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barnlark
05-15-2008, 12:55 AM
Sorry, I don't have the link, but an ebay seller has '60 Lark headlight rims for sale that aren't chromed pot metal but rather aluminum. Any idea where these were made and what year they came out? Were they for later Champs, or taxis?

Roscomacaw
05-15-2008, 12:42 PM
These are likely for the single-headlight '61 Larks!:D

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

barnlark
05-15-2008, 10:22 PM
Thanks Biggs. He had emailed me the part number finally and I confirmed that; 1961 Deluxe Lark only, 6&8's. Were all the rims made after that aluminum for the Champs? Were they painted aluminum or polished? I know the pot metal rims were/are popular upgrades for deluxe or lower equipped models, but how were these rims used? Sorry, I don't have any truck parts books. I really need to get both chassis and body versions for referencing.

bams50
05-16-2008, 05:40 AM
Must be the ones I sniped at $50, and stil was outbid[:0]



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Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

mbstude
05-16-2008, 07:10 AM
There wasn't any paint left that I remember, just bare aluminum.


quote:Were they painted or polished, Matthew?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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mbstude
05-16-2008, 07:14 AM
I was diggin' around the shop yesterday, and found a set of those aluminum headlight rims, along with a set of '61 Lark front fender mouldings. :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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barnlark
05-16-2008, 07:48 AM
Were they painted or polished, Matthew?

unclemiltie
05-16-2008, 09:55 PM
I just bought a pair from gasket for my 61 Lark@ $7.50 each

Milt

1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
1961 Hawk
1964 Convertable
1967 Avanti

Roscomacaw
05-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Yeah - from 61 til the end, Lark HL bezels were anodized aluminum. No chrome or pot metal after 1960. Of course, the Champ trucks kept using the 59-60 bezels right til the end![^]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

barnlark
05-17-2008, 10:42 PM
So the ebay auction stating they were for all Champs is incorrect?