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ChampTrucking
03-29-2009, 12:39 PM
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silverhawk
03-29-2009, 12:43 PM
Thats a pretty darn cool rod you got there man! What year is it? I can't tell the difference between '59 and '60's.

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

r1lark
03-29-2009, 12:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

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Cute!! (car and driver<G>)

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
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ChampTrucking
03-29-2009, 01:51 PM
Neither of those belong to me!

Chris Pile
03-29-2009, 02:21 PM
Me likey!

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

Gary1953
03-29-2009, 03:21 PM
Very nice.

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Gary Sanders
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barnlark
03-29-2009, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by silverhawk

Thats a pretty darn cool rod you got there man! What year is it? I can't tell the difference between '59 and '60's.

Dylan, normally the outside visual differences on original 59-60 cars would be..

-The script on the front fenders; Studebaker script for 1959, Lark VI or VIII for 1960.

-On 2 doors, the rear side stainless would be two piece for 1959, one piece for 1960. I'm not sure if it is the same for a 4 door such as that.

- The 59 grills have a uniform mesh grill with the Champ style slat turn signal housings, while the 1960 has a grill which has slightly wider chrome bands with a similar mesh that matches the turn signal housings.

- '59 has the Hawk style script logo on the driver's side of the lower part of that front grill and the horn button. Lark logo for the '60 cars for the horn button and in the center of the lower front grill.

-Flat back tail light lenses for '59, curved for '60. Chrome ring for '59 Regal lenses, plain for Deluxe. No chrome trim on the 1960 lens, just a edit as if it matters: chrome base w/rubber trim.

This car has a mix of stuff that makes it hard. No fender scripts, blacked turn signal housings, non-stock hood ornament.
I'm going with the 1960 Regal grill, turn signals and tail light lens and say it's a 1960, but those could just be parts on a 1959. She does look pretty happy and with good reason, that car is pretty cool for a girl's Stude. [^]




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silverhawk
03-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Thanks for telling me, I'll remember that.

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

jimmijim8
03-29-2009, 06:56 PM
59-60 Lark tailight bases stamped chrome sheetmetal.

Dick Steinkamp
03-29-2009, 07:54 PM
I like it! [8D]. A suede FOUR door, BUT with great flames and the purple color carried into the wheels. The wide whites fit right in too.

Now THERE'S a budget hot rod with an extremely high fun to bucks ratio. :D

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Steve T
03-29-2009, 07:57 PM
The "sharp" corner where the stainless kicks up on the back door says '59 (a '60 has a curve there instead), but with so many things being interchangeable on Studes, I wouldn't care to base an ID on that!

That's one neat piece.

Somebody ought to grab that little '60 Bob's sounded the alarm about and do something similar with it...

S.

barnlark
03-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Steve,
You're right! Like I said, I wasn't sure if the '59 four doors had the same trim as the 2 doors. Looking in the parts book, I see that they are. I'm not sure..would the holes for that trim be in a different place for the 59s compared to 1960? Hard to tell about the front grill & turn signals from that angle. It might all be 1959. Either way, great car. That Lark that Bams posted about could become that! [^]

Steve T
03-29-2009, 08:49 PM
David--

Well, here's a thought: Measure where the holes are for the trim on your '60; then compare that with the locations of the vertical streaks of rust on the '59 wagon from Paris...:D Seriously, I've nary a clue about the holes for the trim, but I wouldn't think they'd have bothered to change it. (Going from two pieces to one does explain the switch from the sharp corner to the curve at the kickup: I'd always wondered why they made that change.)

Yep, somebody needs to get that '60 4dr and rod it...in satin finish Tahiti Coral with "ghost" flames up front...

(I'm so pathetic. Vivid imagination; drab finances...)[:p]

S.

barnlark
03-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Having one part number instead of two makes sense. Maybe that's why they did it.
Regarding the holes, I'm not sure when they made (drilled- punched?) those, since the nos fenders and doors don't have holes in them.
My holes are off a little on my doors from front to rear, from the factory, for my trim. No matter how well aligned the panels and doors are, the trim is just a little off. I was happy to see Studeman's post on that very fix with GM style clips to move them up and down to get that alignment better. I hear you on the drab finances. ;)

jimmijim8
03-30-2009, 08:36 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Originally posted by silverhawk

Thats a pretty darn cool rod you got there man! What year is it? I can't tell the difference between '59 and '60's.

Dylan, normally the outside visual differences on original 59-60 cars would be..

-The script on the front fenders; Studebaker script for 1959, Lark VI or VIII for 1960.

-On 2 doors, the rear side stainless would be two piece for 1959, one piece for 1960. I'm not sure if it is the same for a 4 door such as that.

- The 59 grills have a uniform mesh grill with the Champ style slat turn signal housings, while the 1960 has a grill which has slightly wider chrome bands with a similar mesh that matches the turn signal housings.

- '59 has the Hawk style script logo on the driver's side of the lower part of that front grill and the horn button. Lark logo for the '60 cars for the horn button and in the center of the lower front grill.

-Flat back tail light lenses for '59, curved for '60. Chrome ring for '59 Regal lenses, plain for Deluxe. No chrome trim on the 1960 lens, just a edit as if it matters: chrome base w/rubber trim.

This car has a mix of stuff that makes it hard. No fender scripts, blacked turn signal housings, non-stock hood ornament.
I'm going with the 1960 Regal grill, turn signals and tail light lens and say it's a 1960, but those could just be parts on a 1959. She does look pretty happy and with good reason, that car is pretty cool for a girl's Stude. [^] Your insecurity must cause you much grief. I am not posting facts to belittle you. Nor am I out to win the "Who Can Post da Most" post contest. I correct you only as a courtesy to members. Difference in stainless----- not rustable. Your smart mouthed edit is very becoming of a troubled person. Why didn't you just plain and simple erase your misinformation and/or stand corrected. You didn't have to take any action. Instead, you refuse to just let a rift that you started die. Shoot me an e-mail munch. jimmijim8@yahoo.com I would like to forward a message to you.




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4961Studebaker
03-30-2009, 09:21 AM
Looks like she's having fun with Studebaker's :D

Silly girls, Larks are for boy's too, ya know. :D;)

owning one of these cars encourages me to study the subtle differences in each model year, granted, I'd rather drive the wheels off one and leave the details to everyone else.....the 59, 60 trips me up time to time when changes have been made through customization or parts availability, so thanks for pointing those details out Barnlark.

I don't think male owners of larks have insecurities per se, I think we've heard, why you driving a girls car? Oh that little cars to cute for you, where did you get that?....grandma? One too many times.

You hear the same thing in the Harley world, brother n law rode a sportster...he heard many times....Why you driving a girls bike?
He had a snappy response, that I cant repeat [^]

It seems to me Barnlark was just pointing out the obvious that
1. picture has a woman as the driver
2. It is flamed in a color.......well.....that more women choose, than men.
Thats all.

ChopStu
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barnlark
03-30-2009, 07:19 PM
That's not what he's pointing out, Kev. The personal stuff is really tiresome and on purpose, best just to ignore it. My mistake, there were later galvanized tail light bases made because those really pitted like heck. He's right, stamped steel and poor chrome, thus the edit. Most people know the difference between stainless and steel, or pot metal under chrome plating. I paid $40 bucks each to have mine chromed, I should have remembered and caught it as I was typing. Common mistake, I just don't get away with any lately.


Kevin, I didn't mean it that way about the car's color at all. I meant it as a girl driver's car from the picture. Plenty of cool black and purple cars out there regardless of who owns them. I got a local M5 truck driver at a car show unaware of us to join the SDC last summer with a very dark purple and lavender paint job. Very cool guy there with his wife and a real talented rebuilder and modifier. It's a family affair project.
My daughter loves this car. I'd like to see that at South Bend if it is there. It's cool as heck whether it's the driver's car or not, she just looks happy as all get out. [^]

rockinhawk
03-30-2009, 07:59 PM
Ain't nothing like a baby doll in a Studebaker!! NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
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