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    Well, the 61 Cruiser lost it's trunk section yesterday. It's on it's way to Washington state to put another Lark's trunk area right. I've also promised the right lower A-pillar to JeffT for a project of his, but I've yet to roll the tub off and dissect it.

    The other day tho - I was looking at the rolling tub and it struck me (not that this is a NEW idea)that this could be the start of a late Champ crewcab concoction.[] Not that I'M the one to run with such an idea. I ain't got it in me. Still.... 'twould be fun!




    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.

  • #2
    Wow! the long rear doors would make it a Champ Crew Extra-Cab! [8D][8D]Cool! [8D]

    And with all of the 1961 improvements like suspended pedals, ram-air fresh air ventilation, Heat and Defrost, 4 Head lights if you prefer, 2 if you don't.!

    To complete the modern 1961 look, it would of course HAVE to have a P2, Wide Spaceside box! [)]

    StudeRich
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      That was my thought, Rich! Simply a matter of extending the truck frame rails. What say - short bed or long???


      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.

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      • #4
        Most definitely LONG BED. And of course 4WD!

        Pat Casey
        55 Commander
        58 Transtar
        62 GT Hawk
        66 Cruiser
        SDC Member since 1983

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        • #5
          Short bed! It's 'lack' of length would accent the cab, which would be so cool.

          '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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          • #6
            I knew there was some customizing ideas in your bones. [)]

            Where's scott rodgers when you need em'

            ChopStu

            143 weeks till completion.
            61 Lark

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            • #7
              Hmmm, are those floors solid enough for CandB's '60 wagon?

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              • #8
                You do have that body crew at your place,Biggs.
                Toss it all in the blender and do a mock up!
                Or perhaps a photoshop expert can manage it for us.
                Mono mind in a stereo world

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                • #9
                  Yeah, Photoshop might be best. I had to fire the body guy(s) a couple days ago. I felt bad about it, but I simply couldn't keep handing money out for what I was (or wasn't) getting in return.

                  BTW, I did think about wrestling this tub onto the truck frame I have here and then pulling my Champ bed utility trailer alongside for some photo-visual imagination. I may do that if it doesn't proove to taxing to push this Cruiser tub around after it's off.[xx(]


                  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.

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                  • #10
                    There was one just like you are talking about at the Colorado meet. I thought I had a picture but I can't find it. I do have a picture of a 4x4 Lark.


                    7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2

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                    • #11
                      Jeff Rice has a picture of a red one posted somewhere. Have to check when I get home...

                      Hey... wait a sec... here it is:



                      Please join me in a hat-tip to DEEPNHOCK.

                      Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
                      In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
                      If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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                      • #12
                        I must admit.. I did not Photoshop that particular pic.
                        But it did end up in my phantoms album...
                        Credit should really go to someone else..
                        Jeff[8D]



                        quote:Originally posted by JGK 940

                        Jeff Rice has a picture of a red one posted somewhere. Have to check when I get home...
                        Hey... wait a sec... here it is:
                        <snip>
                        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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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by bob40
                          ... perhaps a photoshop expert can manage it for us.
                          It's one of the phantoms I'd planned to work up for a TW feature, but I'm still having trouble coming up with high-resolution source photos. We'll see how far this gets when the state finishes laying me off in November... [8D]

                          Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
                          In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
                          If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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                          • #14
                            Here's one made from a '61 wagon. It has the same 113" wheelbase the Cruiser has.







                            Craig

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                            • #15
                              quote:Not that I'M the one to run with such an idea. I ain't got it in me.
                              Bob, we are constantly amazed at what ya got in ya!

                              When my first Studebaker met its untimely end the body work was sufficient to total it. Still, it was mechanically and electrically perfect. I always regret not building a roadster behind that Lark grill.

                              Brad Johnson
                              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                              '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                              "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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