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    Now, most of you know by now that I'm generally not fond of 'customs' that butcher a car. In this case though, the customizer has done a superb job.
    http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/4632251470.html

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    There are many more pics on the site referenced above. I'm not crazy about the exposed, plastic gas tank... Not to mention the Mopar powertrain. Other than that, a superb job! If it looks as good in person as in the pics, likely he will get his twelve grand asking price.
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    Ron Smith
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  • #2
    That's not "an exposed plastic gas tank". It's a racing fuel cell, and it's safer than a stock tank.
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    • #3
      Mentioned here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...hing-different

      Craig

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      • #4
        Well, I'm not crazy about anything concerning this vehicle (it certainly can't be called a Studebaker-even the owner doesn't call it as such). This thing would have to be a bear on the road. It seems so unbalanced. It might be OK on a track. JOMO.

        Frank Drumheller
        Locust Grove, VA
        60S-W6
        M16-52 '48 Boyer-bodied fire truck

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        • #5
          Originally posted by studelark View Post
          Well, I'm not crazy about anything concerning this vehicle (it certainly can't be called a Studebaker-even the owner doesn't call it as such). This thing would have to be a bear on the road. It seems so unbalanced. It might be OK on a track. JOMO.

          Frank Drumheller
          Locust Grove, VA
          60S-W6
          M16-52 '48 Boyer-bodied fire truck
          Have to agree with Frank
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          • #6
            I would paint it baby-blue, throw the wing away, put a cover on the bed & a full-wide rear end on so it didn't have to look as it need a toilet badly... then I would DRIVE it!

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            • #7
              It's cute, but the wing would have to go.
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              • #8
                It's too short for my taste. It appears they took the back end of a 4 door for the bed, so just about the whole section that the rear door fit is gone. I agree with Frank in that this would make a front heavy car REALLY front heavy!! How would it handle on sudden braking? I wouldn't want to be the one to find out.
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