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    Stude Vette on eBay

    I know it has fallen out of favor to critique cars for sale on this forum, but I feel that if there is no bashing of the builder it is a legitimate pastime. The T cab mounted on a Corvette chassis caught my attention and I thought I would bring it up. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Studeb...7:pf:0&vxp=mtr
    The truck look nice at first glance, but then I wonder about the interior space since the engine sits so far back. Too bad there are not more detailed pictures.
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    I really like the gauges and their arrangement. Clever place for the stereo.
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    The gauge placement is okay, but I personally don't like the stark look of the white faces. Also, nothing of mine will have that diamond plate aluminum on it. To me it is a poor way to add shine on most vehicles.


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    Way nice front bumper treatment that just might be the way to go for those bolting on a 1964 doghouse?

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    Looks pretty nice to me. The engine sits partially in the cab, but that's ok to get good weight distribution.
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    My 2008 Suburban has a huge center console; really no different than the engine back in the cab of that Champ. Overall, though, I'd rate this build as very obviously home made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordr View Post
    My 2008 Suburban has a huge center console; really no different than the engine back in the cab of that Champ. Overall, though, I'd rate this build as very obviously home made.
    Handling would be a plus, but the Champ cab is narrower than your Suburban.


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    Stude Vette? A Champ truck hardly qualifies as a Vette.
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    Does qualify as being a Frankenbaker.
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    Actually, that interior engine cover/doghouse looks like the one from a 1970's Ford van.
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    Dodge Tradesman vans probably have less leg room than this T-cab.

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