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  • #16
    Originally posted by Dwain G. View Post
    Radio delete on a President! That could have been one of my parents cars.
    Not a "delete". A radio was not standard equipment, even on a 1958 President. You did have a choice of three optional radios; manual, push button or Signal Seeking.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #17
      Originally posted by mbstude View Post
      That one was of the reasons I wanted the car, that and it's my favorite '58 color combo (Bluff Grey with Cliff Grey fins and roof). The first Stude I ever bought with my own money (at age 18) was a '58 Commander with original paint. I had a lot of fun with that car. Time for another one.
      Yes, we remember, but your photos of it has disappeared since then: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....6-my-new-stude

      And the fun you had discovering its hidden secrets: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....find-on-the-58

      Craig

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      • #18
        I've never had a Studebaker with factory paint on the floor...I assumed that they came from the factory rusty.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Milaca View Post
          I've never had a Studebaker with factory paint on the floor...I assumed that they came from the factory rusty.
          This reminds me of entering a barn in northern California in the 1990s. There were several 1957-1959 Studebaker pickups. I was amazed, being from New York, that the step area was not only solid, but still had factory paint.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #20
            Hey Matt ! Good to see you back. It's hard for non car people to understand the thrill of things such as this on a old vehicle. . Opening the glove box door and seeing a nice clean original glove box with owners manual Opening the hood and seeing nice neat engine compartment Opening a trunk and seeing spare, jack and lug wrench in place. Opening a door and seeing a data plate unpainted Or pulling up carpet and seeing nice factory paint If you think this is a hint to show us more pictures "IT IS"

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            • #21
              Hey, Tex!

              I’ll post more photos when the car gets here later this month, after the new Firestone wide whites are mounted.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by mbstude View Post
                Craig, the only options listed on the build sheet are a Climatizer and whitewall tires. That’s it.

                I have a Wonderbar radio and NOS clock for it just so the dash looks better. Also have an NOS dash pad but I’m not sure I want to go through the hassle of pulling the dash apart to install it.
                Doesn't it show Flightomatic on the Production Order? It looks like it does have Flightomatic, eh?

                'Looks like a really nice find; congrats. 'Looking forward to more photos. BP
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                • #23
                  About a dozen years ago I redid the interior on my ‘62 GT Hawk. It was from Bakersfield, CA and had been stored in a garage from 1974 - 1999 before I bought it in 2000. It was a nice 56,000 mile car but the interior was sun baked.

                  I bought another ‘62 GT from JDP (the Looks Like Hell Hawk) that had a brand new interior. The exterior was painted with POR 15 and it had a 259 mated to a 4 speed. I swapped all the interior parts on the California Hawk and installed new carpet. The floor on that car was still covered in black paint. I posted pictures at the time, maybe Craig can find them.

                  i decided to keep the original seats and drove to NoVa and bought some spare seats for the LLHH from Nate Nagel. Dropped them in the beater car and still got $250 more than I paid for it and got a new interior to boot!
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                    Doesn't it show Flightomatic on the Production Order? It looks like it does have Flightomatic, eh?/Cut/
                    Oh, it's probably just one of those Cars built for an employee, with a Free Auto Trans. and Box in the Trunk with: Rear View Mirrors, a Signal Seeking Push Button Radio, Antenna, a Clock, a Cigar Lighter, Rear Seat Speaker, Hood & Trunk Light Kits and Accessory Floor Mats, also "forgotten" to list!
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Guido View Post
                      The floor on that car was still covered in black paint.
                      https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....964-texas-hawk

                      Craig

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                      • #26
                        Thanks for finding it. I refused to pay off Photobucket and thus can’t access my pictures there.
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