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Re: 1948 Super 8 Door Restoration
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Hi again everyone,

First, apologies for not getting more photos until now. I've attached some in better light to properly show what I'm dealing with when asking about the door issues. Like said, right now the only holes in the door were there from the original builders. Thank goodness for small miracles.

Second, thank you all for the feedback with this. I figured that I wouldn't be able to get the doors apart but just wanted to check and make sure.

As of now I'm thinking that cleaning out the inside and giving it an ospho treatment will be the best option. However, I am young and dumb when it comes to restoring cars so please feel free to let me know if there is a better method.

Regarding the engine and transmission being stuck, I'm stuck waiting for an engine puller and something to get the big beastie off the trailer. Soon though, hopefully.

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Posted on: 9/3 14:17
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Re: 1948 Super 8 Door Restoration
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Hi again everyone, and thank you for the advice. Tomorrow I'll try to get a better photo of the inside of the door, but I did figure as much with the solid piece.

Thankfully the bottom of the door is solid, but I will check the others to see if there are holes.

Again, thanks for the advice on this issue and it unfortunately wont be the last one on this old beastie

Posted on: 9/1 20:52
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Re: 1948 Super 8 Door Restoration
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First off, sorry for lacking the information. As of now, I did manage to remove the door panel, and unfortunately a fair amount of the spring clips decided to stay in the door instead of the other way around.

I've attached a picture of the door when it was still on the car and it had all the fun mechanisms in it, but I was wondering if it would be possible to separate the two steel panels that make up the door itself to get in and fix it properly.

Secondly, unfortunately it does not run or drive yet due to a stuck engine. Emphasis on yet, because I'm hoping that I can salvage the big ol' 327 and make something work

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Posted on: 9/1 18:58
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1948 Super 8 Door Restoration
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Junior
Hi folks! I was fortunate enough to pick up a 1948 Packard (Think it's a Super 8 but unsure). It's been stored outside most of its life and the inside of the door is covered in rust.

As I am very new to both Packard cars and doing something like this myself, I'm wondering if any of you have had this issue and what you did to solve it. Would it be possible to split the door panels, or would I have to get inside of it with a tool to remove this?

Posted on: 9/1 14:21
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