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I bought a 1929 Packard
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danh
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I recently purchased a 1929 Packard 5 window coupe. The rolling chasis has been in a dry barn since the early 60's. The body was put in the woods some time in the 80's. There is not much left but the roof, quarter panels, trunk area and left door. The floor does not exist. The engine spins free and I would like to get it to run. I am missing the manifold and carb. The cowl with the body tag is also gone. The engine number is 242123.

My question... how expensive will this engine be to rebuild? Is there anyone in my area that would have parts for this like a right door, etc? Any advice or help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Dan

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Posted on: 2010/9/11 19:44
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Re: I bought a 1929 Packard
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danh wrote: I recently purchased a 1929 Packard 5 window coupe.......Dan
G'day Dan,
Congratulations on your Packard purchase and to PackardInfo. Sorry I can can't help too much with your queries but here is a link to the South Pacific Packards(New Zealand) Site For Sale Forum where there is a Late 20s Std 8 exhaust/inlet Manifold for sale.

And I invite you to please include your '29 Coupe in the Packard Owner's Registry here, together with a pic, any known history and how you acquired it?

Posted on: 2010/9/11 20:02
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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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Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
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Re: I bought a 1929 Packard
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Well, that's a project, for sure. I'm sorry I can't help with something that early.

Craig

Posted on: 2010/9/11 21:50
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Hi

My advice, for what it's worth is: speedster body!
That club coupe remnant is too far gone. You have a nice 133" wheelbase chassis to restore and mount a period correct recreated roadster and/or speedster style body.

Recreating a body is an expensive proposition, since the previous owner's 'storage' affectively rendered the original body beyond restoration, rebody your chassis with one you can truly enjoy driving......and that is an open body style!

Good luck with your project and post your progress on the Projects Blog section of this Forum. There is lots of valid, helpful advice to be had here.

Steve

Posted on: 2010/9/12 7:35
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HI guys.

Thanks for the input, my plans as of right now, which could change at any minute are to restore the chassis and build a new steel floor and channel the body over the frame. I have restored a few cars and I've been a body man for 28 years. Sort of a restored hotroded car. I know its a huge undertaking. One of the big part of the puzzle is a useable right door. So what do you guys think, am I crazy???????

Posted on: 2010/9/13 20:03
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So what do you guys think, am I crazy???????


No, I'm of the opinion that if it casts a shadow it can be saved.

Posted on: 2010/9/13 23:57
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Yeah but finding that door may be long journey, and granted that's what some of us do this for, the journey. But I'd be afraid that the door you seek is sitting on a shelf next to the nos hub bearing from cleopatra's chariot. It's also made of that very rare compound we call Unobtainium.
My vote is search for your door with the knowledge that the speedster body will always be available. I say this but the truth is I'd a left the body in the snow and towed the frame home, so I'd have more room in the shop for the pallet my speedster body arrived in.

Anywho, Congrats on owning a Packard, and either way you go your going to end up with your version of American art at it's finest.

Posted on: 2010/9/14 15:23
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danh
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Where would you find a speedster body?

Posted on: 2010/9/15 5:27
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One normally builds a speedster body.

Doors may not be that difficult to find, or all that expensive. I know that Hibernia used to have an attic full of doors just collecting dust. I'd give them a call.

Also, the Packard museum in Dayton has an attic full of doors. You may not find the exact door you need, but you may find something that could be modified to work.

Posted on: 2010/9/15 8:45
West Peterson
1930 Packard Speedster Eight Runabout (boattail)
1940 Packard 1808 w/Factory Air
1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan
1970 Camaro RS

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4307&forum=10

http://aaca.org/
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And if you're wondering how to make the boattail easily, look at the hood of a '47 or so Hudson, it's the perfect shape and size for a Packard Speedster.

Posted on: 2010/9/15 14:09
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