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Did Packard make an airplane?
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Yesterday at the Boeing Museum of Flight I was taking in the WWI airplane displays when something caught my eye. On top of the radiator of this Curtis Jn-4D was an unusual radiator gauge. Looks just like the one I have on my 1928 Packard 526.
Did not have the heart to tell them it was not original, but who knows!

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Posted on: 1/5 11:34
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1928 526 interior trim help
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I am at the point in my restoration where before mounting the doors, I have installed the door opening trim. What I found is that I have the upper hinge fittings for all doors but cannot find the upper inside trim pieces. Two front strips and two rear strips.

Does anyone have any of these pieces they would be willing to part with?
Could someone take a photo of these pieces installed for me to see.

Thanks,

Posted on: 2023/8/10 17:36
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Re: 1928 526/533 wooden framing
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Gar,
That is definitely not a 1928 526.
However, I think you could make your header from two straight pieces, splicing them together in the middle and rasping down to get the contour and curved edges.
You would then have to route out the noches for the latch mechanisms.

Posted on: 2023/4/30 19:41
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Re: 1928 526/533 wooden framing
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With such a clean break, I would remove the wood bow, glue the pieces back together, drill two holes top to bottom and insert wood plugs through in two places, trim and stain. Replace the metal, tap and rescrew in place.
The bow would not need to be replaced.

Posted on: 2023/4/26 10:41
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Re: 1928 526/533 wooden framing
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post a photo of your existing piece so I can see which of the 4 pieces you need

Posted on: 2023/4/23 10:49
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Re: 1928 526/533 wooden framing
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No bending. Just a lot of cut and hope, repeat. Not much in the way of patterns to copy. Headliner top bows were there already but I had to cut and splice on 4 ends that were too badly damaged.

Posted on: 2023/4/10 9:58
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Re: 1928 526/533 wooden framing
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More photos of car as on March 2023

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Posted on: 2023/4/2 20:33
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Re: 1928 526/533 wooden framing
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Had some question about how I framed the front window header at the front door posts. I ave include some photos here in case others can benefit from them.

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Posted on: 2023/4/2 20:24
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Re: 1928 526/533 wooden framing
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You are not the first to look for wood piece drawings. As far as I know they are just not available. I even went as far as asking the Packard museum for some. They have some drawings of parts but none for the wood structure.
I had to try to copy what I had. I even purchased a car from Australia that was supposed to have restored wood. I got some good from it but it was not correct and in poor condition.

You will have a lot of try and try again to get things to fit. Let me know what pieces you are having the most trouble with. I might be able to help.

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Posted on: 2023/3/24 14:41
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Re: Source of Wheel Bearings for Series 526
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I replaced my front wheel bearings with new. Purchased from 'Locateballbearings.com'

Inner Roller tapered Timkin 3386
Inner race Timkin 3331 I think!
Outer roller tapered Timkin 2687
Outer race Timkin 2620

Timkin 3386 also on Amazon at $51.60 each

Please double check your part numbers when you remove the old bearings just to be sure but I also have a 1928 526.

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Posted on: 2023/2/7 13:11
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