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52 Ragtop
03-07-2008, 11:26 PM
OK, It's a "ragtop thing" but, I've located a 47 Chapion ragtop, that is almost 100% complete. EXCEPT for the added weights in the front end, has a smaller leaf spring and the 2 weights. Are these avaialbe? I'm assuming that they will be ragtop only. Are they needed to counter balance the movement on the front end?

If they are not available, how hard would they be to fabricate? I have not seen the car and or these weights. Anybody have any pictures?

Jim (I do NOT need another ragtop) Turner

Guido
03-08-2008, 07:05 AM
Does this mean that you will be selling Bob's (I mean your) Avanti to finance it? :D

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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Guido
03-08-2008, 07:05 AM
Does this mean that you will be selling Bob's (I mean your) Avanti to finance it? :D

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

mbstude
03-08-2008, 08:00 AM
Would they possibly be the same as a Lark ragtop or Wagonaire?

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
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mbstude
03-08-2008, 08:00 AM
Would they possibly be the same as a Lark ragtop or Wagonaire?

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

52 Ragtop
03-08-2008, 09:13 PM
Larks have the weights bolted to the front body panel, and a brace off the panel. and they are a ***** to get in and lined up! (by yourself) <G> I've not seen the 47 set up, but have been told it has a small leaf spring and brackets. Just some dimendsions and a photo or two wiuld help recreate one.
Bob no longer has my Avanti as colateral! <G> paid the loan shark off last week! <G> and bought his lunch!
I "retired" from running a large multi dealer collision center for now. We're going to see how we do on brake kits in keeing uo with the costs of running a household. and keeping the bills paid before I decide what I want to do,
I;d like to sell the house, downsize sq. ft. and get a bigger garage! Just need the right place to come along, once it does, we'll be moving on out.
My thoughts are to keep Momma working for the health ins, and me piddle around on restorations and services. Charge a fair $$ per hour and actual time on the job. I could even use a paint booth on weedkends to get color on.

52 Ragtop
03-08-2008, 09:13 PM
Larks have the weights bolted to the front body panel, and a brace off the panel. and they are a ***** to get in and lined up! (by yourself) <G> I've not seen the 47 set up, but have been told it has a small leaf spring and brackets. Just some dimendsions and a photo or two wiuld help recreate one.
Bob no longer has my Avanti as colateral! <G> paid the loan shark off last week! <G> and bought his lunch!
I "retired" from running a large multi dealer collision center for now. We're going to see how we do on brake kits in keeing uo with the costs of running a household. and keeping the bills paid before I decide what I want to do,
I;d like to sell the house, downsize sq. ft. and get a bigger garage! Just need the right place to come along, once it does, we'll be moving on out.
My thoughts are to keep Momma working for the health ins, and me piddle around on restorations and services. Charge a fair $$ per hour and actual time on the job. I could even use a paint booth on weedkends to get color on.

bams50
03-08-2008, 09:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Would they possibly be the same as a Lark ragtop or Wagonaire?


You mean Wagonaires have weights in them? If so I'll have to check mine...

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-08-2008, 09:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Would they possibly be the same as a Lark ragtop or Wagonaire?


You mean Wagonaires have weights in them? If so I'll have to check mine...

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

mbstude
03-08-2008, 09:49 PM
They sure do Bob. Look on the front grille panel on each side, behind the bumper. From the front side you should see two bolts per side holding them in place. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

mbstude
03-08-2008, 09:49 PM
They sure do Bob. Look on the front grille panel on each side, behind the bumper. From the front side you should see two bolts per side holding them in place. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

bams50
03-08-2008, 09:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop


I "retired" from running a large multi dealer collision center for now. We're going to see how we do on brake kits in keeing uo with the costs of running a household. and keeping the bills paid before I decide what I want to do,
I;d like to sell the house, downsize sq. ft. and get a bigger garage! Just need the right place to come along, once it does, we'll be moving on out.
My thoughts are to keep Momma working for the health ins, and me piddle around on restorations and services. Charge a fair $$ per hour and actual time on the job. I could even use a paint booth on weedkends to get color on.


Hey Jim, I've got a plan- move out here! Got about 90 acres here, licensed junkyard, and already got a 30x44 garage and planning a 40x80 addition with lifts and a paint booth... plenty of room for expansion, good road, 3 miles off the Interstate......

Come on out, put in a house, and help me build a classic car lover's compound[8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-08-2008, 09:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop


I "retired" from running a large multi dealer collision center for now. We're going to see how we do on brake kits in keeing uo with the costs of running a household. and keeping the bills paid before I decide what I want to do,
I;d like to sell the house, downsize sq. ft. and get a bigger garage! Just need the right place to come along, once it does, we'll be moving on out.
My thoughts are to keep Momma working for the health ins, and me piddle around on restorations and services. Charge a fair $$ per hour and actual time on the job. I could even use a paint booth on weedkends to get color on.


Hey Jim, I've got a plan- move out here! Got about 90 acres here, licensed junkyard, and already got a 30x44 garage and planning a 40x80 addition with lifts and a paint booth... plenty of room for expansion, good road, 3 miles off the Interstate......

Come on out, put in a house, and help me build a classic car lover's compound[8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

Roscomacaw
03-09-2008, 02:27 PM
Jim,

Bondo's been looking for a pair of these weights for as long as I can recall! I'm sure you could fab some if you could find a car that has them to copy.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-09-2008, 02:27 PM
Jim,

Bondo's been looking for a pair of these weights for as long as I can recall! I'm sure you could fab some if you could find a car that has them to copy.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

BobPalma
03-09-2008, 02:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop
Bob no longer has my Avanti as collateral! <G> I paid the loan shark off last week! <G> and bought his lunch!
I "retired" from running a large multi-dealer collision center for now. We're going to see how we do on brake kits in keeping up with the costs of running a household...and keeping the bills paid before I decide what I want to do.
I'd like to sell the house, downsize sq. ft. and get a bigger garage! Just need the right place to come along, once it does, we'll be moving on out.


[}:)] Loan shark indeed! ;) I resemble that remark...

[:p] As you know, Jim, Cari and I have a nice, 900-square-foot house available here in Brownsburg with 4-car storage plus a one-and-a-half car working garage right on the property! All ready for you and Jody to move into...and for the right price, we'd even sell it to you!

AND you'be be upgrading from Noblesville to Brownsburg in the process! :D:DBP

BobPalma
03-09-2008, 02:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop
Bob no longer has my Avanti as collateral! <G> I paid the loan shark off last week! <G> and bought his lunch!
I "retired" from running a large multi-dealer collision center for now. We're going to see how we do on brake kits in keeping up with the costs of running a household...and keeping the bills paid before I decide what I want to do.
I'd like to sell the house, downsize sq. ft. and get a bigger garage! Just need the right place to come along, once it does, we'll be moving on out.


[}:)] Loan shark indeed! ;) I resemble that remark...

[:p] As you know, Jim, Cari and I have a nice, 900-square-foot house available here in Brownsburg with 4-car storage plus a one-and-a-half car working garage right on the property! All ready for you and Jody to move into...and for the right price, we'd even sell it to you!

AND you'be be upgrading from Noblesville to Brownsburg in the process! :D:DBP

52 Ragtop
03-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Bondo's been looking for a pair of these weights for as long as I can recall! I'm sure you could fab some if you could find a car that has them to copy.

Bob, That's what I need, something to copy. I have the "facilities" available, and could duplicate it, hopefully at "minimal" cost. But, I need one to copy!

Come to Oklahoma, Jim. Lower cost of living, property costs, etc. You could probably sell your place, replace it with more here, and have cash in the bank.

Dave, That is what we are "attempting" to do. I was "hoping" for a few more years at the dealership, (daughter's first year at Ball State) but, say la vie'

gee whiz BP, you's want US as renters? <G> unless you'll give me the same deal my Dad does to his renters!! BOSEG

Jim

52 Ragtop
03-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Bondo's been looking for a pair of these weights for as long as I can recall! I'm sure you could fab some if you could find a car that has them to copy.

Bob, That's what I need, something to copy. I have the "facilities" available, and could duplicate it, hopefully at "minimal" cost. But, I need one to copy!

Come to Oklahoma, Jim. Lower cost of living, property costs, etc. You could probably sell your place, replace it with more here, and have cash in the bank.

Dave, That is what we are "attempting" to do. I was "hoping" for a few more years at the dealership, (daughter's first year at Ball State) but, say la vie'

gee whiz BP, you's want US as renters? <G> unless you'll give me the same deal my Dad does to his renters!! BOSEG

Jim