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mbstude
01-19-2007, 03:29 PM
'58 Commander sedan. 259 V8, auto. All original paint and unrestored. I'm the second owner. It was pulled out of a barn in January, '09 after a 35 year hibernation. My dependable daily driver.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/58%20Commander/0_new_58001.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/may%2029%202009/58_big009.jpg



'59 Scotsman pickup. This was my daily ride in High School. Currently getting a V8 transplant and a host of other stuff.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/daytona_1-13.jpg



Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia

utahstudebaker
02-19-2009, 09:00 PM
Matthew,

I am excited to see the truck take on a new personality. Keep me posted with pictures!

Thanks for posting the new ride photos, I love that car!

Matt

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm308/utahstude/1-3.jpghttp://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm308/utahstude/NewHubcaps010.jpg


1953 2R5 frame off in progress and 1954 3R6 driver.

FlatheadGeo
06-06-2009, 07:13 AM
Matthew,

I have a drivers side above the grille eyebrow. Send me your mailing address and I'll send it. Doesn't fit my '57.

George

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

Chris Pile
06-06-2009, 09:36 AM
Don't care for the 58, love the truck.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

mbstude
06-09-2009, 07:05 PM
Thanks George, email sent.

That's okay Chris... You don't have to ride in it.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/may%2029%202009/58_big011-1.jpg

Nelsen Motorsports
06-12-2009, 10:23 AM
Ooh! Don't scratch the paint on the 63 with that drum![:0]

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss29/NelsenRacing/n1558086144_30050401_419-1.jpg
Alex Nelsen
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA

silverhawk
12-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Man, I LOVE that '58! {Sorry Mr.Pile, 'tis true} And, more pics of the truck?

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBe-2.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

HUB
12-30-2009, 10:57 PM
Nice rides Matthew!

Allan - Ontario, Canada
1963 GT Hawk
1964 Daytona Convertible

mbstude
12-31-2009, 10:24 AM
quote:Originally posted by silverhawk

And, more pics of the truck?



My two uncles and the original owner (driver's door) pushing it out of the barn in 1994. The old man bought the truck in 1960 and drove it until 1974. Truck sat in the barn for 20 years.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/workout.jpg

Getting ready for paint in '94. This would be the day it went from original Alaskan Blue and rusty to Omaha Orange.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/primer2.jpg

The truck as I got it in 2006. Still wearing the same 1994 Omaha Orange paint.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/1959%20Studebaker%20Scottsman.jpg

During and after a paint job in 2007.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/retruck_repaint029.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/retruck_repaint054.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/re-callin_it_done007.jpg

On the Proving Ground Test Track at the 2007 National meet in South Bend.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/IntlMeet208.jpg

In front of the National Museum.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2906681150101505675aEzwdv_ph.jpg

"Smashing Pumpkins" in April, 2008.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/wreck002.jpg

As it sits today. New 259 is detailed and almost ready to be dropped in.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/1018091726a.jpg

Bill Pressler
12-31-2009, 11:02 AM
Matt, great photos, thanks for posting!

You mentioned that the original owner of the truck bought it in '60, so it was a year old? Seems like there are a lot of Stude stories like that! A friend of mine from Wauseon, OH said they had a '64 or '65 Stude when she was a kid until she was a teenager and she was always embarrassed by it! Her Dad told her he bought it new at their local dealership called "Turnpike Travellers", when it was two years old!

I like your '58 also. There was a guy who worked at N&A named George who had a sedan almost just like yours, color and all. It had the 'toilet seat' trim on the trunk though. Ever see it?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1 (sold new by Cordell Motors, Moorhead, MN)
'64 Daytona Hardtop (sold new by Carl E. Filer Co., Greenville, PA)


http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/44320019-3.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/broadway_filer_oct03-1.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/100_0690_00-1_3.jpg

mbstude
01-02-2010, 10:07 AM
Hey Bill. I never saw that particular car, but I have seen the "toilet seats" before. Sure glad my car doesn't have one.

I wasn't too clear about the truck. The guy that bought it in 1960 bought it as a used car from the local Buick dealer. How it ended up there at only a year old, I'll likely never know. :)

Mark57
01-02-2010, 10:39 AM
Matt... I thought you had a "special" 289 that was going into the Pumpkin[?]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

silverhawk
01-02-2010, 12:02 PM
Looks great Matt! Thanks for sharing!

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBe-2.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

mbstude
01-02-2010, 12:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

Matt... I thought you had a "special" 289 that was going into the Pumpkin[?]


I had a full flow 289... Nothing "special". My uncle decided he wanted it worse than I did, so he bought a full flow 259 from a wrecked '58 3/4 ton and we traded. (Has A/C, truck bellhousing, etc etc). I just wanted a V8, he wanted more cubic inches. :)

Mark57
01-02-2010, 12:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I had a full flow 289... Nothing "special". My uncle decided he wanted it worse than I did, so he bought a full flow 259 from a wrecked '58 3/4 ton and we traded. (Has A/C, truck bellhousing, etc etc). I just wanted a V8, he wanted more cubic inches. :)


Gotcha... I had thought your 289 was an R1 version, but I was obviously thinking of something else.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

mbstude
01-02-2010, 02:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57


quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I had a full flow 289... Nothing "special". My uncle decided he wanted it worse than I did, so he bought a full flow 259 from a wrecked '58 3/4 ton and we traded. (Has A/C, truck bellhousing, etc etc). I just wanted a V8, he wanted more cubic inches. :)


Gotcha... I had thought your 289 was an R1 version, but I was obviously thinking of something else.



I wish!!! :D

Studewannabe
01-14-2010, 12:07 PM
Matthew, the photo next to the river is almost
perfect!:D
The photo is excellent(position, setting etc.)
but what i like is the authentic look of completeness although
it is not perfect.[^]
I have a kind of empathy for it as i too am complete,
but with a few dings an scratches as i am nearing the
big "five oh":)but still feel good and up to foolin
around.
I would also like it totally overhauled(with Hemi[}:)])
but this is just so true to life.
And it is certainly one of the most recognised Studes
in the Stude Drivers Club.