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Barn find--Studebaker drag car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 52stude43, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. 52stude43
    Joined: Aug 27, 2008
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    got a tip from a friend about a Studebaker drag car, he found it in Southwest MN> . the owner said that his brother had it down in Ark. and it used to race at a few tracks down there , so we went to take a look , and bring a trailer just in case , when we got there , WOW there it was , the car has stickers from Centerville Ark. dragways and a few from Thunder Valley in Marion , SD. , it was raced with a Stude 289 and 4 Spd. . not currently in the car :( but his brother still has it down south from what he says , the car has 2 fiberglass front fenders with it and Fenton 5 spokes , looks like it had a small tank in the trunk but that is not there . anybody remember this car down Ark. way , the color under the primer is a Torquise blue . we did bring it home:D
     

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  2. khead47
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    You brought the barn home?
     
  3. 52stude43
    Joined: Aug 27, 2008
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    here she is:D:D
     

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  4. 52stude43
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    loaded up to head home
     

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  5. RICKY~RICARDO
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    from Milwaukee

  6. young'n'poor
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    from Anoka. MN

    Pretty cool looking car! The scavengers car club in the cities here race a stude to, but it's got a mouse motor in it...


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  7. Nice find. Studes were a good looking car. Good luck with finding its history. If it was raced someone on here seen it.
     
  8. studeynut
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    Wow, great looking car. What are the plans?
     
  9. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    good looking car,good luck
     
  10. 52stude43
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    If we could find some history on the car we would like to put it back the way it was raced , color , lettering if it had any , etc...... other wise wash it off and dump a motor in it and have fun
     
  11. Stormin' Norman1
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    Good start for a project. Have fun
     
  12. jkeesey
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    I had the same model car sitting outside my shop here for 6 months. It was all original needing alot of work and nowhere near as cool since it was owned by a little old school teacher and not a racer.
     
  13. Offset
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    from Canada

    Man, nice find. Great looking car hopefully you can get the drivetrain for it.
     
  14. RICKY~RICARDO
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    from Milwaukee

    See if you can remove the primer to reveal any lettering?
     
  15. RainierHooker
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    Sweet Stew. I have lusted over 53/54's for a long time...
     
  16. 52stude43
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    hopefully this weekend the kid might try to see whats under the primer , there are a lot of spots just flaking off so hopefully we can find something under the primer
     
  17. 48fordnut
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    Save the Wheels!!!:):) Nice find.
     
  18. 52stude43
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    yep the wheels are stayin on the car:D
     
  19. chubbie
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    I'm glad to see it has black fenders, or it could be MY studebaker! it's hiding in a barn TOO!

    It's great to have a friend that finds ALL this COOL shit all over SW MINN!!!
     
  20. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Congrats!! Cool find!
     
  21. chevy54man
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    from NC

    Love that car, that's an awesome find!
     
  22. teejay99
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    Never had one but always liked the mid 50's styling . Nice find !

    T
     
  23. paco
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    from Atlanta

    Nice score on the stud & that trailer .... right on the mark to tow that rig!!!
     
  24. ss34coupe
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    Another cool barn find! Congrats!
     
  25. 1965L79SS
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    I've always like those car's... great find!
     
  26. racer756
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    Very cool score!
     
  27. black 62
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    from arkansas

    that is the stude we all like...
     
  28. 52stude43
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    bump for the weekend crowd , anyone down south remember the car , pics ??
     
  29. woodbutcher
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    :D Love them 53-55 Studes.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  30. My wife has an uncle not far from the Centerville area who very well may remember. He's been racing for the last 50 years in that neck of the woods.

    He is currently in the hospital, just had surgery Two days ago. When he is home and on the mend, will send him the pics. See if he remembers the Stude.

    Johnnie.
     

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