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  • jackb
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    I see you wisely don't want to fill your home with all those parts that, though they have some value, will not sell quickly, or as fast as a whole car. I have a whole bunch of '63 stuff including rustfree (+/-) hood, trunk lid, front fenders and more dash parts, brake stuff.... you name it: all waiting for some 20 year old who wants a "starter" vehicle. I would sell all that stuff, and more, to that young buyer very cheap. So if you do sell it, feel free to pass them to me and we could make a deal. I think an asking price of $1000. is reasonable.

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    All great ideas, unfortunately I don't have the place/time/sufficient tools to part it it out, and would like to let it go as a whole. I am also looking for a bit more than $400, I was thinking more along the lines of $1000

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  • StudeRich
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    Well Matt he has already decided to sell it for around $400.00 so just trying to help.
    I just paid $45.00 for a NLA used Left Back-up Light Lens like those, so the money is out there.

    Yes $40.00 for a good Horn button, the lens covering it could be scratched, but can be replaced with New, they can go for $60.00 or more, they do not make them anymore you know.

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  • mbstude
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    Geeze, Rich. What kind of reply is that!?

    What a welcome to the Forum. He posted up a Stude that his grandmother bought new and you've parted it out for him.

    BTW. 40 bucks for a used Lark horn button?

    You know, almost EVERY Stude is worth more in parts. No matter how nice of a car it is. Should we part them all out?


    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    Your '63 Lark Custom 4 Door is definitely worth more in Parts.
    The Custom Trim top of the line Door Panels, if only the Chrome Silver Trim Vinyl is good, are desirable to upgrade a Regal Trim Model or replace same.

    Wiper Motor $45.00 to $60.00 running
    Engine 259 Full Flow V8 if it turns & Runs $250.00-$300.00
    If it does not bring top $ you sell the Starter, Alternator, Carb. and Air Cleaner separately.
    Transmission Borg Warner 3 Speed Automatic $65.00
    Dana Model 27 Rear Axle $100.00
    Bare Dashboard ? $50.00 if good
    Speedometer $45.00
    Gauge cluster $45.00
    Body Side Mouldings (12) $25.00 ea. = $300.00
    Rear Body Panel Center Moulding $60.00
    " " " End Mldgs. $35.00 ea. = $70.00
    Stainless Steel Mouldings around Windows a good upgrade for a plain Jane Regal $25.00 ea. Window = $100.00
    Windshield if no wiper scratches or rock chips at least $50.00
    Any good Fenders or Doors $35.00 ea.= $140.00 to $280.00

    That is $1385.00 and I just got started!

    PLUS: Steering Wheel $50.00
    Horn Ring $65.00
    Horn Button $40.00
    Back-up Light Lenses $45.00 Left, $35.00 Right = $80.00

    You get the idea, but there IS a lot of work involved, space and time required.
    If it is not a Rush to get it gone that could work.

    I am sure Bob Peterson will say: Wow! I have been doing something wrong, never got that much for all this junk, not even for a Coupe!
    That is true, you have to "Market" this stuff on eBay.

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  • StudeRich
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    Your '63 Lark Custom 4 Door is definitely worth more in Parts.
    The Custom Trim top of the line Door Panels, if only the Chrome Silver Trim Vinyl is good, are desirable to upgrade a Regal Trim Model or replace same.

    Wiper Motor $45.00 to $60.00 running
    Engine 259 Full Flow V8 if it turns & Runs $250.00-$300.00
    If it does not bring top $ you sell the Starter, Alternator, Carb. and Air Cleaner separately.
    Transmission Borg Warner 3 Speed Automatic $65.00
    Dana Model 27 Rear Axle $100.00
    Bare Dashboard ? $50.00 if good
    Speedometer $45.00
    Gauge cluster $45.00
    Body Side Mouldings (12) $25.00 ea. = $300.00
    Rear Body Panel Center Moulding $60.00
    " " " End Mldgs. $35.00 ea. = $70.00
    Stainless Steel Mouldings around Windows a good upgrade for a plain Jane Regal $25.00 ea. Window = $100.00
    Windshield if no wiper scratches or rock chips at least $50.00
    Any good Fenders or Doors $35.00 ea.= $140.00 to $280.00

    That is $1385.00 and I just got started!

    PLUS: Steering Wheel $50.00
    Horn Ring $65.00
    Horn Button $40.00
    Back-up Light Lenses $45.00 Left, $35.00 Right = $80.00

    You get the idea, but there IS a lot of work involved, space and time required.
    If it is not a Rush to get it gone that could work.

    I am sure Bob Peterson will say: Wow! I have been doing something wrong, never got that much for all this junk, not even for a Coupe!
    That is true, you have to "Market" this stuff on eBay.
    Last edited by StudeRich; 03-09-2015, 03:19 PM.

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    Its not bad, however there are a couple of cracks near the middle speaker

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    No, no power steering, sorry

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  • mapman
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    The dash in '63s is unique and if it is in good condition (no cracks, soft foam) it could be worth more than the rest of the car. If it is good post some good pictures of it and someone will probably make you a good offer.
    Rob

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    Don't believe it has power steering I'll post a shot of the engine bay, and the mileage later today

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  • Neil
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    63 lark

    Originally posted by kaleomax View Post
    I'm all for it (see my post to Ray) and that's where it was headed, but the original intended recipient has begun concentrating on his future and opted out, that's why I haven't really pursued it until now, so its back in the mix any takers?
    How about a shot of the engine bay? Does it have power steering?

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    I'm all for it (see my post to Ray) and that's where it was headed, but the original intended recipient has begun concentrating on his future and opted out, that's why I haven't really pursued it until now, so its back in the mix any takers?

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    That's awesome! I think its great that he's taken the initiative! I was actually holding out to sell it to a friend of mines son (he's 20) was interested in buying it as a project car for him and his father could work on it. He wanted to (you and many other may cringe at reading this) turn it into a Rat Rod, but ultimately decided to go into the military, so its back on the block

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by apexautorestoration View Post
    Hi Paul,

    My son Michael bought a 1963 4 door V8 last summer as his first car. The previous owner let him make payments on it so he paid for it himself. His car is a running and driving vehicle.
    He paid 2000.00 for his which he earned by working in the shop with me last summer. His has a old Earl Scheib paint job on it that is faded, but someone had the seats reupholstered,
    and put in a new headliner. We put a dealer tag on it, checked all the fluids, (especially brake) and drove it to the shop some 30 miles from off weather mountain in Bluemont, Va.
    Since then we have gotten regular tags for it, insurance, and inspection, and drive it regularly. When I come out to the shop on Saturdays my kid farts around with it and drives it around.
    We got a few parts for it this past weekend at York, and will put them on this weekend, and start driving it regularly.

    Sorry I got off the track of value. From a collector stand point they are not worth a whole hell of a lot. But to a 17 year old kid who purchased it with money he earned, teaching him the value of a dollar, working on it yourself, plus since he paid for it himself he more likely to take care of it. PRICELESS. Ray Krukowski
    Ray makes a good point, Paul: This would be an excellent "first car / first driver" for a young person starting out in the hobby, rather than a person seeking a scoop-to-nuts restoration project to build a high-point collector car.

    The reasons it is a good car for that are that it is easy to work on, the V8/Flightomatic combination is as bulletproof as you can find in a car of that era, and parts are readily available and not obnoxiously expensive. Hopefully, although we cannot tell from the pictures provided, the car would have enough structural strength remaining that it would provide an acceptable foundation for such an endeavor.

    (Good observation, Ray.) BP

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  • apexautorestoration
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    1963 in Dulles, Va

    Originally posted by kaleomax View Post
    Hoping someone here can give me an Idea of what this car is worth... So I inherited a 63 Studebaker Lark (V8 - Green) from my father who passed away in 2013. It was my grandmothers who passed it on to him (she bought it new) It has a good bit of rust, and the interior is not the greatest, however the original engine was rebuilt back in roughly 2002. Up until October of 2014 it started right up, but at the moment the alternator belt needs tightened, and the battery needs charged Ive included a few pics. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Hi Paul,

    My son Michael bought a 1963 4 door V8 last summer as his first car. The previous owner let him make payments on it so he paid for it himself. His car is a running and driving vehicle.
    He paid 2000.00 for his which he earned by working in the shop with me last summer. His has a old Earl Scheib paint job on it that is faded, but someone had the seats reupholstered,
    and put in a new headliner. We put a dealer tag on it, checked all the fluids, (especially brake) and drove it to the shop some 30 miles from off weather mountain in Bluemont, Va.
    Since then we have gotten regular tags for it, insurance, and inspection, and drive it regularly. When I come out to the shop on Saturdays my kid farts around with it and drives it around.
    We got a few parts for it this past weekend at York, and will put them on this weekend, and start driving it regularly.

    Sorry I got off the track of value. From a collector stand point they are not worth a whole hell of a lot. But to a 17 year old kid who purchased it with money he earned, teaching him the value of a dollar, working on it yourself, plus since he paid for it himself he more likely to take care of it. PRICELESS.

    Ray Krukowski

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  • rusty65
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