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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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Thanks for clearing that up, Dave - good to know. And thanks John, vinyl on the armrests. Chris.

Posted on: 2020/2/9 19:00
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
1939 Packard Six, Model 1700
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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Many, many years ago I drove a '39 Six Touring Sedan during the first two years of high school. The car had a rubber floor mat in the front and a low grade carpet in the rear. The car was 20 years old and in original condition.

Chris, your interior looks very nice, good looking material and workmanship. I believe the reason you have not seen a restored junior car of you vintage with a front rubber floor mat is they were/are not available and the owners defaulted to carpet.

Posted on: 2020/2/10 12:07
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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I checked with Fred Kanter on question and this was his reply:

We've only seen two or three juniors with other than tan striped cloth, we owned it for 15 years.
One was all original inside with green striped wool cloth and the drivers seat back was worn out. I don't recall where we got a piece to reupholster that portion but it was old original material not new reproduction. The others were blue striped material and all original inside.

Thanks
James From
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Posted on: 2020/2/10 13:17
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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I see in the dealer's book, that even in 1946 they had rubber mats up front, carpet in the back....

Posted on: 2020/2/10 21:37
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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I got my cloth from Bill Hirsch, he supplied the headliner material and carpet that I decided on. My car originally had a front rubber mat ( I found some remnants) but now it has a very nice Mercedes wool. I had my front seat bottom cushion thinned down to give me more room under the wheel so I had to use foam instead of the springs. I have no plans to inter a Concours show but wanted a nice car, my father purchased it when new. I did my own wood grainning of the dash and windows, a very big project.

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Posted on: 2020/2/10 22:12
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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Looks awesome!

I'm in similar situation, was my Dad's car and am preserving / restoring. Just finished mid car forward frame and all associated parts, complete engine rebuild, .030" over, and all wiring using era correct cloth covered wires.

I did the wood grain on the dash and window trim a couple of winters ago, indeed a challenging task but highly rewarding!

Who did the steering wheel? Mine needs work

Posted on: 2020/2/11 11:47
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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I did the steering wheel myself, it wasn't hard and seems to be holding up well. The wheel was in pretty good shape to start with just having some cracks in it. I "V"ground the cracked areas, mixed up some JB Weld and put on, sanded it when dry. Then I epoxy primered the wheel and shot a base coat / clear coat on it, it turned out pretty nice, I also re painted the horn button at the same time.

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Posted on: 2020/2/11 14:17
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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be more patient than I was, and wait for the epoxy primer to cure completely. My topcoat crazed the first time I did this.

Posted on: 2020/2/11 15:27
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Re: 1939 Six interior options
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The 39 Data Book and the 35-41 Parts Listing seem to agree. Below images from the Body Section 30 of Parts Listing. This information was helpful also for determining proper beltline and wheel pinstripe combinations.

Note the Paint Trim combinations indicate Trip Option "3-5" (which I guess means 3,4 and 5) were available for every paint code.

Then, looking up options 3, 4,5 in the Trim Codes:
Option 3: Tan Pin Stripe Broadcloth, pn 317124
Option 4: Blue Gray Broadcloth, pn 325179
Option 5: Tan Bedford Cord Cloth, pn 325088

If you own a convertible, leather options also listed separately.

Hope this helps,
Pat

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Posted on: 2020/2/13 13:11
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