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  • "Stance"

    From time to time, members of the forum have been known to make comments about one car or an others, "Stance."

    Such comments cause me, occasionally, to ponder that I might like to do this and/or that to my '54, to improve this, and/or that.

    We all know that I have considered different wheels, and passed on that change.

    A couple of days ago, while sitting and pondering the '54's "stance," I decided I might like to raise the rear of her skirt a little. This is how she sits now, and I kinda thought I'd like to raise her tush just a tad:

    I thought that, until I saw this:

    Think I'll leave her alone!

    But... I will consider input!
    Last edited by Studedude; 04-28-2012, 07:45 PM.
    Dave Lester

  • #2
    Sheba's stance is perfect.

    Wheels suck.
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA


    • #3
      I think so, too, Dave. Sheba is perfect. Just admit it.


      • #4
        your '54 is totally delicious the way it is, man.
        If it ain't broke don't fix it !
        1947 M5 under restoration
        a bunch of non-Stude stuff


        • #5
          Thank you for not changing her.
          Often in error, never in doubt

          ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________


          • #6
            You should add gold plated lug nuts to accent the lovely spinners. Gold valve stem caps, too.

            I know that there are a lot of things that ain't right. But, Sheba ain't one of those things.


            • #7
              Dave, I am assuming Sheba is your car, and that is the darker red one with the honeycomb wheels?
              If so, I would leave it alone or LOWER if anything. The brighter red one with the painted bumpers and billet style wheels just doesn't do it for me. Nice car for sure, just not as nice as the darker red one in the first picture. Much more cohesive look and the right details for the car.
              Last edited by kmac530; 04-28-2012, 06:42 PM. Reason: spell


              • #8

                Stance is good as is.
                I in fact lowered the rear of mine so it sits much like yours now, maybe a little lower all around, but the stance is about the same.
                Just about perfect.


                • #9
                  Leave her alone, Dave. She looks fine right now.
                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter


                  • #10
                    Keep it like that. That is how mine sits and to get mine that way took a lot of time metal shaping.
                    Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
                    Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
                    Lizella, GA


                    • #11
                      A lovely car Dave, leave it as it is now, just perfect.
                      John Clements
                      Christchurch, New Zealand


                      • #12
                        Sheba is still the nicest example of the most elegant Studebaker design, in my opinion. I've always admired her, often with lust in my heart.


                        • #13
                          What, Dave? You don't like Bill's Studillac?
                          The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
                            What, Dave? You don't like Bill's Studillac?
                            Didn't say that, Chris!

                            I like Bill's car... a lot... it's much nicer than mine!

                            I just don't want to emulate its stance, any more than he would want to emulate my car's stance with his!

                            I like my car more than I like Bill's, and there would be something wrong with Bill, if he didn't like his car more than he should like mine!

                            I wouldn't trade with Bill, and Bill would be an idiot to trade with me... and... Bill ain't no idiot, so there's no issue there!

                            So, while looking at Bill's car helped me decide not to change my car's stance, there is no lack of respect here for the "stance" Bill took with his Studeillac!
                            Last edited by Studedude; 04-28-2012, 08:09 PM.
                            Dave Lester


                            • #15
                              Definitely do not raise her tail any more!
                              Good Roads
                              Brian Woods
                              1946 M Series (Shop Truck)