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    Earlier, I had the Lark hauled to a local shop to have a bit of assistance getting the block out of it. When we arrived at the shop several of the shop employees were in the front of the shop with huge smiles on their faces trying to figure out what kind of car it was(keep in mind I had the doghouse off). A couple bet it was an old Volvo, a few others weren't sure, but were certain it must have been european. While the flatbed driver was lowering her off the truck, she decided it was showtime. The chain securing her slipped off and she flew off the truck and went rolling across the lot rather quickly backwards. The amusing part was watching those same workers go running across the lot trying to save her as I was standing there completely stunned. Alas, the caught her before she hit anything. While the older mechanic was removing the block I was fielding the usual questions of who is studebaker made by, where can I get one, Can you still get parts, etc. With all the stuff that goes with trying to save one of these.. I hate to admit it, but it was a nice ego boost seeing them gaga over the "plain ole lark." Attached are the photos of whats going on with her.
    http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/

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    I imagine watching your car almost fall off the transporter would take a couple years off your life...[:0] good thing nothing bad happened.

    http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/
    http://s427.photobucket.com/albums/p...Studes%202010/

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    • #3
      I imagine watching your car almost fall off the transporter would take a couple years off your life...[:0] good thing nothing bad happened.

      http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/
      http://s427.photobucket.com/albums/p...Studes%202010/

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      • #4
        A couple pf years ago, we were trailering a friends '55 Commander sedan to our shop to be worked on. He had his '52 Champ sedan on a tow dolly for payment on the work on the '55.

        About 2 miles form the shop, they made a turn and the '52 (with all new chrome) comes off the dolly and passes the tow vehicle and heads straight for a busy gas station. [xx(] It manages to miss all the gas pumps, a load of traffic, and ends up nose first in a ditch. [:0]Fortunately, the car survived without a scratch. However, it did take my grandad's old '85 Dodge 4x4 (it's pulled many Studes home) to get it out of the ditch.



        http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

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        • #5
          A couple pf years ago, we were trailering a friends '55 Commander sedan to our shop to be worked on. He had his '52 Champ sedan on a tow dolly for payment on the work on the '55.

          About 2 miles form the shop, they made a turn and the '52 (with all new chrome) comes off the dolly and passes the tow vehicle and heads straight for a busy gas station. [xx(] It manages to miss all the gas pumps, a load of traffic, and ends up nose first in a ditch. [:0]Fortunately, the car survived without a scratch. However, it did take my grandad's old '85 Dodge 4x4 (it's pulled many Studes home) to get it out of the ditch.



          http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

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          • #6
            Well,
            Look on the bright side.
            You could have had Lee DeLaBarre unload it for you
            Jeff[8D]




            quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

            Earlier, I had the Lark hauled to a local shop to have a bit of assistance getting the block out of it. When we arrived at the shop several of the shop employees were in the front of the shop with huge smiles on their faces trying to figure out what kind of car it was(keep in mind I had the doghouse off). A couple bet it was an old Volvo, a few others weren't sure, but were certain it must have been european. While the flatbed driver was lowering her off the truck, she decided it was showtime. The chain securing her slipped off and she flew off the truck and went rolling across the lot rather quickly backwards. The amusing part was watching those same workers go running across the lot trying to save her as I was standing there completely stunned. Alas, the caught her before she hit anything. While the older mechanic was removing the block I was fielding the usual questions of who is studebaker made by, where can I get one, Can you still get parts, etc. With all the stuff that goes with trying to save one of these.. I hate to admit it, but it was a nice ego boost seeing them gaga over the "plain ole lark." Attached are the photos of whats going on with her.
            http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/


            DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
            Brooklet, Georgia
            '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
            '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
            '61 Hawk (project)
            http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

            Jeff


            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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            • #7
              Well,
              Look on the bright side.
              You could have had Lee DeLaBarre unload it for you
              Jeff[8D]




              quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

              Earlier, I had the Lark hauled to a local shop to have a bit of assistance getting the block out of it. When we arrived at the shop several of the shop employees were in the front of the shop with huge smiles on their faces trying to figure out what kind of car it was(keep in mind I had the doghouse off). A couple bet it was an old Volvo, a few others weren't sure, but were certain it must have been european. While the flatbed driver was lowering her off the truck, she decided it was showtime. The chain securing her slipped off and she flew off the truck and went rolling across the lot rather quickly backwards. The amusing part was watching those same workers go running across the lot trying to save her as I was standing there completely stunned. Alas, the caught her before she hit anything. While the older mechanic was removing the block I was fielding the usual questions of who is studebaker made by, where can I get one, Can you still get parts, etc. With all the stuff that goes with trying to save one of these.. I hate to admit it, but it was a nice ego boost seeing them gaga over the "plain ole lark." Attached are the photos of whats going on with her.
              http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/


              DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
              Brooklet, Georgia
              '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
              '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
              '61 Hawk (project)
              http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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              • #8
                Okay Jeff, you're gonna have to explain that.

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                Mark Anderson
                1965 Cruiser
                http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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                • #9
                  Okay Jeff, you're gonna have to explain that.

                  ________________________
                  Mark Anderson
                  1965 Cruiser
                  http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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                  • #10
                    Hmmm, I guess they didn't know you could remove the rear window without cutting the car in half.........or do you? I certainly hope not because I have to replace the rear window on my '51. Or do I need to get another bottle of acetylene?

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                    • #11
                      Hmmm, I guess they didn't know you could remove the rear window without cutting the car in half.........or do you? I certainly hope not because I have to replace the rear window on my '51. Or do I need to get another bottle of acetylene?

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                      • #12
                        I got to thinking, I believe with a little duck tape and baling wire, she'd be good as new....

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                        • #13
                          I got to thinking, I believe with a little duck tape and baling wire, she'd be good as new....

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                          • #14
                            Maybe Lee was just using the 'correct' method of intalling the glass with a string...and he didn't have any handy, so he used some stuff he had laying around... It said PRIMERCORD on the side [:0]
                            Jeff[8D]


                            quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

                            Hmmm, I guess they didn't know you could remove the rear window without cutting the car in half.........or do you? I certainly hope not because I have to replace the rear window on my '51. Or do I need to get another bottle of acetylene?


                            DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
                            Brooklet, Georgia
                            '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
                            '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
                            '61 Hawk (project)
                            http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

                            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                            Jeff


                            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                            • #15
                              Maybe Lee was just using the 'correct' method of intalling the glass with a string...and he didn't have any handy, so he used some stuff he had laying around... It said PRIMERCORD on the side [:0]
                              Jeff[8D]


                              quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

                              Hmmm, I guess they didn't know you could remove the rear window without cutting the car in half.........or do you? I certainly hope not because I have to replace the rear window on my '51. Or do I need to get another bottle of acetylene?


                              DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
                              Brooklet, Georgia
                              '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
                              '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
                              '61 Hawk (project)
                              http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

                              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                              Jeff


                              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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