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'59 Studebaker Lark VIII 2 Door Wagon

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JReece, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. JReece
    Joined: Oct 6, 2011
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    My car, I traded on it, like I do everything. Yes, I got it from Buggmann. ;) It has 14,000 Original Miles. It also has the bigger 289ci engine. Since I've had it I have did a lot of cleaning on it and just working on little odds an ends. I put a glasspack on it with a turn out and down. Sounds pretty mean, was loud as heck. I also have removed the old Carter and installed a Edelbrock and a 1" spacer. Pictures are from the day I drove it home. That's were I am so far, I'll keep this updated... Hopefully. ;)
     
  2. JReece
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1318460058.835331.jpg

    Original AM Radio Still Works! Amazing!
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    Creepy Dash Sticker!!!
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  4. cheveey57
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    Wow, gotta love that 2 door wagon. What are your plans for her?
     
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  5. PhilJohnson
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    You sir have my favorite car of all time. I used to have one but I foolishly sold it thinking it was too far gone to fix and I've been kicking myself ever since.
     
  6. stealthcruiser
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    Nice, Brother!

    Ya' got hubcaps for it?
     
  7. Man, I would love to have one of these 2 dr wagons. I've down drawings of the '59 wagon a bunch of times and has the possibility of being a cool custom. All it takes is imagination and ingenuity.
     
  8. JReece
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    Thanks Guys! I need some baby moons for her! Right now I really just plan on lowering it a bit in the front and just enjoying it. The old thing drives great down the road, extremely comfortable. Here are some pics after I cleaned it up. ImageUploadedByTJJ1318470041.038351.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1318470126.967434.jpg

    And one neat old stock photo!
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  9. neverdun
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    Nice ride, I love wagons
     
  10. Belchfire8
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    I can't look at a 2 dr. Stude wagon without thinking gasser..... Radiused rear wheel wells, straight axle, injector stacks through the hood....
     
  11. JReece
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    I've thought the same thing!
    That would be awesome... And expensive. :)
     
  12. JReece
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    When I show people the car, I'm like, look it's 'MINT'... And there like no its not... I'm like no look at it's MINT... Green! ;)
     
  13. Jonnie King
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    from St. Louis

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    Always clean, solid, well-designed cars. Simply beautiful...even in stock form. And the Classic "European" -styled grille/front end looks cool just as it is.

    Enjoy it ! Ya don't have to do much to make 'em work !

    Jonnie King www.legends.thewwbc.net
     
  14. JReece
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    Here are some pics of the new carb.

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  16. rosco gordy
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    you piss me off!!
     
  17. OneBad56
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    No...starting to be an overdone theme....


    Nice score. keep it low and cool.
     
  18. dmw56
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    Very cool! I grew up in one of those. :D
     
  19. Adam M.
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    That looks great! Nice score
     
  20. JReece
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    Why so sad?
     
  21. stillrunners
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    cool....keep it simple....maybe just buy some factory 62-64 bolt on disk brakes(from me)....one of my Studie buddies swaped out the 6 for an V8 in his 2 door wagon back in about 1975 - it was sweet - but his dad - an old Stude collecter didn't like it to well...hey - do we have a Studebaker HAMB club?
     
  22. JReece
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    How much do you want for the brakes?
     
  23. Carl La Fong
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    Actually, calling it a two door wagon is like the, proverbial, Model A five window coupe. All 59 Stude wagons were two doors. My aunt bought one new in 59. V8 with a three speed. Loved that car
     
  24. Ole_Red
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    what did you trade away for it? I remember seeing pics over on the SDC forum and they werent too pretty. He was asking 8k originally or something to that effect. I will definitely be following this one.
     
  25. JReece
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    Yea, I traded a '77 Harley Ironhead for it. Yea she needed a good bit of love... And still does. :)
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  26. sololobo
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    Outstanding wagon, I think these are as cool as it gets. The sweet 289 to boot, enjoy and congrats on a super winner. ~sololobo~
     
  27. 79mbu
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    from australia

    JREECE
    Just in time for Hallowe'en, maybe you can find some inspiration in these photos, taken at a car show here in Brisbane, Australia a couple of years ago. IMO this is one of the prettiest Lark wagons ever...very subtle and very striking.

    Ever since I first learned to drive (the family's 1959 Lark) I have had a soft spot in my heart (or, is it in my head?) for the old Stewdies.

    HGB

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  28. JReece
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    That thing looks awesome man!
     
  29. Ole_Red
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    from 206, WA


    You got a lot of body work in your future on that passenger side! :eek: Have you joined the SDC Forum yet? If I recall correctly, there are a lot of SDC Members in your area who would probably want to see and help you on your ride, if you are interested.

    Then again you did get rid of a harley... Thats one less oil stain in your driveway!
     
  30. JReece
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    My Buddy Blade, My Dad and Myself Lowered the Stude Today About 4"!!!

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    My Dad and Blade!
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