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Effie
01-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Apologies if this has been discussed before. Came across this photo on the web. I assume its not a factory produced model.

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Skip Lackie
01-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Obviously Australian, where the ute originated. Not built in South Bend that way, but possibly modified to customer order by a dealer in Oz. No expert on Australian plates, but looks like Victoria state to me.

sochocki
01-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Looks like he used a windshield for the back window also!

StudeRich
01-15-2014, 05:30 PM
I think the backlight is a stock '63 Rear Glass. Not too bad of a job really.

avantilover
01-15-2014, 08:56 PM
There is a 63 Cruiser Ute listed in the Aussie members directory, from Victoria as Skip surmised. With the closure of Aussie GM and Ford production, the Ute will soon be a thing of the past.

62champ
01-15-2014, 10:14 PM
With the closure of Aussie GM and Ford production, the Ute will soon be a thing of the past.

Wonder if another auto company will step in and fill the void?

decappastubbie
01-15-2014, 10:29 PM
I think the backlight is a stock '63 Rear Glass. Not too bad of a job really.


It looks like the whole windshield frame and cowl was used to meld into the box.

StudeRich
01-16-2014, 04:00 PM
It looks like the whole windshield frame and cowl was used to meld into the box.

Actually the rear roof section was used with the rear Glass frame.
It looks like all they did is just take the 1/4 Window and most of the "C" Pillar out of the center.
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http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31386&d=1389819489

JRoberts
01-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Very interesting. Looks like Daytona trim to make it a bit fancier. Looks like a lot of work to make such a conversion, but I like the results.

No more Utes?!!??:eek: I always liked to see these unique vehicles. Too bad if they do indeed disappear from production.

EssexExport
01-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Interesting pick up.