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  • 59' silverhawk doors vs 55' doors

    I have a 59' silverhawk that i have just started to restore. i found a 55' coupe that has pristine doors and trunk lid. will the doors work with my 59'? thanks for any help as i am sure i will need it along the way

  • #2
    Yes...but the have the "swoop" in them that the '59 didn't have. Not stock, but more attractive IMHO.

    Also, the trunk lid will fit, but it is different. Again pleasingly so IMHO.

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    Dick Steinkamp
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    • #3
      all i have is a craigslist set of pictures to go by on the 55' until i see it in person tomorrow, but the swoop you are talking about is not present on the pics of this 55 shell.

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      • #4
        Here's a '55...



        The body line starts at the front of the front fender, continues into the door, then doubles back under the door handle and goes to near the bottom of the door.

        Here's a '57 Silverhawk (same door as a '59).



        The body line continues through the door from the front fender. No swoop.

        If the '55 doesn't have the swoop...they are not '55 doors.

        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          then it has been fitted with later doors, the scallop in the doors was used 53-56. 57 was the first year without them. Also be aware that the 53-55 cars used a square drive on the window handles while the later cars used a typical GM-type spline with a clip, so if you want to use the correct window handles you'll have to swap regulators between the doors.

          nate

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          • #6
            I ended up buying the 55' this evening the doors do have the scallop in it si i will not be using them, but wow they have no rust at all. inside or out. the trunk lid is different but i may have to use it until i find one like my hawk. i bought it because there is no rust on the floorboards or trunk. i am planning on using the trunk pan and almost flawless quarter panels on my 59' i am told they will interchange?

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            • #7
              quarters should be identical save for trim holes. Trunk floor may be subtly different, not sure. I know the '55 has one of the mounts for the gas tank going through the trunk floor and '59 gas tank is different.

              Where are you? If you are near me (NoVA) I might be interested in taking the doors off your hands if you are going to part the whole car out.

              nate

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              • #8
                I am in Houston, Tx i need some good 59' coupe doors and some front fenders

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                • #9
                  Bit far for me... I just got a front valence for a '55 from a gentleman in CA (not Bob Peterson, someone else) for a good price, and he said he had the whole clip, but I'll be darned if I can remember his name *or* lay my hands on the invoice at the moment. Maybe someone can remember who it is? I got the tip from a thread here recently but my searches aren't coming up with it.

                  nate

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