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Mr.Biggs
12-15-2005, 12:09 PM
What's glaringly wrong with the 1966 Cruiser???[}:)]

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-Studebaker-Cruiser_W0QQitemZ4596775392QQcategoryZ6466QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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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

Dick Steinkamp
12-15-2005, 12:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

What's glaringly wrong with the 1966 Cruiser???[}:)]

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-Studebaker-Cruiser_W0QQitemZ4596775392QQcategoryZ6466QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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


I don't know, but what ever it is, I'd overlook it if it was parked in my garage :D Nice car!

-Dick-

mbstude
12-15-2005, 12:18 PM
Would it be the side trim?

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N8N
12-15-2005, 12:19 PM
Not a damn thing :)

Now it didn't leave the factory with a 350; and I think it probably had some trim on the trunk lid. But I don't really care...

nate

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60Lark
12-15-2005, 12:22 PM
That isn't the correct front grill, is it ?

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51 Champion
Phil

Roscomacaw
12-15-2005, 12:26 PM
Yes, Matt - it's that '65 beltline moulding. That aside, this is an early '66. According to the serial#, it's the 20th '66 V8 car. But the parts books don't show any trim carryover from 65 to 66.: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

Scott
12-15-2005, 12:29 PM
It's the side trim. The previous belt line trim was removed in 1966 and the trim was moved way down on the side of the car. It looks wierd, actually, compared to 1964 and 1965.

mbstude
12-15-2005, 12:30 PM
I knew it.:) We have a 66 four door in the junk yard, but it's a Commander. We also have a 65 Daytona two door sports sedan. It has that trim. I thought there was a difference.

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Roscomacaw
12-15-2005, 12:51 PM
I wrote the seller and asked about the trim change. His reply?: "Looks better than the stark '66 trim."

Well, to each their own. For myself, I thought the change in brightwork for '66 was refreshing. If money and time were no object, I'd like to build a '66 convertible, using a 64 as a base and trimming it out like a '66.;)
It may have been done already. Seems like I recall seeing a photo of such someplace.
You'd need to scrounge up the '66 side mouldings from a 2dr car. That stuff's getting hard to find and there's little to none of it available thru any of our favorite vendors. The grille stuff is readily available, new. But it would probably take a donor car to provide side & rear trim as well as interior door panels to make it look legit.[8D]

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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

mbstude
12-15-2005, 01:13 PM
I've seen a 66 convertible in TW before. I would like to take a 56 two door and do the same. [8D]

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Roscomacaw
12-15-2005, 01:16 PM
OR a '57 OR a '58!!![:0][:p]

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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

mbstude
12-15-2005, 01:42 PM
Ok ok. I like the 57-58 just as much as the 56. We do have a 57 and a 58 sedan parts car. But not two doors. If they were, I would definitaly find a Larkvertible tub and start from there. Maybe one day...
BTW, the yellow Larkvertible went home the other day. Now we are working on a pepto bismal pink 62 Lark 4-door. It's a 6 with auto. It's even got pink and blck interior. It's quite am attention getter...

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Dick Steinkamp
12-15-2005, 06:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I'd like to build a '66 convertible, using a 64 as a base and trimming it out like a '66.;)
It may have been done already. Seems like I recall seeing a photo of such someplace.



<h4>There was a 1967 Datona Convert at Spokane. The guy used a '64 as a base and trimmed it out like a '67 prototype. The federal high rear bumper actually looked good (IMHO).

-Dick- </h4>

Chris Collins
12-15-2005, 07:32 PM
My 66 Cruiser has the original side trim, but a previous owner re-attached it to the body with screws instead of the correct clips. [V] Aside from the drilled holes, the trim looks reasonably good, probably in part because it is mounted rather low on the body to very effective against door dings. I had saved an earlier listing for the 66 now on EBay, thinking that switching to the 64-65 style molding might be an affordable work-around to either restoring or replacing my 66 versions.

I gather that stainless trim restoration is an expensive project if done right. Think that one Stude fellow who did this work (Trim Trader? / Lark Parker?) is no longer in the business. Based on the higher production volumes, was thinking it might be easier to find the older trim than the 66-only items.

I generally lean toward sticking with the OEM look, but since my car needs paint and body work anyway, it might not be a bad compromise to fill in the existing holes and attach the older style trim with trim cement to make it easier to go back to 66 style later on.

Any thoughts on the cost/likelihood of restoring my current trim , versus finding 66 or 64-65 style NOS?? Thanks, Chris

Chris Collins
63 Avanti R-2
66 Cruiser

Studedude1961
12-15-2005, 09:22 PM
The 1966 looks good enough for "Snowy_Buffalo" to bid on it. One of these days that guy is going to win something!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Roscomacaw
12-15-2005, 09:31 PM
The likelihood of fixing your trim is high, but as to what it might cost - that'd be up to the guy doing the work and what he gets for an hour of his labors. The Trim Trader's stopped trading best I know. But there are others who can do a fair job as well.
When I first got my 66 wagon, I called all around trying to find NOS or good used (better than mine, anyway) and found out right quick, how rare the stuff is! All along I'd mistakenly thought that 66 trim would be EASY to come up with but that was a bogus notion[}:)] I've been told by numerous folks who were IN the Stude parts biz in the 60s and the story seems to be that most of the brightwork was sold for scrap in Canada![:0][xx(][V]
Some of it might have found it's way south if it hadn't been for tariffs or taxes or something like that. Consequently, it went for scrap metal instead.:(

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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

JDP
12-15-2005, 09:40 PM
Standard Surplus (aka SASCO) tried to buy the parts inventory from Canada, but the duty and shipping killed the deal.

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gordr
12-15-2005, 10:29 PM
Dick, the '67 convertible at Spokane belongs to Vern Spencer from Calgary. The car was built that way by the late Art Southworth of Edmonton, in an attempt to realize one of the stillborn styling exercises for the '67 model year that was written up in TW many years ago. It IS a nice-looking car, IMHO. It has a 289, I think.

My '63 GT is another of Art's old cars, BTW.

Chris, I had some stainless trim repaired (including welding up screw holes) by Dave Stark in Calgary, who does business as West-Tech restorations. You REALLY have to look hard to find the weld, which is just a tiny bit off-color to the original stainless. I have his contact information at home. e-mail me if you are interested.

The Foothills Chapter has a '66 Commander 4 door sedan in it's boneyard. I think there is still trim on it. And I think there should be some '66 2-door trim floating around Alberta. I know I traded a rust-bucket '66 2-door to Curt Lagasse a few years ago, and I think he parted it out. Anyone wanting '66 stuff can e-mail me, and I will TRY to locate some. It would be best to describe the item by function, since I don't have a '66 parts book. In any case, used parts on a car or in a box rarely carry part numbers[}:)]

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

mbstude
12-17-2005, 09:34 PM
We have a 66 Commander in the junk yard too. I think it's trim is still there.

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62 Lark 4-door
47 M5 (rusty)
55 P/U (with a V8)
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loc8tor
12-18-2005, 08:34 PM
I agree!!!!!! Id love to have a 66 Convertible DAYTONA.......just waiting for a 64 drop top to fall in my lap......then a supercharged 289, or maybe a 350chebby with a factory style 2x4 intake and a pair of turbos.......there was a guy who had a really rusty 64 Daytona convert at York last year wish I could find his # maybe he will be there this year!

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

snowy_buffalo
12-19-2005, 12:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961

The 1966 looks good enough for "Snowy_Buffalo" to bid on it. One of these days that guy is going to win something!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser


Hey Studedude1961. I find it kind of interesting that you are tracking my ebay bidding habits. [:0] FYI I have already won something several times over, not that it really matters. I bid on this 66 simply because I liked the looks. I'm not a purist on all of the trim etc. I just know what I like and if I happen to win one for my price so much the better. ;) I got a '64 Daytona Hardtop from e-bay last spring that needs some work but I'm happy. The price was right for me and that's all that really matters. :D

Studedude
12-19-2005, 01:49 PM
quote:

Hey Studedude1961. I find it kind of interesting that you are tracking my ebay bidding habits. [:0] FYI I have already won something several times over, not that it really matters. I bid on this 66 simply because I liked the looks. I'm not a purist on all of the trim etc. I just know what I like and if I happen to win one for my price so much the better. ;) I got a '64 Daytona Hardtop from e-bay last spring that needs some work but I'm happy. The price was right for me and that's all that really matters. :D
Thanks for bidding on my '62 Hawk recently, Snowy. Ya just quit bidding too soon! :D

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Studedude
12-19-2005, 03:01 PM
[/quote]Thanks for bidding on my '62 Hawk recently, Snowy. Ya just quit bidding too soon! :D[/quote]

(But, Terry is glad ya did.) [:p]

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Lark Parker
12-21-2005, 10:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by Chris Collins

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I gather that stainless trim restoration is an expensive project if done right. Think that one Stude fellow who did this work (Trim Trader? / Lark Parker?) is no longer in the business. Based on the higher production volumes, was thinking it might be easier to find the older trim than the 66-only items.
Chris Collins
63 Avanti R-2
66 Cruiser


I am still doing a few pieces, Chris --- when my bad back allows. I have to be careful to not take on too many jobs and have only been doing a couple per month. I don't advertise and word of mouth from past customers has been enough to help on my own Studebaker rebuild fund. Trim Trader /aka Lark Parker/ aka Dale


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