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63 Hawk GT Leaf Springs

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  • 63 Hawk GT Leaf Springs

    Is there an interchange for leaf springs on a 1963 Hawk GT, If so could someone let me know, One of my springs is twisted so it cant be reused.

    Thanks

  • #2
    No, and SASCO is out of stock for now. Any good spring shop could make new ones, and you need to relace both.

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    • #3
      Thank You I Apreciate It.

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      • #4
        I have a good set on a parts car, low miles and they were heavy duty.
        I could arrange a swap plus money for yours, so the car remains able
        to be moved. I am in Southern Cali.

        Tom

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        • #5
          heavy duty is the only way to go, I'd do HD coils in the front too if you don't already have them.

          nate

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          • #6
            SI lists the front coils for 53 through 66. Are they not the same for 51?
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            • #7
              SBCA96, These are off of a hawk rite? how much do you want for the springs with swap, are you parting the car out completely or just selling a few misc parts? I have a few other parts that are needed for my car. Unfortunately I live in Virginia so the shipping is going to be high.

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              • #8
                One More Thing, The Passenger side spring on my car is twisted, that is the reason i need to replace them.

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by 63hawkgt

                  SBCA96, These are off of a hawk rite? how much do you want for the springs with swap, are you parting the car out completely or just selling a few misc parts? I have a few other parts that are needed for my car. Unfortunately I live in Virginia so the shipping is going to be high.
                  I am parting the car out, its up on a hill in storage now. I have not
                  given too much thought to price, I would need usable springs to keep
                  the car able to be pulled up on a trailer or towed. Its a 1960 Hawk.

                  Tom
                  '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                  Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                  http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
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                  • #10
                    I drive my car on the springs that are on it, they have helpers on them to keep the car sitting rite. As far as the car being towed the old springs should be fine. If you would like i can take some digital pics of the springs on the car so that you can see what i am talking about

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by 63hawkgt

                      I drive my car on the springs that are on it, they have helpers on them to keep the car sitting rite.
                      As long as the car would still be movable, I dont care how bad they
                      are, I just need it to roll.

                      These springs were custom made by a guy down in the San Diego area in
                      the early 90's. They are 5 leaf, and I used 1+ inch lowering blocks
                      to get the back end down where I wanted it! It would be nice to get
                      enough to help purchase the rear springs I 'need' for my Avanti!

                      I will think on this.

                      Tom
                      '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                      Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                      http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                      I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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