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  • #16
    Nice cars Brian, you Victorians must be building up a nice collection.
    John Clements
    Christchurch, New Zealand

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
      To: packardHawk58,-----Nothing too exciting Brian, just some of the original script that it was 'born' with......still going 'nuts' looking for those spl rear sway bar spring plates....know there around here somewhere.
      Talk soon.
      Ed, did you get the Avanti photo's I sent you on your personnal email, you must spend to much time on the Forum and don't read it.
      Yes John, we also have R1-R2 64's as well, mind you the 64 R2 Avanti went to you state.
      Brian Greenall
      Melbourne, OZ
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      • #18
        Yes, I've seen it, nice but Avanti's aren't my taste. Will hopefully get my car back someday - the engine is being rebuilt and a rewiring job, but am awaiting crankshaft bearings. Some !@#$%^ vendor "confirmed" to Chris Skinner that they were in stock, alas it was a lie.

        I may see you at the meet next year, many of us are forgetting that idea as it's expensive - one commented that for the cost they could get 2 return tickets to the states.

        Anyway,

        Regards to all in Victoria.
        John Clements
        Christchurch, New Zealand

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        • #19
          Originally posted by avantilover View Post
          Yes, I've seen it, nice but Avanti's aren't my taste. Will hopefully get my car back someday - the engine is being rebuilt and a rewiring job, but am awaiting crankshaft bearings. Some !@#$%^ vendor "confirmed" to Chris Skinner that they were in stock, alas it was a lie.

          I may see you at the meet next year, many of us are forgetting that idea as it's expensive - one commented that for the cost they could get 2 return tickets to the states

          Anyway,

          Regards to all in Victoria.
          Funny you should mention that, I am passing as well, I would rather go to Colorado! You better change your name to "Lark lover " instead!
          Brian Greenall
          Melbourne, OZ
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          • #20
            Originally posted by drew72mgb View Post
            Good to see the white one made it to it's new home - I grew up with that car!

            1971 to 1979 - learned some auto mechanicals on that Stude - even "learned" body repair - what NOT to do! Bill P. probably saw my "work" LOL. Learned how to weld for the next car - my MGB.

            Drew
            Drew, I did see a piece of galvanized patch in the left rear wheel well when I took the back seat out once!

            Brian, Drew's family owned that Skytop throughout the '70's and one year at South Bend Drew and I met at the car show and he got to see the car again after a long wait.

            IIRC, Drew's Dad bought the car from a fellow who had paid $500 for the car on a used car lot in Austin, MN in '68 or '69. It's history from '65 to '68 or so isn't known but apparently it stayed in Minnesota those years, as it had been bought new through the dealer in Moorhead, MN and I had a found a 1967 "University of Minnesota" parking pass under the carpet once!
            Bill Pressler
            Kent, OH
            (formerly Greenville, PA)
            Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
            Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
            1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
            1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
            All are in Australia now

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            • #21
              Thanks for the update Bill, it's good to know it's history, of course I have all those pics you sent along with the car as well. But Bill, I paid alot more than $500.00.........Iv'e been ripped! LOL
              Brian Greenall
              Melbourne, OZ
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              • #22
                I vaguely remember my dad paying $350.00 for the car.

                The galvanized patch panels used to be a slide attached to a childhood swing set!

                When we bought the Lark - the front fenders were rusted above the headlights, down along the doors, the rocker panels were GONE! My dad bought new fenders - inner and outers, the panels behind the headlights, new rockers, new L-A-R-K letters, new Daytona scripts, new carpeting, and new top material. I have since acquired the Body & Chassis parts books and related "Studebaker" paper work from my dad - with receipts for these parts.

                We never mounted the LARK letters, or the Daytona scripts - and I still have them.

                The previous (to us) owner was Mr. Richard Gustafson - who was (IS) a family friend - and taught Automotive Vocational Technical Classes. This friendship saved the day when my dad broke off a spark plug in the Lark's head - and then broke off the EZ-Out that he tried to use to correct the first "OOPs!" My dad is really NOT a car guy! Realizing he was over his head - the Lark was sold - just as I got my driver's license!

                Drew

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                • #23
                  To: packardHawk58,---Brian, got the photos of Your 'new' '89 Avanti convertible....THANKS A LOT.....now My Wife says We need one of those! (Running out of room!) Your convert is absolutely beautiful.
                  (I did reply back via e-mail Brian) Talk soon!---Ed

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                  • #24
                    Don't bail out on the meet just yet......there are going to be a LOT of cars and people there. More than you may be expecting. They all seem to come out of the woodwork every few years and I thing 2013 is going to be the year.

                    Chris.

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                    • #25
                      You think Chris, I can't see the expense being worth it if I can fly to the US for the same cash. Hmmm?
                      John Clements
                      Christchurch, New Zealand

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