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  • 63 Cruiser paint finished

    Wet sanding, buffing & polishing's finished. Now it's just the simple task ([}][V][B)]) of reassembling it all without scratching anything! [?]





    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
    Congratulations!
    As far as reassembly without scratching...that is a good reason to save all those old bedspreads, comforters, and beach towels. Keep the pics coming. We are enjoying your progress.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      Sure looks nice, Bob!

      What are are your plans for taking care of the dash?


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

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      • #4
        BTW, you may remember I said I was going to modify the BU lites to serve as turn signal lites as well. Here's a fixture modified to accept a second bulb socket. The inboard socket will be the back-up lite - will have a clear bulb and the lens will have a partition to isolate the glow of that bulb, although that might prove to be not necessary.

        The outboard socket will carry an amber bulb for the turn signal function. This way, both brake filaments will respond to the brake lite switch whether the turn signal lever is displaced or not - since the brake lite circuit will be independent of the TS switch henceforth. The turn signal switch will handle strictly turn signals from now on, and I'll have amber signals fore and aft.



        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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        • #5
          John, Clark, thanks. It's something I've dealt with a number of times. I think I can handle it.

          Clark, I ordered the 63 Dash cap about 3 days ago.

          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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          • #6
            Very nice! I can't wait until the '62 I am doing looks like that.

            Dylan Wills

            '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
            Dylan Wills
            Everett, Wa.


            1961 Lark 4 door wagon
            1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
            1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
            1914 Ford Model T

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            • #7
              Bob; those Turn Signals are going to look just Peachy, or is it Almondy where you live? [^] Nice job!

              You did check the Bulb to Lens clearance, right Clarence? [B)] I just noticed that the new single contact Turn Sig. sockets look closer to the lens than the Tail light sockets.

              On my stock '58 President, the Lenses get melted when lit too long, because of the chromed steel star ornaments on the lens and the bulb closeness, so I will have to use LED's to prevent that.

              Maybe you could get away with using the smaller License Light Bulbs instead of the larger back-Up Light Bulbs.



              StudeRich
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                That's a pretty cool b/u lite mod, Bob!


                [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                Clark in San Diego
                '63 F2/Lark Standard
                http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                www.studebakersandiego.com

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

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                • #9
                  I love the blue color! And on a '63 it is even better. Wow. Keep the pictures coming.



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                  • #10
                    Biggs, that is going to be a babe magnet although you might not be. Love the color. What color are the innards going to be. jimmijim
                    sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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                    • #11
                      Appreciate all the positive comments. Again, it's Blue Mist metallic - a 63 color. The interior is made up of NOS trim in blue.

                      As to the lights, bulb clearance was a consideration from the get-go. I can use an interior light bulb in the added socket, but the stock B/U lite bulb does clear the lens by about 3/16ths of an inch. Given it's likely that the BU lites would ever be on for more than a minute, I'm not too concerned about lens meltdown.
                      BTW, I'm using the "dummy" BU lite bodies that Stude used if you opted out on BU lites. The dummy units were the same as the working units except they don't have any socket fitted whatsoever! So I have to drill two holes to use these. One hole for each socket. The reason I'm using these dummy fixtures is that until recently, SASCO had them (both left and right) for real cheap - but with nice chrome! All they have left is lefts now.
                      OH! I have to drill another hole in the body back panel for the socket back to stick into the trunk area as well.

                      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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                      • #12
                        Very slick and sleek, looking goood.

                        ChopStu

                        61 Lark

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                        • #13
                          Nice plan with the tail lights, Biggs. Bet you wish that hole had been drilled prior to the Blue Mist paint. At least it's fresh so a small drill with some masking tape shouldn't chip it too badly. I had that scare with my reel antenna hole drilling. I approached from below first to be accurate on top, but you have fresh paint on both sides. I still don't know why I didn't do it before I had it painted as I already had the NOS antenna. You've only been through this a gazillion times. Can't wait to see the finished product. What a difference from your first picture posts. [^][^][^]

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                          • #14
                            I saw this car last week before the cut and buff and I couldn't believe it could look any better than it did then...but it does! []

                            I like seeing this quality work put into a 4 door. Way to go, Bob. [^]

                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA

                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA

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                            • #15
                              This car is really turning out to be a real sweetheart![:X] Ah jus LOOOOVE tha-yet blue pay-ent![][)] Seriously, that is a beautiful job and colour. Actually, a far superior job to what she originally rolled off the line with. I.O.W: She's never looked this good![^] Thanks for keeping all of us appraised of the progress. It's kinda nice vicariously sharing the project with you.


                              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?

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