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Altered Wheelbase 59 StudeBaker Lark Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasser55, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Bruce A Lyke
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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    lots of creativity here, looks like it will be a lot of fun to run. the 327 look good.
     
  2. Love those Larks! I stuffed a '66 327 in my '62 Lark. It was great performance wise. The car weighed less than 3,000 lbs. Yours should be a rocket ship with that set-up. Better add wheelie bars!
     

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  3. teddisnoke
    Joined: May 24, 2005
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    from So Cal

    I think here in our own little mecca, in the San Gabriel Valley, we've got some of the most talented car guys in the nation !! Some years back, a magazine gathered a group of gassers, and altereds for a magazine shoot, behind Hastings Ranch Theater. I know there were some of you guys there 'cause I saw your cars!. Most of the only pictures I got, were of Augie and I playing around on the freeway afterwards. Anyone recall?If you saw some of these streeters, you'd have been in awe of what was being driven out on the street that night. Truly bitchin, and it's be great to throw a date like that together again, and meet up somewhere for the evening. Huh??
     
  4. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    this is an awesome looking car.
     
  5. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
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    You are doin my dream car I want it! it is a bad mofo lookin forward to the progress
     
  6. I got one going myself!!! Won't be moving the rear axle, but did scoot the front ahead a couple inches! Got a 413/ torqueflite combo in it. What are you going to use for steering????
     
  7. Love the build skills you have. Going to be a killer car when you are done! When you are done and driving it, Studebakers name will be resurrected.
     
  8. gasser55
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    I had a great time that day...........i just droped the 301 small block in my awb 55 and worked most of the night getting it ready for the shoot.
    A group of us ended up meeting at paul solizs house a couple months later for another phoot shoot.... Great turnout and we got to make some passes down pauls street..lol
     
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  9. gasser55
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    I will most likely end up doing a cross steer setup with vega box.......The steering and the cage are the next things I want to get done on the car.
     
  10. This build is bad ass.
     
  11. frankenstein1948
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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  12. BAD ASS! Just like your other cars.
     
  13. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    from Canada

    Oh man, I love it! About 20 years ago I started
    building a similar project - also a gasser-style '59
    Lark, but with a stock wheelbase and slightly less
    engine set-back. I had a tunnel-rammed 440
    Chrysler and a clutch-flyte ready to go into it, but
    due to a move and a career change, I ended up
    selling the car before it was even 50% finished.

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  14. gasser55
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    I worked on some of the other projects in the shop so I wasn't able to get much done on the lark this week.
    I went and picked the grill up from the chrome shop and pulled out some parts for cleaning like the v-gate shifter and the americans i,m going to run in the rear but that was about it..........Going to try to get a jump on this thing monday morning.

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  15. gasser55
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    Just got my disc brakes for the front........I,m going to try to get alot done this month on it and I will post pics as I go.

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  16. chevyben
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
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    from washington

    That is so very cool!
     
  17. Picaninny
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    Looking good mike, I tell you every other month I go over there that stude look's more and more bitchin.
     
  18. prolark60
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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    I glad to see other people are doing Larks. I wish I had the balls to do to mine what you did to yours. It looks badass!
     

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  19. ***Area-51***
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    cool! how did I miss this?
     
  20. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    This is sweeet! Great build up.
    Subscribing to watch the final product pulling those wheelies!
     
  21. Hightone111
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    More More More!!
     
  22. Bonneville Avanti Dan
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
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    Bonneville Avanti Dan
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    from California

    Nice build. My first Lark was the Deceptive Lark. 1959 Lark Wagon. Ran at Lyons in the gasser classes. Best luck was with a 259 Stude engine with Weind 2X2 manifold and Howards cam. Low 13's and set track record several times.
    Next build never got finished. After my max wedge car got wagged up at OCIR I wanted to go lighter. Got the Lark for free and decided to go Altered style gasser. 25% set back and was going to be awesome. Life set back skunked the deal. Watching your build will be a small consolation. Thanks for building it.
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    Picture was taken in 1971 at Lyons on the first day we got the record. It was still street driven too.
    Dan
     
  23. AA/Fuel34fordpu
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
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    updates are great show us some more please!
     
  24. jammersspeed
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 347

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    from herman mn.

    sweet! that thing is bad ass!!!
     
  25. There is nothing about your AWB Lark that I don't like!
    Eager to see more.
     
  26. Hightone111
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 323

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  27. sledbuilder
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
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    any updates on this one?
     
  28. Hightone111
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    Yo! ...Any progress?
     
  29. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    wlspdshop
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    from Missouri

    Whatever happened to this one? Any progress..?
     
  30. Scratchbuilt
    Joined: Jul 19, 2010
    Posts: 155

    Scratchbuilt
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    Was looking really neat
     

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