Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Ute Stick a fork in it---it's done!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Ute Stick a fork in it---it's done!

    Well, at least done ENOUGH for the show.





    Here's the stainless strips in the bed and carried through to the package shelf in the cabin...





    The engine is all wired and ready to go, but not fired. At this point I don't want to deal with the oil and water leaks I might have, sync'ing the carbs, and burning the paint off the exhaust ports. A drive will have to wait until after the show...Well, maybe until I get home. Hot Rod Deluxe wants to do a photo shoot the Monday following the show in LA.



    I'm half thinking about not displaying the kart in the bed...



    I leave for my daughter's in San Luis Obispo Sunday and will be in Pomona Wednesday night. They have given the 60 special invited cars permission to unload Wednesday night.

    If Brian Curtis' plane into Ontario is on time, I'll do that (I'll need Brian's help.




    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  • #2
    Dick, maybe you've mentioned this before and I missed it, but what are those hubcaps? They almost look like stock '56 caps without the crest in the middle.

    Anyway, nice job, but you may want to invest in some floormats if you plan to actually drive the car

    nate

    --
    55 Commander Starlight
    http://members.cox.net/njnagel
    --
    55 Commander Starlight
    http://members.cox.net/njnagel

    Comment


    • #3
      That is stunning![] I sure wish I could see it in person.

      Dylan
      '61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
      Dylan Wills
      Everett, Wa.


      1961 Lark 4 door wagon
      1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
      1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
      1914 Ford Model T

      Comment


      • #4
        I think we've already covered all the superlatives, Dick. Really - TOO sanitary for words!

        Nate - Dodge caps Oops! Well, Mopar anyway![B)]

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1963 Cruiser
        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.

        Comment


        • #5
          Dick,
          She turned out fabulous!!
          Mark H
          sigpic1959 4E2D 498 Studebaker Scotsman 4X4

          http://www.napco4x4.org/gallery/m80-...-protype1.html

          Comment


          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by N8N

            Dick, maybe you've mentioned this before and I missed it, but what are those hubcaps? They almost look like stock '56 caps without the crest in the middle.

            Anyway, nice job, but you may want to invest in some floormats if you plan to actually drive the car

            nate

            The caps are '55 Plymouth...just like Lee had on the car in 1959.

            Actually, there are mats on the mats on the carpet.

            Howdy made individual carpet mats for each side with a heel pad of the vinyl sewed into the driver's side...then he made a BIG mat that covered these and the center hump also in case there were 3 people in the car.

            In any case, I'll probably throw a couple of towels on the floor when I drive it. Don't want to get the mat on the mats dirty .

            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

            [IMG][/IMG]

            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

            Comment


            • #7
              As is, I can't see any way to in prove on it, except maybe A/C. :-) Nice, nice work my friend.

              Ebon...



              "I sweat alot to keep others cool"

              Comment


              • #8
                Wow, Dick, its gorgeous! Good luck. I have an old friend showing his 53 Buick custom there too--Paul Dorey. Say hi if you run into him.

                Jeff


                Jeff Jones
                Tucson Arizona
                1947 M-5

                Comment


                • #9
                  Dick

                  It came out great, a lot of nice, unique details.

                  I like the Ute minus Kart. Shows off the bed detail.

                  Looking forward to seeing it for real.

                  Bob [][]

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Looks great, Dick. Impressive. [8D][8D] What is in the bed, fabric-wise? I thought you were doing wood strips in there...I know "things change." How about a good shot of the shift knob. I like the bed, but you can still appreciate it with that unique Kart. I love that thing in there. The old pictures will have it and everyone will ask. Is the plan to have it next to it?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by sweetolbob

                      Dick

                      It came out great, a lot of nice, unique details.

                      I like the Ute minus Kart. Shows off the bed detail.

                      Looking forward to seeing it for real.

                      Looking forward to meeting you in person, Bob.

                      Jeff...I'll keep my eyes open for that Buick.

                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

                      [IMG][/IMG]

                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by barnlark

                        Looks great, Dick. Impressive. [8D][8D] What is in the bed, fabric-wise? I thought you were doing wood strips in there...I know "things change." How about a good shot of the shift knob. I like the bed, but you can still appreciate it with that unique Kart. I love that thing in there. The old pictures will have it and everyone will ask. Is the plan to have it next to it?
                        The bed floor is the same carpet used in the cabin. Bed sides are the Chippewa Green vinyl.

                        I changed my mind on the wood strips. I figured it was introducing another material, texture, and color. The stainless strips made more sense. They are actually rub rails from a boating supply store.

                        Deepnhock sent me a PM suggesting the kart in the bed for a day or two of the show and out of the bed for a day or two. I like that idea [^]

                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

                        [IMG][/IMG]

                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Lookin' real good, Dick. You've done well. [^]

                          With the engine not running, you don't have to worry about the exhaust tips being dirty.

                          Matthew Burnette
                          Hazlehurst, GA

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Jeffy's right. Great idea!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Just fantastic!

                              I wish I could see it in person.



                              Leonard Shepherd
                              http://leonardshepherd.com/

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X