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Dick Steinkamp
01-07-2009, 12:15 PM
I had a local glass blower make a shift knob for the ute...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/shift.jpg

First one he's ever done (although it is just like a paper weight with a hole in the bottom for a threaded insert :))

www.glassmtn.com

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/finished044.jpg

4961Studebaker
01-07-2009, 12:19 PM
Nothing like a little eye candy while driving. Nice touch.

ChopStu
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sals54
01-07-2009, 12:46 PM
Dick,
You keep coming up with the nicest little touches for this car. That looks great. I am trying to squeeze in a visit to you and the car when you're in So Cal.

sals54
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Andy R.
01-07-2009, 01:02 PM
That is one sweet jawbreaker!
What a nice touch...even more classy than a Rainier beer tap handle.;):D

Andy
62 GT

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silverhawk
01-07-2009, 01:42 PM
Thats going to look real good in the ute.

Dylan
'61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/DSC001581.jpg

Desert Explorer
01-07-2009, 02:01 PM
Nice Touch Dick! And a very tastefully done piece that will compliment that interior!
I am taking notes......... great idea.

JBOYLE
01-07-2009, 03:33 PM
Nice job!
On a custom the devil is in the details...the smallest items cab make a huge difference.
A nice piece that will really finish the interior.

For my Bearcat, I had original Stutz-style brake & clutch pedals made and they set off the cockpit (there is no "interior" in a Bearcat) more than you'd expect.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

BobGlasscock
01-07-2009, 06:32 PM
Geesh Dick :D After ALL that work to restore a really nice, completely stock ;) Studebaker, you go and have to modify [:0] such a simple little doodad. :D Couldn't find a tan, plastic thingee[?]

Be careful driving that thing, you may get dizzy shifting. :D:D

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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mbstude
01-07-2009, 06:35 PM
Looks cool, Dick. Just try not to break it when you're tearin' through the gears on some desolate stretch of highway... [8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
01-07-2009, 06:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock


Be careful driving that thing, you may get dizzy shifting. :D:D




It IS kinda hypnotizing. [|)]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/finished044.jpg

barnlark
01-07-2009, 06:56 PM
I'm trying to figure out what planet that looks like! [^] Very different, Dick, cool. [8D]

JLasvegas
01-07-2009, 07:32 PM
thats one sweet addition to one of my favorite rides on here

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/3053270621_acbec95891_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/3053282963_80ff432e9c_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/3053279651_46c4f7971f_t.jpg
1964 Daytona Wagonaire
259cid flight o matic

bams50
01-07-2009, 09:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

I'm trying to figure out what planet that looks like! [^]

Does it look like Uranus??

(You knew somebody had to say it!;))

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?"

tbredehoft
01-07-2009, 10:05 PM
As a recognized glass enthusiast, I have to say you did it right, even got the colors to match.

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 571 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

PlainBrownR2
01-07-2009, 11:13 PM
I'd say it looks like:

The planet Jupiter viewed through a filter(Uranus and Neptune have very little "stripes"

A marble polished stone(I have one of those bowling balls on my desk from Wall Drug)

It does look hypnotizing. Any possible way to get the ball to rotate on that threaded insert [:o)]. It does have a certain character that resembles something from Ed Roth [}:)].

One of those after dinner mints. You just want to open wide with the drool and...(Okay we're gonna stop there, lol)

[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left][img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000145-1.jpg[/img=left][IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
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barnlark
01-08-2009, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by barnlark

I'm trying to figure out what planet that looks like! [^]
Originally posted by bams50[/i]

Does it look like Uranus??
(You knew [i]somebody had to say it!;))

I would have lost money betting that it wouldn't be you first. Too easy. [:0][:o)]

That shift knob is too cool and with perfect colors. Planets can't do it justice.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/saturn2-1.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/jupiter-1.jpg




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JGK 940
01-08-2009, 01:31 AM
Sure that's not just Chihuly's missing eyeball? On acid, maybe...



Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

JGK 940
01-08-2009, 01:37 AM
BTW: I love it. You, sir, are an artist.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we've had this discussion before, but having a coherent vision and knowing how to bring together high-quality work from a variety of talented artisans into one harmonious whole is an art form all its own.



Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

52-fan
01-08-2009, 09:05 AM
How big is that shift knob? Is it going to be one of those that fills your hand or more like a stock knob? I guess with a floor shift it will be fairly large.

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."

JRoberts
01-09-2009, 10:22 AM
Another awesome addition to an awesome automobile. Nice touch.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Dick Steinkamp
01-09-2009, 10:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

How big is that shift knob? Is it going to be one of those that fills your hand or more like a stock knob?


Somewhere in between I'd guess. It is 2" in diameter.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/finished044.jpg

barnlark
01-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Do you have the entire dash project completed, Dick?

Dick Steinkamp
01-09-2009, 11:24 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Do you have the entire dash project completed, Dick?


Some assembly still required :).

All the parts are painted, etc. I just have to put it together. Plenty of time ;)

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/finished044.jpg

PlainBrownR2
01-09-2009, 03:50 PM
I like them that large, myself. I don't want them Play-Skool large, but fill your palm large. It gets important when you need to make a quick shift and you don't have time to think [:o)]. LOL, I could use one of those on the Powershift, I feel like a gorilla grabbing a marble when I use it {:o)].

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