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  • Another Crazy Studebaker Mod on CL - Portland

    This strange one showed up on Portland CL.

    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4507705890.html
    Ed Sallia
    Dundee, OR

    Sol Lucet Omnibus

  • #2
    This car was at the Portland Swap Meet in April. I saw it with my own eyes. It looks way worse up close, trust me on this. Talked to the young guy selling it, tats, piercings, the whole nine yards. It was a joint project between him and his grandfather, and they were selling it to pursue another project, a race car. I am glad I didn't say anything snarky. But talk about lacking a theme. This car looks like you put half a dozen Revell model kits in a blender, and glued together the largest pieces that came out. And a lot of the bodywork is filler, too. But gee, a young guy doing a custom car with his Grandpa, how cool is that?
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      Now THAT is an interesting treatment.
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        Rear end of this reminds me of the coupe-based pickups of the immediate prewar period that had the slide-in truck beds in the trunk. I actually sort of like the greenhouse treatment with the late-50s Buick/Olds-style dip in the bottom window profile. Overall, not my bag of chips, but yeah, the granddad/grandson collaboration is really cool...

        S.

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        • #5
          It looks like a Studebaker mated with a Henry J and this was conceived from that unholy union.
          Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gunslinger View Post
            It looks like a Studebaker mated with a Henry J and this was conceived from that unholy union.
            That's what I thought. The shape of the roof and the dip in the side reminded me of a Henry J.
            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #7
              Does the bungee cord hold the door shut or the shifter in?

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              • #8
                No front bumper, plus the rear one looks like crap. Can you say "Cheap, cheap, cheap!"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by EssexExport View Post
                  No front bumper, plus the rear one looks like crap. Can you say "Cheap, cheap, cheap!"
                  Well, the ad did say it was an incomplete project. This is an interesting car. I kinda want to hate it, but in reality I think I like it.
                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                  • #10
                    It doesn't look bad to me except for the "pickup" box. They did a nice job matching the belt line contour to the rear fender and the wraparound rear seat looks nice and cosy. Unless it was a Starlight Coupe or Convertible, I'd call it an improvement.

                    My concerns would be execution of the chassis/brake mods to handle the 454.
                    Andy
                    62 GT

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                    • #11
                      I Hope No One Buys It,
                      Hate To See Them With Enough Money To Do That To Another Car.


                      Dean.

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