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Randy_G
10-01-2006, 04:43 PM
I have been reading the forum and seeing deals in other parts of the country and a few deals here close to home, I know I was considering the drive to northern California for a free Champ pick-up. So I thought I would ask the question "How far would you drive for a Studebaker?" If its in Texas and the price is right (nearly free) Driving wouldnt be a problem.

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JDP
10-01-2006, 04:58 PM
My limit is a day trip, there and back in a day. longer then that, and I ship the car. If it's a "free car", it has to be worth at least $500 for me to make the effort or at least be worth the shipping charge.
I've spent up to $1300 to ship a expensive Studebaker, but can't afford to do that on a rough car, but that's just me. I value my time based on what I'd make by staying home and working on a Studebakerat, it may just be free time to othere that don't play with Studebakers full time.

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Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
10-01-2006, 04:58 PM
My limit is a day trip, there and back in a day. longer then that, and I ship the car. If it's a "free car", it has to be worth at least $500 for me to make the effort or at least be worth the shipping charge.
I've spent up to $1300 to ship a expensive Studebaker, but can't afford to do that on a rough car, but that's just me. I value my time based on what I'd make by staying home and working on a Studebakerat, it may just be free time to othere that don't play with Studebakers full time.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
53 Starliner
51 Commander

bams50
10-01-2006, 05:38 PM
For me alot depends on where the car is... all things being the same I'll go a lot farther for a car that's near someplace where I can combine it with a vacation- i.e. East Coast, since we go to Florida a lot...[8D]

However, I love road trips; so even if I'm not interested in visiting a destination, if the car's worth it I'll go just as an excuse for a road trip! [:p]

Next week I'm going to FL to deliv er some Lincoln seats; I can drive my Conversion Van round-trip for less in gas than they wanted for shipping! So we're delivering the parts, going to Disney, and bringing home a Lark parts car from Frank Drumheller in VA!

Now that's how you do it.....;):D

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-01-2006, 05:38 PM
For me alot depends on where the car is... all things being the same I'll go a lot farther for a car that's near someplace where I can combine it with a vacation- i.e. East Coast, since we go to Florida a lot...[8D]

However, I love road trips; so even if I'm not interested in visiting a destination, if the car's worth it I'll go just as an excuse for a road trip! [:p]

Next week I'm going to FL to deliv er some Lincoln seats; I can drive my Conversion Van round-trip for less in gas than they wanted for shipping! So we're delivering the parts, going to Disney, and bringing home a Lark parts car from Frank Drumheller in VA!

Now that's how you do it.....;):D

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

studegary
10-01-2006, 06:54 PM
I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
10-01-2006, 06:54 PM
I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

bams50
10-01-2006, 07:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)


I'd buy a lot more Studes if I could find a way to ship them that made sense dollar-wise... how much could you get a Stude that hasn't run or moved in 20 or 30 years that's 2-300 miles away for?

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-01-2006, 07:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)


I'd buy a lot more Studes if I could find a way to ship them that made sense dollar-wise... how much could you get a Stude that hasn't run or moved in 20 or 30 years that's 2-300 miles away for?

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

mbstude
10-01-2006, 07:28 PM
My grandad has been all the way from here in GA to Austin, TX for a '51 Commander two door sedan. He towed in all the way back with a tow dolly. [:0] And the car wasn't even his, he was just doing a Stude friend a favor. :) He did get to attend the Austin, TX Nationl Meet thgouh.


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mbstude
10-01-2006, 07:28 PM
My grandad has been all the way from here in GA to Austin, TX for a '51 Commander two door sedan. He towed in all the way back with a tow dolly. [:0] And the car wasn't even his, he was just doing a Stude friend a favor. :) He did get to attend the Austin, TX Nationl Meet thgouh.


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Guido
10-01-2006, 07:31 PM
Bob,

A lot of that depends on who you can find. I have a friend here in Richmond that runs a LTL (less than load) trucking company and goes all across the country. He has brought back tractors, crawlers, Studebakers and 1 Packard from Canada, New Hampshire, California, Kansas, Minnesota, etc. I have had others bring items from Canada, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio and Kansas. The biggest problem with using him is that you need a rollback or loading dock to get his van trailers loaded.

Personally I have criscrossed Virginia and also hauled home from West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania. I have had great success in posting message on the hauling section of Yesterdaystractors.com. In fact I bought my '61 grain truck sight unseen on a Wednesday night, overnighted the payment and had the truck here on Saturday evening.

Gary



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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
10-01-2006, 07:31 PM
Bob,

A lot of that depends on who you can find. I have a friend here in Richmond that runs a LTL (less than load) trucking company and goes all across the country. He has brought back tractors, crawlers, Studebakers and 1 Packard from Canada, New Hampshire, California, Kansas, Minnesota, etc. I have had others bring items from Canada, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio and Kansas. The biggest problem with using him is that you need a rollback or loading dock to get his van trailers loaded.

Personally I have criscrossed Virginia and also hauled home from West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania. I have had great success in posting message on the hauling section of Yesterdaystractors.com. In fact I bought my '61 grain truck sight unseen on a Wednesday night, overnighted the payment and had the truck here on Saturday evening.

Gary



http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Studedude1961
10-01-2006, 07:39 PM
The farthest I have gone for a car was about 150 miles and the day I arranged to pick up the car it was 100 degrees and incredibly muggy. The car did fine coming home and I considered myself lucky. Any farther than that though, I'd have it shipped or pay a buddy to trailer it. I've sold several cars that have been shipped to different parts of the country very satisfactorily for the new owners.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
10-01-2006, 07:39 PM
The farthest I have gone for a car was about 150 miles and the day I arranged to pick up the car it was 100 degrees and incredibly muggy. The car did fine coming home and I considered myself lucky. Any farther than that though, I'd have it shipped or pay a buddy to trailer it. I've sold several cars that have been shipped to different parts of the country very satisfactorily for the new owners.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

bams50
10-01-2006, 09:33 PM
It seems to be that the cars I want the most are on the West coast or Northwest... I frequently hear people say western cars are the only way to go- cheaper to ship than repair rust...[|)] But in reality that only makes sense for more valuable cars! I saw a solid, straight, non-running Lark sell on eBay about a month ago for $260!![}:)] Broke my heart! But add $1200 shipping- IF you can find one who'll mess with a non-running car- and that kills it!! [V]

If anyone can recommend a shipper who will pick up a non-running car and bring it from say, CA or Oregon for a price that'll make sense to buy a non-Avanti, not #1 or #2 non-supercharged Stude, I'd love to have that info!! Till then, I'll have to save the ones that come to me on this end of the country...

BTW Gary- did you get that 51 truck?

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-01-2006, 09:33 PM
It seems to be that the cars I want the most are on the West coast or Northwest... I frequently hear people say western cars are the only way to go- cheaper to ship than repair rust...[|)] But in reality that only makes sense for more valuable cars! I saw a solid, straight, non-running Lark sell on eBay about a month ago for $260!![}:)] Broke my heart! But add $1200 shipping- IF you can find one who'll mess with a non-running car- and that kills it!! [V]

If anyone can recommend a shipper who will pick up a non-running car and bring it from say, CA or Oregon for a price that'll make sense to buy a non-Avanti, not #1 or #2 non-supercharged Stude, I'd love to have that info!! Till then, I'll have to save the ones that come to me on this end of the country...

BTW Gary- did you get that 51 truck?

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

Orestudeguy
10-01-2006, 10:19 PM
I drove down to Redding, Ca. yesterday..
Picked up a 64 Wagonaire, fixed roof with disc brakes, etc..
I left Grants Pass, Or. at 7;30a.m and was home at a little after 7p.m.
Next Saturday, I go back and do the same thing..

The farthest I've driven for a car was from So Calif (many years ago) to Spokane, Wa.
In December.
I tow-bar'd a 67 Pontiac Firebird back to So Cailf..


George
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe

Orestudeguy
10-01-2006, 10:19 PM
I drove down to Redding, Ca. yesterday..
Picked up a 64 Wagonaire, fixed roof with disc brakes, etc..
I left Grants Pass, Or. at 7;30a.m and was home at a little after 7p.m.
Next Saturday, I go back and do the same thing..

The farthest I've driven for a car was from So Calif (many years ago) to Spokane, Wa.
In December.
I tow-bar'd a 67 Pontiac Firebird back to So Cailf..


George
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe

StudeDave57
10-02-2006, 12:15 AM
Back in 1999 I flew from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles, California. The next day my cousin and I drove to a 'burb of Sacramento to have a look at a nice little '57 Commander sedan we all now know as 'Baby'... ;)
I brought her down to LA and got lots done, but went back to Florida Studeless. :( Several months later I went back to Cali, finished up the 'must-dos' and then Dad and I drove her clear across the Country! I don't recall the exact milage I'm sorry to say, but it was Coast to Coast... [:0] [^] :)
Two years later I did it in all over again in the opposite direction~~ by way of South Bend for the International Meet!!!! ;) :D :)

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
10-02-2006, 12:15 AM
Back in 1999 I flew from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles, California. The next day my cousin and I drove to a 'burb of Sacramento to have a look at a nice little '57 Commander sedan we all now know as 'Baby'... ;)
I brought her down to LA and got lots done, but went back to Florida Studeless. :( Several months later I went back to Cali, finished up the 'must-dos' and then Dad and I drove her clear across the Country! I don't recall the exact milage I'm sorry to say, but it was Coast to Coast... [:0] [^] :)
Two years later I did it in all over again in the opposite direction~~ by way of South Bend for the International Meet!!!! ;) :D :)

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

Swifster
10-02-2006, 03:44 PM
Most project cars in the Midwest are badly rotted. While still in the Detroit area, I bought my '64 Daytona from a guy in North Lake Tahoe, CA. I drove out in two days and towed it back on a tow dolly with my Ranger in 3 days. The car was then towed with the same tow dolly in June down here to Lakeland. I got a solid, rust free shell, but I don't think I'd want to make that trip again.

I'll probably stay in the Southeast area with the possible inclusion of Texas. Any further and I'd be killing myself with the driving.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

Swifster
10-02-2006, 03:44 PM
Most project cars in the Midwest are badly rotted. While still in the Detroit area, I bought my '64 Daytona from a guy in North Lake Tahoe, CA. I drove out in two days and towed it back on a tow dolly with my Ranger in 3 days. The car was then towed with the same tow dolly in June down here to Lakeland. I got a solid, rust free shell, but I don't think I'd want to make that trip again.

I'll probably stay in the Southeast area with the possible inclusion of Texas. Any further and I'd be killing myself with the driving.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

okiebob
10-02-2006, 04:20 PM
I bought my 50 Starlight Coupe on Long Island, N.Y. and the 60 Lark just north of Allentown Pa. Flew in and drove both of them back to Okla. A little under 2k on each trip. My wife and I took the back roads and made a wonderful little vacation out of the trips.
OkieBob


I LOVE MY STUDEBAKERS

okiebob
10-02-2006, 04:20 PM
I bought my 50 Starlight Coupe on Long Island, N.Y. and the 60 Lark just north of Allentown Pa. Flew in and drove both of them back to Okla. A little under 2k on each trip. My wife and I took the back roads and made a wonderful little vacation out of the trips.
OkieBob


I LOVE MY STUDEBAKERS