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Joe Melanson
06-20-2015, 02:38 PM
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5081965493.html

1953 Henney Jr Packard ambulance #352 - $4500
This is #352 of a rare 380 ever made in 1953..It spent time in the US Navy in San Diego before being purchased by a local fire district for use in its department before being taken out of service(papers from former fire chief for documentation) Exceptionally straight with minimal rust in lower quarter panels behind both doors.No eng,trans,seat or windshield.Has original body tag on driver door jam,both bumpers,skirts,extra tail lights with lenses,2 nice extra front fenders with inner panels,battery tray,heater ducting,Henney badges and stainless side trim,2 heater motors,2 original hub caps,heater behind seat area in floor plus a 1952 hood.Car is sporting a nice 1952 grille in good condition with nice parking light lenses.80,000 miles shown on odometer..Wheel pattern fits early Ford/Jeep 5x5 1/2 wheels too...Body was produced by Henney while the chassis is Packard 127" wheel base.A must have for any Packard collector to restore..More pix available upon request..Clean California title with plates.. Located in SoCal

John Royark JR
06-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Something looks very fishy about this one. Looks like a Senior was shortened, Ive never seen one with a big splice running through it, and what appears to be part of the lower door edge by the rocker.

John ED Renstrom
06-21-2015, 12:47 PM
it maybe just striped to bare, the lead melted out of the splice Henny made to put it together. the roof is one piece. it looks like a project started and stalled out to me. a simple comparing the distance from the door to the window would answer that question.

Steve Lichtman
06-21-2015, 12:53 PM
Actually, they all look like that to one extent or another. They do indeed use Henney Senior body parts, shortened. On some, they did a better job of leading/filling the splices than others. Time has also made a difference.

John Royark JR
06-21-2015, 07:02 PM
Actually, they all look like that to one extent or another. They do indeed use Henney Senior body parts, shortened. On some, they did a better job of leading/filling the splices than others. Time has also made a difference.

Thanks for that clarification. It just seemed strange as Ive never seen a splice like that before, but it makes sense if they did use the Senior bodies. Like Ed mentioned the filler must be gone.

Noah Dorsey
06-21-2015, 07:13 PM
Actually, they all look like that to one extent or another. They do indeed use Henney Senior body parts, shortened. On some, they did a better job of leading/filling the splices than others. Time has also made a difference.

Steve is right. On some you can see it on one side, some on both, some you can hardly see it at all and on some (like this) it's very noticeable.