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studeclunker
11-10-2006, 05:54 PM
I was drooling, I mean, browsing the Connestoga web page and came across this picture:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54Connestogaback.jpg

I'm curious, what are the silver rings on the rear above the tail lights? Love to have one like it. Love the colour even![:p][^]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

lstude
11-10-2006, 06:14 PM
They must be back up lights.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
11-10-2006, 06:14 PM
They must be back up lights.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

showbizkid
11-10-2006, 07:55 PM
Yeah, those are the accessory B/U lights.


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showbizkid
11-10-2006, 07:55 PM
Yeah, those are the accessory B/U lights.


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studeclunker
11-10-2006, 08:19 PM
Were those available in '54 and '56? I don't care, I want one!:D[:p] Big problem though... I can't afford it.[8] Details, details...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
11-10-2006, 08:19 PM
Were those available in '54 and '56? I don't care, I want one!:D[:p] Big problem though... I can't afford it.[8] Details, details...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

Mike Van Veghten
11-10-2006, 08:24 PM
Yes, they are backup lights. And they do work.

I'm not positive yet but they may be comming off...and if they do come off, they will be for sale.

I own this car now. The guy I bought it from owned it during these pictures. These pictures were published on a big Studebaker book. Sorry I don't remember the title. It's currently missing all of the fluff parts! It's the third car down on the picture page of the Conestoga site.

Funny Ron...how come you didn't just ask me what the lights were? It was me that asked you the questions about having one yourself in one of the other posts.

Mike

Mike Van Veghten
11-10-2006, 08:24 PM
Yes, they are backup lights. And they do work.

I'm not positive yet but they may be comming off...and if they do come off, they will be for sale.

I own this car now. The guy I bought it from owned it during these pictures. These pictures were published on a big Studebaker book. Sorry I don't remember the title. It's currently missing all of the fluff parts! It's the third car down on the picture page of the Conestoga site.

Funny Ron...how come you didn't just ask me what the lights were? It was me that asked you the questions about having one yourself in one of the other posts.

Mike

mbstude
11-10-2006, 08:35 PM
I agree, those '54 Wagons (the '56's are my favorite wagons; although I love the '57's too StudeDave. ;))

Here's Dr. Cade's '54 Commander Conestoga. It was restored quite some time ago. Photo by Rick Courtier.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/cades_54.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-10-2006, 08:35 PM
I agree, those '54 Wagons (the '56's are my favorite wagons; although I love the '57's too StudeDave. ;))

Here's Dr. Cade's '54 Commander Conestoga. It was restored quite some time ago. Photo by Rick Courtier.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/cades_54.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-10-2006, 09:11 PM
quote: I agree, those '54 Wagons (the '56's are my favorite wagons; although I love the '57's too StudeDave.

I have some post cards that show 54 & 56 wagons:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/RockyMountNCSears54Connestoga.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/GoldHouseRestaurant54Studebakerbot.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/CorpusChristiTX56Studewagon.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/55and56Studebakersonstreet.jpg


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lstude
11-10-2006, 09:11 PM
quote: I agree, those '54 Wagons (the '56's are my favorite wagons; although I love the '57's too StudeDave.

I have some post cards that show 54 & 56 wagons:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/RockyMountNCSears54Connestoga.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/GoldHouseRestaurant54Studebakerbot.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/CorpusChristiTX56Studewagon.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/55and56Studebakersonstreet.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-10-2006, 09:16 PM
lstude: Nice! In the last one, I see the '56 Wagon, the '55 Sedan, but is that another Stude just above the wagon's roofline? It's red/white. It also looks like it could be a '57 F*rd.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-10-2006, 09:16 PM
lstude: Nice! In the last one, I see the '56 Wagon, the '55 Sedan, but is that another Stude just above the wagon's roofline? It's red/white. It also looks like it could be a '57 F*rd.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-10-2006, 09:25 PM
Yes, I think that is a 57 (four letter word that we can't use here, but have you ever seen a Scotsman wagon with whitewalls? [?]

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Scotsmanonstreet.jpg


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lstude
11-10-2006, 09:25 PM
Yes, I think that is a 57 (four letter word that we can't use here, but have you ever seen a Scotsman wagon with whitewalls? [?]

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Scotsmanonstreet.jpg


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mbstude
11-10-2006, 09:28 PM
Since it's a Scotsman, I think PortaWalls would seem to better if it. :D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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mbstude
11-10-2006, 09:28 PM
Since it's a Scotsman, I think PortaWalls would seem to better if it. :D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

showbizkid
11-10-2006, 09:28 PM
Probably Port-a-Walls! :D[}:)]


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showbizkid
11-10-2006, 09:28 PM
Probably Port-a-Walls! :D[}:)]


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'63 F2/Lark Standard
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mbstude
11-10-2006, 09:33 PM
Just checked out your blog showbizkid. I'm glad the Lark's coming along. :) It's also great to see Sweet Pea. I haven't seen her in quite sometime! The last time I did it was all the way across the country in Jawjuh or Flariduh. [:o)]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-10-2006, 09:33 PM
Just checked out your blog showbizkid. I'm glad the Lark's coming along. :) It's also great to see Sweet Pea. I haven't seen her in quite sometime! The last time I did it was all the way across the country in Jawjuh or Flariduh. [:o)]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-10-2006, 09:38 PM
quote: Probably Port-a-Walls!

I think I showed this photo before, but if you look closely, you can see the Port-A-Walls just out of the bag on the ground next to the 53 Commander I bought when I was 16
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/My53Studebakerbefore.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-10-2006, 09:38 PM
quote: Probably Port-a-Walls!

I think I showed this photo before, but if you look closely, you can see the Port-A-Walls just out of the bag on the ground next to the 53 Commander I bought when I was 16
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/My53Studebakerbefore.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
11-10-2006, 09:52 PM
<sigh> I wanna time travel and step into that post card that shows JC.Penneys. What a cool era for cars and an uncomplicated world. I see a '60 Chev and maybe a 61 Rambler. Anyone see anything later than that?[:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
11-10-2006, 09:52 PM
<sigh> I wanna time travel and step into that post card that shows JC.Penneys. What a cool era for cars and an uncomplicated world. I see a '60 Chev and maybe a 61 Rambler. Anyone see anything later than that?[:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

lstude
11-10-2006, 10:01 PM
How would you like to be staying at this hotel?
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/DaytonabeachFL56GoldenHawk.jpg


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http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-10-2006, 10:01 PM
How would you like to be staying at this hotel?
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/DaytonabeachFL56GoldenHawk.jpg


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mbstude
11-10-2006, 10:03 PM
Sure! Just as long as my room had a nice view of that '56 Golden Hawk. [:p]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-10-2006, 10:03 PM
Sure! Just as long as my room had a nice view of that '56 Golden Hawk. [:p]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

studegary
11-10-2006, 10:15 PM
I notice that the Hawk has to park on the sand beyond the row of mostly Cadillacs on the pavement/parking lot.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
11-10-2006, 10:15 PM
I notice that the Hawk has to park on the sand beyond the row of mostly Cadillacs on the pavement/parking lot.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studeclunker
11-10-2006, 11:22 PM
I'm getting a bit OD'd on Connies here. Not that that's a bad thing...

There's a hotel identical to your picture along the Salton Sea in Southern Cal., Leonard. Sadly, it's abandoned. The place has gone to wrack and ruin. It's kind of like the Greyhound run that goes from Barstow Ca. to Needles, Bullhead City Nv., and Sedona Az. It follows (roughly) rte 66 (now hwy 40) and portions of 66 that have been abandoned are visible. It's so sad to see these hotels, motels and sometimes entire villages abandoned. I remember some of these places when they were operational. My dad was a Boy Scout Scoutmaster. We spent a lot of weekends on the road. Sometimes we spent a whole month on the road. I remember more than once, just pulling off the road and setting up camp. Try doing that nowdays!

Mike, because that wasn't the subject of the thread. I'd love to have the backup lights if the car is included.:D Of course, that won't work, I'm back to the first problem... No money!:([:I]
Seriously though, why would you take the backup lights off? If they're functional and they look great, why remove them[?]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
11-10-2006, 11:22 PM
I'm getting a bit OD'd on Connies here. Not that that's a bad thing...

There's a hotel identical to your picture along the Salton Sea in Southern Cal., Leonard. Sadly, it's abandoned. The place has gone to wrack and ruin. It's kind of like the Greyhound run that goes from Barstow Ca. to Needles, Bullhead City Nv., and Sedona Az. It follows (roughly) rte 66 (now hwy 40) and portions of 66 that have been abandoned are visible. It's so sad to see these hotels, motels and sometimes entire villages abandoned. I remember some of these places when they were operational. My dad was a Boy Scout Scoutmaster. We spent a lot of weekends on the road. Sometimes we spent a whole month on the road. I remember more than once, just pulling off the road and setting up camp. Try doing that nowdays!

Mike, because that wasn't the subject of the thread. I'd love to have the backup lights if the car is included.:D Of course, that won't work, I'm back to the first problem... No money!:([:I]
Seriously though, why would you take the backup lights off? If they're functional and they look great, why remove them[?]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

showbizkid
11-11-2006, 12:11 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

<sigh> I wanna time travel and step into that post card that shows JC.Penneys. What a cool era for cars and an uncomplicated world. I see a '60 Chev and maybe a 61 Rambler. Anyone see anything later than that?[:I]

I am so with you on that. I miss the America I grew up in ... sadly, it no longer exists.

I don't see anything later in that pic. There's that big Dodge Plainsman wagon in the foreground; think it's a '60.


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'63 F2/Lark Standard
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showbizkid
11-11-2006, 12:11 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

<sigh> I wanna time travel and step into that post card that shows JC.Penneys. What a cool era for cars and an uncomplicated world. I see a '60 Chev and maybe a 61 Rambler. Anyone see anything later than that?[:I]

I am so with you on that. I miss the America I grew up in ... sadly, it no longer exists.

I don't see anything later in that pic. There's that big Dodge Plainsman wagon in the foreground; think it's a '60.


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

bams50
11-11-2006, 04:58 AM
This thread may be the record holder for going the farthest off topic... but I LOVE the pics- keep 'em coming!![8D]

I love technology; and look forward to the future... but I've always said I was born one generation too late :( That's why I love car-related pics from the 40s-60s...

Oh, to be able to buy a new r2 Lark.........................

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
11-11-2006, 04:58 AM
This thread may be the record holder for going the farthest off topic... but I LOVE the pics- keep 'em coming!![8D]

I love technology; and look forward to the future... but I've always said I was born one generation too late :( That's why I love car-related pics from the 40s-60s...

Oh, to be able to buy a new r2 Lark.........................

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

56H-Y6
11-11-2006, 05:41 AM
Hi
Love those postcard photos, I miss that lost America I grew up in as well. Born a good generation too late, but we did get in on the end of it.
Less complicated in many ways, but don't forget the Cold War, that wasn't much fun either.
At least the cars were interesting and fun to look at and something to dream about owning. There is nothing much in the new ones now that makes me want any of them.
Steve

56H-Y6
11-11-2006, 05:41 AM
Hi
Love those postcard photos, I miss that lost America I grew up in as well. Born a good generation too late, but we did get in on the end of it.
Less complicated in many ways, but don't forget the Cold War, that wasn't much fun either.
At least the cars were interesting and fun to look at and something to dream about owning. There is nothing much in the new ones now that makes me want any of them.
Steve

Mike Van Veghten
11-11-2006, 09:19 AM
I agree....thanks for all the post card pic's., very cool.

Ron, I keep going back and forth on whether to take them off or not. In person, they really don't fit the car, just an added on chrome light almost. From some vantage points they look semi-ok, look from another direction, and they look terrible. As of today they are in place, come the end of this year, they "may" not be.
I'm gonna work at putting in a Commander dash board assembly over the Thanksgiving "week", that may be the end of the question...to stay or to go.

Mike

Mike Van Veghten
11-11-2006, 09:19 AM
I agree....thanks for all the post card pic's., very cool.

Ron, I keep going back and forth on whether to take them off or not. In person, they really don't fit the car, just an added on chrome light almost. From some vantage points they look semi-ok, look from another direction, and they look terrible. As of today they are in place, come the end of this year, they "may" not be.
I'm gonna work at putting in a Commander dash board assembly over the Thanksgiving "week", that may be the end of the question...to stay or to go.

Mike

lstude
11-11-2006, 11:44 AM
There is a 54 Conestoga for sale on Hemmings.com. Here is the info:

1954 Studebaker Conestoga
$8,950

Dealer: Goldenrod Garage
Location: Freeport, Maine
1954 Studebaker Conestoga two door station wagon, a solid car, nicely equipped, with the 259 V8 and factory Overdrive-recent cosmetic improvements include new paint,tires and interior, but this unique vehicle could still stand some love. $8,950
Dealer Information:
Goldenrod Garage
Interesting older autos talked about enthusiatically, bought, sold, traded since 1957

88 Wardtown Road
Freeport, ME 04032
PH: 207-865-6269
FAX 207-865-1607
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/54Conestogayellow.jpg


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lstude
11-11-2006, 11:44 AM
There is a 54 Conestoga for sale on Hemmings.com. Here is the info:

1954 Studebaker Conestoga
$8,950

Dealer: Goldenrod Garage
Location: Freeport, Maine
1954 Studebaker Conestoga two door station wagon, a solid car, nicely equipped, with the 259 V8 and factory Overdrive-recent cosmetic improvements include new paint,tires and interior, but this unique vehicle could still stand some love. $8,950
Dealer Information:
Goldenrod Garage
Interesting older autos talked about enthusiatically, bought, sold, traded since 1957

88 Wardtown Road
Freeport, ME 04032
PH: 207-865-6269
FAX 207-865-1607
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/54Conestogayellow.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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Guido
11-11-2006, 07:33 PM
A bit off topic, but in the same picture that Mr. Biggs mentioned there is also a Ben Franklin five and dime. We had one in the town where I grew up and I bought my mother many a kitchen gadget there for Christmas when I was a kid.

To make it somewhat Studebaker related, they were in a dying industry. Competitors such as Spotless Stores, Woolworth's, etc. were dying off and Ben Franklin reinvented themselves and became an arts and crafts store and are still around today.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
11-11-2006, 07:33 PM
A bit off topic, but in the same picture that Mr. Biggs mentioned there is also a Ben Franklin five and dime. We had one in the town where I grew up and I bought my mother many a kitchen gadget there for Christmas when I was a kid.

To make it somewhat Studebaker related, they were in a dying industry. Competitors such as Spotless Stores, Woolworth's, etc. were dying off and Ben Franklin reinvented themselves and became an arts and crafts store and are still around today.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

studeclunker
11-12-2006, 02:32 AM
You know Mike, I looked again at the pictures of your Connie. I compared it to another a couple of thumbnails below it. Yours does look a bit busy. Seems someone decided to go for the Full Monte on options with this car. Still, it's a wonderful car. I'd like to have one like it someday.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
11-12-2006, 02:32 AM
You know Mike, I looked again at the pictures of your Connie. I compared it to another a couple of thumbnails below it. Yours does look a bit busy. Seems someone decided to go for the Full Monte on options with this car. Still, it's a wonderful car. I'd like to have one like it someday.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith