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fiftystarlightcoupe
11-05-2008, 11:01 AM
Just joined the SDC today after lurking on this site for a couple months. This is my first Studebaker and I'm looking forward to getting into the restoration. I am in the planning stage right now and the teardown will begin in the spring. It's not pretty, but it is solid and will be a easy rebuild. Except for the interior and machine work, I'll do most of the work myself (CASO style).
http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo310/CLR3_photos/g-2011-1.jpghttp://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo310/CLR3_photos/g-2015-1.jpg

showbizkid
11-05-2008, 11:52 AM
Right on! Welcome to the club (literally) :) Hope you post lots of pix of the progress - we love to see stuff take shape around here!


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

barnlark
11-05-2008, 12:23 PM
Welcome...hope that isn't the previous owner (PO) you may have dragged into that trailer when you pulled it in. ;) You picked a good car, should come out looking great. Best of luck with that "easy rebuild." [^]

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

4961Studebaker
11-05-2008, 12:37 PM
Welcome aboard, we all like projects and their pictorial progress, many projects going on as we speak, and events you can go to when your all said and done.

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

Chris Pile
11-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Glad to have you!
Good luck with the project.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

studegary
11-05-2008, 01:57 PM
Welcome and I hope that you already have all of the chrome trim for it.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

fiftystarlightcoupe
11-05-2008, 02:21 PM
Thanks Gary. I have most of the trim and bumpers, but I always keep my eyes open for extra or better pieces.

silverhawk
11-05-2008, 02:33 PM
Welcome and good choice on the car, its one of my favorites.

Dylan
'61 lark regal 4dr wagon
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/DSC001581.jpg

Roscomacaw
11-05-2008, 03:25 PM
Welcome aboard! Bullet-noses are COOL!;):D

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

fpstude
11-05-2008, 03:58 PM
Welcome, it's always good to have a new member. Your Starlight looks great. Keep up posted.

Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1

sals54
11-05-2008, 04:04 PM
fifty, cool car and great looking project. What part of the world are you in??

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

Flashback
11-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Welcome, Looks like you have a solid builder.
Good luck and keep us posted.

Tex in Alabama
53 c coupe
53 4dr

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

Jimmie
11-05-2008, 08:10 PM
Just wanted to welcome you to the club. Lots of good people willing to help with ideas based on experience. They have been a big help as I have worked on my 50 as an "off frame" project for some time now.

I just put the hull of the body back on the frame yesterday-have not even put the bolts in yet. Had it sandblasted a piece at a time. Didn't get it primed real quick like I should have and had to do lots of extra sanding before I could spray the primer on it.

After the frame and all the "running gears" were blasted I had it all coated with "Chassis Saver" and it looks great. The place that is going to paint it will be doing some additional body work before doing the actual paint prep and spraying it. After having taken it apart, (even had to take the light and heater switches apart as they had rusted) I might be able to save you some steps. You can e-mail me through the Forum. Hope the project goes well for you. I didn't keep the pads that go between the frame and the bottom of the body in order so I now have to try to figure out where each one goes.I would be interested in knowing where you are located.

Jimmie
Orleans, IN

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/Jim%20Judy/Picture1.jpg
1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA
I'VE SAVED SO MUCH DAYLIGHT THAT THERE'S NO DARK TO SLEEP IN ANYMORE!

fiftystarlightcoupe
11-06-2008, 07:33 AM
Thanks Jimmie. I'm always ready to listen to advice from a person who has "been there and done that". Good luck with your project. I live in east central Ohio (New Philadelphia).