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yorgee
03-06-2007, 04:38 AM
I found this announcement while surfing the internet and I thought it might be interesting to all SDC members and readers of this forum.

http://www.motortrend.com/womt/112_050419_womt_photos

http://www.4wheelz.net/makes/images/studebaker/sdcavatar.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
03-06-2007, 06:15 AM
Magazines are getting lazy nowadays, huh?;)
I'd just as soon send pic's like that to TW first, but that's just me.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by yorgee

I found this announcement while surfing the internet and I thought it might be interesting to all SDC members and readers of this forum.


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
03-06-2007, 06:15 AM
Magazines are getting lazy nowadays, huh?;)
I'd just as soon send pic's like that to TW first, but that's just me.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by yorgee

I found this announcement while surfing the internet and I thought it might be interesting to all SDC members and readers of this forum.


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

Blue 15G
03-06-2007, 06:25 AM
When I first went to look at my '54 it was in a corner of a barn where it had been sitting untouched for a full 30 years. The guy I bought it from was a Studebaker collector and right beside my '54 was a 1920s car with flower vases still attached to the sides. It would have been a great picture. Stupidly, I didn't bring my camera along, but I didn't know for sure at the time that I would eventually buy the car, and when I finally did he had already moved it outside for me.

Blue 15G
03-06-2007, 06:25 AM
When I first went to look at my '54 it was in a corner of a barn where it had been sitting untouched for a full 30 years. The guy I bought it from was a Studebaker collector and right beside my '54 was a 1920s car with flower vases still attached to the sides. It would have been a great picture. Stupidly, I didn't bring my camera along, but I didn't know for sure at the time that I would eventually buy the car, and when I finally did he had already moved it outside for me.

studehunter
03-06-2007, 08:13 AM
I found my 1954 Regal Coupe in a barn in SC in 2003. It had been there since 1968. It still had the tag on it. I am in the middle of a frame off restoration. I will try to attach a photo of it as I found it in 2003. Here is a link to the photos of my car.
http://community.webshots.com/album/554030018bHvAhU

studehunter
03-06-2007, 08:13 AM
I found my 1954 Regal Coupe in a barn in SC in 2003. It had been there since 1968. It still had the tag on it. I am in the middle of a frame off restoration. I will try to attach a photo of it as I found it in 2003. Here is a link to the photos of my car.
http://community.webshots.com/album/554030018bHvAhU

Roscomacaw
03-06-2007, 10:51 AM
Sadly, the best "Barn Find" I ever made - AND had good fotos of - I lost all of the fotos I took that day. Of course, I still have the CAR - a '53 Commander Coupe.:)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-06-2007, 10:51 AM
Sadly, the best "Barn Find" I ever made - AND had good fotos of - I lost all of the fotos I took that day. Of course, I still have the CAR - a '53 Commander Coupe.:)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

sumf
03-06-2007, 07:56 PM
I had a message waiting on my answering, "Hey, this is Doctor xxxx. When are you coming to pick up this Studebaker?"

It seems that the good Doctor had offered a 1928 Studebaker to the museum. It had been left in his family barn by some prevous generation member.
He called the museum, and they gave him my number at the sound of the word Sudebaker.
Needless to say, I didn't get it nor have I even seen it. I hear that it is to be displayed as found - a true barn find.
More info as I get it. Karl

sumf
03-06-2007, 07:56 PM
I had a message waiting on my answering, "Hey, this is Doctor xxxx. When are you coming to pick up this Studebaker?"

It seems that the good Doctor had offered a 1928 Studebaker to the museum. It had been left in his family barn by some prevous generation member.
He called the museum, and they gave him my number at the sound of the word Sudebaker.
Needless to say, I didn't get it nor have I even seen it. I hear that it is to be displayed as found - a true barn find.
More info as I get it. Karl

rockne10
03-06-2007, 08:09 PM
Not a "barn find" but this Rockne sat in an unheated garage for thirty-one years before I bought it fifteen years ago. Pa.inspection sticker on windshield is 1958.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne1.jpg

rockne10
03-06-2007, 08:09 PM
Not a "barn find" but this Rockne sat in an unheated garage for thirty-one years before I bought it fifteen years ago. Pa.inspection sticker on windshield is 1958.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne1.jpg

JRoberts
03-06-2007, 09:11 PM
I guess Motor Trend could just read this month's Turning Wheels.
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
03-06-2007, 09:11 PM
I guess Motor Trend could just read this month's Turning Wheels.
Joe Roberts

Randy_G
03-06-2007, 09:59 PM
If your going to contribute to something that is useful in promoting the Studebaker brand.

1) Send your photo's to Turning Wheels a resource for the Studebaker enthusiast.

2) Send your Photo's to Automotive History Online.com a photographic resource for future Studebaker enthusiast's.

Just my two cents.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Randy_G
03-06-2007, 09:59 PM
If your going to contribute to something that is useful in promoting the Studebaker brand.

1) Send your photo's to Turning Wheels a resource for the Studebaker enthusiast.

2) Send your Photo's to Automotive History Online.com a photographic resource for future Studebaker enthusiast's.

Just my two cents.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 10:53 AM
When I found my 53 Commander Starlight a few years ago, I wanted to document what it looked like IN the barn and OUT in the light of day after 30 years! I was happy with the photos I took and then - somehow - I lost those files.[V]

BUT![:0] Half a world away, they'd been copied and stored![:0] How cool is that[?][?][?][8D]

Thanks to Michael Bostedt, I can once again revisit that hot July afternoon when I went out to a farm to investigate a lead on a "1954 Commander". Of course, it was really a '53, but that made it even better for my tastes.[:p]

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_02.JPG

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_06.JPG

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 10:53 AM
When I found my 53 Commander Starlight a few years ago, I wanted to document what it looked like IN the barn and OUT in the light of day after 30 years! I was happy with the photos I took and then - somehow - I lost those files.[V]

BUT![:0] Half a world away, they'd been copied and stored![:0] How cool is that[?][?][?][8D]

Thanks to Michael Bostedt, I can once again revisit that hot July afternoon when I went out to a farm to investigate a lead on a "1954 Commander". Of course, it was really a '53, but that made it even better for my tastes.[:p]

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_02.JPG

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_06.JPG

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

65cruiser
03-07-2007, 11:08 AM
Holy batcrap batman! Is that poop[xx(]?


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

When I found my 53 Commander Starlight a few years ago, I wanted to document what it looked like IN the barn and OUT in the light of day after 30 years! I was happy with the photos I took and then - somehow -

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

65cruiser
03-07-2007, 11:08 AM
Holy batcrap batman! Is that poop[xx(]?


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

When I found my 53 Commander Starlight a few years ago, I wanted to document what it looked like IN the barn and OUT in the light of day after 30 years! I was happy with the photos I took and then - somehow -

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 11:13 AM
Why, yes it is! And specifically - it IS bat crap! The little flying rodents liked the open rafters above the Stude. What was even more amazing to me was that once it was washed off, the dung hadn't affected the car's finish or trim at all![^]

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_16.JPG

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 11:13 AM
Why, yes it is! And specifically - it IS bat crap! The little flying rodents liked the open rafters above the Stude. What was even more amazing to me was that once it was washed off, the dung hadn't affected the car's finish or trim at all![^]

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_16.JPG

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Dick Steinkamp
03-07-2007, 11:16 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

When I found my 53 Commander Starlight a few years ago, I wanted to document what it looked like IN the barn and OUT in the light of day after 30 years!



Those "barn find" pictures are going to be hard to top [:0].

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-07-2007, 11:16 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

When I found my 53 Commander Starlight a few years ago, I wanted to document what it looked like IN the barn and OUT in the light of day after 30 years!



Those "barn find" pictures are going to be hard to top [:0].

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 11:44 AM
The caption for this shot: "Will THIS be the day I escape this tomb?"

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_04.JPG

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 11:44 AM
The caption for this shot: "Will THIS be the day I escape this tomb?"

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/3/7/1953Comm_Deluxe_barnfresh_04.JPG

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

lstude
03-07-2007, 12:04 PM
I have had this dream many times...opening a barn door and finding a 53 Commander hardtop resting in the dark. However, it has never happened to me.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-07-2007, 12:04 PM
I have had this dream many times...opening a barn door and finding a 53 Commander hardtop resting in the dark. However, it has never happened to me.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

yorgee
03-07-2007, 01:32 PM
53, 54 Commander are my personal favorite. The magic touch of Raymond Loewy can really make the difference. I don't remember how it all started but one of the reasons I like Stude definitely have something to do with the incredible design of 53, 54 Commander. I'm not Studebaker owner, but when the right time comes that will be the right Stude for me.

http://www.4wheelz.net/makes/images/studebaker/sdcavatar.jpg

yorgee
03-07-2007, 01:32 PM
53, 54 Commander are my personal favorite. The magic touch of Raymond Loewy can really make the difference. I don't remember how it all started but one of the reasons I like Stude definitely have something to do with the incredible design of 53, 54 Commander. I'm not Studebaker owner, but when the right time comes that will be the right Stude for me.

http://www.4wheelz.net/makes/images/studebaker/sdcavatar.jpg

studegary
03-07-2007, 02:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by yorgee

53, 54 Commander are my personal favorite. The magic touch of Raymond Loewy can really make the difference. I don't remember how it all started but one of the reasons I like Stude definitely have something to do with the incredible design of 53, 54 Commander. I'm not Studebaker owner, but when the right time comes that will be the right Stude for me.



I would like to help you get started off on the right foot. Raymond Loewy did not design the '53 Starliner. Bob Bourke did the design. Bob worked for Loewy Studios as head of the South Bend (Studebaker) location at the time. Like any company, the company, Loewy in this case, takes credit for what their employees, Bourke in this case, do. Loewy was an excellent salesman and a good selector of employees. Loewy spent little time in South Bend, mostly for photo op's. or to convince management of something.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
03-07-2007, 02:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by yorgee

53, 54 Commander are my personal favorite. The magic touch of Raymond Loewy can really make the difference. I don't remember how it all started but one of the reasons I like Stude definitely have something to do with the incredible design of 53, 54 Commander. I'm not Studebaker owner, but when the right time comes that will be the right Stude for me.



I would like to help you get started off on the right foot. Raymond Loewy did not design the '53 Starliner. Bob Bourke did the design. Bob worked for Loewy Studios as head of the South Bend (Studebaker) location at the time. Like any company, the company, Loewy in this case, takes credit for what their employees, Bourke in this case, do. Loewy was an excellent salesman and a good selector of employees. Loewy spent little time in South Bend, mostly for photo op's. or to convince management of something.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 04:15 PM
And to carry Gary's definitions one step further, Commander - Champion, both were made in the C & K body styles ( as well as the sedan/wagon lineup too ). The only real difference being Commanders had a V8 whilst Champions had a flathead 6.:D
There LITTLE to distinguish one from the other without the hood up. The little emblems on the rear quarters and the "8" or "S" on the hood and deck lid. Oh, and the Commanders had a small "Commander" script on the deck lid as well (kinda looks outta place to my eye).
On the inside, some subtle differences in upholstery and mainly the dash layout distinguish one from the other.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 04:15 PM
And to carry Gary's definitions one step further, Commander - Champion, both were made in the C & K body styles ( as well as the sedan/wagon lineup too ). The only real difference being Commanders had a V8 whilst Champions had a flathead 6.:D
There LITTLE to distinguish one from the other without the hood up. The little emblems on the rear quarters and the "8" or "S" on the hood and deck lid. Oh, and the Commanders had a small "Commander" script on the deck lid as well (kinda looks outta place to my eye).
On the inside, some subtle differences in upholstery and mainly the dash layout distinguish one from the other.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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