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    Since we have been discussing hood and fender compatibility on the Larks, I was wondering if anyone can tell me how much different the bumpers on a 64-6 Lark are to the ones on the 62-3. Are they much different?
    Thanks
    Todd


    63 Lark 2dr Sedan

  • #2
    The ends on the 64-66 wrap around further. I think a bumper extension was an option on the 62-63 models--Sasco still sells those.

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    • #3
      The '62-'63 Lark bumpers are completely different from the '64-'66 bumpers. An end extension option (Wingard) was available for the '62-'63 bumpers, but the bumpers would still look different than the '64-'66 bumpers. Anyone that knows a little about Studebakers would spot the incorrect bumpers on a car, either going early to late or vice versa.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

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      • #4
        That's right, they differ from 63-64. The 63's have a bit of a cut out for the grille. But my car will most likely have 64 bumbers, dash, and has 64 hubcaps now.[:I] But my car's a driver, and I don't care about showing it. The next Stude I build will be "factory correct". It's is just a high school car anyways, and I'm making it look how I want it to. Have you ever seen a 2 tone 63 Daytona HT?

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        • #5
          Matthew - I have seen several two-tone (not factory of course) '63 Daytona hardtops. They were usually red or black with a white top. Looks nice, but not correct (I know that you don't care about that on this car.).
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

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          • #6
            Really? Where were the two tone lines at? The olny place I can find to do it on them is the roof and trunk lid being one color, and then the rest of the car another.

            Matthew Burnette, the 15 year old Stude nut.
            [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
            63 Daytona HT (my car)
            57 Silver Hawk
            51 Champ Starlight
            63 GT Hawk
            64 Commander Wagonaire
            59 Scotsman P/U
            79 Dodge Lil Red Express
            65 Triumph Spitfire
            MANY more Studes
            And a few parts cars
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            • #7
              Matthew - IIRC, they all just made an artificial line at the base of the C-pillar to connect the bottom of the side window with the bottom of the rear window. This is sort of like Studebaker did with '53 Starliners, but they used a Studebaker nameplate to hide the break.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

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              • #8
                Cool, I'll definitely consider this...

                Matthew Burnette, the 15 year old Stude nut.
                [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
                63 Daytona HT (my car)
                57 Silver Hawk
                51 Champ Starlight
                63 GT Hawk
                64 Commander Wagonaire
                59 Scotsman P/U
                79 Dodge Lil Red Express
                65 Triumph Spitfire
                MANY more Studes
                And a few parts cars
                http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

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                • #9
                  You could probably use the '53-4 paint breaks if you wanted to; don't see why it wouldn't work.

                  Alternately, you could use the side stainless as a paint break, kind of like a '56 Hawk.

                  nate

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                  • #10
                    Sorry to bring up this old thread, however I need clarification. Are the rear bumpers different on the 64-6 than the 63? If so, how are they different? I have a chance to buy an NOS rear bumper.
                    Thanks
                    Todd


                    63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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                    • #11
                      The same answer to the rear bumper question as I posted to your front bumper question. Front and rear, '62-'63 are one type of bumper and '64-'66 are another type/style of bumper (for Lark types).
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

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                      • #12
                        How are they different? Anyone have rear photos of both for comparison?
                        Thanks
                        Todd

                        63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by tstclr

                          How are they different? Anyone have rear photos of both for comparison?
                          Thanks
                          Todd

                          63 Lark 2dr Sedan
                          The main difference is in the length of them. 1964-1966 bumpers wrap around the sides of the car. 1962-1963 bumpers are closer to straight and do not wrap around, unless you add the optional WinGuard ends.
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
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                          • #14
                            So I suppose they wouldn't look to bad then since the rear 1/4's are the same. I'm not too concerned about keeping things original since my engine is long gone, my NOS interior fabric is actually from a 64 and my TT rear end is from a 65!
                            Thanks for the clarification!
                            Todd

                            63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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                            • #15
                              They would be incorrect, but not look too bad, IF you used the later bumpers both front and rear (remember, you can see an end of each bumper at the same time, from the side).
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

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