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Buzzard
01-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Hi everyone.
Well my upholstery guy (his name is Guy) is putting the puzzle back together with very rotted door panels etc, so templates are difficult to replicate in places. Can anyone take pics of the front door panels where they meet the dash and upper curvature of the front door? There isn't enough material left for him to see the correct curvature of the panel at the top front near where that single weird weatherstrip piece goes.
If so, could I trouble you to text (I only have a dumb phone) to his number?: 618-409-3605 His email: kooldad_123@yahoo.com
If not texting, a reply email to me would be great as well. bsozzard@gmail.com

Thanks in advance guys, this will assist us a lot.
Cheers, Bill
Finally something happening!:D

raoul5788
01-10-2018, 01:39 PM
I'll go take a picture of mine Bill. Any of those work? I'll send them to him.

Buzzard
01-10-2018, 03:57 PM
Thanks Chip and any others trying to help. It turns out I had stored some pieces at a friends' and lo and behold there were the mysterious metal plates that filled the corners. All painted and ready to go, just forgotten. Whew! Too much time passed since taking her apart.
Thanks again Chip, I'll be forwarding your pics.
Cheers, Bill

Lynn
01-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Too much time passed since taking her apart.

Been there. Done that.

Silverplate
01-10-2018, 08:31 PM
There is a couple of good Packard Forums also.

57pack
01-10-2018, 09:14 PM
Hi Bill, you have me wondering which pieces you were looking for?
Are you talking about the metal upper hinge covers?
My Packard’s interior was shot as well. Wondering if I’m missing something?

raoul5788
01-10-2018, 11:13 PM
Thanks Chip and any others trying to help. It turns out I had stored some pieces at a friends' and lo and behold there were the mysterious metal plates that filled the corners. All painted and ready to go, just forgotten. Whew! Too much time passed since taking her apart.
Thanks again Chip, I'll be forwarding your pics.
Cheers, Bill

Are you talking about the metal channels that are on the back edge of the kick panels?

Buzzard
01-10-2018, 11:20 PM
No Bill.
It turns out it hides the top front of the door (kinda uglyish in my opinion) near where that weird weatherstrip piece goes. This trim piece covers that whole location and kind of squares things off for the door panel to meet the dash. I can take pics if you need them. My interior was beyond shot, dry rotted in the extreme BUT that's also what saved the rest of the car in pristine condition, except of course the paint. When I get this whole mess to fruition, I'll post before and after pics. Once back from the upholstery shop I'll get on the glass replacement.
Bill

57pack
01-11-2018, 02:30 PM
Oh, ok, I know now what you are talking about.
I think I have mine...somewhere! I had to replace both of my front doors as they didn’t have any bottoms left in them. East coast car!

raoul5788
01-11-2018, 06:45 PM
No Bill.
It turns out it hides the top front of the door (kinda uglyish in my opinion) near where that weird weatherstrip piece goes. This trim piece covers that whole location and kind of squares things off for the door panel to meet the dash. I can take pics if you need them. My interior was beyond shot, dry rotted in the extreme BUT that's also what saved the rest of the car in pristine condition, except of course the paint. When I get this whole mess to fruition, I'll post before and after pics. Once back from the upholstery shop I'll get on the glass replacement.
Bill

Yes, please post pictures because I have no idea what you are talking about.