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Rindy
11-24-2012, 11:04 PM
I have a front bumper off a '53 C coupe & a rear off a '54 K hardtop. I want to sell both but need to know what vehicles they will fit. I know the brackets varied with year, but I am selling the bumpers only, not the brackets. Also have one of the one-piece rear bumper guard / license surrounds, what years was that an option for? Thanks in advance for all info! Rindy:)

StudeRich
11-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Both of your Bumpers should fit all '53 and '54 Studes. all models, Coupe, Hardtop, Sedans and '54 Wagon.

The rear Lic. Guard will fit the same plus '55-'56 Wagons.

There are minor differences in the Holes for the front guards.

DMB-8
11-25-2012, 11:34 AM
The rear bumpers are different between the ck's and the sedan.The holes are in a completely different pattern and the opening under the taillight is different.I sell rechromed bumpers and found out the hard way.The ck's are much more in demand. Don

63t-cab
11-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Don, not to doubt you but is that the case with 53,54.or just with 55 c/k vs. sedan ?
The rear bumpers are different between the ck's and the sedan.The holes are in a completely different pattern and the opening under the taillight is different.I sell rechromed bumpers and found out the hard way.The ck's are much more in demand. Don

Rindy
11-25-2012, 11:02 PM
I am primarily concerned with C/K-bodied cars. I read somewhere recently that the front bumpers were basically interchangeable '53 - '56. Photos I have seen, all the Hawk front bumpers at least thru '61 look like the same part. I will grant that there may be differences in mounting hole location... & I know the Hawks used different mounting brackets than the '53 - '55 C/K. Was the rear bumper not used on anything after '54? That seems unlikely to me, given Studebaker's proclivity for getting the most 'mileage' out of a given part. I checked my '53 - '58 Studebaker body parts manual but it says nothing about front or rear bumpers! I am really looking for a definitive answer to this --- Thanks! Rindy:)

StudeRich
11-25-2012, 11:17 PM
The '55's All but Wagon, and '56 to '64 Hawks have much taller (wider) bumpers than '53-'54 C & K, no they do not interchange.

This info is in the Chassis Parts Catalog.

Rindy
11-28-2012, 10:30 AM
thanks StudeRich

DMB-8
11-28-2012, 11:41 AM
The 55 bumpers are the same as far as I know between the ck's and the sedans but the 53-54 are different between the ck's and sedan on the rear but the front are the same.
The 53-54 bumpers are completely different from 55. Don