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JDP
01-05-2010, 06:40 PM
Sal and I bought this all original 56 President, and Sal spent a few minutes with a buffer. It almost looks like the paint is now two toned. (look at the break at the stainless, and half the hood.) We bought another car, and parts car car to share later. We also have a NOS passenger side 56/57 fender if anyone local to California needs one.
http://stude.com/pres.jpg

JDP/Maryland

65cruiser
01-05-2010, 06:45 PM
I'm anxious to see more of this one.

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
www.65cruiser.com


http://www.65cruiser.com/images/studewordy.jpg

Guido
01-05-2010, 06:57 PM
Better than a "Lark Shine" ( ), it is the top of the line "Presidential Shine" ( ).

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Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

JDP
01-05-2010, 06:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by 65cruiser

I'm anxious to see more of this one.

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
www.65cruiser.com


http://www.65cruiser.com/images/studewordy.jpg


We intend to buff out the paint, install some wide whites, carpets, get in running again and do the brakes and what ever else it needs. It was a unrestored, black plate daily driver until about 6 years ago, and Sal is more anxious than you to see it back on the road.
We just love seeing these cars come back, especially ones untouched for over 50 years. They deserve to be enjoyed, and Sal gets a kick out of getting to do that.

JDP/Maryland

sals54
01-05-2010, 07:02 PM
I couldn't wait to get the buffer on this one. It reminds me of my 64 Wagonaire. The paint is oxidized, but this one has been out of the weather most of its life. The upholstery is still useable with no tears. The floors are solid and the trunk is very nice as well. I have not found any rust through on the car yet. Its a 289, 4 barrel carb President with 3 speed and overdrive. Came from the factory with dual exhaust, but is single now. It also has a beautiful dash with push button radio and clock. We'll see if any of that works when I get a battery in it. All the stainless is straight and the potmetal is very nice. Some minor pitting, but it probably won't even show up in the pictures. The "eyebrows" appear to be NOS. Tinted glass all around and no cracks. Its turning out to be a great looking 10 footer. Some wide whites will really top it off. I just happen to have a set...

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

StudeRich
01-05-2010, 07:47 PM
OK John and Sal, inquiring minds want to know!

What model President: Pinehurst Wagon, "W" body 4 dr. Sedan, "Y" body Long wheelbase sedan or "F" Body [:p] 2Dr. Sedan?

StudeRich

JDP
01-05-2010, 08:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

OK John and Sal, inquiring minds want to know!

What model President: Pinehurst Wagon, "W" body 4 dr. Sedan, "Y" body Long wheelbase sedan or "F" Body [:p] 2Dr. Sedan?

StudeRich


It's a W, but we do have a rarer, Commander, 2 door wagon on the way, but it in primer and not as nice.

JDP/Maryland

raoul5788
01-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Is the wagon going on eBay?


Chip
'63 Cruiser daily driver
'57 Packard wagon on the road!

sals54
01-05-2010, 10:14 PM
I'm contemplating keeping the wagon. I have not decided just yet. Its a 56 2 door wagon. The fins are in good shape, and the rest of the body appears to be intact and decent. The glass is bad, and the interior is thrashed. The rear tailgate and rear window operate well without too much rust to deal with. The doors look good as well. We'll see how it goes. I'll be picking up the parts car tomorrow and the Wagon by Friday. Pix will follow.

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

sals54
01-06-2010, 07:26 PM
If you want to see the Parts car, check out the Parts car thread. Oh, what the heck, here it is just in case...
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/IMG_1726.jpg

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

Guido
01-06-2010, 07:37 PM
If someone buys it to restore, I have a NOS President nameplate for that fender! :D

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Dads Baby
01-07-2010, 02:32 AM
Sal,
What kind of buffer do you use? What about paint products to get good results?

Carey
Packard Hawkhttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/146.gif?t=1221925054
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sals54
01-07-2010, 03:02 AM
Carey, I use a variable speed, 7 inch buffer from Harbor Freight. CHeap, but effective. Besides, Chinese slaves need to feed their families too, right? I use a couple of different compounds on the cars. This one used a Meguires cleaner/wax. I most commonly use TR3. It comes in a chrome and blue can. Keep the buffer on the slowest speed setting. I get 10 inch buffer pads and run a shoestring through it to keep it tight. That way I never have the "edge" of the buffer come in contact with the paint. Good luck.

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

Dads Baby
01-08-2010, 02:33 AM
Thanks for the encouragement and tips! I worked on a club member's Hawk last weekend, huge difference, but needs a little more. It has water spots that I just can't get out. I want to get them out before I put a good coat of wax on it.

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/Studes%20at%20%20the%20Forney/StudesForney1-2-100073.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/Studes%20at%20%20the%20Forney/StudesForney1-2-100074.jpg



Carey
Packard Hawkhttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/146.gif?t=1221925054
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSCN0149.jpg?t=1195791215 http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/Clublogo2.jpg?t=1208147476http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSC_0046.jpg?t=1215313071