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Pat Dilling
02-20-2010, 09:12 AM
Check out this custom made bullet nose panel! Trevor Halsteads sedan delivery was built out of about six various models. BBC power,and totally custom built from the windscreen back..

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Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool
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junior
02-20-2010, 09:29 AM
That's what you would call a RATical custom! Very cool, can you imagine that coming up from behind you and then passing you on the highway with RHD and all? WOW! Junior

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54 Champ C5 Hamilton car. In my family since 1958.

Sdude
02-20-2010, 09:42 AM
Looks like somebody's been researching Studebaker "long tops".......

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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Mike Van Veghten
02-20-2010, 11:17 AM
Three things wrong with this Long Roof.

1. The wheels (what was he thinking ?)
2. The rear axle is too wide (tire bubbles)
3. And most important....it isn't a street car. This, with minor changes should be a sort of a daily driver...maybe not daily, but at least weekends.

Nicely done.

Mike (home of 6 Long Roof cars)

Avantidon
02-20-2010, 11:21 AM
That's a pretty radical vehocle and really nice. Like the co;or.

bams50
02-20-2010, 01:58 PM
Awesome. I'm experienced with sheet metal fab and paint, buy I can't imagine ever having the skills to not only build it (the easy part) but to design and plan it and make it come out right. Bravo to the builder![8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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Gary1953
02-20-2010, 02:12 PM
Pretty neat.
How long (in feet) do you think that car is?

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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JGK 940
02-20-2010, 02:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by junior

That's what you would call a RATical custom!


BOO!:( HISS![}:)] Why didn't I think of that first?;)

Got to admit the car's true to its skool: that tailgate setup's pure South Bend.

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silverhawk
02-20-2010, 02:37 PM
Wow! That is pretty cool! And it looks like the tail gate IS a original stude one; but I bet it has been doctored as well,LOL!

Dylan Wills
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'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

Pat Dilling
02-20-2010, 07:46 PM
Here are some more pictures of this car and other customs from the same builder. Very talented guy from the Land of Oz

http://www.clubhotrod.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=44512

Pat

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/stucool53/StuCoolsmallerSigpic.jpg
LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/journal.php?action=view&journalid=33611

JRoberts
02-20-2010, 10:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mike Van Veghten

Three things wrong with this Long Roof.

1. The wheels (what was he thinking ?)
2. The rear axle is too wide (tire bubbles)
3. And most important....it isn't a street car. This, with minor changes should be a sort of a daily driver...maybe not daily, but at least weekends.

Nicely done.

Mike (home of 6 Long Roof cars)


I don't see a problem with those wheels. Different yes, but not particularly "wrong."

Big meats have to fit somewhere. If those had been tucked in and thus narrowing the tread width, I bet that the car would have been rather unstable. I think the "tire bubbles" look kinda cool.

Not a street car? Well, with that much tied up in the car driving it regularly on the street might be risky. Still, I do think I would have to put it on the street now and then, just to do it. But its not mine and I didn't pay for it so it is not my decision.

I really love this thing. As was said earlier, the process of thinking this out , designing the final ideas and then to make it a reality is a fantastic feat.


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

junior
02-21-2010, 09:44 AM
quote:Originally posted by Pat Dilling

Very talented guy from the Land of Oz





Most Kiwi's I've met are sensitive to being referred to as Aussie or from the Land of Oz. They have their own country and own unique identity. Regardless, both countries are rich in heritage with outstanding race car drivers and builders, as well as restorers, and fabricators. I've always been amazed at the quality and ingenuity of cars built in both countries. This car is another outstanding example of what NZ has to offer. Junior

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/stude0909023-1.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car. In my family since 1958.

63r2
02-21-2010, 07:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by junior


quote:Originally posted by Pat Dilling

Very talented guy from the Land of Oz





Most Kiwi's I've met are sensitive to being referred to as Aussie or from the Land of Oz. They have their own country and own unique identity. Regardless, both countries are rich in heritage with outstanding race car drivers and builders, as well as restorers, and fabricators. I've always been amazed at the quality and ingenuity of cars built in both countries. This car is another outstanding example of what NZ has to offer. Junior

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/stude0909023-1.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car. In my family since 1958.


Yes, please don't mix up Aussie's and Kiwi's . We both don't like it.:D

petercalaguiro
02-24-2010, 07:55 PM
Joe makes a very good point!
Peter

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