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studejohn
05-12-2017, 11:06 AM
June 10th and the 11th Mike and I have permission from the family to run one more last sale before the crusher comes in. Lots of great stuff to be had cheep to. Just trying to save it. It's going to be hot will have water on site for free and soda of desired. Parts parts parts every were and lots of good builder cars to.And some big truck still on site but mostly parts at this time. Love to see truck loads of parts go . Mike and I can't possibly even make a dent in it. Boy have I tryed. Thank John Kroulik 623 432 4379

61LaRk4dr
05-12-2017, 12:49 PM
June 10th and the 11th Mike and I have permission from the family to run one more last sale before the crusher comes in. Lots of great stuff to be had cheep to. Just trying to save it. It's going to be hot will have water on site for free and soda of desired. Parts parts parts every were and lots of good builder cars to.And some big truck still on site but mostly parts at this time. Love to see truck loads of parts go . Mike and I can't possibly even make a dent in it. Boy have I tryed. Thank John Kroulik 623 432 4379

Hello studejohn, I sent you a PM awhile back but never heard back from you.

HOXXOH
05-13-2017, 01:04 AM
Although I'll probably get the "look" from the wife, I'll plan on bringing something home this time. It's a little more than I mentioned in my PM, but as long as I don't have to buy a whole car, she'll forgive me. lol

studejohn
05-14-2017, 04:33 PM
Here's some details on pricing $50 per truck load of parts size of truck does not matter. Parts cars $75 you can take any thing off any car you want . Thanks John Kroulik

TX Rebel
05-15-2017, 07:55 PM
I am establishing a "GO FUND ME" page for the expedition tonight!

Guido
05-15-2017, 09:46 PM
With all due respect to Chuck, the OP should correct the spelling of his name.

studejohn
05-15-2017, 10:15 PM
There's no disrespect on my part just miss spelled it. I believe everybody knows who I'm talking about. My apologies if you believe this is disrespectful. John

HAWK64
05-15-2017, 11:43 PM
Studejohn,
Tell me, did Chuck's service pins finally sell?
Thanks, Jim.

studejohn
05-16-2017, 12:00 AM
Yes they did Some lucky gentleman up in New York I believe.

asesolen
05-18-2017, 06:47 PM
With all due respect to Chuck, the OP should correct the spelling of his name.

With all due respect to John, we aren't all created equal. Some are good friends and some are good spellers. Some are good mechanics and some are good newsletter editors. Rarely is anyone great at everything they do. John is an exceptional asset to the world of Studebakers. John is an exceptional friend. He is generous almost to a fault. John is passionate about Studebakers and the people that drive them. He was a good friend to Chuck and now a good friend to Chuck's family. John has helped countless people find just the right part for their project. Aside from all of these qualities, he misspelled a name. Oh well!

BTW, It might be a good time to run that signature line through a spell checker. Could be wrong but believe it should be "self-anointed" not "self annoited".

6hk71400
05-18-2017, 09:12 PM
Hmmmm maybe self appointed?

:)

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

6hk71400
05-18-2017, 09:15 PM
Sorry got distracted. Happens at my age and 2 strokes and a seizure. Anyway, John, is Colton going to be there? I may want to hire him for parts removal for just a few items.

Thanks
Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

Mike Sal
05-18-2017, 10:34 PM
What is the address to the property? I'd be coming from Illinois. Are there any others coming from east of the mississippi?
Mike Sal

studeclunker
05-20-2017, 03:38 AM
​Mike, I thought this quote might answer your question:


Chuck Naugle's StudeAcres

If you use a GPS, the address is:
12985 E Transtar Trail (But, when you get to the property, the address listed on the pillars is 12785):confused:
Vail AZ 85641

Who knows the significance of the numbers 12785? Chuck not only named the street after his favorite model of truck but the address numbers have meaning from another part of his life as well.

Hope to see you all there on the 21st and 22nd!

Mike Lynch

Mike Sal
05-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Computer says 1,430 miles one way & $400 in fuel for the round trip (probably more since I'll bring a trailer).....I've got a buddy lined up to come with me since Sonya can't go. Should be an adventure.....

asesolen
05-22-2017, 11:33 AM
Thank you Cheryl for the great photos! And this is just the beginning of what's left.

https://cheryllynphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/Studeacres/home

studegary
05-22-2017, 01:36 PM
Thank you Cheryl for the great photos! And this is just the beginning of what's left.

https://cheryllynphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/Studeacres/home

Thank you for the pictures. It looks like a lot of sedans.
How did that 1964 Comet get in there?

asesolen
05-22-2017, 01:52 PM
How did that 1964 Comet get in there?

Chuck's son used to race at the local tracks, the Comet is a left over from those days.

4jc8z
05-22-2017, 07:39 PM
Appears the hawk with the pink sheet of paper that says #37 was originally a Avanti-powered car.

studejohn
05-22-2017, 08:34 PM
Yep it was at one time came out of Ohio at one time full package car. The pix that are shown are only about 1/4 of what's there. Will have cold watermelon on hand and it will be hot. Bring a good hat and long sleeved shirts to keep from getting burned. At this time I don't believe they'll be any heavy equipment to help lift cars and move them. 6 am doors open. Possibly be there on Friday if I get enough response to be there. Thanks John

bison
05-23-2017, 04:52 AM
I didn't really need a reason , but cold watermelon ? now your talking John !!!!:!!:

studejohn
05-31-2017, 02:37 PM
Bump Any one coming from out of town ? I can open the gates on Friday if any wants an extra day. Let me know and I will take the day off work. If not just sat and Sunday

52-fan
05-31-2017, 03:12 PM
I wish I could get there. I see several cars I would like to check out.

spokejr
05-31-2017, 05:17 PM
And just to confirm, the LAST sale will be the 10th & 11th of June?

Thanks,

Ken Buchanan

studejohn
05-31-2017, 07:46 PM
Yep that's right June 10 and 11th

studeclunker
06-03-2017, 02:55 AM
I would really, really like to get that Hertz truck. The question is how the Heck am I going to get it home?
64577

DieselJim
06-03-2017, 06:41 AM
I would really, really like to get that Hertz truck. The question is how the Heck am I going to get it home?
64577Spend a day tinkering on it and drive it home.

DieselJim
06-03-2017, 06:43 AM
Looks like I will make it.

mbstude
06-03-2017, 06:58 AM
Looks like I will make it.

Hey Jim, could you keep an eye out for a 56 Transtar grille for me?

8E45E
06-03-2017, 08:12 AM
Spend a day tinkering on it and drive it home.

Or his team of horses can, while his wagons stay home in the shed for the weekend.

Craig

qsanford
06-03-2017, 10:38 AM
How complete is car number 10, the '61 Lark convertible? Is it a standard or automatic? The '61s are getting harder to find.

Bbarooo
06-03-2017, 12:07 PM
A day of tinkering to drive home sounds like a great adventure!

studeclunker
06-03-2017, 04:32 PM
Or his team of horses can, while his wagons stay home in the shed for the weekend.

Craig

WAH, HAH, HAH, HA...:lol: Oops, was that out loud?:o

Seriously, I did get a laugh out of that one. Oh dear, Socks would never forgive me. Then again, maybe I could borrow Eric Bartel's four-in-hand. I actually looked this up on Google Maps and it would take a minimum of 88 hours travelling. That would work out to about 11 days of travel, baring some idiot running the whole shebang off the road killing me and the horses (leading cause of death in the Amish is exactly this)!

However, the idea of driving Wilbur down there and tinkering with the Transtar might work. IF the thing could be made to run and IF viable parts were available, and IF I could come up with the money for all of this...https://s.yimg.com/ok/u/assets/img/emoticons/emo28.gif A lot of iffs to consider and little time in which to do so...https://s.yimg.com/ok/u/assets/img/emoticons/emo28.gif

By the by, the main reason I am considering this truck is precisely because this truck can haul my carriages and pull the accommodations for me.

But yeah... it's a consideration and I have done that consideration. Hotels are something else entirely.

TX Rebel
06-03-2017, 05:12 PM
I wish I could get there. I see several cars I would like to check out.

Howard, Just drive down to Houston & ride out w/ me. I could use some help w/ fuel.

6hk71400
06-03-2017, 08:38 PM
From another post on Aunt Bee 66 Daytona

There is a twin to that car out at Chuck Naugles. If someone does not buy it on June 10 or 11, bye bye to the crusher. I also have access to a 1965 Studebaker 6 that goes in that car with 30,000 miles on it 15 minutes away from Chuck's Studey Acres.

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

asesolen
06-04-2017, 10:48 PM
Less than 1 week to go before the final sale. Hope you don't miss out on these spectacular deals. It's your last opportunity to buy these cars and parts at these blowout prices. And you'll be saving them from a less favorable fate!
It's going to be hot so come early a stay hydrated!

52-fan
06-05-2017, 01:01 PM
Howard, Just drive down to Houston & ride out w/ me. I could use some help w/ fuel.

A tempting offer, but there is too much going on here to get away that long.

Mike Sal
06-05-2017, 01:39 PM
I'm leaving Wednesday evening from Illinois. Computer says 20 hours. Did you get any other commitments for Friday? I'd like to be there as early as I can to help with the travel time coming back. I sent John a note regarding what should we bring (tires, jacks, generator, torch, etc, etc)?

Also need help with where to find lodging.
thanks
Mike Sal

oilnsteel
06-05-2017, 07:29 PM
This is breaking my heart. All those beautiful cars and trucks going to the crusher. I know you have done all you can to find them homes. After spending most of my life working on corroded, scaly junk
here in the rust belt, I think many people where rust is not a problem cannot appreciate a vehicle without rust. I implore those who go there this last time to save as much as you can. I would be there with
you if it wasn't for business commitments, distance, and an seriously ill mother.

Jim

spokejr
06-05-2017, 07:56 PM
I am planning on running out Friday at noon from Azusa and returning home Saturday afternoon.

If anybody wants to join the fun, I could certainly use somebody taking a turn at the wheel to spell me. I have a one ton Ford van so heavy parts are not a problem.

Ken Buchanan
818-406-2361 text or voice

studejohn
06-05-2017, 08:07 PM
Unfortunately for the car Hobby in general. Big stashes of cars like this are hard to liquidate. You can only get out to so many people and only sell so many cars locally. Kinda floods ithe market. So good. Travels to all. Thanks John

Mike Sal
06-06-2017, 10:45 PM
All loaded up & will depart tomorrow afternoon. Never did hear how many others were planning to be there.
Mike Sal

spokejr
06-08-2017, 09:39 AM
Sal, I will be outbound from Azusa Friday afternoon and staying in Tucson for an early start on Saturday. I only have the one day.

Ken Buchanan

DieselJim
06-08-2017, 10:11 PM
Looks like I will be there Sunday.

TX Rebel
06-08-2017, 10:24 PM
A tempting offer, but there is too much going on here to get away that long.

I really have too much here to do & since I would be travelling alone, the travel cost will make the trip more than it is worth for me. I have 2 other hauls to make this summer & this trip would overload both my calendar & my pocket book.
I will be heading up your direction next week, Howard on way to Ronnie's.
I had hoped to make it but 3 out of 6 sales is the best I can do.

studejohn
06-09-2017, 12:36 AM
You will be missed. I was hoping you would bring some of those legendary Texas size watermelons they grow down there Yes you did do a great job when you did come out. Thanks see ya down the road some day.

6hk71400
06-10-2017, 01:45 PM
WAH, HAH, HAH, HA...:lol: Oops, was that out loud?:o

Seriously, I did get a laugh out of that one. Oh dear, Socks would never forgive me. Then again, maybe I could borrow Eric Bartel's four-in-hand. I actually looked this up on Google Maps and it would take a minimum of 88 hours travelling. That would work out to about 11 days of travel, baring some idiot running the whole shebang off the road killing me and the horses (leading cause of death in the Amish is exactly this)!

However, the idea of driving Wilbur down there and tinkering with the Transtar might work. IF the thing could be made to run and IF viable parts were available, and IF I could come up with the money for all of this...https://s.yimg.com/ok/u/assets/img/emoticons/emo28.gif A lot of iffs to consider and little time in which to do so...https://s.yimg.com/ok/u/assets/img/emoticons/emo28.gif

By the by, the main reason I am considering this truck is precisely because this truck can haul my carriages and pull the accommodations for me.

But yeah... it's a consideration and I have done that consideration. Hotels are something else entirely.

Well Ron,

As of 1030am Saturday morning, the Hertz van has not sold. You could get it for a song, call John Kroulick. He will be out there until noon tomorrow, then that is it for him. What the family does, it probably all the rest including the Hertz going to the crusher.

See if a good soul will store the truck after you pick it up for a song (Ain't whistling Dixie) and then take the time. You really do need the storage for your carriages. Think of the history. Think of the one of a kind factory. No price on that.

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

spokejr
06-10-2017, 11:27 PM
[QUOTE=6hk71400;1058336][FONT=comic sans ms]Well Ron,

As of 1030am Saturday morning, the Hertz van has not sold. You could get it for a song, call John Kroulick. He will be out there until noon tomorrow, then that is it for him. What the family does, it probably all the rest including the Hertz going to the crusher.

That Hertz truck is really sound, I drooled all over it today. The price is certainly right and it has a hydraulic lift gate. The box needs the wood floor replaced and a couple of small patches in the cab floor. Go through the mechanics on it, replace the load floor and put that bad boy to work!

Great day though, thanks to John for helping make the day possible!

See if a good soul will store the truck after you pick it up for a song (Ain't whistling Dixie) and then take the time. You really do need the storage for your carriages. Think of the history. Think of the one of a kind factory. No price on that.

TX Rebel
06-12-2017, 10:11 AM
You will be missed. I was hoping you would bring some of those legendary Texas size watermelons they grow down there Yes you did do a great job when you did come out. Thanks see ya down the road some day.

Currently, my water melons are not much bigger than my ripe tomatoes, but if you could just schedule one more sale, I could bring some big ones next month! lol
I sure hated to miss the sale & let so much solid, ordinarily hard to find inventory go to waste, but I thank you, Koulton, Pat & Diane, & the family for making such an effort to make these parts available before the inevitable happens. You did a marvelous job and SDC folks will fondly remember the event for decades to come. The sale has already become another chapter in the Chuck Naugle legend and we were privileged to have taken part in it. I made 3 of the 6 sales and had a wonderful time.
By this time, as good stuff diminishes & the summer heat increases, less people will be inclined to come for what is left and it becomes a waste of time to hold more sales. I wish I could buy the property & open a salvage yard there until I retire, but already have more than I will sell or use in this lifetime and would be totally out of storage space if I did not have a partner in AR with some room. I hope you had a good turn-out and that tons of good parts were rescued from the crusher. How about for some pix?
I grieve for all of the good stuff that will be lost forever!

bison
06-12-2017, 03:19 PM
Barry you hit the nail right on the head and couldn't agree more .
The hours i work sometimes makes it tough to get out and make any events unless they start in the afternoon ;) but i did make it a point to get out to Chuck's , and i am so glad i did as i met so many great people like John, Mike , Gary ,Chuck's Family and so many others, along with you . I had such a good time just walking around looking at all of the cars and parts . Every time i left i would be thinking ,oh i should have got that part. It is a shame because even now i can still think of things i should have picked up ( that's the worst part of an 8 hour drive , gives you too much time to think :D), there was and still is so much great stuff out there and i only wish that i had the space to store some of it , so many cars and trucks that would be good starting points.
Driving home Saturday evening watching the sun set i was thinking about all of those cars and trucks sitting there and what their eventual fate is going to be and realized that all good things do come to an end.

DieselJim
06-12-2017, 08:05 PM
I made it out for the last one. Not for parts, but for the memory's. While setting in the garage, a comment was made that sums it up." It is not as much fun with out Chuck." RIP my friend. Jim

Mike Sal
06-12-2017, 11:04 PM
Got home about 11am this morning....wow what a long trip.....but safe & sound with a '65 rust free cruiser (no powertrain), all 4 corners of a 55 president, and pristine rear quarters from a '56 sedan.

What a great bunch of guys. Thanks to John for his facilitation of this gathering. I only which we could have spent another day with more storage room (although I was not packed as full as I should have been. Even after the first two sales, there was still lots of rust free stuff.
Mike Sal

asesolen
06-12-2017, 11:34 PM
" It is not as much fun with out Chuck"

Jim. So glad you could made it out; you were one of the guys Chuck always talked about and your presence meant a lot to all of us!

asesolen
06-12-2017, 11:55 PM
[QUOTE=bison;1058624] I had such a good time just walking around looking at all of the cars and parts .

Hi Blake, you probably set the the record for for most miles driven for the number of times you came out. Thanks for being there and helping add to the friends and memories that are all tied to Chuck's StudeAcres!

studeclunker
06-13-2017, 02:48 AM
[QUOTE=6hk71400;1058336][FONT=comic sans ms]Well Ron,

As of 1030am Saturday morning, the Hertz van has not sold. You could get it for a song, call John Kroulick. He will be out there until noon tomorrow, then that is it for him. What the family does, it probably all the rest including the Hertz going to the crusher.

That Hertz truck is really sound, I drooled all over it today. The price is certainly right and it has a hydraulic lift gate. The box needs the wood floor replaced and a couple of small patches in the cab floor. Go through the mechanics on it, replace the load floor and put that bad boy to work!

Great day though, thanks to John for helping make the day possible!

See if a good soul will store the truck after you pick it up for a song (Ain't whistling Dixie) and then take the time. You really do need the storage for your carriages. Think of the history. Think of the one of a kind factory. No price on that.

Ah nothing quite like being busy and missing things. The trick of all This is getting the truck moved twice. Once from Chuck's place and again (ever harder) from the second storage location. I don't even know anyone in Arizona who would help out on this. Not to mention they'd have to be pretty close to Chuck's place.

Like I've said several times, would love to have it, no idea how to go about it, no matter how cheap. Annoying, that...

SScopelli
06-13-2017, 05:00 AM
It was definitely a good time, again.. I finally got the 62 4 speed Daytona of Stude Acres..

Amazing that after the all the good stuff left over the past sales, that hidden treasures kept popping up.

Some JT(s) cap bolts
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4221/35150049881_e1f981339a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vy6cdM)

2 - 289 full flow blocks
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4197/35150049281_53925c4f18_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vy6c3r)

spokejr
06-13-2017, 09:29 AM
It was definitely a good time, again.. I finally got the 62 4 speed Daytona of Stude Acres..

Amazing that after the all the good stuff left over the past sales, that hidden treasures kept popping up.

Some JT(s) cap bolts
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4221/35150049881_e1f981339a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vy6cdM)

2 - 289 full flow blocks
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4197/35150049281_53925c4f18_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vy6c3r)

Nice catch Sebastian! I probably walked past those a few times and they never registered on my radar. Going to Chuck's was the best scavenger hunt I've ever been on!

studejohn
06-13-2017, 01:45 PM
It's was a great time. The place has some large spots of earth showing now many cars and trucks have been saved . Glad to see 1 great lark rust free floors go east . I'm surprised more from the east didn't come out to get rust free bodies. And yes there are still treasures to be found like the 289 full flow blocks they were buried in a wagon underneath a bunch of household plumbing products. Not sure why the R Series main bolts were there with them ? For a minute thought we had found the Whistler's main caps. But no they fit one of the 289 blocks setting there. The famly has not made any arrangements for scrapping at this time. And yes the Hertz truck is still available. If anyone's interested in picking up a shell special arrangements can be made through me. Thank you all for making it happen had a great time. John Kroulik

qsanford
06-14-2017, 04:41 PM
Did the '61 Lark convertible find a new home?

asesolen
06-14-2017, 06:07 PM
Did the '61 Lark convertible find a new home?

The '61 Convertible is still there but it is NOT one of the rust free cars. Don't know the history of it but it clearly isn't an Arizona car; it is very rusty!

gephet
06-16-2017, 10:08 PM
There are events in one's life that are defining, the Chuck Naugle sales were a series of such events for me. I met so many great people and I really wish I had spend more time just walking around talking to people and looking at stuff. But as soon as I bought some trucks to part out that activity took a lot of my time. And even after attending three sales I had to leave stuff that I purchased and wanted there for lack of time to remove it. But two "big" trucks will be saved from my efforts, and hopefully many others enriched by the parts I scrounged; today I used a gas tank from one of the trucks I parted-out on my 2R17A. The gas tanks from Chuck's had, if you can believe this, two gopher smoke bombs in the gas tank, soaking in very old staled gas. Hard to say if someone was trying to blow the truck up, or if they were attempting to drive some rodents out of the tank. Seems dangerous to me to light one of those bombs and drop it down the gas filler pipe.

It would be really great if there could be another "sale" sometime in the fall. I think it would be good to hold a International meet there!

gordr
06-16-2017, 11:06 PM
John, do you know if there might still be a good, as in unkinked, hood for a 53-54 C/K?

parts
06-19-2017, 02:41 AM
Now 110* degrees here.. Get them while you can

DieselJim
06-19-2017, 08:03 AM
We are in Yellowstone National Park. Temp is 41 as the sun is coming up. Left the valley last Wed. as it was getting too warm for me. Should be around 72 today.

57pack
06-19-2017, 08:29 AM
I may have missed the post so please don't pounce on me.
Did the 1966 Aunt Bea twin car get saved?

Mike Sal
06-19-2017, 01:23 PM
Yes, it did get pulled out & put on a trailer. It is pretty rough (what parts weren't rusted were dented), so it is probably destined as a parts donor.

I somehow lost my note pad onto which I had recorded the VIN & body numbers.....if the new owner (I apologize for forgetting your name) could please send this info to me, I'll add this car to the 1966 roster.

I'm still waiting for Sonya to give me the travel expenses to see how expensive these "cheap" cars really were to bring home.....
Mike Sal

TX Rebel
06-23-2017, 10:24 AM
You can spend tons on travel expenses, even with the cheep fuel & spending the nights in cheeper motels or one's truck. It will be a while before I break even on the 3 trips I took to AZ, but have no regrets & would do again.
We spent $1700. just on diesel on our 3-wk trip to PA & SB in May, pulling a big heavy trailer. Thankfully, it(unlike my journeys to AZ) was a selling expedition as well as for buying, so it did not wipe me out.

Cowtown Commander
06-23-2017, 11:09 AM
Barry wanted to call to get an update on how you were coming with getting the inventory moved from Pennsylvania to Texas and what treasures you may have found but know you have your hands full and I'm not really a customer anymore so didn't wait to waste your time. When you get time let us know how your coming and what you've acquired.

Travel, motel, fuel, and shipping sure have altered the cost of parts and cars.

studeclunker
06-23-2017, 02:09 PM
Travel, motel, fuel, and shipping sure have altered the cost of parts and cars.

This is most certainly true!