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1962 Studebaker Lark convertible

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Here's another of my older builds from the 90's...the Johan 62 Studebaker Lark snap kit. A very simplistic kit, but it was fun putting a few of my own touches on it. I painted it in a light blue solid base & then sprayed white pearl over the body. Lowered the front suspension & added wheels & tires from the Revell 56 Ford pickup. A couple chrome exhaust tips out the back & it made a nice Boulevard cruiser. Hope you enjoy.

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Very nice!! :) It came out really well. Good work.

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Very nice! I used to own a 1:1 '63 sedan. I thought I was going to restore it, but it's rust had rust. Once I figured out that both the A and B pillars were near rusted through, it was over.

Back when I was a kid in 1969, we moved to Pirmasens, Germany. My father was US military and he was taking over a unit from another officer who was going stateside. This guy had a 1962 Studebaker Lark convertible. I was big on taking over the car, as was my father since he had a '62 4 door sedan and two previous Studes. The owner discouraged us since the chassis had totally rotted out! Keep in mind that this was only a 7 year old car at that point!

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Probably just one of many reasons why Studebaker isn't around today. I really love the look of these little Larks & the 53 Starliner was YEARS ahead of it's time in styling!

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A very basic, simplified kit... but you did a heck of a job on it. Nice!

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Thats really sharp and simple..

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First thing to strike me was the color choice. I'm biased towards blue. Then I noticed the trunk lettering, the shine overall and the sedate interior trim. A very clean and smooth overall build. This is one to be proud of to be sure. Not my cup-of-tea, but I gotta give it four cool's outta five. B)B) B) B)

I'm with Jacen on this! Very clean execution. Excellent!

B)

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Very nice!

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I remember when JoHan was the ONLY company who made Rambler/American Motors stuff! Still miss those guys! Your lil Rumbler looks GREAT!

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Looks very good.

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That came out nice. I have one, but can't decide what to do with it.

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that is fantastic who knew a simple little JoHan snap kit could look so good..well...obviousley you did ! congat's on the super clean build...

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Thank you for the great comments. George53 I miss Johan as well. Their kits were far from complicated but they had the right look to them & they were always filling a spot that was void from the other makers. They did the , shall we say, non-mainstream cars that nobody else would do...Ramblers, Desotos, Cadillacs. John...a kit is only as simple as you let it be ;)

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I don't like it.

I love it. B)

Really want to get my hands on one of these kits one of these days.

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You do some really nice work Ron. You turned a pretty much "run of the mill model" and turned into something unique. I don't know if there is another of these on this forum, but this one is sure nice.

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Woooo that is clean and slick. Love this great model. Great job if you ask me. Thanks for posting it.

DJ

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Really nice, I always wonder : is this kit really at 1/25 scale ?? It seems "big" to me..... :D

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Super clean and nice! The pearl over blue looks great! Nice work!

Sam

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Cool little car, that shade of blue is really nice on it.

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Beautiful work, Ron! Very cool car.

I would love to see some of these JoHan kits back out again.

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B)

And very nice it is Ron!

Clean and sharp!

Thank You for sharing

Later
Russ

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Normally I don't like this color, but you really made it work. Nicely done.

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I have the one that I built when I was about 8 that I need to re-do.

Yours came out very nicely, Ron. I like your work.

Charlie Larkin

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I agree with Jason and Dave - looks very cool and you madea good job on this simple kit. Thanks for sharing this exotic car,

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