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  • #31
    quote:Originally posted by 65cruiser

    This is just one of those things that make my mind wander, and thought it'd be nice to put in the old memory banks.
    I know it's possible to change the front clip of a Champ so that it has a Lark front end. For example, a 62 Lark front end instead of the Champ. Is that done by swapping out the front panel only, or the entire clip?
    Next question. If you can swap the entire front clip from a 62 Lark onto a Champ, I'm supposing you could replace the grille with a 63 Lark grille...correct?
    Okay, now SOMEWHERE I've seen a Champ pickup with a 64-65 Lark front clip, and even one that had a 66. I know the cowl is different on the 63-66 Larks, so how would that be done?
    Not that I'm planning on doing this, but it's just one of those nagging questions........
    My '64 Champ (deceased- totaled in collision in '83) had a '63 Lark front panel in place of the original '59-'60. It was that way when I bought it, but it appeared to be a bolt-on. That gave me the nice grille and dual headlights which (I thought) looked good on the truck. I replaced the ugly bumper with a lark bumper with bumper guards, but I mounted it higher. Unfortunately, the only pix I can find are some Polaroid shots that I took after it was wreck. Maybe I can scan one that will at least give an idea of how it looked.


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    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    • #32
      That's one of them I was thinking of. So, this particular one is a wagon, with the back of a Champ cab welded on and the bed--correct?

      quote:Originally posted by lstude

      quote:I'm waiting for Leonard to come up with some pictures out of his endless stash
      The only thing close I have is this one.

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/
      Mark Anderson
      1965 Cruiser
      http://home.alltel.net/anderm
      Home of the Cruiser Registry

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      • #33
        That's one of them I was thinking of. So, this particular one is a wagon, with the back of a Champ cab welded on and the bed--correct?

        quote:Originally posted by lstude

        quote:I'm waiting for Leonard to come up with some pictures out of his endless stash
        The only thing close I have is this one.

        Leonard Shepherd
        http://leonardshepherd.com/
        Mark Anderson
        1965 Cruiser
        http://home.alltel.net/anderm
        Home of the Cruiser Registry

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