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  • Mr. Biggs' Project Daytona-update

    When I was in California last month, I bought Mr. Biggs '63 Daytona that he had started building, then got side tracked by other Studes. It is a factory 4 speed, disk brake car, but Bob was building it with a Powershift (BTW, I'd love to trade the Powershift I got with the car for a 4 speed set up if anybody is interested).

    Bob was incorporating his "touches". Body and paint is done (quite first class) in what StudeRich calls Dark Rose Mist. Exterior trim has been minimized and is quite attractive in a factory racer sort of way. Bob had the interior redone and incorporated a Cruiser rear seat (fold down armrest) into the mix. Something Studebaker probably should have done with the Daytonas.

    I haven't really done anything with it yet. I need to finish the '65 Impala, then the "Ute" is up next...but I couldn't resist putting a buffer to the paint to bring up the "Lark Shine" and to clean up and paint some wheels and get it on tires. Don't tell Palma, but I used stock disc brake 4 1/2" wheels and 205 75 15 tires [:0].

    Here's a few pics of the car with the paint buffed and the new shoes...







    Yea, I know the caps are '60 Lark, but they are what I had in inventory, I like them more than the '63's, and I'm ALLOWED to not use the stock ones on a modified [8D].

    Here's the interior...



    More pictures here...

    http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s...ytona/?start=0


    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  • #2
    Glad to see that car go to a good home! It looks like it'll certainly make a nice one. [^]

    FWIW, I had toyed with the idea of running the dog dish hubcaps on my Daytona. I thought it looked OK, and much better than the '63 Lark covers.

    I also really like the refined trim on the side. Now I've made up my mind; the bulky aluminum stuff won't go back on my car. The stainless strip will stay. Here the Daytona was the high-trim model, and the majority of that has been removed from mine and yours both.

    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA

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    • #3
      Glad to see that car go to a good home! It looks like it'll certainly make a nice one. [^]

      FWIW, I had toyed with the idea of running the dog dish hubcaps on my Daytona. I thought it looked OK, and much better than the '63 Lark covers.

      I also really like the refined trim on the side. Now I've made up my mind; the bulky aluminum stuff won't go back on my car. The stainless strip will stay. Here the Daytona was the high-trim model, and the majority of that has been removed from mine and yours both.

      Matthew Burnette
      '59 Scotsman
      '63 Daytona
      Hazlehurst, GA

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      • #4
        Looks mighty tasty, Dick.

        Frank Starr

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        • #5
          Looks mighty tasty, Dick.

          Frank Starr

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          • #6
            Is that the car I had purple carpets made for ?

            JDP/Maryland
            63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
            spent to date $54664,75
            64 R2 GT (Sid)
            spent to date $62,839.60
            63 Lark 2 door
            57 wagon
            39 Coupe express
            JDP Maryland

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            • #7
              Is that the car I had purple carpets made for ?

              JDP/Maryland
              63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
              spent to date $54664,75
              64 R2 GT (Sid)
              spent to date $62,839.60
              63 Lark 2 door
              57 wagon
              39 Coupe express
              JDP Maryland

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by JDP

                Is that the car I had purple carpets made for ?
                Yes...but the PC term is "Dark Rose Mist"


                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by JDP

                  Is that the car I had purple carpets made for ?
                  Yes...but the PC term is "Dark Rose Mist"


                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    Pink and Purple interior??? That's not factory.

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                    • #11
                      Pink and Purple interior??? That's not factory.

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by 61hawk

                        Pink and Purple interior??? That's not factory.
                        Not factory [?] [:0]. I want my money back, Biggs .









                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by 61hawk

                          Pink and Purple interior??? That's not factory.
                          Not factory [?] [:0]. I want my money back, Biggs .









                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            Don't worry Dick. You can always get RQ to make you a window sticker saying that it IS factory.

                            Or make one like you did on S2D. And now that I think about it, you have to do one for the Ute as well. [^]

                            Matthew Burnette
                            '59 Scotsman
                            '63 Daytona
                            Hazlehurst, GA

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                            • #15
                              Don't worry Dick. You can always get RQ to make you a window sticker saying that it IS factory.

                              Or make one like you did on S2D. And now that I think about it, you have to do one for the Ute as well. [^]

                              Matthew Burnette
                              '59 Scotsman
                              '63 Daytona
                              Hazlehurst, GA

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