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39studebaker
01-24-2008, 11:29 AM
hello all as you can see im new on here and to the studebaker as well. My parents bought a 1939 Commander for me for graduation a few years ago and it has been sitting in the garage ever since. It has never been touched and ALL PARTS are there. My question is where do I start with one of these I want to keep it ALL ORIGINAL because it only has 21000 miles on it....any help would be great!

Thanks ahead of time!

Scott
01-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Depending on how far you want to go with a restoration, you can start almost anywhere. I don't have lot of money for full retsorations, so I always start with the mechanical stuff to get the car at least running and movable - and preferably safe (good brakes are a must).

Scott
01-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Depending on how far you want to go with a restoration, you can start almost anywhere. I don't have lot of money for full retsorations, so I always start with the mechanical stuff to get the car at least running and movable - and preferably safe (good brakes are a must).

39studebaker
01-24-2008, 12:02 PM
all right what do you all suggest for someone who has no knowledge on a flathead are there books or anything out there that would help through out this process

39studebaker
01-24-2008, 12:02 PM
all right what do you all suggest for someone who has no knowledge on a flathead are there books or anything out there that would help through out this process

vegas paul
01-24-2008, 12:33 PM
First thing, get your Service Manual and Chassis & Body Parts Catalogues. These are available (very reasonably) from most of the vendors linked to the home page.

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

vegas paul
01-24-2008, 12:33 PM
First thing, get your Service Manual and Chassis & Body Parts Catalogues. These are available (very reasonably) from most of the vendors linked to the home page.

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

Gary1953
01-24-2008, 06:39 PM
Also join the Antique Studebaker Club. Check out the link on the SDC home page. Check out their web site also.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
01-24-2008, 06:39 PM
Also join the Antique Studebaker Club. Check out the link on the SDC home page. Check out their web site also.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

rockne10
01-24-2008, 07:40 PM
DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!

Get the Manual and catalogs.

Join ASC at
http://theantiquestudebakerclub.com/

First the brakes! I would rather a car have no go than no whoa.

If you are going to do a complete resto, you can start just about anywhere but, if the wiring harness is original, don't piece it together before you turn the key. Replace it.



Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

rockne10
01-24-2008, 07:40 PM
DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!

Get the Manual and catalogs.

Join ASC at
http://theantiquestudebakerclub.com/

First the brakes! I would rather a car have no go than no whoa.

If you are going to do a complete resto, you can start just about anywhere but, if the wiring harness is original, don't piece it together before you turn the key. Replace it.



Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

39studebaker
01-25-2008, 10:37 AM
thanks for all the help so far everyone!

39studebaker
01-25-2008, 10:37 AM
thanks for all the help so far everyone!