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  • MagikDraggin
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    quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

    quote:Originally posted by MagikDraggin
    That salt and water gets into places that you can't simply wash out.

    It was in the middle of March near the Canadian/USA border north of Syracuse, NY...it had snowed the night before and there was another storm approaching from the West.
    Yep, if it was me, and the seller absolutely had to have it out by mid-March, I'd have paid for a bay in a local U-store-it for a month just to keep it out of the salt. Like Gary said, that salt gets into places like down your window channels, etc., almost impossible to wash away.

    Craig
    Can't fault the seller there.....he was very insistent that I either wait until spring or have it trailered back to Iowa.

    I was the silly dummy that felt cocky enough to make it back.....and I DID, barely, by the hair on my chinny chin chin.

    The weatherman assured me (hahahaha) that there was a 5 day window where there would be no precipitation and temps would be up in the mid to upper 40's.

    Yeah, sure.....the weatherman is always right, huh?

    Karl '62 GT Hawk 4sp

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  • 8E45E
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    quote:Originally posted by MagikDraggin
    That salt and water gets into places that you can't simply wash out.

    It was in the middle of March near the Canadian/USA border north of Syracuse, NY...it had snowed the night before and there was another storm approaching from the West.
    Yep, if it was me, and the seller absolutely had to have it out by mid-March, I'd have paid for a bay in a local U-store-it for a month just to keep it out of the salt. Like Gary said, that salt gets into places like down your window channels, etc., almost impossible to wash away.

    Craig

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  • 8E45E
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    quote:Originally posted by MagikDraggin
    That salt and water gets into places that you can't simply wash out.

    It was in the middle of March near the Canadian/USA border north of Syracuse, NY...it had snowed the night before and there was another storm approaching from the West.
    Yep, if it was me, and the seller absolutely had to have it out by mid-March, I'd have paid for a bay in a local U-store-it for a month just to keep it out of the salt. Like Gary said, that salt gets into places like down your window channels, etc., almost impossible to wash away.

    Craig

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  • MagikDraggin
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    quote:Originally posted by 55s

    Karl's car is a very nice 1962 GT. The tall clear spears appear to be there. The wheels may be right, because I think it is a Hamilton-built Canadian car, having come from a good Canadian home.

    In short, Karl, if you can, take another picture. Alternatively, see if you can erase the extra hood ornament.

    I think some people in this column are getting far too picky for a Studebaker DRIVERS' club.

    To the others - enjoy your lawn ornaments.

    Paul R
    I know the hood ornament isn't supposed to be there on a '62, but it was already there when I bought it....and it looks GOOD on there too. Yes, I know the wheels should be "offwhite" instead of black....but that was the way they were also when I bought it, and it does actually look better with black wheels. But the clear plastic front spears ARE there....just hard to see in that pic.

    I know the guy asked for a "stock" '62 Hawk....but, except for the concourse-minded individuals, for all practical purposes, the GT IS original.

    Here are a couple different angles, that are, shall I say, a little less controversial:



    Here are TWO nearly identical '62 GT Hawks at the Goodguys event held in Des Moines, Ia July of '07. Mine on the right and '41 Frank's on the left.


    Just trying to help out, that's all.
    Karl

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  • MagikDraggin
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    quote:Originally posted by 55s

    Karl's car is a very nice 1962 GT. The tall clear spears appear to be there. The wheels may be right, because I think it is a Hamilton-built Canadian car, having come from a good Canadian home.

    In short, Karl, if you can, take another picture. Alternatively, see if you can erase the extra hood ornament.

    I think some people in this column are getting far too picky for a Studebaker DRIVERS' club.

    To the others - enjoy your lawn ornaments.

    Paul R
    I know the hood ornament isn't supposed to be there on a '62, but it was already there when I bought it....and it looks GOOD on there too. Yes, I know the wheels should be "offwhite" instead of black....but that was the way they were also when I bought it, and it does actually look better with black wheels. But the clear plastic front spears ARE there....just hard to see in that pic.

    I know the guy asked for a "stock" '62 Hawk....but, except for the concourse-minded individuals, for all practical purposes, the GT IS original.

    Here are a couple different angles, that are, shall I say, a little less controversial:



    Here are TWO nearly identical '62 GT Hawks at the Goodguys event held in Des Moines, Ia July of '07. Mine on the right and '41 Frank's on the left.


    Just trying to help out, that's all.
    Karl

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  • MagikDraggin
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    quote:Originally posted by Captain Billy

    February 2007 at the Canada - US border coldest day of the year.
    Cleaned up pretty well compared to the post above.
    A story worth telling, Karl.
    Bill
    Heh, heh,......'what goes on in Canada, stays in Canada'.

    Nice to hear from you Bill. How's the wagonairre coming along?

    Karl '62 GT Hawk 4sp

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  • MagikDraggin
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    quote:Originally posted by Captain Billy

    February 2007 at the Canada - US border coldest day of the year.
    Cleaned up pretty well compared to the post above.
    A story worth telling, Karl.
    Bill
    Heh, heh,......'what goes on in Canada, stays in Canada'.

    Nice to hear from you Bill. How's the wagonairre coming along?

    Karl '62 GT Hawk 4sp

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  • MagikDraggin
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    quote:Originally posted by studegary

    Wow! I can't imagine anyone driving that nice of a car on salted roads. That salt and water gets into places that you can't simply wash out. I know that we used to drive them year round, but they also rusted out in a few years with that usage.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

    It was in the middle of March near the Canadian/USA border north of Syracuse, NY...it had snowed the night before and there was another storm approaching from the West.

    I had just taken possession of the Hawk from the owner in Ontario, and was just getting under way for an 1100 mile drive back to Iowa.

    If you think that picture was scary, you should have seen what it looked like with a quarter-inch of solid ice covering the entire vehicle when I stopped in Iowa City to fuel up. Soon as I hit the Iowa state line, an ice storm started up.....couldn't drive more than 30-35 mph....was lucky to make it home (the Interstate was closed down some minutes after I passed through the area).

    The old Stude was a real 'trooper' though, and handled it all in stride and I pulled into town just before the REAL snow storm cut loose.

    And I took the Hawk inside the garage and did a thorough washdown, because I know just how invasive that nasty liguid salt is that is being used nowadays.

    Would I do that again?.......not on your life! Next time, I'll wait for spring.

    Karl '62 GT Hawk 4sp

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  • MagikDraggin
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    quote:Originally posted by studegary

    Wow! I can't imagine anyone driving that nice of a car on salted roads. That salt and water gets into places that you can't simply wash out. I know that we used to drive them year round, but they also rusted out in a few years with that usage.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

    It was in the middle of March near the Canadian/USA border north of Syracuse, NY...it had snowed the night before and there was another storm approaching from the West.

    I had just taken possession of the Hawk from the owner in Ontario, and was just getting under way for an 1100 mile drive back to Iowa.

    If you think that picture was scary, you should have seen what it looked like with a quarter-inch of solid ice covering the entire vehicle when I stopped in Iowa City to fuel up. Soon as I hit the Iowa state line, an ice storm started up.....couldn't drive more than 30-35 mph....was lucky to make it home (the Interstate was closed down some minutes after I passed through the area).

    The old Stude was a real 'trooper' though, and handled it all in stride and I pulled into town just before the REAL snow storm cut loose.

    And I took the Hawk inside the garage and did a thorough washdown, because I know just how invasive that nasty liguid salt is that is being used nowadays.

    Would I do that again?.......not on your life! Next time, I'll wait for spring.

    Karl '62 GT Hawk 4sp

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  • studegary
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    Wow! I can't imagine anyone driving that nice of a car on salted roads. That salt and water gets into places that you can't simply wash out. I know that we used to drive them year round, but they also rusted out in a few years with that usage.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • studegary
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    Wow! I can't imagine anyone driving that nice of a car on salted roads. That salt and water gets into places that you can't simply wash out. I know that we used to drive them year round, but they also rusted out in a few years with that usage.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • Scott
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    I notice that Karl's 62 and mine have different rear-view mirrors. I'm sure mine is original, but I have seen the more rectangular one for sale as a replacement. Does anyone know if one is more correct than the other or were they both used at the factory? I would love to get a new mirror for mine, but I want it to be correct. I believe mine is the same used in earlier Hawks also.

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  • Scott
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    I notice that Karl's 62 and mine have different rear-view mirrors. I'm sure mine is original, but I have seen the more rectangular one for sale as a replacement. Does anyone know if one is more correct than the other or were they both used at the factory? I would love to get a new mirror for mine, but I want it to be correct. I believe mine is the same used in earlier Hawks also.

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  • Captain Billy
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    February 2007 at the Canada - US border coldest day of the year.
    Cleaned up pretty well compared to the post above.
    A story worth telling, Karl.
    Bill
    [img][IMG]

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  • Captain Billy
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    February 2007 at the Canada - US border coldest day of the year.
    Cleaned up pretty well compared to the post above.
    A story worth telling, Karl.
    Bill
    [img][IMG]

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