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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODSURFER, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Yes. According to the Kustomrama site, the purchase price was $82, 250.
    (And Ditto on the grille!)
     
  2. This truck was built by Tony Farnetti up in Idaho way back when. It is a little over the top, but that's what I dig about it.

    A friend of mine (and Tony) told me a story about the truck. If I recall correctly, Tony was down in L.A. for a car show or something and got rear ended in it. I believe it was a hit and run, but I could be wrong. Anyway, Tony limped it home all smashed up and was determined to fix it. Well, we all know that Studey beds don't exactly grow on trees these days and he couldn't get another one. He had an Olds Toronado out in "the back 40" and had the idea to use the front clip for his new bed. Like it or hate it, you have to give the guy credit for coming up with a solution to a problem using only what was available.

    Tony is a hell of a nice guy. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the KOA Red Rock Nationals in Moab back in '99. He took me for a cruise on Main street in his chopped, kustom '35 Ford taildragger and I've never been the same since. One day I WILL have a chopped kustom of some sort.

    As for the Stude, it has been redone and is up for sale right here in the classifieds. Great truck, but the asking price is alot of moola.............E


    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=756750
     
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  4. THE_DUDE
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    That 50 is mine. Here are a few more
     

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  5. bonez
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    Dont remember if i already told you or not, but that bed cover and the exhaust cut out is rather bad ass. Plus, i love that it rolls on cragars. It came a long way.
     
  6. bonez
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    I dont wanna sound like a hater but as nice as the interior and paint are they killed it with those bed changes. The toronado bed is no more, althou its listed in the classified, and the exhaust on the fins that could have been made functional for max cool factor have been erased. Now it looks like "any other" custom bed.

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  7. bonez
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  8. Wardog
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    I saw this at chopped. Really nice truck, very understated.

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  10. Dreddybear
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    I like it more. The reason is Because I thought the Toronado part was too new. Now can see this truck being built earlier. Way cool truck regardless!
     


  11. sweet!
     
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  13. Here's a shot of a "truck" that I'd started building in my teens, forgot about for twenty odd years and have dragged it out in the past year. Still pondering if I should attack the goofy thing again?
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    Really got me thinking when I saw this bitchin' Studebaker with the box made out of a

    hood etc...
     
  14. N.Ozols
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    Oh, that lines up pretty well already, I'd say you should go for it!
     
  15. not mine
     

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  16. damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

    I have some early 'little' books that show some awsome trucks,just gotta get em scanned....
     
  17. shopdawg
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    My 39 ford kustom kabover built in my garage, lots of body mods as well as a homebuilt box and running boards. still working on it.
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  18. Kato Kings
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    My 62 Uni.
     

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  19. THE_DUDE
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    Man this could be so cool. Im no photo shopper but here is what I see could be a solution to the profile problem
     

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  20. THE_DUDE
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    Thanks man I try and make it better along the way
     
  21. MEDDLER1
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    Man there are some great looking trucks on here!
     
  22. Need MORE!!!
     

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  23. koolkemp
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    Go for it Chris !!


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  24. Millhead
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    Here is my '48 Mercury, flathead power straight through the lakers, T5 trans, gives me 18 mpg. Drive it lots and having a blast:)[​IMG]
     
  25. bonez
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    You should totally do it Chris S.!
     
  26. fat141
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    Good style there mate:)
    Rod
     
  27. stole these from the cool truck thread-truck belongs(?) to Hamb member Frank32
     

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  28. coupe man
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    Great thread Hotrodsurfer.Lots of food for thought here.
     
  29. devilleish
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    I agree. My '55 is going under the knife with a chop, section, and molded-in Fleetside bed. I just don't see enough wild Task Force trucks anywhere I look.
     
  30. Ralphies54
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    Might as well throw mine in the mix. Semi-custom yet streetable although the ass end needs to come down a bit.
     

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