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bams50
02-03-2010, 08:11 PM
I was looking at Myers' site a couple weeks ago and just can't get this one out of my headhttp://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/love/love0001.gif:

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/frontviewcompleted2.jpg

This is one of their restos, and is for sale ($50K[:0]). Makes me long for a good donor roller for my 62 GT 4-speedhttp://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/confused/confused0006.gif:)

EDITED FOR PICTURE SIZE

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

okc63avanti
02-03-2010, 08:32 PM
Mike Myer is restoring my Avanti currently. I saw this car about the time this photo was taken. The detail and workmanship that was put into this car is absolutely top notch in every aspect. For more absolutely stunning pictures go to this link:

http://www.myersstudebaker.com/tom_hatch_64_gt.htm

John

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/AvantionLift.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/jgheads_pandp.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/NewPistons.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/Headson.jpg
63R-2386 under restoration & modification

candbstudebakers
02-03-2010, 11:56 PM
It must be a clone.color looks different but they are the same, this one is R-2

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/1964%20super%20hawk/IM000998.jpg

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
canbstudebakers-
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/CedarRapids210.jpg

studegary
02-04-2010, 12:44 PM
I am a fine one to talk about pictures on the Forum, but for the first several minutes of download, all that I saw were trees. Also, the picture requires left to right scrolling. Maybe it could be cropped and sized.

It looks like a nice Hawk, but for $50K I wouldn't expect it to be modified and the reflections and trim alignment do not look top notch.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Bo Markham
02-04-2010, 12:50 PM
I have a rust free 62 GT with rebuilt motor, new interior and numerous parts that I'd sell you for $5k. Make a nice resto project itself, or primo body for you 4 spd GT.

The Poopmaster
02-04-2010, 02:19 PM
It looks like a nice Hawk, but for $50K I wouldn't expect it to be modified and the reflections and trim alignment do not look top notch.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer
[/quote] Gary,I'm sorta new here so would you please explain the things not correct. It looks as good to me as Bob Peterson's but what do I know. I'm a newbie wanna be. Help poop-n-shine

StudeRich
02-04-2010, 02:39 PM
I am pretty sure Mike Myer owns THE one and only '63 Avanti Red Metallic, (Light to Medium Maroon) GT Hawk, but I think it is a '63 not this one. :)

This one could use some clear '64 Parking Light lenses, Tusk Ivory Wheels, and the Chevron farther from the GT Script and maybe was not block sanded over the repairs before paint, but looks quite good. [:p]

It must be that Bob Peterson's Hawk was photoed in direct sunlight and or repainted slightly lighter than the correct Bordeaux Red, which SHOULD look quite Dark.

StudeRich

65cruiser
02-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Love the car. Is it me or is it sitting higher than normal? Maybe all the ones I'm used to seeing have shrunk;)

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
www.65cruiser.com


http://www.65cruiser.com/images/studewordy.jpg

bams50
02-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Sorry, Gary. I knew somebody would be mad about the size of the picture. I posted it directly from Myers' site, so there was no way to resize it.

The car does not belong to Myers'. They restored the car for a customer and are now selling it for her. I bet the only ripples you're seeing are due to the photo, not the car. You can see pix of the entire resto on their site.


Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Dick Steinkamp
02-04-2010, 04:48 PM
Just load the image to your PhotoBucket (or other) account and choose the size you want...

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/frontviewcompleted2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Avanti/pics005-1.jpg

sbca96
02-04-2010, 04:50 PM
First a Baja Avanti .. and now a 4X4 Hawk ...

I agree its sitting HIGH, this is the first Hawk I have seen that one
can see the top of the front tire in the wheel opening, AND almost see
the top of the REAR tire. Those look like period correct bias plys so
its not like another case of 70 series radials messing things up.

Other then the ride height, looks like a nice resto.

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: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

raprice
02-04-2010, 04:57 PM
That's an absolutely stunning car.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY
Long Island Studebaker Club

Dick Steinkamp
02-04-2010, 05:00 PM
It may be a little high (or the tires a little undersized), but not much.

Here's my '63 compared. Mine was right at stock ride height. They were a little nose high new...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Hawk%20Finished/IMG_2401.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/frontviewcompleted2-1.jpg

I have seen pictures of these cars being photographed for ads with the opposite side from the picture jacked up to lower the car for the picture side of the picture.

They do look better (to me) with the wheel wells filled by having enough sidewall and/or with the car lower.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Avanti/pics005-1.jpg

bams50
02-04-2010, 05:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Just load the image to your PhotoBucket (or other) account and choose the size you want...



I knew that, just didn't feel like doing it.

Besides, if you save it to your computer as it is, it makes an EXCELLENT desktop bsckground;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Nelsen Motorsports
02-04-2010, 05:40 PM
Nice car, but it sits wayyy too high.:)

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss29/NelsenRacing/n1558086144_30050401_419-1.jpg
Alex Nelsen, 15 year old Studebaker nut.
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA

bams50
02-04-2010, 07:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by bomarkham

I have a rust free 62 GT with rebuilt motor, new interior and numerous parts that I'd sell you for $5k. Make a nice resto project itself, or primo body for you 4 spd GT.


Thanks Bo, but mine has nice body panels, seat and door panels, and decent full dashboard, plus running 4-speed. Just has a really bad frame and weak floor repair. I'd like to find a shell to take my parts rat-rod style, plus the ready-to-go R2 engine I got for my Skytop Super Lark clone project. I'd have a little fun with it until I could do my Lark project like I want, then put the GT back to the stock 289.

Don Jones has a very solid rolling 63 which I would have liked, but really it needs to be a 62 for ease of transfer, mostly the through-floor pedals.

My interior is black and white... would go pretty well with the same color scheme as this car[:p]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

bams50
02-04-2010, 07:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Nelsen Motorsports

Nice car, but it sits wayyy too high.:)


I'm pretty sure the saying goes, "If it sits too high you're too young":D

Unlike most, I like them high with those skinny tires; although an inch or so lower wouldn't be a bad thing...

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Gary1953
02-04-2010, 08:18 PM
Beautiful GT. A GT is on my list of Studebakers to own.
That one is out of my price range though.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/116-1-1-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

N8N
02-04-2010, 08:24 PM
Bob, it was only the Larks that got hanging pedals, I'm not aware of any major differences between 62 and 63 GT frame-wise. Last major revision was the change in the kingpins for more caster and I think that was in '61. Am I missing something?

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

Mr Speed 53
02-04-2010, 09:03 PM
I have VIN history for an R-2 car like this,would like to see another one done!Ed

bams50
02-04-2010, 09:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

Bob, it was only the Larks that got hanging pedals, I'm not aware of any major differences between 62 and 63 GT frame-wise.

Really?? I thought 63s had gone to hanging pedals! Are you certain??

Because that would make things simpler...

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

sbca96
02-05-2010, 12:29 AM
Yah, Hawk masters stayed under the floor, disc models received a small
reservoir on the firewall.

Tom

bams50
02-05-2010, 05:16 AM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

Yah, Hawk masters stayed under the floor, disc models received a small
reservoir on the firewall.


I'll be darned. I thought the Hawks switched to hanging pedals like Larks (and most other cars![:I]). Aside from grille and trim, are there any other major differences?

BTW- For those interested, here's the link to this car's restoration:

http://www.myersstudebaker.com/tom_hatch_64_gt.htm

Pictures are all in thumbnails, but be warned, they all open up very large like the original did

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
[b]GOD BLESS AMERICA

The Poopmaster
02-05-2010, 07:28 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50


quote:Originally posted by bomarkham

I have a rust free 62 GT with rebuilt motor, new interior and numerous parts that I'd sell you for $5k. Make a nice resto project itself, or primo body for you 4 spd GT.


Thanks Bo, but mine has nice body panels, seat and door panels, and decent full dashboard, plus running 4-speed. Just has a really bad frame and weak floor repair. I'd like to find a shell to take my parts rat-rod style, plus the ready-to-go R2 engine I got for my Skytop Super Lark clone project. I'd have a little fun with it until I could do my Lark project like I want, then put the GT back to the stock 289.

Don Jones has a very solid rolling 63 which I would have liked, but really it needs to be a 62 for ease of transfer, mostly the through-floor pedals.

My interior is black and white... would go pretty well with the same color scheme as this car[:p]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA






Mr Bams, Isn't the Hawk you have from California VIA E-bay? I swear I saw one pictured here by you. Black or Dark blue. Please tell me I'm not going crazy. I thought it would have had a good frame and floor being from that part of the country. Ya never know for sure unless you see them up close. I guess. That's why I'm sorta afraid to by one on e-bay. Dan-----"Poop First Then Post" edited to add punctuation.

JimK
02-06-2010, 07:19 PM
These GTs give my a strong flashback to the '66 Dart GT my Dad bought new - red, black vinyl (half) roof, 273 ci V8 with 2bbl carb; from the side at least the Dart GT is visually not unlike these Hawks (although a smaller car). I would not be surprised if the Dart GT's designer was looking at one of these Hawks because of one other detail: the Dart GT also had a fender top chrome spear and fin (if not plastic). Check out this photo: http://www.foundationpc.com/cars/66gt3.jpg, which shows the fender bling pretty well, and visualize this car in arrest-me-red.

Jim K.
63 Hawk
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt44/knhawk63/Hawk/Avatar.jpg

COMMANDERPINK1
02-06-2010, 07:35 PM
Oh I so miss my 63 that had in the early 90's
Tom

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx240/TOMLSEXTON/Iowa036.jpg

The Poopmaster
02-06-2010, 08:05 PM
I checked factory photos and neither one of the 2 pictured cars appear to be the right height or wearing the proper diameter tires. I'd still like to have both of them but, gotta restore and sell the truck first. Why does some poop float? Answer this please. I know the answer but to the first person with the right answer, you will receive an 8 x 11 color photo of the Poopliner autographed by yours truly. Dan------ I always poop with or without permission.

Jerry Forrester
02-06-2010, 08:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by The Poopmaster

I checked factory photos and neither one of the 2 pictured cars appear to be the right height or wearing the proper diameter tires. I'd still like to have both of them but, gotta restore and sell the truck first. Why does some poop float? Answer this please. I know the answer but to the first person with the right answer, you will receive an 8 x 11 color photo of the Poopliner autographed by yours truly. Dan------ I always poop with or without permission.

If poop floats you have too much fat in your diet. If poop sinks you have too much fiber in your diet. Or is it vise-versa?

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

Nelsen Motorsports
02-06-2010, 08:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50


quote:Originally posted by Nelsen Motorsports

Nice car, but it sits wayyy too high.:)


I'm pretty sure the saying goes, "If it sits too high you're too young":D

Unlike most, I like them high with those skinny tires; although an inch or so lower wouldn't be a bad thing...

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

No one is too young for Studebakers






http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss29/NelsenRacing/n1558086144_30050401_419-1.jpg
Alex Nelsen, 15 year old Studebaker nut.
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA

The Poopmaster
02-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Mr. Forrester thanks for your entry but its gotta be one way or the other. Dan Pooperman

Jerry Forrester
02-06-2010, 09:42 PM
okay, fatty poop floats. Say that 5 times real fast.[:p]
And I don't want your stinking signature.
Pic will be nice though.[}:)]

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia