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  • Video: Resurrecting a nice '42 Commander Skyway

    [8D] Here's a neat YouTube video of several guys digging a 1977-1979 Ranchero, two Cadillacs, and a nice 1942 Commander Skyway sedan from a garage in northern Indiana...and it looks cold!

    They call it a "barn fide," but that's a misnomer. The cars don't look like they were there all that long. But it's still a fun video to watch because it's an adventure in which most of us have been involved one or more times...one of the more fun times of the hobby, I'm sure we'd agree.

    The Commander finally pulled itself out despite a brake hanging up and putting up quite a fight. Note the commentator referring to the Commander's massive, die-cast grille as a billet grille....groan...[}] BP

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiscD...eature=related
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    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    That's cool!


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      Says they're looking to sell the Studebaker somewhere in the low teens.

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      (read it backwards)


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      • #4
        Gee they were lucky to find cars in a barn with no dust and a good battery and brakes that worked! [:0]

        The 55 Cadillac reminds me of a neighbor whose dad had a 55 Cadillac and he would start his dad's car in the morning and I would start my mother's 58 Silver Hawk.

        He accused me of having fake duals, because smoke would only come out of one side of the Hawk, but the Cadillac would have smoke out of both pipes. I wonder if Cadillac didn't have a heat riser.



        Leonard Shepherd
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        • #5
          Bob P. I'm a YouTube member as of a few minutes ago. How do I get into the video on the '42. I searched every thing I thought would get me there. I noticed that there are 5 pages. Is it on a page other then #1.

          Richard

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          • #6
            Just click on the link at the bottom of Bob's post and it should take you right to that video.

            I thought this vid was pointed out to us a couple of weeks ago. I remember watching it and too, groaning at the "billet" comment.[V] Cool car tho!

            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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            • #7
              Mr.B. Been there done that. No Viedo. Across the bottom of the screen it down loads 4 items, 4-3-2 zip by, (1 Item remaining) waiting for http://uk.youtube.c. The phishing icon is blinking "checking the website" I set for a half hour, no change. What is the run time? I'm on dial up. Could that be the reason for such a long wait for item 1 to down load?

              Richard

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                I thought this vid was pointed out to us a couple of weeks ago. I remember watching it and too, groaning at the "billet" comment.[V] Cool car tho!
                [}] Sorry, Bob; I didn't know we'd seen it. 'Can't miss that billet comment, for sure; that's a clear identifier.

                Leonard Shepherd is certainly correct, too: These guys would have use believe they are opening King Tut's tomb, but we note no batteries, jumper cables, starting fluid, air for the tires, extra gasoline, etc, being needed.

                Cool! Boy, those were well preserved! BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by lstude

                  Gee they were lucky to find cars in a barn with no dust and a good battery and brakes that worked! [:0]

                  The 55 Cadillac reminds me of a neighbor whose dad had a 55 Cadillac and he would start his dad's car in the morning and I would start my mother's 58 Silver Hawk.

                  He accused me of having fake duals, because smoke would only come out of one side of the Hawk, but the Cadillac would have smoke out of both pipes. I wonder if Cadillac didn't have a heat riser.



                  Leonard Shepherd
                  http://leonardshepherd.com/

                  Leonard, the Cad Did have a heat riser. In fact they were listed as a Stude interchange at one time. The Cad also had a cross-over pipe that the Stude didn't have, so that's how the cold exhaust made it to the other side.


                  Dwain G.

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                  • #10
                    quote:Leonard, the Cad Did have a heat riser. In fact they were listed as a Stude interchange at one time. The Cad also had a cross-over pipe that the Stude didn't have, so that's how the cold exhaust made it to the other side.
                    Thanks Dwain. I went to a Cadillac show Sunday at Greenbelt, Maryland, with Cadillac concept cars and I noticed the engine on a 56 Eldorado that had a heat riser.

                    Leonard Shepherd
                    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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