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sals54
10-25-2008, 01:20 AM
Its just a question, not a criticism. This car is built on a Dodge Dakota frame with Chevy S-10 running gear. V6 with automatic. The bid is at $10,000 now and almost certainly will go much higher. I know about a willing seller and a willing buyer, but this one seems a bit dicey. Please enlighten me. I'm willing to be schooled.

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Here's the ebay ad:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___1936-Studebaker-Dictator_W0QQitemZ140276942568QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItem? hash=item140276942568&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A727%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318#ht_500wt_0


sals54
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rockne10
10-25-2008, 07:11 AM
From what I can see, it looks like a good idea car with little attention paid to fit and finish. Would be fun to drive but, how soon would it need taken apart, stripped, repaired and put together properly? Just my opinion.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

DEEPNHOCK
10-25-2008, 08:37 AM
(praise)
I think it could be a neat ride.. Love the body style)

(jeers)
But I hate junkyard conversions done on the cheap.
Spend the time to at least get the wheels centered in the wheel openings.
Spend some time to put a wiring kit in it, and ditch the stock switches.
Put hood hold down locks on it...and lock them both....
(Then lose the key;)).

Just another opinion[|)]
Jeff[8D]

5brown1
10-25-2008, 08:43 AM
This car was on ebay about 2 or 3 month ago. The top bid was in the $12,000 area and did not meet reserve.
I agree with rockne10 , the interior looks like it needs a redo IMHO.
I am disappointed that the windshield and rear windows have been sealed.
Having them crank out is a major plus for me.
On the other hand it is a VERY RARE coupe. A couple of 37 Dictator coupes in original condition have sold on ebay for approx. $17,000 and $11,500 recently.
I'm redoing a 37 President coupe and having quite a time finding parts- and the 36 will be a greater challenge.
I love these coupes though. My wife is beginning to wonder. LOL
Good luck,
Steve

sals54
10-25-2008, 10:04 AM
Are the doors for these coupes the same as the Coupe Express doors? How about the wheelbase? Same frame?

sals54
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buddymander
10-25-2008, 10:24 AM
I just wonder if the guy who centered the rear end was also responsible for many other installations in this car...

sweetolbob
10-25-2008, 11:20 AM
I have to admit that I always had a thing for 39 F**D Standard coupes and there is one parked next to 54K in my polebarn.

HOWEVER, If I had been familiar with the 36-37 etc. Dictator coupes like this one, I'd have one there instead. The longer front sheet metal make these cars. I do believe the the 37 sheet metal is better looking. IMHO

This said, While the car in this forum is a bad accumulation of mismatched parts, anyone would be hard pressed to find a less expensive starter kit to a really pretty streetrod. At $10-12K and a year in the polebarn, this little devil could be a great ride.

You would need to lose the gooey running boards and change the wheel base and ride height but, that done, it would look great on the street and give you time to improve the interior and other negatives.

JMHO, Bob [:p]

doughboywoodmike
10-25-2008, 09:27 PM
well boys can i add something being an owner of a 36 dictator i have to say ...put it back to its former self put the right ornament back on the hood leave the wheel base alone (it makes the car)put the right rims back on it..and take all the crap off it and then YES it will be a nice car again ...oh ya thats only my oppinion:D:D

mike

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DEEPNHOCK
10-25-2008, 11:04 PM
And a good opinion at that...
Some sexy bodies should not be messed with (Madonna not withstanding)[xx(]...(Did I say that?[:0])
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by doughboywoodmike

well boys can i add something being an owner of a 36 dictator i have to say ...put it back to its former self put the right ornament back on the hood leave the wheel base alone (it makes the car)put the right rims back on it..and take all the crap off it and then YES it will be a nice car again ...oh ya thats only my opinion:D:D
mike

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rockne10
10-26-2008, 08:10 PM
quote:Madonna not withstanding
Seen her without makeup?
A good '36 Coupe needs no makeup.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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StudHawk60
10-27-2008, 05:44 AM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

From what I can see, it looks like a good idea car with little attention paid to fit and finish. Would be fun to drive but, how soon would it need taken apart, stripped, repaired and put together properly? Just my opinion.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.





I've seen this car this past summer at a local cruise night. Your opinion is right on. Not a bad car, but it has some interior issues. Personally, I'd prefer the original type interior/steering wheel.