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  • Hawk Door Trim

    I just bought two good used doors to replace the rusty ones on my
    58 Silver Hawk. The ones I acquired are from a different year/
    trim combo- in that they have additional holes near the top of the
    door for stainless trim - which my stock doors did not have.
    I can't locate any pics of Hawks with various trim levels to see what
    pirces I need; Does anyone know what
    trim this is or does anyone have a pic of a Silver Hawk with that top door trim? Thanks,


  • #2
    maybe a Packard Hawk with the little pad things outside the windows? that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

    nate

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    • #3
      almost forgot; my '55 has stainless trim outside the windows, but those doors would have the little character line in them that's missing on the '57-up doors.

      nate

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      • #4
        Now that I think about it, a GT Hawk would have stainless at the top of the doors as well; not sure if you need to change the windows or not if you have a GT Hawk door.

        I'd search for pics of:

        a) an early coupe/hardtop (pre-1956)
        b) '58 Packard Hawk
        c) '62-64 GT Hawk

        see if any of those look like they could be your doors.

        good luck,

        nate

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        • #5
          try here: http://hem.bredband.net/b284654/

          Tim K.
          '64 R2 GT Hawk
          Tim K.
          \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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          • #6
            My '59 Silver Hawk has the stainless and the potmetal trim just below the windows (like the early hawks.

            Hope this helps


            To many and still looking for more...

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            • #7
              Nate; Packard Hawks and GT Hawk are K bodies. A Silver Hawk is a C body.


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              • #8
                IIRC,a '59 Silver Hawk V8, a '60 Hawk V8 or a '61 Hawk V8 would have the same doors as your '58 Silver Hawk, except they would have trim just below the windows. I will assume that you do not have one of the 56 1958 Silver Hawk hardtops (K body), but rather have a '58 Silver Hawk coupe (C body).

                Rather than searching out all of the trim pieces that you would need, I suggest that you just fill the "extra" holes in the doors.


                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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                • #9
                  I filled the holes on my '61.-those chrome pieces are pot-metal,almost impossible to find them in good condition,and would cost a lot to have re-chromed.[I have them,they are badly pitted.]
                  Also,even if you could find all the pieces[5]IIRC,-it would be hassle to drill the necessary holes in the body to make them fit right.

                  LaSalle,Il
                  61Hawk
                  60Lark
                  Oglesby,Il.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, I had just about concluded that the easiest route would
                    be to lead in the holes rather than trying to search for
                    rare trim; besides, even if I found the trim It probably
                    wouldn't look right unless I also got new wider pieces for the windshield surround as well. Thanks for all your input.

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