View Full Version : 64 GT Rear-ended and needs a good trunk

02-01-2014, 12:20 PM
One of the guys in our club who had a 64 Hawk that looked like it just came off the showroom floor was rear ended and did a lot of damage to the trunk and rear qtr panel on the driver side. If anyone has a good trunk that you might be willing to sell and ship to Houston TX if you will PM me I'll be glad to give you his contact info. He has already tried Berry.
Thanks for any help!

02-01-2014, 01:17 PM
See the Post "A Visit to Bob Peterson's". Ironically, at this time it is DIRECTLY above yours!

02-01-2014, 02:35 PM
That is funny. I didn't see that before I posted. Thanks for pointing it out. I had tried to direct him to Bob but he wasn't aware of the forum and I don't have any contact info on Bob. I have sent him a PM just now in hopes of helping to get this really nice Studebaker back on the road.

Thanks again for your effort.

See the Post "A Visit to Bob Peterson's". Ironically, at this time it is DIRECTLY above yours!

02-01-2014, 02:38 PM
64 trunk lids are PRETTY scarce,good luck with your search.

Warren Webb
02-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Save the old one. The outer skin especially could be straightened & reused due to it's rareness. Just ask Bez. He's recently done one himself.

02-01-2014, 04:37 PM
I haven't see the actual trunk lit yet he just called me today. When I get some pictures I'll post them and see if it looks like it could be reused. I know that neither he nor I have the skill to do it ourselves but maybe it would be something another member could use.

Thanks for pointing that out. I'm not that informed on the 64, both mine are 61s.

02-01-2014, 04:42 PM
This is always a big concern for me while driving my 1964 Hawk. I was rear ended in Ocean City Ma. in bumper to bumper traffic a few years ago in our Lark Convertible where the deck lid was damaged. My Girlfreind freaked on the guy driving a Nissan Armada (Big Boat) about turning around to yell at his kids while his wife was in the front seat and his mother in the backseat with the Kids. Our deck lid was so damaged I was afraid we would not get it open to retrieve our luggage and computer while on our east coast holiday. To make matter worse it was also my birthday! After she freaked on the guy about a classic car and it's old paint for 5 minutes (poor guy) I pulled her aside and asked her to remember our tour of Studebaker International and seeing all those 1963 deck lid on the shelving units? You would have really good reason to FREAK OUT on the guy if we were in my Hawk. That seem to calm her down after calling this guy a moron for yelling at his kid with his wife there in bumper to bumper summer Saturday afternoon traffic. I made this guy wait around for the police to get a report and a good thing I did after arriving home in Canada. The offender never did report it to his insurance company and my insurance had to track him down through the police report.

I would hate to see this happen in my 64 Hawk and would worry about finding a 1964 deck lid never mind the costs of getting one. I wish the owner the best of luck repairing the damage of a negligent driver hitting a 1964 Hawk.


02-02-2014, 01:17 AM
This just may require using what is available to get the Car back on the road even if it is temporary, a '57 thru '63 Hawk Decklid should fit fine. A good '64 really IS like finding a needle in a haystack. :(

I know a Guy that his '63 GT Decklid was ruined by a runaway Avanti that slipped into reverse while warming up on fast idle! :( It was repaired using a Fiberglass replacement '53 Decklid, looks fine.

02-02-2014, 01:25 AM
Sorry about your friends misfortune. Can you all enlighten me on the what makes the 64 decklid unique?

02-02-2014, 01:34 AM
Sure Poncho, this from Bob Peterson's Post: Chance of a lifetime 4 Studebakers one price all nice. (http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?78596-Chance-of-a-lifetime-4-Studebakers-one-price-all-nice)

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/SAM_0528_zps74e9e529.jpg (http://s691.photobucket.com/user/canbstudebakers/media/SAM_0528_zps74e9e529.jpg.html)
A ONE of a Kind Stude. Decklid! A serious piece of GOLD!


02-02-2014, 01:41 AM
I have a very nice 63 but no 64's only the one on my own super hawk.

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/1964%20super%20hawk/IM002877.jpg (http://s691.photobucket.com/user/canbstudebakers/media/1964%20super%20hawk/IM002877.jpg.html)

02-02-2014, 01:46 AM
Got it! I see the difference and thanks for the photos. I hope it can be saved. It's hard to live in a disposable world while driving rare vehicles.