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PeterHawk
01-29-2017, 11:25 AM
What Studebaker vehicles had a spare tire molded onto the trunk lid other than the Packard Hawk?

rkapteyn
01-29-2017, 12:21 PM
Non were moulded in
Both the accessory fake spare tires on Hawks and the one on the Packard Hawks were bolted on regular trunk lids.

PeterHawk
01-29-2017, 01:25 PM
Non were moulded in
Both the accessory fake spare tires on Hawks and the one on the Packard Hawks were bolted on regular trunk lids.

What year Hawk models and were they factory equipment or accessories

bezhawk
01-29-2017, 04:17 PM
Optional on 58-later cars. Usually only seen on 58s

rockne10
01-29-2017, 06:51 PM
The faux continental kit was part # AC-2919 and is listed in the parts catalog as an accessory for the K3, K7 and J models for 1958. It was standard on the Packard Hawk (K9) and consisted of the cover-1327181p, ornament-1327176 and the bead-1327180.

bezhawk
01-29-2017, 07:59 PM
Sorry, Brad, that is not exactly true, the Packard Hawk overlay was larger, and more rounded. It also did not have the outer trim, just a gasket.

RadioRoy
01-30-2017, 03:35 PM
There was also one with a chunk of tire tread sticking out from the bottom/back end. Supposed to look like a real tire was inside. Was it aftermarket? I used to see them in the 70's on C and K cars.

rockne10
01-30-2017, 04:35 PM
... did not have the outer trim, just a gasket.Would that not be the "bead?" That's what the parts catalog called it.

52hawk
01-30-2017, 07:22 PM
The August 2016 issue of TW shows acc #2919 "continental wheel cover" available for 1961 !! I have one,painted to match my car,but have never decided to mount it.

StudeRich
01-30-2017, 11:52 PM
The Accessory ones were to be installed on the very Flat Sedan Trunk Lids as well, so would "Work" on any '56 to '58 Sedan, even though it was not introduced until 1958.

Mark Klinger
01-31-2017, 11:42 AM
There's one installed on our 57 GH along with the chrome tail light bezels. It must be the AC-2919 accessory as it also has the bead around it.
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Lou Van Anne
01-31-2017, 12:23 PM
Why add something fake?

RadioRoy
01-31-2017, 01:36 PM
There is no accounting for taste. Everyone likes different things.

paintim613
01-31-2017, 06:00 PM
Adding something to make a car more desirable to the owner is just fine. And as evidenced by our custom, it can open up many conversations about Studes. In fact, ours is often called a factory car which really starts a conversation.

PeterHawk
01-31-2017, 06:31 PM
The reason I asked is because I just ran across a trunk lid with one mounted. I will now go back for a closer look.

packardHawk58
09-30-2018, 04:12 AM
I also have a 57 Golden Hawk with the same spare wheel accessory on the trunklid, it appears to have been fitted from the day, maybe dealership. the car has been off the road for 37 years of its life.
The PackardHawk standard spare wheel cover is totally different in shape and design.

swvalcon
09-30-2018, 10:09 AM
Lou Van Anne Ask Hollywood.

bensherb
10-01-2018, 01:53 PM
Why add something fake?

Wire wheel covers, knock off spinners, etc,etc...Why not? Consider the other factory stock or accessory adornments that serve no practical purpose.

52hawk
10-02-2018, 09:34 AM
Wire wheel covers, knock off spinners, etc,etc...Why not? Consider the other factory stock or accessory adornments that serve no practical purpose.
One certain auto manufacturer actually bolted large FINS over the original fenders, simply for looks!

TWChamp
10-02-2018, 11:15 AM
One certain auto manufacturer actually bolted large FINS over the original fenders, simply for looks!

I thought that was for stability at speeds in excess of 100 MPH. At least the Studebaker fins look good, and not gaudy.

52hawk
10-03-2018, 09:52 AM
Hmm,too bad I sold my Hawk. I just realized I never drove it over 100mph,so I couldn't test your theory! Somebody on this forum mentioned sliding beer cans down the fin at speed though.