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    I just bought a 1950 Studebaker Champion, will be picking it up next week. I hope to restore it to as close to origional as I can. Any advice.

    McKinley

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    My advice; Join the Studebaker Drivers Club (from this site) and your local Chapter. Buy the proper shop manual and parts books for your car. Welcome to the wonderful world of Studebakers. I would get the car to run and stop first before worrying about cosmetics. As you come upon specific problems/questions/challenges ask here.

    Gary L.
    1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Go back to the home page, click on tech tips, then click on things to do after you bring the new studebaker home. This article by Ingvar Vick and Herb Philips is a great start in the right direction.

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      • #4
        Your location ??
        64 Champ long bed V8
        55/53 Studebaker President S/R
        53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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        • #5
          I live in Jennings, Louisiana.
          quote:Originally posted by Kdancy

          Your location ??

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          • #6
            If you can post a few pictures we might be able to help evaluate the condition, etc.
            "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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            • #7
              Welcome to the world of Studebakers Mckinley. What sorta Champion did you get? 4-door, 2-door, Starlight coupe, Bizness coupe? We wanna know![]

              Miscreant at large.

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President 2-dr
              1955 President State
              1951 Champion Biz cpe
              1963 Daytona project FS
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                Its a 1950 Studebaker Champion, 6 cyl, 4 door. I wanted it because of the doors. It was comance red. It has a lot of surface rust but no holes and floor is good. The seats, door panels and head liner is rotted. The dash is intact with a radio. The engine is intact except for plug wires and is free.

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by mckinley

                  Its a 1950 Studebaker Champion, 6 cyl, 4 door. I wanted it because of the doors. It was comance red. It has a lot of surface rust but no holes and floor is good. The seats, door panels and head liner is rotted. The dash is intact with a radio. The engine is intact except for plug wires and is free.
                  Sounds Good, let's see some pix when you find time, the seats, door panels, and headliner are available I believe so you should have a good little car when it's done.

                  John Clements
                  Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                  John Clements
                  Christchurch, New Zealand

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                  • #10
                    WAITAMINIT!!

                    The floor's not rusted out? CAN'T BE A STUDE!! Nope, nope!

                    Just kidding....

                    Pictures,[] Must have pictures...[]

                    Lotsa Larks!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    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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