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    I recently purchased a 1958 Provincial wagon...The bottom half of the tailgate is completely missing...Does anyone have one or know of someone who might...I live in south central Illinois...Thanks !
    Last edited by fstst56; 07-16-2014, 07:43 PM.

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      Was it expensive ?

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      • #4
        I purchased the bottom half tailgate for my 57 Packard wagon from a dealer a few years ago. If I Remember right the units from SI were a few dollars cheaper than what I paid the dealer. I saved a few dollars on shipping via Greyhound so it came in about the same. Grab one from SI while they still have one, like the man said "they ain't making em anymore"
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        • #5
          They are the same from 54 to 59, so you can widen your search parameters.
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          • #6
            57 & 58 are the same unless you want to do some laying out and cutting.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ST2DE5 View Post
              57 & 58 are the same unless you want to do some laying out and cutting.
              Do tell, you THINK there is some difference between '54 and '59 except drilling or filling Moulding/Nameplate holes?

              The NOS ones are blank, some with Moulding hole templates, but of course they are not cheap. The Last New ones in the world for sale?
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                The 57 & 58 has to have the license Plate opening out side and inside to mount the bracket.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 57pack View Post
                  Grab one from SI while they still have one, like the man said "they ain't making em anymore"
                  Don't be too sure 'bout that last line.

                  Waaayy back before SI got SASCO's stuff there was N&A.
                  When I got my NOS tailgate from N&A they told me it was the 'last one'...
                  So how could there be any left when Karl got his years later...?






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                  • #10
                    Well possibly cuz Dennis some times had no idea what was or wasn't available.as some of the parts were in such a dis-ordered environment and some stuff buried under other stuff,is how that may have been the case ?
                    Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
                    Don't be too sure 'bout that last line.

                    Waaayy back before SI got SASCO's stuff there was N&A.
                    When I got my NOS tailgate from N&A they told me it was the 'last one'...
                    So how could there be any left when Karl got his years later...?






                    StudeDave '57
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
                      Well possibly cuz Dennis some times had no idea what was or wasn't available.as some of the parts were in such a dis-ordered environment and some stuff buried under other stuff, is how that may have been the case ?
                      Dennis was at N&A? I did not know that.
                      But yes, I knew about the unorganized state the parts were in during the 'SASCO years'.
                      I always wondered why when they moved it all that first time they didn't do an inventory.
                      Even after the fact- I would'a hired a bunch of ND kids during the Summer to do it or something.
                      It seems like a win win for everybody if we'd known back then what all was there.

                      So it was good that when Ed and the crew at SI moved it that second time they did inventory it.
                      We've seen quite a few 'NLA' parts re-appear.
                      Good stuff!!!






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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fstst56 View Post
                        I recently purchased a 1958 Provincial wagon...They bottom half of the tailgate is completely missing...
                        Does anyone have one or know of someone who might...I live in south central Illinois...Thanks !
                        I forgot to mention earlier---

                        I may have a 'spare' lower tail gate- but it's not NOS, and it might not be from a '57 or '58.
                        As such some cutting might be required to make it right for your car.
                        I am in Washington State.

                        Please allow me to check later today.





                        StudeDave '57
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                        San Diego Chapter SDC

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                        North Florida Chapter SDC

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                        • #13
                          Great stuff this forum
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                          • #14
                            I have a relatively complete bottom tailgate on a '57 Provincial. It's rather careworn, but could go cheap as I have no use for it. Something to think about if nothing else presents itself.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by studeclunker View Post
                              I have a relatively complete bottom tailgate on a '57 Provincial. It's rather careworn, but could go cheap as I have no use for it.
                              Hey, wait a minute...
                              Just playin' Ron-


                              Besides the NOS one-
                              I now know that I have two others.
                              They look to be from a '54 or '55.
                              I'd let the one on my Parkview go, but it's full of bondo.
                              Your call.





                              StudeDave '57
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