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BobPalma
03-19-2017, 08:22 PM
:whome: 'Just helped a good friend who has been sans-Studebaker too long, get another Stude. Getting him into another Studebaker was about like pulling teeth, so I'm considering a second career in dentistry. :QQ:

(He'll have to see this post and disclose the particulars, :eek: confidentiality being what it is today.;)) :cool: BP

Bill Pressler
03-20-2017, 04:39 AM
:whome: 'Just helped a good friend who has been sans-Studebaker too long, get another Stude. Getting him into another Studebaker was about like pulling teeth, so I'm considering a second career in dentistry. :QQ:

(He'll have to see this post and disclose the particulars :eek:, confidentiality being what it is today.;)) :cool: BP

LOL Bob; I'm happy to do the 'reveal' here, and I'd already done so on Facebook. :)

My "cold call" post a couple weeks back about 'Looking for a '65 or '66 Cruiser six' was answered by several folks, one of whom being 'Joncon' on the forum. Bob offered to check the car out, since it was fairly close to where he lives. It was described as a rust-free, original paint 26K mile '66 Cruiser in Timberline Turquoise with matching cloth interior, no PS, no PB, AM radio, and Stude wire wheel covers which were actually on the production order (first time I'd ever seen that). Bob said it was just as 'Joncon' had described. John, the seller, and I communicated and it sounded like the perfect Stude for me, in a color I liked a lot, and not being even remotely mechanically inclined, the 283 engine, flanged rear axle, and no PS or PB were all pluses to me if and when the car does need service.

I'm low-tech about posting pics here, but if Bob feels inclined, perhaps he can post one here (hint, hint!).

Bob is delivering the car to me in the near-future and I want to publicly thank him for all the help and to John for answering my forum ad for a Cruiser.

It's all good. :)

BobPalma
03-20-2017, 05:37 AM
:D OMG, the cat's out of the bag! :eek:

A few pix for the terminally curious.

As inspected March 5, 2017. :!: It's a sweetheart:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF78761_zpspjmi5fpl.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF78761_zpspjmi5fpl.jpg.html)

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF78731_zpsptzoe08d.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF78731_zpsptzoe08d.jpg.html)

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF78611_zpsh4xxbkhf.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF78611_zpsh4xxbkhf.jpg.html)


Copy of Production Order:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF78121_zps5qxnfqmb.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF78121_zps5qxnfqmb.jpg.html)



March 19, 2017. Safely stored among other collector cars in Brownsburg IN, awaiting shipment to Kent OH as soon as my Income Taxes are finished. (Wire Wheels Covers, as rare as they are, have been removed and will remain stored in the trunk until Bill takes them out!):

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF79162_zpstbed0lqs.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF79162_zpstbed0lqs.jpg.html)

:) Congrats, Bill; this is easily the nicest Studebaker you've ever owned. :cool: BP

Bill Pressler
03-20-2017, 05:52 AM
Thanks, Bob. My Skytop was a special one, but this is definitely the most original/solid Studebaker I'll have owned, of the four I've owned. :)

jclary
03-20-2017, 06:33 AM
Great catch Bill! Easily a roadworthy car for today's traffic. So many things to enjoy when out with it. Prepare for the questions..."What is that?" "Well...who made Studebaker?" "Nice green color." "Nice blue color." "Why did you install the Chevy engine?" "Where did you get the Chevy engine?" "What year is that?"

Then, there's always the blank expressions, from those hearing the answers, but having difficulty processing them. Enjoy the ride!:!:

8E45E
03-20-2017, 06:41 AM
Great catch Bill! Easily a roadworthy car for today's traffic. So many things to enjoy when out with it. Prepare for the questions..."What is that?" "Well...who made Studebaker?" "Nice green color." "Nice blue color." "Why did you install the Chevy engine?" "Where did you get the Chevy engine?" "What year is that?"

Then, there's always the blank expressions, from those hearing the answers, but having difficulty processing them. Enjoy the ride!:!:

I'm sure he's already prepared.

He owned a '66 Daytona before this one: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?54011-Finally-PIX-Bill-Pressler-s-new-66-Daytona

Craig

Bill Pressler
03-20-2017, 06:44 AM
Thanks, John!

Can't get a thing past Craig! :)

jclary
03-20-2017, 07:02 AM
Thanks, John!

Can't get a thing past Craig! :)

That's true... Craig has gotta be the champion of forum memory, using the forum search feature, and posting links!;)

BobPalma
03-20-2017, 09:35 AM
:) For all you trivia buffs who may have noticed the car's chrome tail light housings and production date of Nov 12, 1965: The car originally had painted tail light housings that were a little chipped, as we know the paint didn't stick to them very well.

John Thompson (from whom Bill bought the car) replaced them with the chrome units. The original painted units are with the car in case Bill wants them later for some reason. :cool: BP

LarkTruck
03-20-2017, 10:05 AM
Nice catch Bill! I guess it's true that good things come to those who wait. ENJOY!
PS. Please don't send this one "down under".;)
Jim

BobPalma
03-20-2017, 10:47 AM
Nice catch Bill! I guess it's true that good things come to those who wait. ENJOY!
PS. Please don't send this one "down under".;) Jim

:o I dunno, Jim; I hear the Aussies are jonesing for a bulk discount. :eek: ;)

I'm thinking we should all pitch in and buy Bill a stuffed Koala bear to keep in the back seat to get the car's persona ready for its eventual fate. :lol: :cool: BP

Bill Pressler
03-20-2017, 11:16 AM
:o I dunno, Jim; I hear the Aussies are jonesing for a bulk discount. :eek: ;)

I'm thinking we should all pitch in and buy Bill a stuffed Koala bear to keep in the back seat to get the car's persona ready for its eventual fate. :lol: :cool: BP

"Never say never", but I have a hunch I'll have this car for a good, long time. :)

8E45E
03-20-2017, 01:01 PM
:) For all you trivia buffs who may have noticed the car's chrome tail light housings and production date of Nov 12, 1965: The car originally had painted tail light housings that were a little chipped, as we know the paint didn't stick to them very well.

Yep, it was January, 1966, the change to all-chrome was made: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?33819-Lots-of-66-s!&highlight=refreshaire

Craig

bison
03-20-2017, 07:37 PM
Bob , actually that's probably a pretty good choice for a second career , as i am sure a dentist makes more:!!: than my second job " baby sitter ":lol:
btw, nice score Bill

jts359
03-20-2017, 09:05 PM
Beautiful car , But whoever owns that garage might want to think about a moisture barrier , Its amazing how much moisture comes up thru Cement , I use indoor out door carpet , just saying , Ed

BobPalma
03-20-2017, 09:23 PM
Beautiful car, but whoever owns that garage might want to think about a moisture barrier. Its amazing how much moisture comes up thru Cement. I use indoor out door carpet , just saying , Ed

:!: Good point, Ed. I have carpet segments all around and fans running 24/7. So my Morton Building is well-ventilated but does get damp floors during extreme humidity and temp swings. :cool: BP

TWChamp
03-21-2017, 04:07 AM
I layed down plastic over the entire garage floor cement, then covered the plastic with free carpet. Sure makes it nice to work under the car also.

Blue 15G
03-21-2017, 09:20 AM
Great looking car Bill. It's been too long for you to be without a Studebaker. Looking forward to seeing it at Greenville this July.
Regards, Dave Bonn.

joncon
03-21-2017, 12:48 PM
63020Here's a picture of it not to long after I bought it. It was a nice driving car. It was the only Studebaker I ever owned that didn't leak oil, unlike my 63 that always leaves its mark.

BobPalma
03-21-2017, 02:13 PM
63020Here's a picture of it not too long after I bought it. It was a nice driving car. It was the only Studebaker I ever owned that didn't leak oil, unlike my 63 that always leaves its mark.

;) John, that was after the rust repair and the frame straightening on the left B pillar, right? :ohmy: :eek: I don't see how you ever found used 1966 doors in Timberline Turquoise; that was quite a score for the rebuild. :eek: :whome:

You sure do nice work. :!: :lol:


:oops: (Just funnin' ya and making sure Bill Pressler's ticker is working....;)) :lol: :cool: BP

Bill Pressler
03-21-2017, 02:49 PM
;) John, that was after the rust repair and the frame straightening on the left B pillar, right? :ohmy: :eek: I don't see how you ever found used 1966 doors in Timberline Turquoise; that was quite a score for the rebuild. :eek: :whome:

You sure do nice work. :!: :lol:


:oops: (Just funnin' ya and making sure Bill Pressler's ticker is working....;)) :lol: :cool: BP

Funny guy, Bob! LOL

John, a non-leaking Studebaker is somewhat new to me, too, LOL. I always had a big piece of cardboard laying around and was always saying "Don't put that box in recycling! I need it for my Stude!". :)

abkco
03-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Bill, You have a very nice car. Welcome back. This is a winner.

Bill Pressler
03-21-2017, 07:35 PM
Assembly date, Nov. 12, 1965, was a Friday. Should I be worried? LOL

BobPalma
03-21-2017, 08:16 PM
Assembly date, Nov. 12, 1965, was a Friday. Should I be worried? LOL

;) Not unless we know the time of day, Bill. :eek:

Are you waiting until it is in your driveway to post an updated signature line? :cool: BP

jclary
03-21-2017, 08:45 PM
Assembly date, Nov. 12, 1965, was a Friday. Should I be worried? LOL

Well...it has been around for approximately 52 years...still going...drive-able...that should indicate the vehicle no longer qualifies as having any manufacturer's defects. In fact, now that you own it...it's up to you! From now own, if it burps, hiccups, or stumbles...you'll get the blame.;)

bezhawk
03-22-2017, 08:18 AM
Whew! Bob when I quickly glanced at the thread title, I misread it and thought you said dysentery! Eat more fiber.:lol:( I never said I could spell)

Bill Pressler
04-01-2017, 03:30 PM
I bought some cheap indoor-outdoor carpet, but it's thin and doesn't have rubber backing. Am I better just to leave it off my garage floor? Thinking I'll put a small fan on the floor in front of the '66, although the wife doesn't seem thrilled with that idea, LOL.

BobPalma
04-01-2017, 03:46 PM
I bought some cheap indoor-outdoor carpet, but it's thin and doesn't have rubber backing. Am I better just to leave it off my garage floor? Thinking I'll put a small fan on the floor in front of the '66, although the wife doesn't seem thrilled with that idea, LOL.

:eek: What???!!! You're gonna store it in the GARAGE? :eek:

:confused: What happened to the idea of expanding the family room so it could be indoors? :lol:

(FWIW: It's had a 20" breeze box fan blowing on low speed across the undercarriage ever since it got here.) :cool: BP

Bill Pressler
04-01-2017, 03:53 PM
LOL! I think I need to 'sell' Sheila on the fan idea some more! :)