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tstclr
03-08-2008, 11:15 AM
selling by yours truly on Ebay. Here's the links:
Lark Standard:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270218046808&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=017
Lark Rural Route:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270218048551&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=017

Thanks
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/larkavitar.jpg

bams50
03-08-2008, 11:44 AM
Pretty cool, Todd! Being a mail carrier I'd love to have the Rural Route one. Just can't pay 24.99 for one brochure:(

I will be watching, though!

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, 11:44 AM
Pretty cool, Todd! Being a mail carrier I'd love to have the Rural Route one. Just can't pay 24.99 for one brochure:(

I will be watching, though!

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!"

Guido
03-08-2008, 12:09 PM
BAMS,

Frank Drumheller ended up with a 1963 Rural Router that was owned by the father of one of my high school classmates. Mr. Napier used it to deliver mail until it was swamped in Hurricane Camille in '69. Sam Miller then acquired it and later sold it to Frank. I believe it then passed to Dale Early who sold it on e-Bay several years ago.

Gary

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.

Guido
03-08-2008, 12:09 PM
BAMS,

Frank Drumheller ended up with a 1963 Rural Router that was owned by the father of one of my high school classmates. Mr. Napier used it to deliver mail until it was swamped in Hurricane Camille in '69. Sam Miller then acquired it and later sold it to Frank. I believe it then passed to Dale Early who sold it on e-Bay several years ago.

Gary

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, 12:35 PM
Stephen Cade had a rural router, maybe 5 years ago. I don't know where it went, or who he sold it to.

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

mbstude
03-08-2008, 12:35 PM
Stephen Cade had a rural router, maybe 5 years ago. I don't know where it went, or who he sold it to.

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

lstude
03-08-2008, 01:35 PM
I have the 63 rural route Lark brochure and I noticed that the windshield wipers are opposite to the left hand drive Larks. Did Studebaker change the windshield wipers on right hand drive cars or did they just flop the photo?

The grille emblem and the letters on the license plate are correct.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/63RuralRouteLarkbrochurepage2sm.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-08-2008, 01:35 PM
I have the 63 rural route Lark brochure and I noticed that the windshield wipers are opposite to the left hand drive Larks. Did Studebaker change the windshield wipers on right hand drive cars or did they just flop the photo?

The grille emblem and the letters on the license plate are correct.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/63RuralRouteLarkbrochurepage2sm.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

BobPalma
03-08-2008, 02:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I have the 63 rural route Lark brochure and I noticed that the windshield wipers are opposite to the left hand drive Larks. Did Studebaker change the windshield wipers on right hand drive cars or did they just flop the photo?

The grille emblem and the letters on the license plate are correct.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/63RuralRouteLarkbrochurepage2sm.jpg

Leonard Shepherd


:( Phooey, Leonard! You just ruined a good Pop Quiz! :D

You are right: Through the years, Studebaker did, in fact, create some -but not all- Rural-Router brochures by simply flipping negatives to make the cars look like right-hand drive. But, as you observe, this sleight-of-photo-lab-hand became easier to detect with the advent of parallel-action wipers in 1963. Yes, they did change wiper positions in the cowl for RHD Rural Routers, and this car appears to be an actual photo of a "real" Rural-Router for that reason.

But it pays to look closely - some [photos] aren't![:0] [8D]BP

BobPalma
03-08-2008, 02:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I have the 63 rural route Lark brochure and I noticed that the windshield wipers are opposite to the left hand drive Larks. Did Studebaker change the windshield wipers on right hand drive cars or did they just flop the photo?

The grille emblem and the letters on the license plate are correct.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/63RuralRouteLarkbrochurepage2sm.jpg

Leonard Shepherd


:( Phooey, Leonard! You just ruined a good Pop Quiz! :D

You are right: Through the years, Studebaker did, in fact, create some -but not all- Rural-Router brochures by simply flipping negatives to make the cars look like right-hand drive. But, as you observe, this sleight-of-photo-lab-hand became easier to detect with the advent of parallel-action wipers in 1963. Yes, they did change wiper positions in the cowl for RHD Rural Routers, and this car appears to be an actual photo of a "real" Rural-Router for that reason.

But it pays to look closely - some [photos] aren't![:0] [8D]BP

bams50
03-08-2008, 02:22 PM
HOLY COW would I love to have one today for actual delivery! Not practical for regular use, but would be fun to do for a........

Lark...............[:o)]

I'm looking for a Zip Van for the same reason; As a carrier it would be the perfect cross-promotion for the USPS and mostly, Studebakers! I could get national exposure for Studebakers, and have a blast doing it[^]

Someday I'll find one for me....

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, 02:22 PM
HOLY COW would I love to have one today for actual delivery! Not practical for regular use, but would be fun to do for a........

Lark...............[:o)]

I'm looking for a Zip Van for the same reason; As a carrier it would be the perfect cross-promotion for the USPS and mostly, Studebakers! I could get national exposure for Studebakers, and have a blast doing it[^]

Someday I'll find one for me....

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!"

tstclr
03-08-2008, 02:50 PM
Bams, you don't have to pay $24.99. Bidding starts at $9.99 with no reserve!
Todd

tstclr
03-08-2008, 02:50 PM
Bams, you don't have to pay $24.99. Bidding starts at $9.99 with no reserve!
Todd

avantilover
03-08-2008, 03:03 PM
The Lark Standard Brochure is now mine as I hoped the Rural Router one would be - alas - no buy it now, but I put a bid and will await the outcome.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
03-08-2008, 03:03 PM
The Lark Standard Brochure is now mine as I hoped the Rural Router one would be - alas - no buy it now, but I put a bid and will await the outcome.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

bams50
03-08-2008, 08:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude



Cat's outta the bag, Jeff! [:o)]



?????

I didn't do it... it was discussed here when it sold to Jeff from eBay, and has popped up a few other times. And I have seen reference in Jeff's sig. line to the "Mysterious project Z".

Only cat in the bag is his plans for it!

Maybe he'll tire of it and sell it to me;)

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, 08:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude



Cat's outta the bag, Jeff! [:o)]



?????

I didn't do it... it was discussed here when it sold to Jeff from eBay, and has popped up a few other times. And I have seen reference in Jeff's sig. line to the "Mysterious project Z".

Only cat in the bag is his plans for it!

Maybe he'll tire of it and sell it to me;)

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!"

BobPalma
03-08-2008, 08:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
I'm looking for a Zip Van for the same reason; As a carrier it would be the perfect cross-promotion for the USPS and mostly, Studebakers! I could get national exposure for Studebakers, and have a blast doing it[^]

Someday I'll find one for me....

Robert (Bob) Andrews


:D And, Bob, when you DO find one [a ZIP van], try to get a second one for the United States Postal Museum in Washington DC.

Not only do they not have a ZIP van in there, I went through the whole museum a couple years ago specifically looking for any reference to Studebaker's ZIP van from that era. None, Nada, Zilch! :(

A travesty. :DBP

BobPalma
03-08-2008, 08:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
I'm looking for a Zip Van for the same reason; As a carrier it would be the perfect cross-promotion for the USPS and mostly, Studebakers! I could get national exposure for Studebakers, and have a blast doing it[^]

Someday I'll find one for me....

Robert (Bob) Andrews


:D And, Bob, when you DO find one [a ZIP van], try to get a second one for the United States Postal Museum in Washington DC.

Not only do they not have a ZIP van in there, I went through the whole museum a couple years ago specifically looking for any reference to Studebaker's ZIP van from that era. None, Nada, Zilch! :(

A travesty. :DBP

Bill Pressler
03-08-2008, 08:16 PM
Boy, I agree Bob, the Postal Museum needs to have a Zip Van! My Dad worked at our post office (Greenville, PA), and I absolutely remember them having Zip Vans when I was a kid. This was a small-town post office that also serviced the rural areas for several miles outside of town in all directions.

As a side story, the Post Office there is a large, pillared, beautiful building that echoes inside when you talk, but now they want to move out of the building and build a new, smaller one in another part of town. I'm sad about that.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Post-Office-Greenville-PA_W0QQitemZ290079702368QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20232QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksid Zp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

Bill Pressler
03-08-2008, 08:16 PM
Boy, I agree Bob, the Postal Museum needs to have a Zip Van! My Dad worked at our post office (Greenville, PA), and I absolutely remember them having Zip Vans when I was a kid. This was a small-town post office that also serviced the rural areas for several miles outside of town in all directions.

As a side story, the Post Office there is a large, pillared, beautiful building that echoes inside when you talk, but now they want to move out of the building and build a new, smaller one in another part of town. I'm sad about that.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Post-Office-Greenville-PA_W0QQitemZ290079702368QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20232QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksid Zp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

bams50
03-08-2008, 08:24 PM
Actually, I'd like to do that- use it a few times, promote Studes and the Postal Service wherever possible, and then send it to the Museum.

I wanted the one Jeff Rice has, but missed having the funds for it by a week:(

So if any of you locate one that's restorable and NOT cut up and customized, hook me up!!

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, 08:24 PM
Actually, I'd like to do that- use it a few times, promote Studes and the Postal Service wherever possible, and then send it to the Museum.

I wanted the one Jeff Rice has, but missed having the funds for it by a week:(

So if any of you locate one that's restorable and NOT cut up and customized, hook me up!!

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, 08:35 PM
quote:I wanted the one Jeff Rice has

Cat's outta the bag, Jeff! [:o)]

There's a nice Zip Van in the SNM. It was restored by my chapter when I was 6-7 years old, after sitting in my granddad's boneyard for many years.

http://www.georgiastudebaker.com/zip1.htm

A couple things about 'em...

They had HD, first gear start, water cooled Flight-O-Matic trannies. They had a LOW gear rear end with TT. The rear door is all wood. You do major engine work by lifting the body up, and the engine is on a subframe. They are slow. And yes, you can drive them standing up! :D

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

mbstude
03-08-2008, 08:35 PM
quote:I wanted the one Jeff Rice has

Cat's outta the bag, Jeff! [:o)]

There's a nice Zip Van in the SNM. It was restored by my chapter when I was 6-7 years old, after sitting in my granddad's boneyard for many years.

http://www.georgiastudebaker.com/zip1.htm

A couple things about 'em...

They had HD, first gear start, water cooled Flight-O-Matic trannies. They had a LOW gear rear end with TT. The rear door is all wood. You do major engine work by lifting the body up, and the engine is on a subframe. They are slow. And yes, you can drive them standing up! :D

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

avantilover
03-09-2008, 12:38 AM
If I recall correctly Matthew, only the body is restored, the mechanicals were not touched. In any case it's good that they have one.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
03-09-2008, 12:38 AM
If I recall correctly Matthew, only the body is restored, the mechanicals were not touched. In any case it's good that they have one.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

mbstude
03-09-2008, 09:36 AM
quote:If I recall correctly Matthew, only the body is restored, the mechanicals were not touched. In any case it's good that they have one.


That is correct John. Our chapter didn't do any mechanical restoration at all, just cosmetic, as the SNM didn't require that it ran. :)

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

mbstude
03-09-2008, 09:36 AM
quote:If I recall correctly Matthew, only the body is restored, the mechanicals were not touched. In any case it's good that they have one.


That is correct John. Our chapter didn't do any mechanical restoration at all, just cosmetic, as the SNM didn't require that it ran. :)

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

Neil
03-09-2008, 12:16 PM
IN THE SUMMER OF 1963 ON OUR FAMILY TRIP TO REHOBETH BEACH DELAWARE,I SAW A 62 LARK,2 DOOR SEDAN WITH RIGHT HAND DRIVE DELIVERING MAIL BELOW DOVER DELAWARE.TO HELP PASS THE TIME ON THE OVER 200 MILE TRIP,I INVENTED THE GAME OF COUNTING STUDEBAKERS SIGHTED ALONG THE TRIP.ANY STUDE SIGHTED ANYWERE COUNTED,ON THE ROAD,IN A FIELD,JUNK YARD,ANY PLACE. THE BEST YEAR WAS 1962,WITH 43 STUDES SIGHTED.THE LAST YEAR WE MADE THE TRIP AS A FAMILY WAS 1966,I STILL MANAGED TO COUNT 7 STUDES,5 IN USE,2 JUNK YARD RUSTERS.HAVENT BEEN TO REHOBETH BEACH FOR SEVERAL YEARS BUT LAST FALL IN SEPT SPENT THE AFTERNOON THERE AN SAW A 60 CONVT, WHITE WITH FLAMES ON IT AND A TURQUOISE AVANTI IN TOWN. MUST HAVE BEEN A MEET SOMEWHERE CLOSE BY. ANYONE KNOW THESE 2 CARS?

Neil
03-09-2008, 12:16 PM
IN THE SUMMER OF 1963 ON OUR FAMILY TRIP TO REHOBETH BEACH DELAWARE,I SAW A 62 LARK,2 DOOR SEDAN WITH RIGHT HAND DRIVE DELIVERING MAIL BELOW DOVER DELAWARE.TO HELP PASS THE TIME ON THE OVER 200 MILE TRIP,I INVENTED THE GAME OF COUNTING STUDEBAKERS SIGHTED ALONG THE TRIP.ANY STUDE SIGHTED ANYWERE COUNTED,ON THE ROAD,IN A FIELD,JUNK YARD,ANY PLACE. THE BEST YEAR WAS 1962,WITH 43 STUDES SIGHTED.THE LAST YEAR WE MADE THE TRIP AS A FAMILY WAS 1966,I STILL MANAGED TO COUNT 7 STUDES,5 IN USE,2 JUNK YARD RUSTERS.HAVENT BEEN TO REHOBETH BEACH FOR SEVERAL YEARS BUT LAST FALL IN SEPT SPENT THE AFTERNOON THERE AN SAW A 60 CONVT, WHITE WITH FLAMES ON IT AND A TURQUOISE AVANTI IN TOWN. MUST HAVE BEEN A MEET SOMEWHERE CLOSE BY. ANYONE KNOW THESE 2 CARS?