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  • #16
    Originally posted by drrotor View Post
    Well, we don't mind the original "Woodsmoke Grey" color, but Kathy wants the car to 'really POP", as she puts it. So seems like she's settling on either Apache Red with Arctic white fins, or possibly turquoise on the bottom half and black on the top half. Probably the red, though. Any opinions on other color combinations (with "POP" in mind)...?
    A neighbor of mine bought a new 1957 Silver Hawk in turquoise and black. He kept it until he bought a new 1966 Cruiser. I never cared for the look of his Silver Hawk. My 1957 President Classic was turquoise and white.
    For "pop", the red and white will do a better job of that.

    Be carefull in bringing that newly rebuilt, but stored, engine to life.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #17
      Originally posted by drrotor View Post
      Well, we don't mind the original "Woodsmoke Grey" color, but Kathy wants the car to 'really POP", as she puts it. So seems like she's settling on either Apache Red with Arctic white fins, or possibly turquoise on the bottom half and black on the top half. Probably the red, though. Any opinions on other color combinations (with "POP" in mind)...?
      I have always liked the Woodsmoke gray color; especially on a Hawk. The general design and the fins already provide enough 'pop' as it is.

      Craig

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      • #18
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ID:	1696221Well here's my first photo update of the build. My friend Sean just finished fabricating the exhaust for Hazel the Hawk, using very high quality stainless tubing, stainless MagnaFlow mufflers, and a stainless "X" pipe in the middle. This system is a work of art. Pictures don't do it justice. We also added stainless Golden Hawk exhaust tips to complete the look.
        The last few weeks I've spent tracking down and purchasing most of the parts we found were missing when we inventoried the car after arriving home with it. We're only missing a few small items now.
        The next task is to get it running. Although the entire powertrain is new, it has never been fired, so we'll see what we've got when we first hear it run. If it runs as good as it looks, we'll be happy! The underside of the car is showroom new, as is the engine, etc. Should be a lot of fun to bring it to life here in a few days. Say-- anybody have a NOS fuel tank sending unit available? I need that in order to permanently install the tank...
        1950 Commander Land Cruiser
        1951 Champion Business Coupe
        1951 Commander Starlight
        1952 Champion 2Dr. Sedan
        1953 Champion Starlight
        1953 Commander Starliner
        1953 2R5
        1956 Golden Hawk Jet Streak
        1957 Silver Hawk
        1957 3E5 Pick-Up
        1959 Silver Hawk
        1961 Hawk
        1962 Cruiser 4 speed
        1963 Daytona Convertible
        1964 Daytona R2 4 speed
        1965 Cruiser
        1970 Avanti

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        • #19
          You have Two options for that Sender, you can get the '58 to'64 C & K sender and drill the hole for the pickup tube and solder in a tube to replicate the original.

          Or use the late sender as is, and have a new Line installed in the front of the Tank.

          If you get lucky and happen to find a NOS one, it will at least need the Ford Copper Float conversion to survive the Ethanol Fuel.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #20
            Wow, nice work on the exhaust, looks great and continues the meticulous work done before. Please take a video once you have her running I'd love to hear it!
            Pat Dilling
            Olivehurst, CA
            Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


            LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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            • #21
              Wow... it's like getting a "body in white" from the factory and having your way with it Congratulations on the score!

              Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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              • #22
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ID:	1696247OK, I had to try again. Those pictures from last night were pretty poor. I think these should be much better. And anyway, perhaps they can be good reference pictures for others who may be building up a Hawk in the future and need to see the underside of the car. And they show a little better how nice of a car this is. I'm very happy with it!
                Today I got the freshly re-cored radiator sanded and painted (who knew re-coring a radiator would be so expensive!), trans linkage hooked up and adjusted, and now I'm getting the fuel tank ready for install. Turns out the P.O. had already purchased a new fuel tank sender after all! I found it in a box, and ordered a new modern no-sink float for it from Myer Studebaker today ($9.00). BTW-- NAPA Auto Parts sells the fuel fill hose in 2 1/4" diameter by the foot for those who need some...
                1950 Commander Land Cruiser
                1951 Champion Business Coupe
                1951 Commander Starlight
                1952 Champion 2Dr. Sedan
                1953 Champion Starlight
                1953 Commander Starliner
                1953 2R5
                1956 Golden Hawk Jet Streak
                1957 Silver Hawk
                1957 3E5 Pick-Up
                1959 Silver Hawk
                1961 Hawk
                1962 Cruiser 4 speed
                1963 Daytona Convertible
                1964 Daytona R2 4 speed
                1965 Cruiser
                1970 Avanti

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                • #23
                  Kenny, that's looking good. I hope to HEAR it at the upcoming Big Annual Car Show up here in Ferndale in mid Sept. you need to come!
                  I would love to find out what a X crossover pipe does for the sound.

                  Please be aware that all C & K Models do have a formed Rubber Filler Hose that has a built in bend, so it is much better to use a Studebaker Vendor correct hose than have your new straight hose kinked when installed.
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #24
                    The exhaust looks to be a true work of art. Congrats and keep the updates coming.
                    Bill

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