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Old 03-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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transportation costs were good, considering that the trucker was not hauling 2 vehicles... and the fuel cost..
We normally pay around half of that much for each piece of equipment when we get 2 backhoes or excavators shipped that far, so 750 x 2 equals the same amount...
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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transportation costs were good, considering that the trucker was not hauling 2 vehicles... and the fuel cost..
We normally pay around half of that much for each piece of equipment when we get 2 backhoes or excavators shipped that far, so 750 x 2 equals the same amount...
Well...
he had already dropped the '65 Mustang (that leaked oil all over my bus!!!) and the food truck by the time he got here. I do not know where they were picked up, but my understanding is that they both went to locations somewhere near Shelton, WA. I think he was happy to honor the quote he give me back in November because by the time I bought the bus he was already going to be making the trip (most of the way) up here. Icing on his cake so to speak, I suppose. Not to mention- a buyer of my Family's rides had dealt with him in the past, as did one of the prior owners of my bus.
It was a really, really odd twist to the story which I will one day explain in detail, somehow.

Let's just say- I was meant to get this bus- one way or the other.
It's like the Planets were in perfect alignment or something...
I should'a bought a lottery ticket while I was at it!!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #13
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Re: StudeDave's "Nelly- the StudeBus'"

Is that a 1965 Studebaker Commander car next to your bus? I had a 1963 Studebaker Lark that had a Ford 289 motor. It was a three on the tree standard transmission with a manual overdrive that was controlled by a cable which looked like a choke cable. You could put any gear in overdrive, even reverse.

To this day, I still think that The Studebaker Avanti is the coolest looking car ever made.

Studebakers are prized by many.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:41 AM   #14
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Is that a 1965 Studebaker Commander car next to your bus? I had a 1963 Studebaker Lark that had a Ford 289 motor. It was a three on the tree standard transmission with a manual overdrive that was controlled by a cable which looked like a choke cable. You could put any gear in overdrive, even reverse.
To this day, I still think that The Studebaker Avanti is the coolest looking car ever made.
Studebakers are prized by many.
Sorta, no, and yes!!!
The car in the picture is my '65 Cruiser. She's the top of the line for Studebaker in 1965. We do have a '65 Commander out back, though!!! I also own a '54 and a '57 Commander, a '57 Champion, a '57 Parkview (wagon), and a '58 Packard.
While your car may have had a 289- I doubt it was a Ford. Studebaker had an engine that also displaced 289 cubes. It was their own engine. The only Studebakers that did not have Studebaker power were the '56 Golden Hawks, '65 and '66 Studes, and diesel trucks.
Well, those and the various carts, buggies and wagons from 1852 and up.

The Avantis were indeed pretty cool rides. One of these days we'll get Dad's back on the road and see just how cool...
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lol i now know that the bus is in very competent hands that knows everything about Studebakers!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #16
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lol i now know that the bus is in very competent hands that knows everything about Studebakers!!
I wouldn't say I know everything, but I do know enough to be dangerous!!!
If there's something I don't know- I have my StudeFamily to fall back on...
they're the ones who know (nearly) everything 'bout Studebakers.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:13 PM   #17
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Just give me one with a supercharger....
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #18
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Just give me one with a supercharger....
I hear ya there!!!
As odd as it sounds~ the thought has actually crossed my mind to install a blower on the bus!!!

YIKES!!!


I'm not too sure why I didn't post this link before, but some other pictures can be found here~

http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w...50%20StudeBus/

Sorry 'bout that!!! Look for more (better) pics to be added at a later date...
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<-- closet Stude fan here.
The small town I grew up in had more Studes per capita than even South bend. $ brothers used to own dealership until Stude went under. But they all had collections they kept. One was the mayor of the town for like 25 years-had 8 or so. 2 brothers opened a toyota dealership-they had 2 perfect Avantis-a black one and a white one- probably under 10k miles on them. You only saw them in it was 68 degrees-no clouds-perfect humidity. One of them had a Lark that was one of the quickest cars in town. A paxtoned 289-quite built for the day. Straight axle + on the old 7" cheater slicks. This thing ran 11's in the 1/4 way back in the early 70's. That was very fast for the day. Another brother ran a junk yard-had at least 100 saved.
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WELL, I must tell you of the 1961 Rambler station wagon that I once had. It was black in color with a small straight six and three on the tree. It was cool. It looked like an upturned bathtub. I also had a 1963 Rambler wagon. It had a straight six. If I am not mistaken, it was an engine that had the spark plugs on the top of the engine.

I also had a 1964 and a 1965 Rambler 2 door coupe.

However, some of my favorites were the 1963, 1968, and 1969 Dodge Darts that all had the 225 slant six motor that ran forever. They all had the push button transmission shifters.

BUT most likely my favorite car was the 1972 Checker Marathon with a Chevy 350 motor and automatic transmission. You could sit in the back seat and not be able to touch the back of the front seat with your feet.

I sure am dating myself with these memories.
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