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  • Need More Speed Try This Beauty

    All I need is more storage and money. Sure would be nice to own this beautiful 1950 Commander.

    https://cfl.craigslist.org/cto/d/stu...381949152.html

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    If the Commander is too big, then try this beauty. Sure would be nice to just plop down some money and get a restored ready to drive car. If the mileage is correct, this has to be one of the lowest mileage cars ever of this time period. This 52 Champion is sure nice, but the 1950 bullet nose is one of my favorites. The nice thing is that almost every Studebaker came with overdrive.

    https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto...381270548.html

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    • pAAt
      pAAt commented
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      Tom, your getting me thinking on a Studebaker now. Great looking cars and the price don't seem that bad, compared to others of that vintage. I have to find out exactly what my father in law had and that would make it easier to swing by my wife !!

      A friend of mine has some semi storage trailers and said I have first chance at them. Waiting on a price and that would make life more enjoyable down here. Pat

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    Pat, a friend of mine up north has one of those steel container boxes, and it sure makes a nice maintenance free storage container. I'd like to have one, but they wouldn't be allowed where I live.

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    • pAAt
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      I'm hoping I can talk my wife into 1 or 2 of them and I'd be a good boy for a while. I need to get two lawnmowers out of my shop by the house, plus my A parts out of the butcher shop. Wish me luck !!

    • Mitch
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      I have 2 containers at work behind my shop. One has full length steel shelving along one side. I keep my Model A parts in there along with some other things. These trailers certainly hold a lot and keep everything moisture free all year round

      When i restored lucy i had all her pieces neatly spread out and organized inside. It was easy to find things this way and it kept everything safe from the daily shop enviroment.

    • pAAt
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      Mitch, could you call my wife and tell her how nice these would be for both of us !

    • pAAt
      pAAt commented
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      Got the price on the trailer. 950 delivered ! Scrap price of 13000 lbs, so I can't lose on it unless scrap drops below .08 lb. No brainer, just wait until the wife goes shopping and hide it in the woods a while.

    • Mitch
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      thats cheap ... get 2

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    Tom,
    And don't forget Studebakers' HILL HOLDER!
    My '53 Comander Coupe was a GREAT car, except the doors closed, with a TINNY sound. I cut panels from a surplus wool blanket, adhered them in the doors with Old type, brush on Undercoating & brushed a coat over them. TOTALLY QUIET!
    Nine inch brakes were POOPY, I put on the whole brake system from a '56 Golden Hawk & the front sway bar, from a Conestoga Station Wagon (FATTER!) Traction Master Bars on the rear & Gabriel, adjustable shocks all around.
    With its' 322 Nailhead Buick & Overdrive, thet DUDE would DEVOUR, even Golden Hawks & Packard Hawks!
    I've owned 3 Studebakers, in the past.
    Dad Fast

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    • pAAt
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      Bill, I have a Nailhead in a 59 Buick at the farm here. It's my brother in laws car, the original motor was replaced with this one and I believe it's a 364. Is this a worth while engine to save ? Car has sat outside for some 40 years now.

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    Bill, I'm surprised at your door comment because I've always known Studebakers to have a solid, precision door fit and sound. In fact that was the first thing my dad would brag to others about his 1950 Champion that he bought new. That car was only 10 years old when my dad and I cut the body off so I could have a field car to run around the back 40. What a dumb thing to do, cutting up a perfectly good car, but back then most people considered a car junk after 7 years, no matter what condition it was in. I bought my neighbor's very nice 1952 Chevy for $25 when I was in 7th grade, but when my dad saw it beside the barn, he told me to take it right back.

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      pAAt,
      I don't know SQUAT about a 364 Buick engine.
      Bill Blank

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      • #7
        Originally posted by pAAt View Post
        Got the price on the trailer. 950 delivered ! Scrap price of 13000 lbs, so I can't lose on it unless scrap drops below .08 lb. No brainer, just wait until the wife goes shopping and hide it in the woods a while.
        Harbor Freight sells camouflage plastic traps you can hang on the side facing the house. Your wife will never know it's there.

        That is a really good price. Buy 2 and space them 16 feet apart, then put a roof between them, so you have a lot of parking space.

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        • pAAt
          pAAt commented
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          Tom, good idea on the camo. I should get a piece to put over me too !! I went up to my friends shop and helped him get a grain box on his truck. He has 2 aluminum semi trailers and would haul them down for me also. I asked a price and he didn't say anything yet, but it better be cheap or else. Roof over the two and I'd have room for an A and a Studebaker ! That would give you a lot of extra space up there !!! ;) Pat

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