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  • I Did Build it Myself !!!!

    Building of Non-PC Champ. If you insist on being politically correct, DON'T watch !

  • #2
    Hey thats a cool truck , good job on the truck and the video.....nice work !

    Home of the Fried Green Tomato


    1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire


    • #3
      Me likey!!!
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers


      • #4
        Originally posted by mmagic View Post
        Building of Non-PC Champ. If you insist on being politically correct, DON'T watch !
        That is one of the neatest presentations of a build that this forum has seen. Well done!!

        What did you use to edit the video?



        • #5
          Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post

          What did you use to edit the video?

          I used Pinnacle 14 by Avid ... It even creates the music and somehow times it to the video... note the very end... You pick the music and it just does it. I thought of using "Studie in the Weeds" by the Calhoons !.... Albums "Studebaken" and "Everybody's Uncle used to have one".

          Last edited by mmagic; 07-29-2012, 02:12 PM.


          • #6
            Right on!!


            • #7
              NICE work! You driving here to South Bend this week???

              "We can't all be Heroes, Some us just need to stand on the curb and clap as they go by" Will Rogers

              We will provide the curb for you to stand on and clap!

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              • #8
                That's really cute, Merlin.

                A great build and such thorough photography; almost a continuous movie.

                Congratulations. BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.


                • #9
                  I am in ah of the workmanship on the truck. The video also! I watched and am glad I did.
                  \'50 Business Champion
                  \'50 Starlight Champion
                  \'60 Lark Convertible,
                  \'63 GT R1,
                  \'67 Triumph TR4A


                  • #10
                    Wow! I dont know which I liked better, the great job on the Champ or the video! Well done! I've been in the body shop business for over 45 years so I have an idea or two what it should look like.
                    59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                    60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                    61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                    62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                    62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                    62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                    63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                    63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                    64 Zip Van
                    66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                    66 Cruiser V-8 auto


                    • #11
                      Nice job on the truck and video . Restorations would be nice and more completed if they could get done that fast ASk the man who has done it


                      • #12
                        Fantastic job on the truck and the video. I really like the truck, color combo, options and all. I wish I could do either one this well.


                        • #13
                          Thanks for the unsolicited voter message. Nice truck.
                          I have a 1950 4 door Commander a 51 land cruiser And a 52 Champion
                          I'll Tattoo you anytime!
                          And you can find me at....

                          New Shop Name Same tattoo shop
                          Crazy Lady Ink
                          Shakopee Mn.
                          27 years in the tattooing biz


                          • #14
                            Thanks All for the flattery even if not earned...
                            The Pics are just a collection of the Pictures I took as I went through the process because this old memory is not what it used to be (or ever was)! For that purpose the several hundred digital pics have been invaluable in getting the right wire or piece in the right place. With today's software, piecing this little video together this morning took less time than getting the turn signal switch assembly to function properly this afternoon.

                            Unfortunately, for you body shop types it is still a 20 footer.... This is the first attempt I ever made at welding, body work, upholstery or painting (in the last 50 years) and in real life it does show. Paint is original Apache Red and non-original (but available option) Parchment White.

                            I had planned to attend SB but thanks to the market its not in the cards. Though not in the original plans, it drives good enough that I'd now have driven it there.

                            For the record non-standard tweaks made are:
                            * Remote Brake Fluid reservoir
                            * Halogen headlights and relays
                            * 240-Z Radiator
                            * KN knock off air cleaner
                            * Tachometer so I can confirm when in OD
                            * Fuse Block
                            * Dome light
                            * 4-Way Flasher switch
                            * Boat trailer tail lights


                            • #15
                              Good Truck and good message!
                              My first car on the road again!

                              The old girl has never been sold to the public
                              Grandpa was a Studie dealer. He got it off the car carrier in 1956 and drove it until 1959
                              My dad: 1959-70


                              Me: 1970-2015 and counting!