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Studebaker Champion Restoration - First Look

This is the first look at our 1953 Studebaker Champion In-Situ restoration. (a.k.a. Annabelle). This is the first in a series documenting Annbelle's restoration. You can read more on this project at http://www.theymightberacing.com


 


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1951 Studebaker Champion Engine Revamp
SCCNSW member Scott had some issues with his Champion's engine, and needed to give it some attention. While he was at it, he dressed it up a bit, and gave it a little bit more performance in 2011. Video produced by Ray Henman ACS Our Website - StudebakerCarClubNSW.com





1951 Studebaker Champion (part 2)
Checking to see why it sat up for all of these years. You'll find out why at the end of the video.





1953 Studebaker Champion In-Situ Restoration (Part 2)
This video documents the second step of the in-situ restoration project of a 1953 Studebaker Champion. This step constitues the basic cleanup of the roject to ready it for future work. You can read more on this project at http://www.theymightberacing.com





Studebaker US6 "Frozen In Time" (Engine Overhaul)
In the summer of 2009 this 1945 Studebaker US6 was brought back to life and driven 75 miles back to civilization after being abandoned in the remote Alaskan wilderness and "frozen in time" for two decades. Now in June 2013 the old war horse is getting some much needed TLC and a new lease on life. This truck was built on May 23, 1945.





1959 Studebaker Napco Promo Truck





1950 Studebaker Starlite Coupe





1951 Studebaker Starlight Coup - Fly/In Cruise/In
Series #13 PART#3 Fly/In Cruise/In Video Magazine Albert Olynger shows us his 1951 Studebaker Starlight Coupe. www.FlyInCruiseIn.com Produced by: Inge Harte - Ray Johnson





Studebaker Woody Fastback Custom at SEMA from Eastwood
Visit Eastwood: http://www.eastwood.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=annotation&utm_conte nt=eastwood&utm_campaign=eastwood Check out this interview from SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas. The guys from Eastwood get an up close look at the amazing '51 Stude Woody that was built by Hill's Rod & Custom in California. It features incredible wood work as well as a 390 cid Ford Edsel V8 with a rare injection system that was designed by aircraft engineers and featured on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in 1959. This was one of the most popular cars at SEMA and we're sure you'll be impressed after you watch the video. Eastwood has everything you need to do the job right when you're restoring your car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, powder coating supplies, abrasive blasters and media, hand tools, rust solutions, paint and paint guns, specialty paints and coatings, metal fab tools and more! Are You an Eastwood Guy?





1940 Studebaker Champion Introduction
The Studebaker Champion is an automobile which was produced by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana from the beginning of the 1939 model year until 1958. The success of the Champion in 1939 was imperative to Studebaker's survival following weak sales during the 1938 model year. Unlike most other cars, the Champion was designed from a "clean sheet", and had no restrictions caused by necessarily utilizing older parts or requiring the subsequent use of its components in heavier vehicles. Market research guided the selection of features, but a key principle adhered to was the engineering watchword "weight is the enemy." For its size, it was one of the lightest cars of its era. Its compact straight-6 engine outlasted the model itself and was produced to the end of the 1964 model year, with a change to an OHV design in 1961. The Champion was one of Studebaker's best-selling models because of its low price (US$660 for the two-door business coupe in 1939), durable engine, and styling. The car's ponton styling was authored by industrial designer Raymond Loewy who had been under contract with Studebaker for the design of their automobiles. Champions won Mobilgas economy runs by posting the highest gas mileage tests. During World War II, Champions were coveted for their high mileage at a time when gas was rationed in the United States. From 1943-1945, the Champion engine was used as the powerplant for the Studebaker M29 Weasel personnel and cargo carrier, which also used four sets of the Champion's leaf springs arranged transversely for its bogie suspension. The Champion was phased out in 1958 in preparation for the introduction of the 1959 Studebaker Lark. Prior to this, Studebaker had been placed under receivership, and the company was attempting to return to a profitable position. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studebaker_Champion





1954 Studebaker Champion Deluxe





My Grandma's Studebaker
Okay, she's a bit rusty, her paint has faded,but she's running fine And at her age, she causes a stirr wherever she goes..





48 Studebaker Champion Motor
1948 48 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe - Test Drive to demonstrate engine and transmission w/ overdrive. 169 cubic inch flathead straight six cylinder with offenhauser twin carburetor intake, 3 speed trans. w/ overdrive.





Drive Your Studebaker Day
On July 4th 2009, owners of Studebaker cars and trucks (and horse-pulled vehicles) all around the world will be driving and talking about their Studebakers on the same day. International Drive Your Studebaker Day is an official event of the Studebaker Drivers Club, Inc.





1929 Studebaker House Car offered by Tom Laferriere - Laferriere Classic Cars
This is the one and only Studebaker house car. see www.tomlaferriere.com for all details.





'54 Studebaker Starlight Startup
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