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Found a Very Nice '63 Cruiser. Need opinions. Not online, local.

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  • #46
    Well, it is months later. I did not get it because when I went to get it he mentioned that I get a driver's side rear lower 1/4 panel and of course the power steering pump is bad and the paint is peeling on the drivers side "C" pillar and he has a electric fuel pump to get it going in hot weather. I thought what else might it need in the short term? So, that is why I gave up. True I don't have my '57 on the road either but hey I can still put money into it over the winter.

    Later.
    Remember. ALWAYS fasten your seat belts as it makes it harder for the Aliens to suck you out of your car.

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    • #47
      You probably made a smart decision due to your limited budget and the obvious need for more repairs than would be obvious.

      By the way, we have heard the seller's wivestale story about the Floor Hump before here, so it had to be about this same Car and Owner.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #48
        I guess sticking with the '57 must be my goal as a local club member is willing to sell me his '63 Wagonaire but I declined. So, off to the '57 today; I think my heater core is going bad so I gotta check it out and probably pull it.

        Later. Pepse.
        Remember. ALWAYS fasten your seat belts as it makes it harder for the Aliens to suck you out of your car.

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        • #49
          This is just my personal opinion and not necessarily your's but:
          I would seek out the "Optional" Studebaker Climitizer System with Fresh outside Air and Defrost from a '57 Champion, Commander or President Sedan or Wagon to replace the "Hades" recirculating Box Heater in most Scotsmen.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #50
            To the OP, do you know if the car ever sold?

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            • #51
              JoeHall,

              As for the heater? I think I'll stick with the original for its simplicity. I mean I looked at it today and it appears I gotta remove the hoses and 3 nuts and the wire for the fan and disconnect the defroster ducts. Can't argue with that. Unless replacing it with a '57 Champion setup would be a simple job I might go that route.

              I have no idea if the man with the '63 sold it or not.

              Later. Pepse.
              Remember. ALWAYS fasten your seat belts as it makes it harder for the Aliens to suck you out of your car.

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              • #52
                Years ago I came by a 1963 Lark Cruiser, car was beautiful and had all the options. Gorgeous plush interior, power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning . Car had been in a minor fender bender. Needed a bumper, fender, and front grill panel.
                I was going to purchase it but came down with the flu. Went back and car was gone. Owner called the local junk yard and had towed it away. I traced down the yard and found car had already been crushed and sent to the shredder in Philly.
                always regret losing that one.
                sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

                "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
                Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
                "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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