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  • Scott
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    Is the cab in the graveyard photo still there or is it rusted to death?

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  • Milaca
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    It would be awesome if the club and museum had enough money to build an actual prototype of this stub-nose pickup. From a fabrication standpoint, I would think the nose could be molded out of fiberglass or from resin if a very large rapid-prototyping machine existed.....maybe someday.

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  • Chris_Dresbach
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    If these things ever saw production, I think the first thing I would want to change on these is give them suicide type doors. It looks like it would be difficult to get into depending on cab height.

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  • Chris_Dresbach
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    Originally posted by mbstude View Post
    By Golly, I think that's it Chris.
    I have to agree. I looked at the photo and studied the other rendering. I can see the same exact crease line at the bottom front of the doors in both photos, and where the cowl stops in front of the doors is exactly the same in both pics. Heck, the only difference that I can see is the Transtar name plates.

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  • mbstude
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    By Golly, I think that's it Chris.

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  • bezhawk
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    Gosh, it looks very similar to the Excaliber Hawk SS .....I thought Brooks Stevens did that design?

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  • Milaca
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    Awesome artwork! The compact Hawk that Craig posted looks like a winner to me. I love the long concave side treatment.

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  • 8E45E
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    I wonder if he also did these which appeared in the August, 1980 TW:



    The only Stude car illustration from Ted Pietsch on that Wikipedia site:



    Craig

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  • raprice
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    It's always fun to think about what might have been. Those drawings are terrific.
    Rog

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Geez, with that Aerostar front axle conversion, that COE might not be so hard to do. Wonder if I could offset the engine to take up the passenger's side of the cab???

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  • 8E45E
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    Very interesting!

    I have read about Ted Pietsch and seen a few of his drawings, but these two are a 'first'. Good to know what that modifed 2R cab to a cab-forward in the Proving Ground cemetary looked like.

    Thanks for posting!

    Craig

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  • mbstude
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    Originally posted by Scott View Post
    I would SO drive that every single day.

    We all know that there's the remnants of a Transtar cab in the Proving Ground Graveyard with wheel well cutouts in the rear corners.. The real life version of this truck, perhaps?

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  • Scott
    started a topic Theodore Wills Pietsch II - Studebaker designer

    Theodore Wills Pietsch II - Studebaker designer

    How is it after all these years reading about Studebaker I have never heard of this man? His designs were great!



    More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Wells_Pietsch_II
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