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    [)]The '61 Lark Wagon I bought on Ebay finally arrived from California yesterday. The guy I bought it from moved to Texas and sold a total of 6 Studebakers that week on Ebay. Five of them went to one buyer in Wisconsin and one went to me. The white Lark on the back of the trailer is the one I bought. The other 2 are the ones that he kept and they were on their way to his new home in Brownwood,Texas.[)]









    steve blake
    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
    steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

  • #2
    I'll be interested to see if Steve develops into a Lark "fanatic" the same as with his Champs! [:0][}]

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar Deluxe
    Vancouver Island
    </h5>
    Mark Hayden
    '66 Commander
    Zone Coordinator
    Pacific Can-Am Zone

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    • #3
      [)]Not likely,Mark. I don't have the room for that to happen. And I should "air my laundry" here a little bit, I guess. I used to have a chip on my shoulder against Larks for using up all the Champ sheet metal..&lt;g&gt;...until I realized that if it weren't for Larks, there could have never been Champs![)]

      steve blake
      http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
      steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
      http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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      • #4
        Welcome to the 61 club

        Looks from the picture it's a nice solid car. Doubt I have too much in way of spare parts you may need, but if you need anything drop me a line here or on STTalk. Now you will know what us Lark guy's knew all along, champ driver.

        I wouldn't mind having the 61 2 dr version. Know there hard to find.

        Enjoy the wagon,

        Chop Stu
        61 Lark

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        • #5
          I jus wanna see Steve in a Studebaker CAR of any sort![:0]

          Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          1957 President two door

          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            Wow, really love that group shot of Larks! I really love those silly things[:X]

            Thanks for the pictures!



            Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
            Parish, central NY 13131

            "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

            "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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            • #7
              That is a great picture with the 3 Larks on the trailer and your Champ in the foreground. Your wagon looks great. Enjoy it!



              Ready for a trip to the beach!

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              • #8
                I'm trying to envision that thing in White over Orange...

                Hey, it'll match my truck!

                Matthew Burnette
                Hazlehurst, GA


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                • #9
                  [)]Matthew, I'm thinking solid Omaha Orange. By the way, how was graduation, young man?[)]

                  steve blake
                  http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                  steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                  http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                  • #10
                    [)]I have a question of you Lark afficianados. This little Lark sits really low in the front. I'm supposing that I'll need to rebuild the front end? I'm sure it isn't supposed to sit so "nose low". What have you guys run into in cases like this?[)]

                    steve blake
                    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                    steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                    • #11
                      arkie,
                      What the heck are you talking abouut? The problem is the rear end sitting too high. You need some lowering blocks in the back of that wagon to give it the "right" stance.

                      sals54
                      sals54

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                      • #12
                        I can't tell till I see a picture of it on level ground.



                        Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                        Parish, central NY 13131

                        "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

                        "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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                        • #13
                          Steve, nice score! Looks like a nice, complete wagon. My favorite year of the 1st-gen Larks!

                          Wouldn't be surprised if the front springs were a little tired after all this time, but like Bams says, it's tough to tell without seeing it flat on the ground. It seems to me that sedans usually sit a little nose-up, but perhaps wagons, with the heavy-duty rear springs, sit a bit more level?


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                          Clark in San Diego
                          '63 F2/Lark Standard
                          http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
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                          Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Steve: If its a V8 the front springs have settled....if its a 6...the springs have settled. Since there is no weight out back the rear springs stay up...

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by 4961Studebaker

                              Welcome to the 61 club

                              Looks from the picture it's a nice solid car. Doubt I have too much in way of spare parts you may need, but if you need anything drop me a line here or on STTalk. Now you will know what us Lark guy's knew all along, champ driver.

                              I wouldn't mind having the 61 2 dr version. Know there hard to find.

                              Enjoy the wagon,

                              Chop Stu
                              [)]I happen to know the whereabouts of a straight, rust free '61 2-door Lark Wagon in Arizona. It's a V8, but I don't remember which transmission it has. I think $900 would buy it. It needs a total restoration, but it is rust free. I don't suppose you'd have a nice left rear door molding for my wagon? I am also going to be looking for some other pieces.[)]

                              steve blake
                              http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                              steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                              http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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