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    Speedster Member San Diego Ron's Avatar
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    3 colors on a '62 Hawk...are you nuts?

    It may be wrong but I had to do it.
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    I think the bicentennial edition of touring wheels had a slick red white and blue GT on one of the covers. I think yours would be quite complementary, parked next to a Tri Tone 55 Speedster at a meet. The stock overlay on the trunk lid gives it even more pizzazz. I like your car!
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    It sure is an eye catcher. Since you have gone this far, I suggest leave the left side red, but paint the right side yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeHall View Post
    It sure is an eye catcher. Since you have gone this far, I suggest leave the left side red, but paint the right side yellow.
    Yep, that would certainly complete the "Clown Car" look!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StudeRich View Post
    Yep, that would certainly complete the "Clown Car" look!
    Ouch! That's gotta' hurt.

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    I like seeing cars that look like they used to in the 60-70's when folx had their cars the way THEY wanted it, not like now when it's mostly about what others might think...


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    Thank you Noxnabaker, I needed that.

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    Ron don't despair, I hear that noxabaker dresses kindof funny.

    Fortunately we don't all see things the same. One man's too much is another man's just right!
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    The GT Hawks look so good in a solid color that I wouldn't do that, but it is your car and as long as you are happy, drive on!


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    It's ok, & I might dress kinda funny (I wish I did... ) & looking at the car again I like it even more, I guess it's mostly from behind as the silver on the roof matches the silver on the trunklid, & the side/middle differences are just right, aint that what the trims on top of the fenders are for anyway...?
    (I'm also quite sure others like it even if they don't write it here...)


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    Around here, we often see cars with multiple colors....a fender here, hood there and perhaps, three outta four doors that don't match.

    At least, the colors on this Hawk have a pattern. Of course, anyone viewing it for the first time, might not realize the pattern, until seeing it from multiple angles.

    Another thing (around here) you might hear is "It is SOoo California." But don't give that opinion a lot of negative credence, 'cause, not too long ago, (around here) a supposed swamp creature known as "Lizard Man" was being reported.
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    Absolutely ALL that matters is that YOU like it. However, for me it looks like many of the cars I see around where I live that were assembled from mismatched wrecks and never repainted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcalibur View Post
    Absolutely ALL that matters is that YOU like it. However, for me it looks like many of the cars I see around where I live that were assembled from mismatched wrecks and never repainted.
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    Why not, it worked for Speedsters.

    p.s. This is not the place to come if you only want positive comments.
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    No telling what color it could be now since thie original post is over a year old.


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    Silver is gone on top but red is still on the sides...
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    The 3 tone looked nice. But I like the two tone much better. But I have always been a sucker for red and black cars.

    I learned a lesson late in life. No one cares what I think.

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    I rarely have enough rattle cans the same color to make it just one color...
    Y'all are splitting hairs on a bald guy here....
    Let's just have fun while we are still alive, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Diego Ron View Post
    Silver is gone on top but red is still on the sides...
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    Now you have the qualifications to be voted in as the Studebaker ambassador to anywhere your car may take you to. jimmijim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noxnabaker View Post
    I like seeing cars that look like they used to in the 60-70's when folx had their cars the way THEY wanted it, not like now when it's mostly about what others might think...
    You mean in bright green metalflake as Avanti #RQ-1001 was before restoration?

    Not for me!!

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    I like it, Ron! Nice pics, too. Is that Fiesta Island I spy in the back of one?
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    Well Craig, I looked at a eraly 70's Ducati once that was purple flake, & I HATE purple! & so did the owner & he said he was sure he was gonna repaint it when he bought it but then found himself not so sure anymore... I had a -61 Guilietta Sprint at the time that I tried to trade but he was a bike guy & I just thought "if it's mine I get another tank" but it never came down to a deal.
    Sometimes I see (ugly to me) customs from the 80's, square stuff indeed, & I just think it's nice they managed to keep it like that even if I don't want it.
    Ugly or not; I'm happy to see stuff done different!
    & I think I prefer this G.T. 3-colored, that's me & my bad taste...


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