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Studedude
11-27-2018, 08:39 PM
Or, one like it?

https://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_8q3WvIGg8Ep_1200x900.jpg

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/1955-studebaker-president/6756379937.html

Dick Steinkamp
11-27-2018, 09:09 PM
Dave,
I owned THAT car. Sold it to a guy in Reno. Thanks for finding it! It was a relatively famous Northwest Kustom.

http://s149.photobucket.com/user/ddstnkmp/library/Speedster%20Kustom?sort=3&page=1

Studedude
11-27-2018, 09:25 PM
I was sure it was the same car, just couldn't believe it had deteriorated so much. If anyone could bring it back, you could. ;)

Dick Steinkamp
11-27-2018, 09:48 PM
I was sure it was the same car, just couldn't believe it had deteriorated so much. If anyone could bring it back, you could. ;)

I'd love to see that one done like we did the Kart Hauler. It deserves it. I hope someone here snags it and does that. It would be fun to see the restoration here on this forum.

Dick Steinkamp
11-27-2018, 09:58 PM
I'm not sure why he advertises it as just a President. It is clearly a Speedster. I would think that would add value.

gordr
11-27-2018, 11:53 PM
Wasn't the Speedster a sub-model of the President? Had the President engine. It has what appears to be a modified Speedster dash. I'm really finding it hard to like that front end. The conspicuous gap at the front of the hood nags at me.

bensherb
11-28-2018, 02:07 AM
Dick, was the Ford engine in it when you had it? If so, what oil pan/pump was used; or was the engine just shoved back far enough to clear the crossmember.

8E45E
11-28-2018, 06:31 AM
More info on it here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?59139-Counting-55-President-Speedsters

Craig

junior
11-28-2018, 06:43 AM
Dick, was the Ford engine in it when you had it? If so, what oil pan/pump was used; or was the engine just shoved back far enough to clear the crossmember.

first gen broncos had rear sump oil pans and you can get aftermarket ones for ford 289 engines too. cheers, junior

Dick Steinkamp
11-28-2018, 09:43 AM
I'm really finding it hard to like that front end. The conspicuous gap at the front of the hood nags at me.

It was an admired kustom in 1961 but even then not everyone liked every customized car. We probably wouldn't build it the same way today ;) . I do like the tail light treatment and the way the coves on the doors are sliced. The original car had a different Chrysler grill which was more attractive (IMHO). I found one at a swap meet but never installed it and included it in the sale.


Dick, was the Ford engine in it when you had it? If so, what oil pan/pump was used; or was the engine just shoved back far enough to clear the crossmember.

The small block Ford and 4 speed were in it when I bought it. I couldn't tell you what pan/pump were on it. It originally had the President engine with two twos and a 4 speed.

JRoberts
11-28-2018, 10:32 AM
Here his another custom with a much modified front end. https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/1954-studebaker-2-door/6742396051.html

showbizkid
11-28-2018, 10:38 AM
Wow. Hope someone saves it.

gordr
11-28-2018, 12:37 PM
Funny, the T-bird front bumper sort of works with the design. That car could be made to look real pretty.

Hallabutt
11-28-2018, 01:02 PM
Remember the car vary well when Mark Chance owned it, maybe forty five years ago. I "saved" several of his cars that I thought were in jeopardy of meeting an early demise.

cultural infidel
11-28-2018, 01:22 PM
That is a rad kustom in my opinion... hope that someone is able to save it and bring it back to life!

WinM1895
11-28-2018, 03:58 PM
first gen broncos had rear sump oil pans and you can get aftermarket ones for ford 289 engines too. cheers, junior
C6TZ-6675-D .. Rear Sump Oil Pan / Obsolete - Reproduced?

1966/68 Bronco 289 / 1969/70 Bronco 302 // No Ford dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any.

Check with Bronco Graveyard for further info.

cultural infidel
11-28-2018, 04:13 PM
C6TZ-6675-D .. Rear Sump Oil Pan / Obsolete - Reproduced?

1966/68 Bronco 289 / 1969/70 Bronco 302 // No Ford dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any.

Check with Bronco Graveyard for further info.

NumberDummy... is that you?

StudeNewby
11-28-2018, 07:52 PM
Here his another custom with a much modified front end. https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/1954-studebaker-2-door/6742396051.html
I really like that one, Joe. It's on a couple of other threads, too. I prefer that T-bird grill over the '55.

62SY4
11-28-2018, 09:32 PM
NumberDummy... is that you?
Has to be... All these forums are starting to overlap.

WinM1895
11-28-2018, 09:50 PM
NumberDummy... is that you?
< Does the avatar pic look familiar? :lol:

cultural infidel
11-29-2018, 02:29 PM
< Does the avatar pic look familiar? :lol:

haha. I saw the direct Ford part numbers and figured that it had to be! You are an amazing help over on the Ford Trucks forum as well!

Dick Steinkamp
12-01-2018, 10:52 AM
I found another album of pictures I took when I owned the car...

http://s149.photobucket.com/user/ddstnkmp/library/Custom%20Speedster?sort=3&page=1

This car really needs to be saved and restored to its 1961 appearance. IIRC the car is very solid. The interior is in surprisingly good condition. It received far more press "back in the day" than the Kart Hauler. It would be remembered by a lot of gear heads.

ddub
12-01-2018, 03:10 PM
Dick, no one is better qualified to bring it back than you are.

Dick Steinkamp
12-01-2018, 07:02 PM
Thanks, Don...but I have to pass. 2 car projects in progress right now, plus we're traveling a lot and trying to keep up with 6 grandkids.

This is a pretty special car, however. It is especially important for those that follow the Northwest Kustom and hot rod scene. I wouldn't be scared off by the seller's price. I don't think he paid me nearly that for the car.