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mmagic
12-25-2012, 03:37 PM
Look forward to seeing the build sheet on this one!

I'm dealing on a '63 Wagonaire. Original color, is Omaha Orange and reportedly originally titled as a truck!

If I close the deal... do I return to the original Omaha Orange, go with something off the 63 color chart like Ermine White, something more adventurous like candy apple red or use the rest of the '62 Ford Rangoon Red I have sitting on the shelf (very close to Regal Red)?

Do I really need another one ??

Corvanti
12-25-2012, 03:49 PM
any pics?

there's always room for "just one more"! :!:

8E45E
12-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Keep it original if it came Omaha Orange!! I bet it would have been for Fleet, or some GSA service duty in that case. I really want to see the build sheet for it when it arrives.

Craig

Skip Lackie
12-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Stude did issue annual service letters to state/provincial DMVs that listed the specs of their sedans and wagons for use in registering them as commercial vehicles.

mmagic
12-25-2012, 10:14 PM
He used the phrase, ordered as a "Service Vehicle" when I asked about the Omaha Orange on the firewall that does not appear to be a repaint.

studebakersteve
12-25-2012, 10:55 PM
I looked at this vehicle about 2 months ago when it was for sale in Golden.If you look in the glovebox it will tell you that it was a Govt.vehicle and when it was put into service.The owner said they had got it at a Govt.auction in Denver.I declined to buy it for $500.00 and it was sold to some one in Boulder,who is now selling it.

mmagic
12-25-2012, 11:18 PM
What kind of shape is it really in ??

Bordeaux Daytona
12-25-2012, 11:35 PM
Sounds neat!
Here's one that was at Cedar Rapids in 2009. I don't know if that was it's original color. Sure is different:)

JBOYLE
12-26-2012, 12:17 AM
Omaha Orange (sometimes called Omaha yellow, IIRC...even though it's orange) sounds like a hiway department vehicle.

snowy_buffalo
12-26-2012, 10:08 AM
I looked at this vehicle about 2 months ago when it was for sale in Golden.If you look in the glovebox it will tell you that it was a Govt.vehicle and when it was put into service.The owner said they had got it at a Govt.auction in Denver.I declined to buy it for $500.00 and it was sold to some one in Boulder,who is now selling it.

One heck of a markup if you turned it down for $500 and current owner is asking $4300 for it now on CL.
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3500934998.html

studelark
12-26-2012, 01:10 PM
[QUOTE
something more adventurous like candy apple red or use the rest of the '62 Ford Rangoon Red I have sitting on the shelf [/QUOTE]

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What in the world could be more 'adventurous' than OMAHA ORANGE??

Frank Drumheller
Locust Grove, VA

StudeDave57
12-26-2012, 01:44 PM
Here's one that was at Cedar Rapids in 2009.
Has anyone got pics of what's goin' on under that hood?

I think I see three carbs!!! :ohmy: :eek: :woot:

t walgamuth
12-26-2012, 01:45 PM
looks solid and a good honest car. just because someone did not buy at $500 does not mean its not worth 3500 or so.

t walgamuth
12-26-2012, 01:45 PM
Sounds neat!
Here's one that was at Cedar Rapids in 2009. I don't know if that was it's original color. Sure is different:)

Looks a lot like McClaren orange.

8E45E
12-26-2012, 01:55 PM
Has anyone got pics of what's goin' on under that hood?

I think I see three carbs!!! :ohmy: :eek: :woot:

Yep!! Studebaker ahead of its time....AGAIN!!! Offering a bright orange on cars YEARS before the (former) Big Three and AMC started offering Vitamin C, Competition Orange, Orbit Orange, and Big Bad Orange!! :D

Craig

StudeRich
12-26-2012, 01:56 PM
That nice Omaha Orange Wagon shows the clue that it could be a H.D. (fleet) Wagon by the use of the Studebaker script on the fenders. I would guess that it may have been one with no back seat and not a Sliding Roof Wagonaire.
The Wagonaire script on the tailgate may be correct or not, if it was added in the restoration like the TT Emblem.

8E45E
12-26-2012, 01:59 PM
I would guess that it may have been one with no back seat and not a Sliding Roof Wagonaire.
The Wagonaire script on the tailgate may be correct or not, if it was added in the restoration like the TT Emblem.[/B]

The text states it has a sliding roof. That would be a Wagonaire's selling feature over other wagons.

Craig

StudeRich
12-26-2012, 02:00 PM
That nice Omaha Orange Wagon shows the clue that it could be a H.D. (fleet) Wagon by the use of the Studebaker script on the fenders. I would guess that it may have been one with no back seat and not a Sliding Roof Wagonaire.
The Wagonaire script on the tailgate may be correct or not, if it was added in the restoration like the TT Emblem.

Well there you go Dave, Competition Orange and Dual Carbs, perfect. It looks like 2 on my 20 inch screen.

Skinnys Garage
12-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Has anyone got pics of what's goin' on under that hood?

I think I see three carbs!!! :ohmy: :eek: :woot: Yep, three carbs.......:!:

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/mytoygarage/CedarRapids104_zps6056e2d8.jpg

t walgamuth
12-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Coooooooool!

I want one of those manifolds for my 39. Anybody know where they are available?

Bordeaux Daytona
12-26-2012, 04:33 PM
Coooooooool!

I want one of those manifolds for my 39. Anybody know where they are available?


Dave Thibeault was selling them. It's a copy of a Smoljan.
Here's a link to a post about them....http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?61273-Use-of-Cadillac-intake-manifolds&p=642358&viewfull=1#post642358


Dave Thibeault Studebaker Parts and Service
13 Nick Lane
Maynard, Massachusetts 01754
978-897-3158

t walgamuth
12-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Thanks! I'll give him a call.

studebakersteve
12-26-2012, 08:44 PM
looks solid and a good honest car. just because someone did not buy at $500 does not mean its not worth 3500 or so.

The pictures don't show the rust going on especially in front of the rear fender wells and into the rockers,thresholds,and floor.Yes,he should make quite a profit!

R3 challenger
12-26-2012, 09:07 PM
If you can tell us the serial number of that wagon, and if it originally was a 1963 V8, I can give you the original option list, including colors. If it was built as a six, I can't help.

George

8E45E
02-17-2013, 10:24 PM
What in the world could be more 'adventurous' than OMAHA ORANGE??

Almost as 'adventurous' would be 63V17539. An R1 Wagonaire painted Suntone Yellow!!

Craig

8E45E
05-24-2013, 09:34 AM
Did you ever get this orange Wagonaire? The other thread on the orange hardtop reminded me of this!

Craig