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  • Anyone know this Idaho 53 coupe??

    We've been looking for a 53 or 54 coupe for some time. We would like to find a good solid driver for summer cruising. We don't want a show car but a good presentable car to do some driving with. Does not need to be stock. This is on eBay currently. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this car?

    http://tinyurl.com/y5p2ccu


    Thanks in advance.

    Rob

  • #2
    The hood looks funny?

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    • #3
      you mean cause it fits?

      San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
      "Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

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      • #4
        Rob

        I think the hood issue is just an optical illusion from all the shadows.

        While I'd be reluctant to buy it without an inspection, It has all the makings of a nice driver if the car resembles the description.

        It is a great value at this price but it'll go higher by the number of bids already in.

        It would take serious money to take a rusty body to this level.

        Nice car.

        Bob


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        • #5
          Does anyone else think that hood came from a sedan? It looks too flat to be from a c/k.


          Chip
          '63 Cruiser
          '57 Packard wagon
          '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
          Chip
          '63 Cruiser
          '57 Packard wagon
          '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
          '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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          • #6
            After looking at all the photos of the hood, I too, come away with the feeling that its just the way the shadows hit the hood in some pix. I've got 3 54 Coupes and a 53 Hardtop as well as 3 extra hoods here at the house right now, and I think it looks normal. But thats just my opinion..

            sals54
            sals54

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            • #7
              It looks like someone (the restorer, perhaps?) removed all of the lettering from the hood and trunk and left only the trim on the rear fenders. We might be missing these visual cues that we expect from a 53.

              Jim K.
              63 Hawk
              Jim K.
              63 Hawk

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              • #8
                You can't put a sedan hood on a C-K without some serious hard work. It would be easier to build a C-K hood from scratch.

                quote:Originally posted by raoul5788

                Does anyone else think that hood came from a sedan? It looks too flat to be from a c/k.


                Chip
                '63 Cruiser
                '57 Packard wagon
                '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #9
                  Remember what someone said on here once -

                  "I've got a torch, everything fits"

                  Doug
                  Venice, Florida
                  1950 Champion
                  9G F1

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                  • #10
                    I know they don't fit easily, hardly at all. Still, this one looks funny to me.


                    quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

                    You can't put a sedan hood on a C-K without some serious hard work. It would be easier to build a C-K hood from scratch.

                    quote:Originally posted by raoul5788

                    Does anyone else think that hood came from a sedan? It looks too flat to be from a c/k.


                    Chip
                    '63 Cruiser
                    '57 Packard wagon
                    '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
                    Jerry Forrester
                    Forrester's Chrome
                    Douglasville, Georgia
                    Chip
                    '63 Cruiser
                    '57 Packard wagon
                    '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
                    Chip
                    '63 Cruiser
                    '57 Packard wagon
                    '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                    '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                    • #11
                      "Of course it'll fit, I have a torch"
                      I still say it'd be easier to fab one from scratch.

                      quote:Originally posted by Invalid User Name

                      Remember what someone said on here once -

                      "I've got a torch, everything fits"

                      Doug
                      Venice, Florida
                      1950 Champion
                      9G F1
                      Jerry Forrester
                      Forrester's Chrome
                      Douglasville, Georgia
                      Jerry Forrester
                      Forrester's Chrome
                      Douglasville, Georgia

                      See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                      • #12
                        Definitely not a "stock" '53. It's been de-emblemed but the hood is correct. The shifter, tachometer, upholstery, wheel covers, intake/carb/air cleaner, etc, etc are not.
                        Appears to be a fine car for summer cruising.
                        Sure would be nice if you could get a local member to examine it for you. When this much has been nicely altered, you would think the underlying foundation has been properly addressed.
                        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                        • #13
                          The hood contour (maybe it is just the lighting) looks just like the photos of the 54 that Sal recently posted.

                          MikeV
                          Pompano Beach, FL
                          83 Avanti 377I

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by MikeValent

                            The hood contour (maybe it is just the lighting) looks just like the photos of the 54 that Sal recently posted.

                            MikeV
                            Pompano Beach, FL
                            83 Avanti 377I
                            Or maybe it's just my eyes! [)]

                            Chip
                            '63 Cruiser
                            '57 Packard wagon
                            '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
                            Chip
                            '63 Cruiser
                            '57 Packard wagon
                            '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                            '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                            • #15
                              This car started out as a Champion, not a "Commander", not that that makes much diference with the modifications to it.

                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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