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clonelark
03-17-2016, 05:15 AM
My 11 year old grand son is already into cars, his mom says he has it in his blood just like me.
I took him to my back yard and ask him which car he would like to have. Here is a list of cars he could choose from.
1947 Crosley Pickup
1951 Henry J
1951 Studebaker Business coupe
1954 Studebaker Champion K hardtop
1958 Studebaker Scotsman truck
1960 Lark 2 dr 6cyl
He chose the 60 Lark
http://i66.tinypic.com/kb9d3m.jpg

r1lark
03-17-2016, 06:10 AM
He made a great cboice, that's a neat looking little car.

studeclunker
03-17-2016, 06:18 AM
Those wheels on a six-cylinder car kinda leave me scratching my head. Still, being arrest-me-red, they look good on it. Looks like good taste runs in the family.

55champion
03-17-2016, 07:41 AM
He is a smart boy.... Do you have any pics of the Crosley Truck?

r1lark
03-17-2016, 08:03 AM
He is a smart boy.... Do you have any pics of the Crosley Truck?

Benny, are you planning for a Crosely as your next project? :-)

JRoberts
03-17-2016, 09:56 AM
Nice looking Lark. Looks like the kid made a great choice.

LovelandJoe
03-17-2016, 11:24 AM
That was my first car back in 67. Great car but mine was an 8 cylinder with the reclining seats. My parents weren't aware of the seats when they bought it. I'm in the process of restoring a 59 Lark to join the 64 Hawk.

cultural infidel
03-17-2016, 01:47 PM
Solid choice... but what do the rest of em look like?

55champion
03-17-2016, 01:54 PM
When one of my uncles died he granted a 1947 Crosely Pick Up to me... I only got the title as another family member had already took the truck and junked it... but it would be a fun little truck to have...

billslark
03-17-2016, 03:11 PM
You're grandson has good taste, you just can't go wrong with a Lark of any year or model.

Do you have any pictures of the Henry J. or the Crosley pickup? They are some more of my favorite orphans I enjoy seeing.


Bill

raprice
03-17-2016, 06:35 PM
This year marks the 25th year since I purchased my '59 Lark Hardtop from another Studebaker guy. I still love the car as much as I did when I bought it. In fact, I took it out for a drive today just for the heck of it. That Lark just makes me smile every time I drive it.
Rog

clonelark
03-17-2016, 08:36 PM
I'm glad he didn't want the Crosley, not the best driver no insulation and the straight cut gears make it kinda loud in 1st and 2nd.
http://i65.tinypic.com/9i7ad2.jpg
This is the 1951 Henry J it has only 25xxx miles on it, a very early HJ. This is the car I had planned to give him. It 'll be my next project. I don't have pic's of the other cars on my computer but i can take some if anyone wants to see them.
http://i65.tinypic.com/1z2emhv.jpg

Corvanti
03-17-2016, 08:54 PM
yes, we want more pics!:D

nice Lark.:!: is it ready to run, drive and stop or will be when he's ready for it? that and a little "Lark Shine", it should be good to go.

it's good idea for a new young driver to have a 6 cylinder engine. it will help keep him out of getting in trouble by hauling @$$ in a stronger V8.;)

clonelark
03-17-2016, 09:51 PM
I tried tonight but couldn't get very good pics, supposed to rain tomorrow if i can beat the rain i'll take some tomorrow.

GrumpyOne
03-18-2016, 12:34 AM
My 11 year old grand son is already into cars, his mom says he has it in his blood just like me.
I took him to my back yard and ask him which car he would like to have. Here is a list of cars he could choose from.
1947 Crosley Pickup
1951 Henry J
1951 Studebaker Business coupe
1954 Studebaker Champion K hardtop
1958 Studebaker Scotsman truck
1960 Lark 2 dr 6cyl
He chose the 60 Lark
http://i66.tinypic.com/kb9d3m.jpg

I see a V8 in that Lark's future...

55champion
03-18-2016, 07:17 AM
Thanks for the pics of the Crosley Truck. Brings back good memories for me...

8E45E
03-18-2016, 09:09 AM
Thanks for the pics of the Crosley Truck. Brings back good memories for me...

Here's one restored: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?52932-Orphan-of-the-Day-07-19-1947-Crosley-pickup

Craig

StudeNewby
03-18-2016, 12:07 PM
More pics! More pics! More pics! LOL

T.J. lavallee
03-18-2016, 06:50 PM
Hey...the kid's got class! A nice red two door Lark. Congratulations!

clonelark
03-19-2016, 10:53 AM
Here are more pics but the 51 business coupe and 54 K are in storage and it's hard to get a good pic, here's what i got.
http://i67.tinypic.com/jv5boh.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2mwv81w.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2mwv81w.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/2zf296v.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2d7ap6v.jpg

raprice
03-19-2016, 02:02 PM
That Henry J is a cute car. It was supposed to compete with the Nash Rambler but was no competition for the more deluxe and well equipped Rambler.
Rog

clonelark
03-19-2016, 05:02 PM
I've always like Henry J's since a high school buddy had a 6cly one, we used to go Flat Head Ford hunting. It did pretty well too.

Milaca
03-19-2016, 05:28 PM
The Crosley pickup is just the right size for an 11 year old! By the way, the tires in the bed are far too big to fit it! :)

clonelark
03-20-2016, 09:06 PM
Yeah, i know they don't fit but the truck makes a good place for storage. I powdered coated the wheels orange and put new 12" radial tires on it. when i had the Spring shop i use to go around the property picking up limbs from the trees with it.

LovelandJoe
03-20-2016, 10:56 PM
Bob
Been thinking about your 64 hawk convertible project. I found two of them on the web. Bob Johnstone has one on his website. Really a great looking car

dean pearson
03-21-2016, 10:25 AM
That was my first car back in 67. Great car but mine was an 8 cylinder with the reclining seats. My parents weren't aware of the seats when they bought it. I'm in the process of restoring a 59 Lark to join the 64 Hawk.

And how did you make this discovery?

Dean

LovelandJoe
03-21-2016, 10:31 AM
Drive -ins and cheerleaders.

cultural infidel
03-21-2016, 03:10 PM
I think that I would have gone with the Business Coupe personally. But, thats only because I have always wanted a BC for some odd reason.