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new to the group, need some advice/opinions
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smokey
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I have a 51 Packard-Henny hearse pretty complete.

I have built street/hod rods in the past.

should I go street "PS/PB/AUTO/AC etc...."
or go for restore?

What worries me with restore is that the parts and supply places don't seem to know this model.

I hope this is the right place to post this .

Any help appreciated.

Posted on: 2008/8/27 21:35
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Re: new to the group, need some advice/opinions
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David Baird
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Mechanically your car shouldn't be that difficult to find parts for. Possibly some trouble with specialty items used for ambulance/hearse etc. Have you tried Max Merritt? Patrician Industries,Tuscon Packard Parts, Or Kanter? Any of them should be able to help. I might have some mechanical parts if you don't find what yo need. I doubt that I have anything they don't however.

Posted on: 2008/8/27 23:12
North Hills Packards
2 - 1949 Super Convertibles
1949 Club Sedan
1947 Custom Sedan
Completed a book on the 22nd & 23rd series cars
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Re: new to the group, need some advice/opinions
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David Baird
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P.S. You found the best place to get help. There are many very well informed members here to help you. Welcome!

Posted on: 2008/8/27 23:14
North Hills Packards
2 - 1949 Super Convertibles
1949 Club Sedan
1947 Custom Sedan
Completed a book on the 22nd & 23rd series cars
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Re: new to the group, need some advice/opinions
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Ozstatman
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Smokey,

Welcome to the site, as 49packard said there are people here with experience who can help and advise.

I don't have any Henny experience unfortunately but suggest the following: Have a look in the Owner Registry there are a few there and then send PM's to the owners. Might help in your search for parts.

And if you haven't already done so, could you please enter your '51 Henny in the Registry together with a pic, and history if known?

Again

Posted on: 2008/8/28 1:18
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: new to the group, need some advice/opinions
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Owen_Dyneto
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In addition to going thru the PAC directory and making contact with other Henney owners for parts leads, one other possibility is the Professional Car Society which caters to owners of limos, hearses, ambulances and flower cars.

Posted on: 2008/8/28 9:45
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Re: new to the group, need some advice/opinions
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smokey
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First, let me say thanks for the responses.

I have looked for info and found a little but I still don't know much about the Henny Hearse. For example I can't find a pic of the back showing what attached above the tail light (fin?).

My overall type question is this so rare I shouldn't even consider street mods?

The car actually belongs to my daughter who left it here years ago. She had bought it for her and dad to fix up. Then she moved to Dallas, got married, etc...

The car is under tarps right now but when I uncover I'll get pics.

Thanks again for the tips, I'll follow them.

Posted on: 2008/8/28 11:53
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Re: new to the group, need some advice/opinions
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JimGnitecki
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See my "Not what you would expect" thread in the "Modifications" section. :)

Jim G

Posted on: 2008/8/28 13:14
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