20 Years owned in May 2020, this 64 GT Hawk that was purchased in 2000 and spent the better part of next 7 years (on & off) getting renovated. By 2008, nearly the entire car had gone through some restoration to one degree or another.
All corrosion was removed and repaired with metal. All bondo was removed and the only such material now is what was used for a skim coat to allow blocking prior to paint.
I have pictures of every step taken on this car and it's obviously too much to put here....
Original Equipment included: Power Disk Brakes, Power-Shift Automatic (floor shift), Air Conditioning, HD front Springs, Power Steering, Full Dash
The only non-original item are the Turner Front Disk Brakes and the seats are from a 90's Chrysler New Yorker. The driver seat is electric, but not the passenger side. The rear seats are matching and fit well. They look like they were made for the car and are very comfortable on long runs. Looks great on the road and gets a lot of attention.
This is not a show car, rather a good looking cruiser/driver. All the stainless and chrome are in very good to excellent condition. The windshield was new about 10 years ago. The door panels were al NOS at that time also. It has the original factory engine that was rebuilt by a Studebaker Mechanic and has maybe 6000 total miles since then. It starts and runs well, has great oil pressure and no engine fluid leaks.
The front suspension inners were replaced less than 5 years ago and it's been garaged. Except for general maintenance, the car requires no repairs. You can drive it home. It even has a NEW space Saver Spare tire.
The car has not been used much since 2016, but has been maintained, started and run around the neighborhood occasionally to keep it viable.
It has undergone a continuous regimen of maintenance and upgrades. The latest has been;
New Facet Fuel pump (40165, 5-7psi) / 3 fuel line Filters
1403 Edelbrock carb cleaned and rekitted
Optical Module in Mallory Unilite Distributor
New coil & ballast
8MM plug wires
New Space Saver Spare included (140/90R15) @26.5" diameter. The spare that was in the trunk, was not safe to use.
It's not been driven that many miles since I've owned it.
If there's something you don't like about this car, let me know. We can work something out, I have to sell it..
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Here are a series of picture taken, beginning on Wed, 13 May 2020. Except for a couple instances, the car has been kept inside from October to May, between driving seasons. Anytime parked outside, it's always been under cover.
The paint is from 2008~. The color is a 2 stage PPG/Omni match for Astra White. There are probably 8 color coats on the car and the same amount of clear coat.
Front Suspension - Oct-Nov 2015
Rear springs have new shackle bushings and an extra 1/2 leaf to restore height
The underbody rocker panels, both inner and outer were replaced, along with the drivers side sub floor box and forward body braces. Both front floors on driver and passenger side were replaced with Classic Enterprises products. The entire floor, both front and rear floor were covered with POR-15 and fiberglass mat to increase rigidity. There is no basis in fact that this treatment is in any way detrimental, the car has a very solid feel while driving.
The wipers work fine, the washer system is not connected.
Both tail light housings are nice, but have some crazing in the chrome.
All interior side panels were NOS before my purchase / The new door panels are over refurbished regulators / doors were finished and also painted inside / There are weatherproofing membranes behind the door panels.
Interstate Battery (2017), Battery cable to starter relay and frame ground is 00 Welder gauge, Scissor Jack, reflective markers, collapsable lug wrench, electric radio antenna, electric fuel pump safety switch is next to the (Red)keyed power switch, bag of extra seat belts.
The rear axle has a 3:31 ratio, Not Twin-Traction however. The fluid has been changed at least once during my ownership.
Additional items to be included with the sale of the car;
) 1 Drivers side rear quarter panel (new, surface rust)
) Set of reconditioned Cylinder Heads
) New-ish Budge Car Cover.
Likely a lot more, as I find stuff and pile it up.. Everything has to go...