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Scott
05-15-2007, 01:36 PM
This is such a nice picture of a low mileage 1937 I had to post it. This car is owned by Jerry Daniels in Wisconsin. Some of you have probably seen it. The interior shots are really something to see as it is all original. I had no idea that Studebaker offered metallic paint in 1937. This is Bermuda Blue. Site link: http://www.pbase.com/redtop/studerestoration

http://i.pbase.com/u45/redtop/upload/29151318.DSCN6819sm2.jpg

lstude
05-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Beautiful car. It looks almost the same color as the Danbury Mint 37 Studebaker coupe.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/37StudebakerDanburyMintprototypemod.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
05-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Beautiful car. It looks almost the same color as the Danbury Mint 37 Studebaker coupe.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/37StudebakerDanburyMintprototypemod.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
05-15-2007, 10:29 PM
Just think with a little TLC this car on eBay could look like that!:D

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/37StudebakerDictatorside.jpg

lstude
05-15-2007, 10:29 PM
Just think with a little TLC this car on eBay could look like that!:D

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/37StudebakerDictatorside.jpg

Roscomacaw
05-16-2007, 10:29 PM
TLC meaning..... Tons of Loose Currency???[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
05-16-2007, 10:29 PM
TLC meaning..... Tons of Loose Currency???[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

studeclunker
05-16-2007, 11:39 PM
Scott, I can't add anything that wasn't said in the comments of your webshots page. Wonderful car, congratulations.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
05-16-2007, 11:39 PM
Scott, I can't add anything that wasn't said in the comments of your webshots page. Wonderful car, congratulations.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Scott
05-17-2007, 09:51 AM
[?]It's not my car, but I wish it was!!

Scott
05-17-2007, 09:51 AM
[?]It's not my car, but I wish it was!!

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2007, 10:24 AM
IMHO, the front of a '37 Stude is about as pretty as a car can get. [:p]

The way the grill flows back into the hood sides is pure art.

The '38 Ford Standard was similar (copied Studebaker I'm sure [:o)]). The '38 Ford Deluxe is kind of clunky looking (IMHO), but the Standard with the Stude grill is beautiful!

Here's another Stude wanna be. A '38 Hispano Suiza Dubonnet...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/502093468_3fc523e134.jpg

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2007, 10:24 AM
IMHO, the front of a '37 Stude is about as pretty as a car can get. [:p]

The way the grill flows back into the hood sides is pure art.

The '38 Ford Standard was similar (copied Studebaker I'm sure [:o)]). The '38 Ford Deluxe is kind of clunky looking (IMHO), but the Standard with the Stude grill is beautiful!

Here's another Stude wanna be. A '38 Hispano Suiza Dubonnet...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/502093468_3fc523e134.jpg

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
05-17-2007, 10:40 AM
Perdy machine indeed!
After driving the J5 around a few years, I would surely love the space a sedan would offer. It would be so nice to take more than one friend along.
Jeff[8D]

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
05-17-2007, 10:40 AM
Perdy machine indeed!
After driving the J5 around a few years, I would surely love the space a sedan would offer. It would be so nice to take more than one friend along.
Jeff[8D]

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
05-17-2007, 10:49 AM
And to think that a good portion of it was designed by a woman! (That explains the superbly sexy curves[:p])
Helen Dryden was one of those people who changed the shape of industrial design.
A true leader in her own right.
Jeff[8D]http://www.documenteddesign.com/featured_designer.htm
http://www.documenteddesign.com/images/studebaker.jpg



quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

IMHO, the front of a '37 Stude is about as pretty as a car can get. [:p]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
05-17-2007, 10:49 AM
And to think that a good portion of it was designed by a woman! (That explains the superbly sexy curves[:p])
Helen Dryden was one of those people who changed the shape of industrial design.
A true leader in her own right.
Jeff[8D]http://www.documenteddesign.com/featured_designer.htm
http://www.documenteddesign.com/images/studebaker.jpg



quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

IMHO, the front of a '37 Stude is about as pretty as a car can get. [:p]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

lstude
05-17-2007, 04:29 PM
There is a neat looking 37 Studebaker coupe next to this 47 business coupe that is on eBay.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/47Championbusinesscouperear.jpg

lstude
05-17-2007, 04:29 PM
There is a neat looking 37 Studebaker coupe next to this 47 business coupe that is on eBay.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/47Championbusinesscouperear.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2007, 06:01 PM
Why do I feel that Studebaker installed all those '47 bumper guards upside down?



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2007, 06:01 PM
Why do I feel that Studebaker installed all those '47 bumper guards upside down?



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

lstude
05-17-2007, 06:06 PM
They were the "WHICH WAY DO THEY GO" bumper guards.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
05-17-2007, 06:06 PM
They were the "WHICH WAY DO THEY GO" bumper guards.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Dick Clemens
05-17-2007, 07:12 PM
Jeff; Thank you for the info on Helen Dryden I never knew of her till your intro. One of my first cars was a 37 President Coupe. Still a favorite of mine. 1951 in Boise Idaho, when I left and went to California I parked on the street and left. It makes me sick to think how many cars were just left in those days. So so sad!

Dick Clemens
05-17-2007, 07:12 PM
Jeff; Thank you for the info on Helen Dryden I never knew of her till your intro. One of my first cars was a 37 President Coupe. Still a favorite of mine. 1951 in Boise Idaho, when I left and went to California I parked on the street and left. It makes me sick to think how many cars were just left in those days. So so sad!

lstude
05-18-2007, 05:21 AM
It's not often you see an old snapshot of a 37 Studebaker with white walls, but here's one. It's a beautiful little coupe.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/37Studebakercoupewithwomencrop.jpg

lstude
05-18-2007, 05:21 AM
It's not often you see an old snapshot of a 37 Studebaker with white walls, but here's one. It's a beautiful little coupe.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/37Studebakercoupewithwomencrop.jpg

go-studebaker
05-18-2007, 08:52 AM
Hi guys,
I think that Helen Dryden designed the interiors on 1937 American assembled Studebakers.
My Australian built car is different and looks like a period lounge suite.

If you are a member of the Antique Studebaker Club, there are two articles on 1937 passenger cars in this months edition.

Regards
Greg Diffen

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
05-18-2007, 08:52 AM
Hi guys,
I think that Helen Dryden designed the interiors on 1937 American assembled Studebakers.
My Australian built car is different and looks like a period lounge suite.

If you are a member of the Antique Studebaker Club, there are two articles on 1937 passenger cars in this months edition.

Regards
Greg Diffen

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

lstude
05-18-2007, 09:47 AM
Here is a picture of Greg's car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/DSC00002.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
05-18-2007, 09:47 AM
Here is a picture of Greg's car.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/DSC00002.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Scott
05-18-2007, 10:16 AM
Wow! Now why would anyone have wanted a Ford or Chevy? I don't know. Some people just have to be led.

Scott
05-18-2007, 10:16 AM
Wow! Now why would anyone have wanted a Ford or Chevy? I don't know. Some people just have to be led.

lstude
05-18-2007, 10:33 AM
quote: Wow! Now why would anyone have wanted a Ford or Chevy? I don't know. Some people just have to be led.
Go to Top of Page

Before the 39 Champions came out, Studebakers were not in the same price class with Ford or Chevy. They were more in the Oldsmobile, DeSoto, Buick class. But in my opinion, Studebaker was better looking that all the competition with the exception of the Cord. Here is my Mother standing next to a 37 Oldsmobile.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Motherby37OldsatPeaksofOtter.jpg

lstude
05-18-2007, 10:33 AM
quote: Wow! Now why would anyone have wanted a Ford or Chevy? I don't know. Some people just have to be led.
Go to Top of Page

Before the 39 Champions came out, Studebakers were not in the same price class with Ford or Chevy. They were more in the Oldsmobile, DeSoto, Buick class. But in my opinion, Studebaker was better looking that all the competition with the exception of the Cord. Here is my Mother standing next to a 37 Oldsmobile.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Motherby37OldsatPeaksofOtter.jpg

Scott
05-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Hmm, the Oldsmobiles of the day remind me of a combination of a tractor, a toaster, and something deemed beautiful by the Soviet Politburo.

Scott
05-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Hmm, the Oldsmobiles of the day remind me of a combination of a tractor, a toaster, and something deemed beautiful by the Soviet Politburo.

studeclunker
05-18-2007, 12:17 PM
Gee, Leonard, it's amazing how much your mum looks like mine:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/Mumatcollege.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
05-18-2007, 12:17 PM
Gee, Leonard, it's amazing how much your mum looks like mine:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/Mumatcollege.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Dick Steinkamp
05-18-2007, 12:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Scott
the Oldsmobiles of the day remind me of a combination of a tractor, a toaster, and something deemed beautiful by the Soviet Politburo.


:D

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-18-2007, 12:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Scott
the Oldsmobiles of the day remind me of a combination of a tractor, a toaster, and something deemed beautiful by the Soviet Politburo.


:D

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

lstude
05-18-2007, 12:41 PM
quote:Gee, Leonard, it's amazing how much your mum looks like mine:

That is a striking resemblance. Your Mum doesn't look very clunky! :D;)

lstude
05-18-2007, 12:41 PM
quote:Gee, Leonard, it's amazing how much your mum looks like mine:

That is a striking resemblance. Your Mum doesn't look very clunky! :D;)

studegary
05-18-2007, 02:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Why do I feel that Studebaker installed all those '47 bumper guards upside down?






Just think of their other name/purpose - override protectors - and you probably won't feel that way. One of their main purposes was to prevent other car's bumpers from riding up over your bumper in a low speed bump/collision.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
05-18-2007, 02:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Why do I feel that Studebaker installed all those '47 bumper guards upside down?






Just think of their other name/purpose - override protectors - and you probably won't feel that way. One of their main purposes was to prevent other car's bumpers from riding up over your bumper in a low speed bump/collision.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
05-18-2007, 03:02 PM
Hoffman brought Raymond Loewy to Studebaker in 1936. That would be too late to design the 1937. I believe that Claire Hodgeman had a lot to do with the mid to late '30s Studebaker design. Bob Bourke came to Studebaker's studios in 1940. After Studebaker, Bob Bourke and Claire Hodgeman became business partners in an industrial design company.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
05-18-2007, 03:02 PM
Hoffman brought Raymond Loewy to Studebaker in 1936. That would be too late to design the 1937. I believe that Claire Hodgeman had a lot to do with the mid to late '30s Studebaker design. Bob Bourke came to Studebaker's studios in 1940. After Studebaker, Bob Bourke and Claire Hodgeman became business partners in an industrial design company.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)