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Re: Just bought my first Packard - a 1954 Henney ambulance
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Posted "For Sale" in this thread in the AACA Forums.

Jon, When it's sold could you please advise so the Registry entry can be updated?

Posted on: 8/18 22:45

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

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Re: Just bought my first Packard - a 1954 Henney ambulance
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Yeah I feel that, I'm 6'8" 255lb and getting a good fit in these cars can be a bit of a challenge. Looking at demographics of the day, I would imagine that these cars were designed for people 5'0" to 6'3", 100-200 lbs. Of course if you're just a bit heavier than normal like me, you have the advantage of sinking ever farther into the seat. Still my hair brushes against the headliner.

I can drive them, but it's pretty tight for me. I'm thinking about moving the front seat back by a couple inches, but I'll have to figure out exactly how to do that. Because the front seat slides down as well as back, and is bolted to mounts riveted to the floor, without permanently changing the car there's not a ton of flexibility. As you can see, I could probably adjust the front (right in photo) bolt back but then the back of the seat frame would slip off. Probably could add some 1/8" thk. L-angle between the seat frame and the track to support it. Of course, if you move the seat back too far, then you can't comfortably hang your arm out the window. Maybe I should just be looking at hardtops. Decisions decisions...

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Posted on: 8/19 8:23
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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