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    Somewhere I read an article about Super Lark wheels, that they were 5" and not 4.5". Could someone clearify this for me? Maybe it was 64 and not 63? Thanks for the help
    PAUL

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    Yes some of the R Engined Cars did get Avanti 5 inch Wheels.

    Also the 2 Door Sedans with the normally 13 ga. Frame should have the 11 ga. frame.
    Last edited by StudeRich; 03-15-2012, 11:16 AM.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Paul: Cousin George Krem has been doing extensive research on the very first Super Larks and Super Hawks for an up-coming Turning Wheels article on same.

      He has discovered that 5" wheels were originally specified as part of Package cars, but they "soon" began using the 4 1/2" wheels on those cars too.

      George doesn't believe more than a dozen or so probably left South Bend with the wider wheels, if that many; all early cars. The article is scheduled to appear in a month or two (i.e., right away) so stay tuned for particulars. BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

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      • #4
        THANKS GUYS! I thought I read that somewhere and just wanted to confirm.
        PAUL

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        • #5
          Our 63 R2 came with the smaller wheels. It is a full package car. The only difference in the wheels is that they were slightly different so that you could run them with the disc brakes and they wouldn't rub.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 58PackardWagon View Post
            Our 63 R2 came with the smaller wheels. It is a full package car. The only difference in the wheels is that they were slightly different so that you could run them with the disc brakes and they wouldn't rub.
            Hello I am wondering about your 63 full package lark. I have a 63 full package Daytona with super red paint and powershift radio delete. There were only 9 full package R2 larks built I have one there is one about an hour south of me and the one you have are the only 3 of 9 that I know of. Do you know about any others?
            John

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