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    Hawk at Temecula Rod Run this past weekend

    Didn't come home with a prize but a great time and car ran perfectly from San Diego and back.image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

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    Very cool! Congrats on a fun event.
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    IN the early 1980s, I saw a GT sitting in the commissary parking lot at Camp Pendleton, CA. The owner lived in Temecula, and it was black with silver roof. I recall it has a sticker in the rear window that said something to the effect, "Air Conditioned By Studebaker". Wonder if this is the same car, and someone painted the sides red sometime during the past 35+ years. Never know, as it is a small Studebaker world. LOL

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    Not the same car, this was all black and I bought it from family that bought it new in 1962 and lived on a farm in the mid west, the son brought it to CA a few years ago where car lived in another barn. The original paint was all cracked and in bad shape, I got the idea of the three colors after watching an "Overhauling" TV show, but the plan now is to repaint the silver roof black....I've had too many comments about Studebaker not having a three color combination.image.jpgimage.jpgAlready I painted the silver parking light inserts back to black and like it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Diego Ron View Post
    Not the same car, this was all black and I bought it from family that bought it new in 1962 and lived on a farm in the mid west, the son brought it to CA a few years ago where car lived in another barn. The original paint was all cracked and in bad shape, I got the idea of the three colors after watching an "Overhauling" TV show, but the plan now is to repaint the silver roof black....I've had too many comments about Studebaker not having a three color combination.image.jpgimage.jpgAlready I painted the silver parking light inserts back to black and like it better.
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    Do what you want. Studebaker also did not have two color combinations on the 1962 models.
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    Besides those lovely Studes, that 55 Packard Patrician is wondrous! I have never seen a better example than that either in photographs, film, or in person!
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    I finally agree, three colors is too much for this car so the silver top is going back to black, at some point the red sides may have to go to.image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stude Shoo-wop! View Post
    Besides those lovely Studes, that 55 Packard Patrician is wondrous! I have never seen a better example than that either in photographs, film, or in person!
    Where's the '55 Patrician? No see um.

    The only Packard I see is a 1956 400 Hardtop. Excepting the wire wheels, it looks like the one I bought from Nethercutt in the mid 1970's.

    And as much as I love GT Hawks (owned 5 62's and 2 63's), I prefer a single tone paint job on these cars.
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    Back to black...the way it should be.image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

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    If it were me (and its not), I'd have repainted the red sides back to black. I believe a different colored top really sets off a GT's lines. And silver would be great for heat reflection, if living in Temecula. At any rate, you have a very nice looking GT there

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    Thanks Joe but for now sides will stay red, need less painting and more driving.
    image.jpgimage.jpgNow to get these emblems back on and car washed and moved out of hiding.

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    Better in black.
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    'Looking good, Ron. Congrats on the Studebaker representation. BP
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    I like the old pickup despite that it's the most frumpy and weathered of the bunch.
    1963 Champ "Daisy Stu Bludebaker"- sometimes driver
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    Old pickup, why that 1971 Chevy is almost a new car compared to that old 1962 Studebaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Diego Ron View Post

    The red and black looks much cleaner without the silver! Great looking car

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    Thanks mitka88, just ordered paint to repaint trunk that didn't turn out good so trying to decide if I should get rid of the red and make it all black.

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    Ron,
    My '63 GT is all original black and personally I find it very classy. It always is a personal taste but mine has successfully worked for me for 50 years and I still love it.
    Good luck in whatever direction you choose to go.
    Cheers, Bill

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    The red and black is a cooler rod look, but if you want it more stock then all black is nice... You must be using a fortune on paint considering how big the hood alone is

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    Mail order from N.J., kit with gallon of acrylic enamel with reducer and hardner for under $100 including shipping. (Don't know it you are allowed to mention company names here). First attempt of painting this car was a failure due to bad primer causing top coat failure, after sanding all off and re priming, used a pre mixed acrylic lacquer (red, black and silver for top) from local auto parts store, about $25 quart. Not liking the three color combination used leftover enamel (black) to cover the silver. Top in enamel turned out better than lacquer and because trunk has some imperfections plan is now to do everything in the enamel. Paint to arrive tomorrow so I'll let you know results. All said, would probably have been better to have paint shop do the painting...but if you don't try you'll never learn.

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    Lots of sanding experience! Exited to see the results!

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