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Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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I am considering the purchase of a #3 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan but one thing that is holding me back is that the top needs replacement. I have been unable to find a ready-made top and am concerned that having one installed on time and material basis would be costly. I would appreciate any suggestions.

Posted on: 2012/4/18 20:14
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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G'day bugsbunny,
to PackardInfo, but unfortunately I can't help with your query. Instead, should you end up purchasing the '40 120 Convertible Sedan which I hope you do, I invite you to include it in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 2012/4/18 20:22
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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Quote:

bugsbunny wrote:
I am considering the purchase of a #3 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan but one thing that is holding me back is that the top needs replacement. I have been unable to find a ready-made top and am concerned that having one installed on time and material basis would be costly. I would appreciate any suggestions.


I haven't seen Joe Santana posting the last few days but you might PM or touch bases with him or check out his bloghttp://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=5878&forum=10 I think he found a pattern at E-Z On Topshttp://www.ezonauto.com/ but not sure if they made it and was sold thru their distributor or if he had it done locally.

Posted on: 2012/4/18 22:58
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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Should no one here be able to steer you to someone in your backyard, Armand Annereau at Armand's Auto Upholstery, here in Walnut Creek, in the SF/Oakland East Bay area, has done many 1940 Packards in every body style, open and closed, and has even sold complete tops to Packardites across the country which you or your shop can install. Armand's are authentic. Hope i'll be forgiven for singing this worthy's praises here again, but i don't know too many fourth-generation horse and horseless carriage upholstery shops in business since 1897 with the big Packard upholstery sample books the Company issued annually only to their larger dealers, who have done work for the nearby Behring Auto Museum and Blackhawk Collections, and has owned pre- and postwar Packards. Armand did both my '40 120 and present '47 Super Clipper. I've seen many Packard dropheads Armand's done since i came out here in '76. He gets the fit, fabric, stitching, all details correct. 1 (925) 934-4373

And please post this car, should you buy it, as Wizard Oz above invites. I'm biased, having owned one many years, but '40 120s are one of the best prewar roadcars from either side of the Atlantic. '40s are slightly lighter than '39s, and the following '41/42s. If the car's otherwise sound, rustfree and has overdrive, tho' you can add this, go for it.

Posted on: 2012/4/19 3:31
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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If I buy it I will post the car!

Posted on: 2012/4/19 9:01
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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And not to take this off topic, but if anyone knows of a source for a top for a 37-120 4dr Conv., please advise. Thanks!

Posted on: 2012/4/19 10:59
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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I thought you already found a top you liked Dave?

Posted on: 2012/4/19 11:13
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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Flackmaster-- You're hardly "off topic." See my reply to BugsBunny above.

Posted on: 2012/4/19 14:58
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Re: Replacement Top For 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
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Thanks for your help. I am amazed at the friendly help from folks in the Packard fraternity. EZ On tops has a pattern and can make the top.

Posted on: 2012/4/22 20:52
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Armand's was most cordial and helpful, unfotunately they do not have a pattern on hand. How refreshing it is that they would take time to help me, not because they could turn a profit but because they love Packards and want to help folks with a like interest.

Posted on: 2012/4/22 20:58
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