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Hawk GT License Tag /Square bolts? ?

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  • Hawk GT License Tag /Square bolts? ?

    Sounds silly I know but attaching the front tag is difficult.
    There are two half inch SQUARE holes in the bumper and the curve
    makes needed a special holder. I bought same ($40) from SI hoping this simple
    problem was ended. It arrives and has two half inch square holes like the bumper.
    Any of you GT guys know what to use for mounting the holder? NAPA guy threw
    up his hands and laughed.

    1950 Champion Starlight
    1963 Hawk GT
    Santa Barbara
    CA

  • #2
    The bracket bolts to the bumper with round head bolts with a square shoulder.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY
    1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      I believe if you looked it up in the parts manual it would show regular rectangular bumper bolts or you might go to your local FLHWS (Friendly Local HardWare Store) and ask for the appropriate size carriage bolts, as they have the same "square shoulder" up at the head of the bolt, and nuts (also use lock washers) HTH.
      Dan


      Road Racers turn left AND right.

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      • #4
        Thank you guys. I gave some thought to carriage bolts but thought
        I would need a half inch diameter bolt to get the right shoulder size and it made
        little sense that it would be designed to require two 1/2" steel bolts
        to hold the plate on.
        I thought maybe Studebaker had something special to fit the square openings.
        Thanks Again,

        1950 Champion Starlight
        1963 Hawk GT
        Santa Barbara
        CA
        The 1950 Champion Starlight
        Santa Barbara
        CA

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        • #5
          My 63 Hawk license plate holder is attached with 2 round headed bumper bolts. I think it was supplied this way from the factory. jimmijim
          sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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          • #6
            It just uses bumper bolts to mount the plate holder, they have a square shoulder.

            Arnold Md.
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