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30seagrave
09-06-2012, 02:48 PM
The ferrous termites have had a feast on the rear lip of the trunk lid that I have, bad enough to make it past saving. Can anyone help??????????

studegary
09-06-2012, 03:19 PM
The ferrous termites have had a feast on the rear lip of the trunk lid that I have, bad enough to make it past saving. Can anyone help??????????

I would continue searching, but that lid is both rare and repairable.
I would start the repair. Make replacement sections and then cut out the rusty part.
A friend of mine searched for years for a rare trunk lid. His was worse than yours. When he just got finished rebuilding what he had to work with, he found another one at Hershey.

EDIT: You could put a 1953-1955 C/K trunk lid on it. Many/most would not notice the difference.

StudeRich
09-06-2012, 04:01 PM
I have to agree with Gary, as SUPER Rare as those beautiful '64 GT Decklids are, every one still in one piece needs to be restored, you may never find one better than yours. :(

studebaker56j
09-06-2012, 04:30 PM
The ferrous termites have had a feast on the rear lip of the trunk lid that I have, bad enough to make it past saving. Can anyone help??????????

I am trying to buy one from an estate

studebaker56j
09-06-2012, 04:43 PM
The ferrous termites have had a feast on the rear lip of the trunk lid that I have, bad enough to make it past saving. Can anyone help??????????

The estate wants 6 to 700 what do you think
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jlmccuan
09-06-2012, 04:52 PM
You can get a new fiberglass bolton for $495 from http://www.classglassperformance.com/53%20Studebaker.html

fpstude
09-06-2012, 06:05 PM
It doesn't help your problem, but you could be looking for a good overlay for a '62 or '63 GT.

Milaca
09-06-2012, 06:27 PM
If all else fells, you could take a 1963 or older Hawk trunklid and fill in the indentation with body filler until the shape matches that of a 1964 lid but you may want to own stock in a body filler manufacturing company before purchasing. :)

63t-cab
09-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Ya but then need to open up the inner lid to make the 64 lock fit like a 64 should. at least that's what I think.
If all else fells, you could take a 1963 or older Hawk trunklid and fill in the indentation with body filler until the shape matches that of a 1964 lid but you may want to own stock in a body filler manufacturing company before purchasing. :)

63 R2 Hawk
09-06-2012, 06:44 PM
I have been looking for a good '62-'63 trunk lid for years now, I can't imagine how hard it would be to come across a '64! Filling the recess in a '62/'63 lid would not be feasable, it would eventually crack and probably be too heavy to stay up. Might be able to shape and weld a panel to replace the overlay recess, but that would take some very skillful metalsmithing.

sweetolbob
09-06-2012, 07:20 PM
The ferrous termites have had a feast on the rear lip of the trunk lid that I have, bad enough to make it past saving. Can anyone help??????????

First, I'd find a good body shop and get an estimate. Might be cheaper than finding another one.

If that is financially out of the question, ask around at car meets or auto paint stores for the local folks that build panels for rodders. In my little corner of the world, I know a fellow that has a small shop and wants/needs his independence. He's always looking for work and his metal skills are excellent. He charges way less than professional shops. The HAMB is full of these kind of folks so I know they exist everywhere. Just ask around, they may even find you then.

Bob

studebaker-R2-4-me
09-06-2012, 07:34 PM
If I ever found a 1964 deck lid I would buy it on the spot no matter what the guy was asking for it! I dread the day that I am rear-ended by someone not paying attention as happened in Ocean City Maryland a few years ago in our Lark convertible. My girlfriend was pretty upset that day when I had to take her aside from the accident to tell her not to worry about it. I guess she did not remember the day we toured and pointed up to the hundred or so deck lids available at Studebaker International for 1963's.

As for your deck lid, it is totally repairable. Check out the Classic Industries Website which has a lower deck lid repair strip listed for $45. I would start with that or you may save a bit money if you bought another 64 to get another lid....but that is another story and path I'm sure you don't want to go down.

http://www.classicent.com/coupes_hawks.php

Allen

candbstudebakers
09-06-2012, 11:49 PM
My body man can fix most anything I take in, I have a trunk lid that some one started to fill in but did not finish, not to bad either and as for other trunks I have them a couple of 56's and any good 62-63 that I come on with good rear ripples I make in to a 57-61 they are the ones that need a nice clean back the 62-63 can use an over lay to cover hard to fix ripples, 2 at the blaster right now, see my post about South Bend in May.

K-Hawk
09-07-2012, 08:29 AM
Hi guys - I have a 1964 GT Hawk for sale on San Diego Craigslist. The car does not have a powertrain but is a solid car in a perfect position for a repaint and motor installation. ($4.000)

You can see the ad here: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/3252005486.htmlP
Perhaps you could combine the trunk from an older Lincoln, one with the tire impression in it for a custom look.

30seagrave
09-07-2012, 01:44 PM
If it wasn't for the $1200.00+ transportation charge, I would definitely be interested, might even offer up the collection of supercharger bits that came with my 64 that definitely was not a factory supercharged car(although some of the mounting pieces have been IDed as Hawk parts). I guess that I need to bone up on my bodywork skills!!

swvalcon
09-07-2012, 01:55 PM
If you weren't so far a way I would say drop it off at my shop and I would rebuild it for you for a desent price. Looks like a rebuildable lid to me. Not a peice of cake but as rare as they are it should be do-able.

studefan
09-07-2012, 02:25 PM
30seagrave, the

jlmccuan
09-07-2012, 05:36 PM
From the SDC ad section, it's even white.
1964 Hawk trunk lid. No rust or dents. Astra White, perfect. $600 you pick up. Also have a few other Hawk parts. Call for details. Don, 407-425-8090. FL (8/12)

black9fourfour
09-07-2012, 05:48 PM
Or you could buy my complete 64 GT Hawk and use all the parts you need: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?65012-1964-GT-Hawk-For-Sale

There is absolutely NO rust on the car.

Only $4,000

SHAUN

30seagrave
09-07-2012, 07:24 PM
Called on the one in FL, no answer but I left a message that I was very interested, but never got a call back so I assume that it has already been adopted.
Shaun, love to have your GT but the ride to TN is pretty pricey, And I think your car is too good to part out. I will think on it and may give you a call.....

dustybob
09-08-2012, 08:28 PM
Sent you a PM.

Dustybob

effiedude
09-10-2012, 01:13 PM
I've got a 1962 Stude GT trunk lid without the insert thats rust free for say 200 bucks. I am in Northwestern washington state but I could ship it I guess. In fact I have the entire car if Your truely needing some parts, I have however removed the drivetrain.
~effiedude

30seagrave
09-11-2012, 11:29 AM
I appreciate the offer, but I think that shipping would be a killer on both the decklid or the whole car. I may end up just seeing if I can source a 53-55 decklid closer to home

studebaker56j
09-11-2012, 04:51 PM
I have one in wisconsin

30seagrave
09-12-2012, 09:03 AM
studebaker56j....PM sent