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bams50
12-09-2009, 07:27 PM
You may like it or hate it, but I think it has the potential to become a really cool custom:

http://tinyurl.com/yduujmf


Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Nelsen Motorsports
12-09-2009, 07:34 PM
sweet!

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss29/NelsenRacing/n1558086144_30050401_419-1.jpg
Alex Nelsen, 15 year old Studebaker nut.
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA

DEEPNHOCK
12-09-2009, 07:38 PM
Calvin has his Caddy powered '54 for sale for about half this guys opening bid...
Frame is all done.
http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/41099/1095574794038087468S600x600Q85.jpg
Body is stock, but real, real nice (Alabama car...some surface rust, but no rust through)
Calvin would make someone a righteous deal on it right now...
Jeff[8D]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937CEBearfootingArtwithLabelgif-1.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/SDClogo4forum.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/StudebakerTruckFarmerStickerA-1.jpghttp://www.racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/GatorDadBigjpg-1-1.jpg

http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

COMMANDERPINK1
12-09-2009, 07:51 PM
How about a two for one as in the fifth picture?

Tom

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx240/TOMLSEXTON/Iowa036.jpg

bams50
12-09-2009, 08:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

[b]Calvin has his Caddy powered '54 for sale for about half this guys opening bid...
Frame is all done.



Wow, great deal!

Let's see... sell the 54 body, drop my Daytona body on.............

OK, I'll stop now[:p]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

buddymander
12-09-2009, 10:48 PM
Am I getting old? The roofline is bulbous in the back. The taillights are too tall for the rear. I just don't understand the purpose. The only way to "improve" on the 53-54 hardtop is with a slight chop. And lower it a little bit, of course. Oh, and, um, these facts are well documented for the unbelievers...

silverhawk
12-10-2009, 12:16 AM
Sorry, little off topic, but do you guys know what that sway bar is off on the caddy powered suspension? Looks like a simple installation, and reversable as well. I'd like something stiffer for the front of my car, for it corners better. Maybe its just being a 16 year old,LOL!

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBells.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

buddymander
12-10-2009, 02:59 AM
It looks like the end tabs are parallel with the aframe bracket, but when you put some weight on it, they won't be parallel. That one is mounted upsidedown. I used a 93 camaro bar on mine, rightside up. The hard part is making the lower front of the bracket clear the front pan, but I don't know how close it would be on a Lark.

bams50
12-10-2009, 04:15 AM
It's not about "getting old" Buddy, just not your thing. I think I like where it's headed, not so much what it will cost to finish (probably the reason the seller's sellin';)).

Like I say, TEHO!:)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

studegary
12-10-2009, 01:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50


quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

[b]Calvin has his Caddy powered '54 for sale for about half this guys opening bid...
Frame is all done.



Wow, great deal!

Let's see... sell the 54 body, drop my Daytona body on.............

OK, I'll stop now[:p]

[purple]Robert (Bob) Andrews-







It is probably going to be difficult/expensive to stretch that Daytona body a foot to fit the frame (I guess that you could section the frame.).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

cool 1953
12-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Mixed feelings on the car, but would be a very cool car all done.

clayton-rip chicken hawk!
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/IM001174.jpg

Chris_Dresbach
12-10-2009, 03:52 PM
There is one thing that bugs me in the world of custom studebakers... I would bet that it wont be stude-powered. Probably a BBC just like every ohter nothin' special race car or cadillac powered. Both GM products. The BBC option does absolutely nothing for me anymore, rare as dirt, too common. The cadillac is a little different and would stand out. I say a good R3 or R4 would give it justice.[}:)][xx(][V]:)

Chris Dresbach

Chris_Dresbach
12-10-2009, 03:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

There is one thing that bugs me in the world of custom studebakers... I would bet that it wont be stude-powered. Probably a BBC just like every ohter nothin' special race car or cadillac powered. Both GM products. The BBC option does absolutely nothing for me anymore, rare as dirt, too common. The cadillac is a little different and would stand out. I say a good R3 or R4 would give it justice.[}:)][xx(][V]:)

Chris Dresbach


Chris Dresbach

1950 Champion RegalDeluxe
12-10-2009, 04:14 PM
Why would you put all of that work into a car without a title?

Get the title, then do the work.

Sheesh.
:(

Roscomacaw
12-10-2009, 04:23 PM
Heh - I get a kick out of the opening line of the description: "There is no reserve on this car!"

What about the $10K opening bid??? I'd say the car has a reserve of $10K![B)]

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Jerry Forrester
12-10-2009, 04:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by 1950 Champion RegalDeluxe

Why would you put all of that work into a car without a title?

Get the title, then do the work.

Sheesh.
:(

Not all states require a title (bill of sale only) on older cars.
Georgia is one of them. I think 25 years and older doesn't require a title.

...............................................

I am in the process of getting parts and pieces gathered up for the May 2010 South Bend Swap meet. How about you?

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME
for your shiny Stude stuff.
http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/43904/2269683340051977924S200x200Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43300/2772418570051977924S200x200Q85.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

Andy R.
12-10-2009, 04:41 PM
Once completed, I can think of no better ride for Speed Week.

+1 on the taillights be4ing too tall. One of the most endearing features of the C/K is that graceful upward tapering of the rear fenders and small tail section. The Caddy taillights weigh it down far too much. Just my $.02.

Andy
62 GT

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/3069855932_de3d120955_t.jpg

nickaboni2
12-10-2009, 06:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

There is one thing that bugs me in the world of custom studebakers... I would bet that it wont be stude-powered. Probably a BBC just like every ohter nothin' special race car or cadillac powered. Both GM products. The BBC option does absolutely nothing for me anymore, rare as dirt, too common. The cadillac is a little different and would stand out. I say a good R3 or R4 would give it justice.[}:)][xx(][V]:)

Chris Dresbach
Chris I agree 100 percent with you on the power plant issue. My 50-51 starlight project is ALL STUDE [except the 700rm tranny]. With a lot of input and advice from Dave Tbow we decided on a modified r4. I know everyone has their own preferance but I agree that another bbc or sbc is just ho-hum, BORING.

Dick Steinkamp
12-10-2009, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by nickaboni2

Chris I agree 100 percent with you on the power plant issue. My 50-51 starlight project is ALL STUDE [except the 700rm tranny]. With a lot of input and advice from Dave Tbow we decided on a modified r4. I know everyone has their own preferance but I agree that another bbc or sbc is just ho-hum, BORING.



There are FAR more Studebaker powered Studebakers out there than ANY other powerplant (including Chevrolet). If boring is what most folks do, then a Stude in a Stude is the most boring of all ;).

The great thing about the car hobby is that you can do ANYTHING you want to do...from bone stock to radical custom and anything in between. To criticize someone because they don't do EXACTLY what you would do is pretty self centered IMHO.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/IMG_7215-1.jpg http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/IMG_7216-1.jpg

dean pearson
12-10-2009, 07:56 PM
AMEN Dick,
Stienkamp that is, not the other ones.

Dean.

Just funnin everyone has their prefrences.

Thomas63R2
12-10-2009, 08:14 PM
Chris, not only does the ad say the engine is a Cadillac 500, the pictures also show the Cadillac engine. Doesn't matter, because even if it had a Stude engine no one on this forum would take on the completion of this car - and the Stude engine probably wouldn't excite that car's target audience. You can't own all the Studebaker cars in the world, so why impose on others. It would be better to enjoy the creativity and hard work, even if you would do it differently. For many enthusiasts "stock" is boring and "belly button." Rodders do share something with SDC members: they generally like to drive their cars, and that is why modern suspensions, newer engines, and all the conveniences are found on many street rods - so they can be safely, and comfortably, driven anywhere.

Thomas

bams50
12-10-2009, 08:25 PM
I really like it. I would never have undertaken a job like that, but with it this far along I'd sure like to finish it up![:p] Probably couldn't come close to getting it to that point for the $10K opener...

As for the title, that's no big deal to do at any point. Several ways to solve that, including Broadway Title.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

wcarroll@outrageous.net
12-10-2009, 08:31 PM
Right or wrong like it or not, there's a lot of work in that car -and anyone who's done it knows it and can respect it.

http://community.webshots.com/user/s2dbaker?vhost=community

bob40
12-10-2009, 10:22 PM
"As for the title, that's no big deal to do at any point.
Several ways to solve that, including Broadway Title."

I know I keep saying it,however make sure your state
accepts titles from those places.Have a plan B... and C

woodysrods
12-11-2009, 12:49 AM
Good to hear that everyone on the forum likes a different approach to enjoying the hobby. Customizers like to build cars that are different from everything else that is driving around on the streets today. But, that is probably why Studebaker owners love their Studes. Not many driving the streets every day!
What do you guys think about 56 Packard Clipper tailights on a 56 power hawk.

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg

52-fan
12-11-2009, 09:07 AM
A topic like this could be hashed over on almost any clubs forum. Some of us like to drive our cars and some are more into working on cars. Some people want to feel important and have the latest trick-of-the-week or high dollar show car to wow the other folks. There is room in the hobby for everbody as long as we don't forget that you can't save them all and in a hundred years almost nobody will care.
As for customs/modifieds, with the exception of the afore mentioned trick-of-the-week guys, most of the serious buiders are artists working in an automotive form. They are driven by forces that I can't completely understand, but I do admire the talent of the good ones.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

Jerry Forrester
12-11-2009, 07:58 PM
quote:Some of us like to drive our cars and some are more into working on cars.

I like mine setting in the shop half finished so people will say "You almost have it done. When are you going to finish it?"

...............................................

I am in the process of getting parts and pieces gathered up for the May 2010 South Bend Swap meet. How about you?

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME
for your shiny Stude stuff.
http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/43904/2269683340051977924S200x200Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43300/2772418570051977924S200x200Q85.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

mbstude
12-11-2009, 08:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester


quote:Some of us like to drive our cars and some are more into working on cars.

I like mine setting in the shop half finished so people will say "You almost have it done. When are you going to finish it?"



Hey Jerry, when ya gonna finish that half-done '55 that's setting in your shop?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/scripttttts.jpg

55s
12-11-2009, 08:18 PM
It looks like it might become a really neat car, but its still a lot of money away from a finished car.

I'm afraid my thoughts are that its a good example of a person buying a project car and farming out the work for big $$ when the return may not be there.

Many SDC owners have found that they have to keep costs down to be able to sell the car for more $$$ than they have in it. A paint job alone could be enough reason to abandon a project.

This could become a car with only a limited market - then again it may increase the market or value. This will depend on how it gets finished. In any case, you have got to really love this car because you might just get stuck with the car and the costs.

Ernie Stoltzfus
12-12-2009, 07:54 AM
Hey Bob,
Off topic, but did you see his other auction?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1947-CHEVROLET-SEDAN-DELIVERY-PROJECT-CAR_W0QQitemZ180443772740

Doesn't matter if you like customs or not.

This gentleman is a craftsman building cool cars!



Ernie Stoltzfus

1950 Champion RegalDeluxe
12-12-2009, 03:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by bob40

"As for the title, that's no big deal to do at any point.
Several ways to solve that, including Broadway Title."

I know I keep saying it,however make sure your state
accepts titles from those places.Have a plan B... and C


I suppose that is part of my point.

If you are going to sell something like this on Ebay you should make an attempt to secure a title appropriate for your selling audience or be prepared to receive many non-paying bidders and additional hassles before you make a clean sale.

I have an MG that is in Title Limbo right now because it came with a Bill of sale from an estate auctioning service that included a promise to send the title by mail as soon as it is processed.

It has been a couple of years now and the car is still in title limbo.

I suppose I could have a friend put a mechanics lean on it, but that practice is not as clean and easy as it used to be.

As far as Broadway Title goes, they are becoming more and more unacceptable every year.

I was told not to think about using that company by a local Michigan Sec. of State worker.

(I did not mention it, he did)

I can still go with an abandoned title, but that requires pulling it out of storage so some deputy can paw over it, and the possibility that they may require it to go to impound where I will have to pay additional storage fees until I receive title.

...Just something else to think about if you are considering buying an out of state vehicle without a transferable title that your state will accept.

bams50
12-12-2009, 04:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Ernie Stoltzfus

Hey Bob,
Off topic, but did you see his other auction?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1947-CHEVROLET-SEDAN-DELIVERY-PROJECT-CAR_W0QQitemZ180443772740

Doesn't matter if you like customs or not.

This gentleman is a craftsman building cool cars!



I didn't see that Ernie, thanks! I bet this guy's got a pretty cool portfolio[8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

buddymander
12-12-2009, 05:18 PM
I got a kick out of that sedan delivery with a corvette irs in the back and a straightaxle up front.

Jerry Forrester
12-14-2009, 09:54 PM
quote:
Hey Jerry, when ya gonna finish that half-done '55 that's setting in your shop?[b]Matthew Burnette

See, it works.

...............................................

I am in the process of getting parts and pieces gathered up for the May 2010 South Bend Swap meet. How about you?

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME
for your shiny Stude stuff.
http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/44399/2830765270051977924S200x200Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43300/2772418570051977924S200x200Q85.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu