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  • Radical Stude in New Zealand

    Check out this custom made bullet nose panel! Trevor Halsteads sedan delivery was built out of about six various models. BBC power,and totally custom built from the windscreen back..









    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611
    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

  • #2
    That's what you would call a RATical custom! Very cool, can you imagine that coming up from behind you and then passing you on the highway with RHD and all? WOW! Junior



    54 Champ C5 Hamilton car. In my family since 1958.
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    1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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    • #3
      Looks like somebody's been researching Studebaker "long tops".......

      Jon Stalnaker
      Editor, Hawk Talks
      Karel Staple Chapter SDC
      Jon Stalnaker
      Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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      • #4
        Three things wrong with this Long Roof.

        1. The wheels (what was he thinking ?)
        2. The rear axle is too wide (tire bubbles)
        3. And most important....it isn't a street car. This, with minor changes should be a sort of a daily driver...maybe not daily, but at least weekends.

        Nicely done.

        Mike (home of 6 Long Roof cars)

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        • #5
          That's a pretty radical vehocle and really nice. Like the co;or.
          sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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          • #6
            Awesome. I'm experienced with sheet metal fab and paint, buy I can't imagine ever having the skills to not only build it (the easy part) but to design and plan it and make it come out right. Bravo to the builder![8D]

            Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
            Parish, central NY 13131

            GOD BLESS AMERICA





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            • #7
              Pretty neat.
              How long (in feet) do you think that car is?


              Gary Sanders
              Nixa, MO
              President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
              Gary Sanders
              Nixa, MO

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by junior

                That's what you would call a RATical custom!
                BOO! HISS![}] Why didn't I think of that first?

                Got to admit the car's true to its skool: that tailgate setup's pure South Bend.

                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
                  Wow! That is pretty cool! And it looks like the tail gate IS a original stude one; but I bet it has been doctored as well,LOL!

                  Dylan Wills
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                  '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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                  • #10
                    Here are some more pictures of this car and other customs from the same builder. Very talented guy from the Land of Oz

                    http://www.clubhotrod.com/forums/sho...threadid=44512

                    Pat

                    Pat Dilling
                    Olivehurst, CA
                    Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

                    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611
                    Pat Dilling
                    Olivehurst, CA
                    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by Mike Van Veghten

                      Three things wrong with this Long Roof.

                      1. The wheels (what was he thinking ?)
                      2. The rear axle is too wide (tire bubbles)
                      3. And most important....it isn't a street car. This, with minor changes should be a sort of a daily driver...maybe not daily, but at least weekends.

                      Nicely done.

                      Mike (home of 6 Long Roof cars)
                      I don't see a problem with those wheels. Different yes, but not particularly "wrong."

                      Big meats have to fit somewhere. If those had been tucked in and thus narrowing the tread width, I bet that the car would have been rather unstable. I think the "tire bubbles" look kinda cool.

                      Not a street car? Well, with that much tied up in the car driving it regularly on the street might be risky. Still, I do think I would have to put it on the street now and then, just to do it. But its not mine and I didn't pay for it so it is not my decision.

                      I really love this thing. As was said earlier, the process of thinking this out , designing the final ideas and then to make it a reality is a fantastic feat.


                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Pat Dilling

                        Very talented guy from the Land of Oz


                        Most Kiwi's I've met are sensitive to being referred to as Aussie or from the Land of Oz. They have their own country and own unique identity. Regardless, both countries are rich in heritage with outstanding race car drivers and builders, as well as restorers, and fabricators. I've always been amazed at the quality and ingenuity of cars built in both countries. This car is another outstanding example of what NZ has to offer. Junior



                        54 Champ C5 Hamilton car. In my family since 1958.
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                        1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by junior

                          quote:Originally posted by Pat Dilling

                          Very talented guy from the Land of Oz


                          Most Kiwi's I've met are sensitive to being referred to as Aussie or from the Land of Oz. They have their own country and own unique identity. Regardless, both countries are rich in heritage with outstanding race car drivers and builders, as well as restorers, and fabricators. I've always been amazed at the quality and ingenuity of cars built in both countries. This car is another outstanding example of what NZ has to offer. Junior



                          54 Champ C5 Hamilton car. In my family since 1958.
                          Yes, please don't mix up Aussie's and Kiwi's . We both don't like it.

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                          • #14
                            Joe makes a very good point!
                            Peter

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