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Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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Well I finally decided to join the forum.I bought my 54 Packard sportster 2 years ago and enjoyed it as a weekend driver .I was hesitant to restore it in any way for two reasons.The car was in such great original shape and second I restore classic and muscle cars for a living and didnt want to bury myself in a project I dont have alot of time for.The more I drove and enjoyed the car the more I thought it deserved more,so I decided to do a good cosmetic restoration and maybe a trans rebuild starting at the end of October.
I havent worked on many Packards so I hope I can get some knowledge and good advice from the forum.This is what the car looks like as of today.

Posted on: 2010/11/27 17:17
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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OK for some reason I cannot get the pictures to attach. I will keep trying.

Posted on: 2010/11/27 17:21
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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G'day paintdaddy,
to PackardInfo. Looking forward to following along with your blog. This FAQ may help with posting pic's as there are size limits applying as well as the types of compatible files.

Posted on: 2010/11/27 17:27
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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Thanks!

I figured it out(actually the Wife did for me!) HAHA

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Posted on: 2010/11/27 17:39
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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Intersting. Never realized that the Sportster used the same trim level as the Clipper Deluxe (which I have). Same side trim, and gauge cluster as opposed to the Super Clipper gauge cluster.

Welcome to the website!

Posted on: 2010/11/27 17:42
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1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan -> Registry | Project Blog

1937 Packard 115-C Convertible Coupe -> Registry | Project Blog
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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Im still learning the different models and sub models myself but the trunk says "clipper deluxe" but I was told it is a duluxe sportster.Ive been watching your project ,very nice.

Posted on: 2010/11/27 18:09
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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What are the first four digits on your Vehicle Number. It's on a stainless plate on the driverside A-pillar door jam.

Posted on: 2010/11/27 19:00
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1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan -> Registry | Project Blog

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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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5497 3025

Posted on: 2010/11/27 19:50
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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Yes your car is indeed a 5497 Clipper Deluxe Sportster. Here is more info:

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/modelinfo/viewmodel.php?modelnum=5497&ButtonLookup=Go

Also you car was the 1024th Deluxe Sportster made of 1,336 produced. Does it have a Gear Star Ultramatic?

Posted on: 2010/11/27 19:54
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1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan -> Registry | Project Blog

1937 Packard 115-C Convertible Coupe -> Registry | Project Blog
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Re: Paintdaddys 54 sportster
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It does have the ultramatic,what does the gear start mean?Interesting info on the production number,I always knew there was about 3500 made in 53 and 54 but did not know how many where produced each year.

Posted on: 2010/11/27 21:45
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