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History Jim Lynch's 1953 Studebaker

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Jim Lynch's 1953 Studebaker

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  2. Tim
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    What color is the Kansas car? A soft green?
     
  3. Ryan
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    Yeah... I remember it being a flat green with white scallops...
     
  4. Tim
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    maybe Travis aka Royboyproductions would have a shot. There's a soft iridescent onenthat runs around over there in pretty sure.

    Can't recall his hamb handle... thought it was Travis from Kansas but it's not popping up when I try to tag him @travisfromkansas
     
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  5. Ryan
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    I'm going through my archives now... Here's a couple of good ones I found:

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  6. travisfromkansas
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    Hub's son Kris is the owner. Last time I visited Hub & Gloria's it was in the garage there.

    I think it's a flat orange with cream colored scallops and a chop top.
     
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  7. Ryan
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    I found it!!! In my mind's eye, this car was green... turns out, my mind's eye was wrong. It was orange:

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  8. Ryan
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    YES!!!! Thank you!
     
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  9. Ryan
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    More from the archives...

    Dave-syuckey-1953-studebaker-pickup.jpg

    Eugene-riggs-1953-studebaker.jpg

    Gary-elmore-1953-studebaker-custom6.jpg

    Jack-Preston-1953-Studebaker-2.jpg

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  10. Ryan
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    A few more and I'll stop...

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    (a good example of a water mark that drives me crazy... but I love the AHRF, so I won't remove it)

    Don-chapman-1954-studebaker4mq25.jpg

    1953-Studebaker-Coupe-outside-the-Pan-Pacific-Auditorium.jpg

    (best for last ^^)
     
  11. travisfromkansas
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    The white one with the fins was a Dave Stuckey build. They are 59? El Camino? quarters that he somehow got right when the new cars they came off of hit the streets.


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  12. Ryan
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    Yeah, I think he cut that car up? I read that somewhere...
     
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    Last time I went to his place I think he said he still has the quarters. The car got wrecked or something and that's all he has left. I guess I should just go try to interview him and get all of these questions answered.


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  15. Rolleiflex
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    This one is my all-time favorite!

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  16. Ryan
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    Hell yeah... that car is amazing.
     
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  17. Never get tired of those Studes!I had a 53 starlight in High school 1966.left for tech school in Phoenix 1967 and dad sold it.Wish I could get it back.Thanks for all the photos.
     
  18. theHIGHLANDER
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    We're seeing it the same, the feature car. Even before I started reading I wasn't feeling the back window loss either. It fights with the effect Lowey penciled in to the design. I always prefer the HT vs sedan, and even though they don't require a chop I think it benefits with a really conservative effort. You know, a trim vs a full haircut;) Still, is there any other car that looks as 'at home' on the salt? I think not...
     
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  19. jroberts
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    Here is another interesting custom '54 Coupe made into a UTE type vehicle. Dick Stienkamp found the car and resurrecting it.
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    Look at the middle of this picture and you will see the Kart Hauler in 1959 Roadster Show.
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  21. Sinister
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    This might be the reason for the "minds-eye green"?
    studebaker-56-14.jpg Tom-bacon-1953-studebaker2.jpg
    Photos by whatever that watermark says, lol

    I could never chop mine. I have a friend who's 6'3" and doesn't fit in it as it is...

    But- That hasn't stopped me from trying to fix the roof in my art program.
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  22. Sinister
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    Ok- I failed-
    This is the car I thought of when Ryan mentioned "green" 8244134835_b9390db2dc_o.jpg
     
  23. TALLAN
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    53 and 54 had such clean lines and they do not need much help... IMG_7024.JPG
     
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  24. HRS
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    Considering that these Studes are such classic hot rod fodder, I still see decent projects popping up on CL at surprisingly low prices. Granted these are not early Fords or tri-five Chevys, were every part and procedure is available online, I am still surprised that one can obtain what looks like a decent start for a few Gs.
     
  25. Ryan
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    Hard to beat black...
     
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  26. Marty Strode
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    I learned just how "cool", and " hot" that era of Studebaker could be in 1960. My oldest Brother Jerry was in the Navy, and stationed in San Diego, 1150 miles from home. We waited with anticipation for his return home on leave that Summer. I can still remember the rumble of the 283 Chevy engine when he pulled up in front of the house, in a flat-white 53 Stude Hardtop. The first thing he did was lift the hood, and expose the 6X2 Edelbrock manifold with 4 Stromberg 48's, Mallory ignition, and Corvette valve covers. We quickly learned about Schiefer flywheels, Crower cams, and Ansen Posi-shift shifters. It was a rocket ship compared to what we were used to. Today, in his mid 70's he has 3 in his inventory, 2 coupes and a flat-white hardtop with modern running gear (6 speed), that he drives with reckless abandon, just like the old days ! 2012-08-10 115737.jpg
     
  27. Tim
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    Wow, I never realized how different those cars look with a different grill. Really changes the overall look.
     
  28. dana barlow
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    Love Studys,custom grills can be EZ mounted too high or too big an really kind of mess up the low an speedy look I think,so art wise the custom grill can be a misstake or good to me. This red custom conv. one is my fav. not much custom other then what I think is better,on a car design that I think of as near perfect to start with. Studys 55 Speedster was my super fav. tell the Avanti 1413_GNWN08.jpg
     
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  29. Blues4U
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    Yes! I love these cars. I was first introduced to the Studie Silverhawk when I was just about 13 years old or so, in the very early 70's. My older cousin who lived in the Bay Area had one, and we were visiting for a wedding and he had to take my brother and I to the wedding rehearsal in it. What a cool car that was! I never forgot that and always looked fondly at them. Later on when I was older we used to go camping at El Mirage dry lake to ride dirt bikes, and often our trips coincided with the SCTA events there, so I went to many of those events just because we were there to ride dirt bikes. And those 50's Studies were very popular there. Those cars have remained favorites of mine, and recently I've been looking at a couple of Silver Hawks and a couple of Commanders to possibly pick one up. Unfortunately the engines get swapped out a lot, so many of them have 350 SBC's in them, and I'd really prefer to stick with the Studie V8 if I can. The SBC may not be a deal breaker, but it does mark it down in my perception.
     
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