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    Anyone see that '55 get repo'd tonight on Operation Repo on TruTV?

    Could not believe that the guy who'd bought it and who it was being repo'd from had converted the engine bay into a friggin' barbecue grill.

    What kind of mind finances a car through a vintage car dealership and then pulls the engine and converts the car to an oversized barbecue? Oy!
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  • #2
    Those "reality" TV shows are highly scripted. My daughter worked as a "repo man" for many years and never encountered anything remotely like the bizarre scenarios shown on every segment of those repo shows. I hope no Studebakers were harmed in the filming of that one.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hausdok View Post
      Anyone see that '55 get repo'd tonight on Operation Repo on TruTV? Could not believe that the guy who'd bought it and who it was being repo'd from had converted the engine bay into a friggin' barbecue grill. What kind of mind finances a car through a vintage car dealership and then pulls the engine and converts the car to an oversized barbecue? Oy!
      Was it a sedan? Was it down in SoCal? Maybe a white car with flames?

      Seems like we saw the build here on this Forum just last year...





      StudeDave '57
      StudeDave '57
      US Navy (retired)

      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
      SDC Member since 1985

      past President
      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
      San Diego Chapter SDC

      past Vice President
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      North Florida Chapter SDC

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      • #4
        Hi,

        It was a black car with flames and the front chrome and bumper all painted bright flame-colored yellow.
        Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
        Kenmore, Washington
        hausdok@msn.com

        '58 Packard Hawk
        '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
        '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
        '69 Pontiac Firebird
        (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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        • #5
          I've never seen a white one, but a guy here on the forum cobbled up a 55 with a grill under the hood and table where the interior was. It was black with flames. Last I knew he was trying to sell it but nobody seemed to want it. I tried to search but couldn't find the thread. I believe he cut up a couple other cars to do the same thing.

          Those shows like Op Repo are all fake. The terrible acting should have tipped you off. I did repo work for 9 years, and pros try to avoid confrontation, and certainly don't escalate things by being a loudmouth like they do on that show. I really doubt there's a morbidly obese woman who gets winded walking to the door doing repos in the real world like on that show. I didn't realize that show was still on.

          EDITED TO ADD: I found the thread. Enjoy

          http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...?52166-Car-b-q!
          Last edited by Bob Andrews; 08-16-2012, 05:31 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by hausdok View Post
            It was a black car with flames and the front chrome and bumper all painted bright flame-colored yellow.
            Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
            I've never seen a white one
            EDITED TO ADD: I found the thread. Enjoy
            http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...?52166-Car-b-q!
            Don't ask me why, but I rememebered that to be a white car.
            So that makes it official- I have totally lost my mind!!!
            I guess that also explains how I got talked into running (and being elected) President.
            StudeDave '57
            US Navy (retired)

            3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
            SDC Member since 1985

            past President
            Whatcom County Chapter SDC
            San Diego Chapter SDC

            past Vice President
            San Diego Chapter SDC
            North Florida Chapter SDC

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            • #7
              I believe the black car-b-que with flames that was discussed here on the forum a while back was listed for sale on Ebay sometime in the last few months.

              Perhaps it was purchased on Ebay and financed by the current owner?

              It was cool, but anyone who knows Studebakers will tell you that the thought of having to stick your head under the hood all the time while Qing with that hood latch hanging down is a recipe for disaster. Unless of course you like your steak extra bloody!

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              • #8
                started out as white and rusty, went to black w/flames...

                the guy had a '58 Ch*vy on ebay a week or so ago that came up in the Studebaker column. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...item2ec0855d90

                can't stand that show!!!
                Last edited by Corvanti; 08-16-2012, 06:49 PM. Reason: add'l info on ad.
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                '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                • #9
                  Hi,

                  Yeah, I know the show is fake; they have a disclaimer at the beginning of the show that says the stuff is "inspired" by real cases or something like that. That wasn't the point. I just couldn't believe that some guy hacked up a classic car to make a barbecue.
                  Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
                  Kenmore, Washington
                  hausdok@msn.com

                  '58 Packard Hawk
                  '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
                  '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
                  '69 Pontiac Firebird
                  (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hausdok View Post
                    I just couldn't believe that some guy hacked up a classic car to make a barbecue.
                    Nor did I when it was happening.

                    Those guys in California have NO IDEA how good they have it.
                    They part out (and/or cut up) perfectly good cars everyday...





                    StudeDave '57
                    StudeDave '57
                    US Navy (retired)

                    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                    SDC Member since 1985

                    past President
                    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                    San Diego Chapter SDC

                    past Vice President
                    San Diego Chapter SDC
                    North Florida Chapter SDC

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