Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Surface-level Rust Reveal

The truck is in great shape considering its age and the fact that it's been stored out of doors for more than a decade. Here's what the rust situation looked like when we pulled away the floor mat.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The 1954 3R Studebaker Truck Restoration Begins

My Dad and I are set to begin the truck restoration. Our goal is to stop the rust and to restore the truck to a solid daily driver condition.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Studebaker - Karel Staple Chapter Calendar - 2014

We've been busy assembling the 2014 Club calendar. Here's a peek at the collage pages.

In Land Park, Sacramento - 3R Studebaker

A few pics while out and about in the 3R Studebaker pickup truck.

Still Earning Its Keep - 1954 Studebaker Pickup

Here's the 1954 3R Studebaker pickup hauling a 20 foot tall Eiffel Tower replica (unassembled).

Studebaker Meetup - Karel Staple Chapter 2013

Our club meet and auction was a big success with hundreds of dollars raised for our education fund. Here are a few pics from the meetup.

Raymond Loewy Honored on Google.com

On November 5, 2013, Google honored Studebaker designer Raymond Loewy with a "Google doodle" on google.com. Here's an article about the feature.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Drive-in Theater Speaker Conversion

I converted a drive-in theater speaker to a 7-watt mono MP3 speaker. Here are the parts, as well as a movie of the final result.

Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

There were a few dozen mid-century cars at the Sacramento Executive Airport as part of the 2013 Mid-Century Modern Home Tour. From Harley Earl designs, to a Citroen, to some really wonderful American convertibles. 

There were two Studebakers in attendance: "Doc," our 1950 Champion, as well as a modified 1950 Starlight Coupe whose owner inquired about the local Karel Staple Chapter Studebaker club

The Mid-Century fans had lots of questions about the Bourke/Loewy nose-cone design. If you're interested in the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour and car show, go to either http://sacmcmhometour.blogspot.com and/or http://www.facebook.com/SacMod.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

1950 Studebaker Champion Fixed

After four months of rough riding and much turmoil, the Champion is back on the road. Here's what needed repair:

  • New points in the condenser 
  • New vacuum advance part
  • Fixed the carburetor
The downside was the cost of the repairs, but the upside is that we're ready for the summer car shows.

Fair Oaks Fiesta Days 2013 - Studebakers

There were many KS Chapter Studebakers at the 2013 Fair Oaks, CA Fiesta Days event. Here are a few pics:

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Studebaker 3R Seat Cover

The seat cover for our Studebaker 3R pickup truck arrived! Here's a preview, hastily draped over our kitchen chairs. We ordered the seat cover from LaBaron Bonney, http://www.lebaronbonney.com.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Studebakers on the CW31 Car Czar

The Karel Staple Chapter was on the CW31 Car Czar TV show. See the show here:

Studebaker Meet-Up in Rancho Cordova, CA

The Karel Staple Chapter of the SDC had a great breakfast meet-up at Brookfield's in Rancho Cordova, CA. Here are a few pictures from the event.

Monday, February 25, 2013

3R Engine Bay is Clean

Thanks to a friend in the Karel Staple Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club, the 3R's engine bay is scarily clean. I can now see the original red engine paint. Wow.