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wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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Kanter and Max, neither have it....i need it....please help.

thanks,

Hank

Posted on: 2009/3/6 14:08
1937 Packard 138-CD Deluxe Touring Limousine
Maroon/Black 1090-1021
[url=http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=232]1955 Packard
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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Shouldn't be much of a problem I wouldn't think. If you can't find a new one, then get a used one from someone like Mike Dulinski, or just make one, should be pretty simple. Or you may find that many other makes and models used the same or similar bolt, I doubt it's specific to Packard.

PS - maybe you're apprehensive about making it. If you don't have the skills, this would be a great little project to start developing some of them, skills you'll find useful for years to come. It's just a bit of measuring, threading, heating and bending, and a bit of hammering. No machine tools needed either, just common hand tools.

Posted on: 2009/3/6 14:26
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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No guarantees yet. Still trying to get if off the axle without breaking it.

Posted on: 2009/3/6 14:43
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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making it is not a problem. i can just cut the one side off that i cut off before, weld on a new piece and thread it for the nut. as long as the weld is good should be fine for years to come. i would really just rather get one that is exactly like the old one, so they match and they are original to the car. i am try to reproduce it as authentic as i can. i know that is not always possible, so if it comes to it i will do what i need, but i know of too many of these cars just laying around to not beable to get a u bolt off one. i have an email out to the DFW group to see if anyone has one or not.

HH56.....good luck...mine were a PITA!! but if you do get it off, man i sure would appreciate it took me a lot of PB blaster and many days of waiting and hammering. this one i cut off just would not come off. it was the sleeves that were stuck to the bolt and would not allow them to come off.

thanks,

Hank

Posted on: 2009/3/6 14:54
1937 Packard 138-CD Deluxe Touring Limousine
Maroon/Black 1090-1021
[url=http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=232]1955 Packard
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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i also looked around on ebay for mid 50s chevy/ford, etc...nothing seem to match. one was flat, but too long.

Posted on: 2009/3/6 14:57
1937 Packard 138-CD Deluxe Touring Limousine
Maroon/Black 1090-1021
[url=http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=232]1955 Packard
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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Hank, your desire and efforts to maintain originality and authenticity are highly commendable! I wish that desire was more widespread.

Posted on: 2009/3/6 16:58
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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just wait, i am going to repaint the AOS number on the side of the frame (haven't found the right stencil yet) and the torsion bar blue/green strip too at the ends of the main bars. the only thing that i had to do that was not original was replace the solenoids....i wasn't going to pay Max prices for old ones and i put the wiring protector around the torsion motor wiring, it made me feel better about the old wiring sitting there under the car with some protection around it. other than that...so far this car is going back the way it came. i am really looking forward to dressing up in my 50s garb and driving it out of the garage one of these days.

Posted on: 2009/3/6 17:15
1937 Packard 138-CD Deluxe Touring Limousine
Maroon/Black 1090-1021
[url=http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=232]1955 Packard
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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I hope this is what you wanted. If so, PM me with an address.

All I can say is if the smart chemist types can make super glues out of algae, seaweed and who knows what, why hasn't someone figured out how to make it out of rust. The bit holding that sleeve on would have certainly given the good expensive glues a run.

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Posted on: 2009/3/8 14:39
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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so....you feel my pain.....it SUCKED getting those off! ;0)

pm sent and THANKS!!

Hank

Posted on: 2009/3/8 14:48
1937 Packard 138-CD Deluxe Touring Limousine
Maroon/Black 1090-1021
[url=http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=232]1955 Packard
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Re: wanted: 55/56 U BOLT part number 445997 group 15.992
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When I replaced the busings where that u-bolt goes on my '56 Pat a few years ago, I didn't have nay problem getting them off and then back on. They were pretty easy in fact. IIRC, I only used hand tools and no power tools.

Posted on: 2009/3/8 15:08
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