View Full Version : Wanted: Coupe/ Hawk Frame, or chunk of frame

11-28-2008, 11:26 AM

Does somebody have a good coupe/hawk (C/K) frame somewhere within a couple states of Michigan? I'd prefer a GT hawk frame due to it being stronger.

Or does somebody have a frame that they could torch a section out of and UPS to me? I need a drivers side chunk from roughly under the steering gearbox to where the parking brake pivot bolts on.

Thanks Much

11-30-2008, 12:22 PM
yeah problem is that if its near me it's likely to be no better then the frame already under my car.

Dick Steinkamp
11-30-2008, 12:25 PM
quote:Originally posted by 54-61-62

yeah problem is that if its near me it's likely to be no better then the frame already under my car.

Kind of a Catch 22. You want one within a couple states of Michigan, but if it's within a couple of states of Michigan it won't be usable.

This is going to be a tough one ;) [:o)]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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11-30-2008, 03:14 PM
Yup, thats exactly the problem Dick. However, in the past I've seen frames or rolling chassis for sale in the midwest after street rodders bought a western car and are building it on some other frame. One can hope.

11-30-2008, 03:49 PM
I will soon have a solid 54 C/K frame available, actually a rolling chassis with a Dana 44 - 331 rear end. $100? Don't know how you would get it from Texas, but it's here if you can figure that out.

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

12-01-2008, 01:25 AM
A friend of mine has a rust free frame for a 1953-55 in Eau claire, WI. He bought it from a guy who used his own frame for a street rod project. I hauled the frame for him. He was going to use it under his 1959 Hawk but then found a GT hawk frame that he decided to use. Ernie Loga 715-832-7302

12-01-2008, 12:51 PM
We're just doing the frame on my 55K. It's really light and there was rust damage where sections were puddle welded and the moisture got between the plates. We're cutting it out with a cut off wheel and grinder and putting in new steel. If it's not bent, can you fix it?

12-01-2008, 01:17 PM
Being from Michigan and Indiana, I don't even consider bottom plate too much of a issue. I get concerned though when the sides rot out, and thats the situation I have on this hawk, hence my request for a piece.

12-01-2008, 01:48 PM
Kent, I have a complete 63 GT Hawk rolling chasis that I'll sell you. It is all there in very good shape and is only minus the drive train. All glass, minus the rear window and interior goes with the car. Very solid and actually a great restoration project. If interested contact me. I am only a couple of states away.

12-01-2008, 02:33 PM
We're worried about the sides, too, especially where the bumper brackets and spring bolts attach. We've sandblasted and that really shows the trouble spots. An extra layer of 18 gauge steel on the side rails where the pitting is deep, should add to the strength. We've also completely welded the cross members that were riveted and spot welded. This was an Ohio car and the "secret" number on a cross member is "D41". I think this could be the 41st K-car off the South Bend assembly line, that year. A lot of work, but still easier, I believe, than swapping out.