1956 Packard Panther Project

Panther Restoration Projects

Bumper Repairs Subproject

The front lower bumper was bent quite a bit on the bottom. This is typical of 1955-56 Packards of the era because drivers would run into curbs and things which would impact them. In addition, the stock bumper jack would cause the lower metal to bend because it is relatively thin and unreinforced in the jacking area. Here are some pictures of the lower bumper after I tried unsuccessfully to straighten it.

Called an old friend of mine who had his 1964 GTO restored which required some bumper straightening and rechroming. He recommended Verne's Chrome in Gardena, CA. I sent the bumper there after first sending pictures and talking with the owner, Ron Verne. I got it back after a couple of weeks and here is the result.

NOTE: This subproject is ongoing...to be continued.


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