PDA

View Full Version : Picked Up Number 3



Pat Dilling
03-13-2011, 06:20 PM
Thanks to Rick and Johna Pierce I picked up our third Studebaker today. I know that is small potatoes compared to some addictions, er flocks. This is a '64 Cruiser that will donate much of it's drive train and suspension to our '54 Conestoga. That all starts next year, though I may start removing stuff later this summer or fall. The 64 has some very nice sheet metal, glass and other parts that may help other folks. I guess the theme would be "That others may live"

Pat Dilling
03-13-2011, 06:23 PM
It has a very nice dash and grill. I thought it would be a good idea to introduce the donor and the donee before the Cruiser heads out to my daughters property until we are ready for transplants to start.

COMMANDERPINK1
03-13-2011, 07:01 PM
This hurts to read when so many of my Iowa cars are rotted beyond repair and you have a excellent donor body way over there in California :(

Tom

Starlight
03-13-2011, 07:28 PM
It has a very nice dash and grill. I thought it would be a good idea to introduce the donor and the donee before the Cruiser heads out to my daughters property until we are ready for transplants to start.

Pat.....Check your PM....Thanks

Milaca
03-13-2011, 07:48 PM
Judging by the pictures, that's a great looking Cruiser. Buff out the paint and make a few bucks on Ebay!

Jett289
03-13-2011, 07:55 PM
Damn that Cruiser looks better then my 64 Daytona summer ride . .

mbstude
03-13-2011, 08:39 PM
The car was for sale on the Forum, everyone here had a chance to buy it.

Nice score, Pat. Kudos for keeping the Conestoga Stude powered.

Pat Dilling
03-13-2011, 09:38 PM
Judging by the pictures, that's a great looking Cruiser. Buff out the paint and make a few bucks on Ebay!

I could do that, but then I would not have the parts needed for my project.

And thanks Matthew, I have been patiently waiting for something like this to come along.

fpstude
03-13-2011, 09:54 PM
Pat, this looks like a great step in the progress of your retirement project. A step right along the lines of what you said you were going to do. I'll enjoy watching the progress.

Andy R.
03-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Is the Conestoga going to get a similar treatment to your Coupe?
(hoping...)

Bullet
03-13-2011, 10:03 PM
Pat PM sent.

Also, please register the car on the Cruiser registry, so we know it was parted out.

Thanks

Mark

Pat Dilling
03-13-2011, 10:17 PM
Is the Conestoga going to get a similar treatment to your Coupe?
(hoping...)

Still formulating plans for the Conestoga. I am going to start with suspension and drive train first. Stude 289, 2004R, lowered some, keeping the Stude suspension since the Cruiser has been refreshed, I might even drive it for a while with the current patina. We will see. I definitely want to do some traditional custom stuff, just have not decided what.

Pat

clonelark
03-14-2011, 05:50 AM
Great choice of running gear.

AKAchamptrucking
03-14-2011, 06:55 AM
Hey Pat,can I buy the steering wheel out of the Cruiser? Thanks...Rich

Pat Dilling
03-14-2011, 07:36 AM
For those interested in parts from the Cruiser, it's going to be a while before I begin to dismantle it. Probably at least this fall and possibly not until next January. I need to finish a house addition first. If you send me a PM, I will keep those and try to be fair with who asked for what first.

thanks

Pat

4961Studebaker
03-14-2011, 08:41 AM
What ever it takes to get that wagon moving :p .........will be watching.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/thumbsup.jpg

Sdude
03-14-2011, 02:12 PM
Sounds like a nice story for Hawk Talks.........

Whattyasay Pat?