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  • Packard Hawk Front Clip Needed

    Due to the changes from our new Project Manager we find ourselves in need of a Packard Hawk front clip. We need from the front bumper to the firewall. Condition is not an issue as long as all the parts are there. We have a fiberglass guy on our team who could fix one that got cracked or? Please feel free to PM me if you have or know of a clip we might purchase.
    Dan

  • #2
    Dan no front clip but do have a set of hens teeth. ( if you get my drift) good luck.....Bob
    Candbstudebakers
    Castro Valley,
    California


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    • #3
      I know it is a long shot but you have to try. I have a guy who can fab one if he had a model to work from. So that might be the way to go. I will be in your neck of the woods at the end of the month and will try to fit in a visit.
      Dan

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      • #4
        IIRC, the complete front clip isn't required for a race car build. Any C/K front fenders could be used, possibly with modification. The fiberglass hood and front fascia would be the challenge; bumpers could be easily fabbed.

        jack vines
        PackardV8

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        • #5
          I remember NOS hoods, at least the outer, in South Bend. Likely, SI has them now. Not something that they would put in a catalog. Give SI a call.

          EDIT: Matthew, now at Stephen Allen's, parted out a Packard Hawk in the recent past. Give him a call.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Thank you for all the leads and information. I will follow up and see what can be found. I was told that the deck lids were also PK only units. Is that true?
            Dan

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            • #7
              Originally posted by studegary View Post
              I remember NOS hoods, at least the outer, in South Bend. Likely, SI has them now. Not something that they would put in a catalog. Give SI a call.

              EDIT: Matthew, now at Stephen Allen's, parted out a Packard Hawk in the recent past. Give him a call.
              Someone bought the whole car and is coming down next week to remove whatever he wants. Not sure there will be anything left but scrap.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SilverHawkDan View Post
                Thank you for all the leads and information. I will follow up and see what can be found. I was told that the deck lids were also PK only units. Is that true?
                Dan
                Technically yes, but in reality - NO. The outer skin is the same as a 1953-1955 C/K lid, except for the bolt on phony spare (continental kit). The inner web is different than a 1953, for example, but only a VERY few people would know the difference. In other words, use any '53-'55 C/K trunk lid.
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  Dan
                  I have a complete front bumper set for a PH with the correct irons.

                  But it I am in the UK and shipping will be brutal. I.e. In the GBP 350.00 mark

                  currently I am in Nuremberg returning to England at a leisurely pace on a studebaker adventure

                  But like Bob Peterson mentioned PH stuff is rather thin on the ground.

                  Regards
                  Greg
                  Greg Diffen

                  Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                  Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                  1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                  1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                  1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                  1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                  1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                  1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                  1988 Avanti Convertible

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                  • #10
                    Dan, I have five hoods, five noses, three grills, bumpers etc .
                    I am in Oz and can ship parts back to Indianapolis through a buddy who lives there but obviously you might find something closer to home.
                    The front fenders are C & K front fenders but are slightly modified on the lower front to accommodate the wrap around fibreglass bumper.
                    since you are building a race car I suppose you don't have to be too original in that area.
                    Brian Greenall
                    Melbourne, OZ
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                    • #11
                      Hey Brian, how are you going with the Champ & Hawk grilles? We have customers waiting.

                      Chris.

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                      • #12
                        Hey Chris, they have been sitting at my workshop for three weeks now waiting for you to organise pickup!
                        Brian Greenall
                        Melbourne, OZ
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                        • #13
                          Greg,

                          I am working on a deal here in the states but not sure how it will work out so I will keep you two in mind as we search out the parts. Thank you for the reply. The class rules call for the car to be original in size and shape and having all body panels in the original place. So in essence the car has to appear to be as it came off the showroom with only a few changes for safety allowed. So using parts that are original is easier than trying to fake it.
                          Dan

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                          • #14
                            One thing is for sure, there will be no other car exactly like it on the track.
                            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                            17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                            10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                            10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                            4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                            5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                            56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                            60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                            • #15
                              Dan, I sent you a PM.
                              Originally posted by SilverHawkDan View Post
                              Due to the changes from our new Project Manager we find ourselves in need of a Packard Hawk front clip. We need from the front bumper to the firewall. Condition is not an issue as long as all the parts are there. We have a fiberglass guy on our team who could fix one that got cracked or? Please feel free to PM me if you have or know of a clip we might purchase.
                              Dan

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