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58 Hawk
11-18-2017, 09:06 PM
WANTED INSTRUMENT GUAGES FROM 56 / 57 PACKARD TO INSTALL IN A 58 PACKARD 2 DOOR HARDTOP

I am helping a friend restore his 58 Packard and now that its all painted, in search for some parts to complete its restoration

need all the gauges for dash as the face ( plastic ) on gauges is all crazed 9 PLUS THE SPEEDDOMETER ) . Need a right vent window with good chrome , a left drivers side window, what is the correct horn button on this car ? need a hood latch bolt with the spring , need any air conditioning plastic vents for the rear window ,

any one having a 57 to 58 Studebaker 2 door hardtop or 58 Packard 2 door hardtop for parts please contact me .....email joebetsy6@gmail.com

thank you , Joe Parsons

58PackardWagon
11-18-2017, 09:54 PM
Email sent

bezhawk
11-18-2017, 10:37 PM
I have the door glass.

58L-J8 Guy
11-19-2017, 06:39 AM
Joe, The correct horn button is listed and shown on pg.56 of the S.I. catalog. Part # 1546599. It is NOS and available for $75.00.

Dwight FitzSimons
11-19-2017, 06:57 AM
1958 Packards did not have a trunk-mounted A/C system, and therefore no rear-package-shelf plastic vent tubes. '58 was the first year for the more modern A/C system, with a condenser in front of the radiator, a compressor on the engine, and an evaporator hung under the dash. I know of someone with two '58's with factory A/C, one a President Starlight HT, the other a Packard 4-dr. If needed, I can provide pix. As far as whether he would sell parts, I can ask him if the OP wants.
-Dwight FitzSimons, Charlottesville, VA

58 Hawk
11-19-2017, 07:48 AM
Living in Raleigh , I would be happy to drive to Charlottesville to see the Packard's your friends has ..Joe

58 Hawk
11-19-2017, 09:12 AM
is it the drivers side door and tinted ? complete with the chrome trim on edges
DO YOU HAVE OTHER 58 PACKARD HARDTOP PARTS FOR SALE ? I NEED SEVERAL PIECES
THANKS JoE EMAIL ME AT joebetsy6@gmail.com

studegary
11-19-2017, 09:22 AM
1958 Packards did not have a trunk-mounted A/C system, and therefore no rear-package-shelf plastic vent tubes. '58 was the first year for the more modern A/C system, with a condenser in front of the radiator, a compressor on the engine, and an evaporator hung under the dash. I know of someone with two '58's with factory A/C, one a President Starlight HT, the other a Packard 4-dr. If needed, I can provide pix. As far as whether he would sell parts, I can ask him if the OP wants.
-Dwight FitzSimons, Charlottesville, VA

Underdash A/C units were available for all 1958 models except Scotsman. A trunk mount unit was available for V8 sedans only. That means that V8 sedans may have originally had either system, depending on what was ordered/installed (dealer installed would most likely be underdash).

Dwight FitzSimons
11-19-2017, 11:06 PM
Joe,
I'll contact the owner of the two '58's and ask him about selling parts.

Gary,
I learn something new nearly every day. Perhaps the trunk-mounted A/C systems available in '58 sedans were leftover from '57.
-Dwight FitzSimons