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BobPalma
03-07-2008, 05:23 AM
...and you'll have to be the judge as to whether or not that's a good thing!
Quite a pucker at the front corners of that deck lid. [:0]
Interesting. :D BP
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Custom-Pimped-Ride-Studebaker-Champion-Ford-T-Bird-NR_W0QQitemZ130203940557QQihZ003QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZ

wpsrea
03-07-2008, 06:53 AM
Not what you would call flowing lines, Bob. I have seen a '49 Ford kit that could be put on a similar T-Bird. It worked better than this one.

Wayne

wpsrea
03-07-2008, 06:53 AM
Not what you would call flowing lines, Bob. I have seen a '49 Ford kit that could be put on a similar T-Bird. It worked better than this one.

Wayne

LarkVIII
03-07-2008, 07:09 AM
Since the main components are from the T-Bird IE chassis,passenger section etc the VIN # would have been on the T birds dash. Might cause some legal issues in most states as far as title and registration. Front end looks great,rear not so much [}:)]

63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

LarkVIII
03-07-2008, 07:09 AM
Since the main components are from the T-Bird IE chassis,passenger section etc the VIN # would have been on the T birds dash. Might cause some legal issues in most states as far as title and registration. Front end looks great,rear not so much [}:)]

63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

Randy_G
03-07-2008, 07:14 AM
Looks like they cut up a perfectly good Studebaker to customize a Ford [V]..As far as registering it, The car is still a Ford and would be registered as such. Someone has alot of spare time and money on there hands..[B)]

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg

Randy_G
03-07-2008, 07:14 AM
Looks like they cut up a perfectly good Studebaker to customize a Ford [V]..As far as registering it, The car is still a Ford and would be registered as such. Someone has alot of spare time and money on there hands..[B)]

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg

lstude
03-07-2008, 07:15 AM
I think this El Camino one came off much better.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/SpokaneMeetBulletnoseElCamino.jpg

I would kill the skirts and I think it would have looked a lot better if he had used a later model T-Bird like an 89. The rear window was much more graceful.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-07-2008, 07:15 AM
I think this El Camino one came off much better.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/SpokaneMeetBulletnoseElCamino.jpg

I would kill the skirts and I think it would have looked a lot better if he had used a later model T-Bird like an 89. The rear window was much more graceful.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

LarkVIII
03-07-2008, 07:18 AM
The title and Vin # he's listing is from the Stude,which could cause some major legal headaches for the buyer if the Fords Vin is missing or he doesn't have the T-bird title to go with it.


quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

Looks like they cut up a perfectly good Studebaker to customize a Ford [V]..As far as registering it, The car is still a Ford and would be registered as such. Someone has alot of spare time and money on there hands..[B)]

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg



63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

LarkVIII
03-07-2008, 07:18 AM
The title and Vin # he's listing is from the Stude,which could cause some major legal headaches for the buyer if the Fords Vin is missing or he doesn't have the T-bird title to go with it.


quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

Looks like they cut up a perfectly good Studebaker to customize a Ford [V]..As far as registering it, The car is still a Ford and would be registered as such. Someone has alot of spare time and money on there hands..[B)]

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg



63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

BobGlasscock
03-07-2008, 07:46 AM
$19.50?! What is wrong? Me or the price?

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

BobGlasscock
03-07-2008, 07:46 AM
$19.50?! What is wrong? Me or the price?

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

jnewkirk77
03-07-2008, 07:52 AM
I have to go along with Leonard on the '89-97 T-bird base. That would've worked MUCH better. For one thing, the roofline would've been more suitable, as Leonard mentioned, and for another, the wheelbase is longer. Not by a lot, but by enough to avoid the afterthought-ish look the wheels have on this one.

The Taurus wagon that had been given a similar treatment looks pretty good right now, at least in comparison to this!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

jnewkirk77
03-07-2008, 07:52 AM
I have to go along with Leonard on the '89-97 T-bird base. That would've worked MUCH better. For one thing, the roofline would've been more suitable, as Leonard mentioned, and for another, the wheelbase is longer. Not by a lot, but by enough to avoid the afterthought-ish look the wheels have on this one.

The Taurus wagon that had been given a similar treatment looks pretty good right now, at least in comparison to this!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

loc8tor
03-07-2008, 07:53 AM
I have mixed feelings on this one......If he wouldnt have shown the before pics, I think Id be fine with it.....but WHY cut up one that looks that restorable???? Not sure how the DMV would be with it being 2 cars combined....I think here in PA it would be a special build vin plate like a trailer.....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

loc8tor
03-07-2008, 07:53 AM
I have mixed feelings on this one......If he wouldnt have shown the before pics, I think Id be fine with it.....but WHY cut up one that looks that restorable???? Not sure how the DMV would be with it being 2 cars combined....I think here in PA it would be a special build vin plate like a trailer.....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

tutone63
03-07-2008, 07:55 AM
Yuuuccchhh!!! A Thunderbaker is simply in poor taste if you ask me. [xx(]On the other hand, I have always loved the El Studeminos. If I had the ambition...and money...I would like to have one for myself. My first car was an El...and I love Studes. It would be the best of both worlds!! ;)

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

tutone63
03-07-2008, 07:55 AM
Yuuuccchhh!!! A Thunderbaker is simply in poor taste if you ask me. [xx(]On the other hand, I have always loved the El Studeminos. If I had the ambition...and money...I would like to have one for myself. My first car was an El...and I love Studes. It would be the best of both worlds!! ;)

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

Marcus8675
03-07-2008, 08:09 AM
I was fine till I saw the before pictures also. It was a restorable starlight he destroyed. I am sad.

Marcus8675
03-07-2008, 08:09 AM
I was fine till I saw the before pictures also. It was a restorable starlight he destroyed. I am sad.

raprice
03-07-2008, 08:14 AM
Personally, it's not my taste. But that's for the individual to decide. I just get upset when a perfectly good, restorable car is destroyed to make a mongrel.
That's my humble opinion.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-07-2008, 08:14 AM
Personally, it's not my taste. But that's for the individual to decide. I just get upset when a perfectly good, restorable car is destroyed to make a mongrel.
That's my humble opinion.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

52-fan
03-07-2008, 08:18 AM
I hope he can find a pimp somewhere that wants that thing! To me its a lot of work built into a mess. Using the word restored in the ad was a travesty at best.

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

52-fan
03-07-2008, 08:18 AM
I hope he can find a pimp somewhere that wants that thing! To me its a lot of work built into a mess. Using the word restored in the ad was a travesty at best.

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

BobPalma
03-07-2008, 08:41 AM
:) I wouldn't get too excited about the "before" pictures, guys, or what might have been. [}:)]

One of the nicest things about bullet-nose Studebaker cars and R-series pickups are that Studebaker made so many of them, there are plenty to go around for anyone who wants to do anything with one of them. It will be a long time, if ever, before all the "cores" for those two models are used up.

And to the point: 1951 bullet-nose cars are infinitely better cars to restore because the chassis is thoroughly modern and much sturdier than the 1950 Champion chassis. The 1950 Champion chassis really does border on flimsy if the truth be known, especially when compared to the all-new 1951 chassis that essentially served the company well all the way through the end of production in 1966. [^]

(Again, we want to be careful to not run off any potential SDC members who might buy this car because they think it's a Studebaker! ;)) :D BP

BobPalma
03-07-2008, 08:41 AM
:) I wouldn't get too excited about the "before" pictures, guys, or what might have been. [}:)]

One of the nicest things about bullet-nose Studebaker cars and R-series pickups are that Studebaker made so many of them, there are plenty to go around for anyone who wants to do anything with one of them. It will be a long time, if ever, before all the "cores" for those two models are used up.

And to the point: 1951 bullet-nose cars are infinitely better cars to restore because the chassis is thoroughly modern and much sturdier than the 1950 Champion chassis. The 1950 Champion chassis really does border on flimsy if the truth be known, especially when compared to the all-new 1951 chassis that essentially served the company well all the way through the end of production in 1966. [^]

(Again, we want to be careful to not run off any potential SDC members who might buy this car because they think it's a Studebaker! ;)) :D BP

Roscomacaw
03-07-2008, 02:00 PM
Drop dead gorgeous![xx(]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

Roscomacaw
03-07-2008, 02:00 PM
Drop dead gorgeous![xx(]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

Dick Clemens
03-07-2008, 02:13 PM
Does anyone else find it strange that there is no reserve on this car?

Dick Clemens
03-07-2008, 02:13 PM
Does anyone else find it strange that there is no reserve on this car?

StudeRich
03-07-2008, 02:26 PM
Well anyone can see it does have a Studebaker engine in it![:0]

After all, it's got a Red ball 1950 Stude. decal on the air cleaner!:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-07-2008, 02:26 PM
Well anyone can see it does have a Studebaker engine in it![:0]

After all, it's got a Red ball 1950 Stude. decal on the air cleaner!:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

bams50
03-07-2008, 04:00 PM
I think it's pretty cool, and I'd like to have it! There's a few things I'd change to my taste, but I like it overall.

I do wish it had been built on a different base car, though.

As for title: In NY it would register as an 84 Ford. If there's no VIN tag, one can be state-issued and a title issued as "homemade"; so it would be a "2008 HOMEM".

I always laugh at the bandwagon effect on these things[:o)] There's a TON of planning, work, and fabrication in this, and most of it looks like quality work!

I'd have fun driving it while I tinker with some of the details to my taste. And maybe I could become a pimp to finance the changes;)

Really, I don't see it as a classic-type artistic exercise like a Delahaye, but just a car born to be outrageous and provocative. From that perspective, it definitely succeeds![:0][8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-07-2008, 04:00 PM
I think it's pretty cool, and I'd like to have it! There's a few things I'd change to my taste, but I like it overall.

I do wish it had been built on a different base car, though.

As for title: In NY it would register as an 84 Ford. If there's no VIN tag, one can be state-issued and a title issued as "homemade"; so it would be a "2008 HOMEM".

I always laugh at the bandwagon effect on these things[:o)] There's a TON of planning, work, and fabrication in this, and most of it looks like quality work!

I'd have fun driving it while I tinker with some of the details to my taste. And maybe I could become a pimp to finance the changes;)

Really, I don't see it as a classic-type artistic exercise like a Delahaye, but just a car born to be outrageous and provocative. From that perspective, it definitely succeeds![:0][8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

gordr
03-07-2008, 04:27 PM
"I wouldn't have done it quite that way."

We now return you to your scheduled programming.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
03-07-2008, 04:27 PM
"I wouldn't have done it quite that way."

We now return you to your scheduled programming.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

60studehawk
03-07-2008, 04:41 PM
That car was at Atlantic City show/auction last week. It was there last year too.Here's one that was at the Atlantic City auction last week. It was there last year too. It may be the same onehttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/DCP_0003.jpg

Jeff Sheaffer
60 Hawk
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/jeffs60hawk.jpg

60studehawk
03-07-2008, 04:41 PM
That car was at Atlantic City show/auction last week. It was there last year too.Here's one that was at the Atlantic City auction last week. It was there last year too. It may be the same onehttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/DCP_0003.jpg

Jeff Sheaffer
60 Hawk
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/jeffs60hawk.jpg

bams50
03-07-2008, 05:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by gordr

"I wouldn't have done it quite that way."



I agree. Still would like to mess with it a while;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-07-2008, 05:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by gordr

"I wouldn't have done it quite that way."



I agree. Still would like to mess with it a while;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"