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cultural infidel
10-12-2012, 01:55 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3078/2917183188_ef6fe1d223_b.jpg

anyone have any info on this custom??

ddub
10-12-2012, 02:29 PM
Now that is different, I think I like it.

Nox
10-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Those old & old-style padded custom (or "kustom") HardTops always makes me go "YEAHHHhhh ! ! ! . . . "
Kinda Barris, or?

studegary
10-12-2012, 03:38 PM
This appears to be made out of a sedan, not a C/K.
I like it EXCEPT that it does not appear to have side windows.

Roscomacaw
10-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Geez Gary! Who needs sumpthin' as superfluous as side windows. Yup, I looked at that and I thought - yeah, there's a way to make a "Lowboy" out of a stodgy ol' see-dan!

rockne10
10-12-2012, 07:56 PM
I'm not disliking that at all! How many other four door sedans have sacrificed their parts to sustain a C/K? Good usage here.

Deaf Mute
10-12-2012, 08:28 PM
I like the clean grill..... Is it me or is the paint missmatched on the top of the door???

StudeRich
10-12-2012, 08:45 PM
I'm not disliking that at all! How many other four door sedans have sacrificed their parts to sustain a C/K? Good usage here.

Very nice looking Custom! Never seen or heard of it before, most likely a Non-SDC Member's car. :)

I do not think ANY C or K's were lost building this Sedan, it appears to be 100% Sedan.

The clean looking grille bars mentioned by Deaf Mute are stock '53 Sedan with the surround Mouldings and Headlight Rims painted.

junior
10-12-2012, 09:06 PM
wow, that is sweet...where did you find this photo?? regards, Junior.

cultural infidel
10-12-2012, 11:10 PM
wow, that is sweet...where did you find this photo?? regards, Junior.

found it on flikr while searching for Daytona pictures. I will see if I can find the album again. There are 3 or 4 more pictures of this car in the album.

jimmijim8
10-12-2012, 11:20 PM
Dat is nice. jimmijim

candbstudebakers
10-12-2012, 11:41 PM
That is one sweet good use of a 4 door car, big bucks into it too.....nice...nice

K-Hawk
10-13-2012, 01:47 AM
very cool car, probably lives where window do not matter and most likely not have to be daily driver. Good eyes on the paint, perhaps it is the light or a shading thing, still very excellent car. I did not notice 4 doors until it was brought up.

junior
10-13-2012, 08:22 AM
found it on flikr while searching for Daytona pictures. I will see if I can find the album again. There are 3 or 4 more pictures of this car in the album.

more photos would be great....never would have thought that peeling off the tin roof and adding a Carson top to a Stude sedan would have changed the car so much! junior

8E45E
10-13-2012, 08:50 AM
I, myself never thought a 4-door Stude from '53-'55 had so much potential. I suspect it was lowering the roof and the profile is what makes it work so well; not unlike what Mercedes Benz did to create their CLS four-door "coupe".

Here's another 4-door Stude from the Thirties that turned out well: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?28990-the-Stugatti&highlight=wicker

Craig

gordr
10-13-2012, 09:24 AM
That is cool! I have a '53 four-door sitting at home that could become another like it, if anyone is interested. Cheap, like borscht.

ddub
10-13-2012, 05:16 PM
Maybe someone can locate the owner and get a TW article.