I bought this 1953 Studebaker on eBay, and it was pretty much as I expected except for the frame. It was totally rusted out and had to be replaced. The replacement frame came from a 1963 Studebaker Hawk, including bigger brakes, stronger structure and a '62 289. After several years of intermittent work, I now have a good cruiser in driver condition. Rusted frame -- gone! Front crossmember completely rusted out. Fiberglass fenders replaced. Old frame on the way out. Body was better than the frame. Interior was shot too. New (to me) frame and 289 engine. Working on the body, little by little/ A comfy interior for a cruise. Finally, ready for prime time.
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