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starliner62
11-06-2018, 08:09 PM
Seems to me, I remember a discussion about a different style trunk mat that made for some Studebakers. I found the pictured mat in a stash of Stude parts and I have never seen one like this. No provision for a stand up spare, so I'm a little confused. I'm hoping some of you Studebaker experts can clear this up for me. Thanks in advance!

StudeNewby
11-06-2018, 08:22 PM
Jamie, do I recall that the Scotsman lacked a spare tire, or am I mistaken?

RadioRoy
11-06-2018, 09:19 PM
How about if... The left side of the picture goes to the front of the car? The cut out on the top of the picture is where the spare goes?

studegary
11-06-2018, 09:34 PM
How about if... The left side of the picture goes to the front of the car? The cut out on the top of the picture is where the spare goes?

Thanks! That is what I thought also.

Hallabutt
11-06-2018, 10:21 PM
It's the pattern and weave used in 1955. At first thought that it was C/K, but checked my Speedster and the tail, to the rear of the spare, precludes that. It might be for a 1955 sedan or maybe 56, whichever the spare lies flat.

StudeRich
11-07-2018, 02:15 AM
This Mat is for a Stand up Spare Car, as all '53-'58 Sedans except Scotsman Models have.
However the shape looks a bit wrong, so if it does not fit a Stude. Sedan Trunk, it simply is for another Make. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/smilies/001_rolleyes.gif

All C & K Models '53 to '64 have Lay-Down Spares, so no Tire cutout like that.

Hallabutt
11-08-2018, 03:20 AM
So does anyone want to school me on trunk mats? I've had quite a few cars some had mats when I got them, but the vast majority had none. Did all Studebakers come with mats, or as I guess, some did and some did not. Anyone willing to satisfy this inquiring mind?

tim333
11-08-2018, 01:29 PM
76865Doesn’t look anywhere close to the mat in my 57 Commander 4dr.
Don’t know why pic posted sideways, sorry.

StudeRich
11-08-2018, 03:28 PM
They ALL did, but few survived.

The woven Burtex Type were the early ones, the Hogs tooth Design imprinted Rubber ones followed.
Most NICE restored Cars now have the Repro Vinyl Replacement Mats that Look a bit correct, but are the wrong, and thinner material.

Mark Klinger
11-08-2018, 04:54 PM
This is the trunk mat in the '57 Golden Hawk with a pic of the underlayment. Mat isn't Burtex like the sides but a woven, nylon/plastic material, but it was certainly made to fit. BTW, it cleaned up pretty well.

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StudeRich
11-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Has anyone ever seen a Golden Hawk with a Packard/Packard Hawk similar, full trunk lining like this, or is it GH 500 only, or owner modified?

Jeff_H
11-08-2018, 06:46 PM
That black material under the mat looks like roofing tar paper? The white lines are used to get the next course lined up as you roll it out. Someone may have put that in for sound deadening.

studegary
11-08-2018, 10:02 PM
Has anyone ever seen a Golden Hawk with a Packard/Packard Hawk similar, full trunk lining like this, or is it GH 500 only, or owner modified?

You probably mean Golden Hawk 400, but I get your "drift". I think that the full lining was only on the Packard Hawk, the Golden Hawk 400 and one prototype/experimental/practice/special Golden Hawk.

Mark Klinger
11-09-2018, 07:41 AM
You probably mean Golden Hawk 400, but I get your "drift". I think that the full lining was only on the Packard Hawk, the Golden Hawk 400 and one prototype/experimental/practice/special Golden Hawk.

And this would be that prototype/experimental/practice/special Golden Hawk as discussed at length in this thread http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?89712-Also-a-new-1957-Golden-Hawk-Owner-but-a-400-Hope-so The "tarpaper" looks to be just that and was factory installed in the trunk as well as the interior front floorboard. Another oddity are the 2 piece sill plates instead of the wide, embossed factory GH sills which were changed for '58 to the narrow plain style.


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StudeRich
11-09-2018, 03:44 PM
Well that answers my question then, THIS is not your "run of Mill", average '57 Golden Hawk to have everyone copy to be correct. :ohmy:

starliner62
11-09-2018, 07:25 PM
Well, it.certainly doesn't fit in the trunk of a 55 Sedan.

whitehawk759
11-11-2018, 03:41 PM
This is the trunk mat in the '57 Golden Hawk with a pic of the underlayment. Mat isn't Burtex like the sides but a woven, nylon/plastic material, but it was certainly made to fit. BTW, it cleaned up pretty well.

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I would love to have this fully lined trunk in my 61 Hawk. Any chance of someone doing a re-pop on this?

Mark Klinger
11-11-2018, 06:05 PM
I would love to have this fully lined trunk in my 61 Hawk. Any chance of someone doing a re-pop on this?
You can try Rene at Southeast Studebaker. I know the Burtex is very hard to get in the correct color (Gray&White) and to reproduce he needs to order like 10,000 yds or something equally outrageous. I found some Blue & White at Original Auto Interiors, you could buy the sheet 76" x 54" for $139, if you're not trying to match an existing color that should work and you can supply to Rene for fabrication. I was hoping to do the mat in Burtex to match the sides. It does make a nice looking trunk.

hausdok
01-01-2019, 07:07 AM
Has anyone ever seen a Golden Hawk with a Packard/Packard Hawk similar, full trunk lining like this, or is it GH 500 only, or owner modified?

Left photo - PH Survivor, Right photo - PH Restomod with incorrect trunk lining
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drrotor
01-05-2019, 10:52 PM
Seems to me, I remember a discussion about a different style trunk mat that made for some Studebakers. I found the pictured mat in a stash of Stude parts and I have never seen one like this. No provision for a stand up spare, so I'm a little confused. I'm hoping some of you Studebaker experts can clear this up for me. Thanks in advance!

My '50 Land Cruiser with stand up spare looks very much like this, although I should go out tomorrow and have a better look at it... I think the material is the same, too. If I remember, I'll shoot a picture.