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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by johnstonboys, Feb 21, 2015.
Great cars. Enjoy!
Really nice condition and I am expecting to see it around this area this summer. Don't forget to post when it's on the road!
Very nice...here come some great times!
Oh, sorry, didn't notice it in the threads. What's wrong with a good Y block?
When Brenda's grandmother purchased the wagon brand new it had a inline six and 3 on the tree.
The entire story behind the build is chronicled with the photo's in the album. HRP
Entrusted to be the caretaker.
That is an honor. Congrats!
I would hand polish it as well, bet the paint is quite nice.
You're a lucky man!
There has been a couple of those on here, probably time for one to be a hot rod! Nice car!
I'd have to side with the majority on this one. It's too good of an example to cut up. Even rodders need a stock example around in order to remind us of where our rods came from.
You could still make it into a hot rod, of sorts, by just yanking the hood, fenders and running boards. (Stash those in a safe place.) It doesn't need a chop, and you could fab up a custom, bolt-on bumper or two to "make it your own". All mods being easily reversible if you engineer them to be bolt on in stock locations.
That car has some nice lines. Never saw one before now. What front suspension is that I see under it? Maybe an I-beam with leafs on each frame rail? Looks like a buggy spring rear. Either way , it looks like it could be lowered easily in the front with some 7:50s on the back. I like it and welcome to the HAMB by the way.
Digging that grill insert. Juice brakes?
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Nice, I never look that good when I come out of my garage!!!
So here is the Flip side of what can happen. This was already Molested when I got it as a High School kid. That was back in the 60's. I still have it. Please don't Screw that one up. Fix it and Drive it. You'll love it.
Built by Studebaker, 1932-33 production totaled 37,879, do what you want!
Built in the era when Studebaker had the fastest stock block INDY 500 cars. Bob
Sweet car, enjoy it.
This is what many of them would have started with. An old car someone has parked and wasn't going to use. Pay $100 for it and you were on your way.
That said, while I might modify it if it was mine, I would not restore it (outside of getting it running) and anything I did would be easily undone.
I'd clean it up real nice like & modernize the running gear. If I already had a rod it'd be a hard call. But then I'd imagine my dream retirement road trip out route 66 coast to coast with it rodded. Rare & valuable can often be two different concepts, either way Put it back on the road! Main thing you got going is its your car so do what you want. ...... In my eyes you got it from a good caregiver who at least kept it in out of elements & now you will bring it back out Of hiding. Weither it be stock or rodded is your call. Congrats! Very neat history & wow just to be able to acquire it from friends & story is way, way cool! Flux.
Ohh & clean up the outside as is, fresh'n up interior , & Rod it ....... Please!
That one would be perfect for the 'oily rag' treatment!!
And join the Studebaker Drivers' Club, they'd be the best source for information!!
Great score. Enjoy!
Great survivor car! Congratulations! That 3/4 rear shot was giving me vertigo every time I looked at it – now I feel better...
What's the diff between this car, and a RR?
Both aren't trad hot rods.
This belongs on a restorer site, if its not intended to be hot rodded.
To me it is a timewarp, a chance to step back to 1952 and see how this car looked. Not every car in your garage has to be a traditional Hot Rod, there are few other HAMB members with stone stockers. Bob
Just needs a roof chop to finish it!
Great lines on this one! From the side, looks like plenty of room for long-legged guys like me - almost like those stretched-out catalog illustrations. Does the engine still turn over?
I remember our club (years ago before it fizzled out and died) gave a survivor trophy at our show every year. We called it the "Please, Sir, don't restore that car!" award. I'm with those who said to make it mechanically safe and reliable and drive it. Rockne was made by Studebaker. I've only seen pictures of them, never saw one live.
Do nothing, the right guy has the car.
Amen! Well said.
Find another Stude 6 from the time and build it with an extra carb, fabricated header, higher compression and a lumpy cam. Some nuts and bolts and 1 long weekend, Rockne hot rod. I'm sure some disc wheels can be found with the right bolt pattern, save the hood for long tours or runs and leave home for the local boppin around. Best of both worlds. Hopped up Studebaker. Or not...
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