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Old 07-17-2016, 10:04 PM
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Funny.. I sold the Buick and bought an 1955 Packard Clipper as well!

I like the Packard better, with the torsion bar suspension and load leveler.
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This was a time of experimentation in the car companies. Somewhere in the deeper, darker recesses of my feeble mind, there is a tale about 1937 or '38 Buicks that to save weight, they ended the frame right at the rear axle, & there was just sheet metal past that. It worked fine, until the 1st guy who got tapped on the rear bumper couldn't get out of his car ! Then, LOTS of complaints started coming in, they did a Quick fix, but the problem wasn't really cured til they made the frame extend to the ends of the body again.
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Funny.. I sold the Buick and bought an 1955 Packard Clipper as well!

I like the Packard better, with the torsion bar suspension and load leveler.
Did Packard go to a 12 volt electrical system in 1955? I know, Studebaker was still 6 volt in 1955.
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Dwight both cars are great, But I agree with you. I like the 1955 Packard Clipper better. Any pictures?
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Yes, the 1955 Packard is 12 volt Positive ground.
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