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  • interesting...

    Does anyone know anything about this car?

    Is it factory original or a custom? My grandad said something about a factory installed rumbleseat on Hawks. Hmm... Anyone?

    Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
    South Georgia Chapter
    63 Daytona HT (project)
    51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
    52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

    MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
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    And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

  • #2
    ISTR a contemporary post factory kit being offered to add a rumble seat. Kind of a cute idea, not sure I would want one.

    Don Wilson
    53 Commander Hardtop
    64 Champ 1/2 ton
    WA state
    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

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    50 Champion 2 door*
    53 Commander K Auto*
    53 Commander K overdrive*
    55 President Speedster
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    • #3
      Studebaker even supplied dealers with the information about the company offering the kit, which could be dealer installed.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't want one, other than having one as most people have never seen one. Can you imagine the agony of having to CUT a whole in the side of a CK quarter panel for the step? [:0][xx(]

        Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
        South Georgia Chapter
        63 Daytona HT (project)
        51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
        52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

        MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
        http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
        And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
        And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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        • #5
          Back in the 60s, there was a kit to convert 1955-57 T-birds to a rumbleseat. It looks like it was a replacement panel for the trunk lid. The photo I have is from the top and I didn't notice a side mounted step.


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          1914 Stutz Bearcat
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          63 Avanti R1 2788
          1914 Stutz Bearcat
          (George Barris replica)

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          • #6
            And what if you slip while straddling the fin?! [:0][:0][:0][B)]
            "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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            • #7
              [8D]I would think goggles would be in order. Of course, if you found one of those nowdays, it would be a great candidate to make one of those ass end loveseats like was mentioned in another thread recently.[}] You'd hafta turn the cushions around, of course.[^]

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              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President 2-dr
              1955 President State
              1951 Champion Biz cpe
              1963 Daytona project FS
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                I seen one of those where they took the back of the quarter panels (about 2 ft from the end) of a 57 sedan and put a seat where the trunk would go. They wanted nearly $300 for it, and teh tail light was broken! Wonder what happened to the rest of the car... [V] I'd hate to think of it being a Prez two door. [:0]

                Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                South Georgia Chapter
                63 Daytona HT (project)
                51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

                MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
                http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
                And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
                And here as well: http://community.webshots.com/user/studestarliner
                And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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                • #9
                  Interesting, but not too safe. Besides, you have room inside the car for at least 4-5 folks.
                  Rog

                  '59 Lark Regal Hardtop
                  '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                  Smithtown,NY
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                  • #10
                    Could you imagine the wind coming off that sleek roof and hitting your face at 70mph?![:0][xx(]

                    Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                    South Georgia Chapter
                    63 Daytona HT (project)
                    51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                    52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

                    MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
                    http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
                    And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
                    And here as well: http://community.webshots.com/user/studestarliner
                    And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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                    • #11
                      Anyone here seen Shrock's 41 Boatail Speedster. It made its debut at Gettysburg in 1980 and has been to many other shows.
                      "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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                      • #12
                        I've seen pix of it, but my Grandad has seen it in years past. It's a totally scratch built job, no? I've wondered, what's the complete story behind that car?[?] [8D]

                        Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                        South Georgia Chapter
                        63 Daytona HT (project)
                        51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                        52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

                        MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
                        http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
                        And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
                        And here as well: http://community.webshots.com/user/studestarliner
                        And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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                        • #13
                          Tom and Dave Shrock, http://www.shrockbrothers.com/ creators of the Shrock miniature Studebakers, have operated a body shop in the hills of central Pennsylvania specializing in Studebakers for decades, and have restored many show winners.

                          After seeing either an Auburn or Duesenberg boattail, they decided to make one from a Studebaker.

                          At that time they had 170 parts cars in the field and pulled two 1941 four door sedans, that were otherwise basket cases, in to the shop. Everything from the cowl back is handmade.

                          Last year they finished making a new Hawk convertible out of a Chrysler Sebring.

                          The Keystone Region will be visiting their shop on the 24th of this month to celebrate the shop's 50th anniversary.
                          "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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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                            Anyone here seen Shrock's 41 Boatail Speedster. It made its debut at Gettysburg in 1980 and has been to many other shows.
                            I have seen the car. I am almost certain that it is a custom designed and built by the Shrocks (based on a '40, not "'41", I believe).

                            Gary L.
                            1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
                            1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #15
                              Right you are! My mistake. http://www.shrockbrothers.com/newsle...arlisle_81.jpg

                              "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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