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Ira
07-06-2016, 08:08 PM
DOES ANY KNOW OF HOOD HINGES FROM A LATER MODEL CAR THAT WOULD WORK ON A 60 HAWK THAT WOULD BOTH FIT AND SUPPORT THE HOOD WITHOUT THE USE OF THE SUPPORT STICK?:lol:

doug
07-06-2016, 08:33 PM
Don't think the hood could withstand the stress without reinforcement.

56Golden
07-06-2016, 08:44 PM
Doesn't exactly answer your question, but have you considered this way of opening a Hawk's hood?

http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/sbca96/reversehood/sdc8122m.html

57pack
07-06-2016, 09:57 PM
Doesn't exactly answer your question, but have you considered this way of opening a Hawk's hood?

http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/sbca96/reversehood/sdc8122m.html

I like the idea of a forward opening hood, Studebaker should of done it "back in the day"
Also would've saved my scalp numerous wounds from banging my noggin on the front hood edge!

alaipairod
07-06-2016, 10:43 PM
Come on guys..........Lifting that hood and connecting the support rod is good exercise.....

Studebakercenteroforegon
07-06-2016, 11:01 PM
Plus...if over the years you lifted '56 - '61 Hawk hoods with that heavy die cast grille...by comparison, the '62 - '64 Hawk hoods seemed light!

(Although I must confess that all my current Studebakers are '61 and later Larks with torsion rod hoods.)

52hawk
07-07-2016, 09:40 AM
IRA,the answer is NO,Hawks never had a hood supported by the hinges.They used a support rod until the very end.

Ira
07-07-2016, 10:06 AM
Don't think the hood could withstand the stress without reinforcement.
do you know if a support re bending is available and from who?
thanks

Ira
07-07-2016, 10:07 AM
thank you, i have seen that. also considering gas struts similar to mustang. if any others have ideas i would love to hear them. thanks all.

Quentin
07-07-2016, 10:36 AM
do you know if a support re bending is available and from who?
thanks

Classic Enterprises make them. They run up the side groove about 20 inches, with a triangular plate for the rear corner.