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Studebaker Wheel
09-30-2013, 09:22 PM
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This one dug out of a shed about 1/12 hours from me last month. It even has air! Not sure what will become of it.

mbstude
09-30-2013, 09:25 PM
Is that Sue's car? If it is, I wouldn't be surprised if she has the thing restored..

BobPalma
09-30-2013, 09:27 PM
'Dang it, Dick...it's too late for the Lambrecht Auction or it would have gone for at least 20 Large. ;)

('Must've been right around the corner, too, if it was only 1/12 hours from you. That's only 5 minutes! :QQ::oops:)BP

StudeDave57
09-30-2013, 10:03 PM
I'd hate to see what the frame looks like- if there is still one under it...
Seeing those stains on both tires/rims, and up the side of the car tell me one thing-- nice parts car!!! ;)



StudeDave '57 :cool:

8E45E
09-30-2013, 10:27 PM
I'd hate to see what the frame looks like- if there is still one under it...
Seeing those stains on both tires/rims, and up the side of the car tell me one thing-- nice parts car!!!

Are you saying it met the same fate as this poor Mustang did?

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/10031298745_c6c43ae417_k.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/10031234696_37296c6ce8_k.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5526/10031213726_8a8df5cc20_k.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/10031177575_a2035adb12_k.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/10031156465_4ae09e5169_k.jpg

Craig

qsanford
10-01-2013, 07:10 AM
Maybe put it on a frame from a solid Hawk! There are less of these than Hawks around! That would be a switch! By the way, is it black or Shadowtone red? Rare bird with A/C!
I'd hate to see what the frame looks like- if there is still one under it...
Seeing those stains on both tires/rims, and up the side of the car tell me one thing-- nice parts car!!! ;)



StudeDave '57 :cool:

56H-Y6
10-01-2013, 07:17 AM
Hi

Wonder what serial number it is, maybe a late production car?

Steve

jclary
10-01-2013, 07:47 AM
Well...if any of the dozens of phoney reality car themed "Reality-Restoration" shows had any gonads...they would take on a project like this, instead of the ordinary "belly button" (yawn) junk they keep churning out.

Of course, that would involve real sweat, dirt, money, and difficulty. Then, it would also involve a higher level of dialog and conversation that seems to escape most of the existing crews. Most of the Packard and Studebaker parts vendors, I know, would not take kindly to a conversation requiring bleeps every other second.

I would probably follow one of those shows if they would tackle a job like this even if they only showed it as a parallel two season restoration project in bits and pieces as they churn out dozens of the "easy" junk.

A quality build of a car like this would also mean no phoney deadline either. That is about the only way my fertile imagination could justify the expense of restoring a car like this. After the job is complete, then, a charity auction for a future owner.

Son O Lark
10-01-2013, 08:09 AM
That Mustang reminds me of a Johnny Cash song--How High's The Water Mama?

8E45E
10-01-2013, 08:27 AM
That Mustang reminds me of a Johnny Cash song--How High's The Water Mama?

That car was at a show & shine held in a town 35 miles south of here that was severely flooded last June. The organizers and the town insisted "the show must go on", and it was a huge success. It was a morale booster for the residents.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Classic+show+shine+must+High+River/8963084/story.html

Craig

qsanford
10-01-2013, 08:55 AM
If there could be a bright side to that disaster, at least it wasn't salt water!

qsanford
10-01-2013, 07:04 PM
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This one dug out of a shed about 1/12 hours from me last month. It even has air! Not sure what will become of it.
Keep us posted if you find out the plans for it. Hope it can be saved.