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clarkwd
03-03-2008, 03:00 PM
Hagerty customers get a car magazine about Hagertys customers about every quarter. The one I got today had a half page on my Speedster and a picture of three of Clive Cussler's Studebakers.

Bill

JRoberts
03-03-2008, 08:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by clarkwd


Hagerty customers get a car magazine about Hagertys customers about every quarter. The one I got today had a half page on my Speedster and a picture of three of Clive Cussler's Studebakers.

Bill


I got mine today as well. Nice pic of your beautiful '55. Other Studebaker pictures as well further on in the magazine.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JRoberts
03-03-2008, 08:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by clarkwd


Hagerty customers get a car magazine about Hagertys customers about every quarter. The one I got today had a half page on my Speedster and a picture of three of Clive Cussler's Studebakers.

Bill


I got mine today as well. Nice pic of your beautiful '55. Other Studebaker pictures as well further on in the magazine.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Gary1953
03-03-2008, 08:24 PM
Got any pictures from the magazine or from your collection?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-03-2008, 08:24 PM
Got any pictures from the magazine or from your collection?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

clarkwd
03-03-2008, 09:42 PM
These were the two pictures in the short article about bringing cars back.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z293/clarkwd/Speedster2-1.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z293/clarkwd/SpeedsteronTrailers.jpg
More pix of this car in this album
http://www.rustyrestorations.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=61
Bill

clarkwd
03-03-2008, 09:42 PM
These were the two pictures in the short article about bringing cars back.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z293/clarkwd/Speedster2-1.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z293/clarkwd/SpeedsteronTrailers.jpg
More pix of this car in this album
http://www.rustyrestorations.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=61
Bill

Gary1953
03-03-2008, 09:52 PM
WOW that is agreat looking car. Great job.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-03-2008, 09:52 PM
WOW that is agreat looking car. Great job.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

DEEPNHOCK
03-03-2008, 09:52 PM
Way cool!
Congrats!
Jeff[8D]

DEEPNHOCK
03-03-2008, 09:52 PM
Way cool!
Congrats!
Jeff[8D]

JJB
03-03-2008, 11:38 PM
Bill, that's a beatiful Speedster.


Jim Barker
Council Bluffs, Ia
'60 Hawk'

JJB
03-03-2008, 11:38 PM
Bill, that's a beatiful Speedster.


Jim Barker
Council Bluffs, Ia
'60 Hawk'

John Ratliff
03-04-2008, 12:11 AM
Thanks so very much for the pictures. They have been thoroughly enjoyed by me and the wife.
She wants to know what period of time was covered by this build?
I think this kind of post will encourage others to try and do projects on their own.

John Ratliff
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/1057613336_dcaf1959e5_t.jpg

John Ratliff
03-04-2008, 12:11 AM
Thanks so very much for the pictures. They have been thoroughly enjoyed by me and the wife.
She wants to know what period of time was covered by this build?
I think this kind of post will encourage others to try and do projects on their own.

John Ratliff
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/1057613336_dcaf1959e5_t.jpg

Avantidon
03-04-2008, 08:13 AM
Hagerty's always does a great job and have been very good to work with and del with. The picture of Cussler's Studebakers is a great shot but don't think the last car on the right is a 1964 Golden Hawk as is stated in the picture tag. Looks more like a 1958 Goldnen Hawk to me. What do you think?

Avantidon
03-04-2008, 08:13 AM
Hagerty's always does a great job and have been very good to work with and del with. The picture of Cussler's Studebakers is a great shot but don't think the last car on the right is a 1964 Golden Hawk as is stated in the picture tag. Looks more like a 1958 Goldnen Hawk to me. What do you think?

stude53
03-04-2008, 08:40 AM
Bill, Beautiful Speedster!

The transformation you created is nothing short of miraculous. I could never have seen the end you achieved from what you started with.

Did you ever wish you had never started, and just purchased a finished restoration?

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
03-04-2008, 08:40 AM
Bill, Beautiful Speedster!

The transformation you created is nothing short of miraculous. I could never have seen the end you achieved from what you started with.

Did you ever wish you had never started, and just purchased a finished restoration?

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

raprice
03-04-2008, 12:45 PM
Bill,
I just received my Hagerty magazine in the mail today. Your car is absolutely gorgeous! You must be incredibly proud of it. Great job.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-04-2008, 12:45 PM
Bill,
I just received my Hagerty magazine in the mail today. Your car is absolutely gorgeous! You must be incredibly proud of it. Great job.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Avantidon
03-04-2008, 07:07 PM
Bill,

I read that article with interest and what a great story. They have done that before but yours is the best. They will be at Lancaster as a vendor and sponsor. bring the car up and show it to them in person if you already have not done that.

Avantidon
03-04-2008, 07:07 PM
Bill,

I read that article with interest and what a great story. They have done that before but yours is the best. They will be at Lancaster as a vendor and sponsor. bring the car up and show it to them in person if you already have not done that.

clarkwd
03-04-2008, 07:38 PM
How long did I take? I started in the fall of 2002 and first showed it in June 2007. Except for the body shop work, most of the work was done during the warm seasons of the North East in my two car garage. I had about 300 work sessions totaling 1200 hours over 5 years. 500 of it was sheet metal and body work. I have a pile of receipts but I have not added them up. Did I ever get discouraged and wish I bought a car? No. I have no interest in buying cars. Did I ever get discouraged? Sure. I got down the air cleaner I had bought at York a couple years earlier and found it was for a sedan instead of a coupe. That was discouraging. I found out the speed shop had rebuilt a set of cracked heads. I found out that its stupid to put a long duration cam in an unblown low compression engine. Driving home from the body shop with no oil in the rear end, having it lock up and having the freshly painted car dragged on your trailer by a skidder. Body shop flooding the week the primer sealer went on. Sure it got discouraging. But its all stuff you can work around. 3 inches of really big exhaust pipe and some mig wire and I've got a coupe air cleaner. Crawl through the thicket in your buddies back yard dragging an air wrench and new heads and an air wrench drag out. But you can't focus on the screwups. You focus on all the little successes.
This was my second effort like this and I have a few rules to keep going.
1. Don't try to do it alone. Join a support group. We have a local group that meets once a month and I could not have done it without their knowledge, resource and encouragement. Theres a lot to be had on this forum too.
2. Be considerate to the wife and neighbors. Don't paint when the wind blows toward the neighbors and invite them over from time to time to see what you are doing. Make sure your wifes car goes inside every night. Break away from time to time and take her out for the weekend. (to a car show)
3. Have a goal. I hung up a picture of a Speedster JP once traded. I wanted to make a car just like it.
4. Be excited over little things. Don't spend every session dreaming about the cruise in, but rather walk away from a weekend knowing that you just made a door shut or got a hard brake pedal or made another piece of stainless shiny.
I can't wait for warmer weather to start again.
Thanks for the nice comments.
Bill

clarkwd
03-04-2008, 07:38 PM
How long did I take? I started in the fall of 2002 and first showed it in June 2007. Except for the body shop work, most of the work was done during the warm seasons of the North East in my two car garage. I had about 300 work sessions totaling 1200 hours over 5 years. 500 of it was sheet metal and body work. I have a pile of receipts but I have not added them up. Did I ever get discouraged and wish I bought a car? No. I have no interest in buying cars. Did I ever get discouraged? Sure. I got down the air cleaner I had bought at York a couple years earlier and found it was for a sedan instead of a coupe. That was discouraging. I found out the speed shop had rebuilt a set of cracked heads. I found out that its stupid to put a long duration cam in an unblown low compression engine. Driving home from the body shop with no oil in the rear end, having it lock up and having the freshly painted car dragged on your trailer by a skidder. Body shop flooding the week the primer sealer went on. Sure it got discouraging. But its all stuff you can work around. 3 inches of really big exhaust pipe and some mig wire and I've got a coupe air cleaner. Crawl through the thicket in your buddies back yard dragging an air wrench and new heads and an air wrench drag out. But you can't focus on the screwups. You focus on all the little successes.
This was my second effort like this and I have a few rules to keep going.
1. Don't try to do it alone. Join a support group. We have a local group that meets once a month and I could not have done it without their knowledge, resource and encouragement. Theres a lot to be had on this forum too.
2. Be considerate to the wife and neighbors. Don't paint when the wind blows toward the neighbors and invite them over from time to time to see what you are doing. Make sure your wifes car goes inside every night. Break away from time to time and take her out for the weekend. (to a car show)
3. Have a goal. I hung up a picture of a Speedster JP once traded. I wanted to make a car just like it.
4. Be excited over little things. Don't spend every session dreaming about the cruise in, but rather walk away from a weekend knowing that you just made a door shut or got a hard brake pedal or made another piece of stainless shiny.
I can't wait for warmer weather to start again.
Thanks for the nice comments.
Bill