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    Bill Foy
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    1953 Starlight Coupe

  • #2
    Really pretty Studebaker Bill! You have to be very proud to own that beauty. Awesome underside...Mike
    Mike - Assistant Editor, Turning Wheels
    Fort Worth, TX


    1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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    • #3
      Lovely. I like the period look with the wire wheels. It would be awesome if it had a period Caddy engine.
      Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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      • #4
        It does...1996 LT1 used in Corvettes, Chevy Impala SS, Buick Roadmasters and Cadillac Fleetwoods
        Bill Foy
        1000 Islands, Ontario
        1953 Starlight Coupe

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        • #5
          Really nice car! Got any 3/4 pics from the front side, and some of the interior showing the seats? cheers, junior
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          1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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          • #6
            Lovely job. Hope to see it in person this summer. Whats next? We all know 1 is not enough.
            Bob
            Bob
            Welland Ontario
            60 Lark Convertible
            64 Daytona
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            "They were meant to be driven ... so keep on cruizin"

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            • #7
              What did you do to the frame? Charlie

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              • #8
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                Bill Foy
                1000 Islands, Ontario
                1953 Starlight Coupe

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                • #9
                  That’s beautiful!! Very well done

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful car! I like all the attention to detail. What would you call your theme ? Or era simulated ? Is it a resto mod to you? Beautiful car !

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                    • #11
                      How did you get the x member in there?
                      Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the positive comments....the "theme" is nothing more than what would Studebaker have done if they had not taken the plunge . I have always loved the 53's style so the exterior is mostly untouched, except for perhaps shaving a few badges and relocating the gas filler. The interior is mostly Mercedes with a few Studebaker accents.

                        To the walgamuth's question....it really is quite simple, undo all the bits attached to the frame and lift the body off....X member drops right in.
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                        Bill Foy
                        1000 Islands, Ontario
                        1953 Starlight Coupe

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                        • #13
                          Did I miss something? Sorry if I did...What did the x/ member come from?

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                          • #14
                            An Avanti.....the only part worth saving
                            Bill Foy
                            1000 Islands, Ontario
                            1953 Starlight Coupe

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                            • #15
                              Looks nice!
                              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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