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  • Hello

    I just purchased a 1956 president, and it needs a lot of work, in fact completely rebuilding, but I wanted an affordable american classic and always loved the two two pink and white.

    No doubt I will be asking a million and one questions over the next few months, but I am excited to join your community and get the spanners out fixing her up.

  • #2
    Welcome to the forums! You came to the right place.
    1961 Flamingo Studebaker Hawk


    • #3
      Yay! congradulations on the 56 President. You'll enjoy it's `class and grace for sure. Is it a 2 dooor, 4 door, or extended wheelbase 4 door(classic)?
      Bez Auto Alchemy

      "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln


      • #4
        Its a 4 door other than that I have no idea on model details.


        • #5
          Welcome aboard! We'll help you however we can.
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.


          • #6

            The folks here are amazing. I've learned more from this site than anywhere else. Stick around and that car will look great in no time at all.

            I'll warn you, we are a picture hungry crowd, so I hope you have a camera

            Also, if you post your serial and body tag numbers, many folks here can tell you scads about your car. What's more, if you go to the Studebaker National Museum's website, you can actually order the build sheet that was used in the production line to put your very car together! It will give you a snapshot of what your car looked like new on the dealership lot. (Keep in mind that dealers added some accessories after the fact, too.)

            Ask a lot of questions, even if they seem dumb. I do that, and it's helped me learn piles.

            Last edited by JimC; 05-29-2012, 03:40 PM. Reason: Added link in case it wasn't known.
            '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

            "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"


            • #7
              If the back doors have 1 piece glass it's a President.
              If they have 2 pieces, a roll up and a wing window it's a President Classic.
              South Lompoc Studebaker


              • #8
                Welcome to the forum, and Studebakering in general! I think you've chosen a beautiful start to the project. The whole '56 line is terrific!

                Not sure what condition she is, but you may just want to see if you can make her a safe, driveable project. Start with the brakes and steering first, because if nothing else works, you want to be able to get her to a stop, and steer clear of trouble!

                I look forward to pics as you dig into your new friend!
                ~Matt Connor
                '59 Lark 2-door


                • #9
                  A big wave and welcome from all of the Aussie forum members.
                  John Clements
                  Christchurch, New Zealand


                  • #10
                    I wonder whether it's that 2 door car the seller posted here about, lots of comments but no buyers.
                    John Clements
                    Christchurch, New Zealand


                    • #11
                      If you haven't done so yet, you need to join the Studebaker Drivers Club and then link up with chapters in Virginia and/or New York. There's nothing like the help and encouragement of the local folks. Studebakers are habit forming. Welcome!
                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup


                      • #12
                        Welcome to the Forum!

                        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" |


                        • #13
                          Welcome from the left coast. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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

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