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Gary1953
03-04-2010, 08:32 PM
I don't believe I have posted Dusty's truck in the mint dept. before.

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Gary Sanders
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dusty taylor
03-04-2010, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the compliment. Dusty

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Chris_Dresbach
03-04-2010, 09:01 PM
WOW!! Sweet! What kind of engine does it have[?]:)

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

dusty taylor
03-04-2010, 10:28 PM
Hi it has a studebaker 289 60 over with r1 cam. Dusty

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laughinlark
03-04-2010, 10:47 PM
I like it. [8D]

Gordon

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55champion
03-04-2010, 11:05 PM
Now thats a "HOT ROD"

Invalid User Name
03-05-2010, 06:03 AM
I love the wheel treatment!

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
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COMMANDERPINK1
03-05-2010, 06:42 AM
Tells us what was envoled in building that front bumper, looks like you may have a lot of time to work that out. It looks great.

Tom

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dusty taylor
03-05-2010, 08:04 AM
The bumper is off a Hawk, turned upside down, and cut and sliced to match the front curve of the pickup. I did all the work myself. We have had this truck since 1971. It has been Shadow Gray, two or three different times. Then it was painted Green. On the suspension (while it was green) it was pretty much stock, other than I had put stabilizer bars on both front and back. Some people might remember this truck from the International Meet in Springfield in 1985, running the auto cross course. It handled fairly well with that setup in it. But then I changed it, I put a Chrysler cross torsion bar front suspension under it. I have an 8 3/4 rear end under it. inside the bed, for the inner fenders I have put another set of fenders. These were rusted on the bottom really bad, just used the top section. The floor is hardwood flooring out of a house, which had marine polyurethan on it. I took the original tank out, and put a Lark gas tank in it. Moved the filler neck to the inside of the bed in one of the fenders. The tailgate on it is completely hand built, by a friend and myself. It has louvers in it, and is operated to go up and down by a power window motor. For taillights I used side marker lights out a mid seventies Ford van. The third brake light in the tail gate is out of a Chrysler, I just used the lense and built the rest of it. For the inside it has a 1976 International Scout rear seat. The steering column is out of a 1969 Cougar. It has air, but is not hooked up yet. The paint work was down by our son, Brian Taylor, Stude-Sled. The paint is actually base clear with a flattening agent in the clear. Brian designed the flames, I taped, and he painted. Another man put the blue pinstriping around the flames by hand. The steel wheels are from an after marker company. They were sandblasted and painted with the same type of paint as the rest of the truck. We've so many things to this truck over the years, that is hard to remember all of them. But from when we got the truck to now, it is a big change. It came from a goat farm, and we are the second owners. It was very rough at that time, the goats had been all over it. It was totaled in a wreck one time, not our fault. I will try to find some pictures of the bed and inner pictures, or take more pictures. It need new interior, it has been in there since 1991, but I'm working a 1942 business coupe now. Thanks

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52-fan
03-05-2010, 08:26 AM
The first time I saw this truck it drove by as I was waiting to pull out on the street in Branson. Talk about an attention getter!

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

4hawks
03-05-2010, 09:04 AM
Over the years I have seen a lot of attempts to come up with a custom front bumper, most of them look good… yours is the nicest I have seen, great job on this truck!! Can you post a few more pictures?
Mark H


1959 4E2D 498 Studebaker Soctsman 4X4

junior
03-05-2010, 09:24 AM
Wow....the paint totally overshadows the bumper, but now that I know about it, what a masterpiece! This has got to be the best frontend treatments I've seen on a Stude truck. If this is an after dinner mint I'll take a bowl full. Junior

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54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

dusty taylor
03-05-2010, 09:34 AM
Here is some of it now. And when it was green. Thanks for the compliments and interest. I have better pictures of the inside of the bed, will try to find them. Thanks
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woodysrods
03-05-2010, 11:06 AM
Very nice job Dusty! Love flat black with flames. :)What part of the country are you in?
Good Roads
Brian

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
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dusty taylor
03-05-2010, 10:03 PM
Hi we are in springfield MO. Thanks Dusty

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COMMANDERPINK1
03-05-2010, 10:31 PM
Thanks for the info on some of the build. I be interested in how much time you spent on shaping the front bumper and with those turn ups it just looks great.

Tom

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dusty taylor
03-06-2010, 05:01 PM
It has so many years since I built the bumper, that I really cannot the total or even close to the number of hours. I was still working (now I'm retired) and worked on it on the weekends for many weeks. It took a lot of cutting and splicing to get it into shape.And there is still more shaping that I would like to do to it. The turn ups on the ends, are made from round rod and flat pieces of the bumper that was cut out. Then I welded the bolts to a piece of metal and then welded it to the back of the bumper. Then made my own bumper brackets to fit. In Missouri you are supposed to run a front license plate, but I did not like the look with it on there. I built a flip down license plate that locks under the front of the truck, if I ever get stopped, so I can flip the license back up. I will try to get some more shots soon. Our son is starting a new business and we are trying to help him get started. The new business is called "Chrome It Now", but it is not a conventional type chroming system. It is a painted chrome. As soon as possible I ill get some pictures up.

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COMMANDERPINK1
03-06-2010, 05:09 PM
Keep us updated on your sons business, I would like to see his work. We tryed some of the painting chrome didnt have much luck on the first couple of trys and have done none since.

Tom

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dusty taylor
03-06-2010, 05:31 PM
I just talked with Brian and ask him to respond about the "Chrome It Now" business. He'll post a little later. Thanks

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stude-sled
03-06-2010, 09:13 PM
Hi, this is Brian owner of Chrome it now. I hope to have samples done and pictures taken next week. This process id NOT the sprayed chrome that came be done at home. This really look just like a traditional dipped part. I will start a new thread as soon as I have some samples to show.

Gary1953
03-14-2010, 09:46 PM
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Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-14-2010, 09:48 PM
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Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Chris_Dresbach
03-14-2010, 09:55 PM
I really like the wood work in the bed.:)

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

dusty taylor
03-15-2010, 02:05 PM
Thanks Gary, for posting the pictures of the bed. The wood in the floor of the bed is pre-finished hardwood, that I stripped and put marine grade polyurethane on it. It is held in by approx 500 screws. I first took all of the steel floor out. Then I welded angle where the floor would mount to, and then put the wood in, and laid on my back and put all of the screws in from the underside. Back then I did not think about taking pictures of how I did it, but today would be a different story if I were to do it again. In one of the pictures you can see the gas filler door, because I took the stock gas tank out, and mounted a Lark gas tank in the back end of the truck. I ran the hose up and around to the filler neck. The tail gate is operated by a power window motor on a cable. Of course the inner fenders in the bed are a set of outer fenders switched from side to side. They were ripped and rusty at the bottom, and I thought they would look better than just a rounded tub. We do all of our own work, on body and paint(Brian). I do my own engine, transmission, rear end and all suspension work. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. Dusty Thanks

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