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    A couple of years ago I posted a picture of a 53 I found in the woods near Cortland. Since then I've brought home a 53 Hardtop and a 55 Coupe that I've been burning up hours on but they are short of parts. Today I brought the rusty thing from the woods home. It looks like I might be able to use the rear quarter window hardware, headliner bows, drip rail trim, a window frame, front grill pieces, the steering box and steering column and a rear end.
    What a treasure!
    Bill



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  • #2
    Some bondo and pop rivets, and you'll be good to go.

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA

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    • #3
      I am always suprised at how my car has survived 50 years from being driven, raced, in a junkyard, and in a barn for 15 years. It has very little rust (except in the front floor and fenders).

      Alex Nelsen
      1954 Champion Coupe
      Lizella, GA
      Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
      Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
      Lizella, GA

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      • #4
        That'll buff right out...

        Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
        In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
        If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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        • #5
          How in the world did you get it on the trailer?
          A spoon?



          Gary Sanders
          Nixa, MO
          President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
          Gary Sanders
          Nixa, MO

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          • #6
            Looks like even the GLASS has rusted away [:0]

            (those grill surrounds DO look quite good, however)

            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              It was dragged a hew hundred yards out of the woods with a dozer that did not care if the front wheels were locked up. The drive shaft tunnel and the roof held it together. I has no engine so it was lifted straight up with a skid steer by what remained of the front cross member. The skid steer sort of pulled it all up on my trailer. About 5 miles out, my son and I stopped for a strap check and a Snapple and I called for a clean up on aisle 6 as the trailer bed was littered with broken glass and pieces that had shaken loose. It will get broken down right on the trailer. The next ride on its long journey back to being somebodys pride and joy will happen Tuesday AM.
              Bill


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              • #8
                My! Looks like someone forgot to put the door pillar shims back in!!


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

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                • #9
                  Gonna need a floor jack to close the doors![)]

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1963 Cruiser
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President two door

                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    If it was a lark I am sure Bams would be licking his chops and saying it can be saved.

                    Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

                    Castro Valley, CA

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                    • #11
                      At least it's not wasted - what can be used will be and the rest recycled. Keep a note of the serial number in case there is a registry and this one can be recorded as scrapped.

                      John Clements
                      Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                      Lockleys South Australia
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                      John Clements
                      Christchurch, New Zealand

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                      • #12
                        Even in death they're still classy lookin' cars..........

                        Analog man in a digital world.

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by clarkwd

                          A couple of years ago I posted a picture of a 53 I found in the woods near Cortland. Since then I've brought home a 53 Hardtop and a 55 Coupe that I've been burning up hours on but they are short of parts. Today I brought the rusty thing from the woods home. It looks like I might be able to use the rear quarter window hardware, headliner bows, drip rail trim, a window frame, front grill pieces, the steering box and steering column and a rear end.
                          What a treasure!
                          Bill
                          Bill,

                          Save those stainless door handles and the door handle scratch guards too!

                          Paul
                          Winston-Salem, NC
                          Visit The NEW Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com
                          Paul
                          Winston-Salem, NC
                          Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                          • #14
                            I got what I wanted and saved anything else that looked usable. All the pieces are loaded up ready for the ride to the yard tomorrow. There was a lot I'll be able to use on the hard top I'm working on.

                            The headliner thingies with the teeth that are held on with the goofy clips are too crusty to use. Is there a source for these?

                            One of the front seat frames was rusted through. It looks like the bottom frame is usable. Does anyone have the front seat back frames and seat springs, front and back for a hard top?
                            Bill




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                            • #15
                              Bill it looks like it rained and washed your rusty car away.

                              Matthew Burnette
                              Hazlehurst, GA

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