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paintim613
04-26-2007, 03:18 PM
I introduced myself a few days ago as a new SDC forum member and described my soon-to-be restored Starlight Commander as resembling an oversized T-Bird because of the shortened cab and continental kit. As I mentioned, the customizing work was done 40-50 years ago. I will post requested pics when I have the car back. The more I read about Studebakers, the more I realize how fortunate I am to have one even if its exterior is not close to 100% original. I was concerned that Studefanatics (my term) would look down their noses at my car even though I had nothing to do with alterations. It is becoming clear that my shared passion for these American icon vehicles qualifies me to join the "brotherhood/sisterhood." I look forward to learning about and appreciating Studebakers for many years.

DEEPNHOCK
04-26-2007, 03:26 PM
As with any club, you'll run into boobirds here and there...
So what!
Your Stude sounds neat, and we'd love to see pic's.
Any pic's. Old 'before' pic's, build pic's, show pic's..
We're just here to have fun!
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by paintim613

I introduced myself a few days ago as a new SDC forum member and described my soon-to-be restored Starlight Commander as resembling an oversized T-Bird because of the shortened cab and continental kit. As I mentioned, the customizing work was done 40-50 years ago. I will post requested pics when I have the car back. The more I read about Studebakers, the more I realize how fortunate I am to have one even if its exterior is not close to 100% original. I was concerned that Studefanatics (my term) would look down their noses at my car even though I had nothing to do with alterations. It is becoming clear that my shared passion for these American icon vehicles qualifies me to join the "brotherhood/sisterhood." I look forward to learning about and appreciating Studebakers for many years.

DEEPNHOCK
04-26-2007, 03:26 PM
As with any club, you'll run into boobirds here and there...
So what!
Your Stude sounds neat, and we'd love to see pic's.
Any pic's. Old 'before' pic's, build pic's, show pic's..
We're just here to have fun!
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by paintim613

I introduced myself a few days ago as a new SDC forum member and described my soon-to-be restored Starlight Commander as resembling an oversized T-Bird because of the shortened cab and continental kit. As I mentioned, the customizing work was done 40-50 years ago. I will post requested pics when I have the car back. The more I read about Studebakers, the more I realize how fortunate I am to have one even if its exterior is not close to 100% original. I was concerned that Studefanatics (my term) would look down their noses at my car even though I had nothing to do with alterations. It is becoming clear that my shared passion for these American icon vehicles qualifies me to join the "brotherhood/sisterhood." I look forward to learning about and appreciating Studebakers for many years.

stude53
04-26-2007, 03:34 PM
Let me add my welcome, Jim.

It's both rare and wonderful that the Studebaker fan clan have one club that embraces completely stock, fully restored, modified, and custom Studebakers.

You are certainly not alone. For example, I bought my 53 Starliner in 1984, joined SDC, and began to go to swap meets, to SDC Internationals (the years I could get time off work), and visit every Stude parts dealer I came across while traveling on business for my real job. Over several years, I accumulated what I believed was everything I needed to complete a resto-rod version of the most beautiful car ever designed and built.

Im retired now, and my 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner hardtop is almost finished and once again I'm working on it.

It has a Chevy drive train (350 V8, TH350 trans, Camaro 4.11 positraction rear), stock body with tri-star exterior trim, special paint (66 Pontiac Barrier Blue bottom, 77 Corvette Artic White top).

It now starts, stops, and steers. I need to purchase and install a new radiator and floor carpet. Then

Im ready to install stock pattern interior with updated materials (white naugahyde with inserts of dark blue suede pleats). Next to install are: all glass, Ron Francis wiring kit, chrome and stainless trim, bumpers, and new wheels/tires.

Finally 2007 is the year it gets on the road (life permitting).

As someone said, "success is a journey, not a destination."

Enjoy your journey! Studes Forever!!




[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
04-26-2007, 03:34 PM
Let me add my welcome, Jim.

It's both rare and wonderful that the Studebaker fan clan have one club that embraces completely stock, fully restored, modified, and custom Studebakers.

You are certainly not alone. For example, I bought my 53 Starliner in 1984, joined SDC, and began to go to swap meets, to SDC Internationals (the years I could get time off work), and visit every Stude parts dealer I came across while traveling on business for my real job. Over several years, I accumulated what I believed was everything I needed to complete a resto-rod version of the most beautiful car ever designed and built.

Im retired now, and my 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner hardtop is almost finished and once again I'm working on it.

It has a Chevy drive train (350 V8, TH350 trans, Camaro 4.11 positraction rear), stock body with tri-star exterior trim, special paint (66 Pontiac Barrier Blue bottom, 77 Corvette Artic White top).

It now starts, stops, and steers. I need to purchase and install a new radiator and floor carpet. Then

Im ready to install stock pattern interior with updated materials (white naugahyde with inserts of dark blue suede pleats). Next to install are: all glass, Ron Francis wiring kit, chrome and stainless trim, bumpers, and new wheels/tires.

Finally 2007 is the year it gets on the road (life permitting).

As someone said, "success is a journey, not a destination."

Enjoy your journey! Studes Forever!!




[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Randy_G
04-26-2007, 08:03 PM
Welcome to the forum and its good to have another Stude on the road, stock or modified, I think modified will be easier to find parts for it. Once again WELCOME!

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

Randy_G
04-26-2007, 08:03 PM
Welcome to the forum and its good to have another Stude on the road, stock or modified, I think modified will be easier to find parts for it. Once again WELCOME!

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

Karl
04-26-2007, 09:03 PM
Just one word. WELCOME:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Karl
04-26-2007, 09:03 PM
Just one word. WELCOME:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Lark289
04-26-2007, 10:09 PM
It sounds great. Welcome aboard and good luck with it. Post pics as soon as you can.

Ready for a trip to the beach!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/Lark289/StudeRamblerPic.jpg

Lark289
04-26-2007, 10:09 PM
It sounds great. Welcome aboard and good luck with it. Post pics as soon as you can.

Ready for a trip to the beach!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/Lark289/StudeRamblerPic.jpg

PlainBrownR2
04-26-2007, 11:41 PM
Welcome.....Welcome....Welcome....Welcome
Hey now, I have a 64 Lark thats been patched and the engine has been transplanted and its a driver. The 50 2r5 has a six and a turbo and used around the house. Long as I cant see myself coming down the road and I get a Yay (or nay) when I take em out, I know I am doing my job, LOL.


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]

PlainBrownR2
04-26-2007, 11:41 PM
Welcome.....Welcome....Welcome....Welcome
Hey now, I have a 64 Lark thats been patched and the engine has been transplanted and its a driver. The 50 2r5 has a six and a turbo and used around the house. Long as I cant see myself coming down the road and I get a Yay (or nay) when I take em out, I know I am doing my job, LOL.


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]