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Lou Van Anne
10-09-2014, 12:33 AM
...used on the GT Hawks. Does anyone know where I buy them? Couldn't fine them in the SI cat.

dansct444
10-09-2014, 01:50 AM
They have them on line. They're called a Door Chevron, they're $35.00 each.

StudeRich
10-09-2014, 02:26 AM
"Inserts" are not available, you have to buy the complete Emblem.

That does kind of make sense because when the Inserts are torn and faded the "Gold" or Chrome on '63'-'64's will usually have "spiders" and pits also.

JEWELL
10-09-2014, 08:34 AM
I made inserts for my Hawk out of red, white and blue duct tape, just a temporary fix, but it looks good.

Mark

stude dude
10-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Decal kits were available for many years for the door and grille 'tri-color' emblems. Not sure who made them but they were a great idea.

We may have to investigate this further.............

Chris
STUDEBAKER of AUSTRALIA

RadioRoy
10-09-2014, 03:13 PM
They were probably made by the gentleman who makes these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200659598813?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

StudeRich
10-09-2014, 03:38 PM
That would be Stuart Tritt, he used to be our "go to" guy for all of the Car Show Trophies, Wall Plaques etc. when he had his business. Very good Guy! A dependable seller. :!:

I am not sure it was him that made the Chevron Decals 30 years ago, but I'll bet he could.

jimmijim8
10-09-2014, 03:48 PM
red white and blue electrical tape laid in the areas, then trim with a razor blade knife. cheers... I've painted them successfully. jimmijim

studegary
10-09-2014, 04:07 PM
That would be Stuart Tritt, he used to be our "go to" guy for all of the Car Show Trophies, Wall Plaques etc. when he had his business. Very good Guy! A dependable seller. :!:

I am not sure it was him that made the Chevron Decals 30 years ago, but I'll bet he could.

AFAIK, he is still in business. He has an ad in the Oct. '14 TW. Do you know something very recent?

WCP
10-09-2014, 04:11 PM
I'm sure I have some of those in an envelope somewhere. PM me.

41 Frank
10-09-2014, 04:16 PM
Stuart is around, I just saw him recently at our Zone meet. He was also at Dover and supplied the awards there.

Lou Van Anne
10-09-2014, 04:36 PM
TY Everybody

SScopelli
10-09-2014, 05:41 PM
That would be Stuart Tritt, he used to be our "go to" guy for all of the Car Show Trophies, Wall Plaques etc. when he had his business. Very good Guy! A dependable seller. :!:

I am not sure it was him that made the Chevron Decals 30 years ago, but I'll bet he could.

Think of the time it took me to tape and paint 4 of theses RWB hubcaps..

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/R1%20Lark/100%20Missc/RWB_zpse811a9e7.jpg

I had called Stuart to see if he would be willing to make Red/White/Blue inserts for the hubcaps.

He thought I was crazy..:cool:

StudeRich
10-09-2014, 10:00 PM
That is one awesome looking Jonquil Yellow '61 Vert! :!: I love "almost" everything about it.

There is always the "But" though, here it comes... it must be your choice or you would not have done it, BUT, that '62 Grille is so ugly, I would definitely have chosen the '63. At least it is a quick change. :D

But then again, it IS your wife's Car and certainly NOT mine! :lol:

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/R1%20Lark/100%20Missc/10070310025_zpsdd5b1826.jpg

fpstude
10-09-2014, 11:19 PM
In my opinion, Jonquil Yellow is by far the best color for a Lark of that vintage. I say that having a Colonial Red Lark.

fpstude
10-09-2014, 11:30 PM
Lou, when you obtain your new Door Chevrons, or repair the ones you have, be sure to install them correctly. When you face the chevron, the colors are installed red-white-blue (from left to right) on both doors. This is different than on the '63 GT Hawks.

Lou Van Anne
10-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Yes, guys, he is still doing them. $2 a set is very fair.

Lou Van Anne
10-10-2014, 10:11 AM
So Perry, did you get your final papers in order giving me that Colonial Red Lark Convertible? I'll have decided on which side of the garage to park her.
In my opinion, Jonquil Yellow is by far the best color for a Lark of that vintage. I say that having a Colonial Red Lark.

SScopelli
10-10-2014, 01:18 PM
That is one awesome looking Jonquil Yellow '61 Vert! :!: I love "almost" everything about it.

..I would definitely have chosen the '63. At least it is a quick change. :D

But then again, it IS your wife's Car and certainly NOT mine! :lol:



Thanks Rich..

I agree that color is great for that car.. Seen a 60's Vette in the GM's counterpart, and I would not get in it..

I have a 63 grill, but she wanted the 62's.. If it comes back my way, I'd do the swap..

Wife's? No, Sister's car.. :D

As someone noted.. To have a collection, you either have to have a loving wife, or no wife.. I'm in the latter category.:cool:

StudeRich
10-10-2014, 03:14 PM
Sorry about me forgetting the Lady that owns the Convertible is your Sis. I'll bet she looks great in that Yellow Convertible!

I should have explained myself about that grille, it is not that '62's are all that ugly, it is just that the somewhat narrow width of our Stude's. plus the fact that at least a third of the front end is covered by Headlights, the Lark front Panel needs more Horizontal lines to make it look wider, so those Vertical bars just ruin the effect.

The Mercedes look grille moulding looks OK, but much better with the predominantly Horizontal bars of the '63.

JoeHall
10-10-2014, 04:37 PM
I always thought the originals' red-white-blue were painted on. I bought a pair of repros for the wife's GT about 15 months ago, and in less than a year the painted parts were falling off. I just figured it was cheaply made repro.

So, were the originals painted on, or were they just stickers like the repros ?

StudeRich
10-10-2014, 04:45 PM
They were quite, thick high quality (3M's?) Vinyl stickers that lasted better than the metal base.

stude dude
10-22-2014, 06:22 AM
The original inserts were chips or 'flakes' of acrylic plastic that were glued into the emblem. We are looking into making them from the same materials.

Chris.