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JDP
11-04-2006, 07:09 PM
Sold a 56 Golden Hawk to a fellow in England a few years back and it was badly damaged in the shipping container. It got worse when the restoration shop it was at burned to the ground:

"John - Hi,

You may have already heard from Nate regarding the disaster that occurred here, in the Uk, last Friday..

This is what has happened to my car this last weekend... when I was out of town for the weekend.. not that I could have done much anyway.

If you go to these link pages.. you get the gist of the news..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/6093430.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/6096046.stm

My current priority is to get all my paperwork together asap for the restoration company's very substantial insurance claim. But oh, does UGH sit in the throat!!

If you also go to this link page, you can see how far work had progressed before the disaster..
http://autos.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/56Jonlygroup/photos/browse/2aef

I guess once the insurance has been agreed and paid out, I can then decide what I want to do next.

Best wishes
Richard Atkinson"

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sbca96
11-04-2006, 07:26 PM
That sucks, very sad to hear, the only upside is the value goes up a
little more on those remaining.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
11-04-2006, 07:26 PM
That sucks, very sad to hear, the only upside is the value goes up a
little more on those remaining.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

imported_n/a
11-04-2006, 07:27 PM
[:0]:(Maybe there will be some salvage that can be used on another 56J--the engine, for instance. I've used several burned engines over the years--a Buick GN 3.8 and a 350 Chevy and a 2.5 and a 283 Xhev. You can usually get them really cheap. The only one I tore down was the 350, and it was ok inside.

imported_n/a
11-04-2006, 07:27 PM
[:0]:(Maybe there will be some salvage that can be used on another 56J--the engine, for instance. I've used several burned engines over the years--a Buick GN 3.8 and a 350 Chevy and a 2.5 and a 283 Xhev. You can usually get them really cheap. The only one I tore down was the 350, and it was ok inside.

N8N
11-05-2006, 06:16 AM
The sad thing is that I suspect that the WCFB had been professionally rebuilt before I got the car because it was an original numbered carb and it ran flawlessly. That's one part that I would definitely want to have off the car but I'm sure it would have been destroyed in a fire. The body was solid as well, and I'm sure the metal was warped :(

I don't know how many parts Richard was storing himself and how many were with the car in the resto shop, but there were lots of "goodies" that went with the car; I sincerely hope that some of them were stored elsewhere.

nate

(snif)

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N8N
11-05-2006, 06:16 AM
The sad thing is that I suspect that the WCFB had been professionally rebuilt before I got the car because it was an original numbered carb and it ran flawlessly. That's one part that I would definitely want to have off the car but I'm sure it would have been destroyed in a fire. The body was solid as well, and I'm sure the metal was warped :(

I don't know how many parts Richard was storing himself and how many were with the car in the resto shop, but there were lots of "goodies" that went with the car; I sincerely hope that some of them were stored elsewhere.

nate

(snif)

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JDP
11-05-2006, 09:48 AM
I downloaded the pix of the cars restoration before the fire here:

http://www.stude.com/fire/



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JDP
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63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
11-05-2006, 09:48 AM
I downloaded the pix of the cars restoration before the fire here:

http://www.stude.com/fire/



http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

studegary
11-05-2006, 11:39 AM
It is sad to lose another Studebaker, especially a Golden Hawk. It can join a '56 Golden Hawk that I worked on that was an all black car with overdrive. The owner got tired of it and used it for landfill. He did this with many cars, including an original Lincoln Continental convertible and an Imperial hardtop coupe. I managed to get him to sell me his '57 Golden Hawk, also overdrive, when he tired of it. I believe that it still survives.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
11-05-2006, 11:39 AM
It is sad to lose another Studebaker, especially a Golden Hawk. It can join a '56 Golden Hawk that I worked on that was an all black car with overdrive. The owner got tired of it and used it for landfill. He did this with many cars, including an original Lincoln Continental convertible and an Imperial hardtop coupe. I managed to get him to sell me his '57 Golden Hawk, also overdrive, when he tired of it. I believe that it still survives.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

sbca96
11-06-2006, 04:09 AM
Landfill?[:0][B)]

Tom

sbca96
11-06-2006, 04:09 AM
Landfill?[:0][B)]

Tom

studeclunker
11-06-2006, 10:34 PM
So sad to hear about that Hawk. Hopefully you are right and there's something salvageable.[V]

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studeclunker
11-06-2006, 10:34 PM
So sad to hear about that Hawk. Hopefully you are right and there's something salvageable.[V]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
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