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drpreposterous
07-09-2013, 08:11 PM
Is this a tribute? Or psychotic break? I can't really decide.
Anyway, someone actually made a bulletnose front clip kit? The seller claims the kit was 5.5K alone. Here ya go...

http://southbend.craigslist.org/cto/3879018485.html

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DEEPNHOCK
07-09-2013, 08:15 PM
Nothing Studebaker about it (except for removing trim from the Stude gene pool)
Styling knock off is more like it.
It's just a kit... Used to be made in Orlando, FL.
You get the nose, the hood, the rear fenders and some mounting hardware.
Use a donor car (doesn't have to be am El Camino... I think a wagon would be interesting)..
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

avanti76
07-09-2013, 08:19 PM
No Studebaker content, But I do
like the look of it !!!

rodnutrandy
07-09-2013, 08:22 PM
I saw one like it (or maybe it) at the tri state meet in Chillicothe , Ohio a couple years ago. It really was a good looking ride and I myself thought it added a different dimension to the show. You couldn't built it for what he's asking for it. Would be a good long cruise vehicle.

GThawkwind
07-09-2013, 08:29 PM
I always thought they needed a front bumper on these.
Yeah these things are nothing new, they would make me mad if they killed a real stude to make it, but since it's a kit I like it . I know at least one frequent poster has one. A wagon would freakin' awesome.

drpreposterous
07-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Yet another, though this one calls it a 1960 Studebaker nose...

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3881433246.html

Sdude
07-09-2013, 08:48 PM
Yet another, though this one calls it a 1960 Studebaker nose...

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3881433246.html

What a shame. Someone spent all that money for that custom paint job and I'd have to repaint it to cover up that naked butt.

Milaca
07-10-2013, 01:06 AM
I think a 1953 or 54 Studebaker front would greatly improve the look of these last generation of El Caminos. Anybody ever see such a custom?

LeoH
07-10-2013, 01:06 PM
What a shame. Someone spent all that money for that custom paint job and I'd have to repaint it to cover up that naked butt.

Naked butt? So you'd leave the bat-winged angel and the Tasmanian devil on the tailgate but cover up a nekkid woman's butt??? :eek:
Jon, Jon, Jon.:oops:



Only someone who'd come up with a paint job like that would not realize NO ONE else in the world WANT a paint job like that and have the car painted before trying to sell it.

I didn't realize Studemino http://studemino.com/home.asp was a taboo word on the forum. With a nice paint job I think they're sharp looking, and no less a 'Studebaker' than a late model GM Avanti, imo. No offense or kerfluffle intended. They're not, but still....

skyway
07-10-2013, 01:19 PM
A lot better than those old Beetles with the Rolls Royce treatment?

Steve T
07-10-2013, 03:21 PM
...And here's one for sale up here in southern Ontario. Same owner has a nice stock El Camino which he was going to convert until he found this one already done. The stocker is for sale too; so is an Avanti he's got...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/100_2227.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/StudeSteve/media/100_2227.jpg.html)

S.

starliner62
07-10-2013, 03:27 PM
The kits are really nice. Fit and finish is above expectations. I have worked on one and driven it quite a bit. Tons of fun and quite a conversation starter.

deco_droid
07-10-2013, 03:56 PM
All I can say is these kits at least improve the looks of the original car...

JBOYLE
07-10-2013, 04:53 PM
There was one here, but I haven't seen it for awhile. Although I don't recall the rear quarter panel treatment. Seems harmless, but the unknowing will think that someone went to a lot of effort when it's just a kit. It's a step up from PT Cruisers "customized" by stick-ons.

Sdude
07-10-2013, 09:38 PM
Naked butt? So you'd leave the bat-winged angel and the Tasmanian devil on the tailgate but cover up a nekkid woman's butt??? :eek:


I didn't like the other stuff either. A nekkid woman's butt can be a beautiful thing - but that one was not!

DEEPNHOCK
07-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Did you see Courtney Force's nekkid butt pic? She posed out in the desert with her Funny Car and even a Traxxis parachute.



I didn't like the other stuff either. A nekkid woman's butt can be a beautiful thing - but that one was not!

LeoH
07-10-2013, 09:57 PM
Ok, the quality of said behind was not what I was referencing, just Jon's singling it out versus the other 'design elements'. Best thing for all concerned is just to take a sander to it and start from scratch. Brrrrrrrrr!

I don't know about the VW/Rolls, in one way it is as cheesy, but I prefer to view it more as a VW/41 Ford front end. A bit more classy. I'd roll a Studemino.

GThawkwind
07-10-2013, 11:49 PM
25562
I'm dead serious this is the only thing that comes to mind when you guys say VW Rolls Royce :woot:

LeoH
07-11-2013, 02:35 PM
Great Googly-Moogly! That would burn into your retinas.

A more serious effort: http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/3905225742.html

The 40 Ford option was a bit more fun: http://www.gtamarketing.com/Woody-1.jpg

JBOYLE
07-11-2013, 05:22 PM
I always thought the 40 Ford nose would look good on a VW convertible with the woody "town & Country" kit.

Corvanti
07-11-2013, 06:02 PM
The kits are really nice. Fit and finish is above expectations. I have worked on one and driven it quite a bit. Tons of fun and quite a conversation starter.

while i haven't driven the "Studemino" Jamie speaks of, i "raced" it for about 1 second while in my '40 on the way to a show a couple of years ago.;) i agree that the "fit and finish" is exemplary!!! i don't know if the current owner built it, but if he did, he performed a close to perfect job, as he's done with other Studebaker projects i've seen on his blog...:!!:

Bamajak
07-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Be nice to us Studemino owners......and yes I do have a few real Studebakers.

DEEPNHOCK
07-13-2013, 07:23 AM
Well....
Not everything should be grafted to an El Camino, either:p
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7651724544/hB2B92C24/

skyway
07-13-2013, 08:44 AM
I am in awe of that woody! Using pre-'68 front fenders is an especially nice touch.
Can anyone smarter than me tell if they dropped a Morris Countryman body onto the Beetle,
or if it's home made?

LeoH
07-13-2013, 11:29 AM
I am in awe of that woody! Using pre-'68 front fenders is an especially nice touch.
Can anyone smarter than me tell if they dropped a Morris Countryman body onto the Beetle,
or if it's home made?

No idea. I just bing'ed VW 40 Ford, iirc and went to the images grid and found one I liked. Follow the page and contact the company, that's what I would do.

plwindish
07-13-2013, 11:42 AM
I've seen several Studeminos and would get one if I need a "pickem up". Many years ago I had a 72 El Camino with the 350 and 4 speed. I got two speeding tickets within three weeks just going through the gears in town, 35 in a 25 and 48 or 50 in a 35 if memory serves. It seemed to be a ticket magnet. I sold it as my new wife could not learn how to drive a stick.