Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Dick Steinkamp: Were you involved in this bit of mischief?

  1. #1
    President Member hausdok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kenmore, WA
    Posts
    2,204

    Dick Steinkamp: Were you involved in this bit of mischief?

    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  2. #2
    Silver Hawk Member Chris Pile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Wichita - The Air Capital of the World
    Posts
    6,400
    Dick knows how to spell Commander....
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

  3. #3
    Silver Hawk Member 52-fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Searcy, Arkansas, USA.
    Posts
    7,322
    At first glance I didn't like that car, but after looking more closely I changed my mind. I would like it better if the greenhouse was a bit longer to balance the side view, but not bad. Also, I am not a fan of the color choice, but that is a personal issue and not a design fault.


    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  4. #4
    Golden Hawk Member Dick Steinkamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Bellingham, WA, USA.
    Posts
    14,146
    Not me, but it sure fits together nicely. Well done.

    Like Howard, I'd probably pick a different color and probably not two tone it. Also different wheels, tires, stance, but all those are minor and personal choices. It certainly looks like a well thought out and quality build. Dry Eastern Washington too.
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  5. #5
    Golden Hawk Member jclary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Greer, sc, USA.
    Posts
    10,398
    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
    Not me, but it sure fits together nicely. Well done.

    Like Howard, I'd probably pick a different color and probably not two tone it. Also different wheels, tires, stance, but all those are minor and personal choices. It certainly looks like a well thought out and quality build. Dry Eastern Washington too.
    It took a little patience on my part to wait for you to respond. I have high regard for your past work and felt that some of the work (especially paint) was a bit LOUD for you. But, for me, I love the coziness of the cockpit and the (ghost-like) Coupe Express quality of the build. I'd love to see a drawing (photoshop?) of your excellent cosmetic touch of how you would finish such a project.
    John Clary
    Greer, SC
    [IMG][/IMG]
    SDC member since 1975

  6. #6
    Silver Hawk Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Trochu, Alberta , Canada.
    Posts
    5,467
    Unfortunate choice of color. Makes it look like a bath tub.
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

  7. #7
    President Member hausdok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kenmore, WA
    Posts
    2,204
    I had no doubt that Dick knows how to spell commander.

    I didn't actually think Dick had built it, because, if he had he probably would have showed it to folks here long ago. I did wonder though, if he and the builder had talked about how to go about fabricating it - maybe the builder had seen Dick's Cart Hauler and had picked his brain (guess not).

    Imagine if the doctor's/businessman's coupe at the time had offered something like that as an option - maybe as a Ute in OZ.

    I wonder if the owner/fabricator is an SDC member or hangs out here?
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  8. #8
    Golden Hawk Member rockne10's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa, USA.
    Posts
    14,141
    I would have to lose the "Aces & Eights."

  9. #9
    Golden Hawk Member StudeRich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Ferndale, WA, USA.
    Posts
    28,747
    This one was last For Sale in March 2014.

  10. #10
    Silver Hawk Member Bob Andrews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Parish, central NY
    Posts
    7,347
    Quote Originally Posted by hausdok View Post
    .

    I didn't actually think Dick had built it, because, if he had he probably would have showed it to folks here long ago. I did wonder though, if he and the builder had talked about how to go about fabricating it - maybe the builder had seen Dick's Cart Hauler and had picked his brain (guess not).
    It was my understanding that Dick did not build the Cart Hauler, that someone else had built it and he only restored it.

  11. #11
    President Member hausdok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kenmore, WA
    Posts
    2,204
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Andrews View Post
    It was my understanding that Dick did not build the Cart Hauler, that someone else had built it and he only restored it.
    You're probably right. I haven't been around here long enough to know all of the ins and outs of the histories of these cars like some of you.
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  12. #12
    Golden Hawk Member Dick Steinkamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Bellingham, WA, USA.
    Posts
    14,146
    Quote Originally Posted by hausdok View Post
    You're probably right. I haven't been around here long enough to know all of the ins and outs of the histories of these cars like some of you.
    For sure I didn't build it. I'm hardly that talented. Lee Talbot and Sam Chakires built it in 1958. A couple of talented guys. They had it in the 1959 Oakland Roadster Show (later became the Grand National Roadster Show). I had the car in the GNRS 50 years later.

    Here's my blog on the restoration. It's newest to oldest.

    http://studeute.steinkamp.us/
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  13. #13
    President Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    marana, Arizona
    Posts
    723
    I like it. Very creative and well executed. A modern expression of the wonderful Coupe Express. Makes me wonder why Studebaker didn't decide to produce one. I'm glad this one exists.

  14. #14
    President Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Corunna, MI USA
    Posts
    1,174
    Can certainly tell that Dick didn't prepare the add. Details; 'automatic transmission'. Not the kind of add any proud builder would be satisfied with. This thing is not a Prius ya know.
    What's it got unner da hood? Is about the FIRST thing any rodder is going to want to know.

  15. #15
    President Member hausdok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kenmore, WA
    Posts
    2,204
    The owner and I exchanged a few notes.

    He is not an SDC member. It's powered by a 327 SBC with an automatic transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear. He said it has a Mustang "front clip" but I suspect he's referring to a Mustang II front steering rack and suspension.

    He got the car in trade from an outfit called Barn Find Classic Car in Mount Vernon. He never met the fabricator at Mel's Street Rods. As far as he knows the car was fabricated by Mel's at their shop someplace in Bellingham, but that's all he knows about it.

    If anyone is interested in talking to him directly, his name is Dennis Tjoelker and his phont number is 509-750-7200. He's a truck driver, so, if he doesn't answer, leave him a message and he'll get back to you.

    I dunno, I think it would be worthy of an article in TW that covered restorod, restomod and retromod customizations. What say you all?
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  16. #16
    Golden Hawk Member 8E45E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    , , Canada.
    Posts
    15,764
    Quote Originally Posted by hausdok View Post
    The owner and I exchanged a few notes.

    He is not an SDC member. It's powered by a 327 SBC with an automatic transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear. He said it has a Mustang "front clip" but I suspect he's referring to a Mustang II front steering rack and suspension.

    He got the car in trade from an outfit called Barn Find Classic Car in Mount Vernon. He never met the fabricator at Mel's Street Rods. As far as he knows the car was fabricated by Mel's at their shop someplace in Bellingham, but that's all he knows about it.

    If anyone is interested in talking to him directly, his name is Dennis Tjoelker and his phont number is 509-750-7200. He's a truck driver, so, if he doesn't answer, leave him a message and he'll get back to you.

    I dunno, I think it would be worthy of an article in TW that covered restorod, restomod and retromod customizations. What say you all?
    Maybe you should buy it!

    Craig

  17. #17
    President Member hausdok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kenmore, WA
    Posts
    2,204
    Not me!

    I don' need no steenkeeng custom truck. I'm still selling as much of my crap as I can, in order to get stem-cell therapy on my knees as a last-ditch attempt to avoid them slicing open the middle of both legs, hacking out the knee joints with a saw and tossing them in the trash, hammering in a couple of titanium future problems, and then sewing me back up.

    Anybody interested in buying a 2012 Ford F150 4WD XLT supercab with a 6-speed electronically-controlled transmission, powered by a 3.5 liter, twin-turbo-boosted DOHC V6 direct injected with variable valve timing putting out 365 bhp and 420pf of torque, silver, cloth seats that will smoke the tires and put you sideways at 30-mph, if you drop is down two gears in M mode and stomp on the gas? Full tow package - computer controlled handling in haul mode with a towing capacity of 12,200lbs and a 16,000 GCWR, that will maintain 90% peak torque from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm? It'll smoke any other pickup on the road that's pulling a loaded car hauler (Except for another 3.5 eco-boost hauling a lighter load) and embarrass the other drivers going uphill in the mountains. It just turned past 61,000 miles a week ago. Tires have less than a thousand miles on them. Very very clean and good looking truck. Even has those nice graphics on either side of the hood and on the sides and back that I haven't seen on any other eco-boost ever. Gonna see if I can find something a little more in line with what folks expect an old fart like me to drive.

    If interested, you know where the PM button is.

    Anyone interested in buying a 2007 BMW AWD X3 with a 6-speed steptronic transmission, powered by a 3.0-liter 24-valve direct-injected 3.0si DOHC in-line 6 cyl engine with variable valve timing putting out 260bhp and 225pf torque, dark blue, sport package with an all-leather interior and options out the ass? All recalls attended to, needs a new EGR valve and valve cover gaskets (I know, I know, I'll get around to 'em eventually). It went past 94,000 miles two weeks ago. Tires less than 5K. (Sigh) Needs a good detailing - wife can't seem to figure out how one drives into a car wash every once in a while, puts money in the slot, puts it in neutral, takes their hands off the wheel and waits for the green light to appear. SMH - good thing it's got that deep high-quality German paint job!!! Not sure what I'm going to replace it with. Maybe a used military truck with flat sanded camouflage paint that won't show the dirt - LOL.

    If interested, you know where the PM button is.

    Nah, the last thing I need right now is another vehicle - got two in the garage and two in a container.

    Still, with a different color scheme - two-tone maroon and dark silver maybe........nah, stop-it O'Handley, repeat after me, "You don' need no more steenkeeng cars,".............(wonder how much legroom it has?)
    Last edited by hausdok; 01-13-2019 at 10:27 PM.
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  18. #18
    Golden Hawk Member 8E45E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    , , Canada.
    Posts
    15,764
    Quote Originally Posted by hausdok View Post
    I'm still selling as much of my crap as I can, in order to get stem-cell therapy on my knees as a last-ditch attempt to avoid them slicing open the middle of both legs, hacking out the knee joints with a saw and tossing them in the trash, hammering in a couple of titanium future problems, and then sewing me back up.

    (wonder how much legroom it has?)
    I guess you'll need to know that after you go in for your 'rebuild'.

    Craig

  19. #19
    President Member hausdok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kenmore, WA
    Posts
    2,204
    Yep, guess so.
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •