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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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The grille shell is worth twice as much as the car!

Posted on: 3/24 20:28
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Nice score! If you wind up parting it out, I might have a list of small parts that I'd be interested in.

Posted on: 3/25 5:42
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Alright, had some time to look through the car today to see what I bought. Our family was on the way back from spring break in California, so we made a side trip to Astoria Oregon to pick the car up. Had to rent a trailer, and I was in a hurry to get the car loaded and back on our way....we still had another 5 hours to drive, and had been on the road for 7 already. Loading was much fun, using a hand winch to move the car 6 inches at a time. 3 flat tires did not help either. But I have the car and it's all good.

The car is model 2665, a 1953 Clipper Deluxe Club Sedan. Paint code C (Polaris Blue) and interior code 53 (blue striped Bedford cord). I will get a registry entry up soon.
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The bad first. I don't think the car can be saved. But I will defer to the experts.
Floor pans on both driver and passenger are nearly completely missing:
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Significant rust by the passenger rear wheel
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Bondo and rust behind that wheel
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Trunk is rotted out near the rear panel
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Windshield header is rotted out
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Posted on: 3/25 15:43
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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And now for the parts....

The grille shell is pretty good, much better than the one on my car
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Parking light housings aren't great
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Side wings are bubbling quite a bit
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Headlights trim is perfect!
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Front bumper has a large bend underneath, lots of surface rust. But honestly probably better than what I have. I'll how it cleans up
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Hubcaps are probably only good to mount on the wall now
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These rear wings are show quality
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The taillight trim is not terrible
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Posted on: 3/25 15:49
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Engine is there, no idea if it's free. I haven't tried yet. My guess it probably not.
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Heater core still present
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Radiator appears to be in decent shape
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Carter 928S carb and filter bowl can be rebuilt
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Fuel pump still present, can probably be rebuilt
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Generator present, a little rough
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Starter missing. Not sure I like the rust I see in there
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Distributor still present
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Posted on: 3/25 15:55
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I can use the BTV brake components if I want to return mine to original. Should be a good core to rebuild.
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Instruments
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I think most of the stainless trim is there and on the car
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Power antenna still in one piece!! I need this on my car. My mast was broken off before I bought it
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Reupholstered seats and door panels. Not correct, but not a bad job either. I can't use them, so I hope somebody else can
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Posted on: 3/25 16:00
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Is only the solid piece at the top of the antenna bent? Or the tubing also?

I could use a manual antenna for my 55. I would need all non-standard mounting hardware and the little boot included.

Posted on: 3/25 18:31
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Is only the solid piece at the top of the antenna bent? Or the tubing also?

I could use a manual antenna for my 55. I would need all non-standard mounting hardware and the little boot included.


The top is bent, and the rest is a bit bent too. I think I can unbend them. On second look I don't think this is a power antenna after all. I may still end up using it for my car....not sure yet. I won't be using the radio but I don't like how my mast is missing.

Posted on: 3/25 19:10
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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kevinpackard wrote:......I will get a registry entry up soon.......


Looking forward to seeing it.

Posted on: 3/25 19:49
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Is only the solid piece at the top of the antenna bent? Or the tubing also?

I could use a manual antenna for my 55. I would need all non-standard mounting hardware and the little boot included.


The top is bent, and the rest is a bit bent too. I think I can unbend them. On second look I don't think this is a power antenna after all. I may still end up using it for my car....not sure yet. I won't be using the radio but I don't like how my mast is missing.


Actually, wait... I think it is a power antenna. Motor mounted way lower than the 55 style, IDK if it's even compatible then...

Posted on: 3/25 21:18
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