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    Joe and I spent most of two days in Springfield, MO last week at the big swap meet on the Ozark Empire fairgrounds. Not a lot of Studebakers if you don't count the Ozark Trails chapter's space, but all sorts of car related stuff. One of the vehicles spotted was this Dodge Dakota based conversion.
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    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  • #2
    You sure that's not a hhr?
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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    • #3
      Not enough Studebaker in there.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        I know this car well it is definitely started as a Dodge Durango.

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        • #5
          Nice concept. I would prefer the taillights mounted higher for safety-like WAGONAIRE- up higher. I'm sure it could be done . Nice job however.
          Rob in PA.

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          • #6
            I'll take it just like it is. I would prefer more windows, but I would want it fo rmy grandchildren to ride around in. I owned a Studemino, but I like this better.

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            • #7
              Stude front and Dodge rear end.... unheard of.....
              Jon Stalnaker
              Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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              • #8
                Different by.. design? Personally it would have been better with the clip tilted down another 2-5 degrees. But hell, I have enough difficulty making stock look right.
                Ron Dame
                '63 Champ

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                • #9
                  i could deal with that. but i'd have to do something about the rake, and add more "shiny stuff", starting with the door handles.
                  Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                  '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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stude-sled View Post
                    I know this car well it is definitely started as a Dodge Durango.
                    You sure it was a Durango? I didn't poke my head in because the owner was not there, but I thought I could see part of the back of the cab.
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                    "In the heart of Arkansas."
                    Searcy, Arkansas
                    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                    1952 2R pickup

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                    • #11
                      Perhaps a Dakota? I see now it really does not resemble the HHR after looking again. The rear doors look like something factory....perhaps a Dodge carryall?
                      Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                      • #12
                        When I asked my brother he confirmed seeing the back of the cab. We both thought it was a Dakota. Definitely a Dodge.
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                        "In the heart of Arkansas."
                        Searcy, Arkansas
                        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                        1952 2R pickup

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                        • #13
                          The back panel is too upright to complement the front, imo. I'd think a more arched roof to tail line would be much more attractive with that front end. More like a 50s Ford Panel body line.

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                          • #14
                            I meant to say Dakota, I own a Durango and I always say the wrong one.

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                            • #15
                              Like having kids with close names.
                              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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