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    I am looking for a hawk for restoration, years 58-61 good floors and body. I am in the Maryland & Virginia area. The condition is important as I would like one reasonably complete. R. Bullock

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    Buy the one with the best body that you can afford. Even if you don't think you can afford it. Sometimes they are available for only a couple hundred more, sometimes less. There is no written rule. If you don't know what to look for take someone with you that does. Remember this: if you must have a rusty car, the joy of saving $$$$ when buying a rusty P.O.S will be long forgotten once you start the painstaking and sometimes aggravating task of rust repair. If you do settle for one that is rusted, you would be better with a C model.
    They are much easier to do rust repair to in the floor areas. Hdtps. and G.T. Hawks {K models} are much more difficult to repair properly due to having sub floor boxes sometimes severely rusted and not evident until you remove the rocker panels. Arggh!!!!! Holy
    Shrimp!!! Have patience when searching for your project. Don't buy the first one that you see. Easy projects can still be had. It is more fun to be riding in a Studebaker than de-rusting. Been there done that. This is my opinion only although others may share it also. jimmijim
    sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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      quote:Originally posted by jimmijim8

      Buy the one with the best body that you can afford. Even if you don't think you can afford it. Sometimes they are available for only a couple hundred more, sometimes less. There is no written rule. If you don't know what to look for take someone with you that does. Remember this: if you must have a rusty car, the joy of saving $$$$ when buying a rusty P.O.S will be long forgotten once you start the painstaking and sometimes aggravating task of rust repair. If you do settle for one that is rusted, you would be better with a C model.
      They are much easier to do rust repair to in the floor areas. Hdtps. and G.T. Hawks {K models} are much more difficult to repair properly due to having sub floor boxes sometimes severely rusted and not evident until you remove the rocker panels. Arggh!!!!! Holy
      Shrimp!!! Have patience when searching for your project. Don't buy the first one that you see. Easy projects can still be had. It is more fun to be riding in a Studebaker than de-rusting. Been there done that. This is my opinion only although others may share it also. jimmijim
      I'd echo jimmijim8 said. Pay the price for a no or low rust car. Most of them are West of the Rockies. Don't be afraid to pay a couple of grand (maybe less) to have it transported to you. It is a small price to pay relative to the cost of rust repair AND you don't end up with a "patched" car that probably still has rust that wasn't found.



      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #4
        I agree. Get the best car that you can to start with. I am in New York State. I fought with rust for years. ALL of the Studebakers that I have owned in recent years have been from the west. Shipping is a lot cheaper than rust repair.

        Gary L.
        1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
        1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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