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  1. Electrical: Yeah, I thought about saying kill em all and let...

    Yeah, I thought about saying kill em all and let God sort it out. The defense attorneys would ruin their shorts.
  2. I have the title in hand for our '52 Commander

    The title came from the DMV for our '52 Commander. Here in NC it's always a relief to get a title back even when you know there are no problems with it. Every i must be dotted and every t crossed...
  3. Electrical: I took the starter off and dropped it off at the...

    I took the starter off and dropped it off at the rebuilders today. I have jury duty this week so I don't know when I'll get to put it back on the car. If it ain't one thing it's another!
  4. Electrical: Haart cath went well. No stints needed. I'll be...

    Haart cath went well. No stints needed. I'll be working on the Studebaker soon.
  5. Electrical: Looks like the starter rebuild might have to wait...

    Looks like the starter rebuild might have to wait a couple more days. Doc says heart cath in the morning.
  6. Electrical: I suppose the starter will have to wait . I went...

    I suppose the starter will have to wait . I went to the ER with high pulse rate and chest pains last night and am now in the hospital. No taking the starter to the shop today. Hopefully I will get...
  7. Electrical: The guy I'm going to has been in the business for...

    The guy I'm going to has been in the business for years.
  8. Electrical: guess our '52 Commander will get a starter rebuild tomorrow

    The Commander let me down for the first time today. I met my wife for lunch and when I started to leave the solenoid would click but no starter. I reached under and tapped the starter lightly, once...
  9. The town near here, Lenoir NC, has a cruise-in on...

    The town near here, Lenoir NC, has a cruise-in on the first Saturday of each month from April thru October.
    We took our '52 Commander there for the first time last evening. It drew a lot of lookers...
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    I'm familiar with a split back bench seat like...

    I'm familiar with a split back bench seat like most two door cars are equipped with. The seats that have me confused might just be considered bucket seats in later model (60+) Studebakers. They are...
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    Under dash a/c unit for a Champ truck

    Was there one under dash unit used on '63 Champ trucks that would be the "correct" one? Did the a/c come from the factory or was it dealer-installed? If there is a correct under dash unit can someone...
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    Champ truck sliding back glass

    Is a sliding back glass a desirable option to have in a T-cab truck? Or are they prone to leak, rattle, or fall out? Are they uncommon and can they simply be removed and replaced with flat glass if...
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    two different non-bench seats?

    Are there really two different types of individual, non-bench seats that might be found in Larks and Champ trucks? I'm seeing buckets and what look like 50/50(?) half bench seats. I don't remember...
  14. Left hand threads on wheels/spindles go all the...

    Left hand threads on wheels/spindles go all the way back to wagon and buggy days, including Studebaker built ones I'm sure.
  15. My first Studebaker ,years ago, was a '40...

    My first Studebaker ,years ago, was a '40 Champion sedan. When I decided to remove the lh wheels I had trouble. After removing the first with a chisel and hammer, I decided to turn the second one the...
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    Body: And that might be what mine did, too. I will...

    And that might be what mine did, too. I will watch for it to happen again.
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    Electrical: I don't know if the shield is still in place but...

    I don't know if the shield is still in place but I might replace the switch with one that mounts above the floor.
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    Body: fatboylust, I didn't make it clear in my post. I...

    fatboylust, I didn't make it clear in my post. I DID open the trunk through the back seat , before I realized what the problem was. The "board" behind the seat had obviously been removed and...
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    Body: Lesson learned- after I took the backseat out I...

    Lesson learned- after I took the backseat out I discovered that the trunk lock cylinder was not completely unlocked. Last night at the cruise-in I had locked my wife's purse in the trunk, then got it...
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    Body: '52 Commander trunk won't open

    After driving my car today I find the trunk lid won't open. It is unlocked and the lever moves as it should but is not releasing the lid to open. I might have left some tools lying loose in the trunk...
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    Electrical: I discovered tonight, on the first long night...

    I discovered tonight, on the first long night drive in the Commander that the oil/temp/amp/fuel gauge does slightly illuminate so I am going to make sure the bulb in the speedometer is good. Maybe it...
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    Electrical: time for a new dimmer switch

    My wife and I took our '52 Commander to a cruise-in this evening in a nearby town that we attend most Friday evenings, weather permitting. It was the first time we had taken the Commander. All went...
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    The '62 Lark four door, six cylinder, three speed...

    The '62 Lark four door, six cylinder, three speed that I'm trying to get a look at here on the east coast is about the same money (+/-). It looks a little better in the pics I've seen and I intend to...
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    I think that '51 convertible is a beautiful car....

    I think that '51 convertible is a beautiful car. I love the color. I would be glad to own it!
    If I had an extra 18k lying around I'd be after it!
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    I can walk right on by the stuff that doesn't...

    I can walk right on by the stuff that doesn't interest me at shows. The more the merrier. One thing I don't like is drones flying around overhead, taking pictures or not. Somebody is going to get...
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