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    What's glaringly wrong with the 1966 Cruiser???[}]

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS

  • #2
    quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

    What's glaringly wrong with the 1966 Cruiser???[}]

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS
    I don't know, but what ever it is, I'd overlook it if it was parked in my garage Nice car!

    -Dick-
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Would it be the side trim?

      Matthew Burnette; the world's most
      dedicated 15 year old Stude nut!
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      1963 Daytona HT
      lots more Studes
      and a few parts cars
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      • #4
        Not a damn thing

        Now it didn't leave the factory with a 350; and I think it probably had some trim on the trunk lid. But I don't really care...

        nate

        --
        55 Commander Starlight
        62 Daytona hardtop
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        • #5
          That isn't the correct front grill, is it ?

          Studebaker Fever
          60 Lark
          51 Champion
          Phil

          Studebaker Fever
          60 Lark
          56 Power Hawk
          Phil Hendrickson
          Arnold, Missouri

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          • #6
            Yes, Matt - it's that '65 beltline moulding. That aside, this is an early '66. According to the serial#, it's the 20th '66 V8 car. But the parts books don't show any trim carryover from 65 to 66.

            Miscreant at large.

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President 2-dr
            1955 President State
            1951 Champion Biz cpe
            1963 Daytona project FS
            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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            • #7
              It's the side trim. The previous belt line trim was removed in 1966 and the trim was moved way down on the side of the car. It looks wierd, actually, compared to 1964 and 1965.
              "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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              • #8
                I knew it. We have a 66 four door in the junk yard, but it's a Commander. We also have a 65 Daytona two door sports sedan. It has that trim. I thought there was a difference.

                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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                • #9
                  I wrote the seller and asked about the trim change. His reply?: "Looks better than the stark '66 trim."

                  Well, to each their own. For myself, I thought the change in brightwork for '66 was refreshing. If money and time were no object, I'd like to build a '66 convertible, using a 64 as a base and trimming it out like a '66.
                  It may have been done already. Seems like I recall seeing a photo of such someplace.
                  You'd need to scrounge up the '66 side mouldings from a 2dr car. That stuff's getting hard to find and there's little to none of it available thru any of our favorite vendors. The grille stuff is readily available, new. But it would probably take a donor car to provide side & rear trim as well as interior door panels to make it look legit.[8D]

                  Miscreant at large.

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President 2-dr
                  1955 President State
                  1951 Champion Biz cpe
                  1963 Daytona project FS
                  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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                  • #10
                    I've seen a 66 convertible in TW before. I would like to take a 56 two door and do the same. [8D]

                    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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                    • #11
                      OR a '57 OR a '58!!![:0][]

                      Miscreant at large.

                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe
                      1957 President 2-dr
                      1955 President State
                      1951 Champion Biz cpe
                      1963 Daytona project FS
                      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
                        Ok ok. I like the 57-58 just as much as the 56. We do have a 57 and a 58 sedan parts car. But not two doors. If they were, I would definitaly find a Larkvertible tub and start from there. Maybe one day...
                        BTW, the yellow Larkvertible went home the other day. Now we are working on a pepto bismal pink 62 Lark 4-door. It's a 6 with auto. It's even got pink and blck interior. It's quite am attention getter...

                        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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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                          I'd like to build a '66 convertible, using a 64 as a base and trimming it out like a '66.
                          It may have been done already. Seems like I recall seeing a photo of such someplace.
                          <h4>There was a 1967 Datona Convert at Spokane. The guy used a '64 as a base and trimmed it out like a '67 prototype. The federal high rear bumper actually looked good (IMHO).

                          -Dick- </h4>
                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            My 66 Cruiser has the original side trim, but a previous owner re-attached it to the body with screws instead of the correct clips. [V] Aside from the drilled holes, the trim looks reasonably good, probably in part because it is mounted rather low on the body to very effective against door dings. I had saved an earlier listing for the 66 now on EBay, thinking that switching to the 64-65 style molding might be an affordable work-around to either restoring or replacing my 66 versions.

                            I gather that stainless trim restoration is an expensive project if done right. Think that one Stude fellow who did this work (Trim Trader? / Lark Parker?) is no longer in the business. Based on the higher production volumes, was thinking it might be easier to find the older trim than the 66-only items.

                            I generally lean toward sticking with the OEM look, but since my car needs paint and body work anyway, it might not be a bad compromise to fill in the existing holes and attach the older style trim with trim cement to make it easier to go back to 66 style later on.

                            Any thoughts on the cost/likelihood of restoring my current trim , versus finding 66 or 64-65 style NOS?? Thanks, Chris

                            Chris Collins
                            63 Avanti R-2
                            66 Cruiser

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                            • #15
                              The 1966 looks good enough for "Snowy_Buffalo" to bid on it. One of these days that guy is going to win something!

                              Studedude1961
                              --1963 Cruiser

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