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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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The D shaft on the original motor is .312 (5/16). The measurements of the 2 motors are very similar. The only unknown is the distance between those two mounting bolts on the new motor. I think the flange will allow me to re-drill the holes if the new motor is smaller. I don't think there is enough room if its larger but again if I purchase from Amazon I can easily return it if its wrong.

Posted on: 9/12 20:24
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I had 6 pieces (the 4 side scripts and the 2 tail light "V") on the wife's '55 Caribbean gold plated at Kustom Krome in November 2019. Total cost was $395 with lifetime warranty against peeling/flaking. I'll add that they were all in decent shape without any pitting.

I took pictures of the 6 items and emailed them. He provided a quoted on that.

I'm happy with the quality and service.

Posted on: 9/14 9:55
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I found what I think is Kustom Kromes facebook page. The last post from November said:

"Due to a recent price increase of OVER 50% I find that I can NO LONGER continue to run GT KustomKrome at a fair and equitable Price. THEREFORE, I must sadly cease my operations. I just want to give my sincerest THANKS to ALL those who used my services. I will miss the friendships I was able to make and hopefully will continue to have. If you want to stay in touch, please do. I will regret not being able to serve you, But I am thankful to God for the chance he gave me! God Bless you ALL!"

Posted on: 9/14 15:28
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I love it when a plan comes together!
I ordered that fan motor from Amazon and it arrived this morning.
The faceplate and the fan fit perfectly.

I can make a rubber gasket that separates the motor and the faceplate and the screws appear to be adjustable so I can make them longer if needed.

The best part of this is that it only cost $40, shipping and all. I don't know how much it would have cost to have the original motor rebuilt but I saw one of our online sources had them for $175.

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Posted on: 9/15 10:29
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Great going. It's nice to see something not made in China.

It's sad to hear about Kustom Krome. They were nice to work with.

Posted on: 9/16 9:47
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I had no idea that mounting one of the front fenders would end up being a 3 man job.

I want to just want to hang the front fenders temporarily to get them off the floor and to do some work that I'll cover in another post.

I have that top bolt, at the firewall in place but it just will not dropping into place at the radiator frame. I thought maybe the fender support (that connects to the rad. frame) was bent but its not.

Is there a trick to this?
Do I have the radiator frame facing the right direction?

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Posted on: 9/20 18:26
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The radiator cradle looks to be correct. Is there anything on the frame rail such as a bolt in a hole or something on the suspension A arm pieces that got caught and keeps the bottom of the fender from pulling in? The inner fender should be fairly close - 1/2" or less to the generator when generator is at max outward belt adjustment position.

Posted on: 9/20 18:35
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There is nothing in the way. I tried bolting it up front or back. First the rear bolt and then the front bolts. When I remove the rear both and mount only the front bolt to the radiator support all the holes inside the fender match up to the frame. However the rear bolt is off by about 3/4 to an 1 inch.

When I remove the front bolts and only bolt it at the rear, nothing lines up.

I am afraid I am going to have to loosen all the body mounts and try to rock the body forward to make up that distance. The holes through the body may have enough play to allow it.

Posted on: 9/20 18:57
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I am going to try and clarify my post from last night's.
First the problem in this post and the next post may contain a possible solution.

Image 1 - shows the front of the fender in place with a bolt in the front only. There are no other bolts in the fender at this time.

Image 2 - show the bolt holes inside the fender well. The holes in the frame line up as expected.

Image 3 - shows the rear, body, bolt hole. It is off by about an inch. This tells me that the body may be too far back.

Image 4 - I removed the bolt from the front and now the fender is bolted only to the firewall at the rear (I forgot to take a picture of that) as you can see the bolt holes inside the fender do not align as they did before. The frame holes are about 1” forward.
That just confirms my theory (to me anyway) that the body is too far back as all the holes except for the firewall bolt aling up when bolted in the front.

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Posted on: 9/21 15:46
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How would the body have gotten too far back? There isn't that much slop in the body mount holes, is there?

-Kevin

Posted on: 9/21 16:20
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