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J RANDOLPH
10-12-2006, 08:50 PM
.I WAS IN OMAHA ON MONDAY AND COULDN'T SPEND THE WEEK
HERE'S MY QUESTION--I KNOW THERE WERE AROUND 4,200
GOLDEN HAWKS MADE IN '57, DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MANY ARE STILL
ON THE ROAD. I JUST PURCHASES A BASKET CASE ABOUT 6-8 WEEKS AGO,
AND AM LEARNING BUNCHES--ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE SCARCITY OF PARTS.
---AND THE PRICE OF THEM . COMING OUT OF THE MUSTANG WORLD, THINGS
ARE CERTAINLY DIFFERENT. THIS '57 IS THE CAR OF MY DREAMS ANDI WANT
ITM TO BE ASNICE AS POSSIBLE WHEN IT'S DONE--FINISHING MY QUESTION
IS THER SOME PLACE I CAN GO ON-LINE TO FIND OUT HOW MANY ARE STILL
OUT THERE----J.RANDOLPH

DEEPNHOCK
10-12-2006, 09:09 PM
You picked a great place to start, and a real good model to start with.
The '57 Golden Hawk is one of the more popular, and well optioned models out there. You can get almost every part you need for it.
First place to start is here:
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/joinsdc.asp
(Best $20 you can spend!)
Then you can go here:
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/localchapters.asp
(Joining a local chapter will help you with resources, tech help, camaraderie for those tough weeks, and a superb social club)
Then you can go read your monthly magazine (the award winning Turning Wheel) and find the vendor you need.
Great choice! Good luck!
Jeff[8D]

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

rockne10
10-13-2006, 09:25 AM
I would also recommend getting the Chassis and Body catalogs and Shop Manual, available on CD or in print from many of the Studebaker vendors.

http://www.studebakervendors.com/

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

PalmerGA
10-13-2006, 11:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

I would also recommend getting the Chassis and Body catalogs and Shop Manual, available on CD or in print from many of the Studebaker vendors.

http://www.studebakervendors.com/

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
Not to mention a copy of the Production Order from Studebaker Museum... especially if the plan is to restore to original specs/options, etc.

Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible

JDP
10-13-2006, 12:03 PM
I can help a bit since I restored a rough 57 Golden Hawk about 5 years ago. I bought the car for $1200, figured I could finish it for 10K doing it all myself except paint and interior. After paying $4200 for chrome, I knew I would miss my budget. The final tab was a bit over $22K and I sold it for enough to get a maybe $2.00/hour for my labor. I'd bet maybe 10-20% of the cars survived. here's the "Dirty Bird"



http://stude.com/golden.htm

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
57 Silver Hawk
53 Starliner
52 Starliner
51 Commander

sbca96
10-13-2006, 05:15 PM
:D[:o)]
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Rosstude
10-13-2006, 06:52 PM
Welcome! You have found a great resource within this forum, and its members. I do not know of a place that will tell you how many are still on the road, although there may well be some place, or some one offering that service.
That is a beautiful model Studebaker, and (I think) rather rare even “back in the day”, so because of that I would guess many have survived.
Using all capital letters on the internet, in e-mails, and on forums such as this is considered the equivent of yelling, or shouting. It has its place. No big deal. This is what sbca96 is saying.
Good luck on the project, keep us posted.


Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.

sbca96
10-13-2006, 06:59 PM
I used the [:o)] face ... and the "nice" reminder pictures.:D[:p]

You should SEE some of the other ones in my dogpile search.[:0]

Tom