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clonelark
01-07-2010, 11:59 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/1ruhyc.jpg
This was done to a 57 wagon, so can it be done to a Champ truck?

http://i45.tinypic.com/15cnk3b.gif

jimmijim8
01-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Of course. go for it. jimmijim

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

ST2DE5
01-07-2010, 12:36 PM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/55champpu.jpg

7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
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Michidan
01-07-2010, 01:04 PM
You know in the cartoons where their eyeballs bulge way out of their heads?
AaaOooogah!
I think mine just did that when I saw that truck. The wagon is way cool and all, a man after my own heart. I just can't believe that someone really did it on a champ.

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Milaca
01-07-2010, 01:07 PM
I think that looks great on the Champ! I had no idea it would fit. Does this mean that a front clip from a Hawk will also fit or will the front clip from a 2 door hardtop not fit? I think the tall grill of a Hawk would look amazing!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4214451713_e3b746ee90_t.jpg
1949 2R17
R is for Rusty
In the middle of Minnesota

Skinnys Garage
01-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Brent, I'm pretty sure these conversions were done using sedan sheet metal. The C/K stuff would be too long to work with the wheel base, so the hood from a Hawk would be too long also. But with a little cutting, grinding and welding......;)

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Watertown, SD

Milaca
01-07-2010, 01:37 PM
A 1956-1958 sedan front clip would look interesting on a Champ being that they look like a truck (very square, flat). I've got a Champ in need of a front clip, anybody got a 1956-58 sedan front for me to borrow? I'll bolt it up and see if it looks good. [8D]

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4214451713_e3b746ee90_t.jpg
1949 2R17
R is for Rusty
In the middle of Minnesota

Jonno
01-07-2010, 02:06 PM
Why don't you buy the one that Sal54 has for sale.....

Jonno
01-07-2010, 02:07 PM
The Hamilton SDC chapter has some parts '57's on its website.....

55 prez
01-07-2010, 02:26 PM
Carl, where did you get the '55 Champ P/U? I like it.

Jim Caldwell
"The view don't change if you ain't the lead dog"
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buddymander
01-07-2010, 03:27 PM
That 55 Champ pickup just needs to have the bed narrowed a little bit.

Chris Pile
01-07-2010, 03:36 PM
quote:http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/55champpu.jpg


Nice PhotoChop job!

Chris Pile
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silverhawk
01-07-2010, 03:47 PM
That looks pretty darn good actually! Now it needs a step side bed or something, that bed doesn't work for it. :(

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBe-2.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

edfisher
01-07-2010, 04:52 PM
I like the mule in the background almost as much as the custom 55 pickup.

Milaca
01-07-2010, 05:09 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4254563955_06053ed1cb.jpg
1963 GT Hawk front clip and a chrome exhaust stack to hide the front edge of the bed.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4214451713_e3b746ee90_t.jpg
1949 2R17
R is for Rusty
In the middle of Minnesota

Jim B PEI
01-07-2010, 05:57 PM
ISTR from a long time ago that the 55 pickup had a fitting problem which is why the hood wouldn't close (without a lot of work?) A 56-57 sedan front clip would likely work better, but I bet it wouldn't look as good as that 55. Might be fun to see a 58 Stude clip just for the even stranger juxtaposition of the quad-pods on a pickup.

Jim B on PEI
63 259 o/d Wagonaire
57 Champion W4 o/d
57 Champion W4 automatic

COMMANDERPINK1
01-07-2010, 06:31 PM
Veeerrrry Inteeerreessting

Tom

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StudeDave57
01-07-2010, 06:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by clonelark

This was done to a 57 wagon, so can it be done to a Champ truck?

For the record-- one look at the tail lights says it's a '58...

One look at the car makes you say~
"holy cow, that is sweet!!!!"


StudeDave '57 [8D]
had one once

JGK 940
01-07-2010, 07:31 PM
Oboy! Phantoms are back in style!

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr119/Kalimaikaika/Studemania/56champpu.jpg

Not my worst photochop ever, but pretty close too. What can I say? I'm rusty.

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...

Chris Pile
01-07-2010, 08:17 PM
That one has possibilities, too!

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

Milaca
01-07-2010, 08:57 PM
Nice work Keoni! I like it!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4214451713_e3b746ee90_t.jpg
1949 2R17
R is for Rusty
In the middle of Minnesota

fred k.
01-07-2010, 11:16 PM
How about making a bed from a 55 wagon, that would tie the nose in and it even comes with a tailgate

fred

sals54
01-08-2010, 01:39 AM
Keoni, I had to go outside and check to see if my car was still on the trailer. I thought you had come by the house and taken the front clip off it for that Champ Truck. Good work on the cut n paste. It looks a bit like an old Nissan pickup from the late 50s.

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

Jonno
01-08-2010, 11:19 AM
Now that is what I call a clone!

I'm voting for it for the next CARS movie!

benaslopoke
01-08-2010, 11:51 AM
Gosh !! That sure looked like a Chevy Luv pickumup before the cut n paste..

JGK 940
01-08-2010, 12:33 PM
Thanks, Sal. And thanks for posting the new wagon's pics. Your timing was perfect.

Roger that on the Nissan/Datsun 1200 pickups. They were all over Honolulu when I was a kid. This photochop turned out to be a hat tip to the one we used to take to the butcher's to pick up pigs to roast for luaus: it was just about the same color and not in much better condition [8D]

(edit: P.S.) Then again, the '58/'55 wagon that started this thread kind of creeps me out because it looks like a '55 Chevy to me [:0]


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...

clonelark
01-09-2010, 06:59 AM
Now we need to photo shop an R series bed on it.

http://i45.tinypic.com/15cnk3b.gif

COMMANDERPINK1
01-09-2010, 07:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by JGK 940

Oboy! Phantoms are back in style!

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr119/Kalimaikaika/Studemania/56champpu.jpg

Not my worst photochop ever, but pretty close too. What can I say? I'm rusty.

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...



This seems for fitting than the Hawk clip. I think I would even drive this.

Tom

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx240/TOMLSEXTON/Iowa036.jpg

Jim B PEI
01-09-2010, 08:41 AM
Well, I like the 55 a bit better than the 56, but each has their place in my heart. Now, not the biggest fan of the Hawk nose unless the bed was more like an El Camino/Ranchero, (longer/lower) in keeping with feel of the coupes vers sedans. You know, the 56 might have been a good competitor with two-toning etc to a Cameo.

Jim B on PEI
63 259 o/d Wagonaire
57 Champion W4 o/d
57 Champion W4 automatic

Bordeaux Daytona
01-09-2010, 10:50 AM
quote:Originally posted by Jim B PEI

ISTR from a long time ago that the 55 pickup had a fitting problem which is why the hood wouldn't close (without a lot of work?) A 56-57 sedan front clip would likely work better, but I bet it wouldn't look as good as that 55. Might be fun to see a 58 Stude clip just for the even stranger juxtaposition of the quad-pods on a pickup.



I never even thought about a different front end on a champ, neat idea!
The 58 Stude Clip would be neat, or maybe a 57-58 Clipper.[:0]