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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pascal 58, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. pascal 58
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 10

    pascal 58
    from amsterdam

    who is customizing/ restoring a packard ?
    i have a 49 packard any tips or advice

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  2. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,742


    1. Deep pockets are a must!!! Packard parts don't come cheap.

    2. Do NOT under any circumstances toss out the 327 straight 8 and replace it with a SBC. Some fool stuck an LT something into a '49 convertible here in Minnesota, and then had the balls to put $105,000 sticker on it. Ruined an otherwise beautiful car. Long story short - Keep the big 8.

    3. Max Merritt and Kanter are arguably the best sources for parts.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  3. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 2,161


    riksters site has a fw on it. I am a sucker for a pakard. Do it up!
  4. Rodder29
    Joined: Jan 26, 2009
    Posts: 184


    They sure are well built cars. Hope to see more of them.

  5. 210Spencer
    Joined: May 14, 2010
    Posts: 17


    I am currently building my 54 clipper deluxe sportster. And yes, parts aren't cheap and if you have the straight 8, keep it.
  6. rubens
    Joined: Dec 11, 2009
    Posts: 174


    Something like this?

    ...And then keep everybody awake at night in da Amsterdam neighbourhoods!!!
    Gompies rule!! Groeten
  7. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    from Ennis TX

    Sold one of those last year. I saved it from going to hell, ang got it running after sitting for over 20 years.

    I thought it was a well built car, but as I found out not a very desirable car.

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