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  • What body panels interchange with 53-54 C-K?

    Since I plan to keep my 53 "forever", I thought I might start to collect some spare body panels when the opportunity arises, just in case the unthinkable happens and some inconsiderate soul runs into my pride and joy.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and if anyone has any of these parts taking up precious space please let me know.

    Pat

    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

  • #2
    Body-wise... EVERYTHING...(depending on body-style- coupe/hardtop)
    Hood, Trunklid, doors, fenders, quarters, rear gravel deflector, air scoop, tiebar, body tub,

    Body-Style is important... Coupe doors will NOT fit a hardtop... but many other items are the same between the 2-styles.

    Some holes and trim locations differ, but the stampings are the same.
    Some trim is also year-specific. It will interchange and "fit"... but won't be technically correct (such as the tail lights, hood ornaments, etc..)

    Ray


    Specializing in Studebaker Restoration
    Ray

    www.raylinrestoration.com
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    • #3
      What Studeman said. I would add that an extra hood would probably be the most important spare to have tucked away. It's a vulnerable part and unique to '53-54.


      Steve Hudson
      The Dalles, Oregon
      1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
      1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
      1953 Champion Starliner (custom/rod project)
      1954 Champion Coupe (daily driver)
      1960 Hawk (future project?)

      Steve Hudson
      The Dalles, Oregon
      1949 \"GMOBaker\" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
      1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
      1953 "Studacudallac" (project)

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      • #4
        Thanks Ray, I need to expand my question I guess. What body panels from other years 55-61 are the same. For instance I believe that 55 doors are the same, what about rear quarter panels up through the Hawks? Since my car is modifed quite a bit, any panel I get would also have to be modified before I could use it, but at least it would be something to start fresh from rather than something that is crumpled.

        I figure if I collect this stuff, it will reduce the odds of getting hit. Kinda like expensive insurance.

        Pat

        Pat Dilling
        Olivehurst, CA
        Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

        Pat Dilling
        Olivehurst, CA
        Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


        LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Pat Dilling

          Thanks Ray, I need to expand my question I guess. What body panels from other years 55-61 are the same. For instance I believe that 55 doors are the same, what about rear quarter panels up through the Hawks? Since my car is modifed quite a bit, any panel I get would also have to be modified before I could use it, but at least it would be something to start fresh from rather than something that is crumpled.
          FWIW I used a door off a '57 Golden Hawk to replace a bashed door on my '53 Starliner.



          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
          Museum R-4 engine
          1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
          1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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          • #6
            55-56 doors are exactly the same, 57-64 do not have the "scallop" in the side. Quarters are the same save for the trim holes through 61. 62-64 have a slightly different contour in the taillight area but could be used in a pinch to keep a driver on the road.

            nate

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            55 Commander Starlight
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            • #7
              .. a few additions/notes and clarifications to above comments...

              Fenders- the OUTER front fender is the same through '64.. but the inners and area around the radiator are only the same through '54.

              Ventilators- All C/K through '64

              Lower air scoop- '53/54 only... but you could probably modify any C/K up to '64 without much trouble

              Rear bumper valance- Fits between body/bumper @ lower lip of trunklid- C/K 53-56, and again C/K 62-64. '57-61 are different below the taillights.

              Exhaust deflector- '53-'64

              Quarter Panels.. all C/K through '64 with easy modifications

              Body Tub- all coupes through '61

              Frame- all C/K through '64 with minor mods (I would try to find a GT Hawk Frame)

              Trunklid- '53-'55 C/K, but all C/K will "fit" through '64

              Trunk Floor- all C/K through '64





              Specializing in Studebaker Restoration
              Ray

              www.raylinrestoration.com
              Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

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              • #8
                by "exhaust deflector" you mean "gravel shield?" there are differences...

                http://members.cox.net/njnagel2/fors...elshields.html

                nate

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                • #9
                  That's good stuff guys, thank you vey much


                  Pat Dilling
                  Olivehurst, CA
                  Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

                  Pat Dilling
                  Olivehurst, CA
                  Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                  LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by N8N

                    by "exhaust deflector" you mean "gravel shield?" there are differences...

                    http://members.cox.net/njnagel2/fors...elshields.html
                    The '53 gravel shield was way different than the '54. It was essentially just a little strip of metal.

                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA



                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

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                    • #11
                      Pat,
                      You may not have to look too far for some of that stuff. I have much of it in my barn already. Drop me a line if you want to come by and "shop".

                      sals54
                      sals54

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                      • #12
                        Thanks! I sent you an email.

                        Pat

                        Pat Dilling
                        Olivehurst, CA
                        Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

                        Pat Dilling
                        Olivehurst, CA
                        Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                        LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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                        • #13


                          Also, if you're just wanting to put some away, call Bob at C&B(?) in Hayward/Castro Valley. If you've read the threads, you know he's closing out his yard. And since you're in California it should be worth it.

                          KURTRUK
                          (read it backwards)


                          KURTRUK
                          (read it backwards)




                          Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

                            quote:Originally posted by N8N

                            by "exhaust deflector" you mean "gravel shield?" there are differences...

                            http://members.cox.net/njnagel2/fors...elshields.html
                            The '53 gravel shield was way different than the '54. It was essentially just a little strip of metal.
                            Do you have a close up pic? I believe you but wouldn't recognize one if it bit me.

                            nate

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                            55 Commander Starlight
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by N8N
                              quote:
                              Do you have a close up pic?
                              I couldn't find one Nate (not much to photograph), but here's a description in "Studebaker's Finest"...



                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA



                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA

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