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  • Unusual Hood Treatment - 1947 Champion

    I ran across this on Ebay and found the hood treatment unusual. Comments:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...5fTrucks#v4-37

  • #2
    Its a 48 too.

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    • #3
      It sure looks like a 1949 to me Looks just like Mabel.
      But that extra stuff on the hood well I just can't say.
      Mabel 1949 Champion
      Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
      Gus 1958 Transtar
      The Prez 1955 President State
      Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
      Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
      Fresno,Ca

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      • #4
        It is a 49 as that was the first year for wrap around bumpers which this one has.
        Frank van Doorn
        Omaha, Ne.
        1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
        1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
        1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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        • #5
          '49, Bumpers and twin grille bars. X-tra hood trim ???

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          • #6
            A little extra "road-hugging" weight!

            John

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            • #7
              Needs a shave!
              1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

              "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Yeah...that's great...as if these model cars didn't have enough doo-dads to bust your hands and snag your wash cloth already! Why don't we nail on a couple of bird houses and throw in a kitchen sink too!

                As similar as these cars were from '47 to '49 who's to say after 61 to 63 years what parts are original or cobbled on later. A close examination of data tags would probably be the only way even though it says it is titled as a '47.
                John Clary
                Greer, SC

                SDC member since 1975

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                • #9
                  7g - It's a 48
                  Dag G
                  Ski, Norway
                  49 Champion
                  53 Commander Starlight

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dag View Post
                    7g - It's a 48
                    Hey Dag! Good to hear from a Norway Stude fan! Here in the deep south today (South Carolina) it has struggled to reach 40 F. That would probably be considered a heat wave where you are. How are you coming with your '49? Have you found an overdrive yet?


                    I noticed the one we are discussing on eBay has an overdrive. Looks like this one could be restored to a fun car with an owner having the skills and money to give it a good home.
                    John Clary
                    Greer, SC

                    SDC member since 1975

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                    • #11
                      Hey John ! That would certainly be like a heatwave, close to -4F here tonight, it's close to be the coldest november (and december so far) in more than a 100 years - normally it is more like your temp (around 30) this time of year. Although same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska - the ocean currents (Golf stream) normally keeps us a lot warmer.

                      No overdrive yet - so still way up on my list. Notoced the car has an OD so maybe I shold place a bid... Although it certainly will cost me a lot to get it shipped over here...
                      Dag G
                      Ski, Norway
                      49 Champion
                      53 Commander Starlight

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                      • #12
                        That paint is perfect on that car. I'd drive it just like it is.
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