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  • #2
    That yellow one is almost scarey looking.


    Doug
    Venice, Florida
    1950 Champion
    9G F1

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    • #3
      let's go for a ride on the salt flats!!! Great way to start the day especially when it's zero outside.
      sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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      • #4
        Studebakers may be the natural habitat of bears, but the salt is the natural habitat of Studebakers. All shapes and colors, but all are fast.

        Chris Pile
        http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/
        The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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        • #5
          Sweet! Thats one place I want to go someday, is bonneville during speed week, I'm sure it is incredable!

          Dylan Wills

          '61 lark deluxe 4 door 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

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          • #6
            Is that top photo showing a yellow vacuum cleaner for cleaning the track?


            1949 2R17
            R is for Rusty

            In the middle of Minnesota
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            In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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            • #7
              The yellow one is Lon and Rod Miller's in Walla Walla, WA. The only Studebaker parts are the sheet metal from the firewall back.

              http://www.millerdesignmfg.com/
              Looks like the website hasn't been updated since 2008.

              Their shop is 2 miles from my office. I should swing by and see what they are up to. Funny thing is that when I first met Lon Miller we were standing outside my warehouse and he was telling me about having just got back from hauling a coupe all the way from Texas to use the body shell. I opened up the warehouse to show him my 53 coupe parts car. I would have given it to him.

              Cliff
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              54 Commander Coupe driver
              53 Commander Hardtop project
              SE Washington State

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              • #8
                I read on Cliff's attached link that the yellow wedge went 251 mph in 2008. I wonder what speed would have been achieved with the original front sheet metal?


                1949 2R17
                R is for Rusty

                In the middle of Minnesota
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                In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                • #9
                  The yellow one looks like it was customized by Darth Vader's Storm Troopers for duty on the ice planet Hoth. That red one is a classic. They shot it just before sunset, too. I doubt it needs that huge scoop, and the stock height roof is probably slowing it down, too. The more I see that type of headlight ring, the better I like it; especially on the 53-55's.

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                  • #10
                    One of these days I will to go to the salts for these activitys

                    Tom

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

                      What i would give to be able to cruise Van Buren in the Yellow one (flashback to yesterdays)That is just plain awesome no matter which way you wear your shorts.

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                      • #12
                        Phillip-I understand what cruising Van Buren means being an Arizona boy. The ultimate car compliment.

                        Tim in Yuma, AZ
                        Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
                        https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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                        • #13
                          Talk about slippery, that thing will cheat the wind. I used to race slot cars, and even in slot cars the wind plays a big factor. I played with a lot of different bodies, had dozens of 53 Studebaker bodies, even built a LaFrance fire truck hard body that would go 12s, but with the same chassis in a Studebaker body it would run high 7s.


                          101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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