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  • Bordeaux Daytona
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    quote:Originally posted by Jim B PEI

    ISTR from a long time ago that the 55 pickup had a fitting problem which is why the hood wouldn't close (without a lot of work?) A 56-57 sedan front clip would likely work better, but I bet it wouldn't look as good as that 55. Might be fun to see a 58 Stude clip just for the even stranger juxtaposition of the quad-pods on a pickup.
    I never even thought about a different front end on a champ, neat idea!
    The 58 Stude Clip would be neat, or maybe a 57-58 Clipper.[:0]

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  • Jim B PEI
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    Well, I like the 55 a bit better than the 56, but each has their place in my heart. Now, not the biggest fan of the Hawk nose unless the bed was more like an El Camino/Ranchero, (longer/lower) in keeping with feel of the coupes vers sedans. You know, the 56 might have been a good competitor with two-toning etc to a Cameo.

    Jim B on PEI
    63 259 o/d Wagonaire
    57 Champion W4 o/d
    57 Champion W4 automatic

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  • COMMANDERPINK1
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    quote:Originally posted by JGK 940

    Oboy! Phantoms are back in style!



    Not my worst photochop ever, but pretty close too. What can I say? I'm rusty.

    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...

    This seems for fitting than the Hawk clip. I think I would even drive this.

    Tom

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  • clonelark
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    Now we need to photo shop an R series bed on it.

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  • JGK 940
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    Thanks, Sal. And thanks for posting the new wagon's pics. Your timing was perfect.

    Roger that on the Nissan/Datsun 1200 pickups. They were all over Honolulu when I was a kid. This photochop turned out to be a hat tip to the one we used to take to the butcher's to pick up pigs to roast for luaus: it was just about the same color and not in much better condition [8D]

    (edit: P.S.) Then again, the '58/'55 wagon that started this thread kind of creeps me out because it looks like a '55 Chevy to me [:0]


    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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  • benaslopoke
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    Gosh !! That sure looked like a Chevy Luv pickumup before the cut n paste..

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  • Jonno
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    Now that is what I call a clone!

    I'm voting for it for the next CARS movie!

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  • sals54
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    Keoni, I had to go outside and check to see if my car was still on the trailer. I thought you had come by the house and taken the front clip off it for that Champ Truck. Good work on the cut n paste. It looks a bit like an old Nissan pickup from the late 50s.

    sals54

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  • fred k.
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    How about making a bed from a 55 wagon, that would tie the nose in and it even comes with a tailgate

    fred

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  • Milaca
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    Nice work Keoni! I like it!


    1949 2R17
    R is for Rusty

    In the middle of Minnesota

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  • Chris Pile
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    That one has possibilities, too!

    Chris Pile
    http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

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  • JGK 940
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    Oboy! Phantoms are back in style!



    Not my worst photochop ever, but pretty close too. What can I say? I'm rusty.

    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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  • StudeDave57
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    quote:Originally posted by clonelark

    This was done to a 57 wagon, so can it be done to a Champ truck?
    For the record-- one look at the tail lights says it's a '58...

    One look at the car makes you say~
    "holy cow, that is sweet!!!!"


    StudeDave '57 [8D]
    had one once

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  • COMMANDERPINK1
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    Veeerrrry Inteeerreessting

    Tom

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  • Jim B PEI
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    ISTR from a long time ago that the 55 pickup had a fitting problem which is why the hood wouldn't close (without a lot of work?) A 56-57 sedan front clip would likely work better, but I bet it wouldn't look as good as that 55. Might be fun to see a 58 Stude clip just for the even stranger juxtaposition of the quad-pods on a pickup.

    Jim B on PEI
    63 259 o/d Wagonaire
    57 Champion W4 o/d
    57 Champion W4 automatic

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