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mbstude
11-03-2006, 09:57 PM
I friend of mine got in contact with Bill Frick Jr. a few days ago, and Bill Jr. mentioned that there are some Mercedes pics on the web with him, Bill Frick Sr.'s shop, and a Studillac in it. Well fellas, lo and behold I found them. Pretty interesting indeed. I suppose you could call them 'Studillac Factory Photos'. [8D]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/frick_1.jpg

That's Bill Jr. in the background in the shop.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/frick_2.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/frick_3.jpg

Found here: http://home.att.net/~Berliner-Ultrasonics/merceds2.html#frickssk

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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studeclunker
11-03-2006, 11:15 PM
That's a nice hardtop in the background. The pickup looks good too!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
11-03-2006, 11:15 PM
That's a nice hardtop in the background. The pickup looks good too!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

whacker
11-03-2006, 11:17 PM
I'm pretty sure that is a real SSKL Mercedes in the foreground. Nice!

whacker
11-03-2006, 11:17 PM
I'm pretty sure that is a real SSKL Mercedes in the foreground. Nice!

mbstude
11-03-2006, 11:18 PM
The truck's a F*rd. The hardtop is a genuine Bill Frick Studillac...

<<drool!>> :D


quote:I'm pretty sure that is a real SSKL Mercedes in the foreground. Nice!
You'd be right. The website I found the pics on was a Mercedes SSKL site. ;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-03-2006, 11:18 PM
The truck's a F*rd. The hardtop is a genuine Bill Frick Studillac...

<<drool!>> :D


quote:I'm pretty sure that is a real SSKL Mercedes in the foreground. Nice!
You'd be right. The website I found the pics on was a Mercedes SSKL site. ;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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mbstude
11-04-2006, 08:12 AM
Here's a close up of the Studillac. Note the wire wheels.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/frick_closeup.jpg



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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mbstude
11-04-2006, 08:12 AM
Here's a close up of the Studillac. Note the wire wheels.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/frick_closeup.jpg



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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lstude
11-04-2006, 06:35 PM
Matt, I told you I had a brochure from a Rod & Custom show that I attended in Richmond in 1961 that showed a guy with a Studillac. I finally found the brochure and below is the picture. The show was put on by the Asphalt Angels Car Club in Richmond. This guy was a member. Of course, they mispelled Studillac!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/AsphaltAngelsBrochurePaulKeith.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-04-2006, 06:35 PM
Matt, I told you I had a brochure from a Rod & Custom show that I attended in Richmond in 1961 that showed a guy with a Studillac. I finally found the brochure and below is the picture. The show was put on by the Asphalt Angels Car Club in Richmond. This guy was a member. Of course, they mispelled Studillac!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/AsphaltAngelsBrochurePaulKeith.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-04-2006, 08:03 PM
Cool! [:p] I will add that to my blog. It's a '54, sweet! I wish I could tell if it was a C or K body. :(

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mbstude
11-04-2006, 08:03 PM
Cool! [:p] I will add that to my blog. It's a '54, sweet! I wish I could tell if it was a C or K body. :(

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-05-2006, 07:59 AM
I might be wrong, but I thought all the Studillacs were K bodies. I have an ad for Studillac but I can't find it right now, but they are available on eBay from Walter Miller for $9.99 BIN. Here is the URL.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1953-1954-Studebaker-Studillac-Kieft-MG-Mag-Ad_W0QQitemZ7237702948QQihZ015QQcategoryZ10780QQcmdZViewItem

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-05-2006, 07:59 AM
I might be wrong, but I thought all the Studillacs were K bodies. I have an ad for Studillac but I can't find it right now, but they are available on eBay from Walter Miller for $9.99 BIN. Here is the URL.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1953-1954-Studebaker-Studillac-Kieft-MG-Mag-Ad_W0QQitemZ7237702948QQihZ015QQcategoryZ10780QQcmdZViewItem

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-05-2006, 08:38 AM
All the Frick Studillacs were K bodies. There were many others built by other people. A K body is one of the easiest ways of determining a real Frick car or not. ;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-05-2006, 08:38 AM
All the Frick Studillacs were K bodies. There were many others built by other people. A K body is one of the easiest ways of determining a real Frick car or not. ;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

Michael
11-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Not all the Frick Studillacs were K-bodies.
Many of them were C-bodies and at least two
were 1954 Conestogas. Bill Frick converted
the Stude the customer wanted. So if the
customer wanted a 4-door Commander turned
into a Studillac Frick did that.

Michael Bostedt
Sweden

Michael
11-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Not all the Frick Studillacs were K-bodies.
Many of them were C-bodies and at least two
were 1954 Conestogas. Bill Frick converted
the Stude the customer wanted. So if the
customer wanted a 4-door Commander turned
into a Studillac Frick did that.

Michael Bostedt
Sweden

mbstude
11-05-2006, 02:33 PM
I guess you're right Michael. I replied to your email. (Thanks again!)

I've heard about the Conestogas he Studillacized, as well as a '55 Speedster. Could you just imagine finding those in a barn somewhere![:p]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-05-2006, 02:33 PM
I guess you're right Michael. I replied to your email. (Thanks again!)

I've heard about the Conestogas he Studillacized, as well as a '55 Speedster. Could you just imagine finding those in a barn somewhere![:p]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

Roscomacaw
11-05-2006, 02:57 PM
Frick'nd Studillacs! I gotta say their "factory" looks every bit as modern as Studebaker's![:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
11-05-2006, 02:57 PM
Frick'nd Studillacs! I gotta say their "factory" looks every bit as modern as Studebaker's![:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

mbstude
11-05-2006, 03:21 PM
quote:I gotta say their "factory" looks every bit as modern as Studebaker's!


LOL!!:D[:o)]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-05-2006, 03:21 PM
quote:I gotta say their "factory" looks every bit as modern as Studebaker's!


LOL!!:D[:o)]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

klifton1
11-05-2006, 06:16 PM
There was a Speedster at the South Bend meet last spring just bought and pulled out of long time storage that may have been a Frick conversion. They were trying to document it. It was vary saveable,
Klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

klifton1
11-05-2006, 06:16 PM
There was a Speedster at the South Bend meet last spring just bought and pulled out of long time storage that may have been a Frick conversion. They were trying to document it. It was vary saveable,
Klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

mbstude
11-05-2006, 06:40 PM
Whoa! That's fantastic! I wonder if they got it documented. Me and Pat Skelly are trying to document his Studillac as a Frick car, but so far it seems impossible. We have contact with Bill Frick's son and hoping that he can shed some light on the subject.

Do you have any info on that Speedster? The owner's contact info, pics of the car, etc? ;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-05-2006, 06:40 PM
Whoa! That's fantastic! I wonder if they got it documented. Me and Pat Skelly are trying to document his Studillac as a Frick car, but so far it seems impossible. We have contact with Bill Frick's son and hoping that he can shed some light on the subject.

Do you have any info on that Speedster? The owner's contact info, pics of the car, etc? ;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/