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  • #16
    Is that a Lark or a Champ grill ?
    South Lompoc Studebaker

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    • #17
      Originally posted by 55 56 PREZ 4D View Post
      Is that a Lark or a Champ grill ?
      I'm thinking that is merely the 1964 GT grille insert without the heavy grill surround. Some clever bodywork, but not really a radical alteration. It's just that without the grille surround the insert is laid back onto the hood, which gives it the laid-back look. It is the grille surround that gives the Hawk its verticle orientation. If you look close, there seems to be hood pins in the back of the hood. Therefore, I'm assuming the hood has been converted to pivot up from the rear. Visually, the car is neither all that bad or radical. Mostly an "optical illusion," in its effects. My concern is that the write-up is so sparse in details and pictures.

      As we know, engine swaps can be neat or hack jobs. What's the condition of the engine? How is it mounted? How is the suspension? Brakes?

      If you are in the market...a visit and close inspection is an absolute requirement. Just like here on this forum, there are folks who struggle to type, and communicating. We need to respect that. If it is something that interests you, go take a look. We don't know the story. The owner might have merely lost interest or could be facing a tragic life-altering event such as a terminal illness, bankruptcy, loss of job, etc. There's always a story.
      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      SDC member since 1975

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      • #18
        Originally posted by plee4139 View Post
        We, as Studebaker owners are especially sensitive about what certain individuals do to their cars because they are so rare.
        Rare? Um, no. Among ordinary cars Kaisers, Frazers, Henry Js are far more rare. As are Hudsons, Nashes, and truly rare cars like Andersons, Stutz, 6 cyl Corvettes, and two passenger Thunderbirds, and some 3000 other brands which have been made in the USA. There are many brands of which only single examples exist.
        Last edited by jnormanh; 05-01-2018, 01:08 PM.

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        • #19
          I actually don't mind the Starsky and Hutch stripe. Gives the car a way different look for $20 worth of paint. But the lay-down grille is plumb ugly. And if you offer a car (custom or stock) for sale on a public venue like eBay, you are implicitly inviting viewers to form an opinion of it. The hope is that one or more of the viewers form a sufficiently high opinion of it to place a bid.
          Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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          • #20
            [QUOTE=jclary;1108082]I'm thinking that is merely the 1964 GT grille insert without the heavy grill surround.

            Second look, it looks like he painted the surround and leaned the whole assembly back. Without blending it into the hood contours.
            Third look. Removed the surround then leaned back and fit the grill into a flat filler piece.
            South Lompoc Studebaker

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            • #21
              Kind of a "Trailer-Toter" bob to the front of the hood. But for the fact that the grill and surround are the first to get hit in an accident, what with the side grill treatment, I wonder if it was an attempt to "repair" some front end damage?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by skyway View Post
                Kind of a "Trailer-Toter" bob to the front of the hood. But for the fact that the grill and surround are the first to get hit in an accident, what with the side grill treatment, I wonder if it was an attempt to "repair" some front end damage?
                Could be......
                Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Bamajak View Post
                  Good Job!
                  Given enough time I think the forum could run off all potential members.
                  Jack
                  Yep! This is the best price I've seen advertised for any Hawk for quite some time.
                  Oglesby,Il.

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                  • #24
                    Yeah, I don't like the front end job. It needs something different than what they did. I DO like the S&H stripe though. It looks good from the side IMO. Only I would have deleted those ribbed moldings at the base of the C pillar as they break up the stripe and don't fit with it.

                    Jeff in ND

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                    • #25
                      Paisan, only two words come to mind.......Disgraziato, or if you are from Brooklyn.....Disgrazia!!
                      Originally posted by sals54 View Post
                      Ditto. Besides, its not a bad looking car for a cheap price. And its easily changed back to original.

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                      • #26
                        I never really cared for the S&H stripe on the Torino upon which it was based, though it does work well as it lines up with angle of the C-pillar to good effect on this Hawk. Instead of being a blatant copy in painting white, perhaps the owner could have painted it silver and revived the 'Silver Arrow' title for it; a name once held by Studebaker.

                        As others have said, that front end has to go!

                        Craig

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by 52hawk View Post
                          Yep! This is the best price I've seen advertised for any Hawk for quite some time.
                          I agree. It's a bargain priced Hawk in need of paint and work.

                          Don't beat it up, unless you have a better car for sale for less money?.................?
                          Didn't think so

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