Mark van Deventer -
President Black Hawk Chapter Studebaker Drivers Club 1998 - 2002
On Saturday October 20th 2001, the first of the Zimbabwe wagons came home to Naperville. I got a call from Scott Stastny (Deluxe Autowerks) late in the week that the '58 Provincial Wagon was ready for collection. Mechanically she has been rebuilt from front to back, the list of things done reads like a complete mechanical restoration.
Wheel cylinders on all 4 corners
Brake Lines replaced
Rebuild Gas Tank
Rebuild the Carb
Rebuild Fuel Pump
Fuel lines replaced
Wiring .... wiring ... wiring
Front end tightened and bushings replaced
When she came home she was filled with "stuff". My brother, Andrew, had sent me his collection of hubcaps that he had collected over the years and those now hang on my garage wall. There were various other parts left over from the car, I went through them and threw away the junk and put the other usable parts to one side. A decent carpet was also amongst the stuff so after a good wash and vacuum I reinstalled them, amazing the difference a carpet makes on the floor!
So all that is left now is to replace the rubber on all the doors and windows, some minor body work and replace a few pieces of cracked glass. All it takes is time and money ....
South Bend Nationals June 2002
The Quigleys from Melbourne Australia drove the '58 Wagon to the nationals, here are the pictures
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