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Rosstude
03-02-2013, 10:52 PM
We just picked up the Provincial from the paint shop, and couldn't help but sharing a few pictures.
The colors came very close to the original Azure Blue, and Wedgwood blue, not a perfect match, but it looks great.
We went with a good driver quality paint job, sent the chrome out, and I am polishing up the stainless.
The body work turned up great, those junior college body shop classes back in the 70's really paid off, plus I am a CASO and it was kind of fun too boot.
Anyway, the wife is very happy, the old wagon is getting 2nd or 3rd life, and as bad as the accident seemed it turned into a bit of a blessing.
Better quality, and more pictures will follow as the reassembly ramps up.

JDP
03-02-2013, 10:56 PM
We just picked up the Provincial from the paint shop, and couldn't help but sharing a few pictures.
The colors came very close to the original Azure Blue, and Wedgwood blue, not a perfect match, but it looks great.
We went with a good driver quality paint job, sent the chrome out, and I am polishing up the stainless.
The body work turned up great, those junior college body shop classes back in the 70's really paid off, plus I am a CASO and it was kind of fun too boot.
Anyway, the wife is very happy, the old wagon is getting 2nd or 3rd life, and as bad as the accident seemed it turned into a bit of a blessing.
Better quality, and more pictures will follow as the reassembly ramps up.


Very purdy.

StudeRich
03-03-2013, 01:31 AM
That Provincial is looking REALLY Good Ross, Dave's "Betsy" the '57 Parkview will be jealous! :!:

fstst56
03-03-2013, 08:28 AM
NICE!!!...

poweroptions
03-03-2013, 08:33 AM
AWESOME ! something I'd luv to have in my garage.

57pack
03-03-2013, 09:38 AM
Great job! Gives me hope and inspiration for my 57 Wagon!

AKAchamptrucking
03-03-2013, 11:31 AM
Most excellent!

Bullet
03-03-2013, 02:11 PM
Brint it as is tot he Peterson for us all to see in person! Looks most excellent!!!!

Mark

rusty65
03-03-2013, 02:41 PM
REAL nice! I'm hoping that "Sarah" will see new paint this year.
As 57pack mentioned, this give me some inspiration.Nice job!

showbizkid
03-03-2013, 06:17 PM
Right on, Ross! Looks gorgeous! You did your own bodywork? You're even more of a he-man than I thought ;)

Hey Mark - when is the Petersen meet this year?

StudeRich
03-03-2013, 06:27 PM
Los Angeles Chapter "Winter Meet" Sun. March 17, 2013 ONLY, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Cars must be in place by 10:00 AM to Show.

Located at: The Peterson Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

From Larry Swanson's What's Happening Column in my March 2013 "Turning Wheels".

Slap, Slap ...Clark you should be ashamed of yourself! :(

Rosstude
03-03-2013, 08:19 PM
We will be at the Peterson on the 17th, but sadly we will not be driving a Stude, but looking forward to it non the less. I will have a friend with us, who is a new Stude convert, and never been to the Peterson.

BobPalma
03-03-2013, 09:56 PM
Very nice. They always look so good, fresh from the paint shop before any trim is put back on. Can't explain it, but it's just nice. Congrats. :!: BP

StudeDave57
03-04-2013, 02:35 AM
That Provincial is looking REALLY Good Ross, Dave's "Betsy" the '57 Parkview will be jealous! :!:
Lucky for you~ Betsy has NO IDEA what you and Doc are doing to Sweet Pea these days... :rolleyes: :ohmy:



Hey Mark - when is the Petersen meet this year?
Oh no you didnt... :ohmy: You BETTER be there Clark.
I know I plan to be... ;)



We will be at the Peterson on the 17th, but sadly we will not be driving a Stude, but looking forward to it non the less. I will have a friend with us, who is a new Stude convert, and never been to the Peterson.
Wait, what?
I'm 1700 miles away from home and have no chance of seeing your AWESOME '57 at the LA Winter Meet? :confused: :ohmy:

Crap.

So more then one of us '57 StudeGuys will be roaming aimlessly and StudeLess about the show... :(

I'll be the one with an 'SNW' tee-shirt and a 'Bells Studebaker Diner & Museum' ball cap on my head.

Warren Webb
03-04-2013, 03:31 AM
Looking forward to seeing you at the Peterson, Ross and a few weeks later hope to see your wife driving her "too fine ride" around Riverside again!

Hey Clark. It's time you bring Barney there too. That poor ole boy needs a good run up to L.A.