawl could be worn, etc). I'll try to source new ones, but frankly after looking at a few pictures of their internals, I'm pretty sure I can rebuild whats in there. Winding the solenoid looks pretty easy.

Posted on: 10/22 10:16
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