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    Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I like the look of this truck conversion and would love to see more pictures and get more info on it. It has appeared in the North Central Zone Meet ad in TW for the last several issues. Any help would be appreciated! (And I apologize for the poor quality.)
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    Last edited by StudeNewby; 03-31-2019, 07:24 AM.
    Mike Davis
    Regional Manager, North Carolina
    1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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    Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like someone customized a fairly recent Dodge Ram to look like a Studebaker.

    Finding/reading the ad for the meet brings an old question to my mind. Why do meet advertisers often fail to mention where the meet is being held? I read the ad a few times and it appears to be in Western Colorado, but in what town is the hotel? Is one supposed to ask the hotel when making reservations?
    Last edited by RadioRoy; 03-31-2019, 12:48 PM.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    • #3
      I believe Roy is correct.
      Back in 1993, when the redesigned '94 Dodge trucks first appeared, we all pretty much agreed they were already an echo of the Studebaker Transtars.
      It appears someone took that seriously.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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      • #4
        The WIDTH of the Dodge Fenders vs the Studebaker Hood is the biggest clue to what this "Thing" was.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          According to my info - it's a bowtie.
          The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
            According to my info - it's a bowtie.
            Tell us more, please.
            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

            17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
            10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
            10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
            4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
            5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
            56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
            60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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            • #7
              It's been for sale in a newsletter from another chapter..... But that was several months ago.
              The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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              • #8
                It,s a 69 or 70 Chevy. It belongs to a member of the western Colorado chapter of the SDC. I have seen it in person but didnt take a better picture of it to offer you. DMc

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                • #9
                  It's a new-ish Chevy. The cab is way too modern to be a C10 era. Look at the windshield size and shape.
                  KURTRUK
                  (read it backwards)




                  Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                  • #10
                    Found it's Champ/Packard Hawk cousin:




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                    Dave Lester

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                    • #11
                      I like it!
                      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                        Found it's Champ/Packard Hawk cousin:


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                        I have the S-10, but got rid of my donor Lark years ago!
                        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                          Found it's Champ/Packard Hawk cousin:
                          It looks like a few sections, of different bumpers, were used to make it. Any ideas, what they are? Is it, actually street legal, anywhere in the United States?

                          Mark
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                          S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                          • #14
                            What would keep it from being street-legal?
                            KURTRUK
                            (read it backwards)




                            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kurtruk View Post
                              What would keep it from being street-legal?
                              I'm not actually sure, when this vehicle was originally manufactured, but assume it must be after the point that impact absorbing bumpers were first required? It's hard to tell, for sure, from the picture? But, it looks to me like the present assembly may not actually meet the legal requirements. I'd like more information, if anyone has any? Thanks!

                              Mark
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                              S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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