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'39-'42 Studebaker Gasser Photos

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Panneton Bros. Racing, May 22, 2009.

  1. shaffer
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    oldsrocket's 40 stude, living in West Virginia now. Street-legal and 4 speed.
     

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  2. 58pontiac
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    Mustang II cut out and gone, straight axle in. Officially a gasser project.

    Installing a wider rear, then radius the NOS fenders for tire clearance.
    Tried to get out easy by placing the springs under the frame....wasn't happening, car sat way-way too high, so I had to make spring perches on the outside of the frame rails to move the springs up higher to lower the nose a tad.
     

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  3. 58pontiac
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    Yes, but I had them substitute a pair of their 26" long T bucket springs in place of the 31" long springs that come in the kit.
    The Stude has a fairly short snout, and the longer spring would have caused a ton of issues. Would have had to mount them as close to the backside of the fenders as possible, then you would either have to drill a new centering pin hole further forward, or make spring pads with an offset hole to place the axle further ahead on the spring to get it located correctly in the wheel opening.

    The short spring made this really easy.
     
  4. exterminator
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    Thanks for the info
     
  5. 58pontiac
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    Your welcome, glad to be of some help.
     
  6. Danny G
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    I welded a 4 inch piece of 2x3 tubing over the end of the frame so I could use longer springs
     
  7. 58pontiac
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    I also inserted a 2x3 tube into the end of the frame rails which brought it out to within 1/2 inch of the fenders, and the spring shackles are right behind the fenders,as far forward as I could place them. Might still have to drill a new centering pin hole to "cheat" the wheelbase ahead another 3/4-1 inch. It looks o.k. as is, but I think I want it located just a touch further forward.
     
  8. 58pontiac
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    [GALLERY=] zStude2.jpg zStude.jpg [/GALLERY]In epoxy primer now.
     
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  9. Follow Build.
    If you would like to follow the Super Stude's build, it's on racingjunk.com and my handle is gasserted.
    Just ask to be Friend.
     
  10. 354valiant
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    Thoughts...?!? Restoration... For Colson's Legacy, Kool Azz ride!
     

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  12. ^^^I agree with coololdcars^^^
    ron colson stude.jpg ron colsons stude gasser.jpg
     
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  13. vanherrb
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    why studebaker gassers ? you may ask....answer,,,low weight...
    the stude engineers in 1939 were ordered to reduce weight,,and add strength,,,
    for the purpose of mpg,,, the stude ad sales people pitched the fact that stude was the mpg leader of the time in mid size cars..
    and a 1941 champion 4 door scaled only 2520 lbs. a coupe 2450 ,,,with a x-member frame for stiffness,,,on a 110 inch wheelbase...
    so for the hot rodder,,, a 20 to 50 dollar stude car versus 400 for a rare willys coupe,,only 100 lbs lighter
     
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  14. ...Ron Colson's Stude will be getting restored back to 62 specs...
    2018 meltdown 117.jpg
     
  15. gasser-a-go-go
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    Oh my god that car is awesome!!!!!! tapatalk_1543287455185.jpeg tapatalk_1543287444812.jpeg

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
     
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  16. Ron Colson's Stude has a VW Bug front suspension.
     
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  17. gasser-a-go-go
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    I see that now

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  18. 7F83F953-C834-4234-BE8A-A2BBBC6A6FCB.jpeg Photo from the early 70’s taken at OCIR / Orange County International Raceway in Orange County, Ca. Photo credit to Auto Imagery Inc.
     
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  19. 354valiant
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  20. The Bomber
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    from mass.

     
  21. The Bomber
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    Orange Ade was originally built and raced by Ed Stegena. Ran an unusual combination of a small block Chevy mated to a Pushbutton torqueflite. He sold it when he opened a transmission shop. There is a great piece on it wirhhome moviescand interviews with Ed on the dvd Gassers Galore from Beeonvideo- he is also on their other dvd Gassers of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s when he ran an early 50’s Chevy and. 55 Chevy.
     

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