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61LaRk4dr
03-09-2008, 06:25 PM
Hello,

Well it seems that winter might be close to being over (as far as the snow is concerned). I have gone back to working on my 1961 Lark and have a few new pictures to share. Since that last time I posted pictures of the vehicle this is what has been done:

Installation of:

Windshield washer kit (black bottle type)
Carpet
Interior reupolstered (door panels, seat, headliner, etc.)
Rear speaker kit
Tissue box (1962 version) (looking for 1961 version:D)
Backup light kit
Factory correct tail light lenses (driver quality pair and show pair)
Glove box light kit
Safety rear door lock kit (child locks)
Reel type antenna

I believe that is the bulk of it. As you can see most of it is just small parts. But I am trying to find as many of the 1961 factory options for this rig as possible.

Most of the big time mechanical restoration will happen when it gets warmer out and I will be sure to keep you guys posted.

Pictures:

http://images.filecloud.com/687637/IMG_1282.JPG
http://images.filecloud.com/687638/IMG_1283.JPG
http://images.filecloud.com/687641/IMG_1305.JPG
http://images.filecloud.com/687642/IMG_1306.JPG
http://images.filecloud.com/687636/IMG_1280.JPG

Randy_G
03-09-2008, 06:31 PM
I wished my interior was as nice as yours. You are well on your way to very nice Lark. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg

Randy_G
03-09-2008, 06:31 PM
I wished my interior was as nice as yours. You are well on your way to very nice Lark. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 06:39 PM
Pretty car. I even like the "patina" on the hood. I'd be tempted NOT to paint it. Original is cool! [:p]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 06:39 PM
Pretty car. I even like the "patina" on the hood. I'd be tempted NOT to paint it. Original is cool! [:p]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

StudHawk60
03-09-2008, 06:42 PM
Do all '61 trunk lids have that raised center section? I've never noticed that before.[:I]

StudHawk60
03-09-2008, 06:42 PM
Do all '61 trunk lids have that raised center section? I've never noticed that before.[:I]

61LaRk4dr
03-09-2008, 07:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudHawk60

Do all '61 trunk lids have that raised center section? I've never noticed that before.[:I]


I believe all of the 1961 lark models do.

61LaRk4dr
03-09-2008, 07:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudHawk60

Do all '61 trunk lids have that raised center section? I've never noticed that before.[:I]


I believe all of the 1961 lark models do.

lstude
03-09-2008, 07:08 PM
Nice car. So many people put down 61 Larks, but I still like them even if the beltline molding doesn't follow the fender contour![:0]:)

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

lstude
03-09-2008, 07:08 PM
Nice car. So many people put down 61 Larks, but I still like them even if the beltline molding doesn't follow the fender contour![:0]:)

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

63t-cab
03-09-2008, 08:25 PM
That 61 is sweet!

Joseph R. Zeiger

63t-cab
03-09-2008, 08:25 PM
That 61 is sweet!

Joseph R. Zeiger

ChampTrucking
03-10-2008, 06:17 AM
I LIKE THAT!!!!!!

ChampTrucking
03-10-2008, 06:17 AM
I LIKE THAT!!!!!!

studeski
03-10-2008, 09:07 AM
Boy, great car! I think I'd lose the front bumper guards!

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
http://www.studeski.com
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
[img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
"One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
much in fashion anymore."

studeski
03-10-2008, 09:07 AM
Boy, great car! I think I'd lose the front bumper guards!

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
http://www.studeski.com
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
[img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
"One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
much in fashion anymore."

Roscomacaw
03-10-2008, 01:03 PM
I agree with Ski. Take those bumper guards off the front and mount them on the rear - right under each of those rare TL lenses![:0][}:)]:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

Roscomacaw
03-10-2008, 01:03 PM
I agree with Ski. Take those bumper guards off the front and mount them on the rear - right under each of those rare TL lenses![:0][}:)]:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

61LaRk4dr
03-10-2008, 02:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I agree with Ski. Take those bumper guards off the front and mount them on the rear - right under each of those rare TL lenses![:0][}:)]:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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




Hey, that is how I found it:D The guy who owned it before me must of wanted to push cars with them guards:D. Anyway, I had a rear set for that car too that I ended up selling when I replaced the rear bumper with the one currently on it. The parts book states that the rear bumper is supposed to be for a wagon but I like the guard around the license plate area. Plus it allows me to place a vanity plate in the area on the rear part of the car.

61LaRk4dr
03-10-2008, 02:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I agree with Ski. Take those bumper guards off the front and mount them on the rear - right under each of those rare TL lenses![:0][}:)]:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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




Hey, that is how I found it:D The guy who owned it before me must of wanted to push cars with them guards:D. Anyway, I had a rear set for that car too that I ended up selling when I replaced the rear bumper with the one currently on it. The parts book states that the rear bumper is supposed to be for a wagon but I like the guard around the license plate area. Plus it allows me to place a vanity plate in the area on the rear part of the car.

52hawk
03-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Nice car!!!!!

Oglesby,Il
61Hawk "Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

52hawk
03-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Nice car!!!!!

Oglesby,Il
61Hawk "Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

StudeRich
03-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Looks like a nice clean '61, I would just remount the front guards where they belong, on the inboard bolt holes and they will look fine![:0][^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Looks like a nice clean '61, I would just remount the front guards where they belong, on the inboard bolt holes and they will look fine![:0][^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

lstude
03-10-2008, 07:06 PM
According to the 61 brochure, the bumper guards are mounted on the outboard bolt holes.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/61Larkbrochureaccessories2.jpg

There are no bumper guards on the rear bumper though.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

lstude
03-10-2008, 07:06 PM
According to the 61 brochure, the bumper guards are mounted on the outboard bolt holes.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/61Larkbrochureaccessories2.jpg

There are no bumper guards on the rear bumper though.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

Randy_G
03-10-2008, 09:21 PM
According to the text in the picture posted it says "beautiful protection fore(front) and aft(rear)!" I could be wrong but I'm sure there is navy man around to correct me if I'm wrong.

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg

Randy_G
03-10-2008, 09:21 PM
According to the text in the picture posted it says "beautiful protection fore(front) and aft(rear)!" I could be wrong but I'm sure there is navy man around to correct me if I'm wrong.

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg

lstude
03-11-2008, 03:28 AM
quote:According to the text in the picture posted it says "beautiful protection fore(front) and aft(rear)!" I could be wrong but I'm sure there is navy man around to correct me if I'm wrong.

Randy_G

I should have clarified myself better. What I meant was these license plate surround bumper guards. These were only used on station wagons.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/61Lark4doorrear.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

lstude
03-11-2008, 03:28 AM
quote:According to the text in the picture posted it says "beautiful protection fore(front) and aft(rear)!" I could be wrong but I'm sure there is navy man around to correct me if I'm wrong.

Randy_G

I should have clarified myself better. What I meant was these license plate surround bumper guards. These were only used on station wagons.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/61Lark4doorrear.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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