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avantilover
04-23-2006, 02:04 AM
Here are two links to Flickr showing front and rear photos of my soon to be 1947 Champion. All up cost of $US744.38 at latest exchange rates. I hope to have it under my carport within a month, the seller needs to let me know when I can see it:)

I hope this works, it's my first time posting photo links, having followed the instructions on this forum

John Clements

Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31883343@NOO/133289571

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31883343@NOO/133289570

avantilover
04-23-2006, 02:22 AM
[quote]Originally posted by avantilover

Here are two links to Flickr showing front and rear photos of my soon to be 1947 Champion. All up cost of $US744.38 at latest exchange rates. I hope to have it under my carport within a month, the seller needs to tell me when I can go see it:)

Seems I made a mess of adding the photos, hopefully the moderator can sort it out.

John Clements

Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

Transtar56
04-23-2006, 08:51 AM
Sounds like a great deal,but I couldn't get the pics to work.

avantilover
04-23-2006, 05:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

Here are two links to Flickr showing front and rear photos of my soon to be 1947 Champion. All up cost of $US744.38 at latest exchange rates. I hope to have it under my carport within a month, the seller needs to let me know when I can see it:)

I hope this works, it's my first time posting photo links, having followed the instructions on this forum

John Clements

Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31883343@NOO/133289571

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31883343@NOO/133289570



Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

avantilover
04-23-2006, 05:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by Transtar56

Sounds like a great deal,but I couldn't get the pics to work.

Try the new message hopefully that'll work.

John Clements

Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

I'll have to look at this later, it worked before I tried the to add them to this email, off to work now.

John Clements

mbstude
04-23-2006, 05:55 PM
It told me that "You've followed a bad link". When you get to the where the pics are, right click the url and select "copy". Then when you're making you're post on here, right click and select "paste". Maybe that will help...:) I'm kinda curious to see this car.[:p]

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
South Georgia Chapter
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

BShaw
04-24-2006, 09:56 AM
Avantilover: I received your email and am responding here for your and other Flickr users' benefit. As often happens, you have stopped a step or two short of obtaining the root URL of the photo(s) you wish to display. For Flickr, here is their process for getting to that root URL (don't blame me, it's their process).

1. Login to your Flickr account, view your "Your Photos" page and click on the photo you want to use.

2. On the resulting page... in the menu bar across the top of the photo, click on "ALL SIZES".

3. On the resulting page... select the size you want to use ("thumbnail", "small" or "medium" are best for SDC forum use).

4. On the resulting page... look below the photo where you'll see "1. Grab the photo's URL". Copy the URL in that box (it will always start with "http://static.flickr.com/..."

5. Paste that URL into your forum post using the appropriate "img" tags.

Your photo will then show up in your post as does this example. As I cannot login to your Flickr account you'll have to edit your post with the correct URLs.

http://static.flickr.com/45/134174346_ab34326338_m.jpg

BShaw,Webmaster
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h53/StudeRobert/StudeWebService-small.gif
60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion

avantilover
04-25-2006, 02:28 AM
Thanks for the advice, let's see how we go this time (crosses fingers) LOL.

Gee, worked a charm. Thanks for the advice most appreciated.


http://static.flickr.com/47/133289571_69d36fee7b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/50/133289570_bacd87d5ae.jpg

John Clements

Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

Transtar56
04-25-2006, 05:13 AM
Nice car!

Roscomacaw
04-25-2006, 01:23 PM
Worth EVERY penny too![: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

avantilover
04-25-2006, 03:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Worth EVERY penny too![: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


I'll be interested in supplying the serial numbers to the list and learning some history of the vehicle if available, serial number and engine number isn't it?

John Clements

Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

jcarmichael
04-25-2006, 04:05 PM
What A nice car! And such a great deal!

1961 Lark

Dick Steinkamp
04-25-2006, 04:50 PM
Sweet car, John! [^]



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

stude53
04-25-2006, 05:52 PM
Great first Stude!

Congrats,
Bob (stude53)

avantilover
04-26-2006, 04:15 AM
Thanks boys, she looks good, I hope to see it in person this weekend, I imagine the paint will come up a bit with the 3-stage Meguiars system hand buffed, then a shine of the chrome.

BTW What options were available for this car? I'd like to add seatbelts and eventually airconditioning, I guess Vintage Air has something suitable?

I'll take my digital camera with me and post some more shots. Is the column shift manual easy to use, never used one?

Ah!!! The joys of driving an Antique Auto, can just imagine the "What is it?" questions.

John Clements

Avantilover your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

Transtar56
04-26-2006, 05:38 AM
The "three on the tree" shifter is as slick as goose **** on a door knob,it used to be very common to all makes.It just amazes me when some younger person whos never driven one watches me shift(when I had the Transtar)like it was totally confusing.Its just your typical H patern shift sequence with reverse in the top left,first bottom left,second up to the top right and then straight down into third.
Same as if it were on the floor.
About putting vintage air in a Champion,I think you better drive it some first,Ive seen it done,but remember,when the compressor kicks in it takes a lot of power,something you don't have much to spare of in a stock Champion.Id just roll down the windows for air conditioning.

avantilover
04-26-2006, 06:06 AM
Thanks,

Sounds easy :D it took me all of 5 minutes to learn a manual gearbox after 20 years in an automatic, so this will be easy too. I can't wait to try it. :)


Which side of the column is the shift on L or R?

As for the airconditioning, you're probably right, it gets hot here in Summer up to 44C (110F) on occasion, but then I can use the Corolla.



John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!

Transtar56
04-26-2006, 08:54 AM
As your car is right hand drive,Id assume the shifter would be on the left,but as Ive never actually seen one(RHD) I can't say for sure.
As to accesories that you may have,or be able to aquire for your 47 Champion,#1 would be overdrive,I bet yours has it,most of the ones Ive seen do,as did mine.Its something not easily swapped in,so I hope so for your sake,as it makes the car much more drivable.
Most of these cars came with what Stude called a Climitizer(heater system).Other options include,a radio,cigar lighter(or as I found out yesterday on here,a Draw-Matic),spotlight,clock,hill holder,oil filter,and probaly a few more some of the other guys can think of.
The 47's are a milestone model,as they were totally new body wise,and as different as Santa Claus without a beard,(from all other cars in late 46).