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    The beautiful 4 speed '63 GT that I bought in British Columbia a week ago is now "up in the queue" since I decided to sell the '60 wagon. The car is essentially show ready except for a paint job, a little detailing, and a fix to a sticking caliper (this one's a "keeper"...I will NEVER find another GT this nice [8D]).

    The previous owner completed a body off restoration in 1980 including new paint (of course) in the original Champaign Gold. He was never happy with the paint job. I think I know why. It appears that the car is "as shot". The paint is dull and has a lot of orange peal. It looks like it was never color sanded and buffed after it was painted. The PO was in a hurry in 1980 to finish the car for the SDC National Meet. He may have rushed the painter a little too much.

    The paint is a single stage...most likely a catalyzed enamel (or whatever they were using in 1980). I started sanding on it and buffing...this time with Meguiars #2 Professional Fine-Cut Cleaner.

    Here's a before and after pic of the hood...



    Here's the completed deck lid...



    The bad news is that the car will most likely still need a repaint. There is some "garage rash" (chips and scrapes) on the sides of the car from being stored too long in too small a garage. I doubt if they can be touched up well enough to insure the paint is as nice as the rest of the car. We'll see.




    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  • #2
    Man, you gotta GEM there, Dick.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    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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    • #3
      Man, you gotta GEM there, Dick.

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe

      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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      • #4
        Looks like a nice car Dick. Can you post more photos? Was this car on Ebay?

        Todd


        63 Lark 2dr Sedan
        64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

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        • #5
          Looks like a nice car Dick. Can you post more photos? Was this car on Ebay?

          Todd


          63 Lark 2dr Sedan
          64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by tstclr

            Looks like a nice car Dick. Can you post more photos? Was this car on Ebay?
            I'll post some more photos as I get this one cleaned up, the brakes working, and get it out in the sunshine. It wasn't on eBay. I SELL on eBay, not BUY . It was a word of mouth deal. I couldn't believe it was still for sale when I went to see it. Bought it on the spot for the sellers asking price.

            I've posted these pics before, but here they are again. This was the afternoon I got it home (last Thursday)...










            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA
            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by tstclr

              Looks like a nice car Dick. Can you post more photos? Was this car on Ebay?
              I'll post some more photos as I get this one cleaned up, the brakes working, and get it out in the sunshine. It wasn't on eBay. I SELL on eBay, not BUY . It was a word of mouth deal. I couldn't believe it was still for sale when I went to see it. Bought it on the spot for the sellers asking price.

              I've posted these pics before, but here they are again. This was the afternoon I got it home (last Thursday)...










              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA
              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                You are a miracle worker when it comes to bringing back paint. Thanks for the tech tips and input. The Hawk look like it has a ton of potential. Take care

                58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
                58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
                58 Packard Hardtop
                58 Packard Sedan
                57 Packard Wagon
                62 Daytona
                63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

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                • #9
                  You are a miracle worker when it comes to bringing back paint. Thanks for the tech tips and input. The Hawk look like it has a ton of potential. Take care

                  58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
                  58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
                  58 Packard Hardtop
                  58 Packard Sedan
                  57 Packard Wagon
                  62 Daytona
                  63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

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                  • #10
                    Get rid of that square plate on the rear body mount in the trunk, it's driving me nuts. <g>


                    JDP
                    Arnold Md.
                    Studebaker On The Net
                    http://stude.com
                    My Ebay Items
                    http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

                    64 GT hawk
                    64 Commander 2 dr.
                    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
                    63 Avanti R1
                    63 Daytona convert
                    63 Lark 2 door
                    63 Lark 2 door #2
                    62 Lark 2 door
                    60 Hawk
                    59 3E truck
                    52 Starliner
                    51 Commander

                    JDP Maryland

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                    • #11
                      Get rid of that square plate on the rear body mount in the trunk, it's driving me nuts. <g>


                      JDP
                      Arnold Md.
                      Studebaker On The Net
                      http://stude.com
                      My Ebay Items
                      http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

                      64 GT hawk
                      64 Commander 2 dr.
                      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
                      63 Avanti R1
                      63 Daytona convert
                      63 Lark 2 door
                      63 Lark 2 door #2
                      62 Lark 2 door
                      60 Hawk
                      59 3E truck
                      52 Starliner
                      51 Commander

                      JDP Maryland

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by JDP

                        Get rid of that square plate on the rear body mount in the trunk, it's driving me nuts. <g>
                        I'd loose points for that for sure .

                        (note the grade 8 bolt, however...extra points for that? [)])




                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA
                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by JDP

                          Get rid of that square plate on the rear body mount in the trunk, it's driving me nuts. <g>
                          I'd loose points for that for sure .

                          (note the grade 8 bolt, however...extra points for that? [)])




                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA
                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            I'll let you slide on that plate if you promise to paint the area behind the center grill mesh flat black. ( Yet another pet peeve)


                            JDP
                            Arnold Md.
                            Studebaker On The Net
                            http://stude.com
                            My Ebay Items
                            http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

                            64 GT hawk
                            64 Commander 2 dr.
                            63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
                            63 Avanti R1
                            63 Daytona convert
                            63 Lark 2 door
                            63 Lark 2 door #2
                            62 Lark 2 door
                            60 Hawk
                            59 3E truck
                            52 Starliner
                            51 Commander

                            JDP Maryland

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                            • #15
                              I'll let you slide on that plate if you promise to paint the area behind the center grill mesh flat black. ( Yet another pet peeve)


                              JDP
                              Arnold Md.
                              Studebaker On The Net
                              http://stude.com
                              My Ebay Items
                              http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

                              64 GT hawk
                              64 Commander 2 dr.
                              63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
                              63 Avanti R1
                              63 Daytona convert
                              63 Lark 2 door
                              63 Lark 2 door #2
                              62 Lark 2 door
                              60 Hawk
                              59 3E truck
                              52 Starliner
                              51 Commander

                              JDP Maryland

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