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Dick Steinkamp
05-10-2008, 11:40 AM
On an earlier thread, Mr. Biggs solicited, and we provided our ideas to "enhance" the beauty of his newly acquired coupe. One idea was to paint the wheels red. Mr. Biggs obliged...

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...plus, he added some NOS '53 dog dish hubcaps for that finishing touch.

If this car, as is, drove into a GoodGuys meet with the typical 3,000-4,000 cars, every eye would be on the little Champion. It's been my experience that cars like this get FAR MORE attention at car shows than the big bucks billet rides. I personally wouldn't change a thing. Stick a fork in it...it's done [^] !

When I was there, Mr. Biggs reached into the car and hit the starter, It fired when the first piston hit TDC and idled like a Singer sewing machine [8D].



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vegas paul
05-10-2008, 11:54 AM
I saw a car at a show recently with a "paint job" similar to that. However, since there was some bare metal showing through in addition to the evidence of about 4 paint colors and some primer, the owner had clear coated it as-is to prevent rust. It looked pretty good, and got a lot or attention.

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'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
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bams50
05-10-2008, 11:58 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


If this car, as is, drove into a GoodGuys meet with the typical 3,000-4,000 cars, every eye would be on the little Champion. It's been my experience that cars like this get FAR MORE attention at car shows than the big bucks billet rides.

Same experience here...

I love 'em like that. If it was mine I would do two things: Shine the bumpers as best I could (on the car) and if the interior's rough I'd do that up nicely.

It's funny that I've always loved imperfect, unfinished cars, and now they're starting to come into style![8D]



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Parish, central NY 13131

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barnlark
05-10-2008, 02:33 PM
Painted the tires too; curb appeal!! Looks like a nice, solid car..

mbstude
05-10-2008, 06:44 PM
quote:If this car, as is, drove into a GoodGuys meet with the typical 3,000-4,000 cars, every eye would be on the little Champion.

If he would drop in that 321 Stude engine he has, then it would be worthy of a GoodGuys meet. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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DilloCrafter
05-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Interesting look, but I think a solid color repaint would look more like the way Bob Bourke envisioned it than the present four-tone paint job!

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1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
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sals54
05-10-2008, 08:40 PM
I like it. The only thing I would do is to lower it to give it the right stance. That way when the hotrodders see it, they will already "see" the potential of the body and the lines and the appeal. Some people need that extra little kick in the drawers to mobilize the enthusiasm. Not everyone, (especially non-Stude folk), see the appeal of certain body styles like we do. We LOVE these cars. The rodders just want something new and different. Lowering it would enhance the sales potential by 25%. (just my opinion)

sals54
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