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    Hi everyone, I am new getting back into the Studebaker world. I was born in 1969 and came home in a 63 Lark that we had until I was in high school. My first car was a 62 Lark that I had a definite love hate, mostly hate, relationship with. But my dad loved these odd little cars and for some reason, I seem to still have the illness myself. Recently I have convinced my dad that a good second car for he and my mom would be an old Stude Truck. I was thinking a champ and dad really likes the 50's vintage trucks. Any idea where I might find a decent one? I am in Florida and am willing to do some work to one but I am not looking for a basket case. I would really like to find a manual instead of an auto as my parents could tow it behind their motorhome and go to Stude events and such.
    Thanks
    Shawn

    What am I nuts? Do I really want another Stude?

  • #2
    How many trucks do you need?????


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    • #3
      How many trucks do you need?????


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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Guido

        How many trucks do you need?????
        shouldn't we be asking you that? []

        --george

        1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
        53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries
        http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Guido

          How many trucks do you need?????
          shouldn't we be asking you that? []

          --george

          1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
          53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries
          http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/

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          • #6
            quote:Any idea where I might find a decent one?
            You can peruse the for sale ads in TURNING WHEELS, watch Ebay and Craig's List and stay tuned in to this Forum. They are often brought to light right here.
            Welcome to the Forum. Have you joined SDC? Are you receiving TURNING WHEELS?

            Brad Johnson
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            '33 Rockne 10,
            '51 Commander Starlight,
            '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
            '56 Sky Hawk

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            • #7
              quote:Any idea where I might find a decent one?
              You can peruse the for sale ads in TURNING WHEELS, watch Ebay and Craig's List and stay tuned in to this Forum. They are often brought to light right here.
              Welcome to the Forum. Have you joined SDC? Are you receiving TURNING WHEELS?

              Brad Johnson
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              '33 Rockne 10,
              '51 Commander Starlight,
              '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
              '56 Sky Hawk

              Comment


              • #8
                Here's a drool worthy one for ya![]:


                http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...TOPIC_ID=14310

                That colour of green isn't for everyone, but then again for such a beautiful truck...


                Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                Lotsa Larks!
                K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                Ron Smith
                Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                Ron Smith
                Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                • #9
                  Here's a drool worthy one for ya![]:


                  http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...TOPIC_ID=14310

                  That colour of green isn't for everyone, but then again for such a beautiful truck...


                  Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                  Lotsa Larks!
                  K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                  Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                  K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Hi Shawn,
                    Welcome to the Stude Forum... As mentioned, there are many avenues to invetsigate to help you find a good Stude Truck. However, joining the SDC is the best first step I can suggest.[^] As you likely know, it's worth while having a support network when you own a Stude![B)] You can even join online:

                    http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/aboutsdc.asp

                    Good Luck! The search is 1/2 the fun.[] I spent 8 months to find mine. [8D]

                    <h5>Mark
                    '57 Transtar
                    3E-6/7-122
                    </h5>

                    Mark Hayden
                    '66 Commander
                    Zone Coordinator
                    Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                    • #11
                      Hi Shawn,
                      Welcome to the Stude Forum... As mentioned, there are many avenues to invetsigate to help you find a good Stude Truck. However, joining the SDC is the best first step I can suggest.[^] As you likely know, it's worth while having a support network when you own a Stude![B)] You can even join online:

                      http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/aboutsdc.asp

                      Good Luck! The search is 1/2 the fun.[] I spent 8 months to find mine. [8D]

                      <h5>Mark
                      '57 Transtar
                      3E-6/7-122
                      </h5>

                      Mark Hayden
                      '66 Commander
                      Zone Coordinator
                      Pacific Can-Am Zone

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        FYI, you CAN tow an automatic Studebaker, just not 4-down. You've gotta use a tow dolly.

                        quote:Originally posted by Shawn

                        Hi everyone, I am new getting back into the Studebaker world. I was born in 1969 and came home in a 63 Lark that we had until I was in high school. My first car was a 62 Lark that I had a definite love hate, mostly hate, relationship with. But my dad loved these odd little cars and for some reason, I seem to still have the illness myself. Recently I have convinced my dad that a good second car for he and my mom would be an old Stude Truck. I was thinking a champ and dad really likes the 50's vintage trucks. Any idea where I might find a decent one? I am in Florida and am willing to do some work to one but I am not looking for a basket case. I would really like to find a manual instead of an auto as my parents could tow it behind their motorhome and go to Stude events and such.
                        Thanks
                        Shawn

                        What am I nuts? Do I really want another Stude?
                        Mark Anderson
                        1965 Cruiser
                        http://home.alltel.net/anderm
                        Home of the Cruiser Registry

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          FYI, you CAN tow an automatic Studebaker, just not 4-down. You've gotta use a tow dolly.

                          quote:Originally posted by Shawn

                          Hi everyone, I am new getting back into the Studebaker world. I was born in 1969 and came home in a 63 Lark that we had until I was in high school. My first car was a 62 Lark that I had a definite love hate, mostly hate, relationship with. But my dad loved these odd little cars and for some reason, I seem to still have the illness myself. Recently I have convinced my dad that a good second car for he and my mom would be an old Stude Truck. I was thinking a champ and dad really likes the 50's vintage trucks. Any idea where I might find a decent one? I am in Florida and am willing to do some work to one but I am not looking for a basket case. I would really like to find a manual instead of an auto as my parents could tow it behind their motorhome and go to Stude events and such.
                          Thanks
                          Shawn

                          What am I nuts? Do I really want another Stude?
                          Mark Anderson
                          1965 Cruiser
                          http://home.alltel.net/anderm
                          Home of the Cruiser Registry

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            In your search not only is joining SDC International, as has been mentioned, a good idea, but search out your local chapter as well. Often this can be a source of first hand informaiton. It also would be a source of trucks found closer to home.


                            Joe Roberts
                            '61 R1 Champ
                            '65 Cruiser
                            Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                            Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                            Joe Roberts
                            '61 R1 Champ
                            '65 Cruiser
                            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                            • #15
                              In your search not only is joining SDC International, as has been mentioned, a good idea, but search out your local chapter as well. Often this can be a source of first hand informaiton. It also would be a source of trucks found closer to home.


                              Joe Roberts
                              '61 R1 Champ
                              '65 Cruiser
                              Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                              Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                              Joe Roberts
                              '61 R1 Champ
                              '65 Cruiser
                              Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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