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  • Studerpillar....Caterbaker...Nahhhhhh...Just Another Old Stude Vitiated

    Wonder if if has a tribute tag?

    (snippet copy - see link for entire article)
    August 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    Woodward Dream Cruise

    What's black, yellow and 8,000 pounds? This street rod

    Jim 'Snapper' Schomaker with his street rod, a half Studebaker, half Caterpillar creation near Woodward Avenue on Friday. (Tom Greenwood / The Detroit News)miles per gallonfriendscar

    From The Detroit News:
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  • #2
    That has to be one of the coolest things at The Woodword Cruise. 'Can't believe we've not seen it here previously.

    (Or maybe we have....Craig? Link? ) BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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


    • #3
      Awesome! I hope its diesel powered


      • #4
        Hey!...somebody sign 'em up!

        And...if you're dumb enough to make disparaging remarks about his "modified" might just get plowed over!
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975


        • #5
          There's a few Youtube videos of his build from the last couple of years, and it looks like he had finally gotten it completely painted. Anyway, to ask if it's diesel powered, why of course!!

          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)


          • #6
            In downtown Pittsburgh right now don't see him lol.

            62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

            63' R1 Wagonaire

            57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

            58' 3E6D Stock 4X4

            64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter


            • #7
              That's just brilliant and the fuel consumption of 20.2 MPG amazing.
              John Clements
              Christchurch, New Zealand


              • #8
                Definitely a Jay Leno Special!