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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by bekglm1 View Post
    will GT tail light shells fit a 56 C rear fender? I realize that the top of the fender trim strip is different, so will the trim and light fixture fit on a 56 hawk?
    are the GT shells side specific or interchangeable side to side
    Thanks
    You would have to build up the rear quarter panel of the 1956 to the contour of the 1962-1964 quarter panel.

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  • rockne10
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    The Chassis Catalog indicates the flat gravel deflector was used on 1953 models 14G and 4H without any before or after serial number notes. Part#533578P. The curved deflector with cutout for exhaust was used in 1954 models 15G and 5H without any before or after serial number notes. Part#535135P.

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  • bekglm1
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    will GT tail light shells fit a 56 C rear fender? I realize that the top of the fender trim strip is different, so will the trim and light fixture fit on a 56 hawk?
    are the GT shells side specific or interchangeable side to side
    Thanks

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  • Jeff_H
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    Nate,

    Here you go....





    Its not really a gravel pan or trim panel at all. Notice it does not stick below the bottom of the rear frame crossmember. I think its really just to hide and protect the wiring for the tail lights and the license plate lights.

    Its held on with 3 bolts to the bottom rear flange on the frame member and then sticks up to form a tray for the wires. I can see why a lot of cars have been upgraded to the later style since it does look a little unfinished.

    Jeff in ND

    '53 Champion Hardtop

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  • S2DSteve
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    I'm wondering if the larger rear valence wasn't a mid-year change. I've had a couple of relatively unmolested 53's that had the larger valence with cutout.


    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?)

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    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



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  • N8N
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    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
    http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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  • kurtruk
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    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)


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  • Pat Dilling
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    Thanks! I sent you an email.

    Pat

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

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  • sals54
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    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

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    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



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  • Pat Dilling
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    That's good stuff guys, thank you vey much


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

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  • N8N
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    by "exhaust deflector" you mean "gravel shield?" there are differences...

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

    nate

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    55 Commander Starlight
    http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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  • Studeman
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    .. 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

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  • N8N
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    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
    http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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