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52-fan
06-24-2008, 08:18 PM
I don't know if anybody else really cares, but I got the Daytona a little closer to drivable yesterday. Dick (Studedick) signed up a new member at our table at the MOTAA car show a few weeks ago and this fellow runs a tire store. I had been waiting for two months for the tires I ordered to come in to a local store and was tired of the wait. I went down to North Little Rock and they fixed me up with a set of good used tires at a really good price. Not exactly what I wanted, but they have good tread and I won't be going to any shows for a while. Anyway here they are.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Daytonatires6-23-08004.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Daytonatires6-23-08003.jpg
The may pops with the wheels that came on the car.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Daytonatires6-23-08006.jpg
New tires and wheels.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Daytonatires6-23-08007.jpg
I even washed the car, but even Lark shine won't help much.[:I]


http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

52-fan
06-24-2008, 08:20 PM
Whoops, I meant to put this in general topics, not technical talk, but I'm not going to redo it.[:0][:I][:I]

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

bams50
06-24-2008, 09:29 PM
Thanks- I like all the pictures I can get of Larks!! Don't be afeered to post more[8D] How about inside, and under the hood- condition unimportant:D

Those wheels look to be early Mustang or Torino. They may be worth something to the Ford guys!



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!"

ClaymoreWW
06-24-2008, 09:36 PM
yeah, they almost look like one of the shelby styles...

--george

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

52-fan
06-24-2008, 09:43 PM
The condition of the car would have to be unimportant to want to see the inside. The interior is toast. JDP gave me a fantastic deal on covers for my buckets and I have new kick panels and a set of door panels and rear panels for after the floor is repaired. I will still need to get a rear seat cover, windlace, and lots more. Under the hood is a little better, but needs lots of help. I do have the brakes redone and when I figure out why the clutch has stopped working, I will be able to drive around a little.
Regarding the old wheels, all I know is that they are Kelsey wheels of some sort. I guess they wouldn't look too bad with trim rings and center caps, but they are not my cup of tea.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

StudeRich
06-25-2008, 02:34 AM
Those Red wheels look great! That's a major improvement over those ugly spoked ones! [^]

The new wheels look like they are from a Chrysler product, I recognize those long thin slots in them. They should be a good fit and wider: 5 1/2" or 6" than the stock 4 1/2" original ones! [^]
Only problem will be, you have to use wheel covers, as the hub caps won't fit.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

bams50
06-25-2008, 04:29 AM
I know it's odd, but I like looking at raggedy old unrestored cars as much as the restored ones. Yours is nowhere NEAR raggedy to me!

Maybe I'm the only one, though[:I]



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!"

Ralphie
06-25-2008, 05:12 AM
Those red wheels look REALLY GOOD!

If the hub cap issue becomes important to you after a while, and used wheels takes long to come by, you could for instance order a set of brand new Gennies from Coker. I believe their internet address is www.coker.com

The Gennies are the ones I reckon will fit on my 1953 Starliner project car(going the ol' fashion hot rod kind of way [8D] )
I'll see if I can figure out how to post a picture of the wheels here later today.

jackb
06-25-2008, 07:54 AM
ATTENTION: If anybody in the New England area likes the look of these tires, I have 4 new ones mounted on Chrysler rims with fresh Red paint. Came with my car. Don't want them. Reasonable

Ralphie
06-25-2008, 08:29 AM
Here's a link that hopefully should lead directly to the picture, facts etc of the Gennie wheel:

http://store.coker.com/prod/gennie-wheel.html

Stay young - Live life with ROCK'N ROOOOOOLL!!!

52-fan
06-25-2008, 09:58 AM
Ralphie, the Gennie wheels would be nice, but being a poor boy I got used wheels and cleaned them up myself. If I had the bucks I would get a set of wide whites, but it won't happen for a long time. Right now my energy and money is going into getting the car driveable and then I'll get to the pretty stuff.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

sals54
06-25-2008, 10:23 AM
52 Fan,
As far as the wide whites go... keep your eyes peeled on your local craigslist. I found a set of 6 with 2 of them brand new and the other 4 near new for just a couple hundred dollars. Good luck. The ones you got look pretty cool as they are. Love the red wheels too.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

sals54
06-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Here's the new look for the Daytona Wagonaire. These are some of the other wide whites I got cheap from craigslist. Now the car has a coil and a half cut from the front springs, (actually from a set of springs laying around the barn), and the wide whites just really set it off. Good luck on your search.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/IMG_0985.jpg


sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

Ralphie
06-25-2008, 06:36 PM
52-fan, I did allmost the same as you some time ago. - Fixed up the old wheels that were on my Stude and repainted them. Looked cool, but now I have saved up so I should be able to get some newer ones soon, hopefully.

Regarding those may pops: You wouldn't happen to have close up pictures of them, would you? All four of them there?

Ralphie
06-25-2008, 06:39 PM
By the way,that's one cool piece of Wagonaire, Sal!

Stay young - Live life with ROCK'N ROOOOOOLL!!!

52-fan
06-25-2008, 07:27 PM
Ralphie, I have some old pictures somewhere, but I'll take some new shots and post them here. I do have a full set of the wheels and they are actually in very good shape. A little paint and polish and they would look good, but I don't care for that look. I'm thinking something more like this.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/S4010001-2.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Ralphie
06-25-2008, 07:37 PM
ROCK & ROLL, MAN!!! That looks like a fine plan! :-)
I love Scallops!

I'll be looking back later for those pic's then.

52-fan
06-25-2008, 08:02 PM
I am also thinking that I may louver the hood. I have a spare hood so I could have it both ways. It may never happen, but little by little I am getting it closer. :D
I will most likely remove the bumper guards and wing pieces and maybe the whole front bumper. All of this could, of course, be replaced if I wanted.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

rusty65
06-25-2008, 09:26 PM
Those wheels that the 'maypops' are on dont look too shabby to me.They could be 'do-fers'until I get some mags(at least a few years off,after the bodywork).Please post pics later...

52-fan
06-26-2008, 06:42 PM
I cleaned the dirt off the wheels this afternoon and took some pictures.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/OldDaytonawheels6-26-08003.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/OldDaytonawheels6-26-08001.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/OldDaytonawheels6-26-08004.jpg
The backs need more scrubbing. Obviously, they have steel rims and aluminum centers.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/OldDaytonawheels6-26-08008.jpg
I guess this is the date of manufacture?
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/OldDaytonawheels6-26-08006.jpg
I hope you can make out the letters and numbers. Does anyone recognize these wheels? I may post just a picture of the wheels so someone may identify them.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Andy R.
06-27-2008, 12:13 AM
K.H.= Kelsey Hayes. It looks very close to the "Mag Star" design, though the slots appear lightly narrower, with less offset.
Here are Mag Stars on a Shelby:
http://www.mustangdreams.com/Shelby-Cobra-GT-350.htm

While you're there, note a familiar item under the hood?

Andy
62 GT
http://a6.vox.com/6a00cdf7ec2443094f00e398c6501e0004-pi

52-fan
06-27-2008, 10:25 AM
You're right, they look a lot like the Shelbys except they don't have chromed rims. Those are the closest I have seen so far. My wheels appear to have been intended for trim rings.
And yes, Shelby knew how to get extra power by using a Paxton too.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

rusty65
06-28-2008, 05:06 AM
Hmmmm.....wonder if they could be used on a disc brake car....

52-fan
06-28-2008, 07:43 AM
At least one of our members has a Turner disc set on his Hawk. I suppose I could take a wheel to our next meeting and do some checking. Would there be any other way to tell?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Ralphie
07-01-2008, 08:35 AM
52-fan, were about in the States are you situated? I have some connections in CA, for instance.
I don't know at the moment, but I may be interested in those wheels. I can't quite get them out of my head... :-)

52-fan
07-01-2008, 10:09 AM
I'm in Arkansas. We might make a connection with someone going to Lancaster.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Ralphie
07-03-2008, 03:39 PM
I'll contact you through mail/ through your profile here.