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1924 Sport Phaeton Update
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For all Packard Friends of my 1924 Sport Phaeton who ask for pictures … here the current situation of restauration.
After round about 300 hours ... the bodywork is done. All gaps between doors and body … specially the factory made terrible curves between rear doors and fenders lined up now. The running boards are original rebuild. The wrong hood sides … (somebody cut off the lower parts from a Touring hood which are 4 inch higher so he also cut off all bracings which hold the hood sides straight) … are now original rebuild. Engine and gearbox are temporary installed because it is important to have enough weight on the frame. The frame looks very heavy and stabile …. but if you lift the car on a 4-arm car hoist … the door gaps open on top up to 5mm. The frame is really weak. So better there is the whole weight on the car like the car is finished and in drivable condition. Of course, you can adjust the body if you put shims between body and frame … but this can end in a "never ending story".
Now I have to start the work I hate more than anything else. Putty and sanding …. putty and sanding … putty and sanding … I´ll start this work in spring. In the meantime, I´ll finish the restauration of fuel tank an carburetor and build stainlessteel muffler in original style/construction ( min. 2mm thick) to start the Engine before the final installation.

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Posted on: 12/1 14:34
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Re: 1924 Sport Phaeton Update
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Looking fantastic! What color combo are you going back with?

Posted on: 12/1 15:32
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Great progress Karl.

Posted on: 12/1 16:36
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Re: 1924 Sport Phaeton Update
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1929PackardGuy wrote:
Looking fantastic! What color combo are you going back with?

They were only available in one color combination, unless custom ordered. The factory color was grey body, black fenders and belt molding, and crimson wheels.

Posted on: 12/6 13:27
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Re: 1924 Sport Phaeton Update
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Vermillion pinstripe?

Posted on: 12/6 17:56
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