View Full Version : It's The Fuzz!

Steve T
09-05-2009, 03:01 PM
Pier 4 Park cruise had the theme "Fuzz And Fins" this past Thursday. The Fins were well represented by lots of Fifties iron; the Fuzz part took the form of a pair of vintage squad cars, including this nifty little piece owned by the Hamilton Police Service...

Toward the end of Stude production at Hamilton, the police force in the city ordered a batch of 1966 Commanders as squad cars. Those cars are long gone but the present-day HPS decided to recreate one. Here's the interior...

Under the hood...Stude rather than McKinnon power gives the game away, this car's actually a 64 made over externally as a 66.

The siren!

...And for comparison, here's "EHarnett" at the same event with his genuinely-1966 Stude (which is waaaay older than he is!)...


09-05-2009, 03:27 PM
Oh man, I like it. Cool to see the police department wanting to reproduce a piece of their history.[^] Cool to see the younger generation getting involved in the Stude hobbie. :D Thanks for the pics.



09-05-2009, 03:38 PM
The AM radio in the dash is also a giveaway... back in the "old" days police vehicles were not permitted to contain such luxuries!! [:0]

'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
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09-06-2009, 11:14 AM
Hey, thats me! ha. Great pictures Steve, a fun fact about the 66 Commanders the Hamilton Police used was that the department had hopped up 327's dropped into them, found that out from two friends of my dad, both used to be mechanics for the department. I should drop a 327 in mine and say it was an undercover car....Im just joking

Eric Harnett
1966 Cruiser
Hamilton Ontario
Hamilton Chapter

09-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Why just a 327 (Great engine though)? make it a 383 or even wilder a 434 sbc.


09-06-2009, 08:13 PM
Im sure I could find myself a 327 easy, I dont have the money for a 383, or a 434 right now, Im sure both those would make my Cruiser fly, but I don't think I'll ever change the engine, I'll find something without an engine first

Eric Harnett
1966 Cruiser
Hamilton Ontario
Hamilton Chapter

09-06-2009, 10:54 PM

Bob, I love your profile picture, it contains two of my favorite things Studebakers and oil tanks! All Studebaker fans should remember those of us who make our living working the oilfields of America to provide you with the crude oil that is refined to make gasoline and lubricates for your cars. And every barrel produced here in America is one less barrel we have to send money overseas to countries that are not exactly friendly to those of use who believe in freedom and liberty.

OK enough of my soapbox for one night .... I did read somewhere about National OilWell Company (makers of rod pumps) having Studebakers in the late 40's or early 50's with racks welded on the side so that the field reps could deliver the rod pumps to the field. I've seen a picture somewhere but don't remember where, maybe in a museum or something, if I ever find it I'll have to copy it and post it.

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