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Wood Framed Bodies
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Gizmolannigan
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This may be a silly question but... When did Packard stop using wood framing in there bodies? Excluding the station wagon.

Posted on: 2010/7/12 0:27
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luke 14:28

Same for restoring cars too...
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Re: Wood Framed Bodies
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Ozstatman
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G'day Gizmolannigan,
to PackardInfo.

I believe it started in '38 when the junior cars, Sixes and Eights, had all steel bodies. The senior cars were a year or two later. In case I've got it wrong, I'm sure there'll be someone along soon to put matters right.

And a request, if you have a Packard, could you please include it in the Packard Owner's Registry here, together with a pic, any known history and how you acquired it?

Posted on: 2010/7/12 3:26
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: Wood Framed Bodies
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Mal's on target. I think I have this right, the Twelve thru 1939 still was largely wood-framed, as was the Super Eight thru 1938. But most juniors from the get-go, with the exception of the woodies of course and the convertible coupe, had a minimal wood content but no where's near the extent of the seniors.

Posted on: 2010/7/12 8:15
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Re: Wood Framed Bodies
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West Peterson
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... and Darrins were wood through 1940.

Posted on: 2010/7/13 8:29
West Peterson
1930 Packard Speedster Eight Runabout (boattail)
1940 Packard 1808 w/Factory Air
1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan
1970 Camaro RS

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4307&forum=10

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Re: Wood Framed Bodies
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Do Henneys count? The top of the line 1941 Henney Model 4198 Landaulet was wood framed.

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Posted on: 2010/7/14 0:34
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Re: Wood Framed Bodies
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Ozstatman
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Packard41,

The first two pic's, to me at least, come up as black boxes. No, not the boxes used in aeroplanes to record data and cockpit voice conversations. Found out by left clicking on them they open to show real pic's with a Henny Packard in them!

Posted on: 2010/7/14 1:47
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: Wood Framed Bodies
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Packard41
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Copied the "black pics" into photoshop. Did nothing to them, but saved them under the same name and presto! Now they appear.

What to do with that 4198! Can't bear to part it out, way too rare. So it just patiently waits for something to happen...

Posted on: 2010/7/14 15:14
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Re: Wood Framed Bodies
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Ozstatman
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Quote:
Packard41 wrote:......presto! Now they appear.......

Posted on: 2010/7/14 15:32
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: Wood Framed Bodies
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Gizmolannigan
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Thanks for the information.

Now could you clarify the terminology? Junior? Senior?


Also unfortunately I do Not have a Packard to register...

YET!

Gizmo

Posted on: 2010/7/16 17:11
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luke 14:28

Same for restoring cars too...
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Re: Wood Framed Bodies
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Quote:
Gizmolannigan wrote:......Now could you clarify the terminology? Junior? Senior? Also unfortunately I do Not have a Packard to register... YET! Gizmo
Gizmo,

Up until 1935 Packard produced a number of models which generally shared mechanical components. All these cars were in the upper echelon of vehicles produced during that time, being very well engineered, built and appointed with a commensurate high cost. Then, starting in 1935, Packard introduced another line of cars generally smaller, well engineered and built but not as well appointed and with different engines and mechanical components at a much lower cost than the upper echelon vehicles which continued in production. It is believed the descriptive terms "Junior" and "Senior" were coined within the company as broad indicators with the upper echelon vehicles, as "Seniors" and the lower cost vehicles as "Juniors". Believe this is the broad gist of the matter, but if not I'm sure I'll soon be corrected!


That's the spirit! Looking forward to seeing your Packard in the Packard Owner's Registry WHEN you do get one.

Posted on: 2010/7/16 22:52
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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