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05-05-2008, 01:07 AM
Hello SDC members! I am pleased to be included in the club as a new owner and hopefully,(really soon) a driver[:I]!
This is my first classic car. What unbelievable good fortune that allowed it to be a Studebaker! (Thanks a million Chris!)
I am following in my boyfriend, Wolfie's footsteps and am grateful to him that he has led me to meeting a really wonderful group of people in the SDC!

Can't wait to drive my V-8!

Anne F. Goodman
05-05-2008, 01:12 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of Studebakers it soon becomes an addiction. But its a very healthy addiction.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State

05-05-2008, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the words of wisdom. Though i doubt she will ever be as famous as Gus (whom I adore btw) her name is Stude-a-lu:)!

Can't wait to drive my V-8!

05-05-2008, 02:56 AM
Welcome Tracy! :) A 1963 Lark 8 Regal 4 dr. is a good start into being a Studebaker Driver! We are glad to have you with us and hope you can enjoy improving that Lark to make it a good safe driver! [^]

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Chris Pile
05-05-2008, 12:30 PM
Welcome to the Studebaker circus.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

05-05-2008, 12:47 PM
Welcome aboard! You'll have lots of fun with that car. :)

'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>

05-05-2008, 01:06 PM
Welcome to our world, Tracy!;):D

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

05-05-2008, 02:22 PM
Tracy, it was nice meeting you and Steve at the GA meet in Albany last month. Good luck on the Lark. You'll love it. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

05-05-2008, 06:11 PM
Nice to see another lark for door in the forum! I love driving mine! Best of luck getting her on the road!

1963 Lark Custom, 259 V8, TT, 4 doors, 2 tone paint. Driven often, always noticed. Man I love this car!!

05-05-2008, 06:29 PM
Good to see another one being brought back to life.One of the first things to do is replace the rubber and steel brake lines,wheel cylinders and any other questionable brake parts.You want to make sure it can stop before you drive it. You can get the shop and parts/body manuals on cd-rom from Studebaker International and check out the tech articles on the club websites to help guide your efforts to getting her back on the road. :D

63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

Lenny R2
05-05-2008, 10:48 PM
Welcome to the group Tracy.I am sure you will get plenty of
help from the group.If you live near Atlanta you can join
the North Georgia SDC.Good luck with your car.

Atlanta Ga.

05-07-2008, 06:29 PM
Good luck with everything. I look forward to seeing your progress. Looks like it did not take Steve long to get the hood open. Has he got it to fire up yet? Chris

05-07-2008, 07:38 PM
Hi Chris,I tried to send you a direct link to the video but it wouldnt go through.I got it fired Mon after work,you can see the video in the post ITS ALIVE! here.Actually got the hood up on the return trip.I was spraying it with 4 in 1 oil everytime we stopped on the way back.I have the fuel pump apart now and am waiting for the kit to build it and the carb and a few seals I am replacing then on to the brakes.Tracy is sanding and converting the rust in the evenings and the guy that does my upholstery work is waiting on her to decide what color/material she wants so he can start the seats(Waiting to see what color door panels are still available for a descision there).Anyway it is progressing and should move along fairly quickly considering the scope of work to be done.It will never be a show car but will be a pretty nice driver when we finish.Hope to have it sealed in the next week or so and I will post more pics.Thanks again and good luck,Steve

05-08-2008, 01:19 AM
Welcome Tracy. You both sound like a great one-two punch to get "Stude-a-lu" up and running. I get down to the Charlotte area alot and there are sure still parts to be had around NC and SC in great shape.
Steve should have explained your first picture shouldn't have been a "trailer queen" shot, though...it's supposed to be a driver! At least he has you on a pedestal, even if it has a dual axle. :)


05-08-2008, 02:12 PM
Well done![^] I'm always glad to see another Studebaker back on the road. Especially of my favourite vintage of Larks; '62 &'63!:D[8D]

By the by, welcome to the Asyl... um, madn... um, ah, club, Yeah, that's it, welcome to the ah, club.[:o)] Seriously, you'll never find a more helpful and kind group of classic car buffs. They've certainly saved my backside numerous times.


Oh, door panels... You are checking with SASCO in South Bend, right? They have door panels, original Studebaker door panels, for your car. They might even have the seat covers as well.

Studebaker Autoparts Sales Corp. 1-800-722-4295

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

05-08-2008, 06:04 PM
Nice looking project! Hope to see more when the progress starts and welcome to the board!:D

1947 Studebaker M-5
1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser
1961 Studebaker Lark 4-dr. Sedan

05-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Hello to all,
I wanted to thank each of you for the wonderful welcome I have recieved here. I also wanted to respond to a few comments/question from some of you.
We actually live about 2 hours north of Atlanta GA.,1 hour south of Asheville, N.C.and 2hrs south of Tn. I am sure we would [u]love to visit the North Georgia SDC</u>. I don't know if we can join since we live in S.C.? Is there a limit on how many we can join or restrictions on where we join?
I believe we are in the Palmetto Chapter area. If anyone has contact info for them we would love to have it.
I will be contacting SASCO tommorow about availability of door panel sets. Then I must choose a corresponding paint color pretty fast as she is already halfway to sealer!
The "trailer Queen" shot was taken by Steve at a rest stop on our way home(somewhere along I-40). That'probably the only time you will see either of us up that high off the ground LOL:D

Can't wait to drive my V-8!
'63 Lark

05-08-2008, 08:54 PM
quote:Is there a limit on how many we can join or restrictions on where we join?

Nope, not at all!
The North GA chapter is a great bunch, I'm sure they'd love to have y'all as members. [^]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

05-08-2008, 10:40 PM
You two are moving fast on that car..almost to sealer..great! Tracy, you may be "riding high" at least one more time when Stude-a-lu gets the new paint job and it fires up for the first time after it's road ready..I remember my smile last summer, it hurt my jaw eventually that night! Make sure you send progress pics. Good luck.

05-09-2008, 10:28 PM
It's great to hear you got it fired up, Steve. I could not find the video though. Talk to yall later