View Full Version : Broke my new rule...

09-01-2009, 03:59 PM
Was supposed to NOT look for Studebakers here in the islands since moving!!

Tempted to make me an island Rat Rod [:p]



09-01-2009, 04:16 PM
Do it![}:)]


JGK 940
09-01-2009, 05:38 PM
You Oahuans have all the fun. [:p]

Wonder what Young Bros would charge me to bring it over... probably twice what he's asking for it [}:)]

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

Dick Steinkamp
09-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Glad to see you finally made the transition. Do you miss Chico (;)). Between you and Keoni, we all have yet another excuse to spend some of the winter in the islands! [8D] :D ;)

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA


09-01-2009, 07:17 PM
Perfect, it may only have a 6 Cyl. and Automatic, but it's already nosed and decked! [^]

Both "V"'s and "S"'s are gone and filled! [:0] Ditto the quarter panel ones, I think.


dean pearson
09-01-2009, 07:37 PM
Pheeew, looks like you'll have your work cut out for you, I vote you find something in a little better shape.
Looking at getting a reasonable driver myself and definatly want to avoid excess work, It's easy enough (here in Ca.)
To find.
May be a different story over there though.
Are you up for it or do you just want to buy something that needs minor work to be a driver?

09-01-2009, 08:36 PM
Keoni- I just had Young Brothers barge over (8) pallets of Flip Flops!!! (I'm on Kauai)

Yep Dick, made it over safe and sound. Hoping to open the doors to my new business here in the next few weeks. I miss my friends and a few restaurants in Chico, but otherwise am extremely happy to be here -NO 100 degree heat and NO college students makes me one happy camper :D I'm even contemplating shipping the Avanti over. So far I've seen a Lambo Miura & Countach, a Ferrari CA Spyder & GTO, a Porsche Speedster, and a Jag XKE. No Studebakers...yet. I'm thnking I might just have to change that ;)

As far as the '53 goes, I was thinking it would be cool to just drive it as is and let it spend it's last days bombing around the island. You can't go faster than 50 MPH anywhere here, so it wouldn't even have to run THAT well :)


09-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Do it! That would be really cool!

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

JGK 940
09-01-2009, 09:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by wcarroll@outrageous.net

(8) pallets of Flip Flops!!! (I'm on Kauai)

Of what? Oh - you mean da kine - slippahs! You come talk like one local bumbye...

Aloha a e komo mai!

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

09-01-2009, 09:16 PM
Only 13 SDC members listed in Hawaii.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

JGK 940
09-01-2009, 10:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

Only 13 SDC members listed in Hawaii.

...and probably not more than twice that many functioning Studebakers - though I did get a teaser shot last week of a VERY nice looking Transtar pickup I'd never seen before, hiding in plain sight under a tarp on the ground floor of a building being refurbished right in the middle of Beautiful Downtown Hilo.

Hope springs eternal but the signature line says it all.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

09-01-2009, 10:50 PM
During the short time I was on Kaua'i I saw not one Studebaker. Also never got the chance to drive the entire perimeter of The Garden Island.

Get it before Pele does.

Then, it's about time you guys put in a bid for the SDC International Meet!

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight