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  • 63 Lark Custom R2 Window Trim Question

    Restoring a 63 Lark 2 door sedan it is the Custom trim level. Around the glass, on the exterior of the doors, there are three pieces of stainless trim. It looks as though they were compression fitted on at the factory. On two of the pieces, have two tabs that fold over on the inside of the door. The last piece does not have a tab. I am sure by lifting these two tabs, these pieces are just not going to fall off. Question 1, is it better to remove this stainless prior to painting the car or is it better to tape over them and leave them on the car? While the car is going through a ground up restoration, these pieces look like a nightmare project to put back on. Unless someone is able to explain a way that I have not thought of with a rubber mallet and block of wood. Question 2, how tough are they to get off without damaging? Question 3, how tough are they to put back on?

    Also I am looking for a main wiring harness for the same car (1963 Lark Custom, 289, 4 speed, R2, 2 door). Are these even being reproduced? Also in need of a nos/excellent used black dash and seat covers. Seats are solid black, fronts are buckets and rear is your regular bench seat. On the seats, I would be open to black with white inserts. Any ideas?

    Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    I used to own a 63 Lark Custom 2 door sedan which I sold a few years ago. I had the same questions about the window trim. I decided to keep in on and paint around it, but maybe someone else has other ideas. The wiring harness is available from Studebaker International. They also sell a dashboard overlay, if you can't find a decent dash. I had Phantom make my seat covers. They did a beautiful job but they were expensive. Below is a picture of the car.


    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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      I used to own a 63 Lark Custom 2 door sedan which I sold a few years ago. I had the same questions about the window trim. I decided to keep in on and paint around it, but maybe someone else has other ideas. The wiring harness is available from Studebaker International. They also sell a dashboard overlay, if you can't find a decent dash. I had Phantom make my seat covers. They did a beautiful job but they were expensive. Below is a picture of the car.


      Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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