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    I am relatively new to the Studebaker arena and am trying to restore a 62 Hawk GT-- Can someone tell me what interchangability is for the frame.....what years and models are common and would fit ?

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    quote:Originally posted by collectorfig

    I am relatively new to the Studebaker arena and am trying to restore a 62 Hawk GT-- Can someone tell me what interchangability is for the frame.....what years and models are common and would fit ?
    '53-64 Coupe and Hardtop (C and K model) frames will fit (some minor bracket changes), but you probably want to stick with a 62-64 frame. The frames got thicker metal as the years progressed. The GT Hawk frames are the thickest.

    What is your reason for seeking a new frame?

    -Dick-
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Sugestions wanted for the order of rebuilding - i.e. start with the weather stripping - secure the body from rust then go to the running gear? Currently the garage is not avialable but the car runs (somewhat.)
      Thanks[?]

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        quote:Originally posted by swan hawk

        Sugestions wanted for the order of rebuilding - i.e. start with the weather stripping - secure the body from rust then go to the running gear? Currently the garage is not avialable but the car runs (somewhat.)
        Thanks[?]
        Depends upon how "deep" you are going to get into it. If it will be a complete restoration, the usual process is mechanicals (engine, trans, suspension, rear end, etc.), then body work and paint (then weather stripping, window seals, etc.), then interior.

        -Dick-

        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          I agree with Dick S's comments, with one caveat. If you are going to do any driving of the car during your "restoration" process, start with brakes, followed by steering/suspension.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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