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Anne F. Goodman
01-25-2008, 04:23 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190193812819
I Think the name says it all.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpghttp://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/GusMater.jpg

mbstude
01-25-2008, 04:35 PM
One thing's for sure, the stock Stude grille certainly doesn't fit the rest of the car. [V]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Scotsman%20pickup/0000_59_truck__avatar_december.jpg

mbstude
01-25-2008, 04:35 PM
One thing's for sure, the stock Stude grille certainly doesn't fit the rest of the car. [V]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Scotsman%20pickup/0000_59_truck__avatar_december.jpg

bob40
01-25-2008, 04:39 PM
The Kustom Kemp folks have been around for a very long time(40-50 years?) and have a strong tradition in building cars such as this one.Not for everyones taste but just like all other facets of the car hobby it's a niche' market.I admire the craftsmanship.Never been a fan of the canted headlight arrangement or in this case the grille opening treatment but I would look it over at a car show.

bob40
01-25-2008, 04:39 PM
The Kustom Kemp folks have been around for a very long time(40-50 years?) and have a strong tradition in building cars such as this one.Not for everyones taste but just like all other facets of the car hobby it's a niche' market.I admire the craftsmanship.Never been a fan of the canted headlight arrangement or in this case the grille opening treatment but I would look it over at a car show.

jjones
01-25-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't care for this type of radical Kustom, but I do admire the work and craftsmanship that goes into building one. I do like the flame throwers, though. Boy could I get in trouble with those!

jjones
01-25-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't care for this type of radical Kustom, but I do admire the work and craftsmanship that goes into building one. I do like the flame throwers, though. Boy could I get in trouble with those!

Gary1953
01-25-2008, 07:13 PM
I think if Batman was building a new Batmobile in 1957 it would look like that and be painted black.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
01-25-2008, 07:13 PM
I think if Batman was building a new Batmobile in 1957 it would look like that and be painted black.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/011_11-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Chris Pile
01-25-2008, 10:27 PM
quote:One thing's for sure, the stock Stude grille certainly doesn't fit the rest of the car.

I agree!
All that work, and no custom grille? Somebody got lazy, or the owner ran out of funds. Whoever buys it, should immediately have a custom grille (and non-stock grille opening) fabricated to complete the kustom appearance.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

Chris Pile
01-25-2008, 10:27 PM
quote:One thing's for sure, the stock Stude grille certainly doesn't fit the rest of the car.

I agree!
All that work, and no custom grille? Somebody got lazy, or the owner ran out of funds. Whoever buys it, should immediately have a custom grille (and non-stock grille opening) fabricated to complete the kustom appearance.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

TX Rebel
01-25-2008, 11:21 PM
why am I seeing so much non-Stude crap when I search for Studebaker stuff now? Especially Jeep crap.

Barry'd in Studes

TX Rebel
01-25-2008, 11:21 PM
why am I seeing so much non-Stude crap when I search for Studebaker stuff now? Especially Jeep crap.

Barry'd in Studes

52-fan
01-26-2008, 07:33 AM
I'm glad its not mine. It looks like something built for the wow factor. I like clean customs, but this thing isn't one of them.:(

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
01-26-2008, 07:33 AM
I'm glad its not mine. It looks like something built for the wow factor. I like clean customs, but this thing isn't one of them.:(

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

glen
01-26-2008, 07:52 AM
Barry, there has been a couple of threads, of recent, concerning
ebay...this one gives an explaination and a supposed "temp" fix:

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15987&SearchTerms=ebay

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg

glen
01-26-2008, 07:52 AM
Barry, there has been a couple of threads, of recent, concerning
ebay...this one gives an explaination and a supposed "temp" fix:

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15987&SearchTerms=ebay

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg

Roscomacaw
01-26-2008, 12:23 PM
Not how I would've done it.[B)] I like the wood burl on the dash.[:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
01-26-2008, 12:23 PM
Not how I would've done it.[B)] I like the wood burl on the dash.[:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Steve T
01-26-2008, 01:31 PM
Anne--

That Hawk certainly does catch the eye. Not my bag of chips though...I think the normal late-50s Hawks are just far enough over the top to be appealing for their exuberance of design...this one pushes the envelope farther than I like to see. (However, who knows: might she have wound up in the crusher if someone hadn't rescued her to become a Kustom...?)

S.

Steve T
01-26-2008, 01:31 PM
Anne--

That Hawk certainly does catch the eye. Not my bag of chips though...I think the normal late-50s Hawks are just far enough over the top to be appealing for their exuberance of design...this one pushes the envelope farther than I like to see. (However, who knows: might she have wound up in the crusher if someone hadn't rescued her to become a Kustom...?)

S.

PlainBrownR2
01-26-2008, 03:18 PM
When I saw the front of that car two other cars came to mind:
Desoto

OR

Chrysler 300C(despite the orientation of the headlights)

My artistic ohhhpinion, that grille is something that shouldn't be diddled with too much. The grille is something that more or less should be vertical. Play with it too much and it might come out looking like an aerated manhole cover is mounted up there. I do like those Buick style portholes along the front fender, gives it that fighter pilot look.

PlainBrownR2
01-26-2008, 03:18 PM
When I saw the front of that car two other cars came to mind:
Desoto

OR

Chrysler 300C(despite the orientation of the headlights)

My artistic ohhhpinion, that grille is something that shouldn't be diddled with too much. The grille is something that more or less should be vertical. Play with it too much and it might come out looking like an aerated manhole cover is mounted up there. I do like those Buick style portholes along the front fender, gives it that fighter pilot look.