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ST2DE5
09-29-2008, 07:46 PM
Since I got the picture from WOLFIE [thanks Steve] The Parkview is going to be painted 2 tone blue. And my wife said she liked the 57 grill and front bumper. And I have a one 57 front fender and one 58 Scotsman front fender is there any problem putting a 57 grill and bumper on the 56. Will the 56 hood fit the 57 Grill? Don't worry purist its going to be a driver the 51 has is getting tired I have 91,000 miles on it since it was redone in 1985.

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StudeDave57
09-29-2008, 08:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

Is there any problem putting a 57 grill and bumper on the 56. Will the 56 hood fit the 57 Grill?
I'd think that a '57 (or even '58 for that matter) nose would fit the '56. The '56 hood would need work to do what you suggest, though- depending on how much of the '56 grille trim you leave, anyway...

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StudeRich
09-30-2008, 01:43 AM
Keep in mind that if you use a '58 fender, they do not have the vent doors, so you would have to re-route the air ducts, or modify the fender to have fresh air for the vent left side, or heat and cool air, if it is a right side. Also 57 hoods are a lot different. [:0]

That is a great idea, in my opinion it will improve it's looks immensely, but you really need the complete front clip from a '57 parts car.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

ST2DE5
09-30-2008, 01:50 PM
Thanks Stude Rich. I could really use a better hood. And I will need a grill and bumper. I will need a bumper anyway. I thought CI had those vent doors. What would really be nice if it had vents like my 49 truck. You get a lot better vent and are not as noisy. When we go to South Bend in May I hope to find all the stuff. Have plenty to do until then.

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7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.