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  • Almost 500 miles on Frosty today

    Made the trip by myself today. Arose at 3AM. Out of the house and on the road by 3:45. Drove Frosty down to the swap meet/car corral in Moultrie in south Georgia. More than a half dozen Studebakers were there. Matthew will post some pix I am sure.
    Frosty behaved quite nicely today, no major problems. only a loose excitment wire on the alternator causing the amp needle to twitch for the first half of the trip.
    Got back home at 10:15PM. I am one whooped puppy.
    Goodnight!
    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk


  • #2
    I bet that was fun, and worth the trouble. 500 miles is a full days drive most any time.

    Pat
    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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    • #3
      I saw-
      2- custom 53's
      1-rough 52 convertible
      2-custom 50's
      2-55's side by side
      1-champ PU
      1- nice 63 gt hawk
      1-59 lark
      Probably missed some as well, it was a mad house!
      64 Champ long bed V8
      55/53 Studebaker President S/R
      53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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      • #4
        I put about 300 on the GT going the other way, but I had 2 grandaughters and Grandma with me. I hated to miss Moultrie, but we had a club meeting in Americus the same day. We are going to try not to let that happen again.



        PS. Also had a wire come off the Alternator. Stopped at the Piggly Wiggly on the way home and had to be jumped off.
        Last edited by rockinhawk; 11-20-2011, 06:25 AM.
        Neil Thornton

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        • #5
          For many years now...I have said that, "you know you've had a good time when your Studebaker arrives back in your own driveway...under it's own power!"

          Kinda like one of my horse riding days when the real joy was getting back to the barn...and I'm the one on top! (sorry to say that was not always the case)

          Thanks for sharing the story, it encourages the rest of us to attempt the same. If the weather is nice on Thanksgiving, I will drive one of mine to the family reunion.
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

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          • #6
            Sounds like a fun trip, Jerry. Glad Frosty had a trouble free trip. I missed another one. Maybe next year I'll get to make some of the meets around the southeast.

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            • #7
              Hey Jerry
              Have you posted any pictures of Frosty on the road?? Scenic backdrop stuff??
              Good Roads
              Brian
              Brian Woods
              woodysrods@shaw.ca
              1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Flashback View Post
                Sounds like a fun trip, Jerry. Glad Frosty had a trouble free trip. I missed another one. Maybe next year I'll get to make some of the meets around the southeast.
                Tex, I looked for you all day. As a matter of fact, I looked for you the last three weekends, Lineville, Perry, then Moultrie. Are you ever going to come out of hiding?
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by woodysrods View Post
                  Hey Jerry
                  Have you posted any pictures of Frosty on the road?? Scenic backdrop stuff??
                  Good Roads
                  Brian
                  No scenic backdrop stuff. This'll have to do today.
                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia

                  See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                  • #10
                    I think I'm going to have to install a set of 2" lowering blocks. I like the nose down attitude, but this is just a little too much.
                    Jerry Forrester
                    Forrester's Chrome
                    Douglasville, Georgia

                    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
                      I think I'm going to have to install a set of 2" lowering blocks. I like the nose down attitude, but this is just a little too much.
                      Well...you could always weld on an I beam DOT guard like tractor trailers use.

                      Actually, it is hard to keep one of these cars from looking good no matter how it is oriented. (However, yours is a bit high.)
                      John Clary
                      Greer, SC

                      SDC member since 1975

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jclary View Post
                        (However, yours is a bit high.)
                        Might have something to do with those 31" tall meats I have under the ass end.
                        Jerry Forrester
                        Forrester's Chrome
                        Douglasville, Georgia

                        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                        • #13
                          Jerry, you know that some of your north Georgia neighbors would say it is perfect...only thing missing is about 20 t0 25 gallon jars of moonshine in the trunk.
                          John Clary
                          Greer, SC

                          SDC member since 1975

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                          • #14
                            Jerry, I've always loved that rake - looks like a '60s custom, for sure! But yeah, the liftover into the trunk... maybe a bit tall

                            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              Hey Jerry , I haven't been able to make any of the Southeast shows since the S.E. zone meet. I have been busy on the house and woods cleanup. Just gittin caught up a little. I hope I will be back in circulation in the spring. I am goona get over and see you and Matthew, believe it or not. LOL

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