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Customs Opinons wanted Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Toymont, Nov 27, 2016.

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  1. yay

    92 vote(s)
    69.7%
  2. nay

    40 vote(s)
    30.3%
  1. i like it......and it can always be changed later if you don't like it or get tired of it. if it is in good shape it will be easy to sell.
     
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  2. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,841

    Clik
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    Starts looking too much like a modern SSR. Go with a short flat bed with no diamond plate on the sides. chevrolet-ssr_brown_16.jpg
     
  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    I saw your pickup bed collection, don't remember seeing a Studebaker in the fleet. :rolleyes: Bob
     
  4. The newer bed looks good on it, but narrow it if needed. For the body line difference mentioned, you might want an accent pinstripe running from the front fender top to the tail light to make it look more like part of the original design. Regardless, it will look just fine as long as the body and the bed are the same width.
     
  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    what the Hell, give a try - if it was easy everyone would do it
     
  6. First pic rules
     
  7. funk 49
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
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    I dig the idea. Looks like it should work out well.
    Funk 49
     
  8. studebaker eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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    I say no I like the shape of the original bed
     
  9. CowboyTed
    Joined: Apr 27, 2015
    Posts: 340

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    What skirt?


    And back on subject: I think the truck looks great in photoshop. If you can manage to achieve in metal what The Moose did in pixels, I think it will look great!
     
  10. What about trading your trailer for the one with the right bed?

    Either way, I'm sure that whatever you make happen will end up a sweet little truck!
     
  11. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
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    from Montana

    That is another option I am considering if he would go for it, This guy is a Studebaker collector and I have not seen any Champs in his yard
     
  12. I think that first bed with a slight rework on the wheelwell lip is the way to go. I looks so close already
     
  13. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    Stud.jpg

    Here is a homemade bed for you with factory fenders.
     
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  14. Jerrybigbird
    Joined: Oct 10, 2015
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    from Montana

    I vote don't waste your time
     
  15. Jerrybigbird
    Joined: Oct 10, 2015
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    from Montana

    icky
     
  16. The red photo shop is cool as hell, but I don't think you can build it from the parts you have. Optical illusions
    To get the bed sides flat and match the cab the rear tire track width needs to be too narrower than the front. Either that or the truck would have an hour glass shape the top view.
     
  17. I was going to suggest narrowing the box, but you beat me to it. I really like that first photoshop pic. Of course it's not a bolt-on job, but I think it would be worth the effort to make it happen. I really like the clean lines of the later bed with the earlier cab. As someone else mentioned above, think of how "DeLuxe" the Cameo pickup was compared with the stepside version. Day and night. Go for it, or you'll always wish you had.

    You'll have the only one like it on your block! ;)

    And please keep us in the loop with a build thread.
     
  18. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Looks like a stock bed to me......

    Ray
     
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  19. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
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    I wonder if he'd trade with a little extra cash.


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  20. I would respectfully DISAGREE
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  21. drtrcrV-8
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    Your truck, your build, your rules.... but it does sound like you have some doubts about it?? A small suggestion : wait for a week or two, then look(with a tape measure? LOL!) to see how much it take(& how difficult?) to get the proportions "right" to suit YOU(!!) &, if it "feels good", just "go for it" & tell the rest of the world to "Just Kiss My ......", 'cause it's YOUR truck, NOT theirs!!
     
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    This looks like arse!

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    And IMHO this looks like the cats arse...I like it a lot! HRP
     
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  23. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    I know, the sides were rolled to match the curve shape of the cab. The fenders are stock.
     
  24. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
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    from Montana


    I think I will see when I get the bed and mock it up by the cab and see how it looks and what mods would have to be made. May not be till spring though. Depends on when my brother gets all the scrap out to the recycler.
     
  25. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    Tough call. I don't like the original box on these that much either. If I did the later box, I would think about '63 corvair tail-lights, or something similar?
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    I HATE the smoothed off tailgate with no chains, good god, whats next, pastel peach monochrome paint and grey tweed??:eek:
    But the original tailgate looks too "sixties" imo, kinda jars with the whole thing. Someone mentioned you "have the skills", how about taking the earlier tailgate panel with the 6 character lines, and welding that into the later gate?
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    A lot of work, but that would go some ways to pulling it all together, IMO. And it would sure blow the minds of those who "get it".
     
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  26. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    On the tailgate chains. For that late fifties/early sixties custom touch, toss the ugly black rubber covers, and take some of whatever material you use for the interior, and stitch some up out of that.
     
  27. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    No, that's not it........they are curved (rolled) stock........look at the pic in post#55

    Ray
     
  28. Cosmo50
    Joined: Sep 8, 2011
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    from California

    I was at first against it, but after looking at it more, I kind of like it. Although you would need to modify it so it doesn't stick out from the sides of the cab. But if you could get it to blend smoothly, I think it would make one nice custom.
     
  29. Cosmo50
    Joined: Sep 8, 2011
    Posts: 196

    Cosmo50
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    from California

    This is what you want to avoid:
    studebaker-champ-pickup-06.jpg
    Just my opinion
     
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  30. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    I would vote for an original bed and fenders.
     

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