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riversidevw
12-31-2008, 12:27 PM
I recently purchased (sight-unseen) a "mid-fifties original Studebaker-Packard" seat belt buckle. Upon arrival, it definitely is NOT the usual buckle found in the 1956 and later Studebaker "Karbelt" kits.

It is indeed a fifties style buckle, but is plated, has "The Greenfield Co.-700" inscription. The lift plate has three raised decorative ridges. Condition, including the spring, is very good.

Did Studebaker or Packard offer any other belts during that era? My guess is that I may have an interesting but relatively useless "orphan" after-market buckle. No hard feelings, the low price should have been a hint of what it was or wasn't.

Gil Zimmerman
Riverside, CA

1955 Speedster
1956 Golden Hawk
1958 Packard Hawk
1958 President

Swifster
12-31-2008, 01:34 PM
How about a picture or two or three?

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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riversidevw
12-31-2008, 04:41 PM
Some photos can be found at:

http://www.me.com/gallery/#100026

Disregard the shot of the Packard Hawk, not supposed to be there. I've never used this "gallery" feature on me.com before.

Gil Zimmerman
Riverside, CA

1955 Speedster
1956 Golden Hawk
1958 Packard Hawk
1958 President

barnlark
12-31-2008, 04:52 PM
Not working..try to post

ClaymoreWW
12-31-2008, 05:28 PM
I think you have to be a member of the ME community to access that gallery.

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

riversidevw
12-31-2008, 06:19 PM
Sorry. I'm a novice at posting this photo stuff on forums.

Try this...

http://photobucket.com/gilsbuckle

Gil Zimmerman
Riverside, CA

1955 Speedster
1956 Golden Hawk
1958 Packard Hawk
1958 President

JDP
12-31-2008, 06:27 PM
Not a Studebaker part.

JDP/Maryland
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barnlark
12-31-2008, 07:59 PM
Can you return it? You may have to post it on the HAMB and see who knows what it may be used on. Someone will love it, looks clean.