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kmul221
03-21-2007, 03:42 PM
Back in the mid & late 80's when I had my 58 Packard H/T & Hawk
all I got from the "Packard" people was "Thats not really a Packard" and "Thats one ugly Studebaker" from the Studebaker boys.Seems that now they are all the rage amoung the Studebaker enthusiast that is.
Any-whoo here's another one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-PACKARD-CLIPPER-ARIZONA-CAR_W0QQitemZ160098084763QQcategoryZ6389QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Roscomacaw
03-21-2007, 03:54 PM
I like it![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-21-2007, 03:54 PM
I like it![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

StudeRich
03-21-2007, 03:59 PM
What? didn't one of us just say they never saw a Stude. except Avanti with a jacking instructions in the trunk? I would have agreed till I saw this Stude/Packard. Amazing it still has it in the lid! That would be because of the unusual screw type (like trucks) jack they used I guess! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-21-2007, 03:59 PM
What? didn't one of us just say they never saw a Stude. except Avanti with a jacking instructions in the trunk? I would have agreed till I saw this Stude/Packard. Amazing it still has it in the lid! That would be because of the unusual screw type (like trucks) jack they used I guess! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

kmul221
03-21-2007, 04:46 PM
Does anybody know why they issued a screw type jack in 58 only ? I know but would like to hear your thoughts.

kmul221
03-21-2007, 04:46 PM
Does anybody know why they issued a screw type jack in 58 only ? I know but would like to hear your thoughts.

MikeW
03-21-2007, 04:51 PM
I know they used the flat screw type in the Packard Hawk because the bumper jacks bent the front bumpers.


Mike
www.packardhawk.com

MikeW
03-21-2007, 04:51 PM
I know they used the flat screw type in the Packard Hawk because the bumper jacks bent the front bumpers.


Mike
www.packardhawk.com

BobPalma
03-21-2007, 08:18 PM
:) OK, Trivia Buffs: What glaring error does he state three times in the car's description? (Not faulting the car, here, just the description of it. It does appear to be a nice car.) [}:)] BP

BobPalma
03-21-2007, 08:18 PM
:) OK, Trivia Buffs: What glaring error does he state three times in the car's description? (Not faulting the car, here, just the description of it. It does appear to be a nice car.) [}:)] BP

StudeRich
03-21-2007, 08:22 PM
Clipper, Clipper, Clipper!![:0] It is a "Packard".

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-21-2007, 08:22 PM
Clipper, Clipper, Clipper!![:0] It is a "Packard".

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

BobPalma
03-21-2007, 08:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Clipper, Clipper, Clipper!![:0]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA


:D BINGO! :D [:I]

BobPalma
03-21-2007, 08:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Clipper, Clipper, Clipper!![:0]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA


:D BINGO! :D [:I]

bonehead007
03-21-2007, 08:57 PM
The reason they use a screw type jack, from what I read, is the front bumpers , when jacked, couldn't handle the weight . I have a 58 Hawk and the bumpers and brackets aren't that secure looking. Apparently the fix was using a screw type jack and putting a mount under the car were you place the jack into to lift it up.

bonehead007
03-21-2007, 08:57 PM
The reason they use a screw type jack, from what I read, is the front bumpers , when jacked, couldn't handle the weight . I have a 58 Hawk and the bumpers and brackets aren't that secure looking. Apparently the fix was using a screw type jack and putting a mount under the car were you place the jack into to lift it up.

8E45E
03-21-2007, 09:15 PM
[quote]Originally posted by StudeRich

What? didn't one of us just say they never saw a Stude. except Avanti with a jacking instructions in the trunk? I would have agreed till I saw this Stude/Packard. Amazing it still has it in the lid! That would be because of the unusual screw type (like trucks) jack they used I guess! [^]

That was me, but looking at that pic on Ebay, it appears to be the paper instructions held in place by the inner bracing. I don't think one can read the entire sheet without removing it.

Craig

8E45E
03-21-2007, 09:15 PM
[quote]Originally posted by StudeRich

What? didn't one of us just say they never saw a Stude. except Avanti with a jacking instructions in the trunk? I would have agreed till I saw this Stude/Packard. Amazing it still has it in the lid! That would be because of the unusual screw type (like trucks) jack they used I guess! [^]

That was me, but looking at that pic on Ebay, it appears to be the paper instructions held in place by the inner bracing. I don't think one can read the entire sheet without removing it.

Craig

showbizkid
03-21-2007, 09:22 PM
That... is a nice car.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
03-21-2007, 09:22 PM
That... is a nice car.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

58PackardWagon
03-21-2007, 09:46 PM
I have a shadowtone red one that came with the tire direction too. While the engine compartment scares me (incorrect fan, engine painted wrong color, should be silver with black valve covers and the power booster and wires behind the block should not be painted black) I will say that I have never seen a sedan or hardtop with the spare tire cover. Nice addition. Was this original? I do not think so. When you have the jack and the jack crank handle stored properly, I do not think the tire cover would fit over it without putting a hole in the cover. Interesting. Midnight black with the dove gray interior....you can never go wrong with that combination.

58PackardWagon
03-21-2007, 09:46 PM
I have a shadowtone red one that came with the tire direction too. While the engine compartment scares me (incorrect fan, engine painted wrong color, should be silver with black valve covers and the power booster and wires behind the block should not be painted black) I will say that I have never seen a sedan or hardtop with the spare tire cover. Nice addition. Was this original? I do not think so. When you have the jack and the jack crank handle stored properly, I do not think the tire cover would fit over it without putting a hole in the cover. Interesting. Midnight black with the dove gray interior....you can never go wrong with that combination.

StudeDave57
03-21-2007, 09:50 PM
Besides the original Owner's Manual, 'Dealer Service Policy', Wonder Bar radio Operation guide, and all the neat old registration cards-
One of the cool pieces of literature that came with my Packard is an instructional guide on how to use the 'horizontal type jack' on '58 Packard models. Anyone ever look under the nose of one of these cars and wonder what that extra bracket hanging off of the frame (in front of the sway bar) was for??? It's the 'jack point' for this jack...

BTW- Don't use it for anything else as a tow truck driver tried to do on mine~ I caught him just in time!!! [:0] :( [V]

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
03-21-2007, 09:50 PM
Besides the original Owner's Manual, 'Dealer Service Policy', Wonder Bar radio Operation guide, and all the neat old registration cards-
One of the cool pieces of literature that came with my Packard is an instructional guide on how to use the 'horizontal type jack' on '58 Packard models. Anyone ever look under the nose of one of these cars and wonder what that extra bracket hanging off of the frame (in front of the sway bar) was for??? It's the 'jack point' for this jack...

BTW- Don't use it for anything else as a tow truck driver tried to do on mine~ I caught him just in time!!! [:0] :( [V]

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
03-21-2007, 10:12 PM
I almost forgot to mention- this is one nice lookin' ride!!!!

StudeDave [8D]

StudeDave57
03-21-2007, 10:12 PM
I almost forgot to mention- this is one nice lookin' ride!!!!

StudeDave [8D]

Roscomacaw
03-21-2007, 10:33 PM
My 58 Commander hardtop had the tire instructions on the underside of the lid.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-21-2007, 10:33 PM
My 58 Commander hardtop had the tire instructions on the underside of the lid.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

kmul221
03-22-2007, 04:03 PM
Sorry I couldn't get back on the Jack question,my server said the forum site could not be found all day & finally at 6:pm it came through.A couple of members had it right.The front bumper brackets were so long so the bumper could be ahead of the snout.When a regular bumper jack was used the bumper would ride up & make contact with the snout.A scew type jack was the answer.

kmul221
03-22-2007, 04:03 PM
Sorry I couldn't get back on the Jack question,my server said the forum site could not be found all day & finally at 6:pm it came through.A couple of members had it right.The front bumper brackets were so long so the bumper could be ahead of the snout.When a regular bumper jack was used the bumper would ride up & make contact with the snout.A scew type jack was the answer.