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Dick Steinkamp
03-26-2007, 06:52 PM
Finished day 2 of assembly. This car kind of "falls" together [8D].

The engine compartment is close...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/435768937_2e37b4dc83.jpg

I should be able to start it tomorrow, bleed the brakes, and take it over to my house (exchanging it in the rented garage for my M15 currently parked at home).

Tail lights on and hooked up...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/435768931_9c9fa415a2.jpg

Headlights in and hooked up...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/435768941_2bac071920.jpg

I've also installed the horns and the rest of the brackets to hold the side grills.

Wiper motor back in, hooked to the arms and wiper studes reinstalled...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/435768949_cf2adc3723.jpg

I also got the gas fill door on, hood latch and a few other odds and ends.

This part is fun :D

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

showbizkid
03-26-2007, 06:55 PM
You're making my mouth water....[:p]


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
03-26-2007, 06:55 PM
You're making my mouth water....[:p]


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

lstude
03-26-2007, 07:02 PM
Saw your truck on the back cover of the April TW, you should send photos of this Hawk in when it is finished.



Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
03-26-2007, 07:02 PM
Saw your truck on the back cover of the April TW, you should send photos of this Hawk in when it is finished.



Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-26-2007, 07:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

Saw your truck on the back cover of the April TW, you should send photos of this Hawk in when it is finished.


This Hawk is the "polar opposite" of my M15 :D (but I love them both)



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-26-2007, 07:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

Saw your truck on the back cover of the April TW, you should send photos of this Hawk in when it is finished.


This Hawk is the "polar opposite" of my M15 :D (but I love them both)



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

stude freak
03-26-2007, 09:33 PM
Will this be the first $100,00 Barret-Jackson Hawk? If not it should be. Great work Dick.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-26-2007, 09:33 PM
Will this be the first $100,00 Barret-Jackson Hawk? If not it should be. Great work Dick.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

R2GTHAWK
03-27-2007, 06:30 AM
Dick,
Your GT hawk is realling looking great. I'm looking forward to
seeing the end result as I know you are.
I have a request. If possible I would like to see a picture of
the hood when you paint the flat black area behind the grille shell
before the grille shell is installed. I need to do mine and I would
to see what that looks like. Thank you very much.
Terry Stinehelfer
Bucyrus, OH

R2GTHAWK
03-27-2007, 06:30 AM
Dick,
Your GT hawk is realling looking great. I'm looking forward to
seeing the end result as I know you are.
I have a request. If possible I would like to see a picture of
the hood when you paint the flat black area behind the grille shell
before the grille shell is installed. I need to do mine and I would
to see what that looks like. Thank you very much.
Terry Stinehelfer
Bucyrus, OH

studegary
03-28-2007, 09:35 AM
Dick - This is an excellent Hawk. I think that you should have it judeged and not just shoot for a First, but rather a Best of Division. With it this good, I just have to question a couple of things. On this monitor, the color of the battery cable looks wierd and shouldn't the gaskets/seals/washers under the wiper posts be black? I can't remember - Should the battery hold down be held on with wing nuts, rather than the six sided nuts that you are using?

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
03-28-2007, 09:35 AM
Dick - This is an excellent Hawk. I think that you should have it judeged and not just shoot for a First, but rather a Best of Division. With it this good, I just have to question a couple of things. On this monitor, the color of the battery cable looks wierd and shouldn't the gaskets/seals/washers under the wiper posts be black? I can't remember - Should the battery hold down be held on with wing nuts, rather than the six sided nuts that you are using?

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

JDP
03-28-2007, 09:38 AM
If we're nit picking, the plastic check valve on the hydrovac is incorrect too.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 GT Hawk R2 clone
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-28-2007, 09:38 AM
If we're nit picking, the plastic check valve on the hydrovac is incorrect too.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 GT Hawk R2 clone
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

Dick Steinkamp
03-28-2007, 09:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by studegary
On this monitor, the color of the battery cable looks wierd and shouldn't the gaskets/seals/washers under the wiper posts be black? I can't remember - Should the battery hold down be held on with wing nuts, rather than the six sided nuts that you are using?



For sure on the wing nuts. The hex nuts are temporary.

The seals under the wiper posts are leather (believe it or not [:0]). They probably got blackish real quick.

The battery cables are green. The PO who owned the car since '74 tells me they are original. It is possible that they were replaced by the first owner sometime between '63 and '74, however. I like them, they are a perfect fit. I did replace the boot on the engine ground end of the ground cable. I think I'll tell folks that Hamilton used green :D.

The brake light switch in the picture is on the wrong end of the Hydrovac (I think). I have switched this to the output end. It was on the input end when I bought the car and the brake lights worked fine, but everyone I've seen has been on the output end.

(BTW, we had a discussion a while back about 1 bleeder Hydrovacs vs 2 bleeders...this car has one. MOST Hawks with disk brakes that I have seen have one. In fact, I inspected the R2 clone that JP just took delivery of (it was a Washington state car) and I believe it had one. Any more info on this?)

R2GTHAWK's (Terry Stinehelfer) '63 is the best of division car IMHO. The pictures he has posted of the engine compartment and dash are to die for [:p].

Terry alerted me to the fact that the flat area of the hood behind the grill shell should be flat black. I haven't held my grill shell up to the hood, but evidently the inside rim of the hood where the shell attaches shows through the grill mesh. There is a good discussion and picture of this on page 16 of the June '93 TW for you other GT owners out there.

Thanks for your help, Gary. Keep the critique coming as I post pictures of the assembly. I need all the help I can get [^]

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-28-2007, 09:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by studegary
On this monitor, the color of the battery cable looks wierd and shouldn't the gaskets/seals/washers under the wiper posts be black? I can't remember - Should the battery hold down be held on with wing nuts, rather than the six sided nuts that you are using?



For sure on the wing nuts. The hex nuts are temporary.

The seals under the wiper posts are leather (believe it or not [:0]). They probably got blackish real quick.

The battery cables are green. The PO who owned the car since '74 tells me they are original. It is possible that they were replaced by the first owner sometime between '63 and '74, however. I like them, they are a perfect fit. I did replace the boot on the engine ground end of the ground cable. I think I'll tell folks that Hamilton used green :D.

The brake light switch in the picture is on the wrong end of the Hydrovac (I think). I have switched this to the output end. It was on the input end when I bought the car and the brake lights worked fine, but everyone I've seen has been on the output end.

(BTW, we had a discussion a while back about 1 bleeder Hydrovacs vs 2 bleeders...this car has one. MOST Hawks with disk brakes that I have seen have one. In fact, I inspected the R2 clone that JP just took delivery of (it was a Washington state car) and I believe it had one. Any more info on this?)

R2GTHAWK's (Terry Stinehelfer) '63 is the best of division car IMHO. The pictures he has posted of the engine compartment and dash are to die for [:p].

Terry alerted me to the fact that the flat area of the hood behind the grill shell should be flat black. I haven't held my grill shell up to the hood, but evidently the inside rim of the hood where the shell attaches shows through the grill mesh. There is a good discussion and picture of this on page 16 of the June '93 TW for you other GT owners out there.

Thanks for your help, Gary. Keep the critique coming as I post pictures of the assembly. I need all the help I can get [^]

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-28-2007, 10:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

If we're nit picking, the plastic check valve on the hydrovac is incorrect too.



I probably won't change it...it works too good :D. I probably should route the vacuum hose to the rear and under the hydrovac, however. (that would also tend to hide the check valve).

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-28-2007, 10:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

If we're nit picking, the plastic check valve on the hydrovac is incorrect too.



I probably won't change it...it works too good :D. I probably should route the vacuum hose to the rear and under the hydrovac, however. (that would also tend to hide the check valve).

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg