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11-03-2009, 05:57 AM

11-03-2009, 06:31 AM
A very interesting use of the regal trim on the side and the "V" grill of a moderately radical custom. It keeps the Studebaker identity alive in the car.

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

11-03-2009, 07:28 AM
I'd like to have that in my yard...WOW

11-03-2009, 07:52 AM
Sorry, just not my cup 'o tea. [:0]

11-03-2009, 07:56 AM
Lot of work. Not an improvement unless it was front and rear ended. jimmijim

Stude Junkie+++++++Do it right the f$$$$ Time. Never mind. Just do it right. When youre done your done. You'll know it.

11-03-2009, 08:01 AM
Lots of quality workmanship....but as another said...,IMHO, not at all a style improvement. Tough to modify/improve the classic C/K lines.


41 Frank
11-03-2009, 08:06 AM
Looks like it could have been a candidate for the CARS movie. Not my cup of tea, but I can appreciate all the work that went into it.

Warren Webb
11-03-2009, 08:06 AM
A front end fit for a Chevron commercial.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

11-03-2009, 08:32 AM
Actually, I prefer this car to some of the other customs C/Ks we have seen here. We haven't seen a side view, but it appears the mods haven't altered the profile of the car too much. Still has proper-looking headlights, and no nasty towel rack on the trunk lid.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

11-03-2009, 08:40 AM
Great!...Stick of butter...with a neatly packaged spreader knife on the side!:)[8D]:)

John Clary
Greer, SC
Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

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11-03-2009, 08:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

A front end fit for a Chevron commercial.

That's exactly what I thought when I saw it.


Venice, Florida
1950 Champion 9G F1

11-03-2009, 09:25 AM
Why does there seem to be so much interest in 55's. Did they make a ton of them? My least favorite of the 53 to 61's. But you do have to appreciate the work & money that went into this car.

Brian Woods
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

11-03-2009, 09:28 AM
Butt ugly, but to each his own, either way lots of work put into it. in fact more than a lot of work after a 2nd look, drip rails gone molded in rear window and side rears, I guess it is the front and the side trim I don't care for, but again to each his own that's what make the world go around..Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

11-03-2009, 09:43 AM
Put a stock 53 or 54 front clip on it and I'll clear out space for it in garage.

Rob in ND
'53 Commander resto-mod (work in process)

11-03-2009, 10:20 AM
Different, nicely done, not better.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

11-03-2009, 12:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

[img]http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx176/MidwestStudebaker/3755651.Another great job of workmanship and seperating the owners ride from the herd. Put it in my garage anyday.

11-03-2009, 01:35 PM
One of the Chevron cars! Yup! That was my first thought.

What's amusing is that even Bourke didn't like the chromed nosebag that replaced his artwork. Of course, most of us "Stude Nuts" have come to think affectionately of it. But to do something like this - probably because of the cost of rechroming - well, to each their own. Kudos for workmanship - F for design.[|)]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

11-03-2009, 05:52 PM
When I see this, I think of the occasional SNM contest on "new" designs for Studebakers. This one has features of "now" on a body from the past. But what would an all new Stude look like? Would it not have some of the modern smooth lines (like this builder incorporated)?


1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)


11-04-2009, 12:40 AM
The problem with the design is the little fold beneath the headlights and the extra holes for marking lights and turn signals. If he had continued the upsweep to involve the headlights into their own scoops, he would really have created something that would have a flowing look instead of something that looks like pieces molded together.

11-05-2009, 07:25 AM
hey guys you got to love customs they may not be your cup of tea but there are plenty of fine stock cars out there and it dont hurt to see somthing different{or maybe it does} i also may have done it different but its not my car, keep on studen!

randy belgum

11-05-2009, 11:06 AM
I like it except for the front end, looks like a monster ready to eat something.


11-05-2009, 11:22 AM
Whatever tripps your trigger, Heck some people even
like corvairs and volkswagons.

Tex E. Grier