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bams50
12-19-2008, 05:36 PM
This guy's had this one since he was 15:

http://tinyurl.com/4d2lmy

Be sure to check out the incredible bed floor![:0]

Now get to work, Matthew!;)

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?"

billslark
12-19-2008, 06:37 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!! Bill

Roscomacaw
12-19-2008, 06:51 PM
I have a creeper like that - but the cushions are different.[:I]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

StudeRich
12-19-2008, 07:03 PM
Hmmm...you WISH they were like that! [:p] :D

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/My64Daytona.jpg
StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Jack
12-19-2008, 07:14 PM
That's probably the best truck I have ever seen. INCREDIBLE!

unclemiltie
12-19-2008, 07:49 PM
I have an ebay scan for Studebaker's within 200 miles of me. This one was in today's mail. While i have no more room for another car right now, i did wonder if I drove over to look at it if that same mechanic would be there laying on the creeper using the same uniform in the picture.:) I have to admit, it did make me smile.

Milt

1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
1961 Hawk
1964 Convertable
1967 Avanti
1961 Lark 2 door
1950 Commander Starlight

mbstude
12-19-2008, 09:17 PM
I could never do that to my truck. Not gonna happen, sorry Bob. ;)

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

Mark57
12-19-2008, 10:30 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I could never do that to my truck. Not gonna happen, sorry Bob. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA


Atta Boy! :)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009?</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/ChemainusThumb.jpg

bridgegaurd
12-19-2008, 10:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by unclemiltie

I have an ebay scan for Studebaker's within 200 miles of me. This one was in today's mail. While i have no more room for another car right now, i did wonder if I drove over to look at it if that same mechanic would be there laying on the creeper using the same uniform in the picture.:) I have to admit, it did make me smile.

Milt

1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
1961 Hawk
1964 Convertable
1967 Avanti
1961 Lark 2 door
1950 Commander Starlight


I was more interested in seeing that checered flag waved.

52-fan
12-20-2008, 10:52 AM
That truck is a beautiful piece of art and the builder can be proud of his craftsmanship, but at some point a vehicle like this ceases to be real in an automotive sense. If you look at the size of the owner and then look at the compromised nature of the interior space you can bet he did not drive it much. To most of us the real joy of owning a Studebaker is driving it. Re the "model",I bet her parents are very proud of her.

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

Bill Pressler
12-20-2008, 12:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by billslark

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!! Bill


Bill, welcome to the Board! "Billslark" has been the first half of my email address for about fifteen years!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

Roscomacaw
12-20-2008, 12:54 PM
If Matthew had that "creeper", nothing would get done on ANY of his vehicles![:p]

Ah well..... fantasies of an aging geezer.[V]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Mark57
12-20-2008, 01:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

If Matthew had that "creeper", nothing would get done on ANY of his vehicles![:p]

Ah well..... fantasies of an aging geezer.[V]



Too true, and but at our age "hardening of the eyeballs" is fairly harmless in most situations. ;)[}:)]:)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009?</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0305a.jpg

jlmccuan
12-20-2008, 03:40 PM
Just got back in from the shop and studying my creeper. It doesn't matter what angle I use, it doesn't look like that.

Jim
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x98/jlmccuan/Avanti/AvantiSignature.jpghttp://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x98/jlmccuan/Avanti/AvantiSigB.jpghttp://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x98/jlmccuan/Avanti/Logo/RabidSnailSignature.jpg
_________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152_______________Rabid Snail Racing

bridgegaurd
12-20-2008, 09:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

Re the "model",I bet her parents are very proud of her.

I don't know why her parents wouldn't be proud of her, after all there's nothing wrong with being comforatble while working on or displaying a Studebaker. I don't know about them but i think most of us are proud of her willingness to be part of the stude family.

And other tahn being a little hard to steer i think she can drive and fit in that truck quite well.

bams50
12-21-2008, 07:59 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

That truck is a beautiful piece of art and the builder can be proud of his craftsmanship, but at some point a vehicle like this ceases to be real in an automotive sense. To most of us the real joy of owning a Studebaker is driving it.

Most, but not all. How many "trailer queens" do we see at Meets? Plenty. Although I have absolutely NO interest in one myself, some enjoy taking a vehicle as far as they can and seeing how many trophies and magazine features they can get. Heck, most restored Studes of any level see very few miles. I doubt this truck was built to be trundling off to the dump, or hauling home a load of blocks. It's an expression of the owner's dream/vision, intended to be a work of art.

And boy, is it ever.

I'd guess the owner isn't too worried about how comfortable it is to drive- he's happy he was one of the VERY few that took a stodgy old pickup from that era and created a piece that any rodder can appreciate[8D] That's probably why he's selling it- already got a new vision[^]

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?"