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    My next door neighbor is a car guy. I happened to be driving by with my camera in the car, so thought I'd get a pic.

    The '53 Ford and '53 Chevy biz coupe are both daily drivers. He's had that Ford since I was about 5 years old, and has redone it 3 times. He did everything himself in his little shop, even the paint and body work. The Falcon convertible belongs to his brother. That one has a 260 V8 with factory 4 speed. [8D]



    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA


  • #2
    What's that wagon in the background?

    Leonard Shepherd
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    • #3
      Another neighbor's early '70's Chevy Suburban. It's his daily ride. (Did they call them Suburbans? It's a BIG 4 door thing, anyways. )

      Matthew Burnette
      Hazlehurst, GA

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      • #4
        A friend of mine has some interesting cars also.







        He also has a Ford truck.





        His son is customizing a 53 Stude with a Hemi.





        Leonard Shepherd
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        • #5
          That '58 Villager wagon is a rare bird, to be sure. So's the Marauder hardtop... man, I'd give my eyeteeth for one of those...


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          '63 F2/Lark Standard
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          Edited because my eyes are going.

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          • #6
            quote: That '58 Villager wagon is a rare bird, to be sure. So's the Marauder hardtop... man, I'd give my eyeteeth for one of those...
            The Mercury wagon is actually a 59. It was won in a contest by the original owner who just sold it to Marty.


            Leonard Shepherd
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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by lstude

              The Mercury wagon is actually a 59.
              Even rarer!

              This Turnpike Cruiser showed up at this year's Vista Rod Run. One of only a few on the West Coast, it took the elderly owner 9 years to get it back to this condition.




              Sorry for hijacking the topic [B)] I've got a thing for Big Ms of a certain vintage


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              '63 F2/Lark Standard
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              • #8
                quote:
                Another neighbor's early '70's Chevy Suburban. It's his daily ride. (Did they call them Suburbans? It's a BIG 4 door thing, anyways.
                Yeah that sounds like the Suburban. For a few of the guys into GM I know around here(especially the 350/454 fans) they are the epitomy of the trailer toting, plywood hauling, soccer team toting, and all around rough and tumble type of truck(Your opinions may vary. Mine particularly with GM varies by a football field, lol ). We have or had a 79(350) and an 85(305) Blazer which are somewhat like the two door shortened version of the Suburban.


                [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left]
                [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
                [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
                1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                • #9
                  quote:Sorry for hijacking the topic I've got a thing for Big Ms of a certain vintage
                  I have a thing for Mercurys also but not 57-58s. I like 55 and 56 Mercs, especially station wagons. When I was growing up in the country a farmer near us bought a red 55 Mercury wagon with wood sides. I thought it was so pretty especially with the red & white rolled & pleated seats. They only had it a few days when a bull rammed into the side of it. Here is one that was at Carlisle.




                  Leonard Shepherd
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                  • #10
                    Since we have drifted on to Mercs... Back in 1957 my father became friends with our local Linc-Merc dealer, Art Evered of Evered Linc-Merc in Bellevue,Wash. Art asked my dad if he would be interest in doing an evaluation of new Mercs each year. So, every September we would get a brand new Merc for a weekend to drive wherever we wanted and then dad would fill out a lengthy report for Mercury. This went on for five or six years as I recall. Of course I tried to talk dad into buying each one we tested, he never did. It was really neat to a carnut kid like me. Seeing that 59' wagon made me remember.

                    Dean Croft
                    Roseburg,OR

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                    Dean




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                    • #11
                      Wasn't that Merc. "woody" called a Colony Park? It was simular to the Ford version Country Squire. Pretty car! []

                      After seeing that pic of that beautifully restored deep red Turnpike Cruiser, we can no longer say the '58 Stude's headlights are ugly! [xx(][xx(]__________[xx(][xx(]....[:0]

                      StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        I love that '57 wagon, Leonard! Here's a nice '54 hardtop, also from this year's Vista show:








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                        '63 F2/Lark Standard
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                        • #13
                          I like that 54 Merc except for the continental kit. There was a retro styled customized Mercury at the Richmond AACA show.







                          Leonard Shepherd
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                          • #14
                            Actually, Leonard and Clark, the 1959 Mercury Wagon is rarer than the 1957 Turnpike Cruiser:

                            1957 Turnpike Cruiser 2-door Hardtop: 7,291 produced.

                            1959 Country Cruiser Colony Park Wagon: 5,959 units produced.

                            Also, Clark: When my dad and his brother bought the Ford/Mercury dealership in Ottawa IL in the summer of 1964, one of the new cars in inventory they got stuck with was a new 1964 Mercury S-55 convertible in that very salmon color, with a 4-speed! Sure, it sounds interesting now, but it was a dog to have in inventory with a 4-speed. (The dealership's previous owner had done a lot of stupid things like that, which is why Dad and Uncle Milt were able to buy the place.)

                            'Sure enough, the salmon S-55 was sold at considerable loss as a leftover, well into the 1965 model year...and with the 4-speed, the buyer's son had it back in for an engine under warranty within 6 months, having blown it up. BP

                            (Editing for spelling; I noticed one misspelled word! BP)
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                            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                            • #15
                              Bob, I love those S-series Mercs! My next-door neighbor of 40 years was the original owner of a 1962 Comet S-22 coupe when I was a kid. He was selling it just as I got engaged to Terry, and I wanted it in the worst way! I finally managed to convince her that I needed the car, but when I went to talk to Bud about it, he would not sell it to me... said it needed too much work (wheel cylinders and body mount rubber was really all it wanted). He sold it to a cousin who promptly smashed it up...

                              Ah, the ones that got away!


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                              '63 F2/Lark Standard
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