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sweetolbob
09-30-2014, 09:51 PM
Actually a pretty nice install. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-AVANTI-GT-1963-ford-powered-avanti-pro-street-hot-rod-/141423990398?forcerrptr=true&hash=item20ed86d67e&item=141423990398&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

Bob

SN-60
09-30-2014, 09:54 PM
If someone wants a Mustang, they should buy a Mustang.

BobPalma
09-30-2014, 10:03 PM
There you have it, Bob; proof positive! ;) :eek: BP

Gunslinger
09-30-2014, 10:16 PM
All it takes is money and hopefully, some engineering talent. Just because something can be done, it doesn't necessarily follow that it must be done or have any useful purpose to anyone but the person who owns the car.

t walgamuth
09-30-2014, 11:49 PM
I don't mind the engine too much, but that hood riser thingie has to go!

Jessie J.
09-30-2014, 11:55 PM
Still a 289. ... with approx. 200lbs less iron hanging out front

joncon
10-01-2014, 07:20 AM
That hood scoop ruins it for me. Looks awful on an Avanti.

arthurc1946
10-01-2014, 08:04 AM
Think it looks as nice as the one on Ebay that was hand painted-WITH A BRUSH ???

StudeRich
10-01-2014, 04:50 PM
It DOES look like that Ford is SO tall that the stupid "scoop" is needed. :( I agree, it would be a pretty nice ride if you could figure out how to get rid of that Hood bump, maybe Fuel Injection would do it.

Hawklover
10-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Plus 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All it takes is money and hopefully, some engineering talent. Just because something can be done, it doesn't necessarily follow that it must be done or have any useful purpose to anyone but the person who owns the car.

SScopelli
10-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Actually a pretty nice install. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-AVANTI-GT-1963-ford-powered-avanti-pro-street-hot-rod-/141423990398?forcerrptr=true&hash=item20ed86d67e&item=141423990398&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

Bob

Right down to the "Blue Dot" Mustang shifter...
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE5N1gxNjAw/z/ZykAAOSwEK9UKg~t/$_57.JPG

StudeRich
10-01-2014, 07:11 PM
In addition to the taller easier to reach Shifter, it does have more comfortable looking Seats that are as good looking as Studebaker Avanti Seats and a whole LOT better looking than any post-Studebaker Avanti Seats.

JBOYLE
10-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Still a 289. ... with approx. 200lbs less iron hanging out front


Which 90% of the people would not notice 99% of the time.

Unless you are racing or doing autocross who, aside from a skilled racer or test driver, would notice?