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Eman
04-18-2006, 10:24 PM
Umm... yikes!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1950-51-studebaker-2-door-very-nice-floorpans_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6783QQitemZ8058295022QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDV W

At least it has "very nice floor pans."[:o)]



1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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imported_n/a
04-19-2006, 11:46 AM
A good for-parts car, but not $875 worth of parts.

Roscomacaw
04-19-2006, 12:01 PM
Now, I don't know about that. Good bulletnose doghouses (front sheet metal assy) are commanding $600 to $900 here in California. And that's without the chrome bullet which is worth another $150 or so by itself.[:0]

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

N8N
04-19-2006, 12:26 PM
Having grown up in Pennsylvania, that car looks eminently restorable to me.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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Eman
04-19-2006, 01:27 PM
I was mostly taken aback that it sat on its side like that.

A) How did it get that way, and

B) What sort of damage could have been done by getting it upright again?


1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
www.bulletshots.net
www.bulletshots.net/blog

studegary
04-19-2006, 02:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Eman

I was mostly taken aback that it sat on its side like that.

A) How did it get that way, and




It was common to tip parts cars up on their side to remove things like transmissions and/or rear axle assemblies. In this car's case, it looks like it was done to remove the rear axle assembly.

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

Eman
04-19-2006, 05:57 PM
Seriously? Wasn't that a little dangerous? [xx(]



1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
www.bulletshots.net
www.bulletshots.net/blog

Roscomacaw
04-19-2006, 06:52 PM
Everything we do has an element of danger.[}:)] Certain risks just require more calculation and caution to deal with.[:I]

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

Eman
04-19-2006, 07:07 PM
Kinda like letting me do engine work. I'd say that's pretty dangerous!:D


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Everything we do has an element of danger.[}:)] Certain risks just require more calculation and caution to deal with.[:I]

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


1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
www.bulletshots.net
www.bulletshots.net/blog

Dick Steinkamp
04-19-2006, 07:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by Eman

Seriously? Wasn't that a little dangerous? [xx(]


This method has always worked much better for me [:0][V]

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52hawk
04-19-2006, 07:23 PM
2 4x4's,and a block behind the rear wheel-he's just being overly-cautious.! And at least he's got the welder in a safe spot.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk
60Lark

stude freak
04-19-2006, 08:17 PM
Well. You cant call him a "shade -tree' mechanic, no tree.[:0][?]

imported_n/a
04-20-2006, 02:16 AM
Let Me Guess: The Guy is Welding Up His Gas Tank?[:0][8]

Blue 15G
04-20-2006, 06:48 AM
Notice how the seller did not show a picture of the driver's side. That's probably because if it sat that way long enough, there IS no driver's side anymore. Just a big hole where it used to be. [:0] This always amuses me on ebay ads. The seller will say a car is wrecked on one side and then not show pictures of that side. How can you make a decision about purchase without seeing it?

Regarding Studegary's comment about tipping parts cars over to work on them: Back about 1980 I happened to luck out and find a junkyard full of 40s and 50s cars and the owner, though no longer in business and semi-retired, let me in to look at them. Most were upright but every Studebaker he had was tipped up on its side. He explained that years ago some guy came around and wanted to buy all the overdrive transmissions he could find. ;)