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My '51 Stude

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Raymond Loewy, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Raymond Loewy
    Joined: Jan 29, 2013
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    Raymond Loewy
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    Hi,

    I have had my arm twisted to show you guys some photos of my '51 Studebaker Commander. I say mine but I sold it to my father a few years ago where it is enjoying a lovely retirement - Dad has been using it as it is more comfortable than his 32 Roadster :p . I am now on the hunt for a new car but just cannot work out what I want!
    A big thanks to Atomic Mudshark for all the work he put in to this car about 13? years ago. I was a 20 something year old and was on a very tight budget. He worked wonders on the car and came up with some great solutions to some of the problems we encountered.
    I drove it for the first time in a couple of years over Christmas and I think I am still smiling :D
     

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  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I like it,clean look with nice color too.:D
    I hate the rims and tire size,to me they really look wrong:eek:only thing I'd change.
     
  3. cmyhtrod
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    from ct

    I drove a stock '51 Commander in high school. Flathead 6 & automatic, yeah it was slow as hell but got great gas mileage..
     
  4. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665

    lawman
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    Nice little "Stude" !!!!
     

  5. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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    aircap
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    Nice Studebaker.
    Interesting bumper, too.
     
  6. Fringe
    Joined: Jul 16, 2011
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    Fringe
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    from Sacramento

    I like it, nicely done.
     
  7. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    I have a page for this car on my Bullet Nose Paradise website. I'm not sure if the info I have is current and don't know if it was converted to RHD. I've also wondered what that front bumper is off of.

    The URL for the page is Roy Fregon. I will update the page to document that it's a Commander.
     
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  8. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
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    Bad Eye Bill
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    from NB Canada

    Nice Stude.

    I agree about the wheels, definitely don't suit the car.
     
  9. Raymond Loewy
    Joined: Jan 29, 2013
    Posts: 13

    Raymond Loewy
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    Thanks guys :)

    Bullet Nose - I am Roy's daughter. It was converted to RHD, using a Studebaker Landcruiser dashboard. The front bumper is the original bumper. We removed the front pan, cut the bumper in to segments and moulded back along the front of the car.
    These photos give you a better idea of how it was done. Also show the car with moons on it.

    So what sort of wheels do you guys think I should be looking at?
    Am considering ghost flames at this stage too :)
     

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  10. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I like the moons:D,but it's hard to beat stock Study cones for style,lots even use those on other customs as well.:cool::D
     
  11. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
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    Interesting touch with the front bumper. They are usually removed because they stick out front so far.

    The rims may not be for this site but to me they look fine. The chrome has been painted and you are thinking of ghost flames. I think the rims will be fine. It is a little street roddy but has a very nice, clean look.

    Back to what is important, build it the way you like it.

    Neal
     
  12. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    I agree and that's why I moved mine 5" closer to the fenders. Of course, now the bullet sticks out farther than the bumper.
     
  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    I like the wheels on it for some reason, normally I hate modern wheels on old cars.

    And the nose on these always remind me of Topo Gigio. :)
     
  14. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    Do you have any photos of what the rear end looks like? Any custom features there?
     

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