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  • CAUTION: This is Sick!!

    OK, Here's the scenario:

    I have a beautiful 65 Lincoln Convertible- 35K miles, excellent condition; I love this car!!... pulled the engine to reseal, inspect, and detail... ready to go back in...

    I want to use it this holiday weekend; got out of work early, so the plan was to get it in and buttoned up underneath tonight...

    So what did I do? Instead of working on that, I found myself out in the Stude wagon with Glass Plus and a roll of paper towels cleaning the seats and dash just to see how well they'd clean up....[:I]

    Working on a Station Wagon that probably won't even see the road this summer, instead of the Convertible that would be perfect for the weekend...

    What's up with that? [:0]



    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)

  • #2
    It's not procrastination; it's priorities. Besides, the weekend's not here yet. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are Studebaker. Friday can be the Lincoln.[^]
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      Don't beat yourself up Bams. One is only naturally drawn to the sleek lines of the Studebaker!

      Studedude1961
      --1963 Cruiser

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      • #4
        Look at it this way....
        If JFK had been in a Studebaker wagon instead of a Lincoln Convertible, he wouldn't have been shot.

        And if Lincoln had a Lincoln instead of a Studebaker carriage he wouldn't have gone to Ford's Theater. Because:
        A: He would have been afraid of the "iron horseless carriage"
        or
        B: He'd be out cruising.

        You did the right thing.

        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State
        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State

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        • #5
          Bams,

          The problem is you offer refuge to misfit toys. The Lincoln is a nice car, but it doesn't quite classify as a misfit toy. This just shows your heart really belongs to misfit toys - the Studebaker. The good news is that there's no known cure!
          "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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          • #6
            Thanks all!

            The Linc is a doll; the Diva of the group... all the rest are refugees- saved from the crusher, demo, or just further deterioration

            I love so many different types of cars; I've had Corvettes, Camaros, T/As, Mustangs, Mopars, you name it... I still love them all... but I have a soft spot for the under-appreciated every-day workhorses... I figure there are plenty of folks to look after Vettes, etc. and preserve them; but history needs examples of the cars that were slogging through the snow to work every day while the 'Stang was sitting in the garage under a cover...

            Even still, my family never had Studes when I was a kid... I can tell you why I love and collect Lincolns, but no idea why I love Studes-or wagons-or especially Stude wagons... just know I do...

            Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)

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            • #7
              Bams50, VERY nicely put...

              Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
              South Georgia Chapter
              63 Daytona HT (project)
              51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
              52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

              MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
              http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
              And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
              And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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              • #8
                [quote]Originally posted by JBOYLE

                [blue]Look at it this way....
                If JFK had been in a Studebaker wagon instead of a Lincoln Convertible, he wouldn't have been shot.

                And if Lincoln had a Lincoln instead of a Studebaker carriage he wouldn't have gone to Ford's Theater. Because:
                A: He would have been afraid of the "iron horseless carriage"
                or
                B: He'd be out cruising.

                [quote]

                The Lincoln carriage is in the Studebaker Museum, but it is not a Studebaker.

                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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                • #9
                  All I can say is... Wagons happen!!!
                  There are four in my family, that I know of...


                  [8D]

                  StudeDave
                  V/P San Diego County SDC
                  San Diego, Ca


                  '54 Commander 4dr
                  '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
                  '57 Commander 2dr
                  '57 Champion 2dr
                  '58 Packard sedan
                  '65 Cruiser
                  StudeDave '57
                  US Navy (retired)

                  3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                  SDC Member since 1985

                  past President
                  Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                  San Diego Chapter SDC

                  past Vice President
                  San Diego Chapter SDC
                  North Florida Chapter SDC

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by studegary
                    The Lincoln carriage is in the Studebaker Museum, but it is not a Studebaker.

                    Gary L.
                    1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
                    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                    Sorry, just when I thought I was onto something too...
                    Why is it (the Lincoln carriage) at the Stude Museum?

                    63 Avanti R1 2788
                    1914 Stutz Bearcat
                    (George Barris replica)

                    Washington State
                    63 Avanti R1 2788
                    1914 Stutz Bearcat
                    (George Barris replica)

                    Washington State

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

                      quote:Originally posted by studegary
                      The Lincoln carriage is in the Studebaker Museum, but it is not a Studebaker.

                      Gary L.
                      1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
                      1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                      Sorry, just when I thought I was onto something too...
                      Why is it (the Lincoln carriage) at the Stude Museum?

                      63 Avanti R1 2788
                      1914 Stutz Bearcat
                      (George Barris replica)

                      Washington State
                      Because, years ago, the Studebaker Corporation bought some historical carriages. Studebaker Corporation donated their collection to the City of South Bend with the provision that the City properly care for and display the collection.

                      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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