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dave smith
05-10-2007, 08:08 PM
will a53/54 hood fit on a 62 hawk if I use right width grilles and core support? does the curve of the hood match the curve of the fenders and same with the trunk lid?

55s
05-10-2007, 08:38 PM
The inner fenders on a GT are different from a 1953.

Radiator, shroud will be too high.

55s

JDP
05-10-2007, 08:40 PM
It'll take a lot of parts to make it work, but it could be done. You might need a 53-53 parts car to do it, lots of parts involved.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
05-10-2007, 08:42 PM
It'll take a lot of parts to make it work, but it could be done. You might need a 53-53 parts car to do it, lots of parts involved.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

wcarroll@outrageous.net
05-10-2007, 08:50 PM
Yes and no. The trunk lid will fit just fine. To get the hood and grilles to fit, you have to cut down the inner fender core support towers, trim a bit around the grille openings, and fill the side grille mount holes in the fenders. From there it's mostly minor massaging etc. Here is a pick of my old '62 with a '53/'54 hood and grille setup:

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/558998028bRqCfR