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ST2DE5
03-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Are the fins on a Packardbaker Wagon made out of fiberglass or metal?

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/004_4-1.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
Middle Tennessee 37th Annual Car Show April 4 2009

StudeDave57
03-06-2009, 09:06 PM
The '58 fins are steel- Stude and Packard alike...


StudeDave '57 [8D]

StudeDave57
03-06-2009, 09:17 PM
I guess I could (should) add this tid-bit. The only fiberglass is on the nose of the '58 Packard sedans/wagons/hardtops. Those two pieces you see under the headlights (around the grille) are the ones I'm talking about. Not to mention the entire hood. The piece under the bumper is steel.

Here's a '58 Packard wagon from that Route 66 site~
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/Packards/DSC03843.jpg

I'm pretty sure that the Packard Hawk is about the same in fiberglass content.


StudeDave '57 [8D]

ST2DE5
03-06-2009, 09:20 PM
Thanks studedave...

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/004_4-1.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
Middle Tennessee 37th Annual Car Show April 4 2009

58PackardWagon
03-07-2009, 07:24 AM
Another point to keep in mind is that the fins are different between the two door 58 Packards and the sedan and wagons. they were attached to the wagons with 22 spot welds

57 & 58 Packards
62 Daytona
63 R2 Lark

bezhawk
03-07-2009, 02:04 PM
The spare tire overlay (on trunk) is also fiberglass on the Packard Hawk.
Also the fins are Leaded in in the front till just behind the rear armrest sill pad, and then the normal inner fin molding.