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mbstude
05-20-2008, 01:25 PM
Talk about a find! You just HAD to mention a Diesel... Oh, someday...

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Avantidon
05-20-2008, 02:19 PM
Had planned a visit to a Middle School in eastern Lebanon County today in support of an Auto Club sponsored by a young lady teacher in the school but rain scared away all of my help. Had 6 Avantis and 2 GT Hawks lined up and raring to go but will have to wait now until the fall. The club is made up of 13, 14, and 15 year olds and yes they were alsao disappointed.

Well, since this fell through, I called a friend whp was going to come and he asked me to accompany him on a treasure hunt with another mutual friend of ours. We went to a farm in the N/E corner of Berks County PA to an abandoned farm with the permission of the owner. Wow did we find the treasures!!! How about a 1) 63 GT Hawk, 2)a 62 3/4ton Champ P/U equipped with 289 V-8, Bucket seats, 3-spd floor mounted shift with O/D transmission, AM Radio and Delux Trim package, 3) 1964 Studebaker Truck Tractor with 453 Detroit Diseal Engine, 4) late 60 1 ton dual wheel truck with 2-spd rear and 4-spd manual tranny and ........... 5) 1963 Lark Daytona Wagonaire with R-1 Jet thrust Engine and Automatic tranny. This car has 56.7K miles on it and last inspected in 1973 so should be accurate. It was the wife's car. It is solid but not rust free and it is not resting on the ground. Will go back to see if it runs but even if it doesn't, it will come home with one of us. Drooling yet? I'll post pictures tomorrow for all to see. All of these vehicles are very salvagable and restorable except for the Hawk which is probably going to end up as a parts car. VIN is 63V18181, Paul so you can addit to your list of the dearly departed GT Hawks. In addition to the five vehicles there are at leat three more motors, 2 -289's and 1 259 along with a front clip from a 62 Lark and then some other misc. parts. The funny thing is all the vehicles were bought from the same Studebaker dealer and are located less than 30 miles from me.

It's amazinf what a rainy day can help you discover. Stay tuned as i will post pictures in the AM. In the meantime, dream about what's still out there in your own backyard as they are still around.

Stay tuned as this adventure is just getting warmed up.

See you in the future as I write about our past

bams50
05-20-2008, 03:44 PM
OH MAN... is the Wagonaire for sale to a cash buyer???[:p]



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

Mark57
05-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Truck Heaven!! [:p][:p][^]

Good thing it is on the "wrong" side of the continent. ;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0099A.jpg

wpsrea
05-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Bams has already got the van and tow dolly warned up.

Avantidon
05-20-2008, 06:39 PM
Folks wait until in the morning and I post the pictures. Bob the whole kit and kaboodle is for sale but the Wagonaire is coming to the Lehigh Valley possibly along with the Champ P/U. it will be a nice companiion to my other one. Also we gotta go back and see if we can at least get them to turn over which I think they will. Checked the oil in the 1 ton and believe it or not it was full but just dirty with no signs of water. Now for the rest of them!!

Avantidon
05-20-2008, 06:49 PM
Mathew, drive your truck to Lancaster, attend the STF banquet on Wednesday evening and take another picture with the sign as we have it and will use it again.

mbstude
05-20-2008, 07:32 PM
There's a chance I MIGHT make it to Lancaster. Don't know yet. If I do, the truck will stay in Georgia. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Warren Webb
05-21-2008, 08:13 AM
I want to see the champ w/ bucket seats! I never saw that available from the factory & if they were stock stude buckets, additional brackets on the outboard tracks, center plate used, ect?

What a find!!!!!!!!! Almost the ultimate find of any stude enthusiast!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Avantidon
05-21-2008, 08:23 AM
Here are the pictures from the rainy day barn find of yesterday:

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/Barn%20Finds%20in%20Berks/100_1267-1.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/Barn%20Finds%20in%20Berks/100_1271-1.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/Barn%20Finds%20in%20Berks/100_1273-1.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/Barn%20Finds%20in%20Berks/100_1277-1.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/Barn%20Finds%20in%20Berks/100_1282-1.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/Barn%20Finds%20in%20Berks/100_1270.jpg

Other pictures can be seen at this site:

http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/Barn%20Finds%20in%20Berks/

All of these vehicles have good PA Titles so there is no problem with the transfer of them. if you see something you might be interested in let me know. Wagonaire and Champ are probably coming to the Lehigh Valley.:):D

8E45E
05-21-2008, 08:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Talk about a find! You just HAD to mention a Diesel... Oh, someday...



NOW is your chance, Matt!!:D

Craig

mbstude
05-21-2008, 08:37 AM
Thanks for the pics, Don.

Craig, it's a good thing these Studes are 1000 miles away. Cause I really want a Studebaker Diesel.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Avantidon
05-21-2008, 09:03 AM
A 1000 miles for a prize such as this Matt is nothing. My R-2 Avanti came from Florida and i drove it home.

Guido
05-21-2008, 09:18 AM
Matthew,

I will go ahead and get the diesel. That way when I pass on you can get it and the 4 wheel drive at the same time. ;)

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

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

mbstude
05-21-2008, 09:42 AM
That might work Gary.

[:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Avantidon
05-21-2008, 10:06 AM
Warren they are Studebaker Bucket Seats as i did look. i was to shocked to think to take pictures of them but I will. When I saw the dloor mounted shifter and O/D in the truck that did it for the moment. I'll be back there soon and will be more pictures of the unusual things we saw and will find in the future like the front clip of a 62 Lark, two more engines and some transmissions. It was to cold and damp yesterday to be crawling around on the ground and moving stuff in the buildings to get at all we could see.

Mark57
05-21-2008, 10:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

Matthew,

I will go ahead and get the diesel. That way when I pass on you can get it and the 4 wheel drive at the same time. ;)

Gary

Only problem with that plan Gary is that you would no longer be able to afford the premiums on yuor life insurance policy! [}:)][:0] :D

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0099A.jpg

sals54
05-21-2008, 10:51 AM
That is a great find. A multi car hauler should be there as we speak. Just in case someone changes their mind. Don't let these get away. Fabulous.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

Son O Lark
05-21-2008, 10:52 AM
Isn't that a 64 Lark Wagon?

Avantidon
05-21-2008, 10:56 AM
We are planning to move them ASAP. Just need to talk to the owner and give her a price for the total flock and the spare parts. I saw at least 6 or 7 other Studebaker radiators just laying around with other stuff.

studeski
05-21-2008, 04:00 PM
Treasure trove is right! Wrong engine in the hawk?

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
http://www.studeski.com
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
[img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
"One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
much in fashion anymore."

fastfritz
05-21-2008, 04:31 PM
SUPER find!!

Is the bowling ball that passed thru the Hawk's windshield laying on the front seat?? [:0]

Frank Remlinger
SDC# A004602R
http://automotivemachine.net/smleftsdcaps.jpg

barnlark
05-21-2008, 09:01 PM
Boy, that's not too bad of a drive for me.

Matthew, I'm surprised you didn't ask if there were any Transtar trim donors somewhere on that property.

Any clean 4 barrel air cleaners lying around with those radiators?

mbstude
05-21-2008, 09:09 PM
I was too busy drooling over the Diesel, Dave. :)

Don, if you do run across any of that Transtar trim, let me know, will ya? [8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

8E45E
05-22-2008, 02:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I was too busy drooling over the Diesel, Dave. :)



It's calling you, Matt! It even has the 96"B.B.C. front end, which was an option.

Craig

Avantidon
05-22-2008, 06:35 AM
Claude, it is correct engine for the Hawk. Just looks odd with sheet metal missing which BTW is all there in the corner behind the car.:)

Matthew, I looked at the Transtar that is there and it dies not have your trim. Pictures are at my photobucket site with link above. Sorry as I would have gotten it for you.[:0]

Frank, it was removed from the interior of the Hawk as was everything else. This was a started restoration project for the grandson before Grand Dad died and like the other one I have wasn't ever finished. I bet I could make a realy good one out of this one and the other project car I have.[8D]

Craig, Way to go!! You found the front end of the Diesel!!! Yep, it's all there just in another place. Radiator is still attached to the clip. That's one of the first things I went looking for. The diesel is a really cool truck with the 96 B. B. C. front :D

Barnlark, I wasn't prepared tp dig around under some of the stuff that was laying there but it wouldn't surprise me if there was one or two air cleaners in there, If there are I'll let you know when we go snooping again in a week or so.;)

Anymore questions, just let me know[8D]

studeski
05-22-2008, 07:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Claude, it is correct engine for the Hawk. Just looks odd with sheet metal missing which BTW is all there in the corner behind the car.:)


Anymore questions, just let me know[8D]


I asked because you mentioned it was a 63. This engine has the correct valve covers but also has an oil fill pipe like a partial flow block would have.

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
http://www.studeski.com
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
[img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
"One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
much in fashion anymore."

Avantidon
05-22-2008, 07:59 AM
Claude, you're right but looking more closely than I did before, I don't believe the engine has ever been out of the car. My two other 63 GT's don't have that fill pipe either. I wll look more closely very soon when I will be more prepared than i was this time.

Roscomacaw
05-22-2008, 12:23 PM
What a find! It'll be fun watching all that comes to light from this stash![:p]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

Avantidon
05-22-2008, 12:46 PM
Well, I'm getting more and more excited about what we really are going to find when we really get to looking really hard here after the first of June. I know I saw at least 10 or so radiators three transmissions and three other engines in addtion to a buch of other stuff, A quick look see told me it is mostly all Studebaker stuff too. Stay tuned!!

s2d63lark
03-09-2009, 11:01 PM
Hey Avantidon, I've been staying tuned for quite some time now. I see the E-28 is now on E-Bay. Did you not miss out on the deal or what ? Inquiring minds want to know.

Doug

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/006.jpg http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/Lark.jpg
6E40-195, 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6
Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada

studegary
03-11-2009, 01:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by s2d63lark

Hey Avantidon, I've been staying tuned for quite some time now. I see the E-28 is now on E-Bay. Did you not miss out on the deal or what ? Inquiring minds want to know.

Doug



Maybe you haven't noticed that Avantidon has not posted on the SDC Forum since January 22. He stopped posting a few weeks after I went on hiatus. I came back on a small scale and hope that he does also.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

289stude
03-11-2009, 06:06 PM
Don please check you email tonight, I emailed you.




John

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock Sale Pending

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/transtar3-1-2.jpg

bams50
03-11-2009, 06:13 PM
Got an e-mail from Don today. He's doing well, just super busy. He was at York briefly, but I missed him there. Hopefully he'll pop in soon.



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

rodnutrandy
03-11-2009, 06:56 PM
Matthew, what's a thousand miles? I drove that far one way to get my 1948 Studebaker M16 which I bought off e-bay for $99. If I was crazy enough to do that , going 1000 for your dream diesel would be a cake walk! Randy

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/3105614572_3fbddc8fd7_m.jpg

mbstude
03-11-2009, 07:33 PM
I'd really like that Diesel. But the wallet says otherwise. [xx(]

Now, if it was available for $99 like your M truck... :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/58%20Commander/0_new_58091-2.jpg

candbstudebakers
03-12-2009, 12:37 AM
Nice find, by the way the wagon is a 64 not a 63 and the fender badges are the right ones for the 64 but in the wrong place on the fenders, did you check the engine number? maybe some one made a clone? have fun that is the best part of it all going and finding and then going and getting been there done that have fun...Bob Peterson

bams50
03-12-2009, 04:14 AM
Bob P- As you can see, this thread is from May 2008. We haven't heard on these from Don since then, hopefully he will look in and see the thread revived and post an update.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Avantidon
03-12-2009, 06:19 AM
Guys, he who procrastinates ;oses and looks like that is happening here. Been super busy with no time for much of anything else to do right now. Guy who purchased or is selling these is local to the location.

See you in the future as I write about our past

barnlark
03-12-2009, 07:38 AM
Glad to see you're alive, Don. Didn't run into you at York, but glad you're back. Busy is a good thing these days!