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garyash
04-11-2006, 12:16 PM
I finally broke down and bought a trailer for my lawn tractor. It will make it easier to haul the firewood around. But, the tailgate looked bare, so it got some Studebaker vinyl script on it - the same as on the M and early 2R truck and '41 car horn buttons.
http://www.studegarage.com/images/other/small_trailer.jpg

I've got a few more of these vinyl scripts cut. They are about 26" long, 6" high, color is silver. $20 each. Email me if you want one.

Incidentally, Sears rated the trailer for only 200 lbs capacity. I swear the metal is as heavy as on my M5 bed. I've got one of those Northern Equipment garden wagons that's rated for 1000 lbs! I used it to move the Champ 6 engine for the M5. It must be Sears' lawyers writing the specs these days, right?

Gary Ash
Dartmouth, MA
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
www.studegarage.com

DilloCrafter
04-11-2006, 02:06 PM
I love it, Gary!

You can really confuse the neighbors by replacing all the decor of your lawn tractor with some well placed old truck chrome lettering, plus a hood ornament!

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter


1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon

Roscomacaw
04-11-2006, 04:48 PM
Great idea, Gary! I'll have to do mine up like that.[:p]

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

mbstude
04-11-2006, 06:30 PM
How tall is the "S"? Will this decal stick to a wood bed on a 51 Stude dump truck?
P.S. I like my truck, can't you tell? [8D]

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. South Georgia Chapter
http://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/0001matthew%7E0.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/avatat.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/basketcase2.jpg
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo

garyash
04-12-2006, 07:43 AM
Matthew, the S is 5-1/2" tall. I wouldn't advise putting vinyl lettering on rough wood, though maybe on smooth, sanded, painted wood. You could put a painted sheet of metal on first, then apply lettering.

Gary Ash
Dartmouth, MA
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
www.studegarage.com

Studedude1961
04-12-2006, 04:33 PM
I always thought it would be interesting to take a latter-day Dodge pickup, remove any mention of Dodge, and place Studebaker trim, name-badges and decals on the truck. Dodge's strong "face" looks like a natural progression of the Studebaker Champ, had it lived. Dodge's are attractive and definitely the style leader in pickups as was Studebaker 40+ years ago!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

studeclunker
04-12-2006, 05:13 PM
Nice looking wagon in the background.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

garyash
04-12-2006, 05:21 PM
Actually, there are "twins". The '65 Commander is fine, the '63 Standard needs lots of work.
http://www.studegarage.com/IMAGES/63wagon/2wagns.jpg

More pics at www.studegarage.com

Gary Ash
Dartmouth, MA
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
www.studegarage.com

mbstude
04-12-2006, 05:24 PM
Mr. Ash, how's that 63 Wagon coming along?

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. South Georgia Chapter
http://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/0001matthew%7E0.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/avatat.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/basketcase2.jpg
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo

Studedude
04-12-2006, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by garyash

Actually, there are "twins".TWINKIES!

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raprice
04-13-2006, 11:46 AM
Gary,
You've some really nice restoration work on your vehicles. From here, the '63 Wagonaire doesn't look too bad, very restorable. I'm sure you'll do a terrific job on it.
I've never been to the Reedsville swap meet. How does it compare with the York meet?
Good luck with the restoration.
Rog

studegary
04-13-2006, 02:20 PM
Not the Gary that you are asking, but I have been to the majority of the Reedsville and York meets. IMHO, Reedsville is the best for buying parts and York is best for buying cars and visiting. I have never been a vendor at either.

Gary L.
1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

garyash
04-13-2006, 06:14 PM
I'll go along with Gary L. on his evaluation of Reedsville and York. Both meets give us all something "Studebaker" to do in the winter. I have "only" been going to these meets for about 10 years now, but I sure have met a great bunch of people because of them. I like Reedsville partly because it is in a very scenic, very rural part of Pennsylvania. Sometimes the weather stinks there and all you get is cold gray skies and dismal rain - when it isn't sleet or snow. A few times, I've hit it lucky and the sun was out. This meet is one where you can take your time going from table to table and chat up a bunch of people. You never know what you might learn! I've always found a group of people to go out to dinner with, very casual, very relaxing. There is usually a good group that turn up at Max Corkins' in the evening. I drive 450 miles to get there, others drive much farther. Here's my take on the 2004 meet: http://www.studegarage.com/Reedsville2004.htm

That said, York is great, too. More people, tables, and cars for sale. It's a very well-organized show. My wife will come to York to see people and cars - and see the local attractions and restaurants. She's not so positive on Reedsville, but accepts that it's a "guy thing" to stare at greasy, rusty old car parts for a couple of days. So, York 2005: http://www.studegarage.com/york2005.htm

Gary Ash
Dartmouth, MA
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
www.studegarage.com