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  • Needing pics of 58 Wagon with trailer hitch

    Does anyone have any photos of a 58 Studebaker Station Wagon or 58 Packard Station Wagon with a factory trailer hitch? I have a hitch on a 58 Packard Sedan, but it looks like it is not going to work on a wagon due to the clearance and way the tailgate comes down and where the license plate light and rear emblem are located. Please advise, pics are greatly appreciated! Thank you for all of your input and help.

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  • #2
    When it came time to put a hitch on my '57 Parkview (though it wasn't mine at the time) Dad modified a sedan hitch to fit the car. The car is in his garage right now. Between him and Mike, maybe they have a picture~ I can't seem to find any at this end that show what you'd want.


    StudeDave '57 [8D]
    San Diego, Ca. (for now...)
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    • #3
      Be advised that there were no Studebaker factory hitches, our's is a Draw-Tite factory hitch, and it is just the standard bar that bolts to two inboard bumper bolts and the main larger bar goes straight up the middle to the crossmember, and attaches with one large bolt. But the shelf on the Wagon requires a longer center bar than the Sedan so I had it lengthened. They made them for both but in 1979 they were NLA.

      It has a 1 7/8" Ball I used it to Tow Bar a Stude. or two, it could pull a small boat or small trailer but in those days cars did NOT have huge receivers, just 3/4" flat stock and it was made in 1957. [^]


      StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

        Be advised that there were no Studebaker factory hitches, our's is a Draw-Tite factory hitch, and it is just the standard bar that bolts to two inboard bumper bolts and the main larger bar goes straight up the middle to the crossmember, and attaches with one large bolt. But the shelf on the Wagon requires a longer center bar than the Sedan so I had it lengthened. They made them for both but in 1979 they were NLA.

        It has a 1 7/8" Ball I used it to Tow Bar a Stude. or two, it could pull a small boat or small trailer but in those days cars did NOT have huge receivers, just 3/4" flat stock and it was made in 1957. [^]



        StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
        StudeRich, do you have any pictures of your setup? We've got Draw-Tite hitches for the Larks and Avanti that have worked great, but I haven't found one for our '57 or '58. I'd have one fabricated if I had a model to use.

        Thanks,
        Will


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        '61 Lark "Isabella"
        '63 Lark "Lucy"
        '63 Wagonaire "Carl"
        A bunch of other Larks
        '50 Starlight, '55 Speedster , '58 Packard Hardtop, '59 Pickup, '64 Avanti "Jerry"

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