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ugh studebaker
#1313341 Thu Jun 06 2019 12:53 AM
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So I took on this job it is a 1959 stucebaker silver hawk. Started out as just a fresh paint job. Well start working and find all the hidden secrets. The rear quarters rotted, Took off the rear wings which customer said they should be fine...I could not half **** a job and get a bad rep. SoI took them off to do the job properly well found out that water was getting trapped in there rotted the outer inner and back wall so all the metal was rotted apart about 15" rockers need replaced etc.....So after all the extra work I finally get to the base coat spray it something went wrong. I check my compressor dryer lines gun etc. nothing wrong try a different paint just for a spray out not problems so go back to studebaker bad again. Long story paint was contaminated from paint shop. They replaced. finish paint yahoo.....So now time to fix the running poorly issue. Full tune up... still running bad take a compression test no compression cyl 5..WTF pull valve cover bent exhaust valve. Now time to do the whole top end. I can not get rid of this thing.. Oh did I mention when it was towed to my garage the odometer was 766606 that is too many 6's for my liking. SO I HATE STUDEBAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313348 Thu Jun 06 2019 01:36 AM
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The likely fact is we've all had a Studebaker in our lives. Good luck on getting it out of the shop with no additional surprises!


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313360 Thu Jun 06 2019 02:29 AM
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I have a soft spot for Stupidbakers. An old German neighbor used to have one. That is what he called it.
I learned to speak fluent Deutsch from him. Unfortunately they were all cuss words. They have way more cuss words than the "English" (that is what he called everyone who was not German).

Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313525 Fri Jun 07 2019 03:51 PM
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One of the plus factors when working on Studebaker pickups is you don't have to stand on your head under the dash to work on any of the instruments---just open the hood.


Evan
Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313528 Fri Jun 07 2019 04:16 PM
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A 1960 Lark convertible...especially if it had the V8 and standard with overdrive would be ok (particularly if it was solid and not rusted). They were easy to park, zippy in city traffic and handled much better than you'd expect. I liked the tan (sort of creamy tan) exterior with maroon interior. To me, that was the classiest looking combination. But I would imagine finding one of those in really good condition would be costly. I don't think there were that many of them made to begin with.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313529 Fri Jun 07 2019 04:21 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
1964 Avanti R2, drove a co-worker’s in 1964. What a beast.


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


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Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313530 Fri Jun 07 2019 04:29 PM
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1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk (a true classic).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313538 Fri Jun 07 2019 06:01 PM
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Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313569 Fri Jun 07 2019 11:28 PM
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Ha, ha...thanks. The one for $8900. That isn't bad if it is in decent shape.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: ugh studebaker
Ecratrods #1313573 Sat Jun 08 2019 12:52 AM
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Jon G, read my other post, rust free.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
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