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valleyguy
09-10-2006, 08:22 AM
I just bought two good used doors to replace the rusty ones on my
58 Silver Hawk. The ones I acquired are from a different year/
trim combo- in that they have additional holes near the top of the
door for stainless trim - which my stock doors did not have.
I can't locate any pics of Hawks with various trim levels to see what
pirces I need; Does anyone know what
trim this is or does anyone have a pic of a Silver Hawk with that top door trim? Thanks,

N8N
09-10-2006, 08:49 AM
maybe a Packard Hawk with the little pad things outside the windows? that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
09-10-2006, 08:50 AM
almost forgot; my '55 has stainless trim outside the windows, but those doors would have the little character line in them that's missing on the '57-up doors.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
09-10-2006, 10:19 AM
Now that I think about it, a GT Hawk would have stainless at the top of the doors as well; not sure if you need to change the windows or not if you have a GT Hawk door.

I'd search for pics of:

a) an early coupe/hardtop (pre-1956)
b) '58 Packard Hawk
c) '62-64 GT Hawk

see if any of those look like they could be your doors.

good luck,

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

GTtim
09-10-2006, 11:17 AM
try here: http://hem.bredband.net/b284654/

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

stude_s
09-10-2006, 05:33 PM
My '59 Silver Hawk has the stainless and the potmetal trim just below the windows (like the early hawks.

Hope this helps :)


To many and still looking for more...

mbstude
09-10-2006, 06:17 PM
Nate; Packard Hawks and GT Hawk are K bodies. A Silver Hawk is a C body. ;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/SDCavatargood3.jpg

studegary
09-10-2006, 06:50 PM
IIRC,a '59 Silver Hawk V8, a '60 Hawk V8 or a '61 Hawk V8 would have the same doors as your '58 Silver Hawk, except they would have trim just below the windows. I will assume that you do not have one of the 56 1958 Silver Hawk hardtops (K body), but rather have a '58 Silver Hawk coupe (C body).

Rather than searching out all of the trim pieces that you would need, I suggest that you just fill the "extra" holes in the doors.


Gary L.
Wappinger, NY
1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

52hawk
09-10-2006, 10:30 PM
I filled the holes on my '61.-those chrome pieces are pot-metal,almost impossible to find them in good condition,and would cost a lot to have re-chromed.[I have them,they are badly pitted.]
Also,even if you could find all the pieces[5]IIRC,-it would be hassle to drill the necessary holes in the body to make them fit right.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk
60Lark

valleyguy
09-11-2006, 08:52 AM
Yes, I had just about concluded that the easiest route would
be to lead in the holes rather than trying to search for
rare trim; besides, even if I found the trim It probably
wouldn't look right unless I also got new wider pieces for the windshield surround as well. Thanks for all your input.