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  • "Sat on its drivers side for a very long time"

    Umm... yikes!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1950-...spagenameZWDVW

    At least it has "very nice floor pans."[)]



    1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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  • #2
    A good for-parts car, but not $875 worth of parts.

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    • #3
      Now, I don't know about that. Good bulletnose doghouses (front sheet metal assy) are commanding $600 to $900 here in California. And that's without the chrome bullet which is worth another $150 or so by itself.[: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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      • #4
        Having grown up in Pennsylvania, that car looks eminently restorable to me.

        nate

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        62 Daytona hardtop
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        • #5
          I was mostly taken aback that it sat on its side like that.

          A) How did it get that way, and

          B) What sort of damage could have been done by getting it upright again?


          1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
          www.bulletshots.net
          www.bulletshots.net/blog

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Eman

            I was mostly taken aback that it sat on its side like that.

            A) How did it get that way, and

            It was common to tip parts cars up on their side to remove things like transmissions and/or rear axle assemblies. In this car's case, it looks like it was done to remove the rear axle assembly.

            Gary L.
            1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
            1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              Seriously? Wasn't that a little dangerous? [xx(]



              1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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              www.bulletshots.net/blog

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              • #8
                Everything we do has an element of danger.[}] Certain risks just require more calculation and caution to deal with.[:I]

                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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                • #9
                  Kinda like letting me do engine work. I'd say that's pretty dangerous!

                  quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                  Everything we do has an element of danger.[}] Certain risks just require more calculation and caution to deal with.[:I]

                  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
                  1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
                  www.bulletshots.net
                  www.bulletshots.net/blog

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Eman

                    Seriously? Wasn't that a little dangerous? [xx(]
                    This method has always worked much better for me [:0][V]





                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

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                    • #11
                      2 4x4's,and a block behind the rear wheel-he's just being overly-cautious.! And at least he's got the welder in a safe spot.

                      LaSalle,Il
                      61Hawk
                      60Lark
                      Oglesby,Il.

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                      • #12
                        Well. You cant call him a "shade -tree' mechanic, no tree.[:0][?]

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                        • #13
                          Let Me Guess: The Guy is Welding Up His Gas Tank?[:0][8]

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                          • #14
                            Notice how the seller did not show a picture of the driver's side. That's probably because if it sat that way long enough, there IS no driver's side anymore. Just a big hole where it used to be. [:0] This always amuses me on ebay ads. The seller will say a car is wrecked on one side and then not show pictures of that side. How can you make a decision about purchase without seeing it?

                            Regarding Studegary's comment about tipping parts cars over to work on them: Back about 1980 I happened to luck out and find a junkyard full of 40s and 50s cars and the owner, though no longer in business and semi-retired, let me in to look at them. Most were upright but every Studebaker he had was tipped up on its side. He explained that years ago some guy came around and wanted to buy all the overdrive transmissions he could find.

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