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  • SN-60
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    No question about it---in both style an driveability the Skyhawk was the finest '56 Hawk. My favorite---an early model with 1st gear start in 'drive' and power steering.

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  • RICKJ
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    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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  • studegary
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    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".

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  • 5brown1
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    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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  • mmagic
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    Nice job... I'm appreciating all the work you put into it.

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  • Corvanti
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    beautiful, rick!!!
    next time you come "over the bridge", bring it by the house and let me drool!

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  • prez55
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    Rick It looks great look forward to seeing it in person at Tri-State or sooner. David

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  • cultural infidel
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    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.

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  • RICKJ
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    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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  • sweetolbob
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    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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  • cultural infidel
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    how did you go about mounting the 700R4? still have a Stude Heart in it?

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  • avanti76
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    Very nice car I love it !

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  • RICKJ
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    Pics added

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

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  • cultural infidel
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    Originally posted by Welcome View Post
    Pictures ...PLEASE!!!
    no kidding

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  • Welcome
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    Pictures ...PLEASE!!!

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