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  • here yesterday gone today.

    Over the past 6 months or so I have offered a rust free body of a 62 GT with no takers, well last week a restoration shop 100 miles away called looking for some sheet metal in the trunk area and also a couple of front fender along with a rear pass fender, I told him I had every thing he needed but would need to cut the rear section of the GT and would sell it to him for the price I wanted for the whole body and would deliver it, so today was that day here yesterday gone today.







    Candbstudebakers
    Castro Valley,
    California



  • #2
    Great post Bob. Sadly, there are times when one must be sacrificed to save several others. I would have liked to have the trunk area as well, but could not justify the time nor the expense at the moment. Too many irons in the fire so to speak. Sounds like the GT is spending its end days in a great service to others. A finer way to go then to be rusting into the ground as so many do while the owner says: "I'm going to restore it someday."
    sals54

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    • #3
      Seems like the shop would have been money and time ahead by using your 62 as the basis of the restoration rather than the customer's body.
      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #4
        This isn't one of the two you offered me is it? Sad to see but it's for a good cause.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GThawkwind View Post
          This isn't one of the two you offered me is it? Sad to see but it's for a good cause.
          No I still have both of them , they are 63 full cars, they are next in line and days could be numbered.
          Candbstudebakers
          Castro Valley,
          California


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
            Seems like the shop would have been money and time ahead by using your 62 as the basis of the restoration rather than the customer's body.
            Dick in some cases your right but this case the car is a 60 hawk with lots of family back ground ( you know the kind) and in this case the owner has lots of money to fix a very bad car back the way he wants it, 6 months ago I delivered a good frame to the shop, by the way the shop is a very high dollar shop in Sea Side, Ca. I will post a picture or two of some of the cars sitting there right now. today the frame was all done and has new rack and pinion set up and is getting a Ford engine and trans, the car came from New York some time back and had been wrecked in the front end so along with more rust than one wants there was still damage there when every thing was taken apart, under the pass fin the fender was long gone and very thick bondo in the front damaged fenders, it is going to be a $100,000.00 driver for the guy....take a look.

            original early cobra with a 260 engine a 3x2 set up very rare.

















            Candbstudebakers
            Castro Valley,
            California


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            • #7
              ....I remember when I lived in Texas.....GT Hawks were being cut up just for junk......seems there are too many dry cars in some parts of the country....

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              • #8
                Yes-I remember when we were in Denton,TX. a few years back a guy was cutting up a rust-free GT for parts. Boy could I use that now as I start work on my '64 GT. It's been off the road since 1989. Lots to be done.
                Rob in PA.

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                • #9
                  OOOOOoooooooooo...... I wanna go see that shop. Very nice set of cars in there.
                  sals54

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by candbstudebakers View Post
                    it is going to be a $100,000.00 driver for the guy.
                    That's tough for this CASO to comprehend. , but I'm happy for the owner and for the shop that gets to put together cars like you pictured. I'm sure they are both having tons of fun!

                    That Cobra is just beautiful.
                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

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                    • #11
                      This is just a few of the cars in the shop they maintain cars for the Pebble Beach people and restore lots of high dollar cars, they hawk is for a personal friend with bucks. any time your in the area Dick or Sal and have time we can take a drive down .
                      Candbstudebakers
                      Castro Valley,
                      California


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by candbstudebakers View Post
                        This is just a few of the cars in the shop they maintain cars for the Pebble Beach people and restore lots of high dollar cars, they hawk is for a personal friend with bucks. any time your in the area Dick or Sal and have time we can take a drive down .
                        I'll be down in October. Let's plan on it.
                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          That sounds like a plan. Can I take that little Ferrari out for a spin while we're there? Huh? Can I? Please? Can I? Pretty please?
                          sals54

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                          • #14
                            Wow, I like the (Studebaker sold) MB 220SE Roadster!
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                            • #15
                              Bob, I'd be interested in the rust free left and right cowl assemblies. cheers jimmijim
                              sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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