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  • Aaah! My eyes!

    Here's a guy listing a 6 from a '62 Lark for $900! [:0]

    http://tinyurl.com/y74yya

    He's got lots of other parts too. From what I can piece together from all of his listings, he's got a low-mileage car he says has spent most of its life in a basement [?] Many other parts have very high starting bids, too; witness the 40-year-old set of tires and wheels for only $500!

    But the picture (such as it is) is what grabbed me:



    I thought I was going blind!


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

  • #2
    It gets worse. He torched off a front suspension just aft of the A-arms and is trying to sell it complete.

    http://tinyurl.com/y5s2tn

    My question: who parts out a low-mileage survivor, especially in such a haphazard fashion? [xx(]


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      It gets worse. He torched off a front suspension just aft of the A-arms and is trying to sell it complete.

      http://tinyurl.com/y5s2tn

      My question: who parts out a low-mileage survivor, especially in such a haphazard fashion? [xx(]


      [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

      Clark in San Diego
      '63 F2/Lark Standard
      http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

      Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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      • #4
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        He's not parting it out, it states he's putting in a LS1. This car would be a Stude guys' dream, a low mileage Stude with all its original parts. And here this guy is cutting it up piece by piece.

        I might could understand if this car was a well used beater, but a sweet little untouched car with nice orignal tires! [?]

        If I can't say anything nice, I won't say anything more. But I will add that it's a good thing this fella doesn't live nearby me. [:0]
        It's things people do such as this that make me get a little upset.
        Yes, I understand that it's your car, do what you want with it; but you gotta draw a line somewhere.



        <g>



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        Matthew Burnette
        Hazlehurst, Georgia
        '59 Scotsman PU
        '63 Daytona HT



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        • #5
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          He's not parting it out, it states he's putting in a LS1. This car would be a Stude guys' dream, a low mileage Stude with all its original parts. And here this guy is cutting it up piece by piece.

          I might could understand if this car was a well used beater, but a sweet little untouched car with nice orignal tires! [?]

          If I can't say anything nice, I won't say anything more. But I will add that it's a good thing this fella doesn't live nearby me. [:0]
          It's things people do such as this that make me get a little upset.
          Yes, I understand that it's your car, do what you want with it; but you gotta draw a line somewhere.



          <g>



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          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, Georgia
          '59 Scotsman PU
          '63 Daytona HT



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

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          • #6
            "engine is out of a car with only 10, 337 miles it is complete, just as it was pull out of car. owner is replacing it with LS1 chevrolet."

            Thats who. Probably using an entire subframe from a GM car, so he cut
            this one off where he was adding the other. I guess the one GOOD part
            about this, the engine isnt going to the junkyard! Thats the next
            stop that R1 I got was going to make![B)]

            Wasnt someone looking for a 6 for a 63 Lark? CustomLark, or something?

            Tom

            '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires
            '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
            Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
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            • #7
              "engine is out of a car with only 10, 337 miles it is complete, just as it was pull out of car. owner is replacing it with LS1 chevrolet."

              Thats who. Probably using an entire subframe from a GM car, so he cut
              this one off where he was adding the other. I guess the one GOOD part
              about this, the engine isnt going to the junkyard! Thats the next
              stop that R1 I got was going to make![B)]

              Wasnt someone looking for a 6 for a 63 Lark? CustomLark, or something?

              Tom

              '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires
              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
              http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
              I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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              • #8
                It looks like he is doing the same thing to a 48 DeSoto. He has the DeSoto engine listed twice with the same photo. The DeSoto parts also look in very good condition.

                Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                • #9
                  It looks like he is doing the same thing to a 48 DeSoto. He has the DeSoto engine listed twice with the same photo. The DeSoto parts also look in very good condition.

                  Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                  • #10
                    The sad thing is that in most cases a modified car is worth more than an original one.

                    GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                    • #11
                      The sad thing is that in most cases a modified car is worth more than an original one.

                      GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                      • #12
                        Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but the seller usually asks for more when selling a modified car. I guess he's trying to recover some of his outlays.
                        /H

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                        • #13
                          Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but the seller usually asks for more when selling a modified car. I guess he's trying to recover some of his outlays.
                          /H

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by mbstude
                            I might could understand if this car was a well used beater,
                            Like it or not, guys that customize and modify cars start with the best possible car they can. Repairing rusted and bent metal costs as much if you are building a stocker or putting a Chevy motor in one. Hot Rodders DON'T seek out well used beaters as builders. If you think you are going to sell a rusted out hulk to a customizer, you're probably dreaming...in fact, it's been my experience that the hot rodder will generally out bid the (ahemmm) "frugal" Studebaker guy for the nice, clean original car.

                            The only way the purists are going to keep this from happening is to purchase everything they come across. If they don't, there is a good chance that somebody else is going to buy it and (heaven forbid! [:0]) enjoy it. If you don't own it, you really can't dictate what someone else does with it. Either buy them all, or develop a little tolerance that there are a whole bunch of ways that folks enjoy this old car hobby...getting "upset" isn't good for you .

                            Sure, there are customizers that end up ruining a car (just as clearly as if it had gone to the crusher)...but then there are restorers that do a terrible job, or worse yet, are "going to get to it someday" while it turns to iron oxide in their back yard. Those things are going to continue to happen unfortunately.

                            Not good to dwell on the negetive. It's a hobby...it's supposed to be fun. Enjoy it! [^].

                            (BTW, I built my Starliner from a 30,000 mile, rust free, original paint, LA built, always California car. The guy had owned it 12 years, had pulled the engine and trans out in the first year to hot rod it...didn't get any further. He had been trying to sell it for at least 2 years. I paid his price and took it home. Glad I did [8D])



                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA
                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by mbstude
                              I might could understand if this car was a well used beater,
                              Like it or not, guys that customize and modify cars start with the best possible car they can. Repairing rusted and bent metal costs as much if you are building a stocker or putting a Chevy motor in one. Hot Rodders DON'T seek out well used beaters as builders. If you think you are going to sell a rusted out hulk to a customizer, you're probably dreaming...in fact, it's been my experience that the hot rodder will generally out bid the (ahemmm) "frugal" Studebaker guy for the nice, clean original car.

                              The only way the purists are going to keep this from happening is to purchase everything they come across. If they don't, there is a good chance that somebody else is going to buy it and (heaven forbid! [:0]) enjoy it. If you don't own it, you really can't dictate what someone else does with it. Either buy them all, or develop a little tolerance that there are a whole bunch of ways that folks enjoy this old car hobby...getting "upset" isn't good for you .

                              Sure, there are customizers that end up ruining a car (just as clearly as if it had gone to the crusher)...but then there are restorers that do a terrible job, or worse yet, are "going to get to it someday" while it turns to iron oxide in their back yard. Those things are going to continue to happen unfortunately.

                              Not good to dwell on the negetive. It's a hobby...it's supposed to be fun. Enjoy it! [^].

                              (BTW, I built my Starliner from a 30,000 mile, rust free, original paint, LA built, always California car. The guy had owned it 12 years, had pulled the engine and trans out in the first year to hot rod it...didn't get any further. He had been trying to sell it for at least 2 years. I paid his price and took it home. Glad I did [8D])



                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA
                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA

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