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DWard
05-02-2008, 12:46 PM
Does anyone know much about the swap meet tomorrow in South Bend? Will there be very many cars at the fair grouds to see. I wanted to bring some family up to see some Studes---of course we will go to the museum, but I was hoping there would be some good Stude outside as well. As always---Thanks Dan

52hawk
05-02-2008, 02:52 PM
I'd estimate you'll see about 100 Studebakers there.Most being driven![and shown] concours is on Saturday,but most of the show field wil be there Friday. ENJOY!!!

Oglesby,Il. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j273/52hawk/100_0824-1-2.jpg
"Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

bob40
05-02-2008, 08:04 PM
Having a great time.The socializing is the best part.
Sales(speaking for myself)have been good.
From what I heard it's been brisk business for a lot of vendors

Brian...I have your transmission in my truck.A ransom note will
be sent when I get back home.

ClaymoreWW
05-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Here are some pics I snapped at South Bend on Friday. I took my sons and met up with my dad. We had a great time shopping for parts :) Seventeen total pics at the link:

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/gallery/main.php/d/700-2/2008-SB-08.jpg

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/gallery/main.php/d/727-2/2008-SB-17.jpg

Don't forget to view them in LARGE size!

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/gallery/main.php/v/SB2008/

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

41 Frank
05-02-2008, 08:39 PM
We had some good sales this morning for about the first hour but it kind of died down after that.Met Claude (studeski) and Carl Purdy, screen name escapes me. Had my forum button on but other than visiting with Joe Bacon and wife Nancy have not seen any other Forum members.Jeff T. I have your transmission and bellhousing.

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

tbredehoft
05-02-2008, 08:44 PM
An example of what can be done at a Studebaker swap meet.

I encountered (I'm bad at names, the exhaust guy from Canada) and asked him for a single exhaust system for my 55 President. It seems that everyone wants duals, but my rear valence only has one cut out and besides, I'm a CASO. He doesn't make the cross-over or Y pipes. He suggested I ask at SASCO if they had them. Wonder of wonders they did. I took them back to see if he could make the rest of the system for me. Not only would he make a set He volunteered to take my Y pipe home with him and fix a weld that looked shaky and make sure the whole system fit together.

Had a grand time, my brand x station wagon is full, and now sports a license plate saying "My other car is a Studebaker".

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars4.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction) 197 hrs.
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

bams50
05-02-2008, 08:47 PM
Thanks for the pictures George! I would have loved to be there... maybe next year[8D]

The more pictures, the better!!



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

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

STEWDI
05-02-2008, 08:54 PM
Tom, that was Don Simmons of Silvertone Exhaust. Yup, he's a good guy!
Our son, who grew up attending SDC events every summer, told me that if he was ever to be marooned on an island with someone else, Don would be his choice.

Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon

tbredehoft
05-02-2008, 09:49 PM
Thanks, Roger, I spent too many years running machines, lost the 'name recall' facility.

I was able to find everything I looked for, a good painted bumper, a dash knob, pair of exhaust manifolds, a turn signal lever. All used but perfectly serviceable.

Spent some value time with family, too.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars4.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction) 197 hrs.
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

58PackardWagon
05-02-2008, 10:36 PM
I had to close up the month end financials at work otherwise I would be there. It is KILLING ME !!!!!!!!!!!!! I missed out on a ton of 58 Packard parts. Never fails, if I would of went there would of been no 58 Packard parts....I miss and someone shows up with a trailer full. I understand that the trailer full was sold this morning. Can someone please post pics of the 58 Packard Wagon that is for sale? I understand that it is rusty and that the price is high, but I would love to see pics.

58 Packard Wgn (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wgn (Park Green)
58 Packard Sdn (Shadowtone Red)
62 Daytona (White)
63 R2 Lark (Super Red)

bob40
05-03-2008, 05:18 AM
It sure was a good idea to make up both the Truck Farmers and Forum I.D.buttons.
Yesterday while talking to the folks in the swap spaces next to me the fellow
looked at the badges I was wearing and introduced himself as Diesel Jim.
They really do help put a face to a name and are a great introduction tool.
I hope to get to the fairgrounds today and look around.So far I've held off
buying anything.Murphy's Law usually happens when I'm looking for stuff.If I go
to the fairgrounds that will be the time a trailer load of CE parts will show up
at SASCO...lol
Last note...More vendors(and customers)than last year.Imagine many were only going
to make the trip once and opted for the International.

ClaymoreWW
05-03-2008, 07:46 AM
quote:Can someone please post pics of the 58 Packard Wagon that is for sale? I understand that it is rusty and that the price is high, but I would love to see pics.

I have two posted within my album:

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/gallery/main.php/v/SB2008/

I have no idea what the price was (I didn't look that closely).

--george



1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

studee64
05-03-2008, 08:11 AM
CLAYMORE WW..

Thanks for the pictures!!!

First time for a long time I didnt get down due to a little medical problem...

Keep 'em comin'..



Barry Leppan
Burlington, Ont. Canada
64 Daytona HT 5-spd
64 GT Hawk R-1/AC/Powershift

Avantidon
05-03-2008, 09:24 AM
George Thanks for the pictures. This is a busy time of year for me so trip in the cards to SB but enjoy seeing the action. Thanks for sharing.

58PackardWagon
05-03-2008, 11:03 AM
George thank you very much. The 58 Packard Wagon looks like it has a lot of rust. Take care

58 Packard Wgn (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wgn (Park Green)
58 Packard Sdn (Shadowtone Red)
62 Daytona (White)
63 R2 Lark (Super Red)

barnlark
05-03-2008, 11:18 AM
Quote;
"Tom, that was Don Simmons of Silvertone Exhaust. Yup, he's a good guy!
Our son, who grew up attending SDC events every summer, told me that if he was ever to be marooned on an island with someone else, Don would be his choice."

I'll second the kudos..have had two stainless exhausts made by Don and he is one great guy with whom to deal. He also had a great connection the last time I reupholstered a '60 black vinyl interior and needed the original grain black vinyl. My exhaust sounds great; nice Stude rumble, which is what it is all about. Never met him in person and had to miss this year's meet. How was the weather..poured here?

Thanks for the pics, guys. As Bams said.....please, MORE!

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0087-1.jpg

Lark Parker
05-04-2008, 12:51 PM
Don Simmons provided my 39 President with a high flow muffler that looks and sounds stock. A piece of work that pleased both of us.

I was able to spend time at the South Bend swap on Friday and bought some new front springs from Jim Pepper. They are supposed to provide handling without loss of ride. They look impressive. I probably wouldn't have bought them if Pepper hadn't been the guy vouching for them. The heavy duty ones I bought years ago from soneone else must have been designed for a 6 by. Terrible. I should have replaced them a long time ago and Pepper's springs looked like just the ticket.

A few people provided some positive comments on the stainless resto series and the Newport Hill Climb story in last month's TW. That was nice to get face-to-face feedback.
They must have recognized me from my forum signature picture.

Twas a good trip.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker
If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

Mark57
05-04-2008, 12:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by ClaymoreWW

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/gallery/main.php/d/727-2/2008-SB-17.jpg



A pefect photo! :D[:p];) Thanks George. [8D]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0100A.jpg