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Radsman
12-12-2014, 08:18 PM
Hello,

Reading the October '14 Newsletter on the 56J registry, Frank A. mentions that the '56 GH front bench seat bottom patterns are incorrect on his Hawks (recently sold). He states that the front seat bench inserts, to be correct, should go completely across the bench between the side bolsters, without the center of the bench having vinyl down the middle. This maybe a common mistake on many Golden Hawks today??? Realizing the seat materials and door panel patterns for the other various Hawks (Sky, Power, Flight, Silver) differed from each other- including from the GH, does anyone know what should be the correct front bench seat pattern(s) for these other Hawks, split or not split? Thanks

studegary
12-13-2014, 01:07 PM
Look at the CraigsList ad for a '56 GH in the Binghamton, NY area for the correct/original upholstery and pattern (there is another thread on this car).

larkregal62
12-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Did Frank's cars sell???, one was offered on ebay but I don't think it sold. Was he able to sell elsewhere??

Stu Chapman
12-14-2014, 10:23 AM
Did Frank's cars sell???, one was offered on ebay but I don't think it sold. Was he able to sell elsewhere??

Frank's cars are NOT SOLD. They're both still sitting in his garage looking as great as ever.

Stu Chapman

Radsman
12-14-2014, 07:33 PM
Look at the CraigsList ad for a '56 GH in the Binghamton, NY area for the correct/original upholstery and pattern (there is another thread on this car).

Thanks Gary for directing me to a picture of a correct factory front bench seat pattern. But does anyone know if this pattern is also correct for the other '56 Hawks and subsequent years?

Radsman
12-15-2014, 09:37 AM
I believe the upholstery (pattern) is unique to the 1956 Golden Hawk only.

Thank you Stanwood for responding. Usually the questions or responses I post (and I don't post often) for whatever reason, don't get answered or receive very little follow-up. This gets disappointing at times 'cause I have been here for years and actually was an early member of past Stude forum site(s) dating to circa 1997. Bob Palma is the one exception to this complaint and he usually does reply and is a great help. Bob, thank you so very much.

8E45E
12-15-2014, 09:44 AM
But does anyone know if this pattern is also correct for the other '56 Hawks and subsequent years?

I did post a photo of Ralph Novarra's '56 Flight Hawk interior here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?52980-1956-Studebaker-Flight-Hawk-Forum&highlight=novarra

Craig

Radsman
12-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Thanks Craig for the link. That's very helpful. Can anyone confirm a Power, Sky, Silver?

studegary
12-15-2014, 09:53 PM
Thank you Stanwood for responding. Usually the questions or responses I post (and I don't post often) for whatever reason, don't get answered or receive very little follow-up. This gets disappointing at times 'cause I have been here for years and actually was an early member of past Stude forum site(s) dating to circa 1997. Bob Palma is the one exception to this complaint and he usually does reply and is a great help. Bob, thank you so very much.

I guess that I should keep in mind not to respond to your posts in the future, as I did on this one.

I don't even see Bob P. on this thread/topic.

8E45E
12-15-2014, 11:00 PM
Thanks Craig for the link. That's very helpful. Can anyone confirm a Power, Sky, Silver?

Here is a '56 Golden Hawk:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/15410604424_146e4d7c03_o.jpg

1956 Sky Hawk (vinyl option)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8665/15845421558_dc8d5a0bcf_o.jpg

1957 Golden Hawk

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/16032859575_d38d1f7d9e_o.jpg

Craig

prescottstude
12-16-2014, 07:05 PM
craig on the photo of the 57 GH interior, the v shaped metal covering the backside outside of the front seat is white the one on mine is black have I been wrong all of these years or were both black and white offered ? thanks

Radsman
12-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Craig, again I thank you very much. Those new pictures on post #11 are exactly what I wanted.