1949 Packard that I just couldn’t say no to. Tell me all that you know please cabe exports

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OldsCool

On Training Wheels
Oct 26, 2018
7
50
Columbus, Ohio
Ladies 1949 Schwinn & Company | Packard

It came on fast and after parting with my 1977 Schwinn Stingray I have been suffering withdrawal. I quickly started replacing Miss Redhead with other bikes that remind me of how cool old bike are. Hence why I choose OldsCool as my username.
I’ve accumulated a few that I was able to just slide into position in the garage under the radar of peering eyes. They’re cool but then i saw The Packard. Oh I had to have her...

So after all the petty details I now own a Packard but I really shouldn’t right now. They’ll hopefully be other Packard’s in my future and a men’s bike version even. Meanwhile I have decided after reading 40 or so posts from here. I have schooled myself enough to guess that I have a:

Ladies 1949 Schwinn & Company | Packard with a Bronze Head Badge, Skip Tooth Sprocket, 26” Ballon Tires, New Departure Model D Break, Mesinger Seat, everything appears to be completely original.....

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to a guy who has a really short stretch of Google found education and the fortune of finding thecabe exports :)


Would anyone be willing to tell me something I really need to know or correct what I think I already know? Complete honesty (I searched for forums rules to see if was permitted to ask) would someone tell me what I should try to sell this first Packard of mine for? (i plan to own one for me to ride later) I pulled the trigger fast and now I’m thinking i need to do the responsible thing and after learning more pass it on. I realize I’m asking for your help and it would take time to reply with anything & I’m hoping a few cabe’rs will sheppard me through this phase.





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OldsCool

On Training Wheels
Oct 26, 2018
7
50
Columbus, Ohio
I’m not sure if I should call the bike a model D just because I found this on the back... and the crank shaft (I think that’s what it’s called) has kinda an extra thing that looks like maybe it’s missing something.

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stezell

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 8, 2014
2,015
Clarksville, TN, United States
The rear hub is a New Departure model D nothing to do with Schwinn. I'm not sure about the fenders, originally probably would have been painted and there are screws attaching the braces to the fenders not rivets. I'm not one to part anything, unless it's a hodgepodge. Frame, wheels, crankset, pedals, and badge are original. I really can't tell you how much it's worth. Welcome to thecabe!
Sean
 
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OldsCool

On Training Wheels
Oct 26, 2018
7
50
Columbus, Ohio
The rear hub is a New Departure model D nothing to do with Schwinn. I'm not sure about the fenders, originally probably would have been painted and there are screws attaching the braces to the fenders not rivets. I'm not one to part anything, unless it's a hodgepodge. Frame, wheels, crankset, pedals, and badge are original. I really can't tell you how much it's worth. Welcome to thecabe!
Sean
Thank you. Looking closely at the fenders and hitting the Google...I appear to have matching B26F fenders which I suppose I will assume they are Wald. Both are simply marked with B26F.
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OldsCool

On Training Wheels
Oct 26, 2018
7
50
Columbus, Ohio
I’m gonna say about a ‘49 with very little correct on this bike. The head badge is probably worth more than the rest of the bike V/r Shawn
Wow. Oh my Gosh. Wow. Simply amazing collections you have. I appreciate you taking the time to help out. Thanks Shawn. Wow.
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
19,539
Evans, GA
Before your next purchase I study catalogs and get an idea of what you want and what right looks like. This will save you a bunch of money down the road. V/r Shawn
 

OldsCool

On Training Wheels
Oct 26, 2018
7
50
Columbus, Ohio
Before your next purchase I study catalogs and get an idea of what you want and what right looks like. This will save you a bunch of money down the road. V/r Shawn
Thank you. That’s great advice. I was looking through the Jan 1949 product catalog that someone shared on Flickr to see what I could learn. I didn’t see the chain guard on my bike in the catalog. So I’m starting to pick it apart and maybe get from pond scum level of knowledge to rookie. By the way, I followed Shawn’s link yesterday and saw some of your collection. It’s amazing. I can’t believe it. Thanks for sharing those - folks would never even get a chance to see that kind of coolness without you sharing it out.

I was dreaming really big when I saw your 1941 Mercury Pacemaker. That bike is sweetness.
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Would you be able to tell me if the frame of my bike is a Hollywood? Everyone who looked at my photos may be able to tell and might even assume I should be able to tell but I still don’t want to just leap there. Thanks Again.
 

Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 23, 2018
858
45
Unionville, CT
Chain guard is aftermarket. Wald, perhaps? It looks good on there.

No, you don't have a bike that's original by any means. But look at what you do have: A 1949 Schwinn built bike with a very cool headbage. A nice looking set of S2 wheels with ND hub (works great, IMO). Skip tooth drive (they aren't making any more of those). Vintage pedals with blocks that look to be in good condition. And it's a complete rider. I wouldn't try to put this one right. My Corvette is a lot closer to correct than this, and I know it's just plain not worth it. Enjoy it for what it is, and get some knowledge. And welcome, from another recent newbie.
 
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