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    This was done to a 57 wagon, so can it be done to a Champ truck?

    101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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    Of course. go for it. jimmijim

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      7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
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      • #4
        You know in the cartoons where their eyeballs bulge way out of their heads?
        AaaOooogah!
        I think mine just did that when I saw that truck. The wagon is way cool and all, a man after my own heart. I just can't believe that someone really did it on a champ.


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        • #5
          I think that looks great on the Champ! I had no idea it would fit. Does this mean that a front clip from a Hawk will also fit or will the front clip from a 2 door hardtop not fit? I think the tall grill of a Hawk would look amazing!


          1949 2R17
          R is for Rusty

          In the middle of Minnesota
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          • #6
            Brent, I'm pretty sure these conversions were done using sedan sheet metal. The C/K stuff would be too long to work with the wheel base, so the hood from a Hawk would be too long also. But with a little cutting, grinding and welding......


            Skinny
            Watertown, SD
            Skinny___'59 Lark VIII Regal____'60 Lark Marshal___

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            • #7
              A 1956-1958 sedan front clip would look interesting on a Champ being that they look like a truck (very square, flat). I've got a Champ in need of a front clip, anybody got a 1956-58 sedan front for me to borrow? I'll bolt it up and see if it looks good. [8D]


              1949 2R17
              R is for Rusty

              In the middle of Minnesota
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              • #8
                Why don't you buy the one that Sal54 has for sale.....

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                • #9
                  The Hamilton SDC chapter has some parts '57's on its website.....

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                  • #10
                    Carl, where did you get the '55 Champ P/U? I like it.

                    Jim Caldwell
                    "The view don't change if you ain't the lead dog"
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                    • #11
                      That 55 Champ pickup just needs to have the bed narrowed a little bit.

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                      • #12
                        quote:
                        Nice PhotoChop job!

                        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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                        • #13
                          That looks pretty darn good actually! Now it needs a step side bed or something, that bed doesn't work for it.

                          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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                          • #14
                            I like the mule in the background almost as much as the custom 55 pickup.
                            Ed

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                            • #15

                              1963 GT Hawk front clip and a chrome exhaust stack to hide the front edge of the bed.


                              1949 2R17
                              R is for Rusty

                              In the middle of Minnesota
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