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  • Giving Buttercup a rest. Back on The Studelac

    I'm back on the Studelac. Thinking it may have a full cage, wide 5 hubs and wheels, Ten inch DOT dirt track tires, radius-ed wheel wells, and slammed. He may have to get a name change too. I'm thinking LS5 with a six speed. Wrapped with advertising and numbers. In other words, a street legal old style dirt track car. But with windows and lights.
    Last edited by Jerry Forrester; 04-26-2016, 02:11 PM. Reason: To subscribe
    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk


  • #2
    Sounds good to me.

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    • #3
      Nothing wrong with that,...but I'd rather see a basically stock '53-'55 C/K, with a fifties 331-365-390 CI Caddy under that sleek hood backed up by a Cad-LaSalle or Packard trany!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
        Nothing wrong with that,...but I'd rather see a basically stock '53-'55 C/K, with a fifties 331-365-390 CI Caddy under that sleek hood backed up by a Cad-LaSalle or Packard trany!
        That would be so kool.
        Why don't you build one of those so we can follow along via the forum and tell you at every step, "You shouldn't do it that way, I would prefer you did it this way". ;-)
        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
          That would be so kool.
          Why don't you build one of those so we can follow along via the forum and tell you at every step, "You shouldn't do it that way, I would prefer you did it this way". ;-)
          Whoops!...sorry Jerry,...it was only a suggestion!

          Any news on that '55 Speedster you found?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
            Whoops!...sorry Jerry,...it was only a suggestion!

            Any news on that '55 Speedster you found?
            I went by there several times but have never made contact with the owner. I leave notes on the door to no avail.
            Jerry Forrester
            Forrester's Chrome
            Douglasville, Georgia

            See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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            • #7
              Mocking up the hub/rotor and caliper brackets.
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              Jerry Forrester
              Forrester's Chrome
              Douglasville, Georgia

              See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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              • #8
                Worked on him again today. Some machine work on the lathe and a whole lot of ciphering and head scratching. It's a little bit closer but not much.
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                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
                  That would be so kool.
                  Why don't you build one of those so we can follow along via the forum and tell you at every step, "You shouldn't do it that way, I would prefer you did it this way". ;-)
                  Relax man, no need to be a jerk about it. It was only a suggestion... and a good one at that.
                  Last edited by evilhawk; 04-26-2016, 09:57 PM.

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                  • #10
                    When your tired of it will you sell it to me cheap?

                    Lol, It sounds fun!

                    Dean.

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                    • #11
                      I won't. But you might get a good deal on it at the estate sale when I'm dead and gone. :-)
                      Jerry Forrester
                      Forrester's Chrome
                      Douglasville, Georgia

                      See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                      • #12
                        Great idea. A member of our chapter has a '53 coupe with a Caddy CTS-V engine thus it could be called a Studelac. Now I don't know much about late model GM engines but isn't one sort of LS engine or another? Anyway good luck with the dirt track Stude for the street. I really like the idea of those hubs.
                        Joe Roberts
                        '61 R1 Champ
                        '65 Cruiser
                        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Joe.
                          I got a bit more ciphering done Thursday and Friday.
                          Here's a pic from Thursday. I didn't get one for Friday.
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                          Jerry Forrester
                          Forrester's Chrome
                          Douglasville, Georgia

                          See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                          • #14
                            A bit more progress.

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                            Last edited by Jerry Forrester; 07-06-2017, 04:13 PM.
                            Jerry Forrester
                            Forrester's Chrome
                            Douglasville, Georgia

                            See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                            • #15
                              Wide fives, neat! Need a couple more shots!!!

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