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289stude
07-30-2009, 09:20 AM
It's kinda Kewl been shortend, who knows how well or not well the work is but I like the concept.

Buy the motor get the car for free;)



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John

63' R1 Wagonaire

63' 8E45 Detroit

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock

59' 4E2 122 Scotsman Deluxe V8 4spd curb side fender

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

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oldguy
07-30-2009, 09:33 AM
pictures can deceive, but isn't the hood, trunk lid, grill, bumpers, dash, steering wheel, etc. worth the opening bid?
There are peices there I could certainly use.

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

Sdude
07-30-2009, 10:08 AM
Thanks for this post. I regularly do a little "what's new on eBay" for our club newsletter. I have been looking for something for this issue and as press time was approaching rapidly, I was beginning to get desparate. I scour eBay every day and like to show the interesting, wierd, bizzare or silly things people sell that are Studebaker related. This car certainly fits the bill. I missed it because the ad had a picture of the engine and it didn't catch my attention.

Thanks again

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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289stude
07-30-2009, 10:32 AM
Yeh I don't even know why I checked that ad, I just did, but may have been worth it It is kinda cool. I think the parts mentioned would be worth the opening bid, but really hope someone does something with it. If the work was done right (no way of knowing without physical inspection) it wouldbe a sweet ride, and not to far away from being presentable.


John

63' R1 Wagonaire

63' 8E45 Detroit

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock

59' 4E2 122 Scotsman Deluxe V8 4spd curb side fender

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/transtar3-1-2.jpg

gordr
07-30-2009, 10:54 AM
That IS kind of cool. And judging by the pictures, it's sitting in a semi-arid part of interior California, so it may not have major rust issues. I'd definitely snag it if it were closer to me.

I wonder how far it is from Mr. Biggs' location?

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

52-fan
07-30-2009, 12:44 PM
I like it, but there,s no chance of me buying it. As you say, if it doesn't have rust issues it could be a fun little car. Lots of unanswered questions, but the parts are probably worth more than the price unles a bidding war starts.

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"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Andy R.
07-30-2009, 12:58 PM
Oh, man. That would make the most stylish clown car EVAR!
There's lots of fun to be had with a V8 and short wheelbase.[}:)][:o)]

Andy
62 GT

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studegary
07-30-2009, 01:42 PM
There must be someone close enough to save the grille shells, parking light bars, hood, trunk, bumpers, etc. at that price.

I think that the car should be saved and finished, but I doubt that that will happen. I definitely would not pay to ship it across the country.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Lark Hunter
07-30-2009, 01:51 PM
I dunno. It sure ain't for me. Should be worth at least the current bid price even as parts, though. I wonder if there'd be more interest generated if it was still stock? LH

jclary
07-30-2009, 02:13 PM
Have we found Dick Steinkamp's next project?:):):)


John Clary
Greer, SC
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showbizkid
07-30-2009, 02:21 PM
Interesting look. The rear 3/4 shot reminds me a bit of a Datsun 1600 (much larger in person, of course!) Not a bad vision for a chop job like that. I wonder if the shortened frame would offset the body shake that will occur from having no roof?


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StudeRich
07-30-2009, 02:25 PM
I know we have some members in Antelope Valley, Lancaster/Palmdale area, this is across the Calif. 14 Freeway from Edwards Air Force Base.

Maybe at the next Shuttle landing there, they could fly it in the 747 or in the shuttle cargo bay to Florida for Jeff or Matt to go fetch it! :D

I think one or two Members might even be HERE, where are you guys? [:0]

This looks like a neat little car, about the only issue I can see is that windshield installation may not be DOT approved! :D Easy fix.

StudeRich

Dick Steinkamp
07-30-2009, 02:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by jclary

Have we found Dick Steinkamp's next project?:):):)





I do like it...kind of a modified King Midget look :)...but no new big projects for me until the Ute sells.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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wcarroll@outrageous.net
07-30-2009, 02:30 PM
I like it :)

And you certainly don't have to worry about the doors flying open when taking a turn!!

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Anne F. Goodman
07-30-2009, 03:04 PM
Wow Neat project buy the engine he will throw in the rest of the Car.

Mabel 1949 Champion
Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
Gus 1958 Transtar
The Prez 1955 President State
Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
Daisy 1954 Commander Regal Coupe
Fresno,Ca
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Roscomacaw
07-30-2009, 03:30 PM
I lived in Rosamond for two months in the early 70s. Raw desert there. Lots of old stuff that just bakes in the sun, but never rusts.

In '73, Rosamond was the closest to the gate of Edwards. There were cool planes flyin' overhead all the time.
Rosamond itself was basically a wide spot intersection with one blinking red light for traffic control.
To answer gord's question, it's about 220 to 240 miles from my place.

I think the thing has potential - not that I'M the one to help it to realize said potential! I'd fill in those goofy cutouts and maybe incorporate a hint of a Darrin Dip that would echo the indent in the door skin - or not.[8D]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Roscomacaw
07-30-2009, 03:31 PM
I lived in Rosamond for two months in the early 70s. Raw desert there. Lots of old stuff that just bakes in the sun, but never rusts.

In '73, Rosamond was the closest to the gate of Edwards. There were cool planes flyin' overhead all the time.
Rosamond itself was basically a wide spot intersection with one blinking red light for traffic control.
To answer gord's question, it's about 220 to 240 miles from my place.

I think the thing has potential - not that I'M the one to help it to realize said potential! I'd fill in those goofy cutouts and maybe incorporate a hint of a Darrin Dip that would echo the indent in the door skin - or not.[8D]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

r1lark
07-30-2009, 04:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I think the thing has potential - not that I'M the one to help it to realize said potential! I'd fill in those goofy cutouts and maybe incorporate a hint of a Darrin Dip that would echo the indent in the door skin - or not.[8D]


I was thinking the same thing Biggs. Or maybe the cutout could be reshaped to more like a Triumph TR2/TR3 shape.........

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
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Sdude
07-30-2009, 06:26 PM
Can you go huntin' in it?

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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KGlowacky
07-30-2009, 06:43 PM
I e-mailed the owner and asked about a vin # and title. Also asked about the histoty of the car? He said it was a Barris car back in the late 50's and although he did not have a title he had a hot rod magazine and a copy of a Elvis movie it was in. BUT he was just selling the motor and the body was just for parts!!! Got it from and long lost uncle. OK OK JUST KIDDING!!!!! JUST KIDDING!! I did e-mail him and he said no title, no history and the body was for parts only. Had some of you going I bet!!! LOL

N8N
07-30-2009, 06:45 PM
I bet there's lots of guys with later C-Ks that would want the front clip, bumpers, and taillights... (I'm one)

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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Sdude
07-30-2009, 06:52 PM
Didn't fool me. I know those Elvis movies pretty good.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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oltrknut
07-30-2009, 06:55 PM
Ok So is there any one on this forum that is close enough to go take a look. That looks like a good one to finish. Allen

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52-fan
07-30-2009, 07:31 PM
A nice chrome roll bar with an X brace would help remove the body shake. Too bad there are not pictures of the frame modifications and inside of the body, but like he says, he's selling the engine.

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1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

bams50
07-30-2009, 09:17 PM
I do like that- VERY intriguing! I agree with others, I'd do something a little different with the cutouts; maybe even level them off along the top. A set of Torq-thrusts would cure the clown-car look.

Glad it's far away, or I'd be having to find yet another spot in one of my buildings to store a car[:I]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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bridgegaurd
07-31-2009, 04:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Anne F. Goodman

Wow Neat project buy the engine he will throw in the rest

Come on Anne, buy this puppy ya know it would look good tooling down to the burger shack. And you'd be the envy of the chapter when the crowd rushed over when you pulled in to the local cruise. You know you want it. A sporty stude with an attitude added to your growing herd.

For me it's a good thing i'm in Guam, of course if i bought it i'd have something to put that spot light on. [8D]