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  • I need a shrink !

    If you ask anyone that knows me the one thing just about every one would say is "You dont need another car!" I know this is true but when I saw this one, I couldn't resist. It's all my wife's fault. You see, she works at the auto club. A couple of weeks ago she came home all excited about an old Jeep postal van that a member had mentioned to her was for sale. She loved the idea of right hand drive being she likes things "English". She isnt but has been there 3 times totaling about 6 months.

    Then it happened. Yesterday I saw an ad for a Zip Van. This morning I said to her "remember how you wanted a RHD Postal Van? Well, I found just the ticket for "both" of us! (notice how I was priming her) Its an old mail truck thats not only right hand drive but it's a Studebaker! Do you want to go see it?" A smile broke out in her face & she said "sure!"

    This afternoon we both went & saw it. Of course its not a total creampuff, but it's all there. The fuel pump needs replacing (or rebuilding), plugs, wires, points & the usual tune up stuff & most likely a carb rebuild. But its all there! Even the "safety strap" if your driving with the door open to hold you inside in case of a hard left turn. The brakes need a total inspection & at the least rebuild the wheel cylinders & replace the master. The tires are out of date but are new! I mean, the nubbies are still on them & I saw one still has the sticker on it. So I left a deposit today & will pick it up tomorrow morning & have it towed home.

    I really hope this is it! Really I Do!
    59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
    60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
    61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
    62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
    62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
    62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
    63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
    63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
    64 Zip Van
    66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
    66 Cruiser V-8 auto

  • #2
    When asked, "You've already got so many Studebakers. Just how many do you think you need?" The answer is, "Just one more than I've got now."

    jack vines
    PackardV8

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    • #3
      You are a lucky man. My wife says, "We don't need another Studebaker, we have enough already". She has never shown me the math that verifies we have enough Studebakers......

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      • #4
        Just 1 more Lark, just one more GT, just one more Bulletnose....."tomorrow, tomorrow it's always a day away...."

        Warren is the saying about "holes in the head" ?
        So I guess I need to run up and take a peek in the next few days. You are worse than me, not working and still buying car stuff....

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        • #5
          PS: I have a number for my shrink if you need it, he is really good. Well he is as good as one can be and still have me as a patient.
          My last shrink told me he was quiting public practice and going to work as a California State Penitentiary psychiatrist at Chino. I think it will be easier that treating me.

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          • #6
            Posted by Warren Webb
            I need a shrink
            Not really, more like an intervention. Hi!! My name is Bob/Warren/ any other forum member and I have a problem!! It also helps to have a understanding wife that supports the habit. Just like mine did when I found the cheap Avanti with a four speed.

            In any case, I'm glad you found a good one and also the Zip Van but it doesn't happen without pictures.

            Bob

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            • #7
              "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results."

              Well, obviously you aren't insane and don't need a shrink. You kept buying Studebakers and finally got a ZipVan! Whoopee!

              I'd love to have 3 or 4 for my business....................

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              • #8
                Cool beans, Warren. Be sure to post pictures...after checking for the proper battery hold-down! BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #9
                  What BP said.....!
                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                  • #10
                    Well,.... Warren,.......
                    I've been there too. I realize how hard up you are for parking spots so "IF"
                    Your lookin to make some room.

                    Dean.

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                    • #11
                      Ahhhh, I forgot. It needs a battery too! Not a problem though. I can borrow one from one of the others!

                      Thanks Dean.....LOL Its grown since even when you were here!
                      59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                      60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                      61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                      62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                      62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                      62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                      63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                      63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                      64 Zip Van
                      66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                      66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BobGlasscock View Post
                        I'd love to have 3 or 4 for my business....................
                        I thought you were retired... what is you business??
                        sigpic
                        Dave Lester

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                        • #13
                          Warren, check pm.

                          Dean.

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                          • #14
                            I've got an idea...

                            Maybe we can figure a way to get a group discount? Back when I bought my '58 Packard I started a thread with a title worded very close to yours. Years later I not only own one more Stude, I am in pursuit of yet another...

                            but it's much much BIGGER then a ZIP van!!!
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post


                              but it's much much BIGGER then a ZIP van!!!
                              Would it be yellow and ......school district on the side?

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