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  • CHOP STU- how about a update?

    Any new pictures to show or stories to tell?

  • #2
    Let me first say, I'm humbled by your intrest here on the forum. Thanks. Being aware of the reaction a custom can bring, I've exercised restraint in over hyping the car during its long build.

    However since you asked. I looked back at the members photos to see the last time I updated them, looks like the end of August, since then there really hasn't been many visable changes to the car that I can remember posting a picture of. The recessed license plate cover with the hidden filler neck, 4L60e trans and its tunnel, bear claw latches, etc.

    Before

    After


    Oh these shut smooth with the push of two fingers. (pray final assembly goes smooth)


    And since I took the photo's of the 61 lense base the other day I've thought about getting the tail lights and french them in.
    I would be curious what alternative tailights people would consider on the back of a lark? I have my artists renditions but I wonder what other creative minds think.

    I'm saving money like a packrat (or is that tightwad?)for what I hope will be the completion of all mock up, and parts. I have put my Harley up on Craigslist ([}] sacrifice = quicker Stude drive time) which inturn should knock off a year of the build. (basically to fund the paint job and help achieve the self imposed 2011 deadline)

    So.......going into the winter months, I'll be concentrating on a more immediate impact on my Studebaker driving, by getting the 2R5 Champ engine out of the machine shop and back into the truck with hopes of taking it to Cedar Rapids. yes I'll be joining SDC
    All the while Dreaming, Pondering and Planning CHOPSTU's mid summer return to the welder, grinder, hammer and wrenches.

    Kevin

    ChopStu
    61 Lark

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    • #3
      Thanks much for the update.. I absolutely love the overall stance of the car. [^][8D][8D]

      Matthew Burnette
      Hazlehurst, GA


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      • #4
        Thanks Kevin!
        I can not wait for the finish. I like the ideas so far! Too bad it can't be finished for the Power Tour in South Bend.THAT would be COOL,but time and money have a way of screwing up the best laid plans.Please keep the updates coming.I LOVE 61 Larks,but noi one would ever guess why!
        Rich

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        • #5
          Kevin-Keep the updates coming. I see the car in your avitar and wonder at times it's status. I must admit the stance, lack of bumper and the other mods make it a terrific looking ride. I'll be interested in the paint and wheel configuration as you progress. Your lark makes me lust for one of similiar configuration. Bob []
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          • #6
            Awesome car! Excellent job; this is going to be one fine machine.

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            • #7
              I try not to look at the car in your posts because I can't wait to see it done[] That's gonna be one cooooool Lark[8D]

              Of course, now that Rich has asked, he owes us future updates on his project... and a picture of his 61!

              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

              "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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              • #8
                Yessir, as always: Bams50 is absolutely right! That said, I'd like to add some suggestions that will make your car really cool. First, you must adapt some 1961 Imperial Headlight assemblies onto the front of your Lark. Then, you really need front- opening "suicide" doors; so go back to square one. For the back end, you need to outbid the restorers on EBay, and acquire a pair of NOS 56-57-58 Packard Clipper tailights, so that you can mold them onto your Kustom. It may take quite a bit of "metalwork"(putty), but the reaction from puritanists will be well worth the effort and expense. After that, please round up an LSI-powered Hummer H2 4x4 chassis to set your body on. Then, we will really be impressed! Keep us posted on your progress. Thanks.

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                • #9
                  You are doing great, Kevin! [^]

                  The fact that you are "planning your work and working your plan" is a good thing. With that process you will certainly meet your self imposed deadline.

                  Keep the updates coming.



                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA



                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    Sorry Bams,no pix of my junk for Jbody to ridicule . Enough of the hater Bull**** already!

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                    • #11
                      Really sweet, Kevin. I often wondered what the tail lights would look like frenched in so that they didn't stick out like the 59-61 styles do. Seemed like an odd afterthought shaped lens the way those fenders curve the way they do. I wanted to use a BMW 2002 tail light-style lens that hugged the fender and wouldn't get cracked so easily. I like your plan. Wish my doors closed like yours. New rubber and strikers just haven't met at the same time..and I've tried to talk to them.

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                      • #12
                        Rich, no matter how many names he comes up with, just ignore him. Bob Shaw has his number.

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                        • #13
                          Yep... first Packebaker, then wally, then torker, now JBody. I'm sure Mr. Shaw will boot him again soon.

                          Don't pay attention to his ridicule. He'll never own a car, let alone one as cool as yours.

                          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

                          "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by bams50

                            Yep... first Packebaker, then wally, then torker, now JBody. I'm sure Mr. Shaw will boot him again soon.

                            Don't pay attention to his ridicule. He'll never own a car, let alone one as cool as yours.

                            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

                            "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by bams50

                              Yep... first Packebaker, then wally, then torker, now JBody. I'm sure Mr. Shaw will boot him again soon.

                              Don't pay attention to his ridicule. He'll never own a car, let alone one as cool as yours.

                              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

                              "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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