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Steve T
03-23-2013, 09:53 PM
A trio of nifty Studes--the '63 GT mentioned by Kato, a '63 Daytona droptop (wasn't somebody on here looking for one of these fairly recently?), and what looks like a very reasonably-priced '47 Champion 4dr...

The '47
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1947-Classic-Car-Studebaker-with-Suicide-Doors-W0QQAdIdZ465395238

The GT
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-Studebaker-hawk-W0QQAdIdZ464958910

The Daytona droptop
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1963-Studebaker-Con-W0QQAdIdZ466512761

Incidentally, I'm mulling over trying to sell my '62 once the '65 is running; if so I'll make sure SDCers have first crack at it.

S.

Steve T
03-23-2013, 09:58 PM
...And a sweet little '61 Lark 4dr. Pretty sure this is the car I saw at the former Elliott Auto Parts in Newtonville during my "Sentimental Journey" in the '62 in 2010.
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1961-Studebaker-Lark-VI-W0QQAdIdZ459605743

S.

JoeHall
03-24-2013, 09:27 AM
The 63 GT is beautiful but the front seats suffer from a common malady, where the sides lose their contour and support-ability. Underneath the cover, the outer sponge disintegrates into powder. This makes for a very uncomfortable ride. Best fix I have found were Mercedes seat bottoms, fit under the cover; Mercedes body type 124, IIRC.

Kato
03-25-2013, 08:08 PM
The 63 GT is beautiful but the front seats suffer from a common malady, where the sides lose their contour and support-ability. Underneath the cover, the outer sponge disintegrates into powder. This makes for a very uncomfortable ride. Best fix I have found were Mercedes seat bottoms, fit under the cover; Mercedes body type 124, IIRC.

Hi Joe,

I spotted this Hawk and am hoping to go have a look. I wondered about the seats when I saw the photos. Are these Mercedes seat bottoms easy to get? Any idea how much $$$ ? Are the orginal seat covers easy to remove to allow installation of the bottoms or is it likely that they would be damaged in the process? This will be the first Hawk I've gone to look at and I am not in any great rush to buy but if this is a good car at a good price I'll consider it. Thanks for your input. You have a Hawk?

JoeHall
03-25-2013, 08:56 PM
Hi Kato,
If you do a search here for mercedes seat, you will find a post I made, with related details and pix. Its fairly easy, but depends on whether the Stude seat covers are still pliable enough to survive the operation. I used them in the driver's side of two different GT Hawks; IIRC, paid $25 for one Mercedes seat bottom and $50 for another; bought them off ebay.
I have three Hawks: 62 & 63 GTs abd a 56J.

Kato
03-25-2013, 11:32 PM
Hi Kato,
If you do a search here for mercedes seat, you will find a post I made, with related details and pix. Its fairly easy, but depends on whether the Stude seat covers are still pliable enough to survive the operation. I used them in the driver's side of two different GT Hawks; IIRC, paid $25 for one Mercedes seat bottom and $50 for another; bought them off ebay.
I have three Hawks: 62 & 63 GTs abd a 56J.

Hi Joe,

Thanks, I'll look at your post. I know of a very good upholstery guy so I'm sure he could help me out as long as I find the seat bottoms. I really like the sound of your fleet of Hawks! I'll be sure to post if I buy a Hawk. Cheers!