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Custom: 1952 studebaker truck build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coffin creeper, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. coffin creeper
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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    This build is a full custom 52 stude truck as if done in the late 50's early 60's. Proportions are key, there is such a thing as to much or to far. I am still learning when it comes to sheet metal work, but I feel that I have an eye for recognizing bad work so I will not let anything below par go with the best of my abilities to make it right. The start of this thread is a couple of months behind the start of the build so there are a lot of pics to start. It was a daily driver before I tore into it with a 283 and turbo 350. Started with S-10 front clip(stock springs) and camaro rear end with 6" de-arched leafs as well as 7" z'd frame. The top has 2" cut out of it and a 53 olds dash going in now. The front end hopefully here soon will be getting 2" dropped spindles and block the rear accordingly . The ride height will be a good 3" of clearance. Hope My build gets you pumped for your own project as some others on the Hamb do for me.
     

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  2. coffin creeper
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    more pics
     

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  3. coffin creeper
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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    even more pics
     

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  4. aircap
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    Way cool R-series pickemup!
     

  5. gatz
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    NICE work !...
    that dash is gonna really look nice in there

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  6. Rocky Famoso
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    Yer' off to a good start.
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  7. j conrad
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    lookin freakin awsome
     
  8. coffin creeper
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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    Fitting in the dash.
     

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  9. exterminator
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    Bitchen,Luv those studes.
     
  10. sololobo
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    Nice truck bro, top looks real nice lowered. Show us more as it progresses. Rock on man. ~sololobo~
     
  11. Nice job cool trucks for sure. Any idea on a grill treatment? tailights?
     
  12. scarliner
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    from Macon Mo.

    Im liking your concept, and it looks like your doing some great work, should be a killer truck when done.I have a dream and a few pieces of one of these trucks, hope to get together one day.Keep it up looks great.
     
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  13. Falcon Sprint
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    I have always loved Studebakers, especially the trucks. They look smooth and cool even stock. Yours should look awesome!
     
  14. Marten
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    Yeah...cool build!
     
  15. coffin creeper
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    thanks. I am using a modified 53 olds grille and bumper with some standard looking headlights( similar to shoebox headlights, not sure what they came off of). The deck lid will be a hood and tops of fenders from a 58 dodge, and 57 mercury tail lights. I want to split the front bumper and have split bumper look in the rear with a big roll pan look. the olds bumper is really heavy looking and I want to lighten it up visually, but it has not been mocked up since the truck was lowered or chopped so everything could change.
     
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  16. coffin creeper
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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    Dash column drop finally done: 60-66 chevy truck steering column shortened 5" with a 61 impala wheel and a custom mount. Extended column cover to fit flush to mount. A little bit custom and a little industrial.
     

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  17. tragic59
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    You're off to a great start.
     
  18. Nice work! Glad to see someone else building a custom truck. I look forward to seeing the updates.


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  19. Shane Spencer
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    cool truck man. keep up the good progress
     
  20. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    lookin good,dash is nice
     
  21. TexasSpeed
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    I love Studes, I love customs, so it makes sense that I love Studebaker customs. A late '40's or '50's custom pick-up is on my bucket list of cars to build one day.

    You're off to a flying start with this one.


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  22. BarryA
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    Looks good - some really neat work there. A friend of mine just finished this one:
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    He fitted a '57 Chev dash I had lying around - I like the Olds one better!
    It is (unfortunately?) a frame swap and he's running an Isuzu diesel - but it's his shop truck and is out there getting driven....
     

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  23. stude_trucks
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    Very nice project, highly approve. ^^^BarryA, your buddy's truck above is very nice as well^^^ Cool photo, I'm saving that for my desktop and inspiration if you don't mind.
     
  24. coffin creeper
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    Franken Chevord S-Tang II Done! S-10 front end with 2" drop spindles reamed to fit mustang II tie rod ends for rack.
     

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  25. L7
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    I'll be keeping an eye on your build. This looks like it will prove to be very interesting.
    Keep us up to date on your progress! L7
     
  26. coffin creeper
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    Put blocks on the rear end and notched the frame, just need to box it up. Once the front springs settle I will drop the rear some more to keep a negative rake.
    I may have to widen the bed a little to get a bit more clearance in those really round fenders. Happy with how it sits now!!
     

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  27. hopped up
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    from So Cal

    Interesting S10 clip with rack...
     
  28. jammersspeed
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    from herman mn.

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