View Full Version : Joind SDC tonight.

08-29-2008, 10:51 PM
Came to this site a few weeks ago and got some good tech advice. Figured we ought to join SDC. Actually I was a member about 30 years ago. I've owned a number of Studes over the years.

I'm John and I'm 54 and my partner Mike is 59. We have a 1953 Commander. Bought it from a friend who bought it from the original owner in 1975. She was still driving it then and he garaged it. Hasn't been outside or driven since. Only 50XXX on it. Some deterioration because the garage wasn't ideal. Some mildew and a little rust. It sat for nearly 30 years before we got it. But overall an intact and good condition complete early 1953. We are both autobody men so we have that all done. The radiator is out being recored now. Brakes all done but the bleeding. Not going for a show car. Just want to make it a nice good looking fun to drive safe and dependable Studebaker. We're far from rich. Some things are on hold. Well that about does it for introduction. I'm going over to tech talk to ask about a couple of parts.


08-29-2008, 11:01 PM
Glad to have you with us Bubba! You will nopt be dissappointed with your Membership when you get your first copies of Turning Wheels! You WILL be impressed! [^] Welcome to the Forum!

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

08-29-2008, 11:06 PM
Welcome, BB and Mike

Keep us up on what you do with your fun driving machine.

I guess you know I'm partial to 53s. In my opinion you couldn't have made a smarter choice.

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

08-29-2008, 11:11 PM
Right on! Glad to have you guys in the fold. And to have another of South Bend's finest headed back for the highway!


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

08-30-2008, 12:26 AM
Welcome to the Forum! :) (and the disease) :D;)

'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009?</h5>

08-30-2008, 08:24 PM
John & Mike,
Congratulations on your "new" '53 Stude. Nice car. You're going to appreciate membership in SDC, particularly the subscription to "Turning Wheels" magazine. It's one of the best auto magazines around.
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop