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Re: PackardDon
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Don't know if the hole was in all bodies or not. Doubt if they knew when a body was built if a car would have manuals or not or might be changed along the line so it probably was.

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Re: PackardDon's 1956 Clipper Custom Sedan
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Cleaning up and tossing out the rock-hard pieces of carpet today, I think I found the remnants of the cover for the hole. When it was last removed, it likely slid under the carpet and got lost so someone used a rag to stuff into the hole.

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Re: PackardDon's 1956 Clipper Custom Sedan
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Looking at all the A/C parts in the trunk, I took out the firewall piece to see if it made sense as I want to get it installed one of these days. It looks fine but I was surprised to see how chopped-out the irregularly shaped hole looks! This was from a factory system, yet the hope looks to have been cut with an ax, Surely they all could be this bad, could they?

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Maybe a Monday or Friday car where whomever did the cutting was wanting to be somewhere else. Factory recommendation as shown in these two photos has the hole much smaller and neater. That one doesn't look like the supplied rubber finish grommet will even cover the excess area of the opening.

Are you going to be able to remove the spot welds and neatly keep the blower flange in a decent enough condition for the factory look upon reinstallation?

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Posted on: 5/25 8:57
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Re: PackardDon's 1956 Clipper Custom Sedan
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Are you going to be able to remove the spot welds and neatly keep the blower flange in a decent enough condition for the factory look upon reinstallation?


Thank you, Howard! I was very surprised the last time I was here to discover that there is a vintage car restoration shop here in this tiny rural town and this is something I'll have them do. So yes, it will look like a factory installation. They are already working on the front clip for my 1965 Imperial LeBaron as it needs a replacement fender re-spot welded and leaded per original and they even came out and picked it up.

Looking at photo on this site of someone restoring the firewall on a factory A/C car, it shows a very similar irregular hole as mine.

Posted on: 5/25 9:53
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