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On 6/2/2020 at 6:10 PM, Mark Huston said:

In the 1990s, I got a tip about a Studebaker in a almond orchard in Northern California.   It turned out to be a basket case 1929 Studebaker GE Dictator rumble seat cabriolet.  A very rare model Studebaker.   My brother bought the car with the intention of restoring it.   Before he could get started a friend of ours, who was between projects, found out about the car and talked my brother into selling it to him.  Our friend did a full frame up restoration on the car.  He did not have to take it apart because the entire car was in pieces, rusted out, and wood framing long gone.  When it was pulled from the almond orchard it took several pickup truck loads to haul all the pieces to my brothers place and then move it again to our friends house.    Our friend still has the Studebaker and it is as beautiful today as when he completed the restoration.  Here are pictures as found and after restoration.

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Another one??

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9 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

Another one??

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The red cabriolet is a GJ Commander.  The tan cabriolet I posted is a GE Dictator.   Notice the difference in the belt line and where the top hardware mounts to the body.  

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2 minutes ago, Mark Huston said:


The red cabriolet is a GJ Commander.  The tan cabriolet I posted is a GE Dictator.   Notice the difference in the belt line and where the top hardware mounts to the body.  

Thanks!  Is yours an 'early' '29?

 

The owner's other '29.

 

Craig

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Inspired? I can't believe what some of you have completed!

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29 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

Thanks!  Is yours an 'early' '29?

 

The owner's other '29.

 

Craig

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This is another Commander.  
 

The GE Dictator I posted (not my car) was built in 1928.  However, Studebaker referred to the late 1928 built cars as 1929’s.   Some Studebaker  “experts” today refer to them as Third Series 1928 models.  

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1923 Ford TT one ton truck , Manchester, England built, left to rot with only 2156 miles.

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I got you all beat, I restored this nice 56 Chevy in only 19 years.

 Some parts are not original.

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