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  • C&K Hood stiffener

    Has one of you installed the hood stiffeners. Wanted to know, are they welded in? Thanks.

    John Ratliff

  • #2
    I have them on my '54. Yes, they are welded in.

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA


    • #3
      my haw had them when i got it and were bolted in.

      Erin Hays
      1961 Hawk
      1962 Lark
      1963 Wagonaire


      • #4
        Welded is best, but if you want to add them, you can use Fuzor 108B, a body panel adhesive that holds so tight you'll be very surprised. The only downside, is that the goop is expensive and the gun costs more than the goop. But you won't ruin a paint job

        Bob Johnstone
        64 GT Hawk (K7)
        1970 Avanti (R3)


        • #5
          My coupe has them welded in. In the two times it was judged an an International meet, no mention of them was made.

          Tom Bredehoft
          '53 Commander Coupe
          '60 Lark VI
          '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
          All three Indiana built OD cars


          • #6
            I've installed these on a couple of cars. Welded in.

            53commander HDTP
            53 Champion HDTP
            61 Cursed Purple Hawk
            64 Champ long bed V8
            64 Champ long bed V8
            55/53 Studebaker President S/R
            53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe


            • #7
              Hello,can anyone take apicture of such a hood stiffener.
              I think I have them in but its a guess,greetings to all from lm.waterreus,Holland


              • #8
                Here's a (rather poor) picture from the Classic Enterprise web site...

                They are formed triangular pieces of sheet metal about 6" on a side that fit in the inside back corners of the hood.

                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA


                • #9
                  Having never owned a Packard Hawk I am no expert, but aren't the hoods fiberglass? If so, how do you weld in a brace? [B)]

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                  • #10
                    I'll back that Fusor . . . er, Fuzor (spell-czech) advice. That's goood advice. If ya do as yer told, it's stronger than yer best weld on yer best day. When our local rep was tryin' to git me hooked, he threw in the gun to sweeten the deal. He probably thought I'd buy more product than I actually do. Ho hum...

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                    • #11
                      What is this Fuzor stuff? Tell me more, maybe my bidy man has it and I don't know.



                      • #12

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