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  • Cleaned up the '60 Wagon

    Here's some before and after pictures of the '60 wagon I dragged home from California a couple of weeks ago (V8, 3 speed, TT, OD, hill holder)...









    The difference is color sanding with 1200 grit, power buff with rubbing compound on a foam pad, and wax. No paint touch up done. It is ORIGINAL PAINT [:0]. Studebaker must have been using a pretty good paint in 1960.

    I also painted the wheels, and bought a couple of good used tires (two that came with it were fine). I had the wheel covers "in inventory" . I put on the rear bumper that the seller threw in with the deal.

    I've had similar luck with the mechanicals on this car. It hasn't run in 23 years. The motor wasn't stuck. I changed the oil, rebuilt the carb, installed new plugs, repaired a few mouse eaten wires, adjusted the valves, and it started right up and purred like a kitten. No smoke, no odd noises. The clutch wasn't even stuck. The brakes were, however , but all the cylinders and hill holder took kits no prob. The shoes and drums looked fine. Flushed the hard lines and put on new flex lines.

    This car shows 78,000 on the odometer and I'd guess that's correct. One dime sized rust out in the driver's floor next to the door. Nothing's been cobbed up on this car...completely original down to the (working) AM radio.

    I love it when a plan comes together [8D]


    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  • #2
    Looks great Dick! How's the interior?

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    Tom - Lakeland, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona



    Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
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    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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    • #3
      Looks great Dick! How's the interior?

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      Tom - Lakeland, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona



      Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
      Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
      LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com
      Tom - Bradenton, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
      1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Swifster

        Looks great Dick! How's the interior?
        Fried . The back seat is pretty good, but the front seat cover is toast. Too much sun. Door panels are tattered. Needs a JP interior kit for sure


        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA
        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Swifster

          Looks great Dick! How's the interior?
          Fried . The back seat is pretty good, but the front seat cover is toast. Too much sun. Door panels are tattered. Needs a JP interior kit for sure


          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA
          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #6
            Hard to believe it is the same car. That color green looks real good on those wagons.

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

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            • #7
              Hard to believe it is the same car. That color green looks real good on those wagons.

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

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by lstude
                That color green looks real good on those wagons.
                I agree. It was the same color shown in the showroom brochure.




                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA
                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by lstude
                  That color green looks real good on those wagons.
                  I agree. It was the same color shown in the showroom brochure.




                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA
                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    WOW!!! [8)] Look what some elbow work can get you! Way to go, Dick! That's a pretty nice power train setup for that car, too


                    [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"
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                    • #11
                      WOW!!! [8)] Look what some elbow work can get you! Way to go, Dick! That's a pretty nice power train setup for that car, too


                      [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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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

                        WOW!!! [8)] Look what some elbow work can get you!
                        And that's my biggest "investment". The car was super cheap...was probably going to be a parts car if I didn't buy it. I've got about $150 into used tires, battery, brake kits, etc. to get it to being a fairly good looking, running, driving Stude. Don't get me wrong, it still needs plenty of TLC. The interior is shabby. The left rear door has a dent in it, still some mechanical things to tweak, but I wouldn't be embarrassed cruising in it or taking it to a chapter meeting.

                        It's been a fun one (at least up until this point )




                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA
                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

                          WOW!!! [8)] Look what some elbow work can get you!
                          And that's my biggest "investment". The car was super cheap...was probably going to be a parts car if I didn't buy it. I've got about $150 into used tires, battery, brake kits, etc. to get it to being a fairly good looking, running, driving Stude. Don't get me wrong, it still needs plenty of TLC. The interior is shabby. The left rear door has a dent in it, still some mechanical things to tweak, but I wouldn't be embarrassed cruising in it or taking it to a chapter meeting.

                          It's been a fun one (at least up until this point )




                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA
                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            good looking car!!

                            Bob Sporner
                            Palm Springs, California

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                            • #15
                              good looking car!!

                              Bob Sporner
                              Palm Springs, California

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