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I happened to spot another “Packup” hidden in the V4#18 Service Letter (1930). Looks very practical.

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Posted on: 1/4 19:07
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Ross, here are two old photographs for your inspiration. They were contributed by -> Philip from Canada. The captions state that the photos show a factory pickup.

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"Front view of Packard prototype pickup that was used at the factory. Was in Ogdensburg but not sure where it is now. Will see if I can find it."

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"1949 Packard prototype pickup used at the factory. Was owned by Bill Hull of Ogdensburg."


Here’s some provenance for ya! Classified ad from PI Summer 1969.

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Posted on: 1/4 20:35
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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The goal is: "one piece of trim per day" to get the 56 400 back together. Sort of keeping to that. This car has the seldom seen aluminum ribbed trim that was never painted with the black stripes. Gonna be darned flashy. To tone it down and give it a sort of gentleman's hot rod look, I'm going with blackwalls and the optional wire wheel covers.

People ask, what is the hardest job you do? Rebuild Ultramatics? Nah. Engines? Its just work. Rust repair? I whistle while I work. The most agonizing job is to install new Steele rubber door pillar weatherstrips and then somehow get the fender back on with a decent door gap. My hands are still shaking.



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Looks like some good progress there Ross!

On the unpainted trim, I never thought about that for my car but I know cleaning my worn trim will strip off all the paint anyway and I'll have to redo it with a paint marker. So I think I'll test slapping one side back on the car unpainted and see how it looks.

Posted on: 4/14 11:41
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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A day in the life at Speedwell. First, if you must use a floor jack to remove your Ultramatic, please place a piece of wood under the pan.
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Second, who knew that relentlessly allowing your Ultra to slip could produce used clutch plates that resemble modern sculpture.
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Third, a few of you may enjoy this little 63 Lark pickup we ginned up for a customer.

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Posted on: 4/23 20:20
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It's a Lark-Up!

Posted on: 4/23 20:34
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1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan -> Registry | Project Blog

1937 Packard 115-C Convertible Coupe -> Registry | Project Blog
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Is it me or is the gasket area on that pan also warped from over-torquing?

Looks like they supported it with a bottle jack...?

Posted on: 4/23 20:36
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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The Lark lover's heart will beat faster when he receives the car keys - there can be no doubt about that. It may even be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
It takes a keen eye for vehicle design to give the car such a large rear window. The current model is a nice further development of the ->basic idea, five years ago.
Would you have preferred to use a Wagonaire as a base model?

Posted on: 4/24 14:43
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A Wagonaire would have saved a lot of work on the tailgate area but good ones are too expensive to cut up for a novelty and would have not given me the lines that I wanted. The base for this build was very reasonably priced--a California desert car with an interior like toasted bread crumbs but a body that needed zero rust repair. I was able to use the grill and bumpers without replating.

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Ross wrote:....Third, a few of you may enjoy this little 63 Lark pickup we ginned up for a customer.

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Obviously done for a "Lark"

Posted on: 4/24 22:22
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