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1947 Studebaker Convertible Sleeper

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Limey Steve, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,523

    Limey Steve
    Alliance Vendor
    from Whittier

    We had the pleasure of turning a rare Stude (only 2200 convertibles built in '47) into a driver. This particular car is family owned , owned now by John & Gabby Gordon, was bought new by his mother in-law , restored by his brother in law & given to Gabby. As it did not go , steer or stop in stock form John had us do some rework.
    We installed a 350 700R4 combo along with a 9" rear & a Must II IFS. We were careful to keep as much of the original look as possible, Wheelsmith even had the original clips so we could use the original hub caps.
    The amazing features are , curved 1 piece w/shield , electric power top & a start system that is a clutch pedal operated starter button. In original use you switch on the ign, depress the clutch pedal , this not only hits the starter with the clutch disengaged but also put on the brakes for hill starts 1947 technology. What a great car to drive now.


    [​IMG]I'll post some detailed shots later today.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  2. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,178


    Very nice! I like that you have made modifications that will make the car operate well yet have retained the stock look. Good job!
  3. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,382

    from New York

    NIce Job, and quite the kool ride fer sure
  4. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    Nicely done.
    Studebaker had great engineering for a little company.

  5. flash3
    Joined: Aug 29, 2010
    Posts: 3


    Great ride 350 with 700r4 did you change front clip or use different engine cradel? please let me know.
  6. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    He said he used a Must. II in it.

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