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Dick Steinkamp
03-29-2007, 05:27 PM
Added some trim to the Hawk today...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/439197836_2fec8a71dc.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/439197852_217a0811cd.jpg

(hey Guido...check the JD dealer sign reflected in the C pillar [8D])

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/439197838_b4e41915d0.jpg

The grill shell isn't tied down. I was just checking to see where I have to mask and paint flat black behind the grill.

The front end without the factory bumper guards and front license plate is just right :D

Tomorrow I'm shooting for the top of fenders/top of door stainless.



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lstude
03-29-2007, 06:39 PM
Gosh Dick, you make me feel like the kid who came to school and didn't do his homework! I really need to get to work!

By the way, the Hawk looks great!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
03-29-2007, 06:39 PM
Gosh Dick, you make me feel like the kid who came to school and didn't do his homework! I really need to get to work!

By the way, the Hawk looks great!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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R2GTHAWK
03-29-2007, 07:20 PM
Dick,
The Hawk looks fabulous!!!! Is the trunk overlay NOS or did
you buff it?
Terry Stinehelfer
Bucyrus, OH

R2GTHAWK
03-29-2007, 07:20 PM
Dick,
The Hawk looks fabulous!!!! Is the trunk overlay NOS or did
you buff it?
Terry Stinehelfer
Bucyrus, OH

Guido
03-29-2007, 07:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
(hey Guido...check the JD dealer sign reflected in the C pillar [8D])

If it only said Oliver....;)

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-29-2007, 07:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
(hey Guido...check the JD dealer sign reflected in the C pillar [8D])

If it only said Oliver....;)

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Dick Steinkamp
03-29-2007, 07:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

Gosh Dick, you make me feel like the kid who came to school and didn't do his homework!


Hey Len, don't feel bad. I'm currently "gainfully unemployed"...I get to do this all day if I want to. You've got that JOB thing that gets in the way. You'll get there with your projects...for sure.

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Dick Steinkamp
03-29-2007, 07:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

Gosh Dick, you make me feel like the kid who came to school and didn't do his homework!


Hey Len, don't feel bad. I'm currently "gainfully unemployed"...I get to do this all day if I want to. You've got that JOB thing that gets in the way. You'll get there with your projects...for sure.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-29-2007, 07:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by R2GTHAWK
Is the trunk overlay NOS or did you buff it?



It came on the car and is original to the car (to the best of my knowledge)...only one tang on the "T" bolt holders was missing. Nice ones are getting tough to find.

Hey, also I got the wheel well moldings and rocker panel covers mounted today.



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Dick Steinkamp
03-29-2007, 07:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by R2GTHAWK
Is the trunk overlay NOS or did you buff it?



It came on the car and is original to the car (to the best of my knowledge)...only one tang on the "T" bolt holders was missing. Nice ones are getting tough to find.

Hey, also I got the wheel well moldings and rocker panel covers mounted today.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

lstude
03-29-2007, 07:45 PM
Hey Dick, guido would really like to see this hanging on your wall, but I don't know if you would want it there!:D

Hey, I think we might have a spell checker on our forum. It is putting red lines under misspelled words [:0]

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lstude
03-29-2007, 07:45 PM
Hey Dick, guido would really like to see this hanging on your wall, but I don't know if you would want it there!:D

Hey, I think we might have a spell checker on our forum. It is putting red lines under misspelled words [:0]

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Randy_G
03-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Looks great to me!

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
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Randy_G
03-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Looks great to me!

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
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Swifster
03-30-2007, 12:09 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Added some trim to the Hawk today...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/439197838_b4e41915d0.jpg

The front end without the factory bumper guards and front license plate is just right :D


Dick, doesn't Washington state require front license plates? And are you going the W/S YOM plate route?

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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Swifster
03-30-2007, 12:09 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Added some trim to the Hawk today...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/439197838_b4e41915d0.jpg

The front end without the factory bumper guards and front license plate is just right :D


Dick, doesn't Washington state require front license plates? And are you going the W/S YOM plate route?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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Karl
03-30-2007, 01:06 AM
Looking good Dick.:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Karl
03-30-2007, 01:06 AM
Looking good Dick.:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2007, 09:25 AM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster
Dick, doesn't Washington state require front license plates? And are you going the W/S YOM plate route?

I don't like the "look" of a front plate on most cars. Cars just don't seem to have been designed for a front plate...especially older ones. Check out the front and rear on this Hawk for example. Rear plate...nicely built into the bumper. Almost attractive. Front plate...afterthought bracket slapped on.

I haven't run a front plate on most of my Studes (and most of my daily drivers for that matter) in both California and Washington...for the last 15 years or so. Both "require" a front license.

I know I'm breaking the law. I know I'll get caught some day. (Don't tell Officer Dave). I guess I like living on the edge :).

The Hawk is registered with plain old Washington plates. I do like this '63 BC plate, however, and may use it for shows, etc. The car was made in Canada and spent its entire life in BC, so seems more fitting to me to have the old BC plate than a Washington YOM plate.


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Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2007, 09:25 AM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster
Dick, doesn't Washington state require front license plates? And are you going the W/S YOM plate route?

I don't like the "look" of a front plate on most cars. Cars just don't seem to have been designed for a front plate...especially older ones. Check out the front and rear on this Hawk for example. Rear plate...nicely built into the bumper. Almost attractive. Front plate...afterthought bracket slapped on.

I haven't run a front plate on most of my Studes (and most of my daily drivers for that matter) in both California and Washington...for the last 15 years or so. Both "require" a front license.

I know I'm breaking the law. I know I'll get caught some day. (Don't tell Officer Dave). I guess I like living on the edge :).

The Hawk is registered with plain old Washington plates. I do like this '63 BC plate, however, and may use it for shows, etc. The car was made in Canada and spent its entire life in BC, so seems more fitting to me to have the old BC plate than a Washington YOM plate.


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-30-2007, 09:36 AM
It really IS lookin' sweet, Dick! I'm jealous and I'm not even in love with GTs![}:)]

I'm with you and leaving that damned front plate off, and LIKEWISE those practically useless "bumper guards"![xx(] When you bolt them on, you ruin the bumper.:( Not to mention the styling that Stevens had in mind.[8D]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-30-2007, 09:36 AM
It really IS lookin' sweet, Dick! I'm jealous and I'm not even in love with GTs![}:)]

I'm with you and leaving that damned front plate off, and LIKEWISE those practically useless "bumper guards"![xx(] When you bolt them on, you ruin the bumper.:( Not to mention the styling that Stevens had in mind.[8D]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

arkiejazz
03-30-2007, 02:12 PM
:)WOW!:)

steve blake
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arkiejazz
03-30-2007, 02:12 PM
:)WOW!:)

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sbca96
03-30-2007, 06:58 PM
Very nice ... brings back memories of my dads 64 GT Hawk. I agree
that front license plate look like *** on most cars. I dont have a
license plate on the front of the Avanti, and dont plan on installing
one either. I bought the middle rubber strip even! I drove my 60
Hawk for YEARS in California without a front plate, the ONLY time I
got a ticket (or even a warning) was when I was parked at the local
College. I had to source a front bracket, and install it, go to the
Police Station and prove it was on. I had to park 4 blocks away, the
girl behind the counter said she "didnt have the time" to walk out and
confirm I installed it .. so she threatened me, "If we find that you
DONT have that plate on there, then you WILL get a ticket, not just
a FIX IT ticket!!"

It was on the car for a week.;)

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
03-30-2007, 06:58 PM
Very nice ... brings back memories of my dads 64 GT Hawk. I agree
that front license plate look like *** on most cars. I dont have a
license plate on the front of the Avanti, and dont plan on installing
one either. I bought the middle rubber strip even! I drove my 60
Hawk for YEARS in California without a front plate, the ONLY time I
got a ticket (or even a warning) was when I was parked at the local
College. I had to source a front bracket, and install it, go to the
Police Station and prove it was on. I had to park 4 blocks away, the
girl behind the counter said she "didnt have the time" to walk out and
confirm I installed it .. so she threatened me, "If we find that you
DONT have that plate on there, then you WILL get a ticket, not just
a FIX IT ticket!!"

It was on the car for a week.;)

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

studegary
03-31-2007, 08:49 PM
I assume that you will switch to the correct exhaust extensions or use none.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
03-31-2007, 08:49 PM
I assume that you will switch to the correct exhaust extensions or use none.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Dick Steinkamp
03-31-2007, 09:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

I assume that you will switch to the correct exhaust extensions or use none.


Nope, I like these. It had some similar with turn down tips when I bought the car. I think these are more in keeping with the styling than those and certainly better looking than the AC2840's (IMHO).

Exhaust tips are easy to change (although I did have these tack welded on...I hate those set screw thingies). If sometime in the future I change my mind or another owner has different idea, no prob.

Here's a question, however. I've heard the AC2840 Stratoline exhaust deflectors came on all GT's as standard equipment, Jet Thrust cars only as standard equipment, and no GT's as standard equipment...only as a factory option or only as an accessory from a dealer.

Anybody know which it is? (I don't).

BTW, I'm not a big fan of those AC2840 deflectors. I think they look too cutsie 50's on 60's muscle car.



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Dick Steinkamp
03-31-2007, 09:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

I assume that you will switch to the correct exhaust extensions or use none.


Nope, I like these. It had some similar with turn down tips when I bought the car. I think these are more in keeping with the styling than those and certainly better looking than the AC2840's (IMHO).

Exhaust tips are easy to change (although I did have these tack welded on...I hate those set screw thingies). If sometime in the future I change my mind or another owner has different idea, no prob.

Here's a question, however. I've heard the AC2840 Stratoline exhaust deflectors came on all GT's as standard equipment, Jet Thrust cars only as standard equipment, and no GT's as standard equipment...only as a factory option or only as an accessory from a dealer.

Anybody know which it is? (I don't).

BTW, I'm not a big fan of those AC2840 deflectors. I think they look too cutsie 50's on 60's muscle car.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

52hawk
04-01-2007, 11:34 AM
My son was pulled over for no front plate on his impala SS.He went home and put the plate on the radiator support.Visible to a squad car coming toward him,not visible standing in front of the car.That's been about 2 years now-without another stop.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
04-01-2007, 11:34 AM
My son was pulled over for no front plate on his impala SS.He went home and put the plate on the radiator support.Visible to a squad car coming toward him,not visible standing in front of the car.That's been about 2 years now-without another stop.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

sbca96
04-01-2007, 05:09 PM
I have the front plate on my Impala, since its got a nice place for
it, but I dont have one on my Camaro - it looks tacked on. I drive
500+ miles a week and never been stopped for a license plate. I have
been stopped for speeding (even once by a CHP going the opposite
way), but still not written up for no plate on the Camaro.;)

Tom

sbca96
04-01-2007, 05:09 PM
I have the front plate on my Impala, since its got a nice place for
it, but I dont have one on my Camaro - it looks tacked on. I drive
500+ miles a week and never been stopped for a license plate. I have
been stopped for speeding (even once by a CHP going the opposite
way), but still not written up for no plate on the Camaro.;)

Tom

sumf
04-02-2007, 03:57 PM
The best (and probably the only) change I made to my only GT was to add another interior light to the dash - a duplicate of the one above your left shoulder and wired into it. It brightened up the interior much and by flicking the awitch on the dash one, both would come on.

The bad part, is that I had to make a hole in the underside of the overhung dash section.

...but that was in 1966 when few of us thought too much of the future - another Chapter member put a GT front on his Speedster!

Karl

sumf
04-02-2007, 03:57 PM
The best (and probably the only) change I made to my only GT was to add another interior light to the dash - a duplicate of the one above your left shoulder and wired into it. It brightened up the interior much and by flicking the awitch on the dash one, both would come on.

The bad part, is that I had to make a hole in the underside of the overhung dash section.

...but that was in 1966 when few of us thought too much of the future - another Chapter member put a GT front on his Speedster!

Karl

raprice
04-02-2007, 07:11 PM
Dick,
Your Hawk looks incredible. Nice job.
Yes I too am gainfully unemployed having retired over 8 years ago.
I tell folks that, to me, every day is Sunday. I also say that working is overrated.
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
04-02-2007, 07:11 PM
Dick,
Your Hawk looks incredible. Nice job.
Yes I too am gainfully unemployed having retired over 8 years ago.
I tell folks that, to me, every day is Sunday. I also say that working is overrated.
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Dick Steinkamp
04-02-2007, 07:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by sumf

The best (and probably the only) change I made to my only GT was to add another interior light to the dash - a duplicate of the one above your left shoulder and wired into it.


Ya' know, my '54 Starliner has an extra one under the dash stock...with a switch. Studebaker must have saved around 82 cents by leaving the one under the dash off of the later Hawks. :(

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
04-02-2007, 07:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by sumf

The best (and probably the only) change I made to my only GT was to add another interior light to the dash - a duplicate of the one above your left shoulder and wired into it.


Ya' know, my '54 Starliner has an extra one under the dash stock...with a switch. Studebaker must have saved around 82 cents by leaving the one under the dash off of the later Hawks. :(

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
04-02-2007, 07:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by raprice
I also say that working is overrated.


I'm going to use that one, Rog [8D]!

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
04-02-2007, 07:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by raprice
I also say that working is overrated.


I'm going to use that one, Rog [8D]!

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Studebakerboy
04-10-2007, 01:05 PM
Dick:

Looks like your usual high quality. Nice job!

Kevin Edwards

http://airlandandseaparts.com

Studebakerboy
04-10-2007, 01:05 PM
Dick:

Looks like your usual high quality. Nice job!

Kevin Edwards

http://airlandandseaparts.com

N8N
04-10-2007, 02:07 PM
I believe the holes are all present to add the early style map light under the dash of the later Hawks. Additionally, the map light switch is the same as that used on C-cab trucks.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
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N8N
04-10-2007, 02:07 PM
I believe the holes are all present to add the early style map light under the dash of the later Hawks. Additionally, the map light switch is the same as that used on C-cab trucks.

nate

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

FireHawk
04-10-2007, 02:08 PM
Lol, here we go!

I've owned 2 Firebirds now, (I know, I know - brand X =P). One a 95, and another my current 2001. Both vehicles I neglected to put on front plates due to the ugly look factor, (the 95 especially wasn't made for ANYTHING to be put on the front end - do a search and you'll see what I mean).
Unfortunaetly, now with 3-4 tickets on my current T/A of $110 each, and my then gf nagging at me to get a plate, I had to do so. I at least put a dark cover over the front plate to minimize the brightness of the white against a black car, but STILL. (At least I got the plate personalized too to help make me feel a BIT better).


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by Swifster
Dick, doesn't Washington state require front license plates? And are you going the W/S YOM plate route?

I don't like the "look" of a front plate on most cars. Cars just don't seem to have been designed for a front plate...especially older ones. Check out the front and rear on this Hawk for example. Rear plate...nicely built into the bumper. Almost attractive. Front plate...afterthought bracket slapped on.

I haven't run a front plate on most of my Studes (and most of my daily drivers for that matter) in both California and Washington...for the last 15 years or so. Both "require" a front license.

I know I'm breaking the law. I know I'll get caught some day. (Don't tell Officer Dave). I guess I like living on the edge :).

The Hawk is registered with plain old Washington plates. I do like this '63 BC plate, however, and may use it for shows, etc. The car was made in Canada and spent its entire life in BC, so seems more fitting to me to have the old BC plate than a Washington YOM plate.


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg



~ FireHawk

- 56 PowerHawk
- 01 Firebird TransAm WS6 Convertible

- Ontario Canada!

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FireHawk
04-10-2007, 02:08 PM
Lol, here we go!

I've owned 2 Firebirds now, (I know, I know - brand X =P). One a 95, and another my current 2001. Both vehicles I neglected to put on front plates due to the ugly look factor, (the 95 especially wasn't made for ANYTHING to be put on the front end - do a search and you'll see what I mean).
Unfortunaetly, now with 3-4 tickets on my current T/A of $110 each, and my then gf nagging at me to get a plate, I had to do so. I at least put a dark cover over the front plate to minimize the brightness of the white against a black car, but STILL. (At least I got the plate personalized too to help make me feel a BIT better).


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by Swifster
Dick, doesn't Washington state require front license plates? And are you going the W/S YOM plate route?

I don't like the "look" of a front plate on most cars. Cars just don't seem to have been designed for a front plate...especially older ones. Check out the front and rear on this Hawk for example. Rear plate...nicely built into the bumper. Almost attractive. Front plate...afterthought bracket slapped on.

I haven't run a front plate on most of my Studes (and most of my daily drivers for that matter) in both California and Washington...for the last 15 years or so. Both "require" a front license.

I know I'm breaking the law. I know I'll get caught some day. (Don't tell Officer Dave). I guess I like living on the edge :).

The Hawk is registered with plain old Washington plates. I do like this '63 BC plate, however, and may use it for shows, etc. The car was made in Canada and spent its entire life in BC, so seems more fitting to me to have the old BC plate than a Washington YOM plate.


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg



~ FireHawk

- 56 PowerHawk
- 01 Firebird TransAm WS6 Convertible

- Ontario Canada!

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e357/Dexmeer/SigPic.jpg

sbca96
04-10-2007, 04:18 PM
Took it off when I bought it (recently some fool hit it):

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/93CamaroZ28_hit/Camaro_hit01.jpg

Put a '98 front clip on it, didnt get the holder, wont be ordering it!

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/93CamaroZ28/93to98frontend/93Camarofrontend_050a.jpg

Obviously the Avanti wont ever have one;)!

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cover_Picture_Day/L_Covershot2_021a.jpg

Tom

sbca96
04-10-2007, 04:18 PM
Took it off when I bought it (recently some fool hit it):

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/93CamaroZ28_hit/Camaro_hit01.jpg

Put a '98 front clip on it, didnt get the holder, wont be ordering it!

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/93CamaroZ28/93to98frontend/93Camarofrontend_050a.jpg

Obviously the Avanti wont ever have one;)!

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cover_Picture_Day/L_Covershot2_021a.jpg

Tom

Scott
04-10-2007, 04:41 PM
Hey Dick, since you're coming out my way, why not just bring that Hawk with you and I'll trade you even up for my 62 Hawk?[}:)]

Scott
04-10-2007, 04:41 PM
Hey Dick, since you're coming out my way, why not just bring that Hawk with you and I'll trade you even up for my 62 Hawk?[}:)]