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  • My new Stude

    Just got this and just joined...I will need a lot of help!

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    No worries and congrats on joining up - lots of very knowledgeable people in these parts to help out.

    Nice looking start to a 53/4 hardtop.

    Good luck and ask away.

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    • #3
      Did you just join this forum? Or did you just join the Studebaker Drivers Club?
      The forum is just one of the tools the SDC has created to help us all keep our cars on the road.
      "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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      • #4
        Oh yeah. Bring that one back and put it back on the streets. You will find all the help you need right here. Be sure to show us your progress and . . . lots of photos. We love photos.
        Ed Sallia
        Dundee, OR

        Sol Lucet Omnibus

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MCJim View Post
          Just got this and just joined...I will need a lot of help!
          Welcome to the SDC Forum! That is my favorite body style. It looks like the body mostly needs paint and it will look much better all one color, even primer.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Welcome! You are now the proud owner of one of the most lovely and advanced aerodynamically cars ever built.
            Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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            • #7
              Welcome! you can get reprinted shop manuals here
              https://www.studebakermuseum.org/sto...ervice-manuals

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              • #8
                Here are just two great links...but there are a ton of vendors...get Turning Wheels...

                https://www.classicent.com/studebaker/

                Rock Auto is listing the Goodmark repro rear quarter panels....

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                STUDEBAKER > 1953 > COMMANDER > 3.8L 232cid V8 > Body & Lamp Assembly > Quarter Panel
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                • #9
                  Gee did someone shoot it just by the rear window behind the little quarter window?

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                  • #10
                    You can do this job...plan on about 1,000 hours. I know that sounds daunting but everyday a few hours here and there and it goes by. I tried to never work more than 5 hours and no less than 2. It gets done. I mention the hours because if you do track them you'll almost have a "finish line" before you start. You say to yourself this is an absolute headache how will I ever do it? Then you say I have to do 1,000 hours...and as the time goes by you'll see it come together. Not bragging but I present mine...It was a mess....
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                    • #11
                      Jimmy,
                      Congratulations and welcome. I think the big advantage you have over many of us is your age.
                      Get at her and don't forget the pics.
                      Trust me, you are in the right company.
                      Cheers, Bill

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                      • #12
                        and the wrenching begins...welcome!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jg61hawk View Post
                          You can do this job...plan on about 1,000 hours. I know that sounds daunting but everyday a few hours here and there and it goes by. I tried to never work more than 5 hours and no less than 2. It gets done. I mention the hours because if you do track them you'll almost have a "finish line" before you start. You say to yourself this is an absolute headache how will I ever do it? Then you say I have to do 1,000 hours...and as the time goes by you'll see it come together. Not bragging but I present mine...It was a mess....
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                          Sounds very familiar! Keep the momentum going, a little or a lot each day, don't rush restore to last,

                          regards, Cus
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                          • #14
                            Looks like a good start Jimmy. You came to the right place joining everyone here. Keep us updated on your progress…Mike
                            Mike - Assistant Editor, Turning Wheels
                            Fort Worth, TX


                            1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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