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  • clean clean clean 53 K restomod on ebay

    wow, very nice. killer interior and trunk upholstery. turns my crank...someone built a nice Stude! check it out. cheers, Junior

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-Studeba...1Y3u5k&vxp=mtr
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    1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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    Thanks for the note. A lengthy ebay description, but not a lot of actual information about the build nor parts used. For example, the Champion frame was still of lighter-weight steel at that time. Any clues as to what was done with the ol' frame, if anything? What of the front suspension? What of the rear leaf-spring suspension? For me, way too many questions without seeing it and garnering some sort of info about the car's history, pre and post-build. Possibly a nice enough car... if one could live with blue and red.

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    • #3
      It looks nice, but at $34K, I would expect more. It does not have later suspension. It does not have air conditioning and not even the fender fresh air vents. I guess that it is a car to show and not to drive.
      They use the body identity combined with the body number as a VIN.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Xcalibur View Post
        Thanks for the note. A lengthy ebay description, but not a lot of actual information about the build nor parts used. For example, the Champion frame was still of lighter-weight steel at that time. Any clues as to what was done with the ol' frame, if anything? What of the front suspension? What of the rear leaf-spring suspension? For me, way too many questions without seeing it and garnering some sort of info about the car's history, pre and post-build. Possibly a nice enough car... if one could live with blue and red.
        Front and rear suspension appear to be 53 OEM. Looks like a Ford 9" rear end added. There's a rear tranny mount installed and also a decent "K" member behind it but I don't see any evidence of a bat wing. All-in-all, with the quality of the body I would expect to see the undercarriage in better nick. Take a look at the A-arm and the schmutz on it.

        The frame would be OK with the 350/350 combo it seems to have as long as the metal is solid in the frame. They stiffen up pretty well with solid hog troughs and body mounts. It's not a race car nor high powered drag racer so the frame should make it streetable.

        Overall a nice car but I'd want to have a really good look at it for that price as with the appearance underneath could foretell other short cuts taken.

        Bob
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        • #5
          This blue/red car seems familiar. I can't forget that color combination since I like both colors, just not together.
          Was it featured in Turning Wheels or some other publication?
          Andy
          62 GT

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          • #6
            The outside looks Great, but the Interior is horrid, looks like the inside of a Spaceship.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              I like that color combo.
              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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              • #8
                I fell in love with this car the first time I saw it. Still love it. steve
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                  The outside looks Great, but the Interior is horrid, looks like the inside of a Spaceship.
                  Rich, if you don't like it, don't buy it. No need to insult another person's hard work.

                  This car belongs to (and was built by) Wayne Lee in Georgia. Wayne has been active in the SDC for decades and he's a member of this forum. I'm sure that if anyone were seriously interested in this car, he'd be more than open and honest about the car's build and what it is. I remember riding in it when it was still in primer more than 10 years ago.

                  It's a nice car that runs like a bat out of hell. I hope it goes to a good home.

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                  • #10
                    It looks great! If I bought it I'd have to change the wheels and put in a chromed grill and headlight trims. But not in the market for anything at the moment.
                    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Andy R. View Post
                      This blue/red car seems familiar. I can't forget that color combination since I like both colors, just not together.
                      Was it featured in Turning Wheels or some other publication?
                      I think Jeff Rice has posted photos of the interior on this forum.
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                      1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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                      • #12
                        I don't see a problem with the interior, or any part of the car for that matter. It is a touring car not a race car. I have seen this car in person and it is gorgeous.
                        Joe Roberts
                        '61 R1 Champ
                        '65 Cruiser
                        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mbstude View Post

                          ...It's a nice car.... I hope it goes to a good home.
                          That goes for me too! Honestly, I don't know why I posted this on the forum...guess I was just excited about it because its such a cool car but I forgot when cars for sale get posted on this forum they are subject to being nit-picked to death. This, and all cars are never 100% the way I would build them but makes no matter as I like to focus on the positive aspects of them. This is one sharp car IMO, and is exactly the type of Studebaker that catches most non-Studebaker folks attention. Resto-mods, gassers, and ratty types are presently the cars that are going to draw attention to this club and this brand which in turn will only support SDC not detract from it. But, as has been mentioned many times, this forum can be its own worst enemy to promoting growth of the SDC. Kudos to the builder, hope he gets a decent amount of $ for the car and hope the new owner drives the wheels off of it. Cheerio, Junior.
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                          1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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                          • #14
                            I agree with just about everything Junior posted 'cept for the "hope the new owner drives the wheels off it." Personally, I hope the new owner takes as good care of it as the builder...and so on for all subsequent owners. Opinions are just that...opinions. Positive or negative, we should respect the right for all to express them. I remember, for many years after Studebaker ceased making cars, anyone who had one had to have a tough skin to be seen in a Studebaker. It is a "big boy" world, and we should be able to "take it."

                            Sometimes, our negative comments reveal more about ourselves than what we are commenting on. In that regard, we need to be willing to "take it" too. Many of us, like a rooster, are quick to "crow with pride," when offering our opinion (guilty myself), but have a difficult time "eating crow."

                            This car looks to have been done with care and skill. I have some questions about certain things, but since I'm not "in the game" as a bidder, I'm not going to stir that pot. However, my opinion is that it is tasteful and clean. I would be proud to be seen with it at any meet or cruise-in. It deserves a better home than my primitive facilities could offer. I hope it lands on concrete, in a clean dry garage, to be pampered, and pulled out for special occasions for all to enjoy.
                            John Clary
                            Greer, SC

                            SDC member since 1975

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                            • #15
                              A forum is for comments and expressing an opinion is not the same as picking a car to death. Overall, I like the car, but with that interior I would like a darker outside color. Just my humble opinion. Even a stock car can get criticized for something the original designers did.
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                              "In the heart of Arkansas."
                              Searcy, Arkansas
                              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                              1952 2R pickup

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