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  • Looking for a hood prop rod for a GT Hawk w/ AC

    As the title says, I am looking for the uniquely shaped hood prop rod that was used on air conditioned GT Hawks.

    Thanks
    Dan White
    64 R1 GT
    64 R2 GT
    58 C Cab
    57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

  • #2
    Anyone have at least one I can make a pattern from?
    Dan White
    64 R1 GT
    64 R2 GT
    58 C Cab
    57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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    • #3
      I wasnt aware that they were shaped differently. Are they different because of the condensor being in front of the radiator and therefor need to reach out around it?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Milaca View Post
        I wasnt aware that they were shaped differently. Are they different because of the condensor being in front of the radiator and therefor need to reach out around it?
        That is correct.
        Dan White
        64 R1 GT
        64 R2 GT
        58 C Cab
        57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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        • #5
          If more than one appears, I need one also. Dan's first in line of course.
          My first car on the road again!

          The old girl has never been sold to the public
          Grandpa was a Studie dealer. He got it off the car carrier in 1956 and drove it until 1959
          My dad: 1959-70

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          • #6
            Can anyone post a picture of what this rod looks like?

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            Dan White
            64 R1 GT
            64 R2 GT
            58 C Cab
            57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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            • #7
              I can't help with an original one... but I do make aluminum hood supports that will hold the hood open (and will not let the wind move it anywhere) for car shows or maintenance. I have been selling them for years... The Hawk rod sells for $25 plus shipping. millersigns1@gmail.com

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              • #8
                I have the factory print for the part. I created a solidworks file of it (although there was one dimension missing - I think it was a radius). The problem is I don't know where I put the print, even though I know I still have it, and I don't know what happened to the file. Big help, huh? But at least you now know that the SNM does have the print for this in their archives. I never did figure out how it would fit under the hood without hitting something. I'll look for my print.
                "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                • #9
                  Years ago when faced with the same problem on a GT Hawk during a A/C installation, I simply bent up one to provide the necessary clearances and still mimic the original. No judge ever questioned it's authenticity at several national meets. You'll need a piece of rod slightly longer than the stock unit and of approx. the same diameter. Bend it to provide the necessary offset, where needed, and otherwise match the original profile. I no longer have the car, so I can't offer a picture or dimensions.

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                  • #10
                    Dan, I won't be home till Monday; can take a picture then. But in the meantime, check old threads, I thought I posted a photo a few years ago to this subject. Dan

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                    • #11
                      I found this link for a picture of what the prop rod should look like:
                      http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=CFjgXW

                      It was from 4-20-07 in a post by "studee64 under the heading Hawk Hood Support Rod" & Scott posted the link in #4. Hope this helps
                      Last edited by Warren Webb; 05-13-2012, 05:41 PM.
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                      • #12
                        The one on my 64 GT is just straight, except where its bent to hold it in the header panel.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Warren Webb View Post
                          I found this link for a picture of what the prop rod should look like:
                          http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=CFjgXW

                          It was from 4-20-07 in a post by "studee64 under the heading Hawk Hood Support Rod" & Sott posted the link in #4. Hope this helps
                          Yes, that's the part I created from the factory print.
                          "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                          • #14
                            Clonelark, where is your condenser?

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                            • #15
                              I let Bill Moffet have it for his award winning GT Hawk, He swapped me a 63 unit he had, so it's in the trunk at the present time.
                              101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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