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    We are trying to figure out if this PH trim is factory or added later. It has ss trim that outlines the outside upholstery pieces. It sure looks stock when you see how the
    trim is made but I have not seen another 58PH with it. This is # 558 so it is a later build.
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    Last edited by Kdancy; 07-30-2013, 02:40 AM. Reason: Info
    64 Champ long bed V8
    55/53 Studebaker President S/R
    53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

  • #2
    Yes , these were added on the last production cars.
    The is a mention in a Service Bulletin.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rkapteyn View Post
      Yes , these were added on the last production cars.
      The is a mention in a Service Bulletin.
      Thanks!! Good to know for sure.
      64 Champ long bed V8
      55/53 Studebaker President S/R
      53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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      • #4
        One of the first SDC events I ever attended, that required me to cross multiple state lines, was in Huntsville, Alabama in 1978. That was the first time I ever recall seeing a Packard Hawk. I recall being a bit put off by the cat fish front. However, after a short ride and a closer examination, I was hooked as a fan. It was either black or dark burgundy in color. At that time, I'm not sure I had ever sat in a car with leather upholstered seats. I seem to recall the small bits of upholstery spilling out over the trim on the outside of the windows and thinking how impractical and difficult to maintain that would be for me. At that time, the only shelter I had for a vehicle was four poles in the ground, with no sides, and a used rusty tin roof.

        Could that have been your car in another life? I could be wrong about the color.
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975

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        • #5
          Years ago I owned number 1019 and it had the same stainless.
          Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
          '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
          '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
          '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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          • #6
            They weren't installed on mine from the factory, however if someone has a set at a resonable price I'd be interested.
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            Packardbakerly,
            J.D.

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            • #7
              Our had the trim also #549.
              Bez Auto Alchemy
              573-318-8948
              http://bezautoalchemy.com


              "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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              • #8
                My #576 of 588 has it.
                Larry Y
                North Wales, PA

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                • #9
                  I guess that you didn't like my answer when I addressed this on a recent thread <G>. At that time, I said that only the late cars had it installed at the factory.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    If I'm not mistaken I think only the last 50 or so had these. I'd still put them on mine even though it's # 211
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                    Packardbakerly,
                    J.D.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by studegary View Post
                      I guess that you didn't like my answer when I addressed this on a recent thread <G>. At that time, I said that only the late cars had it installed at the factory.
                      I see this happening quite often, either some people do not read all of what is said in answer to their question, or they do not go back after a couple days to find the latest answers. Oh well, anyone who is perfect please stand!
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by larryyano View Post
                        My #576 of 588 has it.
                        I can understand why Studebaker added the extra mouldings.....really makes those 'strange but cool' outside trim pieces look more 'finished'.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by studegary View Post
                          I guess that you didn't like my answer when I addressed this on a recent thread <G>. At that time, I said that only the late cars had it installed at the factory.
                          Sorry about that ! I remembered the post but couldn't locate it to get the particulars for JD.
                          Anyway, glad this came back up as the extra info is a help.
                          Too much stuff going thu my noggin ----
                          64 Champ long bed V8
                          55/53 Studebaker President S/R
                          53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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                          • #14
                            Yep,

                            Not on earlier cars. Mine #151 doesn't have it and that piece of trim that wraps under the vent window wraps to the vehicle naturally.
                            Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
                            Kenmore, Washington
                            hausdok@msn.com

                            '58 Packard Hawk
                            '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
                            '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
                            '69 Pontiac Firebird
                            (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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