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  • Kdancy
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    Well, Bill Schroder from Jacksonville, Fl met with Willard at my place and purchased the Packard Hawk.
    He is well pleased with the Hawk and I am beginning work on it next week.
    At least I get to work on it!!

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  • Kdancy
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    Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
    I'm wondering,did this car ever spend time in CT. ?
    It may have taken a trip to CT, but it was a Tennessee car.
    I think another friend of mine is buying the car, he is supposed to look at it next week and we'll see if he close's the deal. I sure would like to have bought it myself. oh well --

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  • 63t-cab
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    I'm wondering,did this car ever spend time in CT. ?

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  • Kdancy
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    Well, due to age and daughter, Jerry has decided not to purchase the 58.
    So, the car is back on the market. Willard has asked me to help him sell it. He has had a lot of tire kickers and doesn't want to keep wasting time --so if anyone is seriously interested in a 58 Packard Hawk, they should take a look at this one. It appears to be an excellent car to restore or driver it awhile and tinker with it.
    http://s294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ackard%20Hawk/

    I think it's a good deal at 18,000.00
    PM me if interested and I can help out as I would love to see some one restore it. I can do it if needed after I finish up the 37 Hudson Terraplane PU we are working on.

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  • 58PackardWagon
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    Extremely nice car to start with......

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  • Kdancy
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    That is a very beautiful car, the nice re-upholstery job looks like the Leather might have been replaced with Vinyl, you never see Leather without some trace of the start of cracks at least.

    I guess everyone has their own vision of how certain models should look, mine is: get rid of the "Hawk" birds on the "C" pillars that do not belong, and add Gold Fins, paint or mylar.

    I like that the trunk is still original after all these years complete with factory lining and correct special Jack, you almost never see that on '58 Packards.
    Jerry has already made some notes on some of the items mentioned above. He still has pictures of the one he owned to compare with. Also ,Willard has the sheets of gold Mylar that go on the fins, his dad never applied it after the repaint.

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  • Dads Baby
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    The last Packard Hawks had stainless trim across the bottom of the pads on the doors.

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  • bezhawk
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    That is a very beautiful car, the nice re-upholstery job looks like the Leather might have been replaced with Vinyl, you never see Leather without some trace of the start of cracks at least.

    I guess everyone has their own vision of how certain models should look, mine is: get rid of the "Hawk" birds on the "C" pillars that do not belong, and add Gold Fins, paint or mylar.

    I like that the trunk is still original after all these years complete with factory lining and correct special Jack, you almost never see that on '58 Packards.
    I had a late Packard Hawk #549, and it too had the trim outside the arm rests, like this one has.
    One point of the re-upholstery job, is that the top of the doors upholstery wrapped over the edge of the door, with no stainless strip on the top. (like this one has)
    Last edited by bezhawk; 12-02-2011, 05:10 PM.

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  • CarCrosswordDan
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    StudeRich, I especially appreciate the factory air on a supercharged Hawk.

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  • StudeRich
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    That is a very beautiful car, the nice re-upholstery job looks like the Leather might have been replaced with Vinyl, you never see Leather without some trace of the start of cracks at least.

    I guess everyone has their own vision of how certain models should look, mine is: get rid of the "Hawk" birds on the "C" pillars that do not belong, and add Gold Fins, paint or mylar.

    I like that the trunk is still original after all these years complete with factory lining and correct special Jack, you almost never see that on '58 Packards.

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by Kdancy View Post
    Mike, not that I could tell but I really need to get it on my lift to be sure.. His dad had used a dolly to tow the car one time and he turned too sharp and the dolly went into both front fenders and a repair had been made. As far at the black over spray, the older repaint was not up to my or your standards, and at some point I would put a nice paint job on it. His dad used glazing putty in a few spots like the fender repairs and the typical putty shrinkage is in those areas. He said it had never been stored outside and I think that is probably right because the exterior brown leather trim is in very good condition. Also the windshield gaskets were not cracked and brittle. I think from what I could see, it is an excellent car to do a full restoration on if one wanted, but again, I need to get it on the lift and that will tell me a lot more.
    IIRC, the exterior trim is vinyl, not "leather".

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  • candbstudebakers
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    Sure a tight fit under the hood, and it looks to be near the end of the run by the number.

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  • Kdancy
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    Originally posted by hausdok View Post
    Kerry,

    Did it look like it had ever been wrecked? The data plate looks like it's been painted over and there's some black overspray on some components there.
    Mike O'Handley
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com
    Mike, not that I could tell but I really need to get it on my lift to be sure.. His dad had used a dolly to tow the car one time and he turned too sharp and the dolly went into both front fenders and a repair had been made. As far at the black over spray, the older repaint was not up to my or your standards, and at some point I would put a nice paint job on it. His dad used glazing putty in a few spots like the fender repairs and the typical putty shrinkage is in those areas. He said it had never been stored outside and I think that is probably right because the exterior brown leather trim is in very good condition. Also the windshield gaskets were not cracked and brittle. I think from what I could see, it is an excellent car to do a full restoration on if one wanted, but again, I need to get it on the lift and that will tell me a lot more.

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  • hausdok
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    Kerry,

    Did it look like it had ever been wrecked? The data plate looks like it's been painted over and there's some black overspray on some components there.

    Mike O'Handley
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

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  • TX Rebel
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    I sold the present owner a few parts for the car last year. As I recall, it had belonged to his father.

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