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  • Shots from the album #3

    I have told the story before of going to look at a $700.00 54 Studebaker 2 door and getting a surprise. Here are a few of the pictures we took.



    I was expecting a 2 door sedan when the doors opened. [:0]



    Car had sat for years and needed a tire change.



    Checking out the tow bar a few blocks from the house.



    Washing off years of dirt and cat tracks after getting home.

    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  • #2
    Nice car and a very cool tow vehicle too!

    Dean.

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    • #3
      That was my 62 Scout. Traded it off while we were in South Dakota a few years later. Not the best tow vehicle, but it worked. I warped the flywheel dragging a balky 62 sedan up a hill a few months later. [:I]

      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        What a great find. Some folks have all the luck

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        • #5
          Cool story and pitures. Thanks for posting.



          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
            Unfortunately, I was not able to build the 54 like I had hoped. I finally sold it to a member in Louisiana.

            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #7
              Wow! I've never seen a IH Scout without rust holes!


              Lark ala mode
              In the middle of Minnesota
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              In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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              • #8
                That one had been owned by my brother-in-law who was a fanatic for maintaining his vehicles. I added the fatter radial tires in place of the 16" 6 ply mud&snows he had on it. Of course, at the time the pictures were taken it was only about 18 years old.

                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
                sigpic

                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • #9
                  Scouts had a very short lifespan in Minnesota. The mechanics of the machines were excellent, but I think the bodies were rusting when new at the dealerships. I don't know if it was a design issue or really bad paint preperation. Aftermarket fiberglass body tubs are available for Scout II's, but I havent found any for the original Scouts. Too bad, they are a neat vehicle...in fact, I just plowed my driveway with a 1970 Scout rustbucket this afternoon!


                  Lark ala mode
                  In the middle of Minnesota
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                  In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                  • #10
                    Love them both! BTW, I wasn't aware the steel scouts are getting scarce, I know of a pretty good one, but not for sale. A friend of mine owns it.

                    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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