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65cruiser
10-12-2006, 12:32 PM
My father-in-law graciously provided me with this picture since mine was misplaced. This is the Kentucky Studebaker in a Tree, located near Clay City, Kentucky. Rumor is that tree grew and lifted the car off the ground, but I doubt it;)

Either a 42 or 46 Champion I think.

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JDP
10-12-2006, 02:03 PM
That's likly what happened, I've seen it before.

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JDP
10-12-2006, 02:03 PM
That's likly what happened, I've seen it before.

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64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
57 Silver Hawk
53 Starliner
52 Starliner
51 Commander

Transtar60
10-12-2006, 02:23 PM
This car was part of an article not that long ago in Turning Wheels.
Maybe 4 or 5 years ago.

5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28
4E2
59 Lark
etc

Transtar60
10-12-2006, 02:23 PM
This car was part of an article not that long ago in Turning Wheels.
Maybe 4 or 5 years ago.

5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28
4E2
59 Lark
etc

CHAMP
10-12-2006, 03:27 PM
That would sure be a slow way to jack up a car!:D

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
10-12-2006, 03:27 PM
That would sure be a slow way to jack up a car!:D

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

studeclunker
10-12-2006, 10:07 PM
If the tree grew up under the car it would have bent away from it. Also, if that was the case, how did the sheet metal disk get between the two? That tree has to be at least fifty years old. The disk would have rusted away. looks more like someone winched it up there as a joke.

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Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-12-2006, 10:07 PM
If the tree grew up under the car it would have bent away from it. Also, if that was the case, how did the sheet metal disk get between the two? That tree has to be at least fifty years old. The disk would have rusted away. looks more like someone winched it up there as a joke.

Lotsa Larks!
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Ron Smith

gecoe
10-12-2006, 10:22 PM
Trees aren't like people. If you put a nail in a tree's trunk at the height of your Studebaker door handle tomorrow and drive up next to the tree 50 years from now it will still be at the door handle height. That, in spite of the fact the tree may have grown another 50' or so over those years.

Gerry
NE Colorado

gecoe
10-12-2006, 10:22 PM
Trees aren't like people. If you put a nail in a tree's trunk at the height of your Studebaker door handle tomorrow and drive up next to the tree 50 years from now it will still be at the door handle height. That, in spite of the fact the tree may have grown another 50' or so over those years.

Gerry
NE Colorado

kurtruk
10-13-2006, 12:17 AM
It would be tough to make a romantic scene of carving your initials and your girlfriend's initials in the tree trunk and coming back twenty years later to find them ten feet higher up in the tree.[:X]
Trees grow from the growing tips at the ends of the branches.[B)]

KURTRUK
(read it backwards;))

kurtruk
10-13-2006, 12:17 AM
It would be tough to make a romantic scene of carving your initials and your girlfriend's initials in the tree trunk and coming back twenty years later to find them ten feet higher up in the tree.[:X]
Trees grow from the growing tips at the ends of the branches.[B)]

KURTRUK
(read it backwards;))

Guido
10-13-2006, 11:19 AM
Think about it this way. How many times have you seen old barb wire that was part of an old fence line embedded in a tree? Even after many years it is still at the same height it was when first strung. If the tree grew from the bottom, farmers would have to add a new bottom strand every few years to keep the cows from walking under the fence. :D

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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Guido
10-13-2006, 11:19 AM
Think about it this way. How many times have you seen old barb wire that was part of an old fence line embedded in a tree? Even after many years it is still at the same height it was when first strung. If the tree grew from the bottom, farmers would have to add a new bottom strand every few years to keep the cows from walking under the fence. :D

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Roscomacaw
10-13-2006, 11:30 AM
MAybe 10 years ago, I cut loose a '40 Commander from the trees which had grown thru the floorboards and the engine compartment. Man, THAT was a job! One tree had sprouted RIGHT under the oil pan and then grown around the left side of the engine and thru where the engine compartment side panel was missing. Thing was maybe a foot in diameter at it's base, but it didn't push anything aside as it grew. It just grew AROUND whatever it encountered on it's way towards the sky.
The property owner said the car had set in that same spot since 1965. When I got it home and cleaned up a bit, I applied a battery and dribbled some gas down the carb. Sucker fired right up![:0][^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-13-2006, 11:30 AM
MAybe 10 years ago, I cut loose a '40 Commander from the trees which had grown thru the floorboards and the engine compartment. Man, THAT was a job! One tree had sprouted RIGHT under the oil pan and then grown around the left side of the engine and thru where the engine compartment side panel was missing. Thing was maybe a foot in diameter at it's base, but it didn't push anything aside as it grew. It just grew AROUND whatever it encountered on it's way towards the sky.
The property owner said the car had set in that same spot since 1965. When I got it home and cleaned up a bit, I applied a battery and dribbled some gas down the carb. Sucker fired right up![:0][^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

studeclunker
10-13-2006, 02:02 PM
[font=Comic Sans MS]My point wasn't that anything would be higher, but that the tree wouldn't have grown straight up like the one in the picture. It would have moved around the car. Perhaps growing out the hood. I still say; someone winched the car up against what would have been a stout tree, and left it there as a joke. They even placed sheet metal between the tree and car to prevent damage to the tree.

To quote Mr. Biggs:

quote:Thing was maybe a foot in diameter at it's base, but it didn't push anything aside as it grew. It just grew AROUND whatever it encountered on it's way towards the sky.

My point exactly.;)
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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-13-2006, 02:02 PM
[font=Comic Sans MS]My point wasn't that anything would be higher, but that the tree wouldn't have grown straight up like the one in the picture. It would have moved around the car. Perhaps growing out the hood. I still say; someone winched the car up against what would have been a stout tree, and left it there as a joke. They even placed sheet metal between the tree and car to prevent damage to the tree.

To quote Mr. Biggs:

quote:Thing was maybe a foot in diameter at it's base, but it didn't push anything aside as it grew. It just grew AROUND whatever it encountered on it's way towards the sky.

My point exactly.;)
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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith