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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Thanks guys that all make since to me now. I have a bunch of pics that KevinAZ sent to me a few years ago and now I can see that he had the fenders on the car. I just assumed that it bolted to something below it not above it.

Posted on: 6/10 19:27
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Re: Stewart
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Does this lower radiator sill bolt to the bumper brackets?
If so I'll have to dig the bumper out of its long slumber because they are still attached.

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Posted on: 6/10 17:58
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I pulled this cloth off the dash board a couple weeks ago when I removed that clipper face plate. I assume the original 400 dash one under the face plate as well.
Does anyone know its purpose? Just wondering if i should recreate one. Not sure I can clean this one up without it falling it apart.

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Posted on: 5/29 15:31
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Re: Stewart
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Imagine my surprise yesterday when I stopped by my local small town NAPA yesterday to talk about paint chips and they dig this out.

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Posted on: 5/26 6:35
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Re: Stewart
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I need to get some paint for the dashboard and other interior items.
I’ve said here in the past that my 400 is NOT going back to its original color of Black and White (MV).
Packard used so many beautiful color schemes (in 55 & 56) that I want to take advantage of one of them.
For a couple of years, I’ve had the color Topaz (K) in my head. I am thinking Topaz and White Jade (MK) similar to the one below.
To me, Topaz is a burnt orange color. I am thinking about the shade that is circled below.
I’m just looking for 100 other opinions unless you are going to say keep it original because I won’t listen anyway.

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Posted on: 5/25 11:29
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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You know the old saying Don.
Woulda, shoulda, coulda!

The main reason I did not have it anodized is because of the unknown cost factor and having to find someone in my area to do it. The closes place was an hour away.

The paint industry has made great advances over the years and the paint I used is made for wheels. Few things take more abuse than wheels. It is a leap of faith hoping that the dash paint will stand the test of time. I am also thinking about adding a layer of ceramic over the paint before I place it on the dash to add another level of protection.

Posted on: 5/25 6:19
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Re: Stewart
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All done with that part.

No drips, runs or errors.

Still have the paint the dash itself. So, putting the faceplate away for a little while.

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Posted on: 5/24 12:22
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Re: Stewart
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I tested all 3 colors on that silver Clipper dash face plate.

They are A,B & C (from left to right).
C is the first one I posted a few nights ago.

B. (In the center) is way to bright and more green then gold.
A. Is pretty similar to C but C looks better when I apply the clear coat.
I guess am going with C.

Yes, its paint and its not my preferred method of restoration but a guys got to do what a guys got to do.

Also, I got the power steering pump rebuilt. It was a piece of cake just like you guys said it would be.

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Posted on: 5/23 9:36
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Re: Stewart
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Thanks

1 looks glossy and the other 2 look flat or matte.

I've got at least one more test that I want to do. When I'm done I'l probably just pick the one I like best and go with.
The 56 dash in this image just pops out at you.

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Posted on: 5/21 20:12
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Re: Stewart
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Back to the dashboard of a post or two.
I have this extra Clipper, faceplate and of course its silver.
I am using it to try and duplicate the gold color.
I cleaned and taped off a portion of it today.
I don’t want to do the whole thing in case I have to make multiple tries.

My first attempt does match the original gold pretty good but I am not sure that the gold on the original face place has not faded any.
That 60 year old anodizing may have faded under all that trim work.

I know the 56 face plates are different. I also think they were much brighter.
Does anyone have a decent image of the 55 face plate in its original color.
I’ve seen all the advertisements but I really do not trust the color in those.

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Posted on: 5/21 17:59
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