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120 Front fender identification
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I have a front fender which I thought was for a 115, but it isn't. It must be a 120 but I am not sure which year, 1936 or 1937. I tried Max Merritt but Fred said he did not know. I know there are subtle differences between the two years. Does anyone have an example that I can compare mine to? I would greatly appreciate it, I have been trying to figure this out for over a year.

Posted on: 2023/1/26 20:42
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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G'day 120Fender,
to PackardInfo but sorry I can't help with your query.

Instead, I invite you to include your Packard, presume it's probably a '36 or '37 115 from your post, in PackardInfo's Packard Vehicle Registry.

Posted on: 2023/1/26 21:13
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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The slight difference is in the area between the headlight and where the front fender intersects with the hood corner/grille shell.

When I have some time, I'll post some picture of a 37 fender and we can go from there based on your fender.

Can you post some pictures of yours, particularly in that area with measurements?

Posted on: 2023/1/26 21:31
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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The easiest way to see if it is a 115 or 120 is to count the holes that hold the inner side panel on. 115C have 4 holes and 120C have 5 holes. The measurement of length of a 115C fender from the running board edge to the front edge below the bumper braces approx. 73 1/4 inches measuring inside, next to the hood about 2 to 3 inches in and hold your tape against the fender instead letting it bridge. One trick we use to do,when you could still find them in a salvage yard, was cut a piece of string that length to take with you to check on any you might buy.

Posted on: 2023/1/27 16:38
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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In Dar Kuehl's book The Production Packard, there is mention of a different grill angle between 35-6 fenders and those for 37.

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Posted on: 2023/1/27 16:56
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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I’m picturing a tilting BBQ! Surely the book meant grille rather than grill.

Posted on: 2023/1/27 21:12
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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I’m picturing a tilting BBQ! Surely the book meant grille rather than grill.

Unfortunately it looks like both his and my spell checkers just recognize a word is not horribly mis-spelled. Sadly it does not appear to be smart enough to catch how the word is used in context and recommend one of the subtle differences in spelling.

From what I am reading on various news sites A.I. is coming on strong and is already advanced enough to write school papers and news articles. Am sure it will soon take over but until it does we can all enjoy the chuckles an occasional goofed word provides.

If I correctly remember a story one of my friends told, on road trips one of our still active vendors used to heat his lunch on the cylinder head. Maybe the spelling is correct after all and the "grill" could be used as a BBQ.

Posted on: 2023/1/27 22:18
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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I was just teasing but once in Costco, there was a huge banner reading “Hot Water Heaters” that gave me and my literal mind a start. Why would you need a heater to heat hot water?

Posted on: 2023/1/27 22:33
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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Ken Lobsinger
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I have a front fender question/observation as well. I see many Packard models from the late 30s through 41, that have front fender spare time mounts and some that don't.
Are there specific years, models or options that have the side tire mounts? Can someone direct me to the "Source" to get a firm grasp of the subject?

Posted on: 5/22 13:24
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Re: 120 Front fender identification
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If you identify your year of interest, look at the Factory parts lists, select a .pdf to download and then index/search the pages with the front fenders...they have line items for the various flavors of fenders and which model years and body styles they were used on (row intersecting with column and quantity)...that is the most accurate method...a lot of this knowledge is buried in the parts manuals, sometimes with diagrams...hard work yields good insights...if you research several years, make a table and post it on the forum as I am sure a summary across many years would be of interest to many.

Cheers.

Posted on: 5/22 15:50
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