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Randy_G
10-16-2006, 09:44 PM
Yes your eyes do not decieve you I have finally found a Studebaker that was in the budget. I got it from StudeGib and I will post photos of it on my site sometime this weekend. I had to say the best part of my adventure today besides getting the car was meeting Gib he is a great guy, very knowledgeable about Studebakers! I look forward to my trip back to Gibs StudebakerLand. As he put it I was like a kid in a candy store.

Randy_G

1959 Studebaker Lark

www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

Roscomacaw
10-16-2006, 10:07 PM
Welcome to our world Randy!:D It was bound to happen what with you hanging out here so much.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
10-16-2006, 10:07 PM
Welcome to our world Randy!:D It was bound to happen what with you hanging out here so much.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Studedude1961
10-16-2006, 10:34 PM
Randy! Welcome to the Symbol of Superiority and to the ranks of descriminating men and women who appreciate fine motoring the Studebaker way! Or something like that! Let me be the first to predict this will not be your last Studebaker purchase!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
10-16-2006, 10:34 PM
Randy! Welcome to the Symbol of Superiority and to the ranks of descriminating men and women who appreciate fine motoring the Studebaker way! Or something like that! Let me be the first to predict this will not be your last Studebaker purchase!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

41 Frank
10-16-2006, 10:41 PM
In no time at all the disease will manifest itself

41 Frank
10-16-2006, 10:41 PM
In no time at all the disease will manifest itself

Anne F. Goodman
10-16-2006, 10:44 PM
There is no known cure. Its really Bad.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion
1958 Transtar

Anne F. Goodman
10-16-2006, 10:44 PM
There is no known cure. Its really Bad.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion
1958 Transtar

StudeDave57
10-16-2006, 11:03 PM
Really, really bad~ WELCOME!!! ;) :) [^] [:0]

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
10-16-2006, 11:03 PM
Really, really bad~ WELCOME!!! ;) :) [^] [:0]

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

arkiejazz
10-16-2006, 11:29 PM
Welcome to the assylum Randy!! You guys should have hollered at me today, I would have come out and helped

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
10-16-2006, 11:29 PM
Welcome to the assylum Randy!! You guys should have hollered at me today, I would have come out and helped

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

studeclunker
10-17-2006, 02:29 AM
Randy, when someone in your neighborhood starts a conversation with: "Oh you're the one with that little Studebaker. Why, I have a friend who..." Run away my friend, run away...[:0]

That's how I started with one little brown wagon and ended up with nine of the things. Unless I win the lottery soon, they'll remain my beloved little studeclunkers.[:I] Well, seven actually at this point. I was able to unloa... uh, share, yeah share, two with a fellow in Oregon. Poor guy. They're like hamsters or rabbits. Don't ever leave two in the same yard.:D:D:D(LOL)

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-17-2006, 02:29 AM
Randy, when someone in your neighborhood starts a conversation with: "Oh you're the one with that little Studebaker. Why, I have a friend who..." Run away my friend, run away...[:0]

That's how I started with one little brown wagon and ended up with nine of the things. Unless I win the lottery soon, they'll remain my beloved little studeclunkers.[:I] Well, seven actually at this point. I was able to unloa... uh, share, yeah share, two with a fellow in Oregon. Poor guy. They're like hamsters or rabbits. Don't ever leave two in the same yard.:D:D:D(LOL)

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

CHAMP
10-17-2006, 08:32 AM
The only thing I have to disagree with one thing, the Studebaker disease to me is good! I retired shortly after buying my current Studebaker and if I didn't have my Stude to play with I'd probably get bored and go back to work. I've only had this disease since 1953 when I was eleven years old!:)

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

CHAMP
10-17-2006, 08:32 AM
The only thing I have to disagree with one thing, the Studebaker disease to me is good! I retired shortly after buying my current Studebaker and if I didn't have my Stude to play with I'd probably get bored and go back to work. I've only had this disease since 1953 when I was eleven years old!:)

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

stude53
10-17-2006, 08:54 AM
Randy,
Welcome to the ranks of the seriously demented (but ain't it Fun??)and devoted fans of the Studebaker.

We all want to know what you talked Gib out of, and want to help you play with it if we can.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
10-17-2006, 08:54 AM
Randy,
Welcome to the ranks of the seriously demented (but ain't it Fun??)and devoted fans of the Studebaker.

We all want to know what you talked Gib out of, and want to help you play with it if we can.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Bill Elbert
10-17-2006, 12:56 PM
Randy, We are anxious to hear more about your first Studebaker purchase. Mine was at a farm sale 10 years ago that I had attended to purchase a tractor, came home with a tractor, (930 Case) and my first Studebaker, a 46 M15 that was an one owner of the 91 yo gentleman who was having the farm sale. As far I know it was the first M series I had ever seen, I was MESMIRIZED! It's the rest of you guys with the problem, I only have 6.( and looking at two more) I hope you are aware of the "WAF" , it varies from man to man, I think mine is 6, but I am going to test the waters and see.

Bill Elbert
10-17-2006, 12:56 PM
Randy, We are anxious to hear more about your first Studebaker purchase. Mine was at a farm sale 10 years ago that I had attended to purchase a tractor, came home with a tractor, (930 Case) and my first Studebaker, a 46 M15 that was an one owner of the 91 yo gentleman who was having the farm sale. As far I know it was the first M series I had ever seen, I was MESMIRIZED! It's the rest of you guys with the problem, I only have 6.( and looking at two more) I hope you are aware of the "WAF" , it varies from man to man, I think mine is 6, but I am going to test the waters and see.

S_Ferrell
10-17-2006, 01:42 PM
Congratulations, I know that my 62 Cruiser has gotten me through some stressful times.

S_Ferrell
10-17-2006, 01:42 PM
Congratulations, I know that my 62 Cruiser has gotten me through some stressful times.

raprice
10-17-2006, 03:16 PM
Randy,
Congratulations and good luck. You'll find that your Stude will provide much satisfaction in the coming years. You'll also find that Studes are very reliable too.
Rog:)

raprice
10-17-2006, 03:16 PM
Randy,
Congratulations and good luck. You'll find that your Stude will provide much satisfaction in the coming years. You'll also find that Studes are very reliable too.
Rog:)

Randy_G
10-17-2006, 08:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by stude53

Randy,
Welcome to the ranks of the seriously demented (but ain't it Fun??)and devoted fans of the Studebaker.

We all want to know what you talked Gib out of, and want to help you play with it if we can.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC



It is a 1959 Lark 2 door post, originally it had a flathead 6 and 3 speed. But I am thinking V-8 and an Automatic when it gets reassembled in the coming months. Yes I got a project, I will post photos on my site this weekend. Thanks for all the kind words and watch out I will bugging you guys for information on it.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (Project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-17-2006, 08:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by stude53

Randy,
Welcome to the ranks of the seriously demented (but ain't it Fun??)and devoted fans of the Studebaker.

We all want to know what you talked Gib out of, and want to help you play with it if we can.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC



It is a 1959 Lark 2 door post, originally it had a flathead 6 and 3 speed. But I am thinking V-8 and an Automatic when it gets reassembled in the coming months. Yes I got a project, I will post photos on my site this weekend. Thanks for all the kind words and watch out I will bugging you guys for information on it.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (Project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-17-2006, 08:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

Welcome to the assylum Randy!! You guys should have hollered at me today, I would have come out and helped

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh


Hey Steve
I should be back in Amarillo in a couple of weeks if all goes as planned. Come on over and join the fun.
Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-17-2006, 08:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

Welcome to the assylum Randy!! You guys should have hollered at me today, I would have come out and helped

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh


Hey Steve
I should be back in Amarillo in a couple of weeks if all goes as planned. Come on over and join the fun.
Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

John Kirchhoff
10-17-2006, 10:01 PM
Randy, here's something you need to know, chicks dig scars and Studes! The coolest part is, even if you have neither, either one isn't that hard to come by. And just like a Stude, at first you think a scar is ugly but after a while, you like showing it off because each one is different and it adds character to your persona. What's even better is if you get the Stude first, you can get the scars free of charge just by working on it! A two for one deal! You buy a Stude and overnight you're transformed into a babe magnet while those other schmucks have to pay to sweat profusely while some personal trainer yells in their face. And now you can quit the gym and spend that money on your car instead! If you're unfortunate enough to be married, it's best to go ahead and tell the little prom queen up front there's going to be all kinds of beautiful women following you around the Wal Mart parking lot, asking you to pump their gas at the filling station, hanging around the back porch all hours of the night like stray cats and so on. Remind her that while you still love her (most of the time), it would be very ungentlemanly of you to grab a broom and chase those women off the porch even if they do leave finger and nose prints on the sliding door. Remind her that you've taken on a much greater responsibility than just owning a car, you now have a social responsibilty to the community and mankind in general to let these women ogle you and the Stude. The only time you can justify being a horse's rear is when those voluptious beauties want to strike up a seductive pose stretched across the hood of your car. Then it's time to grab the broom, or better yet, the garden hose and run them off. After you're shooed them away, you have a good start on washing the car, so take advantage of those opportunities! Now you know why we Stude owners happily put up with all the snide remarks like "Stupidbaker", "Rutebaker" and "Gee, your '50/'51 looks like a two row corn picker!" It's the fringe benefits!

John Kirchhoff
10-17-2006, 10:01 PM
Randy, here's something you need to know, chicks dig scars and Studes! The coolest part is, even if you have neither, either one isn't that hard to come by. And just like a Stude, at first you think a scar is ugly but after a while, you like showing it off because each one is different and it adds character to your persona. What's even better is if you get the Stude first, you can get the scars free of charge just by working on it! A two for one deal! You buy a Stude and overnight you're transformed into a babe magnet while those other schmucks have to pay to sweat profusely while some personal trainer yells in their face. And now you can quit the gym and spend that money on your car instead! If you're unfortunate enough to be married, it's best to go ahead and tell the little prom queen up front there's going to be all kinds of beautiful women following you around the Wal Mart parking lot, asking you to pump their gas at the filling station, hanging around the back porch all hours of the night like stray cats and so on. Remind her that while you still love her (most of the time), it would be very ungentlemanly of you to grab a broom and chase those women off the porch even if they do leave finger and nose prints on the sliding door. Remind her that you've taken on a much greater responsibility than just owning a car, you now have a social responsibilty to the community and mankind in general to let these women ogle you and the Stude. The only time you can justify being a horse's rear is when those voluptious beauties want to strike up a seductive pose stretched across the hood of your car. Then it's time to grab the broom, or better yet, the garden hose and run them off. After you're shooed them away, you have a good start on washing the car, so take advantage of those opportunities! Now you know why we Stude owners happily put up with all the snide remarks like "Stupidbaker", "Rutebaker" and "Gee, your '50/'51 looks like a two row corn picker!" It's the fringe benefits!

Randy_G
10-21-2006, 10:41 PM
Ok here is the page, There are some photos of the Lark. I will add more tomorrow.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/myprojects.htm


Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-21-2006, 10:41 PM
Ok here is the page, There are some photos of the Lark. I will add more tomorrow.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/myprojects.htm


Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Karl
10-22-2006, 12:21 AM
The Mighty Studebaker Bug bites another.:)Welcome:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Karl
10-22-2006, 12:21 AM
The Mighty Studebaker Bug bites another.:)Welcome:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

63larkcustom
10-22-2006, 12:54 AM
Welcome and enjoy.. There are lots of good people here. Glad to see another restoring a Lark!

63larkcustom
10-22-2006, 12:54 AM
Welcome and enjoy.. There are lots of good people here. Glad to see another restoring a Lark!

mbstude
10-22-2006, 10:24 AM
Wow! What a solid little car! Wish cars around here were that solid. Humidity kills them quick here. :([xx(]

We redone a little Lark just like that a few years ago for a chapter member. It still has the flat head 6, and we added OD to it. It turned out to be a beauty!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

mbstude
10-22-2006, 10:24 AM
Wow! What a solid little car! Wish cars around here were that solid. Humidity kills them quick here. :([xx(]

We redone a little Lark just like that a few years ago for a chapter member. It still has the flat head 6, and we added OD to it. It turned out to be a beauty!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

Randy_G
10-22-2006, 05:41 PM
The floor has a little bit of rust, my camara died today but i got a couple of pictures of her. No doubt about it the Lark needs alot of work.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/a100.jpg
Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-22-2006, 05:41 PM
The floor has a little bit of rust, my camara died today but i got a couple of pictures of her. No doubt about it the Lark needs alot of work.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/a100.jpg
Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

mbstude
10-22-2006, 05:54 PM
Cool little car!


quote:No doubt about it the Lark needs alot of work.

Don't worry, they all do sometime or another. At least you have a rather solid car to start with. [:p] And a two door to boot! [8D]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

mbstude
10-22-2006, 05:54 PM
Cool little car!


quote:No doubt about it the Lark needs alot of work.

Don't worry, they all do sometime or another. At least you have a rather solid car to start with. [:p] And a two door to boot! [8D]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

bams50
10-22-2006, 05:59 PM
Go to it Randy! You know I love the Larks [:p]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-22-2006, 05:59 PM
Go to it Randy! You know I love the Larks [:p]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

Randy_G
10-28-2006, 04:14 AM
Lark update, today I am headed back to Amarillo to pick-up more Studebaker Parts. Another chassis and a engine and tranny. Road trip!

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-28-2006, 04:14 AM
Lark update, today I am headed back to Amarillo to pick-up more Studebaker Parts. Another chassis and a engine and tranny. Road trip!

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

arkiejazz
10-28-2006, 10:43 PM
Randy, it's already looking better!! I think you should do the V8 in her for sure!!

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
10-28-2006, 10:43 PM
Randy, it's already looking better!! I think you should do the V8 in her for sure!!

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

studegib
10-29-2006, 10:33 PM
We ran across a future problem as we loaded it::(The chassis Randy is going to put it on is a '62 with firewall mounted master cylinder and swinging pedal. Would he be better off to mount the 59 master on the frame, or convert it to swinging pedal (the 62 is automatic)?

Gib

studegib
10-29-2006, 10:33 PM
We ran across a future problem as we loaded it::(The chassis Randy is going to put it on is a '62 with firewall mounted master cylinder and swinging pedal. Would he be better off to mount the 59 master on the frame, or convert it to swinging pedal (the 62 is automatic)?

Gib

kamzack
10-30-2006, 04:53 PM
My vote is for the swing pedal assembly. Not that difficult to install and gives more options on master cycls, such as daul res. and ease of installing power brakes, much improved access. No more crawling around on the ground to replace or adjsut push rod with 2 different size wrenches.
No more havin to peel floor mat and or carpet up or have the ugly cover in the floor to drag your feet over to check or add fluid. Swing pedal is much easier, all things considered. I'm sure many of ussins have had the experience of replaceing the frame mounted master cyclinder(if ya ain't your in for a treat,just keep readin) and how tricky it is, especially if its used daily and it ain't clean on the bottom, then snakin those bolts through all the parts they have to go through, then trying to shove oversized hands into the place where da washers and nuts go, then hold em just right so they'll thread,then gettin the brake line connector back on without forgettin them little ribbed washers or without droppin em on the ground or diry floor, cause by now you've knocked off enough dirt and grit and gravel to pave half your driveway,then tryin to keep the grit outa everything sosha get a good seal. Now if you're fortunate enough to have a lift and your Stewd ride is show quality,and the bottom is as clean as the top, these things don't matter to ya cause you don't drive your ride and you don't get to vote. Only other thing I'd add is, iffin ya keep the frame unit, be shore ya put a vented cap on it or drill a small hole in it. That's another story.
Information and entertainment is free,
Kim

kamzack
10-30-2006, 04:53 PM
My vote is for the swing pedal assembly. Not that difficult to install and gives more options on master cycls, such as daul res. and ease of installing power brakes, much improved access. No more crawling around on the ground to replace or adjsut push rod with 2 different size wrenches.
No more havin to peel floor mat and or carpet up or have the ugly cover in the floor to drag your feet over to check or add fluid. Swing pedal is much easier, all things considered. I'm sure many of ussins have had the experience of replaceing the frame mounted master cyclinder(if ya ain't your in for a treat,just keep readin) and how tricky it is, especially if its used daily and it ain't clean on the bottom, then snakin those bolts through all the parts they have to go through, then trying to shove oversized hands into the place where da washers and nuts go, then hold em just right so they'll thread,then gettin the brake line connector back on without forgettin them little ribbed washers or without droppin em on the ground or diry floor, cause by now you've knocked off enough dirt and grit and gravel to pave half your driveway,then tryin to keep the grit outa everything sosha get a good seal. Now if you're fortunate enough to have a lift and your Stewd ride is show quality,and the bottom is as clean as the top, these things don't matter to ya cause you don't drive your ride and you don't get to vote. Only other thing I'd add is, iffin ya keep the frame unit, be shore ya put a vented cap on it or drill a small hole in it. That's another story.
Information and entertainment is free,
Kim

kamzack
10-31-2006, 10:17 AM
One more thing, I'd vote for is usin da trans pan offin da 62, cause ya won't have to be on your knees to check or add fluid and take a chance of gravel droppin into da hole that ya pulled dat little dip stick out of, lessen ya have a need to pray, I do. I tried to lay across da seat,but went ta sleep with my head hangin overda hump. give me a headach.
This way ya get to do everthing standin up. Ya also can get to da brakes easier when checkin trans fluid, cause its quicker to get to da brakes when your standin up at the rt front fender holdin da dipstick, then tryin ta get off your knees with da passenger side door open, cause it gets confusin which way ta go cause ya aint good at makin fast decidens, round da front or back to stop it, cause ya jest discovered your park brake don't hold to good and ya aint smart nuff ta leap across da seat and at leest put your hand on da stop pedal and your little Stewdy wants ta go off by its self, cause ya sposed to check da fluid in drive with da motor idlin. I mita had da idle a leeety bit high. Also dat big long dipstick is easier ta find den dat little one, cause ya gave it fling when things started ta go bad.
One more reason for not usein the frame mounted M/C is, who ya get ta help ya bleed da brakes is bound ta kick your bottle a fluid over cause ya werent smart enough ta put the cap on and he werent either. The voice of experience speaks and dat smell is shore hard ta get shed of kinda makes ya head hurt.
Kim

kamzack
10-31-2006, 10:17 AM
One more thing, I'd vote for is usin da trans pan offin da 62, cause ya won't have to be on your knees to check or add fluid and take a chance of gravel droppin into da hole that ya pulled dat little dip stick out of, lessen ya have a need to pray, I do. I tried to lay across da seat,but went ta sleep with my head hangin overda hump. give me a headach.
This way ya get to do everthing standin up. Ya also can get to da brakes easier when checkin trans fluid, cause its quicker to get to da brakes when your standin up at the rt front fender holdin da dipstick, then tryin ta get off your knees with da passenger side door open, cause it gets confusin which way ta go cause ya aint good at makin fast decidens, round da front or back to stop it, cause ya jest discovered your park brake don't hold to good and ya aint smart nuff ta leap across da seat and at leest put your hand on da stop pedal and your little Stewdy wants ta go off by its self, cause ya sposed to check da fluid in drive with da motor idlin. I mita had da idle a leeety bit high. Also dat big long dipstick is easier ta find den dat little one, cause ya gave it fling when things started ta go bad.
One more reason for not usein the frame mounted M/C is, who ya get ta help ya bleed da brakes is bound ta kick your bottle a fluid over cause ya werent smart enough ta put the cap on and he werent either. The voice of experience speaks and dat smell is shore hard ta get shed of kinda makes ya head hurt.
Kim

Randy_G
10-31-2006, 07:47 PM
I did some checking with a fellow car nutts Chilton repair manual. Seems the frame (1962) will not work on the Lark (1959) there is almost a ten inch difference in the lengths. So I will read some more about this slight set back. Just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful advice on the car so far. My goal is to have it on the road by mid summer. NOT FINISHED but drivable.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-31-2006, 07:47 PM
I did some checking with a fellow car nutts Chilton repair manual. Seems the frame (1962) will not work on the Lark (1959) there is almost a ten inch difference in the lengths. So I will read some more about this slight set back. Just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful advice on the car so far. My goal is to have it on the road by mid summer. NOT FINISHED but drivable.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
11-04-2006, 04:54 PM
Lark update 11-4-06, today was the first day I had gotten a chance to mess with the engine and chassis I picked up last week. It took a bit of coaxing and new set of points, a little carburator cleaner and it fired up. I didnt have a radiator installed and I know that the carburator will need work before I attempt to start it again, but it ran if only for a second. Now both are ready for the winter nap. Early next year I will get to start on the Lark getting it ready for the 259 to find its new home.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
11-04-2006, 04:54 PM
Lark update 11-4-06, today was the first day I had gotten a chance to mess with the engine and chassis I picked up last week. It took a bit of coaxing and new set of points, a little carburator cleaner and it fired up. I didnt have a radiator installed and I know that the carburator will need work before I attempt to start it again, but it ran if only for a second. Now both are ready for the winter nap. Early next year I will get to start on the Lark getting it ready for the 259 to find its new home.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

stude53
11-04-2006, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the update, Randy.

We'll be watching your progress.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
11-04-2006, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the update, Randy.

We'll be watching your progress.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

hurricane
12-10-2006, 05:52 PM
I GOT MY 55 STUDE C-5 AND SOLD IT LIKE SOME FOOL
AND GRIVE OVER IT FOR 40 YR I GOT ONE OFF EBAY LAST WEEK
JUST LIKE IT THIS STUDE WELL GO TO THE GRAVE WHIT ME
THANK FOR YOU TIME HURRICANE

hurricane
12-10-2006, 05:52 PM
I GOT MY 55 STUDE C-5 AND SOLD IT LIKE SOME FOOL
AND GRIVE OVER IT FOR 40 YR I GOT ONE OFF EBAY LAST WEEK
JUST LIKE IT THIS STUDE WELL GO TO THE GRAVE WHIT ME
THANK FOR YOU TIME HURRICANE

Randy_G
01-04-2007, 07:41 PM
Ok I was checking my own website/my projects and I saw that there was a couple of photo's of the Lark not on the website. I have corrected this problem. Work WILL start on her this Spring, but sadly not in time for the International meet.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
01-04-2007, 07:41 PM
Ok I was checking my own website/my projects and I saw that there was a couple of photo's of the Lark not on the website. I have corrected this problem. Work WILL start on her this Spring, but sadly not in time for the International meet.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
02-18-2007, 07:16 PM
Lark Update! After spending most of the day yesterday drooling over other guys/gals Studebaker's, Hudsons, Kaisers, Nash, Packards and few Oldsmobiles. I got to start on the Lark today. I cleaned out the car completely down to the bare floors and found three little spots that the rust has eaten thru. I also cleaned out the bottom of the doors from what had to be years of sitting under that old tree, cleaned out all the drain holes in the bottoms of the doors, no rust just dirt. The rockers appear to be in good shape. I removed all the front sheet metal as it was just sitting there anyway. I took out all the bolts that hold the body to the frame. If the weather holds out next weekend the body is coming off the frame and the frame is going for a little ride to a sand blaster and get a few years of grime taken off, then a new coat of paint and new brake lines and new fuel lines. I took some photo's but as my digital camara has died a slow death I'm using a throw-away camara now, so no pictures until I've used up the roll of film. But I am documenting the task at hand. Let the renovation begin!

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Randy_G
02-18-2007, 07:16 PM
Lark Update! After spending most of the day yesterday drooling over other guys/gals Studebaker's, Hudsons, Kaisers, Nash, Packards and few Oldsmobiles. I got to start on the Lark today. I cleaned out the car completely down to the bare floors and found three little spots that the rust has eaten thru. I also cleaned out the bottom of the doors from what had to be years of sitting under that old tree, cleaned out all the drain holes in the bottoms of the doors, no rust just dirt. The rockers appear to be in good shape. I removed all the front sheet metal as it was just sitting there anyway. I took out all the bolts that hold the body to the frame. If the weather holds out next weekend the body is coming off the frame and the frame is going for a little ride to a sand blaster and get a few years of grime taken off, then a new coat of paint and new brake lines and new fuel lines. I took some photo's but as my digital camara has died a slow death I'm using a throw-away camara now, so no pictures until I've used up the roll of film. But I am documenting the task at hand. Let the renovation begin!

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

mbstude
02-18-2007, 07:20 PM
Cool deal Randy! Congrats on such a solid car. There's no stopping you now... ;)

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

mbstude
02-18-2007, 07:20 PM
Cool deal Randy! Congrats on such a solid car. There's no stopping you now... ;)

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/