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candbstudebakers
07-29-2009, 11:42 PM
Ever seen floors this clean on a Studebaker? this car has been posted for over a week and had about 80 lookers and not person even said a word, as it stands right now the car will be put back into action when I have time new engine and trans and interior, 1969 327 350 hp with duel fours, 4 speed, and bucket seats lowered and stainless removed, maybe door handles removed also, nice custom wheels flow master system, load and fast 4 door. so since I will keep this I have a 64 Daytona to get rid of or cut up for the frame, since I have 3 people asking about the 108 frame here it is...Bob

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/66%20cruiser/IM001512.jpg

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/66%20cruiser/IM001510.jpg

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Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/IM000994-1-1.jpg

Lark Hunter
07-30-2009, 12:12 AM
Believe it or not, I actually have. I live in southern Arizona where everything fries except the sheetmetal. Where did that car originate from? LH

bams50
07-30-2009, 05:40 AM
Those sure are nice, Bob. It's too bad somebody stripped everything else or I'd be tempted!

I have a 61 Lark 4dr. here that was rolled in the mid 60s then put in storage till I bought it last year- always dry. It has floors every bit as perfect as those- so perfect I actually thought of fixing it! The roof, doors, glass, and RR fender are all damaged. The deciding factor was a member really needed front fenders, and his car is even the same color as this one! I figure someday I'll find just the right car that's worthy of factory floors and I'll use them on that. Till then I'll keep it stored, safe from the elements. Take a look here:

http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/61%20Lark/

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

candbstudebakers
07-30-2009, 10:40 AM
The car sold in San Leandro Ca. and I'am the 2nd owner, even the dash is as good as the floors, and Bob I think you better take another look at the floors, if you think the 61 is this nice then something is wrong with my picture, would you say you could eat off your floors??? the 66 doesn't even have surface rust on them that color is the original paint. the only thing that the sun got to was the vinyl roof and that is no problem, the only thing missing from putting this on the road is the engine, trans and some seats and door panels and no problem there since I do have every thing I need to do that black 66 buckets and 4 door panels, this will make a super fast, low riding cruiser..Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/IM000994-1-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
07-30-2009, 10:55 AM
The 66 Wagonaire I had had floors every bit as clean as those. It had been special ordered and delivered new in Porterville, CA. When I rescued it (maybe 10 or 12 years ago), it was in a back yard in Riverside - along with a dozen other complete Studes. All of them were free for hauling off!

Ray F. (Studeman) now has that car. I remember marvelling at it's perfect white floorboards once we got the interior out of it. Even the tire well was pristine.

My Cruiser's got super-solid floors. There's some splotches of surface rust, but there's a larger percentage of the floors that still wear their original blue.[^]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

scott.rodgers
07-30-2009, 12:13 PM
I stripped a 64 Daytona HT in a Pic-A-Parts in Los Angeles once with floors that clean. The car was very clean - some old lady or man must have died and the relatives junked the car. I cried the whole time - I wanted the car so badly!

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire

Skinnys Garage
07-30-2009, 12:39 PM
Bob, if your doc says you need a little more "iron" in your diet, your welcome to come eat off my good tasting mid-western floors!;)
I nearly cry when I see all those clean floors you guys have out there.:( If I find a car that the seat still has a place to bolt it's a happy day!:D Oh well, it keeps my welding and panel making skills tuned up.[8D]
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/mytoygarage/floor.jpg

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/mytoygarage/my59Lark.jpg
Skinny
Watertown, SD

candbstudebakers
07-30-2009, 12:45 PM
Skinny, believe it or not I can show pictures of floors out here worse than that, know mater what they say we do have our share of rust in California, some times it started in some other state before coming west...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/IM000994-1-1.jpg

studegary
07-30-2009, 01:32 PM
That car of Bob P. reminds me of one of the 1964 Cruisers that I owned. The original owner, in Poughkeepsie NY, had an accident with the car within the first year when the car had 11K miles. The owner got mad at the car and put it in his garage and just left it. I found out about the car in the 1980s and bought it from the original owner (still at 11K miles).

I have found good cars everywhere, including where you don't expect them, and bad cars where you expect them to be better. For an example of the later, I went to look at a Studebaker Avanti in Florida after a telephone conversation. When he opened the garage door, the Avanti looked excellent. The owner sort of gave me a look when the very next thing that I did was look under the Avanti. The torque boxes were gone and the frame was bad. I later found out that the owner and the Avanti had just recently moved to Florida from the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Some people say that I am lucky to find some of the cars that I have owned. They don't factor in how many wild goose chases I have been on to find the few gems.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

8E45E
07-30-2009, 06:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by scott.rodgers

I stripped a 64 Daytona HT in a Pic-A-Parts in Los Angeles once with floors that clean.

I solved that little problem...:D

Nothing a hacksaw, aviation shears, and a chisel won't stop!!;)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2109/2309423061_7a9af4c5e7_b.jpg

Craig

bams50
07-30-2009, 09:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

Bob I think you better take another look at the floors, if you think the 61 is this nice then something is wrong with my picture, would you say you could eat off your floors???

Really Bob, they are that nice. If I had swept out the bits of powdered carpet and washed them before the picture you'd see it better. It's hard to believe it can happen in the Northeast, but it does:)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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Jeff T.
07-30-2009, 09:27 PM
quote:Ever seen floors this clean on a Studebaker?

Ummmm, ahhh, no:)

Living in Nebraska, I am all to familiar with nearly everything being gone between the toeboards and the seats, along with the rockers and the outside edge of the floor under the doors.

To be able to start with someting that nice is almost a dream, and my reality is that my welding is improving:)

Jeff T.

"I'm getting nowhere as fast as I can"
The Replacements.

studeclunker
07-31-2009, 12:39 AM
We see floors like that out here too, Skinny. In fact, Bess' floors are almost that bad. I'm going to have to address them pretty soon. Right now, I just want to get her going again.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
07-31-2009, 12:40 AM
We see floors like that out here too, Skinny. In fact, Bess' floors are almost that bad. I'm going to have to address them pretty soon. Right now, I just want to get her going again.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?