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ID:	1734540Just finishing up a 2 year rehab of my Skyhawk
    Some changes inlude:
    700R4 trans
    Lokar Floor Shift
    Battery moved to trunk
    Holley 600 carb
    Dynamat under carpet
    replaced entire heater/defrost system
    rewired
    repainted
    Last edited by RICKJ; 01-05-2012, 11:08 AM. Reason: ADDED PICTURES

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    Pictures ...PLEASE!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Welcome View Post
      Pictures ...PLEASE!!!
      no kidding
      1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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      • #4
        Pics added

        Sorry about that, thought I had them in, had to retry 3 times to get it right

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        • #5
          Very nice car I love it !

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          • #6
            how did you go about mounting the 700R4? still have a Stude Heart in it?
            1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RICKJ View Post
              Just finishing up a 2 year rehab of my Skyhawk
              That year/model really embodies the best combination of the early C/Ks and the later GT style. A very pretty car, kinda like studedude's updated. No comment on which I like the best though.

              Bob

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              • #8
                It does have the original 289. The adapter kit for the 700R4 came from Mike Myers I believe. I got it from another. member. Several Studebaker vendors have them. Pretty easy hook up and uses a common Ford Starter
                I got the converter lockup and TV cable from Bowtie transmissions.
                Fitting the whole package in a Hawk was fun. Eliminated the current transmission crossmember and used the " Batwing" A pillar crossmember to support the tranny tailshaft and went with a one piece drive shaft

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                • #9
                  Thanks! I will check them out. I have been wanting to switch over to an AT with OD since I started working on the wagon.
                  1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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                  • #10
                    Rick It looks great look forward to seeing it in person at Tri-State or sooner. David

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                    • #11
                      beautiful, rick!!!
                      next time you come "over the bridge", bring it by the house and let me drool!
                      Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                      '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                      '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                      • #12
                        Nice job... I'm appreciating all the work you put into it.

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                        • #13
                          Rick, I sent a PM but cannot tell if it actually went to you. Please let me know if you did not get it.

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                          • #14
                            1956 Sky Hawks are among my top Studebakers for looks. Among Bob Bourke's last work at Studebaker.
                            I see that you added a Golden Hawk "halo".
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #15
                              Actually the :HALO" was on the car when I got it . I bought it from the original owner.It set in a barn for 15 years fro 1970 to 1985 when I bought it.
                              I did not realize it was a Golden Hawk feature for many years until someone in the club mentioned it. Maybe he added it or had the dealer do it.
                              Maybe it is a wanabee Golden Hawk that took a wrong turn on a production line

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