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    Any place I might be able to go for a nos champ grill for my lark?

    Or do I just wait for eBay and Craigslist to produce one.

    I think there are two on eBay right now. but both are Painted white. I want a chrome one.
    I might have to buy it and have it chromed.

  • #2
    Patience, there are folks here who have salvaged many many part cars.

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    • #3
      Studebaker International had a few left, the last time I checked. You need to ask. It's not in the catalog.

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      • #4
        Last time I was at SI in South Bend they had a new Champ grill
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        "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

        1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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        • #5
          SI has or at least had a NOS white champ one in the showroom.
          Chris Dresbach

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          • #6
            ‚Äčan NOS grille will likely be less expensive than having a plain one chromed.
            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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            • #7
              Brian, do you already have a '61-'63 Front bumper for it, so the Grille does not appear to be almost touching the Bumper? With a Champ Grille it may be Below the Bumper.

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              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                No, I don't have the bumper. I didn't even know that would be a issue! I might tuck the front bumper alittle. Maybe that will help. Idk. I don't plan on a full restoration type build. More of a resto-mod.


                Funny thing is I almost went to south bend today to check out the Studebaker trees...

                Maybe I'll go next Saturday and check out SI

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                • #9
                  South Bend SI is closed to the public. It's being used as a warehouse and is open during special Studebaker events. The Greenfield store is the only one open now.
                  Originally posted by Studelarkrod View Post
                  No, I don't have the bumper. I didn't even know that would be a issue! I might tuck the front bumper alittle. Maybe that will help. Idk. I don't plan on a full restoration type build. More of a resto-mod.


                  Funny thing is I almost went to south bend today to check out the Studebaker trees...

                  Maybe I'll go next Saturday and check out SI
                  sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
                  1950 Champion Convertible
                  1950 Champion 4Dr
                  1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
                  1957 Thunderbird

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Studelarkrod View Post
                    No, I don't have the bumper. I didn't even know that would be a issue! I might tuck the front bumper alittle. Maybe that will help. Idk. I don't plan on a full restoration type build. More of a resto-mod.


                    Funny thing is I almost went to south bend today to check out the Studebaker trees...

                    Maybe I'll go next Saturday and check out SI
                    SI is open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Would call Greenfield to confirm that Ed was there.

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                    • #11
                      Ok, good to know they aren't open in South bend.

                      Thanks guys.

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                      • #12
                        I remember two vendors at York who had beautiful Champ grills. One had the side grills match. If I ever get a '59 or '60 Lark again I will use these items rather than the stock Lark ones. I really like the look.
                        Joe Roberts
                        '61 R1 Champ
                        '65 Cruiser
                        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                        • #13
                          The side grills are different too?

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                          • #14
                            Called SI and they don't have a chrome one. And the white one they have in stock is 400$

                            I probably can swing having one chromed. But it will have to be cheaper then 400 to start!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Studelarkrod View Post
                              The side grills are different too?
                              The side grills for 1961-64 Champs are the same as the '59 Lark side grills, slotted instead of eggcrated like the '60.
                              Mike Davis
                              Regional Manager, North Carolina
                              1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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