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Ordering patch panels soon. Anything else I need to know?

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  • Body / Glass: Ordering patch panels soon. Anything else I need to know?

    For the 55 president.
    I found the panels from Classic enterprises.
    I want to order parts for COUPES/HAWKS, 53-64 right? I'm sure, just making sure sure before I order.
    Also how hard is it to take the trim off? Are there any clips, hardware or other pieces I will want to have on hand before I dive into this?
    I will be doing both front quarters and pass side rear quarter.

  • #2
    If your car is a C or a K, yes, you want the parts for the COUPES/HAWKS. If it's a sedan, no. both can be called President, it's a trim level.

    The trim on the front quarters is held on with nuts, gotta unscrew all of them before trim can be removed. Think "pull front clip" The rear quarter trim is combination of nuts and clips. The ends are held on with nuts the center section with clips.


    • #3
      It doesn't look like I will need to pull the rear trim at least till final bodywork time but is it likely the clips will be reuseable or should I have some replacements on hand, and if so where do I find them.


      • #4
        Studebaker Int'l sells them. I bought the complete kit for mine. Good luck.
        Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)