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Da Tinman
10-14-2009, 07:46 PM
We got the insurance settlement from the accident,

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/045.jpg

and we just got this to replace it!!

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0431.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0439.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0440.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0435.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0441.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0448.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0445.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0444.jpg

Not bad for $300 bucks!

(Insurance money covered all but the $300)





www.datinmanjay.com

http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

Milaca
10-14-2009, 07:51 PM
Nice find! Do you have any plans to change anything on it or drive and show it as is? Regardless, its a neat car.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

8E45E
10-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Very nice!! But the optimist that I am, I still believe that Cruiser is fixable looking at the pic.

Craig

mbstude
10-14-2009, 07:58 PM
Take the 289 out of the wrecked car and put in the 2 door. [8D]

Craig, you could replace every component from the cowl forward, but I'd doubt if it would ever drive right. Looks like a nice parts car for the replacement. [^]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Da Tinman
10-14-2009, 07:58 PM
It will eventually get the 289 (after some upgrades) out of the wrecked car, and a t5 behind it. Also planning brake upgrades and a 2 tone paint job.

For now its gonna get put away till spring, it needs a master cylinder and kit in the carb and its a driver. We will be driving as a stocker for while. Got a couple other projects to finish up before I can get to it.

The wrecked car has both framerails kinked at the firewall, its a nice donor. Still a shame, makes me wanna cry.

Someday I hope to build something like the Lunar Lander from the remains.



www.datinmanjay.com

http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

Milaca
10-14-2009, 08:01 PM
Personally, i like the little Stude 6 engine. A little gutless with an automatic though.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

Kurt
10-14-2009, 08:17 PM
You didn't happen to buy that car at an auction in Hamilton Illinois?
Their sale flyer had a car just like that in it.

66 Commander R1 Clone
51 Commander 4dr

Da Tinman
10-14-2009, 08:24 PM
yep!! Got a nice decklid for my shoebox there too.

www.datinmanjay.com

http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

dean pearson
10-14-2009, 09:44 PM
Man what a nice car!
You scored on that one.
I am quite jealous.
Dean.

Chris_Dresbach
10-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Sweet car!:)

Chris Dresbach

BRUCESTUDE
10-14-2009, 10:08 PM
WOW!!!Nice job to your insurance people, and congrats to you!!

[:p]

Roscomacaw
10-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Cool deal! BTW, I've got a perfect 63 Cruiser frame here that would love to find a new purpose in life.;)

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

showbizkid
10-14-2009, 11:34 PM
Seriously, that's a sweet car! Bring on the F-bodies!


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

StudeRich
10-15-2009, 12:06 AM
Personally, I think the Insurance Co. owes you a refund! A 6 Cyl. Regal 2 Dr. with only TWO doors for a Cruiser [u]4 Dr.</u> with a V-8 and it [u]cost</u> $300.00??? :D [:o)]

Really nice Regal 2 Dr. by the way! [:p]

StudeRich

Da Tinman
10-15-2009, 12:11 AM
SHHHHHH, first time I've ever gotten ahead with an insurance claim!!


www.datinmanjay.com

http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

sals54
10-15-2009, 12:12 AM
That is one way cool 63 2 door. I love those. I believe the 2 door post has a much nicer "line" in the upper body. I like the way the C pillar slants back. Its a bit too straight up on the hardtop model. The coupe looks sleeker. I like it. I actually have my eyes on one. I would love to have it as an R1 clone. Great find, and good luck. It gonna be tons of fun.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

silverhawk
10-15-2009, 12:52 AM
Nice car!

Dylan Wills

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Tobeputindylansfile100.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

8E45E
10-15-2009, 12:58 AM
quote:Originally posted by Da Tinman

The wrecked car has both framerails kinked at the firewall, its a nice donor. Still a shame, makes me wanna cry.


I wonder if a frame shop can properly straighten it out. otherwise, you will have to take up Biggsy's offer of a good one.

Craig

clonelark
10-15-2009, 01:57 AM
That looks like it will be one sweet car. These Larks are great drivers, and you will get the looks when driving it down the road.

http://i35.tinypic.com/28a5clx.jpg

jimmijim8
10-15-2009, 05:03 AM
Nice metal fabrication. jimmijim

Stude Junkie+++++++Do it right the f$$$$ Time. Never mind. Just do it right. When youre done your done. You'll know it.

TX Rebel
10-15-2009, 09:37 AM
Nice car. If anyone is inspired by the pic, I have an identical car available reasonable here.
That is, it was about identical when they were new. Mine is not nearly as sweet but is buildable & priced at about the value of the solid fenders & doors.

Barry'd in Studes

warrlaw1
10-15-2009, 09:52 AM
Nice replacement. I just have to believe that it had an SDC member in its past looking out for it.

58PackardWagon
10-15-2009, 09:53 AM
How in the heck did your wife wreck the other car?

57 & 58 Packards and Larks

Da Tinman
10-15-2009, 09:54 AM
I realize this might not be to everyones taste but I hope that someday the beloved Cruiser will be resurrected into something like this,,,

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c208/Plowboy1933/Lunar%20Lander/132004265.jpg

Wifey didnt wreck it, Pops did, and a 17 year old kids in a twice borrowed chevy pickup came off a field road, no stop, no yield and no headlights at 10:30 at night right in front of him.



www.datinmanjay.com

http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

Da Tinman
10-15-2009, 06:05 PM
Pics from the bottom side, a little surface rust here and there!

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0455.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0456.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0458.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0461.jpg


www.datinmanjay.com

http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

JBOYLE
10-15-2009, 06:10 PM
Nice new car...sorry about the old one. I hate to see a car that has survived so long bite the dust.
I love your idea on how to use its remains. Far too good to scrap...

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

candbstudebakers
10-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Ya the 63 2 door are a nice ride when on the street, just moved mine yesterday to the rack area and will get back working on it so it can hit the streets again with the new 4 speed and traction bars and sway bar installed, and ya it is a R-1 with 373 TT rear end and buckets, all this in a Standard....Bob

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/white%2063%20super%20lark/IM001064.jpg

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

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

Da Tinman
10-11-2010, 11:20 PM
Figured I'd throw an update in,, We got the car lowered, and I painted some scallops on the sides to make it a little less stock.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0475.jpg

The paint job is a 10 footer and isnt staying so I wasnt afraid of screwing it up.

hubcaps got a splash of color too.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0469.jpg

Went to the Hunnert Car Pileup with it, and here it is at the pre party. Thats Studerodders Lark in the background.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0481.jpg

Closeup of the scallops in bright light, before unmasking. they pop off in the sunlight and will be outlined in a lighter blue by my daughter.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0460-1.jpg

there's no shade a the new location of the Pileup so when the sun got to overbearing I climbed into the coolest spot I could find....
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/101_0484.jpg

The 6 is getting a bit tired and so over the winter its gonna get freshened up and ths trans will see some love too. Next years is looking like a good one already!

r1lark
10-12-2010, 07:04 AM
Oh that thing looks really SWEET!!

showbizkid
10-12-2010, 12:27 PM
I'll say it again... LOVE that Lark!!! :)

4961Studebaker
10-12-2010, 02:15 PM
I think you came out ahead with this one.

I see the infamous rear panel bumper/body line, nice of the engineers to fashion a body line so they could use up more 61 bumpers front and rear. :D

Wonder why they went to 3 bumper bolts per side versus the 2 per side just a couple years prior?

Anyway.....great car, and looks to fit your style, and intended purpose......to drive.

Werdegast
10-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Props for a six banger!

I love to attend car shows and see brand X 6 bangers. They are not run of the mill and candidly are a nice change from the hundredth 327, 350, 427, 454, 352, 389. 421, 440...........and on and on........

studebaker-R2-4-me
10-12-2010, 08:39 PM
SHHHHHH, first time I've ever gotten ahead with an insurance claim!!


www.datinmanjay.com

http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

If you think you did well, you don't want to hear the insurance story on my girlfriend's Lark... She complained about just painting the decklid and rear valance asking how do you match a 40 year old paint job? The adjustor came back with an offer to paint the whole car. We accepted the insurance companies offer. I'm still waiting for the cheque to pay off the parts that I have already bought. BTW nice F-body!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/IMGP1283.jpg

mr moto
10-13-2010, 08:58 AM
Good car for the money. I'll even offer you $350 for it. http://planetsmilies.net/cool-smiley-17089.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

Da Tinman
10-13-2010, 10:33 AM
Thanks! I love the little car and it is for sure a joy to drive. Not for sale either, too nice a starting point and impossible to replace for the $$$ we got in it.


May have some goodies coming that will make it more of a joy to drive, found a mid 90-s super coupe that may have to give up its supercharger, cooler and most of its efi stuff to go on the Champ 6. Even thinking of adapting the aod too.

I've done this kind of swap before although not to this extreme so I have a good idea as to what needs to be done.