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    Last week I tracked down the previous owner of my Cruiser, Don Morgan of Ohio. He's the Ohio Regional Manager of the SDC. We had a nice conversation about my car and he was able to fill in some of the blanks for me. He also was gracious enough to send me the few pictures he had remaining of my car when he purchased it back in 1996. I did not know it was 10 years ago. It's amazing how well the car has held up for the last 10 years--it still looks great.

    Note the odd location of the rearview mirrors on the front fenders.

    I put up a page here:

    http://home.alltel.net/anderm/Restoration.htm

    Before:



    After:



    Still looking good:



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


  • #2
    That last picture should be in the most beautiful Studebaker thread.
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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    • #3
      That last picture should be in the most beautiful Studebaker thread.
      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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      • #4
        Mark, that's a beautiful Cruiser. How does it perform with the 6?

        steve blake
        http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
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        steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
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        • #5
          Mark, that's a beautiful Cruiser. How does it perform with the 6?

          steve blake
          http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
          http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
          steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
          http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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          • #6
            Steve,

            It's actually quite peppy. This is a Chevybaker with the 194 six. But, I've been quite pleased with the performance. It has a 3.73 TT rear and can run 70 all day long. Gas mileage is not good however. I'd probably do near the same or even better with an 8 (averaging 16mpg).

            quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

            Mark, that's a beautiful Cruiser. How does it perform with the 6?

            steve blake
            http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
            http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
            ________________________
            Mark Anderson
            1965 Cruiser
            http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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            • #7
              Steve,

              It's actually quite peppy. This is a Chevybaker with the 194 six. But, I've been quite pleased with the performance. It has a 3.73 TT rear and can run 70 all day long. Gas mileage is not good however. I'd probably do near the same or even better with an 8 (averaging 16mpg).

              quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

              Mark, that's a beautiful Cruiser. How does it perform with the 6?

              steve blake
              http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
              http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
              ________________________
              Mark Anderson
              1965 Cruiser
              http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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              • #8
                I'm surprised at that mileage figure. AMC 6's (258 and 232) of the same era were doing 25-28 mpg

                steve blake
                http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                • #9
                  I'm surprised at that mileage figure. AMC 6's (258 and 232) of the same era were doing 25-28 mpg

                  steve blake
                  http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                  http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                  steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                  http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful car. I've read several comments regarding the lack of MPG advantage of the six over the eight. Part of the reason, in this case, is the size of the car. That's a lot of work for that little six. Surprises me that a Cruiser came with one. Commander, maybe. But a Cruiser[?]

                    Gotta repeat it, Beautiful Car!


                    Lotsa Larks!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                    • #11
                      Beautiful car. I've read several comments regarding the lack of MPG advantage of the six over the eight. Part of the reason, in this case, is the size of the car. That's a lot of work for that little six. Surprises me that a Cruiser came with one. Commander, maybe. But a Cruiser[?]

                      Gotta repeat it, Beautiful Car!


                      Lotsa Larks!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                      • #12
                        In '65 and '66 you could indeed get an inline 6 in a Cruiser. It does seem a little wierd, but this was in '65, and Studebaker was probably willing to sell any combo of car that they could. [V]




                        http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
                        http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          In '65 and '66 you could indeed get an inline 6 in a Cruiser. It does seem a little wierd, but this was in '65, and Studebaker was probably willing to sell any combo of car that they could. [V]




                          http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
                          http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            Seems that since its a chevy 6 allready you could probably just swap in a newer chevy overdrive transmission with very little conversion. Did Studebaker use chevy or Stude transmissions with the chev eng?

                            Norm
                            58 Transtar 1 ton dually PU
                            58 2 door wagon
                            Davenport, Fl
                            Norm
                            58 Transtar 1 ton dually PU
                            58 2 door wagon
                            Davenport, Fl

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                            • #15
                              Seems that since its a chevy 6 allready you could probably just swap in a newer chevy overdrive transmission with very little conversion. Did Studebaker use chevy or Stude transmissions with the chev eng?

                              Norm
                              58 Transtar 1 ton dually PU
                              58 2 door wagon
                              Davenport, Fl
                              Norm
                              58 Transtar 1 ton dually PU
                              58 2 door wagon
                              Davenport, Fl

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