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edfisher
05-20-2015, 12:43 PM
My 1952 Studebaker Champion got the polishing compound treatment today. Really brings out the natural age and patina on my beloved 2 door hardtop.
Tahoe Green and London Gray make for a nice combination. Just wanted to share some 'after" photographs with you guys. Probably headed to the local Dairy Queen Cruise in with this one tonight. Join us if you would like...there is always a good crowd of nice automobile enthusiasts there. Exit 279 off I-75 just North of Tampa...go West and look for the cruise in (Dairy Queen) on the right. No admission fee just good friends and fun times. 5-8pm every Wednesday evening.

mbstude
05-20-2015, 01:01 PM
Looks as good as ever, Ed!

JRoberts
05-20-2015, 06:34 PM
Wonderful looking car. It is hard to beat the looks of a '52 hardtop.

Gary1953
05-20-2015, 06:38 PM
I like the color combination of your car. Very nice.

52-fan
05-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Nice......I sorta like those. ;)

Flashback
05-20-2015, 07:17 PM
Beautiful car.

dean pearson
05-20-2015, 07:28 PM
Very nice, I to kinda like the hardtops. Your chrome really stands out. Has the beltline trim been re worked?
All the chrome looks really nice but I ask about it because I'm going to end up getting mine re chromed and would like a price guesstimate.

Dean.

MrHemi2U
05-20-2015, 07:40 PM
Very nice Car

DEEPNHOCK
05-20-2015, 08:42 PM
Sweet!!!!!

6hk71400
05-20-2015, 09:57 PM
Very nice, I to kinda like the hardtops. Your chrome really stands out. Has the beltline trim been re worked?
All the chrome looks really nice but I ask about it because I'm going to end up getting mine re chromed and would like a price guesstimate.

Dean.

I love 52s! Anything I am thinking about one, all my friends discourage me as they say to do all the korean chrome on a hardtop would be around 8k.

I hope they are wrong. I have my hands full with the 55 I have now

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

Peanut
05-20-2015, 10:10 PM
Is that color combination original to the car?

mbstude
05-20-2015, 11:07 PM
I haven't seen Ed's car since 2008, but I think I remember it being an unrestored original.

clonelark
05-21-2015, 05:08 AM
What a stunning car, I'm with you trying to get that old paint to shine, my 55 Conestoga (Saginaw green) is the same way. Old originals are hard to come by. Is it a 6 or v-8?

edfisher
05-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Very nice, I to kinda like the hardtops. Your chrome really stands out. Has the beltline trim been re worked?
All the chrome looks really nice but I ask about it because I'm going to end up getting mine re chromed and would like a price guesstimate.

Dean.

Dean, I purchased the car in 2005 it was located in Rockford, Illinois after seeing in in the classifieds of "Turning Wheels". I have done nothing but just keep the chrome clean and polished by hand since. I honestly wouldn't be able to guess what a re-chroming might cost especially in California. As Matthew mentioned earlier, this car was shown at the International meet in South Bend (2nd Place) and is an original survivor with no restorations. Ed

edfisher
05-21-2015, 07:51 AM
What a stunning car, I'm with you trying to get that old paint to shine, my 55 Conestoga (Saginaw green) is the same way. Old originals are hard to come by. Is it a 6 or v-8?

Thank you very much. It is a Flathead 6 cyl. with OD

Michidan
05-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Sweet car, and a real treasure to have one so original. I only wish my grill had this level of "patina". Sadly it's a lot worse.

TWChamp
05-21-2015, 08:17 PM
I really like to see unrestored original cars, and your's has to be one of the finest I've seen, even if only in pictures.

dean pearson
05-21-2015, 09:36 PM
I have a complete 52 grill. I just wonder if I had the entire thing re chromed and as a whole it looked new,... Would it ever be something that could be sold for a reasonable profit?

There will always be one's out there the need to be done. But to have it whole and like new.

Dean.

mbstude
05-21-2015, 11:00 PM
I have a complete 52 grill. I just wonder if I had the entire thing re chromed and as a whole it looked new,... Would it ever be something that could be sold for a reasonable profit?

There will always be one's out there the need to be done. But to have it whole and like new.

Dean.

Me thinks you'd probably be sitting on it for a while.. There aren't very many people spending big money on 52's.

dean pearson
05-21-2015, 11:31 PM
Darn it.

Dean.

RadioRoy
05-22-2015, 12:08 PM
I wonder how someone got that early seven button 1950 radio into the 52 dash. They had to cut the sheet metal on the back/top of the radio to do it and clear the windshield wiper arms.

The car looks really nice, though.