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  • mitka88
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    Originally posted by PeterHawk View Post
    Did the car come from Hamburg, New York?
    No it came from West Nyarck NY.

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  • 56GH
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    Originally posted by ColoradoHawk View Post
    Did those sound insulating mats come with the carpeting? If so, wow! ������
    See my post #3. Yes, the sound deadening mats come with the carpeting. Here's mine spread out in the sun before installing.

    The only issue I had was that there was so little clearance between the bottom of the air conditioner evaporator and the top of the automatic transmission tunnel that I had to leave out a little of the sound deadener material immediately under the evaporator.

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  • PeterHawk
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    Did the car come from Hamburg, New York?

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  • ColoradoHawk
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    Did those sound insulating mats come with the carpeting? If so, wow! 😲

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  • mitka88
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    They are superb!

    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    Nice Carpet, I got mine from Automotive Interiors as well, and HIGHLY recommend them for GOOD fitting Carpet.

    They were actually able to come up with all the Special pieces to fit a '64 Daytona 2 Dr. Hardtop with Bucket Seats, a Console AND a Power Shift! They really amazed me because they knew what I had and how to make it work.

    This Daytona is not your average, easy to do, Bench Seat, 4 Door Sedan.

    I would definitely get their Samples first though, in my case I wanted Medium Blue, that you could tell it was Blue, but not a bright Blue like their Ford Blue or a too Dark Black/Blue.
    Last edited by mitka88; 09-25-2018, 04:30 PM.

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  • StudeRich
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    Nice Carpet, I got mine from Automotive Interiors as well, and HIGHLY recommend them for GOOD fitting Carpet.

    They were actually able to come up with all the Special pieces to fit a '64 Daytona 2 Dr. Hardtop with Bucket Seats, a Console AND a Power Shift! They really amazed me because they knew what I had and how to make it work.

    This Daytona is not your average, easy to do, Bench Seat, 4 Door Sedan.

    I would definitely get their Samples first though, in my case I wanted Medium Blue, that you could tell it was Blue, but not a bright Blue like their Ford Blue or a too Dark Black/Blue.

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  • mitka88
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    A little update. My carpet finally arrived from the states.

    I unpack the new carpet:
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    Here is a reminder of what was left of the old carpet:
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    I fit the sound isolating mats
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    Carpet in the car! Sorry for night photos, but carpet had to go in today
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    I'm sure a professional could fit it nicer than me, but I'm very happy with the result. Top marks to: https://www.automotiveinteriors.com as their carpet was well sown and fitted without any major issues.

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  • mitka88
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    A quiet weekend and I thought the logos could do with a little fresh up.

    The old inserts are very faded and some are missing.
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    I remove the old plastic inserts. I take great care to remove all the old glue.
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    I have gotten reflective vinyl stickers for outside use and cut out the pattern.
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    I'm pretty happy with that. not to mention the extra reflection at night
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  • mitka88
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    Originally posted by Topper2011 View Post
    On my '62 Hawk, the seats mount to it. You've done a remarkable job on cleaning that car up Mitka. How did you repair the rust holes? Did you just make patch panels? What sort of primer did you use? My 62' have tin worm as well, hopefully not as bad as that 64.
    I did a fast patch job to keep the water out.. I might do it again later and make it look factory, but right now I want to have a nice driver and not a showcar I used Red Oxide paint (Lead based rust resistant stuff used a lot in industry) When it comes to rust I think I have been very lucky considering it was delivered new in NY! Just got the clock ticking https://mitka.co.uk/2018/08/10/servi...debaker-clock/

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  • Topper2011
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    Originally posted by Kiwi1 View Post
    Probably a silly question, but what is the black frame over the transmission tunnel for?

    On my '62 Hawk, the seats mount to it. You've done a remarkable job on cleaning that car up Mitka. How did you repair the rust holes? Did you just make patch panels? What sort of primer did you use? My 62' have tin worm as well, hopefully not as bad as that 64.

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  • Kiwi1
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    Probably a silly question, but what is the black frame over the transmission tunnel for?

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  • mitka88
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    Originally posted by Buzzard View Post
    Being in Britain you surely must be the talk of the neighbourhood(queen's spelling) owning not one but two orphans (Corvair not Chevrolet). Congrats on your acquisition.
    Bill
    Haha most people have no clue what they are.. And those who knows what they are say they have not seen one in a long time:P

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  • Buzzard
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    Being in Britain you surely must be the talk of the neighbourhood(queen's spelling) owning not one but two orphans (Corvair not Chevrolet). Congrats on your acquisition.
    Bill

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  • mitka88
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    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
    Mitka, great job on cleaning that GT Hawk up!! Amazing what some elbow grease will do!

    (My example - purchased a low mileage 6-cylinder '64 Commander for parts. Got it home, and started looking at how nice the interior and most of the outside paint (except front fenders/hood) were. Took a weekend to clean the interior, and it came out so very nice that I fixed the car. Outside just needed front fender/hood painted, and one rear door dent fixed.)

    Keep us posted as you do more. How does it run and drive?

    By the way, love that Corvair!!
    I'm still waiting for the last of the paper work to come back so have not been able to drive yet. It's okay as I also have the red car Its been starting straight away and idles nicely. I inspected a spark plug and it looked very clean. Car stops in the driveway (good start) I do not know New York safety tests, but it passed in May this year so that must be a good sign.. I have tinkered around a little fixing the left wing light and installed two new horns as the old ones where dying. I'm waiting for a new carpet, so I'm exited to get that installed. The last oil change the car had gone 82XXX miles and now its gone 83xxx miles but the label was marked 1983... So Yes changed all fluids and greased the joints I'm saving up for some new tyres as the ones on the car have good thread, but I believe they stopped producing Sears Allstate in 79

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  • mitka88
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    Originally posted by daytonadave View Post
    Great looking GT Hawk. Where did this car come from-US?
    New York. I ordered the documents from Studebaker museum and found it was bought new in New Jersey 20.06.1963 Prepaid! That was a lot of dough to put on the table back then... So it has probably been in New York state most of it's life. Like expected it's also a matching numbers car!

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