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    Quite N I C E ! Thanks for posting your pix. (btw, all of us here don't claim to know how everyone else should build their vehicles )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcalibur View Post
    Quite N I C E ! Thanks for posting your pix. (btw, all of us here don't claim to know how everyone else should build their vehicles )
    Believe me when I say that I have the upmost respect for the members and their cars on this site. I try and steer away from political, religious, and just down right insulting other people's dreams. I don't care if you put a pumpkin on your car and paint it purple, If that's what you think looks good, then good for you. It takes a lot of different spokes to make a wheel go round, "some of them get bent every now and then!"

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    That is simply gorgeous. Well done sir!
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    The most beautiful '30s truck, from any manufacturer. Stunning job.

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    I saw this in Bobs old shop--- way cool---and a Good Mod ...there is something for everyone out there
    stock, survivor, restored, very slightly mod'd for modern roads, and total mod ...it all has appeal went done right
    as this one is for total mod...

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    Thanks for the paint correction Gary.
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    Gotta start somewhere......

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    It really IS about whether or not you destroy a Rare and Valuable excellent condition, Original, antique or a Smashed, Rusted Junkyard piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Gotta start somewhere......

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    a lot of pain looking at early photo's, mostly in the hands from sanding and welding etc.

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    All I can say is...WOW! In all the years our '53 custom has been shown (7+) only one negative purist response. It was in 2010 and his exact words were, "What did they do to the poor thing?" In fact, it even won Best of Show at Colorado Springs zone meet last August which speaks to the quality of work done by my wife's father and uncle in their Custer, SD, body shop in 1954-5. (Car pics in my signature) My point is that many of us believe that simply being a Studebaker is as important as being a stock Studebaker. Your build is certainly among the best I have ever seen. Congrats.

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    This truck is beautiful, and the modifications are tasteful and understated. Thank you for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creegster View Post
    This truck is beautiful, and the modifications are tasteful and understated. Thank you for this.
    Thanks Creegster.....now time to paint it RED, never satisfied

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    It was red when Jimmy bought it...

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    Thanks Creegster.....now time to paint it RED, never satisfied
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    Lookin Good Great Job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    It was red when Jimmy bought it...

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    It was kind of Red with some brown rust strewn threw it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by StudebakerGene View Post
    Thanks so much Warren, my hands are so tired and hurting from sanding and wrenching. I literally have spent the past few months of going to work everyday, going to Bob's shop every night and every weekend to get it done. It was also very expensive even though I did it myself. Every time I got a piece completed it gave me the strength to go on to the next one. This truck is as nice underneath as it is on top! It will be in Tacoma----
    With all your finger prints sanded off, now is a good time to rob a bank. That will also refresh the funds you must have spent on this one. Great looking Express, fantastic work. There are not many that can do this sort of work, but obviously you have that talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintim613 View Post
    All I can say is...WOW! In all the years our '53 custom has been shown (7+) only one negative purist response. It was in 2010 and his exact words were, "What did they do to the poor thing?" In fact, it even won Best of Show at Colorado Springs zone meet last August which speaks to the quality of work done by my wife's father and uncle in their Custer, SD, body shop in 1954-5. (Car pics in my signature) My point is that many of us believe that simply being a Studebaker is as important as being a stock Studebaker. Your build is certainly among the best I have ever seen. Congrats.
    Wow...I hadn't seen this vehicle before, Ya'll were definitely thinking outside the box. "Elcastarliner." Love it and I bet it really draws a crowd, thanks for doing it your way!

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    Dude, that's gorgeous.
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    I like how the upper links are threaded with jam nuts on both ends for easier adjustments.
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    I like that there's a buzz box in the back too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe V View Post


    I like how the upper links are threaded with jam nuts on both ends for easier adjustments.
    Running a triangulated 4 link really helps with the pinion adjustment as well. I had to adjust the ride height on it several times due to settlement of the springs. This set up is from Heidt's and is basically a universal kit, I ordered 250lb and 400lb springs and regardless of what the manufacturer states, there is a lot of fabrication involved--- hence the "Buzz Box"...

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    You did some beautiful work on it.Anything that makes a Studebaker more enjoyable and safer is a really good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waydon View Post
    You did some beautiful work on it.Anything that makes a Studebaker more enjoyable and safer is a really good idea.
    You are quite right Waydon and the key word is "Safety." This is a driver, an everyday driver. I wanted the appearance of the stock lines but I also want to be able to get in it, start it and drive anywhere I want to go....this is no trailer Queen. I have already scratched the bed side hauling parts in it, use em, that's what they are made for. I garner no satisfaction with a totally restored "show car," for me, been there, done that, got the t-shirt!" I want them out there where myself and other people can relate to them and see the beautiful design of yesteryear!

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