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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 345 DeSoto, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Fiddle Picker
    Joined: Dec 15, 2016
    Posts: 404

    Fiddle Picker
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    Awesome. I intended to paint my 53 Gasser a medium blue metallic and put expanded metal grille inserts. You just confirmed it for me !
     
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  2. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,635

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  3. LeoH
    Joined: Nov 4, 2011
    Posts: 462

    LeoH
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    from Reno, NV

    Thanks for helping spur me to get mine back on the road. Between issues with upgraded rims and the rear fender clearance and winter, I'm 3 months behind on driving my car regularly. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,181

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    These are pics of a friends Stude. It's not with us any longer but it was truly, "Bad to the Bone".

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  5. sedan33
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 100

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    This Stude 259 is in my 33 Ford. Edmonds intake with 2 Stromberg backdraft carbs, Isky cam and MoPar distributor. CIMG1068.JPG
     
  6. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
    Posts: 871

    Blake 27

    My brothers 53 from 1960.
    57 Golden Hawk 289 with a McCullock supercharger, Hawk dash,brakes,trans, and rear. 53 Stude #5.jpg
     
  7. stude54ht
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 750

    stude54ht
    Member
    from Spokane WA

  8. Joshua_Skinner
    Joined: Nov 12, 2016
    Posts: 2

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  9. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,229

    vtx1800
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    IMG_0670.JPG I started on this 53 Starlight Coupe in April, I hope to get it done before I die:) I didn't realize this model came with the premium rust package, maybe all of them do? IMG_0789.JPG
     
  10. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,848

    Hnstray
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    from Quincy, IL

    Just keep at it and will come together.....:)

    Ray
     
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  11. Fiddle Picker
    Joined: Dec 15, 2016
    Posts: 404

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    Yup ! I have three of them. All had varied degrees of rust. But they are so COOL and worth re-doing. Stick with it.
     
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  12. WillyNilly
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 239

    WillyNilly
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    from NorCal

    Just picked this up.

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  13. hdman6465
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 652

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    Here is my 53 coupe. Had it over 20 years,not done yet. LOL Blown 468,9 in.,chopped 1 1/2 in. going to be a street car. Hopefully a fast street car! HPIM0875[1].JPG
     
  14. suedestude
    Joined: Feb 15, 2004
    Posts: 106

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    Member

    I have had my 1950 commander 4 door for over 20 years. It has been on the road every year. wouldn't trade it for anything!!!!
     
  15. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,225

    dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

  16. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,401

    jnaki



    Hello,
    D.B. Thanks for the reminder to add in the last film that I made a while ago with Junior Thompson's black Studebaker racing at Lions in 1959. Somehow it was missing something. When I found the same black Studebaker racing in the fall of 1959 on an old drag racing sounds, LP album, they had to go together somehow. So, here is the result of one of the top B/Gas racers in So Cal during this era of drag racing. Junior Thompson that I filmed at Lions in 1959. Junior Thompson racing sounds from Sept. 1959 in Detroit at the Nationals. The film equals a fabulous run including those bone crunching shifts.

    Jnaki
    Thanks to the late Junior Thompson for giving us ideas and inspiration on how a gas coupe/sedan should run and sound. Our 671 SBC Willys was an up and coming B/Gas and C/Gas coupe race car in 1960.


     
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  17. rmorris
    Joined: Jun 3, 2017
    Posts: 102

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    Member

    image.jpeg
    Living in South Bend area, Studebaker was part of everyday living. Grandpa worked at the plant and always drove what he built. If you bought and worked for Studebaker, you could follow your car down the line making sure little things like a balanced and blueprinted engine. One of my 1st Studebakers was a 1959 Lark bought for $50. Budget for the day, $1 for gas and $1 for oil. Gasoline was 25.9 and bulk oil was 20 cents/ quart
     
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  18. That 53 glass front end brings up something I need to start searching for.
    Several years ago I saw 55 Coupe fiberglass front end.
    Does anyone know who to contact or where I should start looking around to buy one for myself?
    What I am looking for is any metal or fiberglass copy of a 55 hood and nose, or Packard Hawk hood and nose.
    If someone has a real Packard Hawk hood and nose to loan out for a while to have a mold made, I know a fiberglass shop nearby that owes me favors.
    I could buy the hood &nose outright, or could have the glass shop make a mold then return the originals if that's what we can work out.
    I know that Packard Hawks are hard to find. I am willing to have a copy made.
    thanks!

    WHY BE ORDINARY ?
     
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  19. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 189

    Rocky72
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    from Pa.

    Here's one I picked up , maybe someday. 1782126_656680851034661_1062118403_n.jpg
     
  20. my son announced that he is almost ready to go shopping for one soon.
    His student loans are almost paid up.
    If you entertain the thought of selling in the near future..... what state?


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  21. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,635

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    Is that a Sky Hawk or Golden Hawk?
     
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  22. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 189

    Rocky72
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    from Pa.

    I'm really wanting to restore this one , but if I change my mind I'll let you know .
     
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  23. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 189

    Rocky72
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    from Pa.

    jroberts , It's a 56 Golden Hawk and still has the factory Packard drive train .
     
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  24. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,635

    jroberts
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    What a great car. That Packard V8 is a big engine, but is a good one. If you ever have questions about the engine or the car there are folks on the Studebaker Drivers Club forum that can help you out. At least one guy specializes in those Packard engines. Good luck with your rebuild. Keep us informed on your progress
     
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  25. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 189

    Rocky72
    Member
    from Pa.

    I'll do that . I hope to maybe get started on it this year it deserves to be put back on the road . From what I've found out about the car that it's 1 of 48 made in this color combo but it is just a really cool car . Thanks for the info.
     
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