View Full Version : 52 4 door hardtop

07-11-2016, 12:11 PM
I can't help noticing any 52 model Studebaker that turns up. This one on ebay is certainly different. A chopped 4 door converted to a pillarless hardtop is definitely unique. I wonder about the support for the center door post and the decision to build a two piece windshield. What do you think? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Champion-Champion-/252455552832?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3ac7860740:g:YVMAAOSwv9FXgUPb&item=252455552832

07-11-2016, 12:24 PM
Not a whole lot of point in the rear window. I myself do not like the looks of a car with this much chop. Makes the body look to big. If a guy was to section the body it would look a lot nicer but then you had best get a life.

07-11-2016, 02:08 PM
I think one reason for the split windshield is the Car has been widened! :ohmy:
I presume to fit a modern full sized chassis.

The Rear Window looks terrible like a Old Convertible, and ruins the Concept of the Car, to build a 4 door HARDTOP.

I wonder what was wrong with using the Stock Tail lights, the custom made ones are exactly the same design, just odd shaped.

07-11-2016, 09:10 PM
Why do you think it is widened? The frame looks stock although it has a rack and pinion steering and maybe (?) a different front suspension.