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JDP
03-20-2006, 09:11 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-1954-STUDEBAKER-COMMANDER-COUPE-CUSTOM-TURBOCHARGED_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQitemZ4624280835QQrdZ1

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Dan White
03-20-2006, 09:21 PM
I like it too! This would be the only engine swap that I would really like to do to a Stude C/K. Not sure about the headlights though? As far as the tranny, I bet it is a 200-4R not a 700-R4. I don't think the 700-R4 will bolt up to the GN V6. The 200-4R used in the GN was supposedly a special build and tougher than the 700R4 used during that era.

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Roscomacaw
03-20-2006, 10:01 PM
Looks to be nicely executed. But I don't like the "Porsche" headlight treatment. I mean - they saw fit to maintain the rest of Bourke's classic artistry and then hacked the headlites back. It's almost as if they did it just to prove they did something custom.
Of course - their car, not mine.;):D

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imported_n/a
03-20-2006, 10:04 PM
Super nice. It looks they really went all out to build that car, and it is impressive. The 'cedes headlights definitely enhance the styling of this car. The GN drivetrain swap and Camaro subframe are some seriously crafty re-engineering. Interior looks great. The only thing that would suit my preferences better would've been more exterior chrome-- bumpers, tailight housings, door handles, and the quarter moldings contrasted by that dark green paint.

JBOYLE
03-20-2006, 10:36 PM
I didn't know Batman started in South Bend before moving to Gotham City.:D

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Studedude
03-20-2006, 10:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Packebaker

Super nice. It looks they really went all out to build that car, and it is impressive. The 'cedes headlights definitely enhance the styling of this car. The GN drivetrain swap and Camaro subframe are some seriously crafty re-engineering. Interior looks great. The only thing that would suit my preferences better would've been more exterior chrome-- bumpers, tailight housings, door handles, and the quarter moldings contrasted by that dark green paint.
Who are you, and what have you done with Packebaker? ;)

I have seen the headlight treatment before, and it still has not "grown" on me. (I''m not sure this isn't the car that sold on ebay a while back on ebay, from Canada.)

The only graphics I like on the car is on the trunk. But, that is why there are so many shapes, sizes, and colors of things... we all have different tastes. Other than the headlights and graphics, this is just how I would do it if I had it do do over again. This car makes 'Sheba look like an amateur job. (Which she is.) [8D]

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stude freak
03-20-2006, 10:46 PM
i rather have Sheba.

Studedude
03-20-2006, 10:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by stude freak

i rather have Sheba.I must not tell 'Sheba about you. ;)

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JDP
03-20-2006, 11:01 PM
I agree about the headlights, nicely done, but they look somehow "wrong" to me. BTW, Sheba is the pretty girl next door, the ebay rod is a porn star, both have their place. :)

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imported_n/a
03-21-2006, 12:14 AM
Don't worry, kids--I won't be doing any of that to the Packebaker, because it had already suffered enough Kustomizing before it even left South Bend! The bidding on the 54 has six days to run, is at 18k, and hasn't met the reserve. Care to take any guesses as to the top bid?

Mr. Dan0
03-21-2006, 05:02 AM
I like it.....i like it ALOT

Man check out that hood !![:p][:p][:p]

Of course I'm not an original type guy . I am more into re-inventing the wheel. Than to make it original.

I love challenges.............

You should see my invention of a mobile Trailer washer .
I can wash 50-60 trailers in an hour........>>
And my skate board with a weed eater engine.
Thought about opening up my own ."monster garage" LOL

Kdancy
03-21-2006, 05:21 AM
When Mercedes first came out with that headlight design (86-87) I had an artist friend sketch me out a 53 Stude with those lights set in it. He made me several different drawings and I still have them in my "Studebaker's Finest" book. The headlight treatment seems to work best when the hood is "nosed" to blend with the headlight angle.
The black 54 is very nicely done.

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N8N
03-21-2006, 07:07 AM
I wonder if some early Porsche 911 headlights might not look a little more appropriate than the Mercedes lights? They're just a little more upright and wouldn't detract so much from the line of the front fender.

just a thought,

nate

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jims53
03-21-2006, 07:48 AM
The car is very nice...About 4 years ago my wife and I took a long weekend and drove to Canada to look at the car and drive it. It's as nice as it looks and boy does it go and handle well. At that time the man who built the car wanted $24,000.
Jim

sbca96
03-21-2006, 11:13 AM
Very nicely executed ... but those rims just DONT work, too dated.

Tom

1963 Studebaker Avanti (http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/63avanti.jpg), 102,000, custom made brake brackets to mount 1998 Mustang GT 4 wheel disc brakes (soon to get 13" Cobra front brakes, 2003 Mustang Cobra 17" wheels, GM altenator, will be getting : 97 Camaro Z28 tan leather seats, 97 Camaro Z28 T-56 6-speed trans, Ported 'R3' style Avanti heads with stainless full flow valves, 'R3' 276 duration cam w/chrysler solid lifters, shortened push rods, aluminum cam gear, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires, waiting in the garage.

studegary
03-21-2006, 03:43 PM
I am pretty sure that this is the same car that was on eBay a couple of months ago. I was the high bidder until the very end, when I got outbid by someone. I don't know if it sold then or not. I remember talking to a local Grand National "expert" (he had three at that time, including one he bought new) about the drivetrain.

Laemmle
03-21-2006, 05:56 PM
I love the MB headlights "faired" into the front fenders.:D

Imagine this....or consider it.....round headlight Avantis look great...but the headlights are a weak point....how to cure[?]

No brainer....take the lamps from the Jeep Liberty and work them in...what an advance in lighting ability!:)

jims53
03-21-2006, 06:14 PM
studegary
How high did the bidding go on this car last time, on ebay???

Jim

studegary
03-22-2006, 03:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by jims53

studegary
How high did the bidding go on this car last time, on ebay???

Jim


I am sorry, but I don't remember. If I had to guess, I would say low 20s. I have bid on a lot of cars, not all Studebakers, since then. Once something, like an auction, is over, I try to forget about it. There may be a way to search back auctions on eBay and find out what the high bid was and if it "sold."

imported_n/a
03-22-2006, 08:34 PM
If it is a car or whatever on EBAY that you want to follow, but don't care to bid on, just email the listing to yourself by using the "send this to a friend"'(or somthing like that) feature on the listing. Then, you can track it down after the bidding is over by reviewing your email. Or, make a note of the item Number and enter it into the "search" box on EBAY, anytime. It should still be there after the listing lapses.

Avalanche325
03-23-2006, 02:31 PM
I think I saw that car last Friday. I was in Myrtle Beach, SC where they were having a HUGE hot rod show. I am sure that was the one. How many Buick turbo Studes are there?

It looked like it was very well done.

There were a few modified Studes. Also a 55 President that looked like it had just come from the dealer.

studegary
03-23-2006, 03:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avalanche325

I think I saw that car last Friday. I was in Myrtle Beach, SC where they were having a HUGE hot rod show. I am sure that was the one. How many Buick turbo Studes are there?




I don't know how many, but there is definitely more than one.

tstclr
03-23-2006, 03:40 PM
I bet the GN drivetrain would work well in a Lark. Anyone done this?
Todd


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sbca96
03-23-2006, 04:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by tstclr

I bet the GN drivetrain would work well in a Lark. Anyone done this?

It would, but it would be a simpler swap, with less things to break,
to drop in a 94-97 F-body LT1. If you wanted all out power, you can
drop in an LS1. Of course, I would only do that on a 65-66 Lark.;)

Tom