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bams50
11-27-2006, 09:06 PM
I'm probably nuts, but this project intrigues me... what do you think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110060964847&indexURL=20#ebayphotohosting

Take a look at the pics and tell me what you think of the parts...?

This car is semi-close, and a nice model; if his description is to be believed it's a great start... and it's close enough that if I (or one of you) got serious, I could probably go to see it...

What do you that know these cars better than I think of the package?

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

JDP
11-27-2006, 10:16 PM
If you've taken restored a few finned Hawks, it might be fun if it goes for under 6-7K. If you can't ID very small part at a glance, it would be a nightmare.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
11-27-2006, 10:16 PM
If you've taken restored a few finned Hawks, it might be fun if it goes for under 6-7K. If you can't ID very small part at a glance, it would be a nightmare.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

bams50
11-27-2006, 10:46 PM
I thought my plan would be to buy another complete parts car or driver for reference, finish this one, sell the reference car, and sell off the extra parts- ending up with one nice one...

Yeah, I know it's cheaper and easier to buy one done; but this might be fun, it'd save another Stude, plus it's a way to build "sweat-equity", and end up with a really nice car- done the way I'd want- plus you KNOW what's been done and how!

Yeah, I'm nuts.......

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
11-27-2006, 10:46 PM
I thought my plan would be to buy another complete parts car or driver for reference, finish this one, sell the reference car, and sell off the extra parts- ending up with one nice one...

Yeah, I know it's cheaper and easier to buy one done; but this might be fun, it'd save another Stude, plus it's a way to build "sweat-equity", and end up with a really nice car- done the way I'd want- plus you KNOW what's been done and how!

Yeah, I'm nuts.......

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

JDP
11-27-2006, 11:07 PM
Not nuts at all, but skip the other car, just get real close to the parts books and post a "What the hell is this" now and then. :)

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
11-27-2006, 11:07 PM
Not nuts at all, but skip the other car, just get real close to the parts books and post a "What the hell is this" now and then. :)

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

bams50
11-28-2006, 05:27 AM
Seller did say the doors and nose were just sitting on the car loosely; probably what you noticed.

Mike, your point #2 is a major reason why I got involved in Studes! I've had all the other brands, most models; it's gotten so you just can't afford to buy and enjoy a Camaro, Charger, Mustang, etc. I'm at a point in my life where I could spend $50k or so on a collector car; but if I did I couldn't be comfortable driving- and parking- a car I had that kind of money in! I loved my Navigator, but sold it b/c I was so afraid of someone opening a door into it, or kids getting in with dirty shoes, etc... I want to enjoy my vehicles- I am first and foremost a driver!

I saw a 36k mile, all original, 1-owner 63 Avanti r2 sell at auction this summer for $17,500... guy I was standing next to made a comment about the price, and I really made him think when I said, "What would a comparable 67 Z-28 go for?" [:0]

I enjoy modern cars and their technology; but I love old cars for the contrast in how they sound, feel, drive, and smell; plus they harken back to when my parents and their friends were alive and well, and things were simpler; when a handshake was as good as any contract; and when folks could have fun WITHOUT having to make everything complicated and expensive (anyone remember campfires?[^])... combine that with being in love with the story of Studebaker, and how they fought so hard to stay alive with less and less resources and more and more ingenuity, and you have me being a life-long Stude lover, saver, and protector!![8D]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
11-28-2006, 05:27 AM
Seller did say the doors and nose were just sitting on the car loosely; probably what you noticed.

Mike, your point #2 is a major reason why I got involved in Studes! I've had all the other brands, most models; it's gotten so you just can't afford to buy and enjoy a Camaro, Charger, Mustang, etc. I'm at a point in my life where I could spend $50k or so on a collector car; but if I did I couldn't be comfortable driving- and parking- a car I had that kind of money in! I loved my Navigator, but sold it b/c I was so afraid of someone opening a door into it, or kids getting in with dirty shoes, etc... I want to enjoy my vehicles- I am first and foremost a driver!

I saw a 36k mile, all original, 1-owner 63 Avanti r2 sell at auction this summer for $17,500... guy I was standing next to made a comment about the price, and I really made him think when I said, "What would a comparable 67 Z-28 go for?" [:0]

I enjoy modern cars and their technology; but I love old cars for the contrast in how they sound, feel, drive, and smell; plus they harken back to when my parents and their friends were alive and well, and things were simpler; when a handshake was as good as any contract; and when folks could have fun WITHOUT having to make everything complicated and expensive (anyone remember campfires?[^])... combine that with being in love with the story of Studebaker, and how they fought so hard to stay alive with less and less resources and more and more ingenuity, and you have me being a life-long Stude lover, saver, and protector!![8D]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

lstude
11-28-2006, 06:10 AM
quote:I enjoy modern cars and their technology; but I love old cars for the contrast in how they sound, feel, drive, and smell; plus they harken back to when my parents and their friends were alive and well, and things were simpler; when a handshake was as good as any contract; and when folks could have fun WITHOUT having to make everything complicated and expensive (anyone remember campfires? )... combine that with being in love with the story of Studebaker, and how they fought so hard to stay alive with less and less resources and more and more ingenuity, and you have me being a life-long Stude lover, saver, and protector!!

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Beautifully said! My sentiments exactly

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
11-28-2006, 06:10 AM
quote:I enjoy modern cars and their technology; but I love old cars for the contrast in how they sound, feel, drive, and smell; plus they harken back to when my parents and their friends were alive and well, and things were simpler; when a handshake was as good as any contract; and when folks could have fun WITHOUT having to make everything complicated and expensive (anyone remember campfires? )... combine that with being in love with the story of Studebaker, and how they fought so hard to stay alive with less and less resources and more and more ingenuity, and you have me being a life-long Stude lover, saver, and protector!!

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Beautifully said! My sentiments exactly

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

BobPalma
11-28-2006, 06:41 AM
quote:
I enjoy modern cars and their technology; but I love old cars for the contrast in how they sound, feel, drive, and smell; plus they harken back to when my parents and their friends were alive and well, and things were simpler; when a handshake was as good as any contract; and when folks could have fun WITHOUT having to make everything complicated and expensive (anyone remember campfires?[^])... combine that with being in love with the story of Studebaker, and how they fought so hard to stay alive with less and less resources and more and more ingenuity, and you have me being a life-long Stude lover, saver, and protector!![8D]

Robert K. Andrews



:) Well stated indeed, Bob; very well stated. It would be difficult to improve on that sentiment. [^] On this past balmy Thanksgiving Day in west central Ohio, my older brother-in-law fired up his 1950 John Deere Model B and took his 5-year-old-grandson for a chuggin' spin around his property out in the country. How much more valuable was that for the 5-year old than sitting in front of a computer game and becoming a statistic in the country's overweight children epidemic? [V]

[:I] The 56J project in question looks to be worth well over the $3,000 bid as I type this. You'd sure have to be close enough to accumulate all those parts. Make sure you get every scrap you see. ;)

It also looks like the car was originally Ceramic(?) Green; a color unique to 1956 Golden Hawks and available special order on President Classics. The '56 President Classic in the Studebaker National Museum is that color.

Go for it! Good luck, and thanks again for the concise summary of why most of us like old cars. :D BP

BobPalma
11-28-2006, 06:41 AM
quote:
I enjoy modern cars and their technology; but I love old cars for the contrast in how they sound, feel, drive, and smell; plus they harken back to when my parents and their friends were alive and well, and things were simpler; when a handshake was as good as any contract; and when folks could have fun WITHOUT having to make everything complicated and expensive (anyone remember campfires?[^])... combine that with being in love with the story of Studebaker, and how they fought so hard to stay alive with less and less resources and more and more ingenuity, and you have me being a life-long Stude lover, saver, and protector!![8D]

Robert K. Andrews



:) Well stated indeed, Bob; very well stated. It would be difficult to improve on that sentiment. [^] On this past balmy Thanksgiving Day in west central Ohio, my older brother-in-law fired up his 1950 John Deere Model B and took his 5-year-old-grandson for a chuggin' spin around his property out in the country. How much more valuable was that for the 5-year old than sitting in front of a computer game and becoming a statistic in the country's overweight children epidemic? [V]

[:I] The 56J project in question looks to be worth well over the $3,000 bid as I type this. You'd sure have to be close enough to accumulate all those parts. Make sure you get every scrap you see. ;)

It also looks like the car was originally Ceramic(?) Green; a color unique to 1956 Golden Hawks and available special order on President Classics. The '56 President Classic in the Studebaker National Museum is that color.

Go for it! Good luck, and thanks again for the concise summary of why most of us like old cars. :D BP

Blue 15G
11-28-2006, 07:56 AM
Robert, I also agree 100% with your remarks as to why we like our Studebakers. Beautifully put!

Blue 15G
11-28-2006, 07:56 AM
Robert, I also agree 100% with your remarks as to why we like our Studebakers. Beautifully put!

mbstude
11-28-2006, 08:05 AM
There's no cure for you BAMS. You're stuck with this disease. [xx(];)

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-28-2006, 08:05 AM
There's no cure for you BAMS. You're stuck with this disease. [xx(];)

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

bams50
11-28-2006, 04:45 PM
Thank you for all the kind comments.

As for the car, we shall see... but it's getting close to what I'm able to comfortably lay out for a major project this close to Winter and Christmas... I've still got 4 days plus to decide just what that max number would be...;)

Matthew- I don't mind the disease at all; I can think of a lot worse things to have...[8D]

Plus, it's not a disease if you can't see any negative effects- right? :D

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
11-28-2006, 04:45 PM
Thank you for all the kind comments.

As for the car, we shall see... but it's getting close to what I'm able to comfortably lay out for a major project this close to Winter and Christmas... I've still got 4 days plus to decide just what that max number would be...;)

Matthew- I don't mind the disease at all; I can think of a lot worse things to have...[8D]

Plus, it's not a disease if you can't see any negative effects- right? :D

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

CHAMP
11-28-2006, 05:46 PM
There was a time when I would jump on a project like that but know that I am older time just don't seem to allow it.:(

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
11-28-2006, 05:46 PM
There was a time when I would jump on a project like that but know that I am older time just don't seem to allow it.:(

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

kurtruk
12-01-2006, 10:04 PM
...but how many (cars) were sacrificed to make up this collection of parts? I know, I know, everyone needs parts...but...

Quote: I have another set of windshield trim I cut out of another "J".:(

KURTRUK
(read it backwards;))

kurtruk
12-01-2006, 10:04 PM
...but how many (cars) were sacrificed to make up this collection of parts? I know, I know, everyone needs parts...but...

Quote: I have another set of windshield trim I cut out of another "J".:(

KURTRUK
(read it backwards;))

JDP
12-01-2006, 10:32 PM
If I was not neck deep in Studebakers, I'd be all over that deal. There is 2-3K in extra parts, plus a easy 5K in the rebuilt 352 Packard without even talking about the car. I figured it would go for 6K at least, but it's just sitting at about half that.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
12-01-2006, 10:32 PM
If I was not neck deep in Studebakers, I'd be all over that deal. There is 2-3K in extra parts, plus a easy 5K in the rebuilt 352 Packard without even talking about the car. I figured it would go for 6K at least, but it's just sitting at about half that.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander