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hausdok
01-11-2019, 02:08 AM
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/210618393225125

Chris Pile
01-11-2019, 07:27 AM
Dick knows how to spell Commander....

52-fan
01-11-2019, 08:34 AM
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.

Dick Steinkamp
01-11-2019, 09:42 AM
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.

jclary
01-11-2019, 10:33 AM
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.:)

gordr
01-11-2019, 11:10 AM
Unfortunate choice of color. Makes it look like a bath tub.

hausdok
01-11-2019, 11:54 AM
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?

rockne10
01-11-2019, 01:05 PM
I would have to lose the "Aces & Eights."

StudeRich
01-11-2019, 09:39 PM
This one was last For Sale in March 2014.

Bob Andrews
01-11-2019, 10:12 PM
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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.

hausdok
01-12-2019, 01:52 PM
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.

Dick Steinkamp
01-12-2019, 03:19 PM
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/

T.J. lavallee
01-12-2019, 09:36 PM
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.

Jessie J.
01-13-2019, 05:28 PM
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.

hausdok
01-13-2019, 06:51 PM
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?

8E45E
01-13-2019, 07:17 PM
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

hausdok
01-13-2019, 09:20 PM
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?)

8E45E
01-14-2019, 08:16 AM
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

hausdok
01-14-2019, 11:54 AM
Yep, guess so.