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  • If you could build the ultimate Hawk...........

    I love the 57-61 Hawks.I think if money was no object,I would have a 57 Silver hawk,all Black,with Golden Hawk side trim,R3 supercharged full flow 289 with every performance mod to make it fly,4 speed or 5 speed OD,50's Chrysler wire wheels,wide white radials,twin antennas,nice rumbling dual exhaust,and 61-64 bucket seats.What would you do?[?]

  • #2
    I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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    • #3
      I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



      Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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      • #4
        I agree, but I find the 53-55 body style a little more appealing. Maybe that's why I have an R1, 4-speed '55 coupe

        A '61 could have come stock with a 4-speed so is pretty nice right from the factory.

        nate

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        • #5
          I agree, but I find the 53-55 body style a little more appealing. Maybe that's why I have an R1, 4-speed '55 coupe

          A '61 could have come stock with a 4-speed so is pretty nice right from the factory.

          nate

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by lstude

            I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



            Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
            Thanks Leonard.......I am proud of it !......

            1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT

            Lewisville,NC
            (formerly chevpartsman)
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            1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


            Ken Byrd
            Lewisville,NC

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by lstude

              I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



              Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
              Thanks Leonard.......I am proud of it !......

              1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT

              Lewisville,NC
              (formerly chevpartsman)
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              1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


              Ken Byrd
              Lewisville,NC

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Lark259

                I love the 57-61 Hawks.I think if money was no object,I would have a 57 Silver hawk,all Black,with Golden Hawk side trim,R3 supercharged full flow 289 with every performance mod to make it fly,4 speed or 5 speed OD,50's Chrysler wire wheels,wide white radials,twin antennas,nice rumbling dual exhaust,and 61-64 bucket seats.What would you do?[?]
                C-body Hawk with the following mods:
                • no fins
                • '62 Hawk painted side grilles
                • choice of decklid (ribbed Hawk, or smooth '64 Hawk style, not sure which one I would like better)
                • '61 bucket seats and interior door panels
                • 4 speed
                • 372 Packard V8 with dual 4 barrels (using all the weight saving components possible, such as small aluminum alternator, aftermarket aluminum intake adapted to work on Packard V8, adapt an aluminum water pump/manifold like Hot Heads has developed for the early Chrysler Hemis, custom headers, aluminum radiator, etc)
                • shiny black paint
                • front disc brakes
                • heavy duty sway bars front and rear
                • rear Avanti-style traction bars
                Man, it's fun to dream!!<G>

                Paul

                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
                Paul
                Winston-Salem, NC
                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Lark259

                  I love the 57-61 Hawks.I think if money was no object,I would have a 57 Silver hawk,all Black,with Golden Hawk side trim,R3 supercharged full flow 289 with every performance mod to make it fly,4 speed or 5 speed OD,50's Chrysler wire wheels,wide white radials,twin antennas,nice rumbling dual exhaust,and 61-64 bucket seats.What would you do?[?]
                  C-body Hawk with the following mods:
                  • no fins
                  • '62 Hawk painted side grilles
                  • choice of decklid (ribbed Hawk, or smooth '64 Hawk style, not sure which one I would like better)
                  • '61 bucket seats and interior door panels
                  • 4 speed
                  • 372 Packard V8 with dual 4 barrels (using all the weight saving components possible, such as small aluminum alternator, aftermarket aluminum intake adapted to work on Packard V8, adapt an aluminum water pump/manifold like Hot Heads has developed for the early Chrysler Hemis, custom headers, aluminum radiator, etc)
                  • shiny black paint
                  • front disc brakes
                  • heavy duty sway bars front and rear
                  • rear Avanti-style traction bars
                  Man, it's fun to dream!!<G>

                  Paul

                  Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
                  Paul
                  Winston-Salem, NC
                  Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                  • #10
                    I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color. I have seen one of these at several California meets that was a solid cream orange color (One might call it "peach") with the white accent streak. That thing melts me like an orange push-up. Blackhawk61's hawk is truly mesmerizing tho![8D]

                    The '57 Silver Hawk I owned for a time was striking in it's original color scheme. It was turquoise and black. I think ALL the two-tones of the mid-50s are enchanting.[^]
                    One thing I'll say about the side trim of the 57-58 Hawks is that while the G-Hawks maybe had glitzier stuff, that L O N G sweeping beltline moulding that flows from almost the headlite bezel, all the way back to the taillight body - REALLY accentuates the car's appearance.[]

                    Miscreant adrift in
                    the BerStuda Triangle


                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe

                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                    • #11
                      I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color. I have seen one of these at several California meets that was a solid cream orange color (One might call it "peach") with the white accent streak. That thing melts me like an orange push-up. Blackhawk61's hawk is truly mesmerizing tho![8D]

                      The '57 Silver Hawk I owned for a time was striking in it's original color scheme. It was turquoise and black. I think ALL the two-tones of the mid-50s are enchanting.[^]
                      One thing I'll say about the side trim of the 57-58 Hawks is that while the G-Hawks maybe had glitzier stuff, that L O N G sweeping beltline moulding that flows from almost the headlite bezel, all the way back to the taillight body - REALLY accentuates the car's appearance.[]

                      Miscreant adrift in
                      the BerStuda Triangle


                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe

                      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                      • #12
                        quote: I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color.
                        And I agree with Mr. Biggs.

                        Here is a 61 Hawk with a later model trunk trim that sort of keeps the theme of the stripe on the 61 fin.




                        Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                        • #13
                          quote: I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color.
                          And I agree with Mr. Biggs.

                          Here is a 61 Hawk with a later model trunk trim that sort of keeps the theme of the stripe on the 61 fin.




                          Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                          • #14
                            A fellow member of the Long Island Chapter has a black, '61 Hawk, white strip along the side and red interior. What a fantastic looking car. I agree that the '61s are among the prettiest of the Hawks. I would also agree that the '56 Hawk is a looker too.
                            Rog

                            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                            Smithtown,NY
                            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                            • #15
                              A fellow member of the Long Island Chapter has a black, '61 Hawk, white strip along the side and red interior. What a fantastic looking car. I agree that the '61s are among the prettiest of the Hawks. I would also agree that the '56 Hawk is a looker too.
                              Rog

                              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                              Smithtown,NY
                              Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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