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KGlowacky
06-18-2006, 12:31 PM
I have been in the market for a set of back-up lights for my 56 wagon. It appears they are extremely hard to find. Someone has told me that some Larks have the same lights but were running lights. Here is the question. I still have both housings buit everything has been broken out. I was reading the Studebaker Int catologe and on page 127 they show parking light kits (without base) for 59-61 Larks. Are these the same as what I got and Need??? One more thing are the bases chrome? Hard to tell on mine so are so weathered. Thanks.

Roscomacaw
06-18-2006, 01:41 PM
They're not even CLOSE to the Lark lites. While I've never compared them, at a glance they look CLOSE TO the lites (parking lites) on 59-60-61 Hawks. But a quick check of the parts books reveals they don't share a single part.
BTW, 56 Hawks used that same BU lite - which might explain why they're tough to find.[}:)]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

KGlowacky
06-18-2006, 01:52 PM
My mistake, Stude Int. says 59-61 Hawk not Lark.

Roscomacaw
06-18-2006, 02:10 PM
There was a vendor on ebay that had a bunch of the lenses and rings for these. She may have sold them all by now. Her seller name is moniqueinc on ebay.;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

JDP
06-18-2006, 09:48 PM
You can use HD motorcycle lights with clear lenses. Here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ebaymotorsi_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35575QQihZ002QQitemZ4650375404

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64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Black
63 GT Hawk
62 Daytona HT

jimmijim8
06-19-2006, 08:11 AM
Very good substitute and very affordable. I like 'em.

KGlowacky
06-19-2006, 10:41 AM
I am impressed. I went out and messured what is left of mine and these are real close. I'll probally go this route. One last question. My lights are currently bolted through the top of the bumper between the tailight and tailgate. Is this correct??? Someone has said they bolt to the splash apron. I would like to confirm the correct position before I rechrome my bumper. Thanks.