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Scott
06-29-2012, 07:23 PM
If you've restored your Studebaker, I'd like to see some before/after pictures to give me some sense of what others have gone through and maybe boost my morale a bit. It seems like my car will take forever, even though it's not a basket case at all!

Anyway, it would still be fun to see what you all have done!

DEEPNHOCK
06-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Before: (lonely)
http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/29666/1042560402038087468S600x600Q85.jpg


After (Not lonely)
http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/36230/2634310370038087468S600x600Q85.jpg

raoul5788
06-29-2012, 08:07 PM
My morale feels much better now. Thanks Jeff!

JimC
06-29-2012, 08:09 PM
I'm not done with mine yet, so I could use a boost too!

That said, There are a few great examples on this forum already, but one that I think it fun to look at is the Zip van that the South Georgia chapter put together. Here's the link (http://georgiastudebaker.com/zip1.htm). Scroll down fast. It's not a "real" video or slideshow, but more of an animated gif-type thing, but it's still neat to see. Hey, Matthew (or any of the South Georgians) - are those actual photos online anywhere?

sweetolbob
06-29-2012, 08:18 PM
If you've restored your Studebaker, I'd like to see some before/after pictures to give me some sense of what others have gone through and maybe boost my morale a bit. It seems like my car will take forever, even though it's not a basket case at all!

Anyway, it would still be fun to see what you all have done!

Before

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/stude012.jpg

A few 4 X 8 sheets of 18 ga, TPI SBC / 700R4, and a little paint. "Restored":woot:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/P1000413-2.jpg

Bob

redbullet
06-29-2012, 09:00 PM
1608216081160801607916078

Scott
06-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Great examples so far!

Studedude
06-29-2012, 09:12 PM
Before:
http://members.provalue.net/studes/stude01.jpg
During:
http://members.provalue.net/studes/stude15.jpg
After:
http://www.davesplaceinc.com/sdcforum/pics.h3.jpg

The whole story:
http://members.provalue.net/studes/

JBOYLE
06-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Not as much fun as a CE full of Hooters women, but....
My car didn't look bad before the restoration, but there were paint issues that didn't show up in photos (which I knew about before purchasing..it was a 20 year old cheapie respray) and the window rubbers had "gone to be with Jesus" many years ago, likewise the seat padding.
So here's a photo of it in progress and finished.

Orestudeguy
06-29-2012, 10:54 PM
Scott,
I would think you would be happy that your car has made the progress that it has. Considering the mess we had to fix. And it runs now, compared to what it did off the trailer. And I don't call spit & sputtering a running engine. And the brakes are upgraded and working now. You saw what we took out of there!
Get some tire, put the window regulator in it and drive it..
It doesn't have to be pretty to have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

raoul5788
06-29-2012, 11:29 PM
Here are a few before and afters of my Packard wagon.

Flashback
06-29-2012, 11:32 PM
ORSTUDE GUY
It doesn't have to be pretty to have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/QUOTE]

I'll say it don't !!!!!!!!!!!! Ask some of the gang that saw mine at the 2011 SC zone meet. I think it was descrided as: Not the nicest I have seen, Not the straightest I have seen, and not the best paint I have seen, and there is very little upholstery. But I have had a blast for 2000 miles of Driving.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/thanksgiving112.jpg

The above is During, and my sig is now below. very little difference. LOL couldn't get a before on yet.

Scott
06-30-2012, 12:35 AM
These are great! That Packard wagon sure is shiny now! I should have asked for photos like these a long time ago. Keep them coming.

Yeah,it doesn't have to be pretty, but I like it when the paint doesn't just suck up the wax and pretend I never even tried!

Orestudeguy
06-30-2012, 02:21 AM
Scott,

It could be worse off then it is. At least the car is all one color!
I would try different waxes till you found one that gives it somewhat of a shine. Meanwhile, Drive it and save up for a new paint job.

Orestudeguy
06-30-2012, 02:31 AM
Flashback,
I like your car. None of mine will ever be anything other then drivers. Or correct as the factory built it. I don't want a museum piece, or something that I have to trailer.
I am close to having my "64 Wagonaire to where I can drive it. And I will, as it is. Original paint and a dent. But it will be fun and it will be back on the road.
When summer comes to a close it will be put up for sale as I have three other Studes and a "56 Chevy 150 that I have plans for and those I am keeping.

JimC
06-30-2012, 02:57 AM
Scott,

I forgot, I DO have a before and after - my '63! While it was a previous owner who did the work, he was kind enough to leave some pictures. Here are a couple before shots:

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/01-before-300x200.jpg http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/02-before-300x200.jpg http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/03-before-300x200.jpg

And of course, what she looks like today in my care:

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/04-after-300x200.jpg http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/05-after-300x200.jpg http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/06-after-300x200.jpg

What a difference!

By the way, I used tinier images due to some folks here not having high speed internet. If you want to see these pictures slightly bigger (not to mention the production order and getting to hear my ever-important thoughts!) you can see them at this post in my blog (http://youstude.com/2012/06/much-ado-about-a-certain-63/).

5brown1
06-30-2012, 07:21 AM
I picked up the coupe in Carson City, NV and spend about a year on it. It is a driver and we've put over 4500 miles on since completed. The plan is to drive to South Bend for the International. I forgot - they are never "completed".
An individual who was looking at the car while on the trailer replied to my comment that "it was going to be a lot of work" saying "But it's a Studebaker so it will be a labor of love." He was right.

Sdude
06-30-2012, 09:19 AM
161111611216113
The first picture is as it was in front of the house of the original owner. Second picture is an exploded representation of the rebuild. The third picture is the original owner standing next to the finished product when I took it back for a visit.

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The first thing I did when I brought my 2R5 home was to take a picture of it. Had it fixed up cosmetically and it turned out beautiful but the 85 horse champion 6 made it difficult to keep up with everyone. So I converted it to a 2R5.3 by installing GM 5.3L/4L60E combo. Now they have to keep up with me (and it still looks beautiful).

jg61hawk
06-30-2012, 10:36 AM
Heres what kept me going: Don't look at the whole project just look at the small part you are doing now. The other thing track TIME. I guarantee after 750 hours you'll be way ahead of the game. I know 750 hours sounds like alot but in reality it's not. The other thing you are doing something so many people talk about but never do-so be proud of yourself. Just work an hour here and three there and before you know it something is happening. When things do go wrong look at it as a learning experience. It's not life or death so enjoy the hobby.

sasquatch
06-30-2012, 11:01 AM
My 1949 2R15 the day I got it, Nov. 16, 2007.
16121

What it looks like five years later.
16122

Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2012, 11:11 AM
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/56%20packard/first001.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/56%20Pack%20eBay/ebay031.jpg


http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics123-2.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/63%20daytona%20done%20II/done035.jpg


http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1962%20corvair/np007.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1962%20Corvair%20Exterior/done086.jpg


http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Wagonaire/stude.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Wagonaire%20Slideshow%203/SAM_2201.jpg


http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/MGB/rough001-1.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/Boulevard%20Park%202012/SAM_2003.jpg


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/55%20Commander/1st009.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/55%20Commander/55-2069.jpg


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino/DSCN0083.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/IMG_2374.jpg


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/65%20Chevy%20Paint%20Job/pics007.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4036/4296122957_25252505eb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99691157@N00/4296122957/)
ohead1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99691157@N00/4296122957/) by Dick Steinkamp (http://www.flickr.com/people/99691157@N00/), on Flickr


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Hawk%20paint%20job/b3c8.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Hawk%20Finished/IMG_2401.jpg

dean pearson
06-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Heres what kept me going: Don't look at the whole project just look at the small part you are doing now. The other thing track TIME. I guarantee after 750 hours you'll be way ahead of the game. I know 750 hours sounds like alot but in reality it's not. The other thing you are doing something so many people talk about but never do-so be proud of yourself. Just work an hour here and three there and before you know it something is happening. When things do go wrong look at it as a learning experience. It's not life or death so enjoy the hobby.

I totally agree with what is said here,... Plus just compare it to eating an elephant.

One bite at a time you'll get there.

Dean.

Sdude
06-30-2012, 11:55 AM
I totally agree with what is said here,... Plus just compare it to eating an elephant.

One bite at a time you'll get there.

Dean.

I'm disappointed. I saw you replyed to this thread and I got all excited. I thought you were posting pictures of your project. I've yet to see any but it's one of the things I've been looking for, for years....

Scott
06-30-2012, 12:07 PM
Hey Dick,

Can you come and touch my car? I want your midas touch.

JimC
06-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Hey Dick,

Can you come and touch my car? I want your midas touch.Agreed. If you could bottle that mojo, it'd be worth millions! That's about 12 lifetimes of work at the rate I'm moving on the '60.

unimogjohn
06-30-2012, 02:37 PM
And here is our 63 R2.

paintim613
06-30-2012, 02:41 PM
The before, during, and after story in my signature link.

Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2012, 02:45 PM
Heres what kept me going: Don't look at the whole project just look at the small part you are doing now. The other thing track TIME. I guarantee after 750 hours you'll be way ahead of the game. I know 750 hours sounds like alot but in reality it's not. The other thing you are doing something so many people talk about but never do-so be proud of yourself. Just work an hour here and three there and before you know it something is happening. When things do go wrong look at it as a learning experience. It's not life or death so enjoy the hobby.


I totally agree with what is said here,... Plus just compare it to eating an elephant.

One bite at a time you'll get there.

Dean.

That's a key. Work on it EVERY DAY if possible. If not, at least a couple of times a week. It has to be some sort of priority and you have to fit it into your schedule. Don't get overwhelmed. Think of it as many LITTLE projects...not one great big one. Get some satisfaction from milestones. Post those milestones here. The group will encourage you to get to the next one.

The other key is that it has to be fun :D. You have to ENJOY wrenching, sanding, cleaning, networking for parts, learning. If it is a PITA to do so, it's the wrong hobby for you. If you dread going out to the shop to do one of the many little projects on the car, and keep coming up with reasons why something else is more important (or more fun), change hobbies. You'll just give your self guilt feelings for not making progress if you stick with a project you don't enjoy.

If it's the completed car you long for and not the time in the shop, save up and buy a completed one. It is generally much cheaper that way and you avoid the part you don't like to do. (I'm the opposite by the way. I love bringing them back and hate sitting behind a car at a car show in a lawn chair :( ...so I sell them almost as soon as they are done so I can do the next one).

dean pearson
06-30-2012, 11:32 PM
I'm disappointed. I saw you replyed to this thread and I got all excited. I thought you were posting pictures of your project. I've yet to see any but it's one of the things I've been looking for, for years....

Sorry Jon,

Mine is still hanging out in the garage in primer awaiting the rear end to be finished.
I am gearing up to start working on it again.

Dean.

SN-60
07-01-2012, 08:20 AM
I love these before and after photos!!!!!!!!!!!! More>>>>>more!

old digger
07-01-2012, 08:31 AM
And here is our 63 R2.

Great looking 63 John, happy rides. Old digger

JimC
07-01-2012, 08:47 AM
The next step is to print these all out and line the walls of my garage with them, so I won't follow through every time I want to roll the '60 off a cliff and be done with it. :D

Dick Steinkamp
07-01-2012, 10:42 AM
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/MGB%20GT/olds005.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/MGB%20GT/SAM_1076.jpg



http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/Raysoncraft/first023.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/Raysoncraft/engine009.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/Raysoncraft%20SS/lake007.jpg



http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/M15A-28/9149.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/M15%20Winners/6230-1.jpg



http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/S2D1.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/S2D%209-18-04/20f9.jpg

Scott
07-01-2012, 11:56 AM
So that's what your black beauty used to look like. Wow.

58PackardWagon
07-01-2012, 11:58 AM
Dick you do some beautiful work !!!!!!!!!

sweetolbob
07-01-2012, 12:00 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/M15%20Winners/6230-1.jpg

The truck seems to be "peacockin'" a bit. :!:

Nice work on all of them, Dick

Bob

JimC
07-01-2012, 12:05 PM
Dick,

Both my 60s just came up to me and asked if they could have a sleep-over at your house.

jnormanh
07-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Not Studebaker, but...

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad141/sprideteer/delb4.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad141/sprideteer/delaft.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad141/sprideteer/CCF07012012_00000.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad141/sprideteer/CCF07012012_00003.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad141/sprideteer/CCF07012012_00004.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad141/sprideteer/CCF07012012_00002.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
07-01-2012, 02:15 PM
Not Studebaker, but...



LBC's rule! :!:

Dick Steinkamp
07-01-2012, 02:27 PM
So that's what your black beauty used to look like. Wow.

That's the original paint on it (Ontario Blue over Safford Cream). Complete and rust free. The purists would have shot me for hot rodding it if I had been on the forum back then. :eek:

Dick Steinkamp
07-01-2012, 02:31 PM
The truck seems to be "peacockin'" a bit. :!:

Nice work on all of them, Dick

Bob

Thanks, Bob.

That's my favorite pic of that truck. Art liked this one more for a back cover of TW...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/M15%20Winners/727c.jpg

...but what does he know ;)

michelle
07-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Hi Scott! Here are a few pics from our project.... My hubby and dad and I did all of the work (except the seats) ourselves. Watched a lot of YouTube videos and talked to folks on the forum here for help. You're in for a lot of fun with your project! :D


Michelle
'60 Lark Hardtop:

http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/1.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/2.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/3.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/4.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/5.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/6.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/7.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/8.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/9.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/10.jpg
http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/11.jpg

4hawks
07-01-2012, 06:23 PM
1959 Studebaker Scotsman 4E2D 498 waiting for paint

http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/50720/2544288850105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/51243/2246232900105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/49632/2854467240105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/49190/2965202320105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/49071/2334012280105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb09.webshots.com/48520/2800381870105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/48578/2959813880105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/50462/2771671930105062730S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/50658/2508011780105062730S500x500Q85.jpg

DieselJim
07-01-2012, 06:35 PM
Before and after of the 64 diesel took 7 years.
Good luck with your.
Jim

LarkR2Clone
07-01-2012, 08:56 PM
My lark Daytona The last 6 years. Painted 2 times, 3 motor/trans combos, 3 rear ends, 2 interiors and still more to do.
James

Scott
07-01-2012, 11:34 PM
Wow, Michelle. I'm floored at what you guys did with that Lark! The people on this forum can do amazing things.

JimC
07-01-2012, 11:44 PM
This is by far, one of the coolest threads I've seen on this site. It almost deserves sticky-fying :)

PlainBrownR2
07-02-2012, 01:07 AM
March 2009
All of the good parts from our parts car are removed for the other '55 C/K we have and are stashed away. This leaves me with a shell and a stuck 259 w/T86 and OD

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/DSC00016-5.jpg

Later that year the 259 is removed as it is stuck SOLID, and has been for the better part of 30 years. No level of MMO is going to pry it loose, so the parts are removed for spares and are stashed away. Much of it involved a mallet and a breaker bar to break the pistons loose, and most of them came out in pieces...
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010576.jpg

February 2012
The car is now sporting a fuel injected 289 w/T86 and OD, instead of a 259 with T86 and OD. The trans that was original to the car was dialed in and a new clutch was installed. The car also sports new 12V instead of a 6V system, electricals, headlights, tailights, replumbed brakes, cooling system, heater and defroster, WB02, crank driven ignition system, etc and a new coat of paint. It is even able to move and brake its own wheels when the wheels are raised in the air and the trans is engaged. The brakes and trans are still original to the car, it just had the oil changed, and the wheel cylinders and all associated brake parts cleaned out! It still needs an interior and wheels and tires, and we're also moving at a leisurely, but glacial pace....
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1050172.jpg

July 2012
Spent some time reorganizing and tidying up the electrical harnesses, spark plug wires, and fuel line plumbing.....
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1050673.jpg

michelle
07-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Wow, Michelle. I'm floored at what you guys did with that Lark! The people on this forum can do amazing things.

Hee hee, thanks Scott! :) There are some real beauties on this thread! I agree with Jim C... maybe it could be sticky-fyed. So, what's your project Scott? Do you have pics we can see?

Happy Monday!

Michelle

Dick Steinkamp
07-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Hi Scott! Here are a few pics from our project.... My hubby and dad and I did all of the work (except the seats) ourselves. Watched a lot of YouTube videos and talked to folks on the forum here for help. You're in for a lot of fun with your project! :D


Michelle
'60 Lark Hardtop:

http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/1.jpg

http://www.carlson-design-studios.com/photoshare/9.jpg


Amazing transformation! :!:

Scott
07-02-2012, 08:11 PM
Ok, here is my before and during shot:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HHn_Nx9lhJk/T1k2oYvtW2I/AAAAAAAAACU/yYw9fGDLtR0/s1600/IMG_1935.JPG

The after shot would the the same except WITH wheelcovers! All the real work is stuff you can't see, like brakes.

sweetolbob
07-02-2012, 08:32 PM
Ok, here is my before and during shot:
The after shot would the the same except WITH wheelcovers! All the real work is stuff you can't see, like brakes.

Well Scott

I certainly like your choice in cars both the Stude and the Chebby.

My first car and the one that got me interested in this hobby looked just like this one.

http://www.harscars.com/images/56/56welcome450.jpg

Good Luck, Bob

4hawks
07-02-2012, 09:09 PM
Before and after of the 64 diesel took 7 years.
Good luck with your.
Jim

Jim,
What engine do you have in the truck... very impressive rig!

DieselJim
07-02-2012, 09:46 PM
It has a Detroit 4-53. I built it with a 5 speed direct, a over and under Brown ane lipe auxilary trans, and a 5;41 rear axel. It has long legs. I did sell the truck last fall. It now lives in Newport News, Va. Jim

JimC
07-02-2012, 09:52 PM
Scott,

Keep your chin up man. You're almost there! I'd love to be that close on the 60 sedan.

clarkwd
07-02-2012, 09:53 PM
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z293/clarkwd/SpeedsteronTrailers.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z293/clarkwd/IMG_1076s.jpg
More Pix here
http://rustyrestorations.org/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=31:55-speedster-restoration&Itemid=4
Nice Thread. And when your are doing work like this a little encouragement helps. This is the place to get it.
Bill

packardHawk58
07-03-2012, 06:47 AM
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/63%20Split%20window/008.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/63%20Split%20window/001.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/63%20Split%20window/P1020938.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/63%20Split%20window/BriansCarsPics005.jpg

michelle
07-03-2012, 08:36 AM
Thank you Dick! :)

Michidan
07-03-2012, 10:05 AM
Before:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/log9801.jpg
During:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/log0202.jpg
After:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/vicksburg2011.jpg

Good work takes time - enjoy each little project and move to the next.

studemaker
07-03-2012, 10:40 AM
Before: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid/Wall1.jpg http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid/MergatroidJuly89.jpg After: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid%20TW/Newlan022.jpg http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid%20TW/Newlan025.jpg

Scott
07-03-2012, 11:57 AM
It's good to see how these cars are being saved. Even the non-Studes are fun to look at. The basic process and work involved is the same. I've never seen a Corvette body off the steel frame before. Nice work! Now we look like the Studebaker Restorer's Club. I like it!

mbstude
07-03-2012, 12:29 PM
Scott, I don't know what you're worried about. Go over that '66 with a buffer and you'd have a very nice looking car. Your "before" looks better than some of my "afters".

warrlaw1
07-03-2012, 12:40 PM
16173Nothing as impressive as Dick's herd, but I put one back on the road.
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SusieQ
07-03-2012, 12:44 PM
Here's my newly restored '61 Hawk. Taking it to the International Meet in South Bend. It has four speed, twin traction, a 289 four barrel. The car is originally from Inglewood California. It was purchased from a small wrecking yard in Minot North Dakota. It took about 2.5 years to do a full body off restoration. Roly Lusted Hamilton SDC

Check the link below for more pictures of the engine, interior etc...

http://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/Studiegirl/1961%20Hawk/

This is the before:
http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/Studiegirl/1961%20Hawk/61Hawkbefore.jpg?t=1341337248


This is after
http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/Studiegirl/1961%20Hawk/61Hawk.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
07-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Scott, I don't know what you're worried about. Go over that '66 with a buffer and you'd have a very nice looking car. Your "before" looks better than some of my "afters".

Here's my 60 wagon (original paint) before and after a buff job...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/1960%20Lark%20Wagon/IMG_2347.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/1960%20Lark%20Wagon/58b1.jpg

SN-60
07-03-2012, 08:09 PM
To: packardHawk58,----- Beautiful paintwork on the Corvette Brian!

jclary
07-03-2012, 09:01 PM
This was my coupe waaay back in about 1989 or '90.
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/48b0dy.jpg

In the background is my '51 Land Cruiser.

Here they are a few years later enjoying some lawn time out of the man cave.
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Scott
07-03-2012, 11:31 PM
Thanks, Dick! I remember reading about how you buffed out that wagon. It sure turned out nice. My experience with the metallic paints is that they don't buff very well, but I'll give it a try.

Orestudeguy
07-04-2012, 03:57 AM
I see Scott finally put up a picture of his "66 Cruiser.
To my surprise it's one while the car was here in my yard.
Oh, and that 1956 Chevy next to his Cruiser is my car.
It's a 150 Business coupe, with a 235 six and a three speed manual transmission. And as soon as I get done getting these Studebakers around here back on the road.
The Chevy is going to be getting a major trans formation....

Scott
07-04-2012, 01:19 PM
I grew up with 55-57 Chevies everywhere. At one time my dad had over 20 of them and had almost every model from every year. Some weren't driveable at the time (1970s), but if they weren't, they were at least restorable. I still like them. George's 56 Chevy looks kind of sad, so I'll be glad to see what he does with it, too.

SN-60
07-04-2012, 02:25 PM
QUESTION: Does everyone pause and glance at post #2 on this thread as they browse through the Forum.......Or is it 'Just Me' ????

JimC
07-04-2012, 02:32 PM
QUESTION: Does everyone pause and glance at post #2 on this thread as they browse through the Forum.......Or is it 'Just Me' ????
The answer greatly depends on the proximity of my wife :D

SN-60
07-04-2012, 03:15 PM
To: JimC,-----She doesn't like Coupe-Expresses?????

studeillac1952
07-07-2012, 09:27 PM
Alright im a little jealous about some of these, and they all look AWESOME!!!! here is my before: This is what $300 will by you...
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This is during, just got done with the front floor pans:
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and there is no after picture, because I am still working my @$$ off. Still doesnt run, but with 94K on the motor I dont think its gonna run all that well (but we will see), no guts in both the front brakes (so now i got to figure that one out), lots of rust still, damaged front fender, tires that are older than i am...Just taking it day by day, well Sunday night and Monday afternoon by Sunday night and Monday afternoon...

Scott
07-08-2012, 12:44 AM
Hey Studeillac, I can see progress there and you got it in a place where it's protected. It already looks well on its way. Good luck!

studeillac1952
07-08-2012, 11:09 AM
Thanks Scott...its been an adventure everyday, but a fun adventure...


Hey Studeillac, I can see progress there and you got it in a place where it's protected. It already looks well on its way. Good luck!

Jeff_H
07-09-2012, 10:19 AM
A little late to the thread but here goes:

Before:

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/April92rightsmall.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/April92leftsmall.jpg

After:

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53bythewheatfieldsmall.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/ZZ-IRON/1953%20Studebaker%20etc/Cool%20cars/1953StudebakerfromND.jpg

Peanut
07-09-2012, 10:35 PM
WOWZA, Jeff! What a rags to riches transformation! And I love that color combo.

Sam Ensley
07-09-2012, 10:53 PM
Beautiful!!

Scott
07-09-2012, 11:38 PM
Wow! That...is...amazing....!

parts
07-10-2012, 12:06 AM
Truly AMAZING ! Beautiful

Scott
07-10-2012, 12:24 PM
What I like about this thread is that it shows how determined our members are to do things and get their cars going. I've gained a lot of respect for these people. It makes my restoration issues look like child's play (and that's OK).

kirkdob
07-12-2012, 11:31 PM
These are Studebakers. There is no such thing as "After". It's a cruel rumor that keeps us going.

Michidan
07-13-2012, 07:40 AM
I was wondering when Jeff_H would post here. That one is my favorite rescue.