View Full Version : Much thanks to the gang at SASCO

Mike Van Veghten
12-24-2008, 08:04 PM
As the title says...

A thanks to the guys at SASCO.
Though they did forget one part....I got a Christmas present today (Christmas eve).

Last Monday (15th) I drove my car to work, my 59 Lark, 2dr wagon, in the rain.

Anyway...on the way home, while sitting in traffic...I got wacked from behind at about 20ish(+) mph.
Turned into a hit and run..! I pointed to the side of the freeway, made my way over and waited, waited....no one...!
While waiting, I surveyed the damage as best I could in the waining daylight. It actually didn't appear to be too bad.
Along I went. I stopped at the store on the way home...hmmm, no reverse..! I also noticed that while at a slow idle, while in gear, the car had a weird vibration.

After finally getting a good look at everything -
1. The bumper is bent pretty good...but savable I think.
2. The bumper guard (upright) is bent but I think also fixable.
3. The panel just behind the bumper, under the tailgate is bent pretty bad.
4. The bellhousing mounts I believe are broken...(no reverse and the vibration).

The tail gate and fenders weren't touched! And my car is lowered a bit also!

The reason the car came out without much damage... Someone in the distant past built a home made trailer hitch receiver. A VERY heavy duty hitch receiver!
I cut half it out years ago...and it still protected the back of the car. It's a 2" x 3/16" wall square tubing welded across the frame, then just behind that is a 1/4" thick piece of steel also welded across, from rail to rail.
Neither piece was bent.

Anyway...just to say thanks to the people at SASCO for an [u]NOS</u> bumper, (two) [u]NOS</u> wagon bumper guards and a set of bellhousing/trans./rear engine mounts.

Have a happy holiday season all.


12-24-2008, 08:16 PM
OH! OK Mike, that's BETTER! You could read this on the bumper post to mean: Thanks SASCO for wrecking my car!! Lol! :D [:o)]

Quote: "See my note about my hit and run the other day (Thanks to the gang at SASCO)."

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

12-24-2008, 09:42 PM
Mike, sorry you got hit. That receiver sounds like a real body saver. I take it no one got a license plate number of the hit and run? Glad Sasco got you fixed up. Did the they still have 59-60 bumpers? Thought those were NLA.

12-24-2008, 11:38 PM
Dave; remember Mike said Station Wagon Rear! That means they are full of holes (4) for the License Guard and lights.

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

12-25-2008, 06:06 AM
Dang! (I wanted to say Da mmit but the filter wouldn't let it through);) It annoys me to hear about garbage like this. Could have been worse; plus you got a good experience with SASCO out of it... that's something, at least. Hope you get it fixed and forget all about it soon!

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?"

12-25-2008, 11:33 AM
Years ago, we hardly ever heard of a hit-and-run situation. Nowadays, it's all too common. What's happened to people taking responsibility for their actions. There's a moral breakdown somewhere.
Anyway, I'm sorry for your problems, but glad that SASCO was able to help you out.

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

12-26-2008, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by StudeRich

Dave; remember Mike said Station Wagon Rear! That means they are full of holes (4) for the License Guard and lights.
StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

I forgot about the four extra holes. I knew they were all the same shape, but wasn't sure about the big license guard attachment method until I looked in the parts book. I got excited too early. At least they're straight and could be welded if desperate. Wonder what they cost?