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1932 Studebaker Rockne - Rare Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KevinS, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. saltflatwilly
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 156

    saltflatwilly
    Member
    from MASS

    KevinS, Will you be attending the Syracuse nationals? I'm figuring on having my Rockne finished by then and would like to see your car in person. Looks nice!
     
  2. HotRodHighley
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 395

    HotRodHighley
    Member
    from cincy, oh

    Great looking car..something to be proud of!
     
  3. KevinS
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
    Posts: 269

    KevinS
    Member
    from Ohio

    No, unfortunately we will not be there. We will be taking the Willys to most of the places this year. Please send me pictures when your Rockne is done.
     
  4. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197

    teddyp
    Member

    this is so cool my bro,s frist car was a rockne coupe his was the only one i saw till now the one you have is great and the story behine it enjoy the shit out of it
     
  5. saltflatwilly
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 156

    saltflatwilly
    Member
    from MASS

  6. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,449

    manyolcars

    Your car is a street rod. This is not a street rod forum
     
  7. KevinS
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
    Posts: 269

    KevinS
    Member
    from Ohio

    Really? Thanks for the post. Please refrain from looking at this post then since it may be offensive being that it is a street rod. I posted it since it was a historic rebuild of my father's car. This entire post was requested by others on this forum since they wanted to see this car. It wasn't because I had a desire to hear others complain about something that took us 13 years to build and has been in our family since 1968.

    This car has more history behind it than most of the other cars on this site. It won the first Street Rod Nationals and the 40th and has been in Hot Rod Yearbook and over 15 magazines in the past.

    Sorry that it doesn't fit your standards. I was taught at an early age the if I didn't have something positive to say about someone's cars that I was to just keep quiet. It was a great lesson that needs to be passed along.
     
  8. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 617

    goatboy
    Member
    from kansas

    cool car? - check
    history ? - check
    bad ass ? - check
    passed down from dad to son ? - check
    i'm ok with it being here, just cause it has paint on it some want to pick on it, so let 'em i for one am jealous , thanks for sharing the great story





    by the way, cool car
    goatboy
     
  9. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack
    Member

    I think his Rockne is awsome,and it has a great history...
     
  10. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack
    Member

    Hey KevinS,im sure you have these pictures,but i thought the others that are complaining about your car,should see a little history.This is from,Rod Action magazine,January of 1971...Nothing but pure old school hotrod!!!
     

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  11. hdman6465
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 653

    hdman6465
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    Kevin, your Dad was a 1 of a kind. I followed with interest ALL the cars that he built. I see the apple didn't fall far from the tree. If the naysayers had 1/2 the time and talent that is put in your car, they would be crowing like roosters(instead of being ashamed to put their address or pics of their cars) I don't care what they call your car, it is 1st class all the way. Keep it up.
     
  12. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack
    Member

    Amen...
     
  13. Trichop
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 219

    Trichop
    Member
    from Eaton,Ohio

    Some of us "Older" guys still call our cars "Street Rods"
    and also
    we attended "Rod Runs"
    can you explain the difference between a
    Street Rod, Hot Rod, and a "Brat Rod?........LOL

    Give me a break.......
     
  14. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    chevy54man
    Member
    from NC

    Man what a beautiful car you have! I enjoy seeing it regardless of it's "classification"!
     
  15. KevinS
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
    Posts: 269

    KevinS
    Member
    from Ohio

    Thank you for the compliment of my father. He never met someone he didn't like. This car represents him and what he was looking to do with the car, of course, we went a little above and beyond what he would have taken it to back then. I would give the car up or give it away if he could return for one more day!
     
  16. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack
    Member

    Hey KevinS,do you think you could post some pictures of your trunk and or rumble area,mine is almost gone,and i would love to see some pictures of what it is supposed to look like.By the way,did you see the pictures of the magazine your dads car was in,on page two of this thread?
     
  17. sedan33
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 100

    sedan33
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    I agree 'the apple didn't fall far from the tree". Awesome car!
     
  18. KevinS
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
    Posts: 269

    KevinS
    Member
    from Ohio

    Here are some of the trunk area and rear end shots. The body lines are all original. It is a big panel and extends a lot further out than a Ford.

    The rear fenders have been widened to fit a larger tire. I did not want to cut up the body or original fender wells. They were also reworked and built up to be flush with the very back side of the rear panel (flat part). The original fenders are lower than the body section. Hopefully you can see what I am talking about on the picture with the fenders on the car.
     

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  19. KevinS
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
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    KevinS
    Member
    from Ohio

    Here are some more shots of the car on the back side and the trunk area when it was being finished. The gas tank is in the trunk since we didn't want to cut into the body for a gas door. The battery is hidden in one of the quarter panels as is the fuse panel behind the small panel.
     

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  20. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack
    Member

    Thank you KevinS,thats what i needed to see,it was the difference between the rumble and the truck lid,and how the bottom channel is.
     
  21. mikegt4
    Joined: Feb 28, 2011
    Posts: 40

    mikegt4
    Member
    from SW Ohio

    Nice Rockne. The neighbor of my friend in California had a Rockne street rod. Every time that I am out there we go over and visit and look at the Rockne and his other hot rods. Sadly he passed away from cancer a couple of years ago so his son probably has the car now.
     
  22. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    NickJT
    Member
    from S.E. PA

    I'm glad I looked in this thread to gain appreciation for such a beautiful car that I didn't previously know. The body lines and details are unique and outstanding. Congratulations and no doubt your dad would be very proud of you and those who helped you build it.
     
  23. ilikeflatblack
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
    Posts: 139

    ilikeflatblack
    Member
    from HASLET, TX

    Very nice. Thats what i hate about this fucking place. People feel the need to force there own views instead of seeing the accomplishment of finishing a car and putting it on the road. If you cant say something nice, keep your fucking mouth shut. We have enough assholes to deal with on a daily basis. If i want any shit i'll go home and kick the dog and listen to the wife bitch at me. We dont need it here. Thx.... Cool car.
     
  24. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack
    Member

    Sorry,it was January of 1973...
     
  25. 32STUPRES
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 360

    32STUPRES
    Member

    So glad to see the Rockne back on the road...I first met Buzz in Gatlinburg (Mid South Street Rod Roundup) in 1973! I loved the Rockne (purple at the time) and Buzz was a first class gentleman. Later when I finished my 32 Studebaker President, we would park together at times to show the major differences in the Stude and the Rockne...Buzz would be so proud that his son is continuing to enjoy his pride and joy.....Joe
     
  26. Futura63
    Joined: Dec 3, 2011
    Posts: 146

    Futura63
    Member
    from N/W ohio

    A thing of beauty !
     

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  27. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504

    clubcoupe37
    Member

    beautiful car. always liked those rare rockne's. there is a big rockne sedan in town i drool over ever time I see it at shows..good job on the car.
     
  28. Wagonmaster2
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 333

    Wagonmaster2
    Member

    Just went to Houston to pick up a '32 Studebaker Dictator Sedan for some friends of ours. Looks and runs pretty well, has the original straight 8 in it, but it's gonna be a Rod as soon as they get their garage up and the '35 Pickup sold!!
     
  29. KevinS
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
    Posts: 269

    KevinS
    Member
    from Ohio

    I remember seeing your sedan at a number of shows. I always loved how big it was and different. I remember my father saying that he had met you before. Thanks for sharing. I love your car!



     

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