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  • mitka88
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    I don't mind what sells to be honest! The Corvair has been with me since I was 17 and probably the one I would regret see go, the 54 Chrysler convertible is a fun summer car.. 53 Is beautiful car and the 63 a great car...

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  • StudeRich
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    Yes definitely, get rid of the Brand X's to keep those 2 Very Nice Studebaker's inside!

    Don't forget, the '53 is actually a Starliner HARDTOP "K" Body !

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  • Bullet
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    I would keep the 53 and the 63 Studebakers. Keep it in the family vs one of each brand.

    mark

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  • mitka88
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    The 63, got all new rubber underneath, shocks, rebuilt carb and master + slaves replaced. Drives very nice

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  • mitka88
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    It's been a while since I wrote something, but with some amazing luck in life I'm now the proud owner of a 53 Commander coupe!!! It seems to be in very good condition. One of my other cars will have to go to make space, not sure what one yet..

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  • Buzzard
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    those back seats are great to fall asleep on - guilty of falling asleep in the back of a few in my days...
    As I purchased my GT at the ripe age of 18, I have to admit I was guilty of "other things" in my back seat.
    Thank goodness I still have the car and the memories.
    Bill

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  • 62champ
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    Looking great and making memories. Don’t know why Studebaker ever let any of those GTs leave the factory without clocks or tachs. And those back seats are great to fall asleep on - guilty of falling asleep in the back of a few in my days...

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  • skyway
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    Nice photos, and yes, a full dash really makes a GT!

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  • mitka88
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    Little update, I run out of fuel twice as the gauge was not showing correctly, got a new sensor for the tank and it now works like it should! Put a 1000 miles on the car since getting plates last year I also installed a Tachometer to balance out the Dash. I almost pooped my pants drilling the hole... On the rear end of the dash the hole was already cut out in the fibreglass, so I could make a template for where to drill in the front based on that. I got a 110mm hole drill, masked up the dash and got going... The Tachometer I had rebuilt with new innards for easy instalment! It now looks and works great! I also installed a https://redirad.com/ that gives a great sound though the old system. As you can see on the photos A man is only truly happy when driving his Studebaker! So smooth the children fall asleep in the back seat

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    Next up I have a new master cylinder and slave cylinders ready to go in the car. Also got a new set of shocks front and back and going to replace all the old rubber...

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  • mitka88
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    550 mile trip over the weekend. No issues and running great

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  • mitka88
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    Got 5 new tyres today! 15-225-70 with 34mm white stripe. Feels a lot nicer now!
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  • Skip Lackie
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    Originally posted by 62champ View Post
    Looks great! With a black plate in the rear (normal is yellow/black letters?), why type of registration/classification is the car under?
    Vehicles built before 1975 and registered in the UK got white on black plates. Since that time, black on white on the front and black on yellow on the back, both reflectorized.

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  • 62champ
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    Looks great! With a black plate in the rear (normal is yellow/black letters?), why type of registration/classification is the car under?

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  • mitka88
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    Finaly

    Finally got my plates! Car drives great Next I'm getting a set of new tires as the old ones are 35 years old and rock hard!
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  • mitka88
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    A little modification is needed, but overall very good! I thinned the sound isolation material 50% under the centre console to be able to fit it.
    Originally posted by 56GH View Post
    See my post #3. Yes, the sound deadening mats come with the carpeting. Here's mine spread out in the sun before installing.

    The only issue I had was that there was so little clearance between the bottom of the air conditioner evaporator and the top of the automatic transmission tunnel that I had to leave out a little of the sound deadener material immediately under the evaporator.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]76024[/ATTACH]

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]76025[/ATTACH]

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]76026[/ATTACH]

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