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  • TXmark
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    Issues beyond Canadian I have a '63 hawk 1. I WOULD SAY IF FRONT CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS, NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO DO YOURSELF OR EXPENSIVE PARTS, JUST A FAIR AMOUNT OF WORK 2. WOULD BE IF THE CAR HAS BEEN IN THE SALT, CHECK THE FRAME IN THE REAR

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  • Greenstude
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    Originally posted by GThawkwind View Post
    Okay, guys, one cannadian dollar is a loonie. A person who is loonie is crazy. It was a joke based on these facts and nothing more. I couldn't know any less about canadian money if I tried. I thought it was funny.
    Actually, the reason a Canadian dollar coin is called a "loonie" is because an image of a loon appears on the tails side. When our two-dollar coin was introduced it soon got the nickname "two-nie" or "toonie".

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  • jimmijim8
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    I can, we can, locate a car that you want. Heck, it's not like there not out there. Check e bay for one. Go to a Stude meet. Join the club. Get educated. We can only help you so much and can't guarantee you a fine car for a fair price. I can guarantee me a fine car for a fair price. Chances on you getting a nice GT for 3500 are slim. 6500 maybe, but don't count on it. 9 to 12 possible. 12 and up yes. Don't be paranoid. Be educated for your search. A lot of us got into Studebakers before this internet thing. Some learned bout Studes thru making bad choices. I for one, but I learned. There's worse things in life than overpaying for a car that you thought at first to be better. These days it is so easy to come up with a good affordable Stude. You have to tell us how much you wish to spend firstly. We'll tell you what your green will buy. Don't xpect a C-K model that is anything but a project to come your way for cheap. Us Stude people ain't stupid. At this time I would recommend you not buy a car needing restoration. Make a decision on your own or choose someone to help you from whomever you may trust. Remember this, fixing up a car, even if you've got the time and talent is going to cost you way more money in the long run. I ain't LION Don't buy a cheap POS just cause the price is right and the particular model has the word "friend" written all over it. It can also be your worst enemy. cheers jimmijim

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  • avantilover
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    Allow me to add the voice of experience and tell you to get a car that has been done, or which doesn't need much. I've spent about $40,000 on my 1962 Lark, and as the friend who sold it to me said, you'll maybe spend another $50,000 with body and paint, chrome and upholstery so why not take my 1962 Lark which has been done and is as nice as you can imagine.

    I'm going to do just that, ironically, as I just spent $16,000 on my engine rebuild, rewiring and a defective disk brake kit, which works fine but won't retain the brake fluid.

    Trevor and I will do the car up for his grandson, although as Curtis is 5 we'll likely get a drive or two in. [Laughs]

    Go to it and buy and enjoy your chosen vehicle, then make sure you have mechanics who are able and willing to take care of it.

    Best of luck with whatever you choose.

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  • JimC
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    You've got to come to some common ground with the current owner of the car. If he's a decent, trustworthy guy, and he knows you're interested, hopefully he wouldn't sell the car out from under you. Also, keep in mind that even the most desirable Studes aren't so desirable that you can restore them properly without going completely upside down financially, so it's a very select type of person that will go through the trouble of tracking one down and snatching it.

    Talk to someone in your area from the local chapter. See if they'll come look at the car and give you an idea of a good value. Then talk to the owner, make a deal, and make a down payment. From there, you shouldn't have to worry about losing the car anymore. Having seen the car you're interested in, I can tell you that it's a cool car worth sharing pics of out here in the open. Close the deal and share it with the world

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  • Sharkonwheels
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    Subscribed to this thread. I'll be watching it with interest, although I'm not JUST ready to buy a GT quite yet (need another 4-6mos to clear some work interference...)

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  • GThawkwind
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    Originally posted by Henry Votel View Post
    [QUOTEMy reason for this is that I'm as parinoid as they come, and I don't trust the internet. If when I go to the owners house cash in hand and find out that someone beat me to the punch, I would always wonder if thay were tipped off by the thread I started, and I would never forgive myself. So for now I will keep everthing on the down low.
    Time to worry. . . . Google your email address. Everybody already knows.[/QUOTE]


    Eh I don't care, all they can do is email, and my inbox is alway empty, so I could use a few good emails every now and then, mostly I worry about the car deal going south.

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  • Pat Dilling
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    Good luck with your Studebaker search. I agree with Dave's comment, unless part of the experience you are seeking is restoration or "building" your own car, I advocate finding a finished car that you like and purchasing it. You will spend more money up front, but in the long run you will most likely come out ahead in money spent. Get the very best car you can afford to start with. You will also be driving it and enjoying it sooner. Execute due diligence in evaluation and seek expert advice as you are doing. Just offering my opinion.

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  • Henry Votel
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    [QUOTEMy reason for this is that I'm as parinoid as they come, and I don't trust the internet. If when I go to the owners house cash in hand and find out that someone beat me to the punch, I would always wonder if thay were tipped off by the thread I started, and I would never forgive myself. So for now I will keep everthing on the down low. [/QUOTE]

    Time to worry. . . . Google your email address. Everybody already knows.

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  • GThawkwind
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    Okay, guys, one cannadian dollar is a loonie. A person who is loonie is crazy. It was a joke based on these facts and nothing more. I couldn't know any less about canadian money if I tried. I thought it was funny.

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  • Dwain G.
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    Crazy as Canadian money? I don't think so. The US has its own version of Loonies and Toonies right now. Don't really see them in the west, but pretty common in eastern states.

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  • duncan1951
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    Daniel, to your thread - RUST is the main issue. Alot of guys are like me and can spin a wrench with the best (or at least average) of them. If there is rust through and you don't have body, paint, welding and fitting skills then think twice but don't necessarily run (the way I should have with my Hawk). If one person can do it then anyone should be able to do it. If your dream car runs and drives or will take little to do so then drive it, enjoy it and fix what needs to be fixed as you can. I just replaced the entire trunk floor in my Hawk, have some replacing to do on passengers side floor, and everywhere I turn there are rust issues BUT I love the car, the Studebaker community and am enjoying learning as I go. If the car is in the realm of possibilities, at a decent price that you can afford, you have a place to work on out of the weather AND if the car needs to be rescued then go for it. If it's going to be over your skill level to do so you can learn HOWEVER if there is one out there then most likely there are others in worse and in better shape.
    Dave

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  • warrlaw1
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    Well, Dan. First thing you should know is that if you are going to bring a C/K back to the road, SDC is the best support you can find. Even if you do all the work yourself, it may still cost more than the car's market value. Still, you will know the car and if it's what you want, you can do it. Finding one already on the road will save you big time. Turning Wheels' classified is a great place to look. I wanted my particular model to replace one I had 30 years ago and lost because I owed money and was leaving the country. Now I can pay my bills and was lucky enough to have a business that can use the car and expense the costs. It cost me over $50,000, appraised in at $30,000 and when I'm dead my staff will sell it for $20,000. Every nut and bolt, every panel, every shiny bit...was replaced. I see great cars for about $12,000 in TW and if I had to do it again, that's where I would be looking. If it's already on the road and you just want a driver, you won't need to get as deep into as I did.

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  • duncan1951
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    Originally posted by Welcome View Post
    And what's so "crazy" about Canadian money??? I've got much of my fortune invested in Canadian dollars!
    Don't invest in Canadian pennies - they are outta here!

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  • warrlaw1
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    The Canuck Buck was worth $.63 US just a few years ago. Now it's been close to par. Believe it or not, Canadian $ were more welcome than $US in Mexico last month. Go figure.

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