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    7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
    http://ozarktrails.tripod.com/
    Studebaker Diners Club

  • #2
    Very Nice

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    • #3
      A lot of work involved to extend the front end like that. Looks good.
      Klif

      55 Speedster
      63 Avanti R2
      63 Lark R2
      55 Speedster/Street Machine
      63 Avanti R2
      64 Convertible R1

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      • #4
        quote:A lot of work involved to extend the front end like that.
        I didn't notice right away until you pointed that out! Looking closer now, I think they moved the wheel opening rearward actually. The length of the fender in the back between the door and wheel cutout looks shorter than stock. Definately they extended the length of the bumper wrapped around the side. I'd like to see a side view to see how that looks with the altered wheel base.

        Jeff in ND

        '53 Champion Hardtop

        Jeff in ND

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        • #5
          Crazy. Most times I'm not into adapting so much of a modern car to an old shell, but the work here looks top notch. I would really like to see details of how this came together.


          www.studebakerhardtop.com

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          • #6
            Look even closer and you'll realize that it also appears to be a sedan front clip
            So--is it a coupe with sedan parts--or a sedan with a coupe roof?

            Makes me wonder how they did that

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            • #7
              And the empty pinion spins merrily away?[]
              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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              • #8
                It's a coupe with a sedan front end extended, maybe even the cowl, windshield frame looks wrong at the bottom, anyone know this car? Looks like a Missouri plate.

                If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
                101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                • #9
                  It looks like a coupe with a front section of sedan clip
                  grafted on. Appears to be a really nice job, and I am sure
                  someone likes the end result, BUT, NOT ME. I have heard it
                  said, in several different ways, on this forum, about how
                  is is impossible to improve on the overall body design on
                  the 53 C/K bodies. I think this is just another example of
                  "how true it is". And FWD??? WHY?? We all know the rear wheels
                  are supposed to make the smoke.

                  Tex E. Grier

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                  • #10
                    Anybody notice the strut towers, theres more to this car than meets the eye.


                    John

                    63' R1 Wagonaire

                    63' 8E45 Detroit

                    53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

                    57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

                    58' 3E6D Stock

                    59' 4E2 122 Scotsman Deluxe V8 4spd curb side fender

                    61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto


                    John

                    62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

                    63' R1 Wagonaire

                    57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

                    58' 3E6D Stock 4X4

                    64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

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                    • #11
                      Anybody notice the strut towers? There is more to this car than meets the eye, a novice wouldn't have even noticed the front end extension.


                      John

                      63' R1 Wagonaire

                      63' 8E45 Detroit

                      53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

                      57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

                      58' 3E6D Stock

                      59' 4E2 122 Scotsman Deluxe V8 4spd curb side fender

                      61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto


                      John

                      62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

                      63' R1 Wagonaire

                      57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

                      58' 3E6D Stock 4X4

                      64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

                        And the empty pinion spins merrily away?[]
                        Hopefully not grabbing any mattress box springs along the way.


                        Hope to hear the story on this one.

                        ChopStu

                        130 weeks till completion.
                        61 Lark

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                        • #13
                          The story I got was he got it as a body hull and a frame. He had a FWD Chevy that he had a wreck with nothing but liability insurance. And this is the end results.

                          7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
                          http://ozarktrails.tripod.com/
                          Studebaker Diners Club

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                          • #14
                            That explains a lot, a guy does what he can do with what he's got.

                            If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
                            101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                            • #15
                              I remember seeing this car at Branson and realizing that the front end was from a sedan, but the hood must have been down then because I missed seeing the front drive.

                              "In the heart of Arkansas."
                              1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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                              "In the heart of Arkansas."
                              Searcy, Arkansas
                              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                              1952 2R pickup

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