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Re: Stewart
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I checked out both the ebay store and catalog for Restoration Specialities.

That catalog is huge and hard to search but I found what I needed.

The wire clips are on page 122 / part #2347J

The other thing is on page 133 / part #2517

I even looked at some of the more modern plastic clips to use but the prices are about the same. I don't have a count yet but I am looking at $100+ for these clips.

Polished up the PACKARD letters for the hood. They are not perfect but they will do for now.

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Posted on: 10/5 19:33
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Re: Stewart
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I have no idea how these are measured. Need to order some but everything I see seems to be too small.

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Posted on: 10/4 17:59
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Re: Stewart
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Flat nut below. They seem to have multiple names; speed nut, flat nut, push nut, take your pick.

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Posted on: 10/3 9:22
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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To my knowledge, the 55 only has those across the bottom of the rear windshield.
I am sure someone will let me know if that is incorrect.

Posted on: 10/3 9:19
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Re: Stewart
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I got the upper, rear windshield trim installed today. I trimmed the two end pieces as shown and had no problems. Keeping it in place while installing the glass should be fun. You can see below that that the lower trim now covers the ends.

I asked last night about those rectangular flat nuts for the trim and then realized that Howard provided a few of the sizes on this blog about a year ago. I found what I needed on amazon and saved $20 on shipping as compared to McMasters and Carr.

Posted on: 10/2 18:30
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Re: Stewart
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We got the hood and trunk in place this week. It feels good to have that done.

I figured out the problem with the stainless on the rear windshield. You can see from the image below that the trim does not come down far enough to be under the lower trim as it should. That means the groove in the seal stops too short. I will just trim off that access metal as I described before.

I am looking for the trim clips that go on the backside of all the trim pieces to hold them in place. Does anyone have a simplified list of the sizes and totals need for a 400?

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Posted on: 10/1 18:21
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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This is the original rear windshield that I removed myself. Only the seal is modern.

The new front windshield is still in the box as I do not have a seal for it yet.

Posted on: 9/27 18:55
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Re: Stewart
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I am looking forward to the challenge....no I am not.

There is no way to confuse the front and back windshield chrome. They are very different.

I guess the groove on the original seal did not stop an inch above the bottom.
I don't see any way to overlap the sections under the connectors so I am toying with the idea of trimming the section that is circled on both ends. The lower chrome should hide most of it.

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Posted on: 9/27 11:00
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Re: Stewart
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Tried putting the chrome across the top of the rear windshield tonight. It was not too bad since the glass is sitting on a table. However, I started on one side and went across. When I got to the other end I have an extra inch of chrome.
The groove in a seal stops about an inch from the bottom on both sides.
I checked under the two connecting pieces across the top and there is no space left in either one to shorten it.
I wonder if I got the front piece mixed up with the rear. Will have to check that out tomorrow.

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Posted on: 9/26 18:35
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Mike Dulinski says the original windshield is 18 1/2" tall. I should not have any problems as long as the gasket fits.
Have had several people contact me about where I got the new glass. I gave them the name of the company but I got the last one they had in stock. I have no idea if they are going to restock or who supplies them.

Posted on: 9/19 19:54
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