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lstude
10-14-2008, 08:00 PM
I have been thinking about lowering the front of my 52, so I Photoshopped it.

Here is what it looks like now.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/1AlmostreadyforSB61207011a.jpg

Here it is lowered and with skirts.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/1Studebakerwithskirtsandloweredsm.jpg

I posted it on the HAMB forum and a guy did this.

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

What do you think?


Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

stude freak
10-14-2008, 08:27 PM
The last picture is remarkable.Studebaker should have made one like that. The lowered picture looks better than original in my opinion.

David Baggett '53 coupe

bams50
10-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Personally, I prefer it just the way it is now (once the RF fender's painted);)

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

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

StudeRich
10-14-2008, 10:07 PM
The only improvement I would make Leonard, is to install Standard duty front springs, instead of the generic H.D. ones or remove the spacers if so equipped! The front should be pretty close to level.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

sals54
10-14-2008, 10:40 PM
StudeFreak,
Studebaker DID make one like that. The business coupe. Roy Valdez has one for sale right now. He's here on the forum. Its a nice rust free California car. Project, but solid. I think he was only asking $2K for it.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

4961Studebaker
10-15-2008, 10:04 AM
As much as I like photography I just havent got the hang of photoshop for major alterations.

But I did take a pair of scissors to this 35mm photo once.:D

Wholla scissorshop;)
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/61dropchop.jpg

I say level the car out leonard, the business coupe looks sharp, you have some work ahead of you if you do that. [8D]
ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
10-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Well Kevin, that's "cool" alright, but you'd have to be watchin' for every piece of gravel on the road![}:)]

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

52-fan
10-15-2008, 10:18 AM
Since Sals54 brought it up. Did Studebaker build any 52 business coupes? I have never seen one.
After looking at the pictures I would say that, if you are going to run skirts and flipper caps, lowered all around would look better. I would go for nose down with a more drag race look.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

vegas paul
10-15-2008, 10:19 AM
Leonard - your last photo is starting to look like my car...

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude_edited.jpg

4961Studebaker
10-15-2008, 10:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Well Kevin, that's "cool" alright, but you'd have to be watchin' for every piece of gravel on the road![}:)]



Oh the HORRAH(use Boston accent) when you see a speed bump.[:0][}:)][}:)]

ChopStu

BobPalma
10-15-2008, 10:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

Since Sals54 brought it up. Did Studebaker build any 52 business coupes? I have never seen one.


:) No; the Business Coupe body was not offered in 1952. Some reasoning suggests the production space was needed for the new 2-door hardtop, so the total number of models offered was similar to 1951. :DBP

Michidan
10-15-2008, 11:04 AM
Bring it down a little I say, level or slightly more so. I don't like em too low, so my opinion here doesn't count.

It would be a whole lot easier to put a 52 front on a 51 business coupe than to do the HAMB proposal. Still - what if you DID a little tweeking of the roofline? I have a hardtop and I admit I think the sedan roofline is just not quite right. It's ungainly.
What if it was moved ahead not so far, just lose a bit of package tray room? Then lean it down a bit, change the angle.

Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

Michidan
10-15-2008, 11:37 AM
In other words...from this:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/1Studebakerwithskirtsandloweredsm2.jpg

To this....
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/1Studebakerwithskirtsandloweredsm.jpg

THATS the way they should have made them.
Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

4961Studebaker
10-15-2008, 01:57 PM
Now with Halloween approaching I think a good holiday scare would be that everyone take a side shot photo of their stude and ALTER it.[}:)] Then place it somewhere your Stude friends will see it as they bring the kids by for Trick or Treat. [:0] Creepy and horrified reactions will surely follow.
;)Just here having fun with Studes;) Don't be shocked[:0]or mad:(



Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for falls, upset stomachs, angina, or other ailments OF physical harm that may or could occur to you or anyone from this prank this holiday season :D

stude53
10-15-2008, 02:22 PM
Leonard,
I say leave it like it is. That nose up stance and rear fenders http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/frog0.gifmake it look fast, like the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

raprice
10-15-2008, 03:02 PM
Leonard,
Personally, I prefer it the way it looks now. Nice Photoshop work though.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

lstude
10-15-2008, 06:35 PM
If anyone want to see some good Photoshop work, here are some links:


http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=295835

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=300531



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

bams50
10-15-2008, 06:37 PM
I agree. I think Studes look better level or even a little nose-high[8D]

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

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

mbstude
10-15-2008, 06:43 PM
Bob Feaganes, when I came into possession of the rusty '52 hardtop, my younger cousins named it the 'Frog Car'. With flat tires on the back, no engine, and a brand-X subframe 'installed', it sits really nose high. To me, the hardtop's roof and trunk outlines do somewhat favor a frog. :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/quadraportle005.jpg

sweetolbob
10-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Photoshop works nice from a concept point of view, as observed by the neat changes to the 52. However, I like the cut and paste of chopstu because it give an excellent prospective of how the geometry changes as you chop the top and allows you to visualize how the roof needs to move and the cuts required in the pillars. Bob :D

lstude
10-15-2008, 10:36 PM
I still like my car lowered in the front, but I probably won't do it anytime soon.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

stude freak
10-17-2008, 03:14 AM
Sals 54 , I know studebaker made a business coupe.But the way Lens was photoshoped , it looks different with the longer trunk than a reg bus.cpe.

David Baggett '53 coupe

4961Studebaker
10-17-2008, 08:54 AM
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/extendeddoor-1-1.jpg

Another exercise in scissorshop.

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

Michidan
10-17-2008, 09:31 AM
So Leonard, I know it's subtle, but lets get to work on that roofline propoasl of mine. I have a sawzall, you provide the cold ones, when do we start?

I think it gives your car more of a "5 window" look to it. Almost like a 40/41 Stude coupe.

Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

lstude
10-17-2008, 05:06 PM
quote:So Leonard, I know it's subtle, but lets get to work on that roofline propoasl of mine. I have a sawzall, you provide the cold ones, when do we start?

I think it gives your car more of a "5 window" look to it. Almost like a 40/41 Stude coupe.

Dan

I would never take a sawzall to my car. I like the looks of the roof line. I would just like a little rake.

The only time I tried to cut a top, was when I was 14 years old when someone gave me a 40 Plymouth. I wanted to cut the top off. I took a hack saw and cut one door frame and broke the blade, and that was it.



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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