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  • #2
    Never seen daimond plate on a Stude.


    Alex Nelsen
    1954 Champion Coupe
    Lizella, GA
    Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
    Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
    Lizella, GA

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    • #3
      A lot of west coast Studes have that kind of wrap around rear bumper.
      Must be a regional thing, maybe dealer added....
      Jeff[8D]


      quote:Originally posted by Nelsen Motorsports

      Never seen daimond plate on a Stude.
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        I have seen those heavy duty bumpers on all kinds of trucks here in the south. It must have been an industry standard on real working trucks. Heck...I have seen those bumpers still intact in junk yards lying just behind the "heap" of rust that used to be the truck it was attached to!

        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
        SDC member since 1975
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Nelsen Motorsports

          Never seen daimond plate on a Stude.
          It was a factory accessory.



          Craig

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          • #6
            [b]Great Eye Candy today!...and educational to boot!

            John Clary
            Greer, SC

            Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
            SDC member since 1975
            John Clary
            Greer, SC

            SDC member since 1975

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            • #7
              Love those Champs



              [IMG]
              Home of the Fried Green Tomato
              "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

              1960 Champ
              1964 Daytona HT
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              Home of the Fried Green Tomato

              "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

              1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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              • #8
                My question is can you put a 64 front end on these trucks?



                101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                • #9
                  Looks very much like the diamond plate bumper on my Champ. What brought my attention is the rubber edging between the bumper & bedside and the way it curves inward at the front lower side. Later on today I'll look at the tag & post whatever I can read off of it.

                  60 Lark convertible
                  61 Champ
                  62 Daytona convertible
                  63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2)
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan
                  59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                  60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                  61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                  62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                  63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                  64 Zip Van
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                  66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                  • #10
                    My experience thru the years (and many Stude trucks) has been to find more with those step bumpers than with the factory rear bumpers (non-step style).

                    Nice Champ. Some stainless or white painted wheelcovers would top it off.

                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1963 Cruiser
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe
                    1957 President two door

                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                    • #11
                      "My question is can you put a 64 front end on these trucks?"

                      You can, and I helped do one once, however it is a chore.

                      The easy part is that the 64 fenders will bolt on, and the raised side line will even match up to the one on the door.

                      The hood is where the real work begins. Because the early lark cowl has a different shape, you have to cut both hoods about 6 or 8 inches ahead of the rear edge, and do a graft, most of the '64 hood onto the rear of the truck hood.

                      Then you have to figure out how to get air to the heater/vents, and how to make the lower valance/front bumper look "right" given the truck frame rails.

                      There has been a picture of one posted on this forum. Maybe someone can share it again?

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                      • #12
                        Wow, you learn something new every day.
                        Rog

                        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                        Smithtown,NY
                        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                        Smithtown,NY
                        Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                        • #13
                          You mean this pic?



                          <h5>Mark
                          '57 Transtar Deluxe
                          Vancouver Island Chapter
                          http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


                          Mark Hayden
                          '66 Commander
                          Zone Coordinator
                          Pacific Can-Am Zone


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                          • #14
                            Interesting photo. Looks like maybe the firewall, windshield, and door were changed also.
                            Klif

                            55 Speedster
                            63 Avanti R2
                            63 Lark R2
                            55 Speedster/Street Machine
                            63 Avanti R2
                            64 Convertible R1

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                            • #15
                              Geez! If they had modernized the Champ that way in '64, I bet they'd have sold like hotcakes.


                              [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                              Clark in San Diego
                              '63 F2/Lark Standard
                              http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                              www.studebakersandiego.com
                              Clark in San Diego
                              '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
                              http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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