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John and Tracy Smith
09-27-2008, 12:22 AM
We just got our sun visors back from the upholsterer and thought we'd share how they look. Since the "originals" were pretty well gone, he rebuilt them for us using the same fabric as the seat cushion (red ostrich...not stock, but fun for us!). Not a bad deal for $40 each! (If so...don't tell us...we're happy with them, anyway!) :)

The next step is the gauge panel and wiring over the weekend. Stay tuned for details...

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_4385.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_4384.jpg

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_3130.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_7458.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_2129-1.jpg

barnlark
09-27-2008, 12:46 AM
I think the red ostrich is really different for a custom touch, but we need a close-up. Sounds like you're moving along, great job. [^]

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0753.jpg

John and Tracy Smith
09-27-2008, 01:05 AM
We enlarged the picture, hope that helps a bit.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_4384-1.jpg

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_3130.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_7458.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_2129-1.jpg

barnlark
09-27-2008, 01:25 AM
Those visors give me goosebumps..;):D Not sure about the shrunken head, but If that's what happen to the last guy who questioned your plan, I'll just refrain. [:o)] Keep us posted on the project.

Lothar
09-27-2008, 03:36 AM
I really like the look of those red dash details! They really make that dash "pop", as my daughter would say.

1950 Champion 4 Dr.
Holdrege NE

KevinSheen
09-27-2008, 04:32 AM
Very sharp indeed!

1963 Champ

bridgegaurd
09-27-2008, 06:11 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

I think the red ostrich is really different for a custom touch, but we need a close-up. Sounds like you're moving along, great job. [^]

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0753.jpg

Slight change of subject, but do my eyes decieve me is that a custom stude turned into a pickup sitting next to that nice red lark?? If so is it yours. details??

bridgegaurd
09-27-2008, 06:22 AM
quote:Originally posted by John and Tracy Smith

We enlarged the picture, hope that helps a bit.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_4384-1.jpg

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_3130.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_7458.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_2129-1.jpg


Way better, and i still think Burneo Bob is much happier with them cool visors. Have fun with the dash and the wiring. The truck just keeps getting better and better.

DEEPNHOCK
09-27-2008, 06:22 AM
They were parked next to one another at the International Meet.
The custom was out of Sycamore, Il...
Both nicely done machines...
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd
Slight change of subject, but do my eyes decieve me is that a custom stude turned into a pickup sitting next to that nice red lark?? If so is it yours. details??


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

barnlark
09-27-2008, 08:14 AM
I don't want to direct the thread away from the Smith's beautiful truck, but Jeff is correct, the Ute was just parked next to me at the Lancaster concours. Very cool. If I remember correctly, the modified effort was originally done in 1955. The owner is in front of the first shot with his arms crossed in the white shirt. Great guy that bought it the way it looks today. Very different from Mr. Steinkamp's current Ute project, but fun.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0756.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0757.jpg

barnlark
09-27-2008, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by bridgegaurd
"Slight change of subject, but do my eyes decieve me is that a custom stude turned into a pickup sitting next to that nice red lark?? If so is it yours. details??"

Is it just me, or did you misspell your new user name? You can edit that on your profile by clicking on it and also fix your personal name's spelling as well. Get your vehicle's picture on photobucket in a small size and drag it to that box for your signature and add that while you're at it. Welcome!

Roscomacaw
09-27-2008, 11:52 AM
I like those visors - Ostrich and all. Like the whole cab actually!

$40 each??? Can I send a pair to him?

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

bams50
09-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Me too! For that price they'd be MUCH nicer than stock ones for my Daytona.

If he wants more work, let us have his info[^]

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?"

John and Tracy Smith
09-27-2008, 12:44 PM
The contact information for the upholsterer is as follows:

Ren Jenson's The Upholstery Co, Inc.
418 N. Hunt Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 898-9521
renjenson@cox.net
www.upholsteryarizona.com

He did both visors for $85.00 (including tax) and also did a beautiful job restoring and recovering our seat. The price, of course, depends on your choice of fabric and detail. For our price, we have "faux" ostrich and not the real thing (we like to think that the ostriches would be proud).


John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_3130.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_7458.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_2129-1.jpg

bridgegaurd
09-27-2008, 04:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Originally posted by bridgegaurd
"Slight change of subject, but do my eyes decieve me is that a custom stude turned into a pickup sitting next to that nice red lark?? If so is it yours. details??"

Is it just me, or did you misspell your new user name? You can edit that on your profile by clicking on it and also fix your personal name's spelling as well. Get your vehicle's picture on photobucket in a small size and drag it to that box for your signature and add that while you're at it. Welcome!



It's a long story that involves school teacher women,the spelling is intentional. New user name????? Not on this site

barnlark
09-27-2008, 08:34 PM
19 posts. Looked new to me. I tried to figure out what it meant, that's why I asked. Different spellings here from different parts of the world sometimes. :D

Guido
09-27-2008, 08:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

19 posts. Looked new to me. His profile shows a total of 19 posts and an average of .07 posts per day. Based on these round numbers, he signed up about January 18th of this year.

[EDIT] Looks like rounding got me, he actually signed up on December 27, 2007.

Decimal Dude

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpg[b]Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

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barnlark
09-27-2008, 10:22 PM
Good job Decimal Dude. Hey, what happened with the deck lid?

bridgegaurd
09-28-2008, 03:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido


quote:Originally posted by barnlark

19 posts. Looked new to me. His profile shows a total of 19 posts and an average of .07 posts per day. Based on these round numbers, he signed up about January 18th of this year.

[EDIT] Looks like rounding got me, he actually signed up on December 27, 2007.

Decimal Dude

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpg[b]Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

geez dudes i din't know there was a quota, i've been a lurker from far flung places for quite sometime. Hard to do a lot of blogging from Iraq or the Stans. I'll try not to do too much or too little if someone wants to give me the PC number. Nah i'm not that kind of guy. Adios muchachos

barnlark
09-28-2008, 07:16 AM
No quota, my friend, glad to have you participate again. [^] Just thought you were a new poster with the 19; didn't do any search other to than to see your name and it had a bracket in the spelling of that, so thought I'd help. Stay safe, Studes don't rust over there, do they?