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.