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studeclunker
12-11-2006, 12:57 PM
I've had both on the property here. My current wagon is a '63 Daytona. I used to have two '64 Commanders. One was Canadian, the other was South Bend. The Canadian was manual.

My question is this, the Daytona seems to ride better, the doors close more firmly, and seems to be much better fit and finish. It rides better on our local roads. Is this because of the Daytona badge? I.E. better quality due to better model, or difference between production years, or I'm just imagining it?

One last thing. Both of the '64s had swiss cheese floors in the front. Both of the '63s have excellent floors. Is this just coincidence[?][?][?]

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

Roscomacaw
12-11-2006, 01:14 PM
I'd say it's a matter of perception rather than model difference. The wagon should have heavier duty springs in the rear so you'd THINK it's ride might be a bit more harsh. Alot has to be3 said for what sorta treatment these cars had BEFORE they came to you.[}:)]

Floors - just coincidence. Same floorpans - same metal - same stamping plant.:)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
12-11-2006, 01:14 PM
I'd say it's a matter of perception rather than model difference. The wagon should have heavier duty springs in the rear so you'd THINK it's ride might be a bit more harsh. Alot has to be3 said for what sorta treatment these cars had BEFORE they came to you.[}:)]

Floors - just coincidence. Same floorpans - same metal - same stamping plant.:)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

studeclunker
12-13-2006, 02:10 AM
Yeah, well, that's what I thought. Thanks Mr. Biggs. Looks like at least the first owner of the twins took care of them. The owners after that beat the hell out of them. The '64s seem to have had a hard life from the beginning.

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
12-13-2006, 02:10 AM
Yeah, well, that's what I thought. Thanks Mr. Biggs. Looks like at least the first owner of the twins took care of them. The owners after that beat the hell out of them. The '64s seem to have had a hard life from the beginning.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith