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  • 51 Champion Restoration

    Hello, a little about how I got into this Studebaker business.

    I love old cars and am doing a frame off restoration of a 51 Studebaker Champion for a friend of mine, Bill Hurd. He is a member of the SDC and also a member of the local chapter here in the Rockford IL. area.

    Bill's 70 and not really into the Internet (tech stuff), so I do most of the research for him.

    Bill found an ad for the 1950 Champion Starlight coupe in the most recent "Turning Wheels" publication and may be interested in the car.

    He called the guy and then came down to ask me what I thought. Well as you can imagine, I told him I would have to see the car close up to determine it's value.

    As this car is in FL, that not possible, so we are wondering if someone on the forum, might know something about this car or be located close enough to go take a look at it for us.

    I told Bill that this is a lot to ask for, so am not really expecting much reaction, but nothing ventured, nothing lost.

    I am getting bit by the Studebaker bug and have found the people here on the fourm very helpful. My father and uncle had several Studes while I was growing up and I have many fond memories of them as they have both passed on since (both father, uncle and the Studes). Well you really never know about the Studes for sure.

    Regards,
    Jerry Johnson

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    Yes, everyone is very helpful.

    To facilitate your search, or your friends search for a Studebaker, I would strongly suggest you join SDC international and a local club.

    Then, from the national site, you can buy a SDC roster, with approx 12,000 names of SDC enthusiasts. I'm sure you will find someone closeby in Florida.

    Alternately, there may be a Florida entry in the Glovebox guide put out by Larry Swanson.

    Alternatively, Steve Allen in TW is a reputable Florida parts dealer, and I'm sure he will know of a local mechanic that can check it out.

    In any case, good luck on your quest.

    Paul R

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    • #3
      Yes, everyone is very helpful.

      To facilitate your search, or your friends search for a Studebaker, I would strongly suggest you join SDC international and a local club.

      Then, from the national site, you can buy a SDC roster, with approx 12,000 names of SDC enthusiasts. I'm sure you will find someone closeby in Florida.

      Alternately, there may be a Florida entry in the Glovebox guide put out by Larry Swanson.

      Alternatively, Steve Allen in TW is a reputable Florida parts dealer, and I'm sure he will know of a local mechanic that can check it out.

      In any case, good luck on your quest.

      Paul R

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      • #4
        What part of Florida? There's 6 or 7 (Maybe 8!) SDC chapters in Florida, one of which is perhaps THE newest chapter in SDC. [8D]

        ___________________________________________

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



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

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        • #5
          What part of Florida? There's 6 or 7 (Maybe 8!) SDC chapters in Florida, one of which is perhaps THE newest chapter in SDC. [8D]

          ___________________________________________

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



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

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