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Mike McDonald
11-13-2014, 05:15 PM
We are trying to locate and purchase a Complete Driver's Side Front Door Assembly with matching hinges and other hardware for Our 1954 Henney-Packard Senior Ambulance "Project" in good to excellent condition. (Model #5494 / Body #5413). (*) I am assuming that a Senior Hearse would be the same.... but not sure (??)

We are 95% complete with the entire l-o-n-g and expensive restoration process, but the LS Door & Hinges were (badly) damaged in a back-up accident in to a wall years ago. We have spent a lot of time on it already, but it just doesn't hang right or line up (perfectly enough) with the fender when opening and closing the door. THANKS! MM

John ED Renstrom
11-13-2014, 10:06 PM
did you try hinge swap. it dosent take much to have them bent and twist the door

Peter Grave
11-13-2014, 10:31 PM
Have 53 hearse in yard think door good unable to check now if you run out of options call me 610 216 0045

Steve Lichtman
11-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Mike, I have a Packard sedan door available if that will help. I believe it's the same except for the upper portion.

Mike McDonald
11-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Steve:

We have one of those now (actually a complete parts car) but the mating of the two sections (for the higher pro-car door) is a little more than we want to tackle (for now at least) until we see what's out there. Also our's really got twisted including the top part of the door frame and after MANY hours on it, we just can't get it good enough for my satisfaction at least. THANKS for your input

John ED Renstrom
11-14-2014, 08:40 PM
a twist is difficult to remove as you never know how far to go with it off the car.

Mike McDonald
11-15-2014, 07:47 AM
We have located (2) hinges in nearby Riverside that appear to be perfect, so we will try that 1st before we totally give up on our door. (*) I am lucky to have an "in-house" paint and body man who has worked for me for over 28 years that is VERY good! MM

John ED Renstrom
11-15-2014, 12:03 PM
that really helps been a lot of times I wished I could find that guy. I'll bet the hinges will make the difference. you get the two of them tweaked just a little on opposite directions and you'll fight them forever.

Don Pierson
05-03-2015, 02:56 AM
I have one on the '51 Ambulance (http://cars.pc-homepage.com/?ClassifiedID=69) that I'm parting out which will fit any senior '51 to '54 Henney-Packard. It might have a tiny bit of rust at the bottom and it would need to have the holes added for the trim around the windows (it's from a factory de-chromed model) and possibly the side trim will need relocating. Note, however, that it is in my shop in Oregon and I live in California so it won't be available until my next brief visit which will probably be in June.

Mike McDonald
05-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Don: THANKS for your offer, but our door problem has been resolved and no longer need one. MM