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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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If I were to try and make one,I would spray the metal dash (not the gold colored piece)with something like 3M Spray Adhesive and glue the cloth material to the metal dash. Allow it to completely dry. You should be able to use an Exacto knife and easily cut out the areas with the holes.

Good Luck with your project.

Posted on: 5/29 18:00
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I'll take one too! Anyway, I wonder if that's something that Olson's Gaskets might be able to replicate and keep a pattern for future use. They've made some unusual items for me and in come instances they were so unusual that I had to source and supply the material.

Posted on: 5/29 22:13
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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 18:58
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If memory serves, for the actual support the splasher bolts to the inner fender splashers on either side of the radiator cradle via the 5 holes at the rear (arrows) and nothing support wise is to the bumper bars. For those holes, there should be some large sheet metal type bolts that come up from the bottom into some speed nuts.

For anything that might be in front you could look at the bumper itself or the bars for small fairly thin bent tabs. I think there may be a nut and bolt which goes thru the holes in the front of the splasher (circles) into the tabs and are just vibration suppression. If it does bolt, that can be done after the bumpers are on.

56 has a rubber lip as a gravel shield in the depressed center section, I think held by staples, that lightly touches the inner bumper but I don't know if that was on the 55.

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Posted on: 6/10 19:50
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Like h said. The fenders mainly. Hold it up. / grill

2 tabs one each side. Bolt to bumper bracket.

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Posted on: 6/10 20:17
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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 20:27
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We had a few days with low humidity so I added some color to the dash. It is the first painted item

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Posted on: 6/23 17:39
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That looks great! What did you use? Single-stage urethane?

Posted on: 6/23 18:35
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I pulled the heater core off the shelf today. I know its not a proper test but I tried to pour water into the tubes just to see if there were obvious leaks.
The water filled the tubes but nothing went into the core itself.
Does the water need pressure to enter the core of do you thinks its blocked on both ends.
I am planning to have it properly tested.

Posted on: 7/4 16:47
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Mmm. Sounds fishy. Water should flow through the core just by gravity(pouring). Either it’s clogged or has been plugged intentionally. This is not the way to test for leak. If water has been verified to flow pouring through, the unit would have a plug on one end and the other a hose adapter(s) attached where pressurized air from your compressor (low press) about 10-12 lb applied and the unit submerged in a lg plastic storage bin filled with water. This is in fact the way radiator shops tested whole rads for leaks-in their lg tank. Good luck.

Posted on: 7/4 18:17
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