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01-18-2014, 01:11 PM
New to the form. I have a '60 Lark and a '59 Splver Hawk and am completing a '46 Packard Clipper Deluxe. Any help would be appreciated.
How is the Silver Hawk emblem and script removed from the fins so car can be painted? Is it attached with a adhesive that can be heated and removed?

01-18-2014, 01:19 PM
They are retained with 'barrel clips'. That means they should pry off. (carefully!)

01-18-2014, 01:22 PM
If it's original,it has small pins or 'stakes' on the back. These are pushed into 'barrel clips' in the holes of the sheet metal. You need to pry them off[I usually use a putty knife] very carefully,and evenly[work back and forth,top to bottom,so as to pry it off equally and not bend or break it.]

01-18-2014, 01:27 PM
PS...if You should break the pins off the backside of these pot metal emblems, not to worry....they can be reinstalled using carefully trimmed 'double-sided' automotive bodyside moulding attachment tape.

01-21-2014, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the info guys - now back to work.

01-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Just curious. If you remove the fin caps, can the clips be pried off from the inside or are they too deep to reach?

01-21-2014, 06:48 PM
The clips will NOT come off the back,but with a long screwdriver,you could push them out[toward the outside of the panel] That's risky though,push just a little too much on one pin-and the emblem is broke.
BTW- new emblems can be bought from Studebaker International,and probably many other vendors...