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Thread: Ribbed Upholstery material for 62 Hawk

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    Oakhurst, Ca

    Ribbed Upholstery material for 62 Hawk

    Hi all, this is my first post.
    I'm specifically looking for the Red ribbed insert material to replace in my 62 Hawk. Is there a modern manufacture of it or and NOS supply hidden away somewhere?
    Any leads would be much appreciated.

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    Burnet, TX
    I got mine for my 62 Hawk at Automotive Interiors,, 800-814 7533.

    They also sell complete interior kits for the GT Hawk. Good fit, reasonable prices, nice people. You might to ask for Diane.

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    René Harger, Southeast Studebaker. Advertises in every Turning Wheels.

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    Golden Hawk Member StudeRich's Avatar
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    Ferndale, WA, USA.
    Hi Paul, Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum!

    It appears to me that you MAY have the Vinyl with Cloth Inserts type, correct?
    I do not believe I have ever seen an Original '62 Hawk with Matching Color Vinyl Inserts, only off-White, until '63.

    Both should be available at our Turning Wheels Monthly SDC Magazine Advertiser: Southeast Studebaker, but there IS a long lead time for custom, high quality work.

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    Wappingers Falls, New York, USA.
    From your other post on the same subject:

    Welcome to the SDC Forum!

    I doubt that you will find NOS or good used seat inserts for a 1962 Hawk. I have known of these to go bad on the shelf without ever having been installed in a car. The 1963-1964 Hawk seat material was improved so much, it usually outlasts the rest of the car.

    I believe that Southeast Studebaker is your best option, just do not be in a hurry.

    EDIT: What I can see in your picture is the best 1962 Hawk seat insert that I have seen in a long time. I can not tell if it is original. The original has heat sealed ribs, not stitched.

    EDIT II: For seat inserts, I was referring to the common vinyl. Do you possibly have cloth inserts?
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    Speedster Member 3rdGenStude's Avatar
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    I do not believe I have ever seen an Original '62 Hawk with Matching Color Vinyl Inserts, only off-White, until '63.
    My '62 has an all green vinyl interior. The seats got the dealer installed replacement upholstery. But it was [improperly] just stretched right over the original upholstery. I can see the green vinyl inserts of the originals through tears in the replacements.

    I finally have a Stude I can drive! (sort of)
    1962 GT Hawk, 4 speed, a/c

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