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  • My new 61 Hawk

    As arrived, and two hours later after Sal's quick polish.




    JDP/Maryland
    JDP Maryland

  • #2
    Great job Sal! [^]

    Nice 1968 side marker lights!

    I like the '56/'57 Parking Lights, I think I would be tempted to replace the '61 side grille pans and remove those in-Grille Ugly '59-'61 Parking Lights!
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Is that Lark shine?

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by doug

        Is that Lark shine?
        Looks more like "Hawk Shine"...

        <h5>Mark
        '57 Transtar Deluxe
        Vancouver Island

        The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
        May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
        http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/
        </h5>
        Mark Hayden
        '66 Commander
        Zone Coordinator
        Pacific Can-Am Zone

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        • #5
          Actually, I had to open a can of Whoop Hawk on this bad boy. This was one of those deals where, just seeing the car, made me want to get it home so I could get started on the buffing. The chrome, stainless and even the pot metal all looks great on this car. All the glass is good and I'm thinking I may be able to drive it in a couple of days.

          sals54
          sals54

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          • #6
            Is that original paint? What color is/was the interior? 4spd or auto? Looks like a solid car.

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            • #7
              When you're done, you could point it in the general direction of western Kentucky. That car would look right at home here! (Unfortunately, it'll only reside in my driveway in my dreams ...)

              Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

              KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!
              Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

              KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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              • #8
                Nice job, Sal! Nothing like turning a side-of-the-road heap into a ready-for-action beauty!

                Boy, someone was a fan of accessory illumination, weren't they?


                [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

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

                Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  Those fender mounted lights look weird on a '61....
                  (not to mention the side marker lights)
                  Wonder if the front fenders have been replaced.
                  Oh, and Sal...Thanks for taking the bling script off the grille
                  Jeff[8D]




                  http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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

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                  • #10
                    Whoop Hawk has been duly added to the official jargon.

                    Pat Casey
                    55 Commander
                    58 Transtar
                    62 GT Hawk
                    66 Cruiser
                    SDC Member since 1988

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                    • #11
                      At least the rear quarter stripe has not received a color change (as so many have).

                      Looks to be a nice example of a rare Hawk. 1 of only 3929 built.

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        I agree about the rear quarter stripe. I like these Hawks the best. I think the stripe on the fin is the perfect touch to make the rear of the car balance out. I've been very impressed about every aspect of this car so far. The floors have some surface rust, but no rot. The trunk is the same. The body is solid and the glass is very nice. A couple of wiper marks, but I'm thinking they may even buff out. I'm playing under the hood right now. The engine spins free, but as yet, I'm not getting any spark. Haven't tried any tricks yet, but will get more into it tomorrow. I still plan to drive it off the trailer.


                        sals54
                        sals54

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