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  • Deck Lid "Spare Tire Decoration" Clarification

    Was the deck lid "Spare Tire Decoration" available on any model prior to 1958? Was it standard equipment on any '58 Studebaker or Packard model ? Thanks, Dan

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    '58 Packard Hawk for sure.
    Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
    '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
    '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
    '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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    • #3
      Hi,

      According to the 53-58 Studebaker and 57-58 Packard Body Parts Catalog that I have (Page 346):

      Part number 1327181P COVER, deck lid Ctontinental wheel is standard equipment on model K9 (Hawk); but..
      Part number AC-2929 COVER KIT, Continental wheel was available as an accessory for body styles K3 to K7 and for body style J.

      To download a free copy of the catalog, CLICK HERE
      Last edited by hausdok; 01-19-2012, 09:26 AM.
      Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
      Kenmore, Washington
      hausdok@msn.com

      '58 Packard Hawk
      '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
      '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
      '69 Pontiac Firebird
      (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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      • #4
        Hausdok, to clarify, this is for 1958 models only, correct ? Thanks, Dan

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        • #5
          Hi,

          Yes, it was standard equipment on the Packard Hawk only and the P.H. was only produced in '58.

          It's listed as an available accessory for all 1958 K3 thru K7 and the J bodies and only for 58L which is the Packard.

          That said, there's nothing to preclude someone from plunking on on the rear deck of any Studebaker K body or J body; it just wouldn't be "correct."
          Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
          Kenmore, Washington
          hausdok@msn.com

          '58 Packard Hawk
          '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
          '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
          '69 Pontiac Firebird
          (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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          • #6
            If it will fit the J bodys it should also work on the sedans, just not be correct, right ????
            Klif
            55 Speedster/Street Machine
            63 Avanti R2
            64 Convertible R1

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            • #7
              Originally posted by klifton1 View Post
              If it will fit the J bodys it should also work on the sedans, just not be correct, right ????
              Yes! There's a small inset photo of one on a '58 sedan in the 1958 Accessories Catalog reprinted on this thread: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...hlight=panther

              Craig

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              • #8
                Not that I would do it, but since it fits on all K bodies, it certainly should fit on any C body, too.

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                • #9
                  I have one for my Hawk,[61] but can't decide if I want it on the car or not!
                  Oglesby,Il.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 52hawk View Post
                    I have one for my Hawk,[61] but can't decide if I want it on the car or not!
                    Well, if you don't want to use it and you want to let it go, shoot me a PM and maybe we can work something out. Rusty Hawk arrived from Southern California without his fake spare and when I called the dealer he claimed the folks that had him threw it away. I think the dealer was just too lazy to drive 150 miles back to the seller's house to look for it, but I had no proof, so....
                    Last edited by hausdok; 01-20-2012, 09:51 AM.
                    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
                    Kenmore, Washington
                    hausdok@msn.com

                    '58 Packard Hawk
                    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
                    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
                    '69 Pontiac Firebird
                    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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                    • #11
                      It is my understanding that the ones available as a Studebaker option was NOT the same one as on the Packard Hawk!
                      Bez Auto Alchemy
                      573-318-8948
                      http://bezautoalchemy.com


                      "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                      • #12
                        bezhawk, perhaps the Packard Hawk units were actuall embossed into the deck lid and the others were simply bolt on units. I can't decipher from the photographs I have available. Good observation, thanks. Dan

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CarCrosswordDan View Post
                          bezhawk, perhaps the Packard Hawk units were actuall embossed into the deck lid and the others were simply bolt on units. I can't decipher from the photographs I have available. Good observation, thanks. Dan
                          No, they were not "...embossed into the deck lid..." Packard Hawks used the same deck lid as 1953-1955 C/K models.
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CarCrosswordDan View Post
                            bezhawk, perhaps the Packard Hawk units were actuall embossed into the deck lid and the others were simply bolt on units. I can't decipher from the photographs I have available. Good observation, thanks. Dan
                            Nope, as Gary has already said - not embossed. I think the reason that folks think they're embossed in so many photos is that in a lot of the photos of repainted P.H.s I've seen the cover bead is missing and the covers are bolted directly onto the trunk lid. Once you paint the lid with the cover in place it looks seamless but is not "correct." For reference, the bead part number is 1327180. I'm looking for both the cover and the bead.
                            Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
                            Kenmore, Washington
                            hausdok@msn.com

                            '58 Packard Hawk
                            '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
                            '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
                            '69 Pontiac Firebird
                            (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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                            • #15
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                              Oglesby,Il.

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