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    I had a right good visit with Tony Moisley and his brother Nick this past Sunday. I'd have posted on it sooner if I wasn't waiting on photos that still haven't come. See, my camera crapped out and we used Tony's and Nick's. Then again, perhaps our intrepid Aussie travelers didn't want me plastering their pictures all over this forum. Ah, well. Tony's probably still getting situated back home yet.

    They showed up at our bridge (across Grass Valley Creek) towing a '58 Packard Hawk. Beautiful car, that. Seems the 'Boys had picked up a used U-Haul truck and just stuffed it full of parts. Tony wanted to stuff in my roomate's BSA motorcycle, and would have, had I known what George wants for it.

    Anyway, Tony and (mainly) Nick sliced and diced the '63 parts wagon to get all five doors off it. Nick shared a few tips on handling a torch. Don't like the things, but his tips may help quite a lot. They also showed me how easy it is to get the trim off these cars without buggering it up. It was surprisingly easy. Tony left me with a list of items he still wants off the car and things to look out for.

    Torching off the parts from the wagon had me pretty nervous. It's fire season up here and dry as a bone. I don't want a repeat of last year.

    Anyway, it was fun having some Stude fellows over here and just shooting the breeze, as they say. Tony and Nick discussed taking their poles down and trying their luck down at the creek. Sadly they never got to it. I told them about a little '60 hardtop in Cottomwood and they wanted to get down there to pick that up too. So, there's yet another great Studebaker deal that's going down under.
    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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    BSA, I had some of those. If this wasnt a family forum I would tell you what those initials stand for. How about some pics of it? Steve
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    • #3
      Originally posted by wolfie View Post
      BSA, I had some of those. If this wasnt a family forum I would tell you what those initials stand for.
      I don't think Birmingham Small Arms is 'adult material'!!

      Craig

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      • #4
        For those who are curious about the BSA, here's a few shots:


        Edit:
        Well... those didn't come out as well as I had hoped. On one side, the case says BSA and on the other it says Super.


        Just to keep this kosher with the forum rules, here's a few of the poor donor Daytona:



        LOL... Sliced and diced, poor thing.



        Yep, the remaining Daytona Wagonaire will become a ten door model.
        Last edited by studeclunker; 07-09-2010, 01:21 AM. Reason: poor quality photos
        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
          They showed up at my place about 4:00 PM on Monday and needed to be at the airport at about 7:00AM the next day so no time for them to do much with every thing they had with them so we had a bar-b-q and a couple of beers and put them to sleep, picked them up at 6:30AM the next day for the trip to San Francisco airport, traffic was lite and we made good time dropped them off and said our good buys about 10 miles down the road I get this call and they are telling me they are 12 hour early for their plane so I go back and get them , so now they have all day to work on getting things ready for shipping, left the Packard hawk at my shop and it will go over tomorrow, today we took over Tony s 2 "C" cab truck loaded with parts, I still have the old u-haul truck at the shop to try and do something with, hope they had a good flight back 14-19 hours..
          Candbstudebakers
          Castro Valley,
          California


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          • #6
            Well Bob, if you can't think of what to do with that old U-Haul truck, just drop it off here. I'm sure there are a few things I could do with it.
            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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            • #7
              After they unloaded every thing that they got after driving 9000 miles I told them they did not need to even leave Hayward California as I have every thing they had in the truck and more but it was to late they have been buying these items for the past 4 years and was time to collect every thing, every thing they ship out goes from a warehouse about 6 blocks from my shop, the Packard hawk goes over today along with a nice rust free GT trunk tub, sorry Ron the truck will either be sold, stored, for their next trip along with the tow dolly they had, but to keep it around I will need to get it put in my name and get a California title since they only have a temp title from AZ, so every thing one does cost money,...Bob
              Candbstudebakers
              Castro Valley,
              California


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              • #8
                Hey Studeclunker acouple of weeks ago the Karel Staple Chapter was up your way. I know you made it to the parking lot at the Sun Dial Bridge and spoke with Steve V with the hot rod m truck . Did you look for the rest of us I know we were spread out all over the park but it would have been nice to meet you.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 55coupe View Post
                  Hey Studeclunker acouple of weeks ago the Karel Staple Chapter was up your way. I know you made it to the parking lot at the Sun Dial Bridge and spoke with Steve V with the hot rod m truck . Did you look for the rest of us I know we were spread out all over the park but it would have been nice to meet you.
                  I made it into the cafe' by the Museum, at the foot of the bridge. Were you sitting at the table by the door? I spoke to Pat, Dick, and a few other people. As to wandering around anywhere in the Redding heat, sorry. I don't hang around there. Heat does bad things to me. In fact, it's supposed to be well over a hundred this Sunday and I just might pass on Church, which is saying a lot for me.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Yes we were by the door and I understand about heat anything above 96/97 and I'm nogood all these years in the valley have taken there toll. Maybe next time.

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