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  • #16
    4286?

    Craig, what were the Hamiltonians counting? At South Bend if the Body # said 4286, that would be the actual sequential number of that exact body and Engine (Champion, Commander, President) type bodies that were built that year.

    But obviously 4286 is not that at all, since there were only 560 built, they must have been counting ALL 56K7's? If so, that is LOT of Canadian Built Sky Hawks and Flight Hawk Hardtops!
    I don't think the BODY Number would concern itself with ALL of the Champions of all body types built that year.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by (S) View Post
      But obviously 4286 is not that at all, since there were only 560 built, they must have been counting ALL 56K7's?
      That is ALL 1956 Studebakers of every model, trim level, and body style produced in Hamilton...period! They did not assign different sets of numbers to each model. Note the number is a streamer; not part of the tag itself.

      Craig

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      • #18
        Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
        PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES!! PUH....LEASE!! Let's see some picutures!

        Craig
        I'm not sure of how to get pix on to these posts, but Bill Jackameit's Feb- 11 web page ran a little article on our car with some pix.....we're way down at the bottom of the article. Hope that works for you

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        • #19
          From another Minnesotan.Welcome! Lots of great SDC folks down your way.
          Mono mind in a stereo world

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          • #20
            Originally posted by jimmyg View Post
            I'm not sure of how to get pix on to these posts, but Bill Jackameit's Feb- 11 web page ran a little article on our car with some pix.....we're way down at the bottom of the article. Hope that works for you
            That webpage from the post here on the forum seems to be long expired, though I did the photos on the site you mentioned: http://billstudepage.homestead.com/files/studpg.htm

            It will be kind of a shame to see yet another Hawk with a non-Stude V8 under the hood, especially in a car so rare as this one! One can bet there's FAR more than 560 of C/K models running around with SBC engines!!

            Craig
            Last edited by 8E45E; 03-29-2011, 06:11 AM.

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            • #21
              Nice car-wish it were mine!!! I like 'Westleys' white wall cleaner. Good for a lot more than just tires. A detailer I knew used it to clean engines,best job I've seen! Rinse it off of painted areas quickly though,or it will stain the paint.
              Oglesby,Il.

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              • #22
                Just saw this older photo in a link from Curbside Classics:

                http://www.flickr.com/photos/channah...ol-1648121@N23

                No idea if it is still around.
                Jim K.
                63 Hawk

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                  That webpage from the post here on the forum seems to be long expired, though I did the photos on the site you mentioned: http://billstudepage.homestead.com/files/studpg.htm

                  It will be kind of a shame to see yet another Hawk with a non-Stude V8 under the hood, especially in a car so rare as this one! One can bet there's FAR more than 560 of C/K models running around with SBC engines!!

                  Craig
                  I know it's upsettling to the traditionalists,, but I'm a hot-rodder at heart & the 472 Cadillac I picked up with 30k original miles is just begging to be transplanted into our Hawk. Modern drivetrain + local parts availability will make for a more affordable/reliable cruiser in my mind.

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                  • #24
                    56 Flight Hawk Hardtop

                    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                    PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES!! PUH....LEASE!! Let's see some picutures!

                    Craig
                    Hi, are you still interested in some pix of our 56 Flight Hawk Hardtop project car, I'm just getting it out of storage for the winter so that I can get started on it again. We have the 472 cadillac, turbo 400 & 59 ford 9" rear end installed, should be getting things hooked up & running this summer. It was a little tough for a top-notch restoration, but it should make a great driver this way

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                    • #25
                      Sure! Wouldn't mind seeing a photo of it. Thanks.

                      Craig

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                      • #26
                        Craig, There was that awesome baby blue one at our zone meet a few years back, they let it drive into the banquet and on stage for 'best of show"

                        Not sure if it was a hamilton car, but it was a 6cyl, and an awesome job, Got any pictures of that one?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by (S) View Post
                          Craig, There was that awesome baby blue one at our zone meet a few years back, they let it drive into the banquet and on stage for 'best of show"
                          Yes: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...hlight=novarra

                          Craig

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                          • #28
                            Sorry, Ralphs is a post, I know very little (and did not recall) about 6 cyl Hawks. It is a fine job, one i'll never forget seeing!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                              This car was originally Snowcap White/Sunglow Gold. The roof should be the same color as the hood & trunk to be authentic. The son of the older couple that restored it is now the owner of it, and is keeping it as a memory of his late parents. I don't believe he is truly an 'old car' person, but still intends to drive it in parades and other local events.

                              Craig
                              Like this one? this is a sky hawk 289 , 4 bldt, duel exhaust and 3 speed over.

                              Candbstudebakers
                              Castro Valley,
                              California


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                              • #30
                                to jimmy g,---- I believe there is a rough '56 Flight Hawk Hardtop (K) in an auto graveyard in Standish, Maine. A Friend of Mine who lives in nearby Naples sent Me a photo of it. I'm going to check it out when I go back up there, (or DOWN there
                                as they say), this May. From the side-view picture, I thought for sure it was a President Sky Hawk, but He said there was a six cylinder engine under the hood. Didn't remember deck lid details or eyeball body tag.

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