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Rosstude
02-21-2010, 04:09 PM
As many of you know I purchased the remainder of a collection my neighbor had built up over many years. This has been a labor of love, with many trials and setbacks, blood and sweat, and many enjoyable days with several friends and some young people from church.
Well, onto why I am posting. My 16 year old daughter fell in love with one the cars when we were pulling serial numbers early on, I must admit she has a good eye, and if I do say so myself she did she pick the best of the bunch. Thought Iíd share some photos of her 1962 Lark 2 door, 62V-F4. Its got the 3 speed OD, hill holder, full flow 259, and best of all 54888.7 original owner miles. The seats have been covered up by plastic covers, and under that looks perfect. The paint is good, and will take a shine.
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It took about 2 hours to have it where we were driving around the neighborhood. Oil change, brake bleeding, tires, fuel tank flush, and we were off. She is not being ďhandedĒ the car for free, she is and has been working for it. Nor will it be her first daily driver, we got a air bagged plastic jelly bean blob that should survive the high school and collage years.
The kid washed and vacuumed it, and I slid it into the barn and bagged it, where it will remain until I finish finding new homes for the remainder of the collection. If things go well, we may be able to drive it to La Palma this spring. Well there it is, another generation corrupted (in a good way).

63t-cab
02-21-2010, 04:31 PM
That Lark is a sweetie for sure!!! I must say I miss driving Larks.

Joseph R. Zeiger

50starlite
02-21-2010, 05:28 PM
Ross, my first new car, and my first Studebaker, was a 1962 two door, 259 o.d. deluxe, white! No extras, no radio, no nuthing.
Bought it from Freeman Spicer, South bend.:D[^]
Enjoy:)

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Dick
Mountain Home, AR
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Invalid User Name
02-21-2010, 05:48 PM
Sheesh - all I got when I was a kid was a Ford. :D

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
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dong
02-21-2010, 06:20 PM
I got a Stude but all I wanted at that time was a Ford.

Don

Dick Steinkamp
02-21-2010, 06:26 PM
A very lucky daughter. Beautiful Lark. Original plates too.

[8D]




Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
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Bamajak
02-21-2010, 06:39 PM
My children would not drive my Studebakers.

Jack White
Charlotte,NC
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BobGlasscock
02-21-2010, 07:31 PM
Silly kids........

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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kurtruk
02-21-2010, 07:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

A very lucky daughter. Beautiful Lark. Original plates too.

[8D]




Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
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Uh, original plates probably would have been like in my signature pic below.;) Then, a year later those were turned in for the yellow-on-black plates now on the car.:)

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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StudeRich
02-21-2010, 10:21 PM
Probably right Kurt, ....OR the title says:
"Yr Model 1962", "Yr. Sold 1963" and it never got the '56 plates! [^]

StudeRich

Bordeaux Daytona
02-21-2010, 10:32 PM
Nice! I don't know why but I really like those '62 2dr sedans.

Dick Steinkamp
02-21-2010, 10:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by kurtruk


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Uh, original plates probably would have been like in my signature pic below.;) Then, a year later those were turned in for the yellow-on-black plates now on the car.:)




I think the year on the plates is the year of EXPIRATION...not the year they were issued. If the car was sold in 1961, it would have got the black on yellow plates. '62 it would have got the yellow on black plates.

So you are right, they may not be original if the car was sold in '61.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Avanti/pics005-1.jpg

55champion
02-21-2010, 10:40 PM
Very nice and very smart girl for wanting that one.

silverhawk
02-21-2010, 10:43 PM
Sweet! Give her my congratulations! BTW, that car has my same powertrain, except mine never (and still doesn't) have a oil filter,LOL! They are a blast to drive!

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Tobeputindylansfile003.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

barnlark
02-21-2010, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
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I think the year on the plates is the year of EXPIRATION...not the year they were issued. If the car was sold in 1961, it would have got the black on yellow plates. '62 it would have got the yellow on black plates.
So you are right, they may not be original if the car was sold in '61.

Dick, I have had some of those black plates and they all had 1963 imprinted in the upper right corner. Did they start to hand those out in 1962 before January 1, 1963? I was 6, but I can't remember what my parents made me pay for the registration and when we picked up the plates. :D;)

Dick Steinkamp
02-21-2010, 11:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Dick, I have had some of those black plates and they all had 1963 imprinted in the upper right corner. Did they start to hand those out in 1962 before January 1, 1963? I was 6, but I can't remember what my parents made me pay for the registration and when we picked up the plates. :D;)


Yes...the 1963 is the year the plates would expire. They were first issued in 1962 (actually January of 1962)...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_California

If you bought a 1962 car in 1962, the plates would read 1963.

If you bought a car today, your first plates would read 2011.


Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
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kurtruk
02-22-2010, 04:27 AM
Wow. Then our current YOM (Year Of Manufacture) program is not historically accurate[?][:0] The YOM program allows you to put a plate on from the year the car was manufactured. Right now a model year 1962 gets the '56 base plate with the '62 sticker, etc. Hmn. Sorry to hijack the thread, but this is interesting.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Dick Steinkamp
02-22-2010, 09:35 AM
quote:Originally posted by kurtruk

Wow. Then our current YOM (Year Of Manufacture) program is not historically accurate[?][:0] The YOM program allows you to put a plate on from the year the car was manufactured. Right now a model year 1962 gets the '56 base plate with the '62 sticker, etc. Hmn. Sorry to hijack the thread, but this is interesting.




Not quite true. The YOM programs don't really mean the year the car was manufactured. Many (one third?) 1962 Larks (for example) were manufactured in 1961. YOM really means "model year".

I guess it makes some sense to match up the YOM plate with the model year of the car rather than requiring documentation on the actual month the car was built.

In any case, the black plates on Ross's car are super cool. [8D]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Avanti/pics005-1.jpg

Steve T
02-22-2010, 01:56 PM
Oooo that makes me want to get my '62 out of the barn...unfortunately (and for the first time in ages) is it snowing absolutely furiously here...we're supposed to get snow straight through to next Sunday and then twice more the week after that. Guess we had it coming.[V]

Great score on that Lark!

S.

Rosstude
02-22-2010, 03:33 PM
The black plates are something I am so accustomed to, I guess I donít think about them much, except when purchasing they indicate the car or truck hasnít changed hands or states too many times in its life. They are cool to have on a California car, and for me they just seem to bring a comfortable feeling of years past.
I could be mistaken, but I recall that at the time California required that the older plates be turned in, and exchanged for the new black plates. The 56 I just sold, and my 58 Transtar have black plates, and I recall several early 50ís Chevyís I owned having them as well.
We are in love with the little Lark; itís so unmolested, right down to the red plug wires, funky hose clamps, glove box full of receipts and service records, itís even got the little nodding dog on the rear parcel shelf. The hose clamps are rusted, but the rest is staying ďas isĒ whenever safe to do so.
Some poking around found a 3.31 Spicer 27 rear end. That would explain its behavior on the test drive around our hilly neighborhood. Good thing it has a hillholder. Should be a freeway flyer though, and pull down some good MPG numbers.
I was frankly getting a little burned out on this adventure, if I didnít have so many other things going on it would be different, but my daughters enthusiasm for the Lark lifted the blues right off. We are having fun, music cranked up, buckets of soapy water flying about, the sound of the vacuum sucking up bobby pins, showing her how carbs and fuel gauges work, laying on cardboard looking up at smelly gear oil dripping down, it isnít heaven but its as good as it gets down here.


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Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar

Lark8girl
02-22-2010, 08:00 PM
Go Studigirlpower!

Lark VIII girl

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bams50
02-22-2010, 08:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Rosstude

We are having fun, music cranked up, buckets of soapy water flying about, the sound of the vacuum sucking up bobby pins, showing her how carbs and fuel gauges work, laying on cardboard looking up at smelly gear oil dripping down, it isnít heaven but its as good as it gets down here.


Ross- love the car, amd even moreso, love your description of how you're enjoying it with your daughter. Thanks for sharing![^][^][^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

showbizkid
02-22-2010, 09:35 PM
Right on, Ross!


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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