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Welcome to my blog! In this blog I'll be discussing the process of restoring a 1950 Packard Deluxe 8. But first I have to build a shop in the barn with a loft overhead for additional storage for all of the parts I'll be removing from the Packard. At this time I have three Packards: a 1950 Deluxe 8 Sedan, a 1950 Super 8 Touring Sedan, and a 1949 Club Sedan.

This weblog is my online journal. You'll find my opinions on a variety of topics as well as links to other things on the web that I find interesting. When the spirit moves me, I may also include longer essays.

Now to begin with you should know a little about me. I teach Sociology full-time at a Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. I'll be 61 in January and have a variety of health issues. I tell you this because I have built the shop entirely by myself and want other older people know that they can do things that other say they can't do as some suggested that I "might not should attempt" something like building this shop and loft area. I'll tell you more about that as I begin posting to the blog and I'll include detailed pictures if you want to build your own. Most of the DIY places do not give you enough hands-on information and pictures to be of enough help for most people.

I love reading and working with my hand and feel that this project will probably outlast me but that is OK. I'm estimating that the three cars will take about 15 to 20 years to finish restoring so I may not make it to finish but if I do, this will be a long tale covering the restoration of three fine automobiles; two of which are very rare. There were less than 4000 of the 1950 Super 8 Touring Sedans produced by Packard and the 1940 2-door Club is even more rare than that; in fact, I've been told it is rarer than the convertible! So, off we go on our little adventure. Gene

I'll make changes to this site on a regular basis, sharing news, views, experiences, photos...whatever occurs to me. Check back often!

In this area I'll include links that highlight areas of my weblog. For example, I might include links to my personal favorites or the most popular posts.

Packard Club.Org

Packard Info.Com

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