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Jeff_H
11-02-2008, 06:31 PM
A unseasonably nice Nov 2 :) It was just a week ago it was snowing and today was sunny and reached about 65 deg! I was working in the yard in a T shirt [8D].

I took the '53 out for likely the last drive of 2008. It's supposed to rain some more next week for election day :(. Hope its not too much as the fields are still wet.

I see lots of corn un-picked yet.

So, I headed out for a trip "around the block".

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/Nov22008falldrivesmall.jpg

I had the Studebaker Stratoline radio on for some tunes.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/Nov22008Radiosmall.jpg

I found a corn field scene reminiscent of that picture Dick took at the Omaha drags in 2006.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/Nov22008fallcornsmall.jpg

In fact, there was a lot of corn around....

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/Nov22008falldrivecornsmall.jpg

Headed home and got into tearing apart my ratty old mower that has rattled itself apart again. I barely managed to mow up the leaves in the yard before it about died. Looks like some more welding is in order. At least I won't need it for another 6 months at least! My case of CASO is pretty bad, any sane person would have a new mower long ago. My Dad bought it second hand in 1975....


Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

lstude
11-02-2008, 06:37 PM
I love your pictures (and your car!).

Keep 'em coming!

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

Flashback
11-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Ditto, beautiful car, beautiful pictures. I
love the dash shot. Makes me feel like i am
driving mine, I wish.

Tex E. Grier
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/Studebaker255.jpg

41 Frank
11-02-2008, 06:44 PM
A block in a Studebaker in North Dakota is about 100 miles isn't it Jeff or half a tank of gas whichever comes first.:D Picture in front of the corn looks like the one you took here on the road by the drag strip two years ago. Lots of corn still in the fields here too. Also supposed to rain here by the middle of the week.

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

Dick Steinkamp
11-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Great pics, Jeff

Love that Chippewa Green [:p]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Omaha/21c4.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg

barnlark
11-02-2008, 06:50 PM
I had a similar day a few states over, Jeff. Took the Lark for the last drive of the season, similar looking corn fields, less the gravel,[:0] along the way, and it is now stored among a few other of the same marque. Took a few parts off to be plated.. in the hope that 6 months is enough time. ;):( It should feel quite content all winter and I can finally clean my garage out. My 80's John Deere mower needs a front end, which being a CASO, I found on the internet for 9 bucks, :D btw..that 53 looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN1253_2.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
11-02-2008, 07:44 PM
My last drive of the season will be December 31st, with the first drive of the new season the day after that;)
Jeff[8D]

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41 Frank
11-02-2008, 07:58 PM
Rub it in Jeff;)


quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

My last drive of the season will be December 31st, with the first drive of the new season the day after that;)
Jeff[8D]

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PlainBrownR2
11-02-2008, 08:02 PM
I love the photo, there's some all too familiar turf there(Late fall and miles of fields full of ripening stalks) :). It also brings out the all familiar migration of heavy machinery back and forth through this neck of the woods to the discontent of most suburban born commuters out here[:o(!](albeit late due to the heavy rain earlier this August). My Lark is still out of commission but the truck is still running around until the snow falls and the ground goes soft[:o)]

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000145-1.jpg
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left]
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mbstude
11-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Dang, Jeff R. already said what I was gonna say.

Jeff H. That is a beautiful Starliner.

:)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

BobPalma
11-02-2008, 09:05 PM
:) Nice photos, car, and setting, Jeff. I'm trying to imagine the sleek, stylish profile of a 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air hardtop in the same venue....trying....trying....nope; can't do it! :DBP

StudeDave57
11-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Boy- it sure does suck to be this far South...

He have to drive our Studes year 'round down here!!!!


StudeDave '57 [8D]
San Diego, Ca. (for now...)
San Diego County SDC
www.studebakersandiego.com

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

Part owner of the one and only
'55 PROTOTYPE panel van

BobGlasscock
11-02-2008, 10:15 PM
Yeah, I'm crying about being a year-round driver myself. I saw the topic title and my first thought was "what's wrong with those guys?" There's gotta be a few nice days with no snow or rain or whatever you can go driving.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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Roscomacaw
11-02-2008, 10:26 PM
Thanks for sharing, Jeff.

I found myself at an auto exposition today. Lot's of shiny new hardware from the various makers. I sat in a Hummer - just so I could say I've done so. Tried on a Pontiac Solstice, a Prius, coupla Jeeps and some other stuff. It's all so generic that it's a good thing they have a logo or name where the horn button used to be. Wind tunnels and safety ratings dictate styling for the most part. Your 53 STILL would have wowed attendees with it's timeless lines.

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

lstude
11-03-2008, 05:07 AM
quote: Nice photos, car, and setting, Jeff. I'm trying to imagine the sleek, stylish profile of a 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air hardtop in the same venue....trying....trying....nope; can't do it! BP


Well, I can Bob. I took a picture of a 53 Bel Air in Richmond a couple of weeks ago. I put it next to Jeff's beautiful Starliner.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Jeffs53Starlinerand53BelAir.jpg



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

BeeJay
11-03-2008, 06:43 AM
I've got one more ride to go yet. Mich to FL and back for the Turkey Run. Then it's to bed for several months.
Bob

Own '53 Commander Starliner. Red w/beige top. 350 Chev/700R4. Tilt,cruise,A/C.http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j30/Bobphyl/StudeontheBeach.jpg

Jeff_H
11-03-2008, 12:53 PM
quote:There's gotta be a few nice days with no snow or rain or whatever you can go driving.


Sigh, I wish... Warmish dry days after about the 1st week in November are usually unlikely. Around here they salt the roads with a mix of sand/gravel and rock salt. Even if its nice out for a day or two, the snow/ice buildup stays or the road is damp anyway from the salt drawing moisture from the air. Its nearly impossible to keep my DD winter work beater sort of clean more than a couple of days. It can snow-in for the season anytime from now on for a continuous wintertime through mid April, with occasional sleet and ice storms. Hopefully the farmers can get the crops out soon. Unharvested fields into November are a big risk of them NOT getting harvested. Not so much around this area, but in the part of MN I am from the roads are occupied nearly 24/7 with trucks and machinery getting the crop in.

I am glad everyone liked the pictures :).



Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

JBOYLE
11-03-2008, 01:05 PM
My last Studebaker drive of the year occured about three weeks ago when I delivered the Avanti to Allen Barth (aka "oltrknut') for a glass-out, engine- out, chrome-off repaint.
The engine will be opened for new seals and the car generally freshioned-up mechanically.

I can hardly wait until the spring!

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

studegary
11-03-2008, 02:03 PM
That is a very nice 1953 Starliner, but since you mentioned the radio, do you realize that your car does not have a correct radio for a 1953?

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

DEEPNHOCK
11-03-2008, 03:10 PM
Because it's a CONELRAD radio?
Jeff[8D]

Here's some interesting CONELRAD history:
http://ham-shack.com/history29.html


quote:Originally posted by studegary

That is a very nice 1953 Starliner, but since you mentioned the radio, do you realize that your car does not have a correct radio for a 1953?

Jeff_H
11-03-2008, 03:53 PM
I wondered if anyone would notice the civil defense marks on the dial ;). Actually, the radio itself is a '53 but the dial glass came from a parts '55 radio ('53-'55 radios are the same otherwise). The other give-away not as obvious is I used the tone ring/lever from that '55 too since the tab on it is bigger and easier to turn. The '53 dial glass paint was peeled off. I have a box of several '53-'55 parts radios and misc junk and the lettering on all the '53 ones is peeled off. It could be redone since the glass itself has a impression in it that would need to be painted in, but I was lazy....



Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

289cruiser
11-04-2008, 06:48 PM
Best WATCH what you post here!

Us'n guys will NOTICE the things that others would not!

LOUIS MOORE

JRoberts
11-04-2008, 06:58 PM
Jeff R. and Matthew both stole my thunder. You guys up in the north country may not be able to drive your Studes all year round, but you don't have our humidity in the summer either. But then I guess driving the Stude in the summer out weighs the negatives of the humidity factor.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Steve T
11-05-2008, 11:16 AM
My last Stude drive of '08 should be around 7pm today, Hamilton to Glanbrook and into the barn for the (argh) winter. Drove the Lark quite a bit last week and got some more nice pix (which'll show up on here in due course).

It's been extraordinarily nice here this week...darn...

S.