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bams50
09-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Heaven help me, I like this "gasser":

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-STUDEBAKER-LARK-8-GASSER-HOT-ROD_W0QQitemZ170265648652QQihZ007QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVie wItem

Someday one's going to come along, right place/right time, and I'm gonna buy it[8D] The Vette guys think an ol' Lark wagon's offensive......[:o)]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"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?"

mbstude
09-24-2008, 08:57 PM
I dare you to build one out of your '57 wagon. [}:)][8D]:D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

bams50
09-24-2008, 09:14 PM
??? I don't have a '57 Wagon... It's Linda's;)

I doubt I'd ever build one... it'd have to be an impulse buy to get one on the IoMT:)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"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?"

bob40
09-24-2008, 09:44 PM
I tried with Lstudes help to see what my '39 CE would look like gasser style but we couldnt get the photoshop look just right.Whaddya think Matthew? Gasser Coupe Express?

sweetolbob
09-24-2008, 10:19 PM
I can see why it is difficult to Photoshop the correct look. A traditional gasser is a short hood, small bed that has a tall, stocky look. That's why (IMO) that the Willy's 33, 39 and 40 look so good. You can shorten the CE bed but the difficulty is the front sheet metal. Just to long. They are a great looking Studebaker but difficult to build to a traditional style Gasser. Sure would be a unique racer, though. Let's see, straight axle, jacked in front, spoke wheels with R3 motor, 4-speed, Dana 44 posi, MT wheels and slicks. Not traditional, but you'll never stage next to another one.

ChampTrucking
09-24-2008, 10:19 PM
Well that is my idea,at least what I want to do with a Lark body,but I have a few different ideas on how to arrive at the same look.

Warren Webb
09-24-2008, 11:17 PM
That is one radical "Daily Driver!!!!!" Maybe Biggs can check it out for you Bams..

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

laughinlark
09-24-2008, 11:44 PM
That one does it for me too Robert. [:0] What a cool Gasser. I'll have to show this one to my 15 yr old daughter that has out grown her Jr. Dragster. [8D] I think it needs to be Stude powered also.

Gordon

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/gordsjsmk-1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/11-28-07130-1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/all283.jpg

bams50
09-25-2008, 04:42 AM
No, not the right time for me, Warren. But maybe someday I'll actually buy one.......

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"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?"

65cruiser
09-25-2008, 05:40 AM
It's got a freakin' PAPERBOX for a hood scoop![:p][:p][8D]:D

http://i7.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/0e/f6/4059_1.JPG
Am I right?:D

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
www.65cruiser.com


http://www.65cruiser.com/images/studewordy.jpg

StudeRich
09-25-2008, 10:23 AM
The visual effect would have been way better, if he hadn't cut the bottom off of the front panel! :(

There would be lots of ways to get the "Bourbon Keg" in there without doing that! [V]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

mbstude
09-25-2008, 10:37 AM
Bob40, email me a pic of your CE. I'll get someone over on the HAMB to transform it into a gasser... Those guys are good. [8D]

mbstude at gmail dot com

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

52-fan
09-25-2008, 02:36 PM
I pondered that cut front panel and decided that it may have interfered with his tilt front end and the heavy frame sticking out the front. Maybe not..

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

bams50
09-25-2008, 02:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

That is one radical "Daily Driver!!!!!" Maybe Biggs can check it out for you Bams..


No, I'm not in the market; just an admirer[8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"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?"

Andy R.
09-25-2008, 04:18 PM
Mmmm...that is one BADA$$ Lark. I love gassers.
I wonder if a Stude purist came up with the name?![:0][^]

Andy
62 GT
http://a6.vox.com/6a00cdf7ec2443094f00e398c6501e0004-pi

doughboywoodmike
09-27-2008, 12:23 PM
JUST A dumb question but what is a gasser?? a vehicle with a large motor with a different body or frame[8D][8D]

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/doughboywoodmike/gertrudeparade2.jpg

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/doughboywoodmike/HPIM0572.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
09-27-2008, 12:26 PM
Old drag racer term..
In the sixties the NHRA banned nitromethane as a fuel.
The classes were adjusted for gasoline only classes.
Some of the fastest cars at the time came to be known as Gassers.
Jeff[8D]

quote:Originally posted by doughboywoodmike

JUST A dumb question but what is a gasser?? a vehicle with a large motor with a different body or frame[8D][8D]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937CEBearfootingArtwithLabelgif-1.jpg http://www.racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpg http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
09-27-2008, 12:28 PM
Pretty common drag racer stuff from the sixties..
It was cheap (free) and it was light, and it was easy to cut..
It worked!
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by 65cruiser

It's got a freakin' PAPERBOX for a hood scoop![:p][:p][8D]:D