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    After doing an outstanding prep and paint job on a current Avanti project, and listening to my Studebaker B/S for the last 9 months, the Studebaker bug is flying around the head of a young guy I know. He is looking for a 59-60 Lark Wagon to restore/restomod, rod, or whatever you like to call it. Just putting a call out to see what might be available, would like it to be within a days drive of south central Pa. I can't sell him the wife's 59, unless I want to find myself looking for a new address!
    Jim S.
    I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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    Jim, John Wherry (JWW) has my old one, and he's right in PA. Might be able to talk him out of it.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the tip Bob. Ready for mail count? I really don't like 2 week counts.
      Jim
      I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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      • #4
        Close but not early.http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/2477904757.html

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LarkTruck View Post
          Thanks for the tip Bob. Ready for mail count? I really don't like 2 week counts.
          Jim
          Bleah. With all that's happening I'm sure they'll be coming after us even harder than usual. I may lose a bit but my volume's never down as much as they hope, so sometimes it's a war. Also, just got a brand new OIC that's never done a count before... I think I can handle her but I'll probably have to do the paperwork since she's already stressing big time...

          Personally I'm glad to hear it's a 2-week. The less the better...
          Proud NON-CASO

          I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

          If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

          GOD BLESS AMERICA

          Ephesians 6:10-17
          Romans 15:13
          Deuteronomy 31:6
          Proverbs 28:1

          Illegitimi non carborundum

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          • #6
            You missed a good '60 2 dr wagon at the auction in IL last weekend. I stayed in TX & went to the Fredericksburg meet instead of going there.
            Barry'd in Studes

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
              Jim, John Wherry (JWW) has my old one, and he's right in PA. Might be able to talk him out of it.
              Hi Jim,

              I do indeed have "Molly." If you do a search on the Forum for Molly, you'll find her story from CA, to WA, to NY, to PA. I have more projects than I'll ever get done, so I would be willing to let Molly go across the state. I live west of Pittsburgh near the Airport.

              I bought Molly when Bob needed to sell her, and thought two things might happen. Either Bob would buy her back when he was in a position to have a "keeper" again, or that my brother might be interested in her. He was but has no extra garage space and he had just bought a new car.

              So Molly sits and waits. Her "Lark Shine" has faded, and I've really done nothing to improve her. Send me a PM through the Forum or email me directly--
              wherry at cobweb dot net and we'll talk.
              JWW

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              • #8
                John, email sent. Jim
                I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
                  Bleah. With all that's happening I'm sure they'll be coming after us even harder than usual. I may lose a bit but my volume's never down as much as they hope, so sometimes it's a war. Also, just got a brand new OIC that's never done a count before... I think I can handle her but I'll probably have to do the paperwork since she's already stressing big time...

                  Personally I'm glad to hear it's a 2-week. The less the better...
                  Bob,
                  Good luck with the new OIC, we are on our 3rd since the PM retired in Feb, and the current one is a former acting POOM, so .......
                  I'm afraid I'm gonna take another big hit, I've lost a coulpe of businesses, a school, and have over 20 vacant boxes that I don't see gettng filled anytime soon! Not looking foreward to becoming an H route.
                  I looked up Molly, she looks like a sweetie, almost as cute as Judy's 59.
                  Jim
                  I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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                  • #10
                    Man, am I glad I took the early out two+ years ago! No more mail counts, hassles over 1571s and 3996s! And I can sleep late, too!
                    Chip
                    '63 Cruiser
                    '57 Packard wagon
                    '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                    '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by raoul5788 View Post
                      Man, am I glad I took the early out two+ years ago! No more mail counts, hassles over 1571s and 3996s! And I can sleep late, too!
                      You lucky dog!!!!!!!!!
                      JS
                      I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LarkTruck View Post
                        Bob,
                        Good luck with the new OIC, we are on our 3rd since the PM retired in Feb, and the current one is a former acting POOM, so .......
                        I'm afraid I'm gonna take another big hit, I've lost a coulpe of businesses, a school, and have over 20 vacant boxes that I don't see gettng filled anytime soon! Not looking foreward to becoming an H route.
                        I looked up Molly, she looks like a sweetie, almost as cute as Judy's 59.
                        Jim
                        I had a lot of fun with that ol' car. Put a fair number of miles on it. Has a rebuilt trans. done by Gord Richmond and others at the '07 IM in SB. Drove it all over that week, including the Provng Grounds. To date it's the only car we named that stuck

                        I only sold it because things went sour. In fact, I sold over 30 cars I had, but that silly thing is one that I miss the most. JWW stepped in when it was really needed. I don't foresee ever being able to own it again, but it would be fun to see someone get it back on the road.

                        Side postal talk: I know I'm going to take a hit, but the key will be if they tweak the Box Factor again. Last time that alone cost me $4K.
                        Proud NON-CASO

                        I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

                        If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

                        GOD BLESS AMERICA

                        Ephesians 6:10-17
                        Romans 15:13
                        Deuteronomy 31:6
                        Proverbs 28:1

                        Illegitimi non carborundum

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
                          Has a rebuilt trans. done by Gord Richmond and others at the '07 IM in SB. Drove it all over that week, including the Provng Grounds.
                          According to the nice story you wrote for TW (October 2007, pages 18 and 19) and the old thread around here somewhere~ those 'others' would be none other then my Dad (StudeRich) Gahlbeck, my friend 'Doc' Garbareno, Tom Bredehoft, and Phil Hendrickson.

                          A good time was had by all because (as I recall) we kept Bob away from the tools...
                          Last edited by StudeDave57; 08-07-2011, 01:34 PM. Reason: &$%#@ typos!!!!
                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
                            According to the nice story you wrote for TW (October 2007, pages 18 and 19) and the old thread around here somewhere~ those 'others' would be none other then my Dad (StudeRich) Gahlbeck, my friend 'Doc' Garbareno, Tom Bredehoft, and Phil Hendrickson.

                            A good time was had by all because (as I recall) we kept Bob away from the tools...
                            All true, I cut corners typing on the phone, sorry for the omission; all appreciated. That story's been told here a number of times already.
                            Proud NON-CASO

                            I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

                            If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

                            GOD BLESS AMERICA

                            Ephesians 6:10-17
                            Romans 15:13
                            Deuteronomy 31:6
                            Proverbs 28:1

                            Illegitimi non carborundum

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
                              All true, I cut corners typing on the phone, sorry for the omission; all appreciated. That story's been told here a number of times already.
                              No worries Bob. I bring it up because it was such a great story. Not everyone has heard/read it. And if that car changes hands yet again- it's story- and the role this Forum played should stay with the car. Think about it- no less then FOUR SDC Fourm members have owned it now!!! Twice that many had a hand in keeping it on the road in some way or another.

                              That's something special!!!

                              This Forum has been a lifesaver for many folks over the years, and Molly is one very well documented example. There are no hard feelings at this end- I'm sure that if the same situation came up again- it would happen the same way it did then. We're all in this StudeHobby together.
                              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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