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White -56 Executive
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A.E
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Hello everyone

I bought the car from Sweden this spring. it is not a driving condition but rust free.

the model is the Executive 4D 1956, and this is my first packard car.

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Posted on: 2020/11/3 7:17
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Re: White -56 Executive
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Welcome to Packard ownership! The 1956 Packard Executive was one of the nicest looking Packards of the era (in my opinion) and since you're new to it, here is a very small history.

The Executive was Packard's last new model which arrived late in 1956 production. It was based on, and replaced, the 1956 Clipper Custom which for 1956 was a separate make and was offered as both a 4-door sedan and a 2-door hardtop. It was rebadged as Packard with different side trim and the Packard grille and front fenders with hooded headlights. I'm not sure but I believe it also received a more upscale interior.

Posted on: 2020/11/3 15:09
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Re: White -56 Executive
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G'day E.A,
to PackardInfo. I'll be interestingly following along as you return your Packard it's former splendour.

And, I invite you to include your '56 Executive in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 2020/11/3 17:15
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: White -56 Executive
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Posted on: 2020/11/4 3:53
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: White -56 Executive
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Thank you.

Main broblems with this car:

- Oil leaks all over the car
- Gears wont work as they should be
- Suspension in left front corner wont work
- Wires are bad condition
- Brakes wont work
- Exhaust leak
- Interior is in bad shape

Done so far:

- Brakes rebuilt / new lines as well
- Upper control arm new bushes
- Main oil leaks fixed
- Rebuilt carb
- New coil
- New water hoses
- Rebuilt Heater box
- Gear adjustment / gears work still poorly
- Seats re-upholstered
- Registration

A test drive was driven 100 miles and the following observations were made:

- Gears neen alot of work
- The suspension does not work as it should and the car is dangerous to drive

+ Engine works great
+ Steering feels stiff
+ The car looks great

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Posted on: 2020/11/4 5:01
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Re: White -56 Executive
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Joel Ray
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You have been busy. You should order a new reproduction wiring harness, your wiring has been butchered up. We put a new harness in my 1956 and it went very well.

Posted on: 2020/11/4 9:57
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Re: White -56 Executive
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I am going to replace all wires but im making new wiring harness myself.

There was new headliner in the trunk when i bought the car but all headliner mounts were broken. The new parts are with 3D printer. I also add small rubber bushes.

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Posted on: 2020/11/9 0:23
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Re: White -56 Executive
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cortes121
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Did you make the headliner mounts? Are you selling any extras?

Posted on: 2020/11/26 22:12
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: White -56 Executive
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Nice work on the 3D prints. Never thought of using that technology for this application, but it looks nice.

-Kevin

Posted on: 2020/11/26 23:05
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Re: White -56 Executive
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cortes121
My friend made those headliner mounts(3d model desingn/printing)

He can made more i think...

-Kevin
I have to be creative because part orders from US is very expensive.
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I have a problem with suspension. front left corner is resting lower than other corners. it sit it's lowest position. There is no broken parts that i can see.

Ive found this link -> http://www.1956packardpanther.com/Panther/adjLinks.html

Is there another way to fix torsion level suspension?

Posted on: 1/7 2:43
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