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  • candbstudebakers
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    Who ever fixed up my message thank you, was it you Bob Palma? if so thanks next month when Dick is down we will be getting together and I can learn more, thanks again....Bob Peterson

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd
    It ain't supposed to make sense. It just what we do.
    Quote of the week! [^]

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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  • KGlowacky
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    Just heard from the owner of the poor Lark. NO TITLE but a VIN # in the door jam.

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  • 8E45E
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    quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd

    2. Some people actually get enjoyment- and satisfaction- out of the challenge of taking a car from basket case to show car. If you had ever done it you'd see it is a great feeling. Some of us find it to be a great stress reliever. As proof I offer Ken Glowacky's comment above: "Condition is not a factor. In fact the above is the desirable condition, I like a challenge."
    About a year and a half ago, BP e-mailed me (and several others here) a link to Cuda-world. The online issue that month profiled a severely crushed '71 Cuda, a rare and desirable car that got fully restored. The link has since been deleted, and I didn't save any of the before and after images of it. Perhaps BP or someone else did, and can post them here. It shows if one was able to restore that poor Cuda, no Studebaker would be impossible to restore, including this Lark.

    Craig.

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  • bridgegaurd
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    quote:Originally posted by bams50
    I don't know how it isn't obvious, but here you go:


    2. Some people actually get enjoyment- and satisfaction- out of the challenge of taking a car from basket case to show car. If you had ever done it you'd see it is a great feeling. Some of us find it to be a great stress reliever. As proof I offer Ken Glowacky's comment above: "Condition is not a factor. In fact the above is the desirable condition, I like a challenge."

    [brown]Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


    [/quote]If we were in it for anything but the joy we get from it (and the addtiction we aquire along the way). There wouldn't be much two it. This ain't wall street this is knuckle butin, fool hardy fun. Car nuts doing what car nuts do, if i had the mony i've thrown at old cars, new cars, and race cars, i'd be sitting in a mansion by the bay watching girls wiggle by. Instead i'm in a garage dreaming about a girl on a creeper under a Golden Hawk. It ain't supposed to make sense. It just what we do. And foolish or not there are some great cars that come out of playing with our toys.

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  • 8E45E
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    quote:Originally posted by jnormanh

    quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

    That is entirely true Paul, my son Dave (StudeDave57) has over 280,000 miles on his '65 Cruiser 283 with only the second engine and it's been a great car, no question they were fine cars. As far as I know, Canada has never since, or EVER, had their OWN exclusive car!

    Bricklin?
    Although it was made in Canada, Safety Vehicle Corp. was a 100% U.S. owned company with its namesake as the CEO. And even if it was a Canadian company, the engine was still from AMC or Ford.

    Craig

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  • bams50
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    Excellent point, Buddy[^]

    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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  • buddymander
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    I havent seen an example of my reasoning to buy a car in such sad shape rather than one that was finished, but maybe I overlooked it. I bet many have had the same experience as me; where you buy a nice looking car, get it home , and then really give it the looking over, and find major flaws that were hidden by unscrupulous car flippers. That is such a huge disappointment, that one might resolve to, in the future, "Do it yourself to make sure it's right" from then on. I can SEE what a mess that lil ragtop is, so I'm confident that I'm getting what I'm paying for, but with some "restored" cars I might be spending a lot of dough only to end up tearing it apart to do it right.

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  • 8E45E
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    quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
    As far as I know, Canada has never since, or EVER, had their OWN exclusive car!
    The ONLY indigenous Canadian automobile manufacturer was Russell Motor Car which was made from 1905 to 1914. It built its own version of the Knight sleeve-valve engine, bodies, and most other chassis components. As you mentioned, anything else built in Canada was either a branch plant of a US firm, or an 'assembled' vehicle made from proprietary components.

    Craig

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  • BShaw
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    Keep the personal stuff out or I'll have to lock or delete this.



    BShaw, Webmaster


    webmaster@studebakerdriversclub.com
    Woodbury, Minnesota

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  • starliner62
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    I just thought Bob had the hiccups!

    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

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  • BobPalma
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    quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

    Sorry about the post just before this one, some how my computer went nuts and printed my message more than once, I am still learning how to use this thing besides on E-Bay..I don't want some one taking off on this as a subject to beat to death, thanks and again I am sorry this happened......Bob Peterson
    Bob: It's easy to remove the extra material.

    Click on the little "pencil & paper" icon above your post. Your post will reappear for you to edit or delete at will.

    Delete all the duplicate material and anything else you don't want to appear. Then click on the box below the text that says, "Post Changes."

    Presto; extra material will have been removed. BP

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  • candbstudebakers
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    Sorry about the post just before this one, some how my computer went nuts and printed my message more than once, I am still learning how to use this thing besides on E-Bay..I don't want some one taking off on this as a subject to beat to death, thanks and again I am sorry this happened......Bob Peterson

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  • candbstudebakers
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    This sure has been taken around the block a few times, with me living on the west coast but being from Minnesota growing up I know a little about both as far as rust and junk bodies, when I first posted about someone being nuts to want to do one with so much rust and all, it was just a statement and nothing personal, how many of use out there is Studebaker land has a patch on is or hers jacket that says "Studebaker Nut"???? I know I do and also one on my grandsons jacket,so enough said about the word nut. I was a little up set with the out come on the auction of the 62 Daytona but also know we are in hard times and hard times brings out the true Studebaker person still wanting to take on a project, I also know there are some Studebakers that should just not be scrapped, and any convert. is one of them. People that know me know I go out of my way to save and try to get parts in to the right hands of people needing them, also every one can have their own opinion on any subject with out it being personal. This forum is a good place to voice your opinion so lets keep it not personal and get in others face, thanks guys and gals..Bob Peterson from California.

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  • bams50
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    I wrote a long response, and when I hit "post" it disappeared... so I guess I'll just go back to the subject of the car itself, even if that makes me "illogical". My apologies to thse who just cannot understand the idea of preserving cars that havent been built for 40 plus years- that's your cross to bear[|)]

    I wrote the seller and told him he might want to add that everything this car would need is readily available, and at good prices. I also mentioned that his price was too high.

    If he lowers the starting price and nobody bids, I will!

    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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