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Roscomacaw
11-01-2008, 08:46 PM
Cruiser's got new shoes caps.

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

mbstude
11-01-2008, 09:01 PM
Even has that 'nose down' stance..

Lookin' good. [8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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StudeRich
11-01-2008, 09:06 PM
Baby Moons and beauty Rings...now that's Old Skol ! [^] Cool! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

jnewkirk77
11-02-2008, 01:08 AM
I like it, I like it!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

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rockinhawk
11-02-2008, 08:10 AM
Now if we could just get you and Matthew to spray some paint on those old 4dr's..... NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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sweetolbob
11-02-2008, 08:26 AM
Now starts the slippery slope. Gosh, I might remove the dents, Well! as long as I've got the dents out, might as well paint. Then, gee whiz, the interior needs help, and then, as long as I've gone this far, I might as well rebuild the engine.

Welcome to the most expensive set of tire and wheels you've bought in a long time.

Bob [}:)]

Roscomacaw
11-02-2008, 10:19 AM
Bob, the course was set the day I brought it home. When I slung a battery into it, dribbled some petrol down it's WW and drove it around to the back yard - I was hooked.[}:)] The back seat cushion already wears NOS covering that I got from SASCO, the couple of dented mouldings are on their way here, Matthew donated a TL fixture since one of the Cruiser's was clipped one time - and so on and so forth.
Brakes are completely fresh now and the 289's eager to start with a twist of the key.

That crease in the rear door is the worst boo-boo on the car. There's NO cancer anyplace. And I'm happy with Blue Mist metallic.;)

The wheels are off a 70s Plymouth. The trim rings I've had here for ages and the Moons came from Jegs. The nub pattern on those Mopar wheels is 8&3/4" dia. Too small for any Stude dog dish.:)

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

bams50
11-02-2008, 10:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by sweetolbob

Now starts the slippery slope. Gosh, I might remove the dents, Well! as long as I've got the dents out, might as well paint. Then, gee whiz, the interior needs help, and then, as long as I've gone this far, I might as well rebuild the engine.

Welcome to the most expensive set of tire and wheels you've bought in a long time.


Bob, don't know how you missed it, but Biggs had a big-picture plan for this car from the beginning!

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22521

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22968

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23525

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

sweetolbob
11-02-2008, 04:31 PM
Yup, I missed it. Gotta do a better job of Lurking on the site. It is in nice shape and will make a great ride. Bob

Dick Steinkamp
11-02-2008, 06:04 PM
I like it! [:p].

Has to be one of the best Lark types produced.

You will get used to that "luxury" and leave the truck at home for most errands [^]



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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barnlark
11-02-2008, 06:25 PM
Biggs, do those wheels have a date stamped on the inside of the rim? My neighbor has been looking for a set of '69's.

N8N
11-02-2008, 07:17 PM
Bob, what brand were those baby moons and how well do they fit the wheels? I bought some cheap Mr. Gasket ones and they're a PITA to get on my cop car wheels.

Obviously, I like the look :)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
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Roscomacaw
11-02-2008, 10:44 PM
Well, the plan is to get this thing driveable and put Pete up for some work.

As to the wheels, I didn't note any date on them. I pulled them at a wrecking yard a couple of years ago, had my tire guys find the rubbers and put them on (I wish they could get me another set with that wide of a whitewall, but no can do anymore[V])

Nate, I'll look at the box tomorrow. They fit TIGHT! After putting a minor dent in the first one I tried to install, I fingered a light film of grease on the four nubs of each wheel so they go on easier. It worked! If you go to Jegs site and search for Baby Moons that fit most Mopar wheels, these'll come up

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

Roscomacaw
11-02-2008, 10:52 PM
Something else about this car. As we know, the body drop saw the car body come down with only the hood on it - the front clip added subsequently. But what's curious about this Cruiser is that the whole "doghouse" is evenly more surface rusted than the rest of the body (look at the photo again). Has anyone else seen this sort of seemingly mis-matched paint treatment?
Nothing I can see that points to the whole front end being replaced at some time. The deck lid rust is because that part of the car was exposed for years to the torrid Arizona sun.

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

bams50
11-02-2008, 11:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Something else about this car. As we know, the body drop saw the car body come down with only the hood on it - the front clip added subsequently. But what's curious about this Cruiser is that the whole "doghouse" is evenly more surface rusted than the rest of the body (look at the photo again). Has anyone else seen this sort of seemingly mis-matched paint treatment?
Nothing I can see that points to the whole front end being replaced at some time.

Based on my experience, this would indeed likely indicate replacement panels or maybe ust a respray of the originals, either improperly prepared, or painted with some inferior paint. Were 63s painted in Enamel? If so, maybe the front clip was redone in lacquer, or vice-versa.

In any case, the front clip clearly has a finish other than what she left the factory with.

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

studeclunker
11-03-2008, 12:06 AM
Looks great!:D

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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

mbstude
11-03-2008, 08:41 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Something else about this car. As we know, the body drop saw the car body come down with only the hood on it - the front clip added subsequently. But what's curious about this Cruiser is that the whole "doghouse" is evenly more surface rusted than the rest of the body (look at the photo again). Has anyone else seen this sort of seemingly mis-matched paint treatment?
Nothing I can see that points to the whole front end being replaced at some time. The deck lid rust is because that part of the car was exposed for years to the torrid Arizona sun.



Biggsie, I've seen several Studes like that. Obviously the front sheetmetal was painted seperately from the body, maybe that has something to do with it? Or maybe engine heat? [?]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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