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Old 05-04-2018, 10:51 AM   #1
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Too cool!

https://columbus.craigslist.org/ctd/...578715728.html

Now this has great potential for those wishing something classic and different.....

Personally, I'd rebuild the Studie engine and keep it pretty much original except for the interior and paint.
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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what a project! very cool but needs a lot of TLC!!!
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:50 AM   #3
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And any parts you need are probably right down the street at you local Studebaker dealership!
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:53 AM   #4
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And any parts you need are probably right down the street at you local Studebaker dealership!
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:10 PM   #5
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And any parts you need are probably right down the street at you local Studebaker dealership!
Although it's a far bigger project than I personally would want to take on. ( better things to do like fishing )......... The parts would not be that hard to source. I have a buddy that owns 5 "Studie trucks" and he has no issues restoring them or keeping them running.

But not the best choice to use as a daily driver for sure.

BTW... my Dad had a Gold Hawk when I was a kid and I had a Lark in H.S. --- I always wanted an Avanti.
Studebaker made some great, innovated, dependable machines.
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:28 PM   #6
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If I had a bus that old, the body would go on a newer chassis. What an awesome looking old bus!
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:41 PM   #7
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If I had a bus that old, the body would go on a newer chassis. What an awesome looking old bus!
By the listing, it seems that was the seller's intention. I would have loved to get a bus with some more character, like that, but character requires ability, of which I am short on.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:50 PM   #8
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from what I understand after reading such things and other projects people have done with waynes is dropping that bus onto the ambulance chassis is not as involved as one might think.. theres a chance the lengths might line up pretty close on their own, and its also not completely unheard of to lengthen or shorten a frame..

obviously any project like this is not for the average backyard mechanic..

if the studie frame is in good shape doing a drivetrain and axle swap is a more likely scenerio vs the whole chassis..

id Love to attempt a project like that.. i probably have the Know-how but not the tools, or indoor shop, or time to do it..
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:55 PM   #9
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Having had a studibaker I know the studi driver's club is super helpful, there is even a guy in California with a warehouse of nos parts

Super cool bus but more than I wanna take on
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:53 PM   #10
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For me, the intimidation of a project like that is actually more with the fabrication/metal work side of things. I'm pretty darn competent with a wrench and most things woodworking-related, but those Wayne curves and the potential for lots of sheet metal repairs and frame modifications would scare me off.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:26 PM   #11
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Hey Tango, maybe we could go partners on it, build a shop half way between us in say Albuquerque and work weekends on it. Jack
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:07 PM   #12
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Sounds cool. And if we can time the work with the Hatch Chilie Pepper Festival...even better!

Oh wait...first I have to get that "other" bus running.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:59 PM   #13
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There is another Stewdabaker bus for sale in Big Spring Tx. (C/L Abilene or San Angelo) Tango could pick it up on a weekend trip to NM, and ya'll could have twins.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:01 PM   #14
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looks like a BIG job alright.. but in a few months of 12hr. days and a lot of busted knuckles it could be done.. but i am too old and wore out to even let my evil little brain get anymore ideas.. some younger guy should be all over it,
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:23 PM   #15
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I just had a thought - is that conversion old enough that the floor could be asbestos?
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:28 PM   #16
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I like the idea of dropping the body onto the late model ambulance chassis.
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