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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 345 DeSoto, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. 55blacktie
    Joined: Aug 21, 2020
    Posts: 788


  2. I’m not sure I qualify as a Studebaker person but i did just get this one.
  3. James Mattes
    Joined: Aug 16, 2022
    Posts: 16

    James Mattes

    Had mine for a couple of months now. Stude Right.jpg
  4. Davesblue50
    Joined: Oct 25, 2021
    Posts: 121


    Holy cow that is a nice Hawk!
  5. Frames
    Joined: Apr 24, 2012
    Posts: 4,062


    Have you ever seen a cast aluminum the LONE RANGER 007 - Copy (2).JPG 4 carb intake on a Studebaker V-8 engine?
  6. Aaron65
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 337

    from Michigan

    I've never owned a Studebaker, but I can't get a GT Hawk out of my head lately. This one's at the Studebaker National Museum. 20220726_132316a.jpg
  7. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,566




    We are familiar with this whole neighborhood from 1948 to 1998. The restaurant next door has some authentic Mexican Food that is pretty fabulous. But, it is the place across the street from the Studebaker Restoration place that has had us going back for more almost every time we are/were in Long Beach. (Santa Fe Importers & Mickey Thompson's shop next door) But, growing up in the Westside of Long Beach, it is/was pretty central to our house and walking distance to these places.

    By the time we were driving, that part of the major Westside street, Santa Fe Ave. was a local thoroughfare. The restaurant and Italian Deli/Marketplace have been around for a while. Mickey Thompson’s last shop was across the street and next door to the Deli.

    But, the last time in 2019 that I drove by, I noticed a cool looking refurbished building across the street that said it was a Studebaker Restoration place.


    It used to be a row of industrial buildings and now, it is a totally refurbished Studebaker Business when I last saw it.

    History of the neighborhood lives on from the old days to the new... YRMV
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  8. sweetdick2
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Posts: 275

    from new jersey

  9. sweetdick2
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Posts: 275

    from new jersey

    I've been looking for this stude for 20 yrs, I know it exists somewhere in the mid was originally built by Jim Lynch. I had gotten the phone number from a guy on the Studebaker Drivers Club and of course lost it..Last picture I saw of it, Jim-lynch-1953-studebaker-2.jpg it was candy purple..come on Hambers somebody out there knows the whereabouts of this beauty!!
  10. aussie57wag
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 452

    from australia

    Should be a cool car when done. Love that your keeping the stude motor. Though can't understand the benefit of removing the manual with overdrive to fit an auto. Unless you have a physical disability and can't operate a manual car.
  11. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,510


    I have a 61 Champ and am looking at getting a Hawk. Can someone show me details of how the fins bolt on to the later models. I'd like to add some to the 56 I'm looking at.
  12. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 4,013


    The right one came along…..
    An old hot rod pickup I knew from my high school days
    ‘59 Pontiac 389 with a Jet-a-Way. It had Rochester FI but the factory 3x2 setup was easier to get running.
    It runs and moves, just need to get the brakes working.
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  13. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,489


    I forgot about this thread, wondered if I had posted (I did in August of 2017) after I started reading through it. Other than a less than stellar paint job --I am a crappy painter....I was more interested in driving it:) It took three other cars (all Hawks) to build it. Now trying to rid myself of extra parts.
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  14. mohr hp
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 489

    mohr hp
    from Georgia

    Congratulations on getting another Bourke Beauty on the road!
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  15. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 5,183


    Keep the stude pics coming.

    My favorite = original spare tire :D
  16. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,381

    Bullet Nose

  17. Don't really want to join SDC - I was a memeber waaaay back - but need to sell an NOS short block and related parts. Besides the bay what is a better site for hard core Stude guys. I bought another Studie but this stuff really needs to go to someone else.
  18. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    from Diablo Ca.

    There is no money in Studebaker parts. To many proud Casos. Even 53,54 stuff is hardly worth the effort to move.
  19. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,528


    You can add me to the Stude list. I just picked up this 62 Champ. It's equipped with the 259ci V8, 4 brl and a 5speed manual trans. The truck has been sitting for awhile but fired right up and ran smooth. I need to replace the master cylinder before I can try a test drive around the block.
    IMG_2372.JPEG IMG_2396.JPEG stude.jpg
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  20. Cool.....bought basically the same truck in white and mine also had the rare 5 speed overdrive in it - rare for a 1/2 ton to have that O/D - is yours a 1/2 ton also ?
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  21. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 7,416

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I committed to become a Studebaker person I suppose...but, I haven’t picked up the car yet. After hearing the story of how this 59 Lark went through 5 brothers as their first car and how the oldest installed a 283 and floor shifted 3-speed to hinder the other kids making fun of him in his pink Lark, I figured it was worth the asking price. :D

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  22. I need a ‘53 in my life again one day…
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  23. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,709

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Sure. Know a guy with a couple three or four. One each on both his and his wife's cars and a couple in the garage.
    I can't get him to sell me one..!

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  24. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,709

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Hmm, don't know how I missed this Stude thread !
    SOMEDAY...will be my daily driver...

    Its engine...

    My Hot Rod wagon -
    Engine not done yet. But the Quick Change is in the back, hanging on Chevy "truck" arms.

    And my old Lark daily driver, Sold a few years ago.

  25. my nephews 48 and a 51 I bought and sold to a guy down the road...
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  26. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 457


    Missed out on 59 Hawk but wife had me build this last summer.

  27. Your wife invented the "Studebench"! Good on her!
    Maybe the wooden seat should have some inlaid bed-irons.
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  28. Love Studes! I've had 3, 53 champ coupes and one 54 champ coupe. Currently trying to screw, er, talk a buddy out of his '48 business coupe.[only 2 panes of glass in rear window] 53studeontrailer.jpg
  29. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 994


    Yeah, I dig Studes, I've had 2 ( a 59 Silver Hawk and a 56 Transtar) and am about to acquire a 3rd... (a '60 Lark) I'm thinking of doing a build thread with the next one... I'm not sure if many folks would be interested?
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