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The Packards first night out
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I'm posting this in here because as you can see I veered from original. The only mods I made were a 12 volt upgrade, frenched 50 Buick tailghts and a healthy lowering. Also added an external late model tranny cooler. Next is to get the cruiser skirts on, Chrome bullits on the front wheels and modify the exhaust for open dumps near the front wheels. Its currently just running a single straight pipe.

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Posted on: 2008/6/21 18:55
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Re: The Packards first night out
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You converted to 12V??? SACRELIGE!!

LOL, Nice car, I like it!!

Posted on: 2008/6/21 19:40
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OldGold wrote:
I'm posting this in here because as you can see I veered from original.....mods......were ...... frenched 50 Buick tailghts and a healthy lowering.......


G'day,

Like to see a close up pic of the Buick taillights, if you could? And some info on how you lowered your Packard? Not planning to do it myself, just interested in what's involved and how you went about it.


Posted on: 2008/6/21 20:16
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Oldgold-

Nice custom. Tastefully modified, and looking good! Your taillights are pretty cool

Posted on: 2008/6/21 21:19
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Re: The Packards first night out
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I will get some close up of the tailights for you. As for lowering, In the front I cut 1 1/2 coils and added a 2" spring rubber to retain the ride. I am however having Eaton Spring make me a set for a proper 3" lowering. I also added new lower bump stops. In the rear, I added 3" lowering blocks, removed the #4 & #6 spring and added airshocks and a ride leveling compressor from and 85 Riviera. This allows me to raise and lower about 5" with the flip of a switch. Also added shorter bump stops. This does make for a "spongier" ride in the rear so I will be swapping to newer Chevy S10 Blazer springs. The have the same spring rate, a 6 leaf pack but are much straighter to allow a stiffer ride with no bounce. Hope this helps.

Posted on: 2008/6/22 5:28
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Do the S-10/Blazer springs bolt right it?

Posted on: 2008/6/22 11:50
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OldGold,

At the hospital they would call this a "code blue."
Extreme measures for extreme times!
Glad you got her goin'.
More power to you.

Dan'L

Posted on: 2008/6/22 23:39
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OldGold,

Another question. What is the chopped Coupe next to your Packard in the rear end pic?


Posted on: 2008/6/23 4:14
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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That is a actually a pickup. It's a 42 Ford cab, chopped 6" with the windshield laid back 3". The front sheetmetal is from a 39 Ford Standard coupe. I just started on that one.

Posted on: 2008/6/23 4:49
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OldGold wrote:
That is a actually a pickup. It's a 42 Ford cab, chopped 6" with the windshield laid back 3". The front sheetmetal is from a 39 Ford Standard coupe. I just started on that one.


OldGold,

Thanks for the quick reply, these old eyes didn't catch it was a pickup. Now you know why I need close up pic's of the taillights.

Posted on: 2008/6/23 5:12
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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