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  • 1950/52 Champion 4 door hybrid

    No, not a gas/electric combo. Found this on Craigslist. Has a 50 clip and a 52 back end. Judging from the photos, the swap must have been made "back in the day." Looks like it's been this way for a long, long time. Not much meat left on these bones. Thought it was kind of interesting, is all.

    http://hanford.craigslist.org/pts/4370307608.html

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    This seems to be a popular swap and when done correctly (and this may have been done correctly) it does not look bad. For me I love the '52 front end and would choose to leave it that way. But that is jut me.......
    Joe Roberts
    '61 R1 Champ
    '65 Cruiser
    Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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    • #3
      At first I thought this was a 50 with some 52 bits, but the recess in the firewall shows it was designed for a V-8.
      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        4-bolt wheels makes it seem like even more of a mutt
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        JohnP, driving & reviving
        60 Lark & 58 Scotsman 4dr

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        • #5
          Originally posted by southbend View Post
          No, not a gas/electric combo. Found this on Craigslist. Has a 50 clip and a 52 back end. Judging from the photos, the swap must have been made "back in the day." Looks like it's been this way for a long, long time. Not much meat left on these bones. Thought it was kind of interesting, is all.
          It could have been in a rear-ender accident "back in the day" when Studebakers were common daily-driver used cars. I could see it being an instance of a '52 trunklid and taillights being substituted as they may have been readily available when they were needed, and since it didn't involve modification to fit a '50, the owner wouldn't have cared as long as he or she got their car back on the road as soon as possible.

          Craig

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          • #6
            Needs a little work.
            Rog
            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
            Smithtown,NY
            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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            • #7
              It looks a lot better than the 51 Clown car/truck shown by southbend!

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