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  • How in the he11?

    How in the world can these monstrosities be titled as a Studebaker? There's nothing even remotely Studebaker about them![B)] I've seen a few of these at car shows and IMO they are the UGLIEST kit cars I've ever seen! (Climbing down off my soap box now.)

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  • #2
    What are these made from? PT Cruisers?


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    • #3
      If you check back about 6 weeks ago, you will find several posts by the maker of these kits. He may still be lurking and respond. [}]

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      • #4
        Certainly nothing studebaker about them...but I think they are one of the BEST looking kits out there (and a high quality one to boot)

        Funny how tastes differ. Some love Avantis, some don't. Some own Stude 4 doors, some wouldn't be seen in one. It's a good thing we don't all like exactly the same thing. It would be a pretty boring hobby [^]


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        • #5
          I find it ugly, too - the front end looks cartoonish, like someone with a huge nose.

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          • #6
            Chevy S-10 chassis.
            If you hung that much fiberglass on a PT Cruiser it would smash the suspension flat[}][:0][B)]
            Jeff[8D]


            quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

            What are these made from? PT Cruisers?
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            • #7
              they look more like a lincoln than a studebaker they are smaller than a real 39

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              • #8
                But I still don't understand how they can be titled as Studebakers, when they were orginally S-10s?

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by StudHawk60

                  But I still don't understand how they can be titled as Studebakers, when they were orginally S-10s?
                  Me too ......Definitely NOT a Studebaker !

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                  • #10
                    Such a simple question....
                    They jammed the Studebaker name on it to differentiate it from a '37 Ford clone pickup.
                    In the clonemobile world, the name means ten times more...
                    Studebaker has got a romantic and nostalgic name attached to it.
                    They are glomming on to the name.
                    The only people it ticks off are those that crave purity in the Studebaker name a/o lineage.
                    The only truly bad thing about this clonemobile is that it will use up some good NOS trim pieces and badging.
                    Getting mad is futile.
                    It feeds the attention gene the builders are shooting for.
                    Imagine how Carroll Shelby feels...
                    Jeff[8D]


                    quote:Originally posted by StudHawk60

                    But I still don't understand how they can be titled as Studebakers, when they were orginally S-10s?
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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by StudHawk60

                      But I still don't understand how they can be titled as Studebakers, when they were orginally S-10s?
                      Every state is different. I would say MOST wouldn't title it as a '39 Studebaker. Some will. I think Arkansas will title anything anyway you want it titled. Either way, it doesn't bother me any.

                      Dick Steinkamp
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                      • #12
                        I too think it's cartoonish, but that's kinda the point. They started with a '39 CE for inspiration, then went on from there. Think "Chezoom" or "Frankenstude". Not everyone can own and drive a real Studebaker, and this is an OK second choice.

                        As for how it's titled as a '39 Studebaker, what about all those '32-34 Fords and '66 Cobras with no parts more than a couple years old?


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                        • #13
                          Well, to put a positive spin on things, its suffice to say we're not alone:

                          The truck may have some resemblance to a Stepside or Fleetside, but its packing a 350 and modern Silverado drivetrain underneath..... [)]


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                          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                          • #14
                            those are kind of cute, but I'd rather have the real thing.

                            Unfortunately, looking around here, it'd be hard enough to find a truck old enough to use as the basis of one of those conversions!

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                            • #15
                              As Dick said, every state is different. In Pa it would need titled as an S10 with a reconstructed title and a state issued VIN number; just like a totalled vehicle bought from an insurance company. On the other hand, if it had a legitimate title from another state as a '39 Studebaker, Pa would probably transfer the title as such.

                              Go figure.

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