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mapman
08-17-2016, 07:39 PM
I am looking for the R4 hardtop that belonged to the guy who was Stu-v. I have a lead on it and I need the serial number. It was in Oregon and then moved to Utah for awhile. The engine was gone and it was pretty rusty when I last saw it. I believe Nels got the pistons from it and maybe even drove it long ago. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Rob

Alan
08-17-2016, 08:37 PM
That was Chris Banke. Dave L. was his business partner, he should be around here soon. Last I saw of him was 1980 or 81.

64Avanti
08-17-2016, 11:16 PM
I am looking for the R4 hardtop that belonged to the guy who was Stu-v. I have a lead on it and I need the serial number. It was in Oregon and then moved to Utah for awhile. The engine was gone and it was pretty rusty when I last saw it. I believe Nels got the pistons from it and maybe even drove it long ago. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Rob

Well Chris had the R3 convertible that was run at Bonneville. I don't know anything about the hardtop R4. I will try to find out.

Perhaps Nels knows about the hardtop.

nels
08-19-2016, 09:17 PM
The HT was a full package R1 power shift, I believe. I drove it years ago when it was for sale in Southern California. I don't remember it ever having an R4 engine. I bought the car from Banke but never took delivery. I ended up trading it off for some parts and there may have been some R4 or R3 parts in the deal. That was a long time ago. I probably have the serial number somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it up.

nels
08-19-2016, 09:27 PM
Ok. I found it. The serial number is 64V 1614.

Lou Van Anne
08-20-2016, 12:32 AM
Are you guys are talking about a 64 Daytona Hard Top?...if so, I don't have it on the registry.
Ok. I found it. The serial number is 64V 1614.

nels
08-20-2016, 06:41 AM
Are you guys are talking about a 64 Daytona Hard Top?...if so, I don't have it on the registry.

Yes we are. Still need to verify its existence.

SN-60
08-20-2016, 08:23 AM
I am looking for the R4 hardtop that belonged to the guy who was Stu-v. I have a lead on it and I need the serial number. It was in Oregon and then moved to Utah for awhile. The engine was gone and it was pretty rusty when I last saw it. I believe Nels got the pistons from it and maybe even drove it long ago. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Rob

You're asking about the R4 hardtop assembled for 'Car Life' magazine?.......The "Build It Yourself Studebaker" article :confused:

mapman
08-21-2016, 07:47 PM
Thanks for the information, I just returned from back packing with my daughter. We had the car in our possession but then it was put into storage. After some serious illness it seems to have disappeared since we went to the yard we were told it had been stored at and they told us it had never been there. We are trying to locate it or find out what happened to it.
Rob

mapman
08-21-2016, 10:11 PM
You're asking about the R4 hardtop assembled for 'Car Life' magazine?.......The "Build It Yourself Studebaker" article :confused:We got the car without an engine or trans. It was supposed to have had an R4/4sd in it before we got it. I don't know if it is the same car or where the engine came in.
Rob

SN-60
08-22-2016, 08:01 AM
We got the car without an engine or trans. It was supposed to have had an R4/4sd in it before we got it. I don't know if it is the same car or where the engine came in.
Rob

Thanks Rob,...a very historical vehicle indeed if it's the same car! (Sure hope you can locate it!)