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11-05-2008, 12:54 AM
Here's a switch from the Stude body with a SBC; a Ford body with a Stude engine! I love the look of the headers and the 3 Strombergs. Nice little ride!

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"Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat...a Studebaker!"
Fozzie Bear in 'The Muppet Movie'

51 Land Cruiser (Elsie)
Jim Mann
Victoria, B.C.

11-05-2008, 06:44 AM
Man, that is a slick little ride!! Some care and effort obviously went into it. Imagine driving that to the next Zone meet!


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

11-05-2008, 09:22 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeMann

Here's a switch from the Stude body with a SBC; a Ford body with a Stude engine! I love the look of the headers and the 3 Strombergs. Nice little ride!

I love the buyer info- "YOU MUST , be 5'9 in height & 175 lbs in weight or less to fit in this little rod, if you are larger, you won't fit well."

Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

11-05-2008, 09:34 AM
Well, since I won't "fit well" into this cool hot rod somebody else will have to buy it. Boy, do I love that car!

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

11-05-2008, 09:36 AM
Would this be a "midget" racer?

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

Dick Steinkamp
11-05-2008, 10:30 AM
quote:Originally posted by oldguy829

Would this be a "midget" racer?

This style of hot rod is called a "Track T". Patterned after some of the earliest hot rods which were simply Model T's stripped of anything unnecessary with a hopped up Model T or brand X motor. They were raced on dirt tracks all over the US. It is essentially a full size Model T roadster body, but you had to be 5' 9 and 175 pounds to fit in a stock one too [^].

Very nicely done. You couldn't build that for $27k even if you did ALL the work yourself.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA


Andy R.
11-05-2008, 12:09 PM
What a beautifully executed Track T...well-thought details showcasing that powerplant.

Fortunately, it's custom-sized for me.
Unfortunately, my wallet size is unaccustomed to it.;)

62 GT

11-05-2008, 01:14 PM
That really is a nicely-done hot rod. Of course they had to cut up a pristine restored Model T to do it, heh!

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

Chris Pile
11-05-2008, 01:39 PM
You are joking, aren't you Gord?
It's a Speedway brand body, as in fiberglass.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special