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  • Incredible custom M series

    I've never been a big fan of M trucks as customs; but this one really wowed me! For me, the entire truck has been done exactly right- with the exception of the super-cheap stereo (easily remedied).

    It's almost perfect, if I could, I'd only change two things:

    1. The stereo
    2. It's current ownership[8D]

    Look and enjoy:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1947-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131



  • #2
    That IS a nicely-done rod, Bob, no doubt about it. Nicely old-school, too, not too much bling and billet.

    I don't even mind the low-buck stereo. You are supposed to cruise and listen to the engine, not some big sub-woofer pounding out the thumps.

    About the only thing I'd do different is to restore the original gages, because the style of the dash is part of the charm of the truck, but that's a real nit-pick on a truck this nice. And I'd lose the keyless entry system; just something else to go wrong. But that's my personal prejudice.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      That IS a nicely-done rod, Bob, no doubt about it. Nicely old-school, too, not too much bling and billet.

      I don't even mind the low-buck stereo. You are supposed to cruise and listen to the engine, not some big sub-woofer pounding out the thumps.

      About the only thing I'd do different is to restore the original gages, because the style of the dash is part of the charm of the truck, but that's a real nit-pick on a truck this nice. And I'd lose the keyless entry system; just something else to go wrong. But that's my personal prejudice.

      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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      • #4
        Classic Instruments can convert old speedometers to electric movement along with the other gauges. You can also have the background color changed so that the original can be used.

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        Tom - Valrico, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

        Tom - Bradenton, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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        • #5
          Classic Instruments can convert old speedometers to electric movement along with the other gauges. You can also have the background color changed so that the original can be used.

          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Tom - Valrico, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

          Tom - Bradenton, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
          1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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          • #6
            Man-o-man...
            You'ze guys are quick to spend $1500+ of his hard earned money...(for $300 worth of aftermarket gauges)..[:0]
            Just an opinion...
            Jeff[8D]



            quote:Originally posted by Swifster

            Classic Instruments can convert old speedometers to electric movement along with the other gauges. You can also have the background color changed so that the original can be used.
            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

            Jeff


            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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            • #7
              Man-o-man...
              You'ze guys are quick to spend $1500+ of his hard earned money...(for $300 worth of aftermarket gauges)..[:0]
              Just an opinion...
              Jeff[8D]



              quote:Originally posted by Swifster

              Classic Instruments can convert old speedometers to electric movement along with the other gauges. You can also have the background color changed so that the original can be used.
              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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              • #8
                I agree with Gord on the gauges. Upholstery looks cheap. Loose the mouse motor. Crager SS. Two piece windshield. You hardly ever see a v-butt windshield that fits right or looks right.

                Claude Chmielewski
                Studeski
                http://www.studeski.com
                Fillmore, Wisconsin
                47 M-16 Truck
                62 GT Hawk
                63 Lark
                64 Commander Wagonaire
                50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
                "One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
                communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
                honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
                matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
                much in fashion anymore."
                sigpic
                Claude Chmielewski
                Studeski
                http://www.studeski.com
                Fillmore, Wisconsin
                47 M-16 Truck
                53 Commander Regal HT
                53 2R5
                60 Lark VIII Convertible
                60 5E7 Champ pickup
                62 5E7 Champ no box
                62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                63 Lark VI parts car
                63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
                64 Commander Wagonaire
                64 Daytona Convertible
                50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                36 Dictator
                36 Dictator in pieces

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                • #9
                  I agree with Gord on the gauges. Upholstery looks cheap. Loose the mouse motor. Crager SS. Two piece windshield. You hardly ever see a v-butt windshield that fits right or looks right.

                  Claude Chmielewski
                  Studeski
                  http://www.studeski.com
                  Fillmore, Wisconsin
                  47 M-16 Truck
                  62 GT Hawk
                  63 Lark
                  64 Commander Wagonaire
                  50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                  [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
                  "One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
                  communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
                  honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
                  matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
                  much in fashion anymore."
                  sigpic
                  Claude Chmielewski
                  Studeski
                  http://www.studeski.com
                  Fillmore, Wisconsin
                  47 M-16 Truck
                  53 Commander Regal HT
                  53 2R5
                  60 Lark VIII Convertible
                  60 5E7 Champ pickup
                  62 5E7 Champ no box
                  62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                  63 Lark VI parts car
                  63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
                  64 Commander Wagonaire
                  64 Daytona Convertible
                  50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                  36 Dictator
                  36 Dictator in pieces

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                  • #10
                    I agree this is one of the nicest M street rods I have seen. Just like on any rod you can find things done differently than you would do it. I personally have never cared for swapping the the rear fenders side to side like on this truck. The fenders along with the bulbous rear pan make the rear of the truck look too rounded compared to the rest of the truck. IMHO that style of rear pan would look better on an R series pickup.
                    I also have never liked the smooth running boards that have been popular for a number of years. I personally like door handles, exposed hinges, windshield center bars and other little barbs that give an old vehicle its personality. Some of the newer rods are so smooth that they look alike in the same way many of the newer cars do. Of course some guys don't have original pieces in good shape and it is easier to remove or modify the original items.
                    Having said all that I still think the builder of this truck did a good job and I would gladly drive it if it was mine.

                    1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas
                    "In the heart of Arkansas."
                    Searcy, Arkansas
                    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                    1952 2R pickup

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                    • #11
                      I agree this is one of the nicest M street rods I have seen. Just like on any rod you can find things done differently than you would do it. I personally have never cared for swapping the the rear fenders side to side like on this truck. The fenders along with the bulbous rear pan make the rear of the truck look too rounded compared to the rest of the truck. IMHO that style of rear pan would look better on an R series pickup.
                      I also have never liked the smooth running boards that have been popular for a number of years. I personally like door handles, exposed hinges, windshield center bars and other little barbs that give an old vehicle its personality. Some of the newer rods are so smooth that they look alike in the same way many of the newer cars do. Of course some guys don't have original pieces in good shape and it is easier to remove or modify the original items.
                      Having said all that I still think the builder of this truck did a good job and I would gladly drive it if it was mine.

                      1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas
                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup

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                      • #12
                        It looks like a nicely done pickup, but I don't understand why you would reverse/switch/swap the rear fenders.

                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          It looks like a nicely done pickup, but I don't understand why you would reverse/switch/swap the rear fenders.

                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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