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  • 1957 Packard Country Sedan

    My 57 Packard wagon coming together finally after ten years!
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    sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

    "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
    "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

  • #2
    Very Nice! Are all the Mechanical's finished?

    That one is a H.D. Flight-O-Matic right?
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Yes, motor rebuilt, super charger rebuilt, Flightomatic rebuilt with new torque converter. Brakes done, new driveshaft and universal joints. I went over the differential and all looked and sounded good.
      working on the door panels now.
      sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

      "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
      Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
      "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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      • #4
        Love it! Yellow is my favorite color.

        Would a picture of the dashboard be possible, please? I am curious about the type of radio in it. My thinking is that most 57 Packards have the Wonderbar radio with the silver electric pushbuttons.
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

        17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
        10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
        56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
        60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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        • #5
          Congrats Bill! I was hoping to bring mine to fruition this winter with the numbers matching supercharged motor install. Alas covid struck and with the borders closed I can't get to my car this year.
          Bill
          PS: It's been about ten years for me too.
          ​​​​​​​PPS: Roy, if my memory serves me correctly, your radio description sound like mine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
            Love it! Yellow is my favorite color.

            Would a picture of the dashboard be possible, please? I am curious about the type of radio in it. My thinking is that most 57 Packards have the Wonderbar radio with the silver electric pushbuttons.
            My brother has a '57 Packard Clipper Town Sedan with the chrome-button Wonderbar radio, and a '58 Packard 4-dr with the plastic-button Wonderbar radio.
            --Dwight

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dwight FitzSimons View Post

              My brother has a '57 Packard Clipper Town Sedan with the chrome-button Wonderbar radio, and a '58 Packard 4-dr with the plastic-button Wonderbar radio.
              --Dwight
              Thank you. That's the combination I was thinking of, and that corresponds to the few I have seen. I just wanted more data points.
              Last edited by RadioRoy; 10-11-2020, 04:07 PM.
              RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

              17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
              10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
              10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
              4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
              5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
              56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
              60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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              • #8
                Hi Roy, I don’t have the radio installed as of this date. But it is a Delco Wonderbar with the steel selection buttons. I’ll get a photo of it for you.
                Hi Bill, your car looks wonderful! My car has - had the copper & White left front fender, hood, and drivers door from a donner car. Sorry that the border is closed, hopefully the US government will get this mess straightened out soon. My family has a cottage on PEI and were unable to use it this year. Your car will wait for you.
                sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

                "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
                Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
                "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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                • #9
                  Radio photo.
                  Attached Files
                  sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

                  "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
                  Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
                  "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Hi Roy, I have two other Delco Wonderbar radios left over if you need any parts. One is from a 1956 Cadillac the other is from another 1957 Packard. The Cadillac radio isn’t working but I believe the Packard radio still works.
                    sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

                    "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
                    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
                    "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 57pack View Post
                      Radio photo.
                      Thank you. That is the one with electric push buttons, very similar to the GM Wonderbar radios of the day. The little door opens and you set the pointers to the station desired, push the button and the radio sweeps to that spot and stops. Pretty cool, but not the easiest radio to fix. Or maybe I am just a wimp.
                      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 57pack View Post
                        Hi Roy, I have two other Delco Wonderbar radios left over if you need any parts. One is from a 1956 Cadillac the other is from another 1957 Packard. The Cadillac radio isn’t working but I believe the Packard radio still works.
                        My email is in my profile. If you send me an email, we can talk about it. Thanks.
                        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                        17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                        10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                        56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                        60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                        • #13
                          Hi Bill, picture of doner car for body parts. Top of door had to be changed to fit station wagon body.
                          Attached Files
                          sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

                          "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
                          Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
                          "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, that Photo must be the wrong format or Size to see it. Tiny, and gets Smaller!
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                            • #15
                              The wagon is beautiful! After 10 years of work, it must be nice to see the finish line.

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