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    Well, here's my little beast. In all its glory.
    sals54

  • #2
    Who's the lucky and cool stud who owns this magnificent machine? Oh, its mine.
    JK, I finally got the handle on posting pictures. I didn't realize it was this easy. Shoulda done it ages ago.
    sals54

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    • #3
      How many cans did it take to paint it all?
      Are side marker lights a requirement where you are?
      (I think some lil' round ones would suit the style a bit better than the rectangular ones....imoho)
      Jeff[8D]
      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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      • #4
        Hey, Sal

        You have great taste in body styles. What puts power to the rear wheels?

        [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
        53 Starliner Hardtop
        Newton Grove, NC

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        • #5
          Hey Sal,

          Tell us about it. I do agree with Jeff the round lights from a 1968 Chrysler product would be the ones. Looks good anyway.

          Wayne

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          • #6
            I agree about the round side marker lights. I did that way back when I was young and dumb. They are from a Fiat Spyder. I just wanted the added safety. When I was first driving the car, there were still quite a few pre-68 cars on the road and I noticed when driving at night, they would be nearly invisible when pulling out from a side street. I did not want anyone clobbering me cuz they could not see me on a side street.
            As for the paint job, I'll have you know that I am deeply offended and hurt from the suggestion that this is a rattle can paint job. Well, not hurt I guess, or offended. It will someday get a real satin paint job, but for now, this has to do.
            Power to the rear wheels is supplied from an R1 4 speed combo pushing through a Ford 9" rear which was narrowed to allow a bit more tire under the rear fenders. Big disc brakes up front and 11" drums in the rear. 1-1/2 coils cut up front and 3" lowering blocks out back. The interior has never been done. Two bucket seats, no headliner, door panels, carpet or rear seat. Its been like this almost its whole life, (at least since 71 when I got it), so I decided to keep it as a hotrod. A strange love affair to be sure.


            sals54

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            • #7
              My kinda car, Sal! Cool![8D]

              Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President two door

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                BAAADAAAASSSSS!

                Love it! I would lose the side lamps when you spring for the satin paint job. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing if I were you!

                My '56 will have a similar running gear---hot R1, T85, 4.27 locker. I can't decide between a satin paint job or a base/clear black--but the more I look at the flat paint with red wheels, the more I like the look.

                My painter tells me he can do the satin black for about half of what a decent base/clear job would cost--you can paint a whole car for about $100 in paint if you opt for satin! Plus, NO color sanding or rubbing needed, so half of the labor as well!!

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                • #9
                  That is my kind of ride![8D] I like the flat black w/red wheel. I don't mind the side marker lights. The car is just cool!

                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                  • #10
                    I like it, but I bet you guys already could have guessed that...

                    nate

                    --
                    55 Commander Starlight
                    http://members.cox.net/njnagel
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                    55 Commander Starlight
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                    • #11
                      http://www.cadvision.com/blanchas/ID.../chevy1953.JPG
                      http://home.aland.net/rasman/cadilla...es/acspark.jpg

                      Even when stretched and lowered with plenty of artistic license troweled on by the boys over in the advertising department, GM's finest was pretty frumpy.
                      http://53classicchevy.com/images/195...t-belair-1.jpg
                      http://home.aland.net/rasman/cadilla...res/brocsh.jpg

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                      • #12
                        Looking great, Sal. I don't mind the rectangular side marker lamps, but if they were to be changed, I'd look for some that had a bit of slant to the front and/or rear edge to sort of mirror the lines of the car.

                        I suspect if Bob Bourke had designed side marker lamps, the front edge would mirror the grille shell, and the back edge would mirror the wheel opening, and something comparable on the rear.

                        Some Datsuns and Toyotas had marker lamps of this general description; I have some in my junk box.

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

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Dan Timberlake

                          http://www.cadvision.com/blanchas/ID.../chevy1953.JPG
                          http://home.aland.net/rasman/cadilla...es/acspark.jpg

                          Even when stretched and lowered with plenty of artistic license troweled on by the boys over in the advertising department, GM's finest was pretty frumpy.
                          http://53classicchevy.com/images/195...t-belair-1.jpg
                          http://home.aland.net/rasman/cadilla...res/brocsh.jpg
                          I might agree about the Chevies, but I think that era Caddy is really cool.

                          Joe Roberts
                          '61 R1 Champ
                          '65 Cruiser
                          Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                          Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                          Joe Roberts
                          '61 R1 Champ
                          '65 Cruiser
                          Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                          • #14
                            Gord
                            Thanks for the info on the markers. I don't know when I'll change them, but when I do, they will probably be something like the small recessed markers used on some VW's and Subaru's.

                            sals54
                            sals54

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                            • #15
                              I like the side marker lights, first I ever seen on a Bourke car[8D]. The car is obviously fast cause it doesn't need wipers[:0].

                              Dean Croft
                              Roseburg,OR

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                              Dean




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