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    Radiator

    I just bought a 1962 Hawk. I need a radiator. Is there a replacement to be had? I don't think the old one can be repaired. I droped it off in the Shop today and it did not look good!

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    I may be in the minority here but, the only Studebaker radiators I've seen that can't be repaired are ones that have been involved in collisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockne10 View Post
    I may be in the minority here but, the only Studebaker radiators I've seen that can't be repaired are ones that have been involved in collisions.
    I don't think your in a minority here at all. I just finished installing a re-cored radiator of my 63 Lark. The radiator shop installed a tranmission cooler pipe in the bottom section of the radiator ( for a future powershift conversion) and used a 3 row core for better cooling in the original radiator. My old radiator was not in good shape either. The new re-cored radiator sure keeps the engine a lot cooler.

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    What I was asking is there a Radiator out there that will interchange with a 62 Hawk radiator. I have found no direct replacement with other web sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy Cook View Post
    What I was asking is there a Radiator out there that will interchange with a 62 Hawk radiator. I have found no direct replacement with other web sites.
    My rebuild cost me $540 with the internal cooler. Keep your Hawk stock and have it rebuilt. Good Luck

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    Lightbulb

    To answer your question.
    There are no direct 'bolt in replacement' radiators sold in the aftermarket (ie: Pep Boys, AutoZone, etc)
    You will need to have your radiator repaired, recored, or replaced.
    (replaced with another used, reconditioned, or custom fabricated radiator)
    The radiator for a 1957 through 1964 Hawk should bolt right in.
    (Someone else might have more specific Hawk swap info)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy Cook View Post
    What I was asking is there a Radiator out there that will interchange with a 62 Hawk radiator. I have found no direct replacement with other web sites.
    Jeff



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    Several years ago when my Avanti was being rebuilt, I looked into having an aluminum radiator fabricated for the car. I did a web search and found a custom builder who said if I provided the dimensions he could build one for about $400...a bit more it required transmission cooler lines installed. It ended up I didn't need it as my radiator was in fine shape and didn't require anything but a good cleaning out.

    Unfortunately I don't have the custom radiator shop's name but I believe they were in Ohio.
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    Many thanks for the information! I just dropped off the radiator to the repair shop and ask that it be repaired. And I left my Check Book with him! I just hope he is fair priced. As per the shop manager this radiator is better than any aftermarker radiator obtainable.

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