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  • Help a girl out?...'53 Commander

    I just aquired 3, yes 3, 1953 Commanders. 2 are decent, the hubby is making a race car. The other is mine and it has the "Continental Kit" on it, I've never seen a Studebaker with this, but it was done fairly decent. The fenders are under it and also in great shape, the whole car is actually a gem, it was an Okie but a friends neighbors had it since 96, plates still 96 okie tags....anyway, getting sidetracked, My question is:
    Can anyone email me and tell me more about this continental kit situation, i'm ready to chop it off and start fresh, but i also wanna sell it in a couple to upgrade to a hard top, should i keep it on? is it more valuable? is are these silly questions? I'm sure, but I would appreciate your input. Thanks
    Proud New Owner
    Kristen
    krobinsrogers@Netscape.com

    Head Paper Jockey
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  • #2
    Read this thread:

    http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...ntinental,kit,

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

    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      Read this thread:

      http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...ntinental,kit,

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

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        Kristin, congrats on the Commanders![8D] Not just one, but triplets? Neat.[8D] How's about some pics?

        As for me, it's not my cup of tea. The cars where the kit is done right look very nice. I prefer the extended fenders. The others look like someone hung the spare on a shelf out back. Kinda like the way they do on RVs. makes it look tacked on, or tacky, take your pick. It's ok for an RV to look a little dorky. It's not for such an elegant car as these.


        Lotsa Larks!
        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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        • #5
          Kristin, congrats on the Commanders![8D] Not just one, but triplets? Neat.[8D] How's about some pics?

          As for me, it's not my cup of tea. The cars where the kit is done right look very nice. I prefer the extended fenders. The others look like someone hung the spare on a shelf out back. Kinda like the way they do on RVs. makes it look tacked on, or tacky, take your pick. It's ok for an RV to look a little dorky. It's not for such an elegant car as these.


          Lotsa Larks!
          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


          • #6
            In my opinion the contintel kit really takes away from the beautiful body lines on the 53-54 CK.

            53commander HDTP
            53 Champion HDTP
            61 Cursed Purple Hawk
            64 Champ long bed V8
            64 Champ long bed V8
            55/53 Studebaker President S/R
            53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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            • #7
              In my opinion the contintel kit really takes away from the beautiful body lines on the 53-54 CK.

              53commander HDTP
              53 Champion HDTP
              61 Cursed Purple Hawk
              64 Champ long bed V8
              64 Champ long bed V8
              55/53 Studebaker President S/R
              53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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              • #8
                You know, I remember a friends T-Bird that had a Connie. They had wrapped the bumper around it instead of extending the bumper and adding the typical shelf. Looked worlds better than anything else I've ever seen.


                Lotsa Larks!
                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


                • #9
                  You know, I remember a friends T-Bird that had a Connie. They had wrapped the bumper around it instead of extending the bumper and adding the typical shelf. Looked worlds better than anything else I've ever seen.


                  Lotsa Larks!
                  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

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