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About geigs

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  • Birthday 02/24/1969

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    Have been into cars all my life. My first car was a 1977 Chrysler Newport, followed by a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda with a Slant 6. Used to attend the Hershey Show with my dad every fall. He was not so much a car guy, but he enjoyed going because the cars would remind him of stories of dates he went on when he was younger. I think he dated a lot of woman!. Bought my first collector car in July 2014, a 1956 Studebaker President Classic.
  1. The following is a quick video I made of my Studebaker last summer on a tour of covered bridges through Frederick MD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt8U4xnWd78
  2. Regarding post war Independent makes, why do some have a decent following, while others have been mostly forgotten? What are your memories of some of the Independent makes? What type of person would drive an Independent back in the day?
  3. Hi all,Just picked up these fine NOS arms at the Charlotte Autofair this past week. My question is does anyone know how to make the end of the arm swivel so that the blades can be adjusted to the correct angle? I know no tools are required and it's easy to do; I just can't figure it out. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  4. Timely, I'm in desperate need of a steering column firewall seal for a 56 President Classic with power steering. No one reproduces it. It's part number 306908. Not sure what would be the best way to proceed. Any suggestions? Thank you.
  5. Update: I finally bought a collectible car! On July 20, 2014, I purchased a 1956 Studebaker President Classic with just 42,500. Per your advice, I joined the Studebaker Driver's Club at the beginning of the year as well as the regional chapter. They helped me track down this car. I also just joined the AACA and am joining the Sugarloaf Region AACA chapter. I always post a conclusion, so thanks to all for going along on the ride.
  6. Thanks. Excellent idea. I'm joining tomorrow.
  7. You and I are the same. We are maximizers. Maximizers will settle for nothing but the best. They endlessly research options and often second-guess the choices they make. The problem with being a maximizer is that there is always a potentially better option that exists, and thinking about these other possibilities can be frustrating and nonproductive.
  8. Thanks all again. Everyone's advice has been really helpful and as far as I'm concerned you all have skin in the game now. I plan to make Hershey my last stand. If I don't buy something before then, I'll find something at car corral to bring home. Once again, really appreciate everyone taking the time to respond.
  9. I'd like to keep it under 12k. I have a garage 20x30. It would be a 3 car garage if it was a side load. I'm thinking of getting casters, so I can slide the car around, so two cars would be facing the garage door and the other would be against the wall in the back. I had a 65 Barracuda back in high school and when I would bring it in for service, they would send me home and tell me to do it, so I'm somewhat handy. As for tools, just the basics. I don't want a trailer queen. I'm looking for a car that I can take to cruise-ins, a Sunday drive, a drive-in movie, and maybe a weekend getaway. Most of the roads where I live are two lane 40-50 MPH with rolling hills. I seem to prefer cars from 1948-1961. Still debating the open car/closed car, but initially I was looking at sedans since I have three kids. And funny you should mention, I have looked at the Cranbrook and I have a friend who has a 64 Falcon convertible. I've really picked up the pace in my search over the last few weeks and have looked at everything from a 48 Studebaker Landcruiser to a 59 Lincoln Premiere. I really like the Independents and the also-rans. However, I'm concerned about parts and if there would be enough community involvement. Since you mentioned Craigslist, do you have a preferI'd like to keep it under 12k. I have a garage 20x30. It would be a 3 car garage if it was a side load. I'm thinking of getting casters, so I can slide the car around, so two would be facing the garage door and the other would be against the wall in the back. I had a 65 Barracuda back in high school and when I would bring it in for service; they would send me home and tell me to do it, so I'm somewhat handy. As for tools, just the basics. I don't want a trailer queen. I'm looking for a car that I can take to cruise-ins, a Sunday drive, a drive-in movie, and maybe a weekend getaway. Most of the roads where I live are two lane 40-50 MPH with rolling hills. I seem to prefer cars from 1948-1961. Still debating the open car/closed car, but initially I was looking at sedans since I have three kids. And funny you should mention, I have looked at the Cranbrook and I have a friend who has a 64 Falcon convertible. I've really picked up the pace in my search over the last few weeks and have looked at everything from a 48 Studebaker Landcruiser to a 59 Lincoln Premiere. I really like the Independents and the also-rans. However, I'm concerned about parts and if there would be enough community involvement. Since you mentioned Craigslist, do you have a preference between a classic car dealer or a private sale? Thank you.
  10. I was a member of the Cadillac/LaSalle Club for awhile. I do follow the boards on some car club sites just to get a feel of the culture. But that's a good idea. Thanks.
  11. Thanks for all the advice thus far; it's greatly appreciated. I think women are easier than cars. With cars, you have to rely on third party information, whereas with women, you can go right to the source. Plus, it's hard to know if the car likes you back. The general consensus seems to be that the purchase of a collectible car is completely irrational and therefore, one should buy based on emotion, not logic. Is that correct?
  12. Hi all, I've been into collectible cars ever since I was a tyke and have been to many car museums around the country as well as the annual Hershey show. I love them all! With all my interest in old cars, I have yet to purchase one. I look all the time, but I've never been able to finally go out and get one. I just can't decide. One week it's a Kaiser Manhattan, the next a Nash Statesman, and the next a Lincoln Premiere. I've always appreciated cars that are out of the mainstream because they seem to have a more novel approach in design and engineering. That being read, I'm also a big Mopar fan. Another thing that throws me off is sometimes I'm not excited by a particular car, but it's so well maintained and original, how could one pass it up (obviously, I've passed everything up)? So my question to you, is how I settle down and finally pick something? Your experience and suggestions would be very helpful, as I'm beginning to believe that if I don't do something soon, I never do it, or end up buying something that I'll regret. Thank you for your time and wisdom. P.S. I'll be Hershey this fall, so that will be my last chance for the year to find something.