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    Today was a work say on the Studebaker dump truck. The paint got water sanded ands is beautiful. The new tires got
    on too. The black wheels really make it look a lot better.
    For me, I have a TV special about me and my Daytona to air in a
    few months. Today was a "before" portion, in a few months he'll come
    back to get the "after" part. He interviewed me and my mom, who drove
    the car before me, and my grandad. For the presentation, Papa Neil (as I call him) taught me how to rebuild a carburator to show our
    relationship with cars. We even got some of the cars out to display
    them. The 57 SH, the 51 Champ Starlight, the 52 sedan, and of course one of our customers 60 Larkvertible.
    Later, I buffed some paint on my Daytona, and I think it's gonna be ok. I'll post some pics on Webshots tomorrow probably.
    One guy bough the roof rack from one of oiur 64 wagons. Pat Skelly
    walked away with a set of fairly decent tri-star 53 wheel covers for
    the Studillac too. And he REALLY wants that nice GH super charger,
    don't ya Pat!?







    Matthew Burnette; the world's most
    dedicated 15 year old Stude nut!
    [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
    1963 Daytona HT
    lots more Studes
    and a few parts cars
    http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

  • #2
    Hey MB, When you get my age ,any day you can wake up is a good studebaker day . lol

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    • #3
      Yeah, I've heard that before. But other than me being on TV, it was good to see our cars taken out and driven a little. The 51 Champ and the 57 Hawk both went on at least 1 trip into town. Ole Bullet (the 51) hasn't been even cranked in who knows how long! Now it just needs a good wash and wax. My uncle is kinda busy though, his 52 Champ sedan is having overheating problems, and he is trying to decide what to do with his 79 Dodge Lil' Red Express...
      (yes, we even have one of them

      Matthew Burnette; the world's most
      dedicated 15 year old Stude nut!
      [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
      1963 Daytona HT
      lots more Studes
      and a few parts cars
      http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

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      • #4
        It is good to know that there are people born after Studebaker ceased automobile production who do appreciate them. Those of us past a certain age would like to see these wonderful pieces of automotive histroy preserved for future generations to enjoy and know we will not be around to do so indefinitely.

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        • #5
          mb trade the dodge for another studebaker

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          • #6
            That sounds like a plan for Lil' Red. It's just sitting behind the shop, fading away... It needs paint, a new grille, (good luck, it's a 79), and a new windshield. But, his wife doesn't want him to sell it, that truck it responsible for them meeting each other. But then she saw his 51 Champ and nearly forgot about the Dodge. [^] Maybe one day, the Dodge will get what it deserves; to be redone! But then again, we DO really need to expand our collecion, we have close to 20 that will run and drive. [:0] We still have to go get a Lark too.

            Matthew Burnette; the world's most
            dedicated 15 year old Stude nut!
            [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
            1963 Daytona HT
            lots more Studes
            and a few parts cars
            http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

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            • #7
              Any day is a good Studebaker day! Like when we roasted a 396 SS Nova in our Avanti or when my great uncle pulled his 8,000 lb boat with his Hawk or just when all the other cars break down and we end up taking the Studebaker. It makes me sad to see Studes just sitting and rotting. I understand if your a stude nut like me and you got too many projects. But me and Matt are some of the few yougsters who really appreciate the Studes.
              Jake

              -Home of John Studebaker-

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              • #8
                Very nicely put Jake. My grandad once blew the doors off a new Trans Am (early 80's) in his 57 Silver Hawk once. And then there was that time when we raced the 81 Avanti against the new (2000 model) Fo*d. The Avanti won, of course. And yes, we have a lot of projects, maybe one day...

                Matthew Burnette; the world's most
                dedicated 15 year old Stude nut!
                [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
                1963 Daytona HT
                lots more Studes
                and a few parts cars
                http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

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