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    '53 Stude Custom (Craigslist El Monte, CA)

    Maybe that Chrysler grill guy on Ebay saw this car!

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv...159555274.html








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    Wonder if he had SEDAN front fenders. Dunno what he used for a hood. Gives it a little bit of a Facel Vega look. O.K. Maybe not.
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    My son has a 72 Jaguar XJ6 (with a 350 V8) and the front fenders on this car look like the Jags, but perhaps they're from a 73 which changed slightly. It even appears as though the Jag hood has been modified and used on this car as well.
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    Ad states it is a 63 Studebaker, must be something really wrong with for the price and the amount of bucks into it.
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    It doesn't look real bad, but it doesn't look real good, either. If it fell into my hands, I'd put a finned Hawk nose on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordr View Post
    It doesn't look real bad, but it doesn't look real good, either. If it fell into my hands, I'd put a finned Hawk nose on it.
    I was trying to figure out why I liked/disliked the front end treatment. I bet it would look real good, if I had never seen the orginal. The seller said it was a '63 I wonder if he meant '53. The roof line is certainl not from a GT, but the earler style "C" body.
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    I kinda like it (not as good as the original tho<G>), but I believe the front wheel openings (arches?) detract somewhat from the looks. The opening is too 'high' IMHO.
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    To me, it appears how an Italian styling house such as Pinin Farina would have done it when it was new. As others have said, its almost impossible to improve on the appearance of the '53.

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    I saw that car in person a month or two ago, maybe the Western Zone meet.
    Believe it or not...it looks worse in person.
    I don't know...maybe the easiest way to repair crash damage or something...me..I'da gone fiberglass to fix not being able to find real fenders, hood, etc.

    The hood and a little around the grill look very much like an early Mustang (hood front corners are a good give-away), I forgot what the grill is.

    The body work...at least what's visable..isn't too bad, but I wonder how much "plastic" would be on the ground in a light crash..?

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    Really, if this car is typical California rust free/low rust, and the mods have been done properly, it seems like a lot of car for the money. Stude front clip required, new paint, and some detailing any you'd be good to go. If I was in the LA area I'd be making tracks and go look at it. Junior.


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    SEE?! The Chrysler grille DOES fit a Studebaker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R. View Post
    SEE?! The Chrysler grille DOES fit a Studebaker!
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    As of last night, a guy is supposed to be bringing money tonight (Tues.). If he still has it by the weekend, I'll go by and give it a closer look.

    The floors have been replaced, the wheelbase is "supposed" to be stock, with the addition of the Camaro frame clip. The frame work was don't by a local (near Irwindale Raceway) racer (?)..

    I didn't ask the "why" of the grill (front end work) though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8E45E View Post
    To me, it appears how an Italian styling house such as Pinin Farina would have done it when it was new.
    That's what I thought, too - the sloping roofline combined with the hood and fender treatment made me think early Maserati.

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    I thought Maserati, too.

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    I thought "ugly".

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    My first thought was and still is YUK

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