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Art & Inspiration Homemade Roadster Pickups

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Apenaut, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Apenaut
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
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    I'd like to see some inspirational pix of "homemade" roadster pickups made out of touring cars or phaetons. Pix can either be vintage or of member's own creations. Bonus for luxury cars turned into roadster wreckers!

    I'll start with an early 20's custom Studebaker pickup, a shop-built Studebaker wrecker and a nice survivor Chevy rod.
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  2. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
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    Working on this one now.
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  3. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
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    from Motown

    Would like to see more of that under-slung.
     
  4. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
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    Yup, that's pretty neat, lot's to like there. I dig the intake/exhaust setup on the slant
     
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  5. bobbytnm
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    Posted my heap before. Here it is again. :)
     
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  7. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    from Alberta

    Mine. 26 Touring cowl and doors I built the rest. Then I narrowed a reproduction A tailgate 4” and fabbed the bed.

    Home built frame and pretty much everything else.

    Presently going back together after paint and shiny stuff.
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  8. I’m in defiantly subscribed this is my plan for next build Hobo Jim
     
  9. Felix 40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2011
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    from Wisconsin

    I built mine from cut down coupe body, shortened the doors to make it close to Roadster pickup dimensions. MVC-206S.JPG MVC-548S.JPG MVC-554S.JPG r2.JPG
     
  10. justabeater37
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
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    from Iowa

    Still need to finish this one up. Started with a front half of a touring but ended up reskinning it keeping only the substructure. Built everything but part of the grille shell and the hood from flat sheet. IMG_0050.PNG
     
  11. jetnow1
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    1. A-D Truckers

    BobW- MN will allow you to register with that scrubline?
     
  12. Stovebolt
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    I found these photos on eBay some time ago - Original parts are limited to the grill, and the closed Car cowl, the rest is home made
     
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  13. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
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    No inspection in Minnesota. Here's rear suspension mock up. I usually don't post my builds here.
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  14. Apenaut
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
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    Thanks everyone for your pictures. They're helping with my decisions for the direction of my project. Here's my reason for starting this thread:
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    It's a 1929 Studebaker frame, fenders and running board aprons with '27 Stude radiator and shell and a '24 Studebaker Light Six touring car body front half. I also have a better cowl and windshield stanchions to graft on later:

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    I definitely want to do a pickup, but I don't know if I would rather buy a metal bed or make a wood one. I'm not ready to do a build thread yet. I still want to work on parts gathering and project direction first.

    Here's a couple more Studebaker shots I have for my inspiration, even though they aren't roadsters:
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  15. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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    from Minn. uSA

    Hope you're planning a Stude mill. :D . You'll like it even better. & a proper-era-styled wood bed would be "the BERRIES"... :D .
    Marcus...
     
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  16. Apenaut
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
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    Oh yes, I have a 170 cu straight 6 for it out of a '59 Lark. Here's a preview:

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  17. jakesbackyard
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from ND
    1. Upholstery

    Some nicely done rpu’s. Here’s the one I built from a Tudor in the early 90’s. Home built box.

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  18. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
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    from indiana

    built this one a few years ago from a shit bucket.
     

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