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Thread: Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for the New AME Studebaker Chassis

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    President Member hausdok's Avatar
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    Kenmore, WA

    Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for the New AME Studebaker Chassis

    Hi All,

    I recently contacted Art Morrison Enterprises to find out how long it will be before they debut the new long-wheelbase Studebaker chassis they've been dropping hints about. It looks like the client is not going to be bringing the car in for at least another year. Aside from reverse engineering the chassis, they've got other projects in the queue that need to be done first - a 1947-53 Chevy pickup air frame, a 1947-53 Chevy pickup IFS 4/bar, a 1959-64 Impala, a 1955-59 Chevy pickup, a 1953-56 Ford pickup and a 1962-67 Nova bolt on clip. They say it takes a lot of man hours just to create one frame at a time per project and then check all possible bolt in applications.

    Bottom line, they're probably still two years out.
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington

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

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    Joliet , Illinois
    I got a rust free frame from Bob Peterson in California.
    Autonauts in New Mexico has them also.(Jenkins?)
    Karkewich in South Bend might be able to help.
    I can PM their info.
    Robert Kapteyn

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    President Member Flashback's Avatar
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    Wetumpka, Alabama, USA.
    I wasn't really rushing them to get mine. If they had them ready today, all I could do is say: "Great day what a deal". As Daddy used to say "Too much candy for a dime". Tricks are only good for looks and racing. I can't afford one for either. LOL

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    Bullhead City, Arizona, USA.
    Thread hijack here: would the LWB Morrison chassis fit under a 1951-58 Y body i.e. a Land Cruiser/President?

    Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

    Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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