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prager
12-21-2009, 11:17 PM
My 5 year old goes to school..mouthing off about having a Studebaker in his house..I'm fine with that as we all would be..matter of fact Champtrucking's youngest son and mine go to the same school..two good Stude kids in the same place..so far so good..but, My son..Nicholas tells the teacher about his Stude so much that he comes home to me and says " Mrs. B (name withheld) says she wants to see a pic of the Stude we have, (as if she thinks he is full of it..)...So.. I sent this...now keep in mind I have worked on it a ton since, but take it all in..my pride and joy with my car..pretty cool..Heres a 5 year old who's a proud Studebaker guy!! Gotta love it!!!http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o247/brewlover/IMG_0175.jpg

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

silverhawk
12-21-2009, 11:20 PM
Awesome! And he's a red head! Just like me! Maybe we should start a red head studebaker club! [:o)] Very nice car, and looks like you two are having a blast together!

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBe-2.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

sals54
12-21-2009, 11:24 PM
That is one great looking little guy. Your story reminds me of my granddaughter. She loves the movie CARS. She knows all about cars and loves our Studebakers and my brother's 67 Fairlane Convertible. Sadly, though, she wants to drive a Corvette.... ugh.

sals54
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prager
12-21-2009, 11:27 PM
Dylan, thanks for the complements! You should be pretty proud of yourself! From what I read you are making a heck of a name for yourself in this club! Keep it up!!!! I live in South Bend..Hope to meet up with you in... is it 2011 or 12?? Either way..I'll be there and hope to meet up with you..you and Nicky can compare red hair style stuff..(kidding of course)...Thanks again and hope to meet you in person..Wes

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

prager
12-21-2009, 11:29 PM
Sal, thanks for the nice words... keep pushing the Stude influence..it may pay off...We hope so anyway!!!

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

Chris_Dresbach
12-21-2009, 11:43 PM
Thats cool. Glad to see even younger people get into this at an early age.:)

Chris Dresbach

prager
12-21-2009, 11:49 PM
Chris, you are one of the younger people..!!!many thanks to you !!!I went of Your tour of the Foundry..I had to lie to my son and tell him I was going to work....He would have surely liked to have seen what we did, but try to keep a 5 year old in check with all that went on that day, many thanks to you for not only getting the tour deal going, but for just being you!! Keep the Studebaker flame alive, it burns strong in you!!!

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

sals54
12-22-2009, 01:00 AM
What my granddaughter doesn't yet realize is that we are already planning for her to drive the coolest Stude hot rod her contemporaries have ever seen. Low and loud... well, maybe not too loud. She'll probably do some of the wrenching on it anyway. I'm imagining a Lark in flat pink with a 259 automatic. Grey interior. Old skool Cragars. We'll see if it ever happens cuz one thing for sure is everything changes as time moves on.

sals54
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55champion
12-22-2009, 01:21 AM
Keep making those great memorys with your son. My son,who is grown and has a child of his own, said to me that memories of working on old cars and airplanes is what made his childhood special.
You will look back on these days in the future and never regret one min. spent with your boy.

14x7
12-22-2009, 10:50 AM
Can you describe what you have done to your lark? It looks like a really nice lark. Stude engine? What kind of transmission? Differential ? Whats up with the interior? thanks Mike

Invalid User Name
12-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Is there anything that can warm your heart quicker than a happy little boy!


Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
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Aussie Hawk
12-22-2009, 03:27 PM
How many Stude guys out there are passing on the tradition? My son is now 27, and has shared my love of Studes since about 3. He used to lay on his skateboard under the car with me asking me what this and that was, sometimes driving me nuts with all the questions, but at least he was interested.

After he got out of the army, about 3 yrs ago, he came into the family business, and is my 2IC and best bud. We go to all the swap meets and car shows together. I hope to bring him on a visit to the US one day.

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/IMG_1118-1.jpg



Matt
Brisbane
Australia

prager
12-22-2009, 08:04 PM
Aussie, great pic and story! In responce to Mike's question: I used a chevy 350 in the car with a Tremec t-5 trans. The rear end is a Dana 44 3:31 ratio. I installed a lockright locker in it too. The interior is next on the list..the goofy looking headliner is actually dynamat for sound control. I put turner brakes all around. I was about 8 bolts shy of a frame off with this one..It's comming along slow but sure..I'm getting exited about finally driving it!!

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

Steve T
12-22-2009, 08:39 PM
Ahhh...another '62 2dr post, and blue to boot! Love it.

I already intend to attend the '12 International in SB...hope to see and lens this beauty then...if not sooner. (Could it be on the go by the time of the Michiana swap meet this coming May...?)

The trans-generational stories are great, too. My nephew was 5 when he first rode shotgun around the block in my Lark; he's not especially into cars, but hey, he did request the ride!

S.

stude62
12-22-2009, 08:57 PM
Great picture, and I love your son's smile - it says a lot about what a happy kid he is (because he has good parents I'll bet!)

Stu K

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/stude62/thumb-2.jpg
'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

silverhawk
12-22-2009, 09:03 PM
Thanks! Hopefully '12, thats the plan anyway, lets see if it actually happens,LOL![8D]
quote:Originally posted by prager

Dylan, thanks for the complements! You should be pretty proud of yourself! From what I read you are making a heck of a name for yourself in this club! Keep it up!!!! I live in South Bend..Hope to meet up with you in... is it 2011 or 12?? Either way..I'll be there and hope to meet up with you..you and Nicky can compare red hair style stuff..(kidding of course)...Thanks again and hope to meet you in person..Wes

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..


Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBe-2.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

Jeff T.
12-22-2009, 09:20 PM
My four year old daughter informed me this past summer that the 62 Lark hardtop that I have been tinkering on for the last two decades or so is now hers so I have twelve years to get it in better than running shape.

it also may be the only car in the High school parking lot with a manual transmission come 2021.

Jeff T.

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

Steve T
12-22-2009, 09:31 PM
Hmmm, that's three '62 Larks and counting that have caught tykes' fancy. I sense a sharp rise in the valuation for '62 Larks in about a dozen years' time...:D

S.

Sdude
12-22-2009, 09:45 PM
Finally got my son interested in Studebakers. He is now hooked like his dad. :D:D We both got second place plaques in our respective categories at the Zone meet in Sacramento last May. It doesn't get any better than that.

The grandkids love their Studebaker and tell all their little freinds in school and day care about it. [^]
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Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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prager
12-23-2009, 04:09 PM
I should have it at the swap meet in May..I think that will be doable..if not I'm doing something wrong...again.. Also this thread has brought out some great stories of our cars and the families involved with them..Warms your heart!!
quote:Originally posted by Steve T

Ahhh...another '62 2dr post, and blue to boot! Love it.

I already intend to attend the '12 International in SB...hope to see and lens this beauty then...if not sooner. (Could it be on the go by the time of the Michiana swap meet this coming May...?)

The trans-generational stories are great, too. My nephew was 5 when he first rode shotgun around the block in my Lark; he's not especially into cars, but hey, he did request the ride!

S.


Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

Roscomacaw
12-23-2009, 04:47 PM
StudeKen (on this forum) has a metallic blue 62 2-door as well.

Prager, you're a prince - and you know why!;) And a cool dad too. Keep up the good work on kid and kar.[^]

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

rockinhawk
12-23-2009, 05:03 PM
When my grandaughter,Ashton Was 5 and in kindergarten, the class was divided into groups. Ashton's group was supposed to be coloring while another group was looking at flash cards. The teacher held up a picture of a VW and asked if anyone knew what kind of car it was.
Ashton shouted across the room"IT's a STUDEBAKER!"
Of course She got in trouble. When her Mom came to pick her up the teacher told on her for being disruptive,then asked "How does a 5 year old know what a Studebaker is anyhow?" Mom just laughed and said "You just gotta know her Grandpa" NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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JJB
12-23-2009, 05:09 PM
A happy good looking Stude kid. Cool Lark. Love your shop.

Jim Barker
'60' Lark VIII