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Customs Studebaker 1953-55 Customs! Was there any cool ones??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Norrland, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. TrailerTrashToo
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    That listing is now 22 days old, I suspect that no title and trashed out are keeping the buyers away.
     
  2. nochop
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    from norcal

    There was a neat custom stude in Livermore Ca, owner called it Rocketeer. It was nicely proportioned if I remember correctly
     
  3. I really like that. Totally different look and i´m not sure it´s a vast improvement on stock, but it looks really good.
     
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  4. Hnstray
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    May I ask to which vehicle you are referring?
     
  5. Ah sorry, i meant the car with the ´bird bumper on it.
    I was looking at the bottom of the last page, without realising there were more comments after it.
     
  6. Blue One
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    Was there any cool ones ? No there wasn't :p
    But if you had asked were there any cool ones, maybe, I'm not sure.
     
  7. Bullet Nose
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    If you're talking about this one that was called The Rocketeer, it has a bullet nose front end with a 50 bullet and 51 grill but I could never find out what the real story was about this cool custom with the fastback roof .....

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mike VV
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    I like Studes too, (have a bunch)...BUT...
    What happened to the 53 to 55 cars...as the thread asks about ?

    Mike
     
  9. Bearcat_V8
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    I agree that it is not necessarily an improvement over the stock 53-55 styling, but it still looks better than most customs I have seen. In my estimation, the real reason to do the bird bumper is because the front end on a 55 Stude is chrome over pot metal castings. These are often busted up and cracked or are badly pitted. Good replacements for the coupe are pretty much unobtanium. Having a set rechromed is thousands of dollars. The bird bumper is not a bad choice if your fender and hood are in good condition and you don't want/can't find/afford a different year coupe/hawk grille and hood.
     
  10. Bullet Nose
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    I was only trying to point out that the Rocketeer I knew of was not a 53-55.
     
  11. Bearcat_V8
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    Yeah, I wasn't suggesting that anyone here should run out any buy this heap. I does however look to be a rust free desert car and it has some good parts on it. It has a supercharger bracket and crank pulley, though the air box and the supercharger itself are gone. It appears to have a wcfb carb. It also has headers that exit thru the holes hacked in the inner fenders.
    If it wasn't a 34 hour drive and back for me to go get it I would consider making the guy an offer on it.
     
  12. Bearcat_V8
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  13. Mike VV
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    WOW...JUST the quarter panel length on the pink car above is as long as some whole cars..!

    Mike
     
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  14. Bearcat_V8
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    Had to send him a email to get some more info on that car.

    Hey @Norrland let us know what you find out about this ride. Like I said, not my cup of tea, but someone had a vision and did a whole lot of work to make it reality.
     
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  15. sliceddeuce
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    Eye deesided long agoe two iggnor the spelling an grammar a round hear...Aye hav enuff gray hares az it iz.
     
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  16. stude54ht
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    Too many Stude customs look like the Mona Lisa with a mustasche.
     
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  17. This is the awnser i got so far.

    The mother bought the car new. Gave it to the son he modified it then got sick and passed away. Car has been in garage for 40yrs and the sister was the executor of his property. I bought car from her.
    Car has normal rust for a ‘53. Not to bad.
     
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  18. Gman0046
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    Back in the day, a friend of mine had a green stock bodied 53 Stude coupe with a Pontiac 389, 37 big Buick floor shift with Atlas Bucrons. A pretty quick streetcar. Wish we had digital phones back then to have so we could have taken pictures.
     
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  19. hot rust
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    here's one me and my best friend have been working on a while, hope you like.
     

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