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jbwhttail
04-02-2007, 07:37 PM
My 56j after body shop since 09/20/04. I think it has been well worth the wait. I have interior to install and finish the engine room install. New shocks,wiper arms, wiper blades and a few minor details and we are up and running again.

left side
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/jbwhttail/P4020060.jpg


right side

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/jbwhttail/P4020061.jpg

engine room

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/jbwhttail/P4020029.jpg

I think with 80 hours I can be ready for South Bend

Last time I do this,I promise

Dick Steinkamp
04-02-2007, 07:41 PM
Very nice! [:p]. Great color combo.


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
04-02-2007, 07:41 PM
Very nice! [:p]. Great color combo.


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Lark Parker
04-02-2007, 07:46 PM
Izzat a spedstur ?

Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

Lark Parker
04-02-2007, 07:46 PM
Izzat a spedstur ?

Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

lstude
04-02-2007, 07:55 PM
That make me want to get to South Bend even more that I already did. Makes you wonder why they don't make green cars anymore!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
04-02-2007, 07:55 PM
That make me want to get to South Bend even more that I already did. Makes you wonder why they don't make green cars anymore!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

rockne10
04-02-2007, 07:59 PM
quote:Izzat a spedstur ?Could be, but Speedsters were only available in 1955.

rockne10
04-02-2007, 07:59 PM
quote:Izzat a spedstur ?Could be, but Speedsters were only available in 1955.

Radsman
04-02-2007, 08:08 PM
Very impressive job. I wish I had mine! As you may remember, My Sky Hawk was given up for the restoration in January 2004 and I am told that it should be done in 2 more weeks, no more. I too will need to do interior and engine bay work. I love to drop by and see yours.

Don C.

Radsman
04-02-2007, 08:08 PM
Very impressive job. I wish I had mine! As you may remember, My Sky Hawk was given up for the restoration in January 2004 and I am told that it should be done in 2 more weeks, no more. I too will need to do interior and engine bay work. I love to drop by and see yours.

Don C.

ST2DE5
04-02-2007, 08:13 PM
I love the color combo. That is the color I plan for my Parkview. Thats the color it is now. Just needs redone.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

ST2DE5
04-02-2007, 08:13 PM
I love the color combo. That is the color I plan for my Parkview. Thats the color it is now. Just needs redone.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

Lark Parker
04-02-2007, 08:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:Izzat a spedstur ?Could be, but Speedsters were only available in 1955.


In 1910 the Studebaker Flanders model 20 was available as a Speedster.
It didn't have the big stainless piece over the top though.

Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

Lark Parker
04-02-2007, 08:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:Izzat a spedstur ?Could be, but Speedsters were only available in 1955.


In 1910 the Studebaker Flanders model 20 was available as a Speedster.
It didn't have the big stainless piece over the top though.

Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

jbwhttail
04-02-2007, 08:31 PM
I have recipe for the Seaside and Glenbrook in paint by Diamont if you need them ST2DE5.

And a litle plug........ all stainless was refurbished by Lark Parker

I watched a fly land on the hood, he slid off and broke his neck as he hit the bumper guards........ this paint job is awesome!

Last time I do this,I promise

jbwhttail
04-02-2007, 08:31 PM
I have recipe for the Seaside and Glenbrook in paint by Diamont if you need them ST2DE5.

And a litle plug........ all stainless was refurbished by Lark Parker

I watched a fly land on the hood, he slid off and broke his neck as he hit the bumper guards........ this paint job is awesome!

Last time I do this,I promise

ST2DE5
04-02-2007, 08:39 PM
The Parkview was suppose to be the next one in the garage to be redone but my wife decided that her 65 Mustang needed to be repainted. So the parkview will be next I hope

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

ST2DE5
04-02-2007, 08:39 PM
The Parkview was suppose to be the next one in the garage to be redone but my wife decided that her 65 Mustang needed to be repainted. So the parkview will be next I hope

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

arkiejazz
04-02-2007, 08:41 PM
:)

steve blake
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arkiejazz
04-02-2007, 08:41 PM
:)

steve blake
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http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

John Ratliff
04-02-2007, 09:39 PM
There must be something wrong here! The doors seem to fit like a modern car.;) God I love those 56J's[^][^].

John Ratliff
http://static.flickr.com/102/302372902_63249ab71a_m.jpg

John Ratliff
04-02-2007, 09:39 PM
There must be something wrong here! The doors seem to fit like a modern car.;) God I love those 56J's[^][^].

John Ratliff
http://static.flickr.com/102/302372902_63249ab71a_m.jpg

52hawk
04-02-2007, 09:55 PM
WOW!!!WOWWOW!!!!! I don't even like GREEN,but this car looks fantastical!My hat is off to you and your painter.Nice Job!!!

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
04-02-2007, 09:55 PM
WOW!!!WOWWOW!!!!! I don't even like GREEN,but this car looks fantastical!My hat is off to you and your painter.Nice Job!!!

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

studeclunker
04-03-2007, 12:07 AM
It looks even better now, than the shop pictures you sent me. Could you re-send those paint codes? I thought they were being saved and it seems they were deleted instead. Either that or I saved them in La-la land.[:o)]

I just hope that Bess can look that good someday. I just love the colour combination, but especially the dark green.

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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
04-03-2007, 12:07 AM
It looks even better now, than the shop pictures you sent me. Could you re-send those paint codes? I thought they were being saved and it seems they were deleted instead. Either that or I saved them in La-la land.[:o)]

I just hope that Bess can look that good someday. I just love the colour combination, but especially the dark green.

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?

jbwhttail
04-03-2007, 09:58 AM
The doors not only fit like a modern car but close like one as well.

In late September 2004 I pulled the drive train, took all the goodies from under the hood, removed the trim,brake lines fuel lines gas tank ect... The body shop removed interior and all glass and had the body media blasted. Fenders, doors,hood and deck lid all had been removed. Doors and hood were all we saved the rest is all new.

The rear door jams were cut and moved for a perfect fit, one side moved 1/8" and the other 1/4". All panels were body filed and straightened. The roof of the car had filler in some places 1/4" deep, kids must have used it for trampoline! It was hammered out and smoothed. Body was removed from frame and painted in Acrilic enamel inside and out,then primered panels fit to body and all trim drilled and assembled so it would line up correctly. This also assured all holes drilled were painted and no bare metal to rust.

Once there was a good fit panels were prepped and painted off the car. At this point I brought the body home installed the drive train. then the body panels were assembled and trim installed.

Total hours on body and paint,376 hours. As I said..... "this is the last one I promise".

Last time I do this,I promise

jbwhttail
04-03-2007, 09:58 AM
The doors not only fit like a modern car but close like one as well.

In late September 2004 I pulled the drive train, took all the goodies from under the hood, removed the trim,brake lines fuel lines gas tank ect... The body shop removed interior and all glass and had the body media blasted. Fenders, doors,hood and deck lid all had been removed. Doors and hood were all we saved the rest is all new.

The rear door jams were cut and moved for a perfect fit, one side moved 1/8" and the other 1/4". All panels were body filed and straightened. The roof of the car had filler in some places 1/4" deep, kids must have used it for trampoline! It was hammered out and smoothed. Body was removed from frame and painted in Acrilic enamel inside and out,then primered panels fit to body and all trim drilled and assembled so it would line up correctly. This also assured all holes drilled were painted and no bare metal to rust.

Once there was a good fit panels were prepped and painted off the car. At this point I brought the body home installed the drive train. then the body panels were assembled and trim installed.

Total hours on body and paint,376 hours. As I said..... "this is the last one I promise".

Last time I do this,I promise

studegary
04-03-2007, 02:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

That make me want to get to South Bend even more that I already did. Makes you wonder why they don't make green cars anymore!



Don't tell my everyday driver, a Dark Emerald Pearl green Acura, that they don't make green cars anymore <G>.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
04-03-2007, 02:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

That make me want to get to South Bend even more that I already did. Makes you wonder why they don't make green cars anymore!



Don't tell my everyday driver, a Dark Emerald Pearl green Acura, that they don't make green cars anymore <G>.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
04-03-2007, 02:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:Izzat a spedstur ?Could be, but Speedsters were only available in 1955.


Studebaker also made a Speedster in about 1924-1925.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
04-03-2007, 02:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:Izzat a spedstur ?Could be, but Speedsters were only available in 1955.


Studebaker also made a Speedster in about 1924-1925.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
04-03-2007, 02:30 PM
I can't understand cutting and moving the rear door jambs/B-pillars. I have always aligned K bodies from the B-pillar and go forward and aft. I have seen all other Studebaker shops do it this way also. Did they move the pillar fore and aft or in and out. What was accomplished that couldn't be accomplished with correct adjustment? I am not saying they did it wrong. I am just trying to understand what they did and why it was necessary.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
04-03-2007, 02:30 PM
I can't understand cutting and moving the rear door jambs/B-pillars. I have always aligned K bodies from the B-pillar and go forward and aft. I have seen all other Studebaker shops do it this way also. Did they move the pillar fore and aft or in and out. What was accomplished that couldn't be accomplished with correct adjustment? I am not saying they did it wrong. I am just trying to understand what they did and why it was necessary.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Roscomacaw
04-03-2007, 03:54 PM
WOW!!![:0][^][:p]

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
04-03-2007, 03:54 PM
WOW!!![:0][^][:p]

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

DilloCrafter
04-03-2007, 05:49 PM
Seeing those pictures of your beautiful car is like enjoying a chocolate mint ice cream cone on a hot day. What a pleasure, and thanks for sharing!

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
04-03-2007, 05:49 PM
Seeing those pictures of your beautiful car is like enjoying a chocolate mint ice cream cone on a hot day. What a pleasure, and thanks for sharing!

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

jbwhttail
04-03-2007, 08:18 PM
Sudegary:

When the body was assembled prior to painting(under primer) the doors had a 3/8" spacing/gap at the front fender and 1/8 or less at the back pillar with no adjustment to move foreward. To match other spacing/gaps on panels to body the drivers side moved aft 1/4" and the passenger side 1/8". The drivers side had chipped the paint on the old paint job, we were not going to allow it to happen this time around.

The shop I used are perfectionists when it comes to body alignment and cosmetic looks of the body. When they were not satisfied they went to work....

Last time I do this,I promise

jbwhttail
04-03-2007, 08:18 PM
Sudegary:

When the body was assembled prior to painting(under primer) the doors had a 3/8" spacing/gap at the front fender and 1/8 or less at the back pillar with no adjustment to move foreward. To match other spacing/gaps on panels to body the drivers side moved aft 1/4" and the passenger side 1/8". The drivers side had chipped the paint on the old paint job, we were not going to allow it to happen this time around.

The shop I used are perfectionists when it comes to body alignment and cosmetic looks of the body. When they were not satisfied they went to work....

Last time I do this,I promise

klifton1
04-03-2007, 09:13 PM
I under stand why it was done. I added 1/8 in on the passanger side door of my Speedster to even out the spacing on both doors. It's the details that make the car.
Klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

klifton1
04-03-2007, 09:13 PM
I under stand why it was done. I added 1/8 in on the passanger side door of my Speedster to even out the spacing on both doors. It's the details that make the car.
Klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

jbwhttail
04-08-2007, 09:00 PM
I replaced all four shocks and adjusted the brakes today. just a quick view of the front fender wells.........

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/jbwhttail/P4040033.jpg

Last time I do this,I promise

jbwhttail
04-08-2007, 09:00 PM
I replaced all four shocks and adjusted the brakes today. just a quick view of the front fender wells.........

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/jbwhttail/P4040033.jpg

Last time I do this,I promise

showbizkid
04-09-2007, 01:37 AM
Is that a... a... cinder block under there? [:0][:0][:0]


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

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

showbizkid
04-09-2007, 01:37 AM
Is that a... a... cinder block under there? [:0][:0][:0]


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

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

BobPalma
04-09-2007, 06:18 AM
:) Lookin' good indeed, Joe. :D Congratulations. [8D]

Ironically, folks, Joe started out with this car that he bought from a museum in the east, where it had been on display for years. 'Most all of us (myself included) would have considered it a perfectly good, driving, enjoyable car...and it was! [:p]

But Joe went entire swine (that would be whole-hog) to make a 350-point driver into a 400-point show car. I had seen the car in person before and during, and it is every bit as nice as it looks. [^]

A beautiful car indeed, both before and after. Don't miss it in South Bend in June. :):D[8D][:p] BP

BobPalma
04-09-2007, 06:18 AM
:) Lookin' good indeed, Joe. :D Congratulations. [8D]

Ironically, folks, Joe started out with this car that he bought from a museum in the east, where it had been on display for years. 'Most all of us (myself included) would have considered it a perfectly good, driving, enjoyable car...and it was! [:p]

But Joe went entire swine (that would be whole-hog) to make a 350-point driver into a 400-point show car. I had seen the car in person before and during, and it is every bit as nice as it looks. [^]

A beautiful car indeed, both before and after. Don't miss it in South Bend in June. :):D[8D][:p] BP

JDP
04-09-2007, 09:03 AM
The cinder block has to be a decoy to get our comments, no one would risk that car or their life on a exploding cinder block.:)

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
04-09-2007, 09:03 AM
The cinder block has to be a decoy to get our comments, no one would risk that car or their life on a exploding cinder block.:)

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

studegary
04-09-2007, 02:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

Is that a... a... cinder block under there? [:0][:0][:0]



Looks like concrete, not cinder to me. Most of you young folks probably have never seen a true cinder block (black, not gray, and made with cinders). Sorry, just a pet peave of mine. I also know that due to much misusage, the terms have come to be synonymous (I know - this is how our language evolves).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
04-09-2007, 02:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

Is that a... a... cinder block under there? [:0][:0][:0]



Looks like concrete, not cinder to me. Most of you young folks probably have never seen a true cinder block (black, not gray, and made with cinders). Sorry, just a pet peave of mine. I also know that due to much misusage, the terms have come to be synonymous (I know - this is how our language evolves).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

whacker
04-09-2007, 02:09 PM
Would you please leave that car to me in your will? I don't think I'll have to wait too long with that block under there. When I get it, I'll only have to scrape you off the underside to have a fully restored 56J! Nice job on the car, by the way!

whacker
04-09-2007, 02:09 PM
Would you please leave that car to me in your will? I don't think I'll have to wait too long with that block under there. When I get it, I'll only have to scrape you off the underside to have a fully restored 56J! Nice job on the car, by the way!

bams50
04-09-2007, 03:54 PM
LOL!! Carrying on about the block when there's nothing unsafe about one that's whole... you so silly.... :) Guess that's your way of finding something to nitpick on this project... Great job on the car, and thanks to you all for the larf!![:o)]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
04-09-2007, 03:54 PM
LOL!! Carrying on about the block when there's nothing unsafe about one that's whole... you so silly.... :) Guess that's your way of finding something to nitpick on this project... Great job on the car, and thanks to you all for the larf!![:o)]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

pszikszai
04-09-2007, 05:04 PM
The pictures of your car made my day.
Thanks
Paul

pszikszai
04-09-2007, 05:04 PM
The pictures of your car made my day.
Thanks
Paul

8E45E
04-09-2007, 05:31 PM
I also know that due to much misusage, the terms have come to be synonymous (I know - this is how our language evolves).

Then you better leave your plumbing to someone else!! Lately, I've heard they're trying to get away from terms like 'female thread', 'male thread', 'ballcock', etc., despite its been in use for over one hundered years!!:D

Craig

8E45E
04-09-2007, 05:31 PM
I also know that due to much misusage, the terms have come to be synonymous (I know - this is how our language evolves).

Then you better leave your plumbing to someone else!! Lately, I've heard they're trying to get away from terms like 'female thread', 'male thread', 'ballcock', etc., despite its been in use for over one hundered years!!:D

Craig

lstude
04-09-2007, 06:52 PM
quote:Then you better leave your plumbing to someone else!! Lately, I've heard they're trying to get away from terms like 'female thread', 'male thread', 'ballcock', etc., despite its been in use for over one hundered years!!

I guess we are getting way off the subject of this beautiful car, but years ago I was doing plumbing design for an engineering firm, I wrote the specs for a job. We had an older lady who did the typing (This was before men realized that they could type :D) Everywhere that I had written P-trap, she changed it to urine trap. She thought it sounded better.

lstude
04-09-2007, 06:52 PM
quote:Then you better leave your plumbing to someone else!! Lately, I've heard they're trying to get away from terms like 'female thread', 'male thread', 'ballcock', etc., despite its been in use for over one hundered years!!

I guess we are getting way off the subject of this beautiful car, but years ago I was doing plumbing design for an engineering firm, I wrote the specs for a job. We had an older lady who did the typing (This was before men realized that they could type :D) Everywhere that I had written P-trap, she changed it to urine trap. She thought it sounded better.

Randy_G
04-09-2007, 07:10 PM
What a beautiful car, I enjoyed the photo's very much thank you for sharing!

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Randy_G
04-09-2007, 07:10 PM
What a beautiful car, I enjoyed the photo's very much thank you for sharing!

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg