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BobGlasscock
10-14-2009, 05:59 PM
Squeezed within another topic Chris asked an interesting question about who has a totally stock, original vehicle. I can't remember this being covered, so thought I would start a thread on it.

Chris, my '50 Champion was purchased by my mother and dad in late 1949. It has been 'with' me ever since I was born in 1950. There has been absolutely no modification of any kind on it, ever. All the repairs through the '60s, and all of my restoration repairs all used original Studebaker parts. The only non-original items on it are the tires which are up-to-date tires. I drive the car around town and when the OD gets fixed it will go on the highway, so I took no shortcut on the tires.



'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

63t-cab
10-14-2009, 08:40 PM
I have a completely stock 55 Champion 2dr. sedan.all origional except for a re-cored radiator,brakes,exhaust and tires.

Joseph R. Zeiger

rockne10
10-14-2009, 08:46 PM
My '33 has a little bit of rattle can paint on the front fenders that wasn't there when it left the factory; have also replaced head gasket, fan belt, one motor mount, freeze plugs, exhaust, tires, battery, one rear axle seal, brake linings, tail light lens, two head light bulbs, cap, rotor, points, condenser and ignition wires.
Still using the original key.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/keys/53003-1.jpg?t=1255571097

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

mbstude
10-14-2009, 08:53 PM
Here's one that's all original.

George K.'s '38 Commander State. He thinks the fenders were repainted sometime in the past. And it had a Clover Leaf replacement engine installed somewhere along the line as well. Other than that, it's just as it left South Bend in 1938.

And here's a historical question for Chris D.....

This car has oil change decals from a service station in Bellmore, New York. What prominent SDC Member resided there?

Only thing missing is the radio. But George has it sitting in the corner of the shop, waiting to be rebuilt.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/tally_38019-1.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/tally_38022-1.jpg

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

mbstude
10-14-2009, 08:58 PM
Oh, and my '58 Commander is all original, except for the seats.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/58%20Commander/0_new_58_large.jpg

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

rockfoot
10-14-2009, 09:03 PM
My '55 Hardtop is all original stock... My Dad bought it in 1955. There have never been any modifications... none.... zero.:D

1955 President one owner
Moncks Corner, SC
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh279/rbarrett/P1000631.jpghttp://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh279/rbarrett/259Studebaker.jpg

Chris_Dresbach
10-14-2009, 09:18 PM
Cool, knew that at least a few were still out there!:) Yeah, gaskets and stuff like that really dosent count as long as it's genuine Studebaker replacement parts. Very cool. I was starting to think that maybe a bone stock Stude wasnt around South Bend anymore, neighbors E45 is probably the closest in the restored catagory. Also has a regular transtar, really nice truck. Last time I was over they were putting some finishing touches on re-restoring it. It is rather modified to pull a loaded trailer... (cam, carb, ect.) Really nice resto. Then comes the lark across the street from him... Big 289 in it with all origional supercharger and other mods. For being a hot rod, it still really resembeles being stock, but ONLY factory produced STUDEBAKER perfomance parts. Love to ride in it! That car is awesome.:D (and james, I dont mean the pink one...)[:p] Well, glad to see those stock examples still on the road, thats how I plan on restoring one when I get one! (unless the papers say it came with a Paxton supercharger;)) A Chevy big block may look cool, to some, and go fast, but its just... -Incorrect to the car if it's a Studebaker. Thats my opinion. Keep 'em stock! Thats what always gets my vote for "best of show!":)

Chris Dresbach

Chris_Dresbach
10-14-2009, 09:20 PM
As for the question about the SDCer from Bellmore New York, no idea.[?]

Chris Dresbach

mbstude
10-14-2009, 09:25 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

As for the question about the SDCer from Bellmore New York, no idea.[?]

Chris Dresbach


Anybody else know? What prominent SDC member was from Bellmore, NY?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

gearhead49
10-16-2009, 08:24 AM
Chris
You saw my 59 Lark Regal 2 dr hardtop when you picked up the grille and moldings a few weeks ago.
The Lark was ordered for my grandparents by my dad who went to work for Studebaker after being discharged from the Army afer a stint in Korea. It was driven by my grandma and the longest distance it was ever driven was to my aunts cottage in Dowagic Michigan from Mishawaka. It sat from 1976 until 1992 when I aquired it. It almost ended up being a Prostreet car that was was going to be powered by a 1969 375hp 396, but a older guy I know that was president of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane club talked me out of it. I then didn't have the heart to alter it. It did get a frame on resto. The motor was disassemdled and the heads were done due to stuck valves. The only mods were the aluminum rims, new dual exhaust and a Holley 500 two barrel carb. Oh a Pioneer 6 disc CD changer and Clarion Pro Audio speakers were also added. The Lark has been in the family for 5 years now and the odometer is still under 33,000 original. I will remain a member of our family as long as possible.

gearhead49
10-16-2009, 08:27 AM
TYPO!!!
The Lark has been in the family 50 years!!!!!!!!!
Too much coffe this morning.

Lark Hunter
10-16-2009, 08:58 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude


quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

As for the question about the SDCer from Bellmore New York, no idea.[?]

Chris Dresbach


Anybody else know? What prominent SDC member was from Bellmore, NY?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA




Barry Manilow[?][?]

"I'm allergic to small block Chevys."

maxpower1954
10-16-2009, 09:04 AM
Tony Carella??? Russ Farris

Kurt
10-16-2009, 06:33 PM
My 51 is nearly all original. It's had a partial repaint at some point. Other than that it is how it left the factory

66 Commander R1 Clone
51 Commander 4dr

Chris_Dresbach
10-16-2009, 06:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by gearhead49

Chris
You saw my 59 Lark Regal 2 dr hardtop when you picked up the grille and moldings a few weeks ago.
The Lark was ordered for my grandparents by my dad who went to work for Studebaker after being discharged from the Army afer a stint in Korea. It was driven by my grandma and the longest distance it was ever driven was to my aunts cottage in Dowagic Michigan from Mishawaka. It sat from 1976 until 1992 when I aquired it. It almost ended up being a Prostreet car that was was going to be powered by a 1969 375hp 396, but a older guy I know that was president of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane club talked me out of it. I then didn't have the heart to alter it. It did get a frame on resto. The motor was disassemdled and the heads were done due to stuck valves. The only mods were the aluminum rims, new dual exhaust and a Holley 500 two barrel carb. Oh a Pioneer 6 disc CD changer and Clarion Pro Audio speakers were also added. The Lark has been in the family for 5 years now and the odometer is still under 33,000 original. I will remain a member of our family as long as possible.


Yeah, that is one nice car. Glad you left it mostly stock and just restored it!:) By the way, that grille worked for the job!:D

Chris Dresbach

mbstude
10-16-2009, 06:48 PM
Harry Barnes. You know, the guy that founded this club. [:o)]


quote:Originally posted by maxpower1954

Tony Carella??? Russ Farris


Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

maxpower1954
10-16-2009, 08:50 PM
Oh yeah, that guy! But Tony wasn't a bad guess (but wrong) as he was very active in Stude parts until he passed away in the early 90s. Come to think of it, he was in NYC. Paul Warta probably remembers the details about Tony C. Russ Farris

StudeMichael
10-16-2009, 09:00 PM
Harry Barnes?

big jim
10-17-2009, 09:02 AM
Yep Harry Barnes:http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i12/bigjim13/HBarnes.jpg

barnlark
10-17-2009, 09:23 AM
Great memorabilia letter. [^] We should have a Jay Leno-type Jaywalkers video set up for such questions at the next International to see who actually knows their Studebaker history facts! I can think of several common fact or fiction questions right now. :D

StudeMichael
10-17-2009, 09:27 AM
I hosted the Florida State Meet in Vero Beach Florida for our Chapter in 1996. A few days before the meet I received a call about 7:00 pm. The caller said, "Hello,,,this is Harry Barnes, founder of the Studebaker Drivers Club"! I was thrilled when he told me he was attending our meet and made him the guest of honor. He spoke at our banquet and we passed out a copy of the letter he received from The Studebaker corporation authorizing him to start a "Studebaker Drivers Club". He was very enthusiastic, even up in years and it was a special time for all of us.

candbstudebakers
10-18-2009, 12:29 PM
I have a original 1952 commander 4 door V-8 stick with overdrive that works nice, I got it a few years ago from the original owners family even the paint is original along with the interior, always fires and runs good, clutch is on it's last leg but will have to wait a little longer when I have time , I like to drive it now and then good running little 232 I have never taken a picture of it but will and post...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
canbstudebakers-
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/CedarRapids210.jpg

Chris_Dresbach
10-18-2009, 04:18 PM
Cool! 1952 is one of my favorite years of Studebaker models!:)

Chris Dresbach