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65cruiser
11-07-2005, 06:48 AM
I think I'm really sick now. I started cruising Ebay looking for 64-65 Studebaker parts. I've kinda got a handle on parts that seem hard to find, or parts I thought might get damaged. First, I bought a really nice 64 wheelcover. Didn't need it, but you never know--might lose one. Then I found a decent set of taillights with housings--can't get those NOS anymore, so I bought those. Didn't need them. Then, last week, I snagged a nice grill and headlight bezels. Sasco still has front fenders.....

What on Earth has come over me[}:)]?
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stude freak
11-07-2005, 06:56 AM
Lol Sounds like you been around to much estrogen. Women by things they dont need cause there cheap or a bargain . Keep it up and you can built you another car. Or another reason is your stude crazy . good luck in your shopping .

52hawk
11-07-2005, 07:43 AM
Is that why I had 3 grilles,still have 4 bumpers and 3 glove box doors,and 7 tailight hsngs,4 head light rings,for 1 Hawk???
Did I mention the dash overlays and the brake shoes???

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65cruiser
11-07-2005, 08:07 AM
Oh God, I'm in big trouble. Is this where it all leads?[:p]

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Skip Lackie
11-07-2005, 09:44 AM
There are advantages to hoarding. Some years ago a kid in a Firebird crossed the double line and creamed my 3R6 pickup.:( Items damaged included grille, bumper, hood, LF fender, L door, and radiator mount. Thanks to my hoarding, I had spares of them all. What I didn't have was the last item damaged: the frame. But JDP found me a sad 3R5 to use as the basis of a "new" 3R6. And I ended up with even more spare parts!:D
Skip Lackie

Roscomacaw
11-07-2005, 12:27 PM
I've been suffering from this affliction for YEARS![xx(] But it's saved my butt more than once!:D

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

65cruiser
11-07-2005, 12:48 PM
Biggs, I see where your affliction lead--you're now hoarding CARS:)!


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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS


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1965 Cruiser
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JDP
11-07-2005, 12:55 PM
I just have to share my best Skip Lackie story on here. Besides the spare 3R truck I found Skip, I also found him a NOS big six engine which he and I were going to install in his 3R. When we got to mounting his generator bracket, we found it would not clear a ear on a plate mounted on the front on the engine.
I told Skip "no problem, I'll saw that puppy right off." Now, the thought of cutting anything off a NOS engine did not appeal to Skip's anal nature and it took him a few days to decide to let me do it, then asked that I do a neat job so he could save the part. We got everything installed without a problem, but I was sure Skip still had that sawed off part in the back of his mind.

Fast forward a year or two when we found a interesting Studebaker Service letter which said: "When installing service engines part # xxxxxxx in early trucks you must cut the ear off the plate illustrated to clear the generator bracket. " Skip has the cut off ear, framed with the service letter in his den.:)

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64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
53 Street rod

Roscomacaw
11-07-2005, 01:38 PM
:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Roscomacaw
11-07-2005, 01:44 PM
65, I started to respond to you by echoing a little voice from my right ear: "It's a good thing I don't have ALL the Studes that I've owned over the years!"

But before I could finish typing that line, the voice from my left ear said: "Now why would that be so bad?[}:)]"

See what happens once you turn the corner to where you drag that second one home?[xx(]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Studedude1961
11-07-2005, 06:41 PM
Some two months after moving to my new house it suddenly occurred to me in the middle of the night that I left a 1964 Studebaker grill on top of the shed at the old place. I'm sure the new buyers had a head scratch or two! Hoarding parts AND cars seems to be a very Studebaker disease. It's just that those cars look so WINSOME and CUTE and what will become of them if we don't take them in?!!

Studedude1963
--1963 Cruiser

steve_smith54
11-07-2005, 09:12 PM
Hoarding parts goes hand in hand with being into cars period. I might even admit to having a part or two in storage.

Skip Lackie
11-08-2005, 09:32 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

I just have to share my best Skip Lackie story on here. Besides the spare 3R truck I found Skip, I also found him a NOS big six engine which he and I were going to install in his 3R. When we got to mounting his generator bracket, we found it would not clear a ear on a plate mounted on the front on the engine.
I told Skip "no problem, I'll saw that puppy right off." Now, the thought of cutting anything off a NOS engine did not appeal to Skip's anal nature and it took him a few days to decide to let me do it, then asked that I do a neat job so he could save the part. We got everything installed without a problem, but I was sure Skip still had that sawed off part in the back of his mind.

Fast forward a year or two when we found a interesting Studebaker Service letter which said: "When installing service engines part # xxxxxxx in early trucks you must cut the ear off the plate illustrated to clear the generator bracket. " Skip has the cut off ear, framed with the service letter in his den.:)

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
64 GT Hawk
64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
53 Street rod



25+ years later, it's still right here in a place of honor beside the desk where I can see it. And that NOS Big six engine still runs sweetly.

But it's really all Studebaker's fault! The service bulletin clearly states that all Commander six stripped engines would come with a blue tag describing this necessary modification when installed in vehicles with Delco generators. There was not such tag on the engine.[:0] So obviously it was the troops in South Bend (and not me) who screwed up.[|)]
Skip

65cruiser
11-09-2005, 05:51 PM
This is all very frightening to me. From what I can see, it starts with hoarding parts, then entire cars[B)]

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MikeW
11-09-2005, 06:56 PM
Thats where my wife steps up to the plate. Last time I dragged a Stude home it cost me a whole lot of new furniture! I do manage to hide a lot of parts around the place though!


Mike
www.packardhawk.com

65cruiser
11-10-2005, 05:48 AM
I have a bumper hidden in the attic my wife told me to get rid of. "But honey, it's only bent a LITTLE!" [:p]

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1965 Cruiser
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