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Old 6th June 2013, 15:00   #31
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By the way Karl , there is a DKW still in Lucknow , does it by any chance have links to your family?
I really wouldn't know. The car was probably sold in the 40s. A donor car was bought from Agra by bullock cart for parts. The donor was sold to a neighbour. No more details unfortunately. One picture survives, at the link below.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post2345239

Can you share some details on the Lucknow DKW? And if possible, check the old system registration number in the book.
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Back to the Clipper restoration :

Rear body repair -
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The front end and the missing bonnet :-
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The chassis grit blast and paint courtesy Keshav Mathur at MGS Lucknow. The leaf springs have been opened, cleaned and greased. The diffrerential cleaned and oil renewed.
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The floor , as is usual the car was turned for better access and better repair :
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It's very interesting to note that for the Clipper the rear shock absorber installation points on the chassis had moved so much inboard. I wonder why ! Never seen them angled so much. Packard engineers were definitely trying to solve some issue with the rear suspension to have tried this as a solution !
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'have been following the restoration- very commendable job indeed! But what solution do you have for the bonnet?
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'have been following the restoration- very commendable job indeed! But what solution do you have for the bonnet?
I am not a Packard expert, but here is one for sale on EBay!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-1942-19...#ht_127wt_1018

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Yes this bonnet has been on ebay for some years now , I found it easier to fabricate the bonnet at home , I can't seem to find the photographs at present , will post once I reach Lucknow.

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Yes this bonnet has been on ebay for some years now , I found it easier to fabricate the bonnet at home , I can't seem to find the photographs at present , will post once I reach Lucknow.

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Col Saheeb, what is the update on the restoration.. I'm pretty sure you would have had it completed the running by now, but I'm interested in seeing a picture or couple if you don't mind on this thread.

I had been to a couple of classic shows here in the States and saw some amazing Packard's on display.. I'm tempted to buy one and ship it to India Wondering if that's a feasible idea at all..
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Hello Twinn,

Apologies I am re-visiting the thread after a prolonged absence. Yes - the Packard was restored and is running quite well.

I attach the latest photographs of the car , after a 100 km road trial and during a recent display at Chattar Manzil - the nawab's palace at Lucknow.

Regarding importing a car there is a whole thread dedicated to the subject on this forum. It is becoming increasingly difficult to restore cars in India for persons who do not have access to personal or captive restoration facilities.

By the way I am not, nor ever was a Colonel, I was a Captain in the merchant marine for 20 years and am still connected to that profession.

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Wow I have some memories of being able to have a ride in Packard as a kid. It belonged to my Uncle and yes it was in Lucknow only. I keep coming to Lucknow as its my home, would be an honor to see the restored Packard whenever I come their next.
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Hello Twinn,

Apologies I am re-visiting the thread after a prolonged absence. Yes - the Packard was restored and is running quite well.

I attach the latest photographs of the car , after a 100 km road trial and during a recent display at Chattar Manzil - the nawab's palace at Lucknow.

Regarding importing a car there is a whole thread dedicated to the subject on this forum. It is becoming increasingly difficult to restore cars in India for persons who do not have access to personal or captive restoration facilities.

By the way I am not, nor ever was a Colonel, I was a Captain in the merchant marine for 20 years and am still connected to that profession.

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Wow, this is an amazing job, car looks sure nice, way to go Sir.

Please do post more detailed pictures of it. How did you solve the missing bonnet issue ?
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Hello Wasif,

Missing bonnet fabricated at home ... QED

The car is also driving well, so a job with a lot of satisfaction

Hello Shivanshu

You are welcome to visit , whenever you are in Lucknow.

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Car looks really grand and majestic. Wonderful to see!
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