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aarrggh
02-26-2011, 05:14 PM
I`m gonna say "Candy" in case one of ya-all own this . Don`t wanna rock the boat here .
Interesting grill treatment and Another Studebaker saved i say . . .

http://i55.tinypic.com/296ocv4.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/9uaix3.jpg

PlainBrownR2
02-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Hmm, yeah, I think that car was at the Omaha meet, which I believe was part of a trio of two other cars, which entertained the crowd in the parking lot for a couple of afternoons during the meet :cool: :p....
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/International%20Studebaker%20Meet%20Omaha/MVC-003S.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/International%20Studebaker%20Meet%20Omaha/MVC-009S.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/International%20Studebaker%20Meet%20Omaha/MVC-001S.jpg

The owner of the last one is a name everybody should be familiar with especially if you went to Fun Night, and I believe the three cars were supposed to look like that as they were the props :).

2R5
02-26-2011, 06:23 PM
Was that not thr Callihans?

PlainBrownR2
02-26-2011, 06:31 PM
I thinky that would be them, the Callihans :D....

Peanut
02-26-2011, 06:31 PM
I vote Cab-dy! If one didn't like this treatment, it wouldn't be too difficult to return to something approaching stock.

55 prez
02-26-2011, 08:59 PM
I think you mean Jim & Chris Calhoon.

PlainBrownR2
02-26-2011, 09:04 PM
The Calhouns.....that's it :p. Partial points though for remembering that it started with Cal :rolleyes:, the rest was a brain fart, at least on my end :p. Either way, I think those are the folks that have the three neat cars in the pictures :cool:.

BobPalma
02-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Wasn't one of the Calhoons seriously hurt in an auto accident after the Omaha meet?
Any update on that? BP

Lothar
02-26-2011, 10:11 PM
The owner of the brass radiator Stude is a guy named Rocky Finlayson. I don't think that he's a forum regular. I think that he bought it from a Mr. Nelson in Boelus NE back in the 1990s.

Jessie J.
02-26-2011, 11:29 PM
I`m gonna say "Candy" in case one of ya-all own this . Don`t wanna rock the boat here .
Interesting grill treatment and Another Studebaker saved i say . . .

http://i55.tinypic.com/296ocv4.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/9uaix3.jpg
Jesus wept.

clonelark
02-27-2011, 02:32 AM
Jesus wept.

Mid 50's Rat Rod, another Studebaker way ahead of its time.

cycledog
02-27-2011, 09:44 AM
Jesus wept.

Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.

Jessie J.
02-27-2011, 11:38 AM
I would hope to hell someone would have the the good sense to ask me what the hell I thought I was doing if I ever built a cobbled up piece of crap like that.
I'm not criticising or condemning another person, just an ill conceived, butchered pile of scrap metal.

comatus
02-27-2011, 01:48 PM
Wulp, lessee how far back Andrews' memories of dirt-track racing really go:

In the early 50's, when regional NASCAR events still went on the posters as "jalopy races," some guys thought there was a big advantage to having a huge radiator out in front like a ramming prow. Obviously since the car was supposed to be sideways most of the time (and this on a mile track!), aerodynamics was not thought to be an issue. Cooling was. My uncle ran an otherwise-straight coupe that had the front butchered almost the same way, to make room for the 6-inch-deep radiator from a Schacht truck. I'm not saying it was right, mind you, just that it happened.

tutone63
02-27-2011, 01:54 PM
I've seen this car before. I think the same way of it as I thought of it when I first saw it: It is funny, and takes guts to do it. It isn't like these are super rare, and it was probably a basket case when it started, so, 'why not'? Would I drive it? no. Just because it isn't my taste. Now, if it was in the same condition but not chopped up, I would drive it.

woodysrods
02-27-2011, 02:07 PM
My wife Sandi says the fenders are a big improvement over original.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Good Roads
Brian