Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Another courtesy bath

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Another courtesy bath

    With the Cruiser nearing paint stage, I needed a bay to park it in while it waits a couple of days for it's trip to the paint booth. It seemed the easiest way to accomplish this was to extract the barn find coupe from it's berth for the time being. And after three years of hiding out under tools and parts, it was covered in filth. SO, I gave it a sponge bath and let it dry in the afternoon sun. Dang thing looks good no matter what![]



    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.

  • #2

    [:0]

    How'd you wedge that tractor in the trunk?

    [)]
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

    Comment


    • #3
      I think I'd put that one back together and drive it. A little patina looks pretty good on it. []

      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

      Comment


      • #4
        Uh, Bob; you'll pardon me for being a little nervous when noting the proximity of that huge oxy-acetylene cutting outfit![:0][}][:0] BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

        Comment


        • #5
          We call that "the heat wrench".
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by BobPalma

            Uh, Bob; you'll pardon me for being a little nervous when noting the proximity of that huge oxy-acetylene cutting outfit![:0][}][:0] BP


            Yeah, I was going say the coupe looked unnecessarily scared that it better run or else next to that!

            Comment


            • #7
              Not to worry, Bob. It's come down to these options - Do a Ute, or a ragtop. Or WAIT! How's about a droptop Ute???[:0][:0][:0][]

              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.

              Comment


              • #8
                Dick,

                I was headed in that direction (barn find patina), but it's either gonna get a flat blue finish OR go back with it's original Maui Blue. I took a ScotchBrite kitchen sponge/scrubber to it today. I'd never done that before - only soap and rag cleansings. Boy did that ScotchBrite side ditch that old oxidized paint! I even thought about "LarkShining" it, but there's a repaired spot back by the left taillight that would not look cool.

                My body guy, Armando, is working on the Cruiser tonight. Both he and his sons (helpers) had positive things to say about the coupe. The oldest boy commented: "It just LOOKS fast!"

                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.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Not much of a car if it doesn't have holes in the front to cool the brakes...Bob

                  Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

                  Castro Valley, CA

                  Candbstudebakers
                  Castro Valley,
                  California


                  Comment


                  • #10
                    True enough Bob, no fender cooling holes here. But now we see why they didn't really make the whole car from pot metal. Bigg's headlight rims have totally disolved away.


                    www.studebakerhardtop.com

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      C&B, I conceed that my coupe has less brake-ability than yours. As we all know, it was '54 that saw the debut of the improved brakes. Call me ol' fashioned, but I rather prefer the solidarity of this coupe's fenders.[^]

                      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.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        What a great find. Solid and straight as heck (well, from 2,500 miles away.) I hope you bring it back to life soon. [^]

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Nice potential in that car.[^] Speaking of a U.T.E. project; Perhaps it would be better to get hold of a Y-body President chassis, beef it up a bit (maybe a stationwagon chassis), and set this body (with a wee bit of an extension) on it.

                          The biggest mistake made with the Champ pickup was using the front of a four-door. Had they used the front half of a two-door instead there would have been a wee bit more room in the cab.


                          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Dave, I still marvel at finding this coupe. It wasn't some turnkey gem that needed only a battery and some brake fluid, but to me it was actually more fun than that sorta find would've been.
                            To find it with 10" inches of bat poo on the rear window and wheel wells slap FULL of mud and yet have wash up to look about like it does in the above photo - that was a thrill. The fact that it ran after I changed the rat-eaten plug wires was even more fun.

                            I wanna straighten it out and make it purdy (already have a new engine 'm all to go in it) before my time's up! That'll take some financial finaglin', to get her cosmetics taken care of.[:X] And she's not the only one waitin' fer some lovin'![:0][B)]

                            The Cruiser's ready for the paint booth as of tonight. My $425 dollar auction gem has right at 10 times that amount invested in her. I figure she'll be a five-grander when all's said and done.
                            I dropped $500 for paint today - $600 for all new exterior mouldings, and I've got probably $800 in interior stuff so far. Good thing I've wanted it for a driver all along.

                            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.

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X