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Steve T
12-19-2011, 12:31 PM
June 2009, Paris, Ontario. This unique Stude is based on parts of a '28 sedan body; suspension is partially 30s Dodge, engine is a Lark flathead six with a T-bird supercharger added...sounds superb. Was for sale last I heard. Based in New Dundee ON, near Kitchener...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/Some%20Other%20Studebakers/KEF275D9F_1001437.jpg

S.

junior
12-19-2011, 02:22 PM
I'm liking this one! Any other shots from the rear view? The underslung chassis doubles the cool-factor as does the home-brewed s/c on a flattie stude engine.. Junior

Steve T
12-19-2011, 02:56 PM
I'm sure I took a rear view, but it doesn't look like I put one onto P'bucket. However, here are two closeups...engine and interior...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/Some%20Other%20Studebakers/KEF275D9F_1001446.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/Some%20Other%20Studebakers/KEF275D9F_1001449.jpg

The rear of the roadster is basically the aft end of the frame, rear suspension and axle/diff, and fuel tank...like a teens-twenties speedster. The body panels are from a four-door sedan, so Greg (the builder/owner) had to find the aft "bucket" panel for a roadster. Solution was just as clever and resourceful as everything else: the sheetmetal panel came from the roof of a Plymouth Barracuda parts car! The wheels, too, are Mopar--30s Dodge--so there's a definite Mopar slant to this unique rod. And I really like the 1932 Stude Indy car-style grille trim, too...

S.

doug
12-19-2011, 03:11 PM
Nice looking ride.

sweetolbob
12-19-2011, 04:03 PM
June 2009, Paris, Ontario. This unique Stude is based on parts of a '28 sedan body; suspension is partially 30s Dodge, engine is a Lark flathead six with a T-bird supercharger added...sounds superb. Was for sale last I heard. Based in New Dundee ON, near Kitchener...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/Some%20Other%20Studebakers/KEF275D9F_1001437.jpg

S.

Dang more old folks like me that like modified!! eeerrrrr!! or is it custom Studebakers. In any case I love it and it has to be one of the best ones you've posted Steve. Thanks

Bob

Dick Steinkamp
12-19-2011, 04:05 PM
I'm fussy, picky and opinionated, but that is one (of very few) car(s) I would not change a thing on!

:cool:

aarrggh
12-19-2011, 04:06 PM
Only one cup holder ?

woodysrods
12-19-2011, 04:32 PM
Just some Old Studebaker Guy having a little fun by the looks of it.
I LIKE it!
Good Roads
Brian

kmac530
12-19-2011, 08:04 PM
Very neat car. I love seeing something other than a T or an A done old school style.
Not going to pick the car apart at all, but I will share my likes and not so muches.

LOVES:
the body, grill, shell, ornament, headlights, frame, underslung axle, arched cowl, turned fire wall, leather hood ties downs, braided leather hood gasket/seals, motor, induction system, air cleaner, beer bottle openers, seats, tires, sprint car style steering wheel and much more....

Likes:
Shifter, ammo box trans tunnel, dash cluster, E-brake, and mirrors....more of course

Dislikes- this is purely preference issues and I love the car, this is just what I would do different:
The wheels-color looks too generic and the 30s wheel centers once cut down for the drop center rims came out looking like a Toyota tercel or dodge dart wheel.
Color-not a big fan of purple and especially flat colors---pure preference tho.
Diamond plate floor- just does not fit the syle to me or the era.
Tach- too modern looking
Windshield- that arched cowl looks so cool I would cut the top of the glass to the same arch and make it flow.
Shift pedals- they have a billet look to them which I am not a fan of.

I LOVE the vast majority of the car and would only make some small adjustments and think the car could be almost perfect with these----to me...and that aint much.
Beautiful car and I would love to see some shots of the rear of the car and tail lights, they look neat from the one angle.

52-fan
12-19-2011, 09:29 PM
Aft end.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Champion%20Sixes/ratrodrear.jpg

This sweet little car was discussed sometime back. I love the look, but I wonder how safe it would be if a front tire went flat.

kmac530
12-20-2011, 12:19 PM
I like the back. trunk is cool and tail light are really nice. I dont know if I personally would have the silver diff cover, but that is just me. Great car.