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    After discovering some pretty rough structural damage from rust, I decided to put my Lark up for a while. I'm still going to repair it and put my big engine in it (320 ci), but I'm ready to drive a Studebaker again.
    I recently aquired a 64 Wagonaire which is in a million pieces, but is very straight and solid, with the exception of the front floorpans.
    Plans are to use my warmed up 289 and a 5 speed transmission. Upgrades to A/C and disc brakes are mandatory. I will also be installing a fuel injection system from FI Tech to use as a test mule for the big engine.
    We will be taking inventory of what is in the car this weekend and hopefully, everyrhing we need is there.
    Deadline for this project is next June, hopefully having it ready for the Hot Rod Power Tour.
    Attached Files
    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

    1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
    1958 Commander "Christine"
    1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
    1955 Commander Sedan
    1964 Champ
    1960 Lark

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    Oops, pics didn't work right
    Attached Files
    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

    1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
    1958 Commander "Christine"
    1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
    1955 Commander Sedan
    1964 Champ
    1960 Lark

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    • #3
      Jamie, I'll let you practice on my Champ's floorpans!
      Mike Davis
      Regional Manager, North Carolina
      1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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      • #4
        Be careful if you take the tail gate off. It has a torsion bar spring on the left side. If the tail gate is open, it is loaded. It will unload with great force. Remove the spring cover with the tail gate almost closed. Good luck with the Wagon.

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        • #5
          Gee, that car looks pretty solid. Lots of luck getting on the road. Looks like it could be a winner.
          Rog
          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          Smithtown,NY
          Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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          • #6
            Looks like a great project.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
              Jamie, I'll let you practice on my Champ's floorpans!
              It is simple, Mike. He uses Gorilla glue
              Joe Roberts
              '61 R1 Champ
              '65 Cruiser
              Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JRoberts View Post
                It is simple, Mike. He uses Gorilla glue
                Well heck, Joe, I can do that myself!
                Mike Davis
                Regional Manager, North Carolina
                1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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