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    page 68, hangin' with the Ala Kart.
    page 74, hangin' with the lead sleds.
    page 48, a suspicious green hood sticking up in the crowd.


    Jeff Jones
    Tucson Arizona
    1947 M-5

  • #2
    Thanks, Jeff. I've looked for that issue, but not on the news stand yet.




    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Have it ...saw it! Nice crowd to be in!

      Bill, Many Fords and one great Stude!

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      • #4
        Interesting comparison of Caddy and Stude engine in "shop Manual" section Pg. 192

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        • #5
          Did any of you eagle eyes see a '53 on page 94 in the Xtreme Restorations shop pic?
          Jeff[8D]


          quote:Originally posted by jjones

          page 68, hangin' with the Ala Kart.
          page 74, hangin' with the lead sleds.
          page 48, a suspicious green hood sticking up in the crowd.


          http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
          HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

          Jeff


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



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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by 4-speed wagonaire
            Nice crowd to be in!
            Picked up the magazine today.

            That is what turned my crank the most at the GNRS...the "crowd" the Ute got to associate with.

            Ala Kart is my favorite car of all time of ANY type. Maybe because I was just getting into cars (12 years old) when it made its debut at the '58-59 Oakland shows. Maybe because I built the model then. Maybe because it was a break through design. Maybe because it is one of the few 50's customs that still look good. I really don't know.

            To be in the same BUILDING with it, let alone just across the aisle from it was a real treat for me...



            On top of that to be next to the Sam Barris Mercury, kiddy corner from Tommy Ivo's nailhead powered T and Barris' Outlaw, and right behind Blackie Gegeian's roadster...what a thrill [8D].







            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              Makes all those busted knuckles and check writing stints worth it, right Dick?
              Great job....
              It would have been soooooo easy to just slap some Bondo on it and paint it..
              Kudo's to you for going the extra mile to respect the vintage builder.
              Jeff[8D]




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              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
                quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK
                Makes all those busted knuckles and check writing stints worth it, right Dick?
                Yes. I've had a lot of fun and a lot of adventures with this car, and I've only owned it a little over a year and it's been "done" for just a couple of months. It will be for sale this summer, however, and some one else will get to enjoy it.

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                Great job....
                It would have been soooooo easy to just slap some Bondo on it and paint it..

                That almost happened. My original plan was to install an engine and trans, put it in "suede" with a blanket interior. I changed course when I got involved in the history of the car.

                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  That Mercury reminds me of my own custom 1949 Mercury coupe that I built in 1956-1957. It had no hood or deck trim, gas filler in the trunk, no door handles, grille moulded in including eliminating the parking lights (lights placed in grille), '51 skirts, etc. I traded it in on a 1954 Mercury Monterey hardtop. I went from a one-of-a-kind to a common car. One night in Beacon (the smallest city in NY), on Main Street, there were seven yellow with green top Mercury hardtops. I still see that combination quite often. After owning a custom, I got tired of being accused of being someplace that I wasn't at. In short order, I bought a 1956 Mercury Montclair hardtop, white with a red top and red under the windows. Most were red/white/red. As soon as I turned mine in on my 1957 President Classic, the used car lot painted the bottom of mine red to make it the common red/white/red.

                  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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