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  • petercalaguiro
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    Joe makes a very good point!
    Peter

    02G0200

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  • 63r2
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    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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  • junior
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    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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  • JRoberts
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    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

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  • Pat Dilling
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    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

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  • silverhawk
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    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
    [IMG][/IMG]
    '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

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  • JGK 940
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    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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  • Gary1953
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    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.

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  • bams50
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    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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  • Avantidon
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    That's a pretty radical vehocle and really nice. Like the co;or.

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  • Mike Van Veghten
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    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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  • Sdude
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    Looks like somebody's been researching Studebaker "long tops".......

    Jon Stalnaker
    Editor, Hawk Talks
    Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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  • junior
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    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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  • Pat Dilling
    started a topic Radical Stude in New Zealand

    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
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