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  • Sdude
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    Yep.... Still looks cool....

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  • Bradford
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    Nice! Good choice on wheels

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  • Peanut
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    That is probably the sweetest lark I've ever seen. Love it!

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  • crawdadfox
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    Drove the car to Dallas Goodguys 1100 mile round trip. Also did Cruisin The Coast where the car received a Street Rodder Magazine Top 10 pick out of over 7000 cars...has been a super fun and reliable little car.
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  • crawdadfox
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    Riding around at NSRA Nationals in Louisville, drove car home 720 miles trouble free.
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  • Flashback
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    Really nice Lark. The air ride and wheel thing usually goes with age groups. My 42 year old Son and I don't see them the same. Personal preference. Nice Lark if you leave it as is and Nice Lark if you air ride and change wheels.
    Last edited by Flashback; 07-13-2015, 02:00 PM.

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  • Stude-Preferred
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    Jack, Mine did start as a Lark IV, but was painted Pacific Blue (a spring color). When I found it in 1976 (notice the same as the base price on the attached window sticker), it had 27,000+ miles.
    The nice thing about modifying a Lark, you can pretty much do anything you want. The "purists" don't seem to mind. I did keep mine Stude powered. R2 style 289 but with a '57 Golden Hawk supercharger.

    Paint selection:
    I found some quarts of NOS Stude paint on ebay. Thinned the paint & sprayed them out on 12 x 12 metal sheets from Home Depot.
    My opinion is you can never tell what something will look like, by a paint chip.
    When I first opened the can of Oasis Green, I closed it back up because it looked so ugly. But I had a backside of metal left over, so I tried it.
    Once sprayed, the color grew on me.

    The Oasis Green was a weird enough color for the 'Little Old Lady' look I was looking for. I selected it, for the restoration.
    You don't see too many Oasis Green Studes. I think it was because in the '60 Lark brochure, the green looked so ugly. It was a one year only color.
    I have found it hard to photograph. Best done on an overcast day. Then the true color comes though.

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    Keeping Studes Alive....
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  • jackb
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    was this car a 6 cylinder originally ? Seems a bunch of Oasis Green cars with ultra low mileage survived...what does that mean...if anything

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  • Stude-Preferred
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    Love it! I remember seeing it on ebay.
    At the time, I sent the ebay link to family members, for 2 reasons:
    1) to show my 60 Lark's "twin" or at least cousin exists
    2) what a custom Lark can go for today.

    My parents always thought I invested more in my Lark, than it was worth. But this proves them wrong.

    Have fun with it.

    60 Twin link:
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...931#post813931

    Keeping Studes Alive....
    Stude-Preferred

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  • SBA60Larkboy
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    talk to me about the fatman mustang front end

    I have a 60 lark that is all over the road

    how does yours steer and stop with that set up?????

    also..what size tires you have on there as they look pretty sweet to me

    thank you in advance

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  • MattA
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    Recognize your name from the truck forums. Can't wait to see what you do to this one.

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  • junior
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    welcome to the forum! that is one puuuurfect lark just the way it sits...colour and everything! cheers, junior

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  • 63t-cab
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    I feel exactly the same in all areas
    Originally posted by Sdude View Post
    That car has a great look just like it is. Great color and the stance is perfect. I love it.

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  • Sdude
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    That car has a great look just like it is. Great color and the stance is perfect. I love it.

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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by pinehurstbob View Post
    You don't need to do the wheels for me. It doesn't get any better than you see it! But that is me, and its your car, so you can do what you think is best.

    Bob
    I agree. The car is near perfect like it is. To my eye, larger diameter wheels don't look right on the older cars.
    Still, it's your car and your choice. Everyone won't like how I do my car.

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