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    Forgive me for this question....

    Has anyone ever taken 2 bullet nose 4 door cars and cut them in half and mated the two front ends together so that you couldn't really tell if it was coming or going??

    Joe
    Austin Tx.

  • #2
    I think I saw a photo of one many years ago... but am not certain.

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    • #3
      Yes, it has been done before. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...Two-front-ends

      Craig

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      • #4
        I have seen at least two versions. The '50 Champion I took a picture of at Gettysburg in 1980 belongs to the Clown Brigade of the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, PA and they still use it.

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        The other was an earlier model I don't recall; perhaps a '47-'49.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          You've been reading Dr. Doolittle again, haven't you?

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          • #6
            Why would anybody in their right mind want to destroy two classics to make a freak.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by E. Davis View Post
              Why would anybody in their right mind want to destroy two classics to make a freak.
              Exactly!

              I saw a newspaper picture of one such "freak" back about 1960, when I lived in upstate NY.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by E. Davis View Post
                Why would anybody in their right mind want to destroy two classics to make a freak.
                Unfortunately, I saw that done here several years ago. There were two old Rockne four door sedans; one which could have been shown as a 'rough around the edges' original, and the other which required restoration. Both were chopped up and made into a stretch limo with less than stellar build quality.

                Craig

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by E. Davis View Post
                  Why would anybody in their right mind want to destroy two classics to make a freak.
                  Well...you need to remember, these were done decades ago, when there were still thousands of them still in use and tens of thousands sitting in salvage yards or being crushed. Perhaps the equivalent of doing that today to a 1995 Oldsmobile or 2000 Pontiac.
                  "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                  Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                  Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                  sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Joe Bourn View Post
                    Forgive me for this question....

                    Has anyone ever taken 2 bullet nose 4 door cars and cut them in half and mated the two front ends together so that you couldn't really tell if it was coming or going??

                    Joe
                    Austin Tx.
                    I always wanted to do that, but don't have the skills. I thought putting two trunks together and making a trailer for it would be cool too.
                    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                    • #11
                      My local junk yard has a '60 Lark w/2 front ends,painted purple.I tried to buy it,but he wanted too much,and it is powered by a Chevette 4 cyl and stick transmission.I'd post a pic again but my pics are not well organized!
                      Oglesby,Il.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Joe Bourn View Post
                        Forgive me for this question....

                        Has anyone ever taken 2 bullet nose 4 door cars and cut them in half and mated the two front ends together so that you couldn't really tell if it was coming or going??

                        Joe
                        Austin Tx.
                        Welcome to the forum Joe..

                        As Yoda said, "Do as you must."

                        Well if it has been done before, It will not hurt to do it again..

                        Your version might be a better one than before.. Who knows..

                        Also, as with MOPARS, it is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

                        But, many here love their Studebakers.. And I mean "Loooovvvvvve" them,

                        To most here, doing a modification as a gimmick or gag may seem offensive.

                        Think out of the box, not an old cliche as "cant tell if its coming or going!!"

                        What ever you come up with for a Studebaker, one thing is for certain. When you go to a show, you will be in the 1% not showing up in a Big 3 car..






                        And Craigs suggestion..


                        And as for Dr Dolittle... Worked for an airplane
                        Last edited by SScopelli; 01-21-2016, 11:17 AM. Reason: Added Craigs preference from #13

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SScopelli View Post
                          I think I like this one better: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...-Kitbash-Candy

                          Craig

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