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Vendor Referral List

This list is a compilation of referrals from members of the San Diego Region regarding direct positive experiences that they had with Packard related service and product providers. To qualify for inclusion on the list, the vendor must have provided a service or product directly to a Region member that is deemed by the member to be worthy of recommendation.

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American Battery Corporation
525 W Washington Ave
Escondido CA 92025
EmailPaul SantyLarge selection of automotive batteries and accessories.

Brake Hoses Unlimited
302 E 19th St
Suite D
Holland MI 49423
Brake hoses616.836.7885
Nick Christman
Web SiteEmailMark Burnside
Very high quality vintage brake and clutch hoses for 1935-58 Packards; all hoses newly manufactured with date code stamp; approved by Dept of Transportation

Southland Clutch
101 E 18th St
National City CA 91950
Clutch Repair 619.258.8170Web Site Larry JohnsonRebuilt clutch and good service.

North County Rebuilders
445 N. Hale Ave
Escondido CA 92029
John Carrel
Phil PizzutoAlternator, Starter and Generator Rebuilding

Andy's Vintage Auto Glass
655 Mimosa Ave
Vista CA 92081
Andy Felix
  Karl RamsingCustom auto glass, cuttting and fitting, many fixtures, welding and repairing, Works well with special projects.

Marshall's Industrial Hardware
8423 Production Ave
San Diego CA 92121
John Marshall
Web SitePaul SantyRetail industrial hardward supply. Good selection of hardware, reasonably priced.

Foreign Speedo
2246 1/2 University Ave
San Diego CA 92104
Web SitePaul SantyVery reasonable repair and service costs for speedometer repairs. Also, can send clocks for repair at very reasonable cost but may take a while.

Water Temperature Guy
172 Laurel Hills Dr
S. Burlington VT 05403
Roy Martin
 Paul SantyRepairs Water Temperature guages. Deal direct and save!

1321 2nd St. NW
Alburquerque NM 87102
Instrumentation505.766.6661Web SiteEmailKarl RamsingRefacing of guages is outstanding, but very long lead time to finished product.

Mesa Machine and Supply
2333 Auto Pkwy
Escondido CA 92029
Machine Shop760.743.8965
Bill Hunter
  Karl Ramsing
Phil Pizzuto
Complete engine rebuilding and resurfacing, parts: pistons, rings, valves, etc.

Aera Engine Rebuilders Assoc
875 Feinberg Ct #106
Cary IL 60013
Machine Shop888.326.2372Web SitePhil PizzutoComplete engine rebuilding and resurfacings parts: pistons, rings, valves, etc.

Controlled Motion Solutions
2325 Auto Pkwy
Escondido CA 92029
Machine Shop760.781.3555Web SitePhil PizzutoMakes custom fuel lines, and privdes fittings, connectors, and all kinds of lines to transport fluids.

Paul's Rod & Bearing
6212 NW Bell Rd
Parkville MO 64152
Machine Shop816.587.4747
Russ Schworer
Web SiteKarl RamsingBabbit bearing specialists. Lives up to his word and is on time. Quality work following minute details and measurements.

Wholesale Automotive Machine Shop
6347 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego CA 92120
Machine Shop619.281.1400Web SiteEmailTim PestotnikExcellent work. Fast and not too expensive.

HDS Auto and Machine
1960 W Mission Rd
Escondido CA 92029
Machine Shop 760.746.6110
Web Site Mark BurnsideTurned a special valve guide draw tool.

WTB Mufflers
257 North Emerald Drive Unit C
Vista CA 92083
Muffler 760.732.1021
Web Site Paul SantyFrank does a great job, he is very methodical and detailed.

Fisk Design
4800 Tulip Lane
Maricopa AZ 85139
Lyle Fisk
Web Site Paul Santy
Karl Ramsing
Pin Striping, gold leaf, woodgraining, license plate restoration, flame/fire painting or decorating of any kind, Excellent workmanship and reasonable prices.

Adan Contraras
1229 Sunbright Dr
Oceanside CA
Adan Contraras
Paul Santy
Richard Schauer
Custom Painting. Does great work, no job too small.

Olympic Coatings
2200 Micro Pl
Escondido CA 92029
Karl Sanders
Web SiteEmailKarl Ramsing
Paul Santy
Powder coating, sand blasting, thermal coating. Great quality work.

SoCal Paint Works
10009 Prospect Ave
Santee CA 92071
Painting609.449.2500Web Site Tim Pestotnik

Packard Club of San Diego
P.O. Box 503605
San Diego CA 92150
Paul Santy
Web SiteEmailThe BoardOur own on-line store complete with reproduction and specialty items. Also has an E-BAY presence where you can find good quality, hard-to-find used parts.

Restoration Supply Company
15182B Highland Valley Rd
Escondido CA 92025
Allan & Beth Schmidt
Web SiteEmailKarl Ramsing
Hard to find parts/fixtures. Outstanding supplier for everything you cannot find elsewhere. Special nuts/bolts, electrical, fluids, connections...

Max Merritt
235 Terre Haute St.
Franklin IN 46131
Fred Bruner
Web SiteEmailPaul SantyFor all your Packard parts. Great people, very friendly and knowledgable.

Tucson Packards
9101 E 22nd St
Tucson AZ 85710
Sandy Chirco
Web SiteEmailMark Burnside
Karl Ramsing
Packard fixtures from door handles to radio parts and windshield wiper repair. Sandy is our customer; he buys project parts from our San Diego Region for resale.

Packard Seattle Company
7627 44th St NE
Marysville WA 98270
David Moe
  Karl Ramsing
Specializing in 1920-58 Packard Parts, new used and reproduction. Parts you will not find elsewhere. Return policy is generous.

Olson's Gaskets
3059 Opdale Rd E.
Port Orchard WA 98366
Parts360.871.1207Web SiteEmailKarl RamsingGaskets for old cars, trucks, tractors, and industrial. Excellent service and good prices.

C & G Ford Parts
1341 Commercial St.
Escondido CA 92029
Parts760.740.2400Web Site Karl Ramsing

Valley Chain & Gear
1050 Linda Vista Dr #C
San Marcos CA 92078
George Nieve
Web Site Paul SantyBearings and seals. Good pricing and availability.

E & M Auto Parts
1647 E. Main St.
El Cajon CA 92021
Parts612.444.3118  Larry JohnsonLots of knowledge on older cars and parts. Has lots of parts and can get them. Willing to help with problems.

Kanter Auto Parts
76 Monroe St
Boonton NJ 07005
Dan & Fred Kanter
Web SiteEmailMark BurnsideVery complete selection of Parkard parts (new, used, and NOS) Nice guys, great service. Ask for Stuart Blonde - he is a PAC member

John Ulrich Packard Parts
4184 Garden Lane
El Sobrante CA 94803
Parts510.223.9587Web SiteEmailMark BurnsideSpecializes in parts for 1928-47 Packards. John is a member of PAC

Napa Auto Parts
16 locations in
San Diego County
Web SiteEmail
Mark BurnsideNapa carries a large inventory of Packard parts, particularly tune-up and service parts like plugs, points, oil filters, condensers, rotors, distributor caps, etc. They also stock batteries, generator & starter brushes, generator bushings, headlight dimmer switches, spark plug wire sets, fan belts, brake springs & clips, brake hoses, wheel lug bolts, thermostats, windshield wipers, voltage regulators, starter solenoids, battery cables, horn relays, turn signal flashers, and more. Their selection is better for post-war cars than pre-war, but they do carry spark plugs for 1925 Packards. My easy, go-to local source for common parts. Call your local store to be sure part is in stock.

Decorative Metal Coating
2613 Temple Heights Dr Suite G
Oceanside CA 92056
Mario Moreno
Web Site EmailMark Burnside
Very high quality re-chroming of smaller interior and exterior parts. Supurb quality, on time, although a bit pricey - worth every penny.

Pacific Plating
3033 Jefferson St.
San Diego CA 92110
Steve Ruiz
 EmailPaul SantyQuality work and reasonable prices.

D & R Chrome
3380 Randolph St.
Huntington Park CA 90255
Plating855.324.7665Web Site Mark BurnsideVery high quality bumper chroming. Sells on ebay

A & A Plating
796 B Palmyrita Ave.
Riverside CA 92507
Art Campos
  Mark BurnsideSpecializes in Cadmium (CAD) plating.

Advanced Radiator Inc.
46750 Rainbow Canyon Rd Bldg A
Temecula CA 92592
Ed Martin
Web Site Mark BurnsideDisassembled, boiled out, and rodded out my '49 Super 8 radiator. Reassembled, pressure tested, and painted. These guys know their stuff. Complete explanation after the work done as to what was found during the repair.

Expert Radiator
2305 Auto Pkwy
Escondido CA 92029
Darrin Albert
  Paul Santy
Jim Woolsey
Radiator and gas tank repair. Quality workmanship and reasonable prices.

Engel Bros, Auto Radio
17355 Jackson Ave
Fontana CA 9336
Steve Engel
  Mark BurnsideSpecializes in pre-1957 car radios; rebuilds/repairs all Packards radios; does 12 volt conversions

Industrial Rubber Supply, Inc.
1099 Cuyamaca St.
El Cajon CA 92920
Rubber Products619.258.8170Web Site Larry JohnsonPurchased various rubber products and they fabricated special parts for my car.

Steele Rubber Parts
6180 Highway 150 E
Denver NC 28037
Rubber Products619.258.8170Web Site Mark BurnsideThey stock rubber parts for vintage cars back to 1912. Very complete inventory of all rubber parts for Packards.

Hjeltness Restoration Inc
630 Alpine Way
Escondido CA 92029
Service and Repair760.746.9966
Jerry Hjeltness
Web SiteEmailExperienced with pre-war Packard restoration.

Sidemount Restoration
52 Trinity Street
Oceanside CA 92057
Service and Repairs760.473.424
Mark Ballerini
 EmailKarl Ramsing
Paul Santy
Expert experience on all Packards from engine restoration to electrical, brakes, steering, and all mechanical. Very particular, precise, and accurate in all his work.

Jim Woolsey
2052 Cima Court
Carlsbad CA 92009
Service and Repair760.943.1338
Jim Woolsey
 Email Brian Wagner
Rebuilt front end, new wheel cylinders,rubber brake lines, shocks, rear wheel bearings and seals on my 1940. Adjusted clutch, brakes and steering box. Went over car before and after I purchased it.

M.B. Service and Restoration
41665 Eastman Dr Suite 50
Murrieta CA 92562
Service and Repairs951.696.1129
Randy and Tony
  Steve RossThey provide outstanding Classic car service and restoration.

Motorspot, Inc.
427 Industrial Way Unit C
Fallbrook CA 92028
Tires & Wire Wheels760.731.8303Web SiteEmailMark BurnsideVery wide selection of all tire types: bias-ply to radial; original tire sizes (eg 700 x 26) in stock; great prices.

Diamond Back Classic Tires
4753 Highway 90
Conway SC 29526
Tires888.922.1642Web Site Mark BurnsideThey make the widest (3 1/2") whitewall radial tires available. Great quality and great price.

Tri-City Transmission
1147 S. Santa Fe
Vista CA 9083
 Phil Pizzuto

Chester & Herod
1924 W. Mission
Suite F
Escondido CA 9209
Upholstery760.738.4296  Brian WagnerThey did a headliner and carpet for my 1940 120 Packard. A personalized one-man shop. It is not a large and flashy Pebble Beach-type shop, but rather a plain old fashioned good work at a good price shop. A find now-a-days.

Bill Meinerding
P.O.Box 234007
Encinitas CA 92023
Upholstery760.634.0923  Karl RamsingUpholsery, fabric or leather, carpeting, compartment paneling. Quality up to Pebble Beach.

Automotive Upholstery
Mobile upholsterer - he comes to you.
Luis Frias
  Paul SantyCustom, quality, professional work and very reasonable prices, no job too small.

Lindy's Auto Upholstery
7267 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego CA 92115
Web Site Mark BurnsideRe-covered the leather front seat of my '49 limo. Charged my half price for the leather as some guy ordered it 6 months earlier and put down 50% deposit, but never picked it up. He only charged me the unpaid balance. Great job, done professionally and on time.

Leigh Johnson
P.O.Box 261
Idyllwild CA 92547
Leigh Johnson
 Email Mark Burnside
Leigh did all the graining in my '49 limo (dashboard, glove compartment door, and all 7 window frames.) Top quality at a reasonable price.