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  • 1953 Wagon progress #5

    I have not been able to get photographs of my current project for an update because the brake rotors will not fit a standard steel rim so the car has been confined to my shop. The rims and tires have arrived and are on, I have had a tune on the ECU for the motor, almost all upholstery is done and I am installing front fenders, grill and hood in the next week. Here are a few pics.
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    Slick machine.
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      Mighty cool indeed!
      (But it would've been even cooler with tires instead of tape, that's my bad taste... )
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      Josephine
      -55
      Champion V8
      4d sedan

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      • #4
        No 1953 wagons were build.
        1954 was the first year for a wagon.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rkapteyn View Post
          No 1953 wagons were build.
          1954 was the first year for a wagon.
          Looks like they have taken a C-bodied coupe and are making a wagon out of it.

          That looks really cool - must have been a real challenge grafting the wagon roof to the coupe and rear. Would love to hear details.

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          • #6
            Cruzzar- Fantastic work! I hadn't seen your other reports, so I went back and looked at your progress posts #1- #4. Just awesome! Can't wait to see it done! Did you have any conceptual drawings to go by, or did you just 'go for it'?
            -Matt

            1963 GT Hawk
            1960 Metropolitan Convertible
            1972 AMC Javelin/ AMX
            1956 Cushman Eagle

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            • #7
              VERY COOL! Is there a gentleman's chop on that roof?
              Mike Davis
              Regional Manager, North Carolina
              1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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              • #8
                That's the best looking Stude wagon I have ever seen. Can't wait to see the finished product.
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
                  That's the best looking Stude wagon I have ever seen. Can't wait to see the finished product.
                  I agree...and once this thing is on the road...there will be a whole 'nuther explanation why California is SHAKING!
                  John Clary
                  Greer, SC

                  SDC member since 1975

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                  • #10
                    Wow, like I really mean WOW! Can't wait to see the finished product. cheers, junior
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                    1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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                    • #11
                      Beautiful!
                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

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                      • #12
                        Nice work, always thought fitting the roof from a '60-'61 two door wagon with the thinner top panel and pillars would create one slick 'what if'.

                        Steve

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                        • #13
                          Is there any chance you’ll be ready for the zone meet in Sacramento? I sure hope so can’t wait to see it in person. Very very nice.

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                          • #14
                            Very nice, looking forward to seeing it on the road. Bob

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                            • #15
                              That is really impressive. I've been looking forward to seeing it for a long time. What did you use for the rear pillars? They look just like stock pillars. Incredible body work!
                              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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