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silverhawk
01-08-2009, 01:30 PM
This is pretty neat truck. The only things I would do to it is change the steering colume and go with a studebaker 289 and t10 4 speed. You got to love that patina though![8D]

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

tutone63
01-08-2009, 01:54 PM
There is nothing here too look at...are you sure you posted all that you meant to? Like a link or a picture? (or maybe my computer is just glitching?)

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/redballlogo.jpg
1963 Lark Custom, 259 V8, TT, 4 doors, 2 tone paint, and garaged for the winter...I can't wait til spring!!

Desert Explorer
01-08-2009, 02:34 PM
I was wondering the same thing, your 61 lark wagon looks a lot nicer than any Rat Rod I have ever seen.

55 Commander

stude-sled
01-08-2009, 06:22 PM
I would like see it, please try again.

52-fan
01-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Is this the one? I don't see any patina.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___rat-rod-kustom-gasser-custom-ol-skool-bomb-no-reserve_W0QQitemZ260343571133QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItemQQ ptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item260343571133&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1308

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."

52 Ragtop
01-08-2009, 08:02 PM
If anybody needs that checked out let me know. I'm pretty sure I've seen it here in town. It's local for me.

Jim

JLasvegas
01-08-2009, 08:08 PM
I noticed the Truck in the link last night and really like it, looks awesome

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/3053270621_acbec95891_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/3053282963_80ff432e9c_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/3053279651_46c4f7971f_t.jpg
1964 Daytona Wagonaire
259cid flight o matic

PackardV8
01-08-2009, 08:22 PM
Patina??? If you say so. Kool/neat is always in the eye of the beholder To some, it might just look like serious rust from every angle. As always, your truck, your money, your decision.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

mbstude
01-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Man, that thing is rotton to the core.

But I do like the wheels and tires! [8D]

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

52-fan
01-08-2009, 08:32 PM
I agree with Jack. Somehow the word patina is taken by some people to refer to rust. It really applies in an automotive sense to vehicles with worn, but basically intact paint and chrome. A vehicle that you might have trouble deciding whether to leave original or restore. This truck has a style of its own, but it looks like a field car resurected, not an original with patina.
In any case,if you like it, more power to ya!

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."

bams50
01-08-2009, 08:59 PM
I love the way it looks- except a little too much surface rust for my taste[xx(]

I think "patina" has become generic. My dictionary defines patina as "a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal". (Surprised me that there was no reference to the surface of various non-metal antiques). To me, that means the common use of it in the hobby- defining worn out paint- is inaccurate. But it's now elevated to the level of "kleenex" (defines any facial tissue regardless of brand) or "frigidaire" (any brand of refrigerator). Same with "rat rod"- it no longer has to do with the original meaning; it's just become a keyword for cross-spamming.

This truck looks like somebody may have sanded it to bare metal and purposely let it rust just to get that "patina", but just overdid it...

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?"

stude-sled
01-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Here's some pics of mine.http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa58/stude-sled/rusty%20truck/julytruck009.jpg

stude-sled
01-08-2009, 09:09 PM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa58/stude-sled/rusty%20truck/truck6-22-08011.jpg

buddymander
01-08-2009, 09:19 PM
"patina" ...I'm beginning to think it means, "I can't really afford the extensive body and paint work my truck needs to become presentable."

bams50
01-08-2009, 10:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

"snaded"?

"Correct not, less ye be corrected." <G> (Emphasis on <G>)



I don't correct folks, because while my spelling skills are fail-safe, my typing skills are not[:I]

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?"

silverhawk
01-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Sorry about that, and yes the one 52-fan posted is it. I guess my verison of patina is different than others, I thought it had a cool rat rod look to it with the bad surface rust.

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

Mike Van Veghten
01-09-2009, 08:29 PM
"Patina" is actually the word for "rust" or corrosion....on bronze, copper, brass and other metals like these.

It's kind-of-a upper class word for rust...at least for the Prince metals...(not quite a Noble meal)!

Mike