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58PackardWagon
05-31-2009, 08:15 PM
Granted it needs its brake lines, fuel lines and gas tank, but it is well on its way. Body (painted Super Red) is being painted and will be placed on the frame in June. A huge thanks to everyone on there advice in the Studebaker Drivers Club Technical Forum.

Update.... I just received an email asking to see a before pic, here you go.......

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/58packardwagon_photos/IMG_1797.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/58packardwagon_photos/IMG_0946.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/58packardwagon_photos/IMG_0922.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/58packardwagon_photos/IMG_0949.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww252/58packardwagon_photos/IMG_0940.jpg

57 & 58 Packards and Larks

63t-cab
05-31-2009, 08:38 PM
Hey,looks like the X member fell out,like those tires.

Joseph R. Zeiger

58PackardWagon
05-31-2009, 08:57 PM
Cross member is there. Keep in mind this is a 63. The rims were powder coated and match extremely well. The tires are newly manufactured by Coker Tire. They are Firestone bias plys. They are the exact style and tread that came on this car out of the Studebaker factory. It is hard to image that a car with this much power can ride on such a narrow tire.

studegary
05-31-2009, 09:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by 63t-cab

Hey,looks like the X member fell out,like those tires.

Joseph R. Zeiger


The post doesn't say what body style is going on this R2 chassis, so it can't be determined if an X-member is appropriate.
You may know something that this post doesn't state or perhaps you just made an assumption.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

58PackardWagon
05-31-2009, 09:28 PM
Sorry about that Gary. You are correct. The Lark is from the Custom trim line. It is a 2 door sedan. It is a packaged car with a 4 speed and bucket front seats.

Dick Steinkamp
05-31-2009, 09:35 PM
That is going to be one special car [:p] [8D]

Keep the updates coming.


Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

dean pearson
05-31-2009, 10:59 PM
That frame looks allmost identical to my 52 commander hard top apart from the missing cross member?
Can that be?

JeffDeWitt
05-31-2009, 11:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by dean pearson

That frame looks allmost identical to my 52 commander hard top apart from the missing cross member?
Can that be?


Well it IS a Studebaker, they weren't big on changing things that didn't need to be changed, and at least the front suspension would have been about the same.

Jeff DeWitt
http://carolinastudes.net
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q33/Jeff_DeWitt/IM001571-1.jpg