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studeclunker
03-19-2007, 10:04 PM
I was pulling the rotted, ragged carpet out of a Daytona twin today and found this tag beneath the passenger seat, under the carpet:

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Home of the incredible Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Roscomacaw
03-19-2007, 10:14 PM
COOL! Yeah, that's where you're gonna find if you're gonna find em!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-19-2007, 10:14 PM
COOL! Yeah, that's where you're gonna find if you're gonna find em!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

studeclunker
03-19-2007, 10:42 PM
I decided to pull the front seat and use it in Bess whilst I rebuild her original. Since I was pulling the seat, I decided to remove the ragged remains of the carpet. The floor in this car is in good shape. There's rust where water had leaked in around the front doors. Still, the rust hasn't eaten all the way through. Most of the floor is still painted and in good shape. I find it kind of amazing really, as the outside of the car is just the opposite. The rear quarter panels are missing behind and level with the wheel wells. They've rusted away. The passenger doors are rusty as well. It's really a pity as this was a really nice car once. It's a three seat wagon. Not a very common car.

The rear seats and step will be going to Washington to refurbish another wagon. It has four excellent (rose mist) door panels and hardware. I plan on selling them on e-bay. There are a number of useful items still on this car. Like a complete (finned all around) power drum brake system. A vintage (Wards) AC system that's largely complete. And a good dash. I don't plan on messing with the dash though. Sadly, all the chrome inside was badly pitted.

That seat looks really small inside Bess. It's funny really. The bolt holes lined right up though.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-19-2007, 10:42 PM
I decided to pull the front seat and use it in Bess whilst I rebuild her original. Since I was pulling the seat, I decided to remove the ragged remains of the carpet. The floor in this car is in good shape. There's rust where water had leaked in around the front doors. Still, the rust hasn't eaten all the way through. Most of the floor is still painted and in good shape. I find it kind of amazing really, as the outside of the car is just the opposite. The rear quarter panels are missing behind and level with the wheel wells. They've rusted away. The passenger doors are rusty as well. It's really a pity as this was a really nice car once. It's a three seat wagon. Not a very common car.

The rear seats and step will be going to Washington to refurbish another wagon. It has four excellent (rose mist) door panels and hardware. I plan on selling them on e-bay. There are a number of useful items still on this car. Like a complete (finned all around) power drum brake system. A vintage (Wards) AC system that's largely complete. And a good dash. I don't plan on messing with the dash though. Sadly, all the chrome inside was badly pitted.

That seat looks really small inside Bess. It's funny really. The bolt holes lined right up though.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

StudeRich
03-19-2007, 11:45 PM
WOW! nicely ordered car!! A Daytona Wagonaire, White(is that seat inserts?), 289 Eng. 4 Brl. Carb, Pwr. rear window, Pwr.Steering, Power brakes, White walls, Crankcase Ventilation and Tailgate step! Amazing!
I could not decode the rear seat, could be dealer installed or torn off of the factory order.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-19-2007, 11:45 PM
WOW! nicely ordered car!! A Daytona Wagonaire, White(is that seat inserts?), 289 Eng. 4 Brl. Carb, Pwr. rear window, Pwr.Steering, Power brakes, White walls, Crankcase Ventilation and Tailgate step! Amazing!
I could not decode the rear seat, could be dealer installed or torn off of the factory order.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Blue 15G
03-20-2007, 05:21 AM
I found an identical style paper tag when I first cleaned out my '54 Champion, but it was under the trunk mat. It had a lot of the car's information listed on it.

Blue 15G
03-20-2007, 05:21 AM
I found an identical style paper tag when I first cleaned out my '54 Champion, but it was under the trunk mat. It had a lot of the car's information listed on it.

John Kirchhoff
03-20-2007, 08:51 AM
The best thing I ever found under a floor mat was a 1945 steel penny. Oh, I also once found a couple of Sugar Babies but they were a little past their prime.

John Kirchhoff
03-20-2007, 08:51 AM
The best thing I ever found under a floor mat was a 1945 steel penny. Oh, I also once found a couple of Sugar Babies but they were a little past their prime.

Guido
03-20-2007, 10:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

The best thing I ever found under a floor mat was a 1945 steel penny. Oh, I also once found a couple of Sugar Babies but they were a little past their prime.
John,

The first car my dad ever bought new was a 1954 Ford 2 door Ranch Wagon (which is still rotting away at my mother's house). A number of years ago I looked in the glove box and there was a lolipop in there (an old style one with the loop) that I suspect was from my younger years.

I have found money, tools and other goodies including a micro Leatherman behind the seat of my F-350.

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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

Guido
03-20-2007, 10:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

The best thing I ever found under a floor mat was a 1945 steel penny. Oh, I also once found a couple of Sugar Babies but they were a little past their prime.
John,

The first car my dad ever bought new was a 1954 Ford 2 door Ranch Wagon (which is still rotting away at my mother's house). A number of years ago I looked in the glove box and there was a lolipop in there (an old style one with the loop) that I suspect was from my younger years.

I have found money, tools and other goodies including a micro Leatherman behind the seat of my F-350.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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

studeclunker
03-20-2007, 12:50 PM
I believe what the rear seat refference is to the third seat, Rich. This was a three seat wagon. Cool, Huh?[8D] I really hate to take this car apart. Still, better to take it apart and re-use the parts than let the mice destroy them.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-20-2007, 12:50 PM
I believe what the rear seat refference is to the third seat, Rich. This was a three seat wagon. Cool, Huh?[8D] I really hate to take this car apart. Still, better to take it apart and re-use the parts than let the mice destroy them.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studehunter
03-20-2007, 02:24 PM
When I was taking my 54 coupe apart I found a Ben Franklin fifty cent piece under the carpet on the passenger side floorboard. I photograhped it and I intend on placing it in the same location with a little hot glue when I finish the restoration.

Domenic Manera

Domenic Manera
1954 Regal Starlight Coupe

studehunter
03-20-2007, 02:24 PM
When I was taking my 54 coupe apart I found a Ben Franklin fifty cent piece under the carpet on the passenger side floorboard. I photograhped it and I intend on placing it in the same location with a little hot glue when I finish the restoration.

Domenic Manera

Domenic Manera
1954 Regal Starlight Coupe

studeclunker
03-20-2007, 08:15 PM
Gee, Domenic, that old Ben should be worth some cash when the old '54 gets rebuilt again!:D

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-20-2007, 08:15 PM
Gee, Domenic, that old Ben should be worth some cash when the old '54 gets rebuilt again!:D

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

John Kirchhoff
03-21-2007, 10:57 AM
Domenic, I'm just glad you didn't find a live rattlesnake under there. You'd have a hard time not getting bit while you glued him back down.

John Kirchhoff
03-21-2007, 10:57 AM
Domenic, I'm just glad you didn't find a live rattlesnake under there. You'd have a hard time not getting bit while you glued him back down.

JBOYLE
03-21-2007, 11:18 AM
Slightly off topic but related and a good story...

About 10 years ago I visted the Smithsonian aircraft restoration faccility. They were restoring a British Hurricane fighter from WWII.
Diring restoration they found in a usually unaccessable place a very expensive St. Christophers' medalion.
It was riveted in place by someone (probably a young womam they said) when the plane was made...to protect the pilot in combat.

The museum staff replaced it when the restoration was finished.

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

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-21-2007, 11:18 AM
Slightly off topic but related and a good story...

About 10 years ago I visted the Smithsonian aircraft restoration faccility. They were restoring a British Hurricane fighter from WWII.
Diring restoration they found in a usually unaccessable place a very expensive St. Christophers' medalion.
It was riveted in place by someone (probably a young womam they said) when the plane was made...to protect the pilot in combat.

The museum staff replaced it when the restoration was finished.

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

Washington State

Roscomacaw
03-21-2007, 11:19 AM
Clunk observes:.... "Gee, Domenic, that old Ben should be worth some cash when the old '54 gets rebuilt again"

Man, I can remember that in 1954, if I had a fifty-cent piece, I thought I was RICH![:p]

Somewhere around here, I've got a silver dollar I found in the glove box of a late 50s Rambler in a junkyard.:D When I used to do the yards on a regular basis (1980s), I'd look under the seats for change. Most times I'd come away with enough change to offset the dollar admission fee I paid to get in!;) I kept waiting to find a WAD of bills stuffed under a seat or up under the dash or some such hiding place. No such luck.[V]
HOWEVER! - I DID find over 14 dollars worth of silver coins behind the seat of a 2R truck once.[:p]
Another time, I pocketed a cute key fob and chain that was lying on the floorboards of a 60s dodge. The fob was plastic and shaped like a bouy. It had the name of some marina on it. When I got home, I dug it out of my pocket to show the wife and as I did so, the top part of the bouy popped off.[}:)] Inside was a tightly spindled 10-dollar bill![:0]
Heh - one Friday, after work, I headed to one of those yards in the Los Angeles area. I THOUGHT I had my bag of tools in the trunk.[8] Once I get there, I realize I'd forgotten to toss them in the trunk the night before.[8]
Grumbling about being so damned dumb, I decided to pay a buck and go see what sorta "treasures" were in the yard that week. Figured that even if I DIDN'T have my tools with me, I'd have an idea of what to come back and get the next day.:)
First "oldie" I spot is a DeSoto - about a '50 model. I had to take a look. Never knew what kind of old coins you'd find under the seats and carpets! Walk up, open the pass side door and peer in. Hey! It's got removable lower seat cushions! This feature always makes lookin' under the seats a piece o' cake![^]
I flip the lower cushion up and over the seat back and HEY - HO! [:0] There's an old metal tool box full-o tools! Such a deal!:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-21-2007, 11:19 AM
Clunk observes:.... "Gee, Domenic, that old Ben should be worth some cash when the old '54 gets rebuilt again"

Man, I can remember that in 1954, if I had a fifty-cent piece, I thought I was RICH![:p]

Somewhere around here, I've got a silver dollar I found in the glove box of a late 50s Rambler in a junkyard.:D When I used to do the yards on a regular basis (1980s), I'd look under the seats for change. Most times I'd come away with enough change to offset the dollar admission fee I paid to get in!;) I kept waiting to find a WAD of bills stuffed under a seat or up under the dash or some such hiding place. No such luck.[V]
HOWEVER! - I DID find over 14 dollars worth of silver coins behind the seat of a 2R truck once.[:p]
Another time, I pocketed a cute key fob and chain that was lying on the floorboards of a 60s dodge. The fob was plastic and shaped like a bouy. It had the name of some marina on it. When I got home, I dug it out of my pocket to show the wife and as I did so, the top part of the bouy popped off.[}:)] Inside was a tightly spindled 10-dollar bill![:0]
Heh - one Friday, after work, I headed to one of those yards in the Los Angeles area. I THOUGHT I had my bag of tools in the trunk.[8] Once I get there, I realize I'd forgotten to toss them in the trunk the night before.[8]
Grumbling about being so damned dumb, I decided to pay a buck and go see what sorta "treasures" were in the yard that week. Figured that even if I DIDN'T have my tools with me, I'd have an idea of what to come back and get the next day.:)
First "oldie" I spot is a DeSoto - about a '50 model. I had to take a look. Never knew what kind of old coins you'd find under the seats and carpets! Walk up, open the pass side door and peer in. Hey! It's got removable lower seat cushions! This feature always makes lookin' under the seats a piece o' cake![^]
I flip the lower cushion up and over the seat back and HEY - HO! [:0] There's an old metal tool box full-o tools! Such a deal!:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

tbredehoft
03-21-2007, 01:51 PM
I bought a totally rusted out 52 Ford pick 'em up probably 20 years ago with the intent of rodding it. (my back told me I was at that time too old, so I quit) but in the glove compartment found an envelope with 18 $20 and 1 $10. The truck had been given to the grandsons of the owner at his funeral, they'd flatbed hauled it home from W Va, tried to restore it, and never looked. I sold the motor (it ran) and transmission for more than I paid for the truck.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars

tbredehoft
03-21-2007, 01:51 PM
I bought a totally rusted out 52 Ford pick 'em up probably 20 years ago with the intent of rodding it. (my back told me I was at that time too old, so I quit) but in the glove compartment found an envelope with 18 $20 and 1 $10. The truck had been given to the grandsons of the owner at his funeral, they'd flatbed hauled it home from W Va, tried to restore it, and never looked. I sold the motor (it ran) and transmission for more than I paid for the truck.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars

Guido
03-21-2007, 03:24 PM
I have a friend who took the rear seat out of a car and found $1400 duct taped to the back side. He is convinced the vehicle was used in drug running.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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

Guido
03-21-2007, 03:24 PM
I have a friend who took the rear seat out of a car and found $1400 duct taped to the back side. He is convinced the vehicle was used in drug running.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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

StudeRich
03-21-2007, 03:35 PM
Hey Tom; I left 18 $20.00 bills and a $10.00 bill in the glove box of my Grandpa's '52 Ford Pickup, It was to bury him with, I want it back!!
LOL !! :D:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-21-2007, 03:35 PM
Hey Tom; I left 18 $20.00 bills and a $10.00 bill in the glove box of my Grandpa's '52 Ford Pickup, It was to bury him with, I want it back!!
LOL !! :D:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA