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    Got my January Goodguys magazine today and on page 69 is a picture of the Ute at the West Coast Nationals with a nice little blurb about the car's history and Dick S's restoration.


    Jeff Jones
    Tucson Arizona
    1947 M-5

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    Thanks for the heads up, Jeff. I should get my copy soon.

    My next project is the first SUV...



    Maybe I should take Biggs' advice and put a Stude V8 in it. Then I'd be able to chronicle the build here.

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Sweet--but a Stude engine just wouldn't be right. It begs for a vintage hemi with vintage speed parts.


      Jeff Jones
      Tucson Arizona
      1947 M-5

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      • #4
        Dick, you could put a Briggs and Stratton in that Wagon and it'd still be cool once you were done with it. [8D]

        Matthew Burnette
        Hazlehurst, GA

        Biggs' H2O-Induction

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        • #5
          What..no wood on that body?

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          • #6
            Thanks barnlark. That's what I told him in another thread. It's just screaming "Woody, Woody".

            '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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            • #7
              I know. He even avoided wood in the back of that Kart Hauler. Apparently no patience for whittlin'.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

                My next project is the first SUV...
                Dick... Dick... Dick... you disappoint me [}]

                Not to take anything away from your honey of a Suburban, but I'm pretty sure this one predates it, and even it probably wasn't the "first:"



                [8D] Jus' funnin' ya 'cause I'm envious: you're having too much fun for both of us.

                Hat tip redux to aldenjewell at Flicker dot com

                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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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by JGK 940


                  Not to take anything away from your honey of a Suburban, but I'm pretty sure this one predates it, and even it probably wasn't the "first:"

                  It's strange that the "Suburban" name went back and forth between MoPar and GM. I don't think "Daytona" or "Land Cruiser" were reused until Studebaker was out of business.

                  Thanks for the pic of the Chevy, Keoni. I really didn't know that the industry had an all steel wagon until the '49 Plymouth.

                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    quote: I really didn't know that the industry had an all steel wagon until the '49 Plymouth.
                    Strictly speaking, the AUTOMOBILE industry didn't... the Chevy and GMC Suburbans were built on truck chassis. The Plymouth (and, I think Dodge, in the same year) was/were the first car-based, all-steel wagons.

                    Which, Dave and Bob, is part of why this one most likely ain't gonna be woodiefied any time soon

                    Always thought it'd be a hoot to dig up some origianl-pattern Town & Country-style dynoc to dress up one of these early steel-bodies, though, just to confuse folks at shows [)]

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                    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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                    • #11
                      Actually, Crosley had an all-steel station wagon before that. I believe it was 1947. When I think of the first Sport Utility Vehicle's, I think of the 4x4 Willy's wagons.


                      Brent's rootbeer racer.
                      MN iron ore...it does your body good.
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                      In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
                        My next project is the first SUV...




                        Didn't Car Craft do a concept article about making a Ute out of one of these??

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