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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1948stude, May 7, 2012.

  1. 1948stude
    Joined: Feb 14, 2011
    Posts: 161


    It’s spring in Northern Cali and the temps are in the 80s and I am getting open car fever and I see a 23 Studebaker roadster that needs work for a nice price, but I have a very nice 48 Stude truck that is lots of fun and I can’t have both because then I will eventually have none (DIVORCE). Couple of ways to look at it.

    1) I have a runner and I know what I have and I love the truck
    2) I can get plenty of sun on my motorcycles
    3) I have to store the car outside and storing a roadster is going to be harder than throwing a cover over my truck

    1) I love the wind in my hair
    2) I love the classic roadster look
    3) The project part (wiring, floor, intake/carb and genny) to get it to a runner will keep me out of trouble.

    One major question I am very used to and spoiled by a manual fat man front end - it goes down the road nice - will I hate the hairpin/ford front end??

    So I do not get flamed - Pics
  2. Fitty Toomuch
    Joined: Jun 29, 2010
    Posts: 319

    Fitty Toomuch
    from WVa

    Keep the truck..
  3. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    I vote to keep the truck. With the car, you may find where the previous builder cut corners, and then you are in for a complete rebuild...
  4. bbbronc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 126


    I'd keep the truck (but I'm not really a roadster guy)

  5. Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission get it and in time the wife will like it, Hell tell her that you brought it thinking now good she would look riding in it. But what do I know 1 divorce and 20 years of short relationships. But love the toys. And that is one bad ass truck
  6. caseyrod
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 138


    keep the truck
  7. i would keep the be fair i would probably also try to by the roadster; but overall im a truck guy.
  8. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,957

    gas pumper

    Everybody needs a roadster.

    Get a tent thing, portable garage to keep the weather off. The Ford front end is fine. You can get plenty of help here to solve any issues it might have.

    You need to have a selection of vehicles to suit different purposes. One size does not fit all.

    You can carry more beer in a roadster than a motorcycle.
  9. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,916

    from South Indy

  10. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 1,216

    from Waco, TX

    Truck for sure.
  11. snelson57
    Joined: Jun 3, 2008
    Posts: 543


    Keep the truck, get the roadster, sell the motorcycles.

    Glad I could help.
  12. bennydog
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 57

    from Corona

    keep the truck, and buy the roadster telling the wife that it will keep you out of the bar and out of trouble by staying home to work on it. Has worked for me!
  13. Easy - get rid of that truck (to me) and buy the roadster.
  14. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,876


    Move here, you'll get all the 30F's and 40F's plus winds all you want. You won't have to decide then.
  15. jsquared89
    Joined: May 23, 2011
    Posts: 27

    from Troy,MO

    I also vote truck!

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2
  16. Buy the roadster and keep the truck. That way at least after the divorce, you'll own two bitchin cars. :D

    Unless she gets one in the divorce. Okay, maybe not.
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  17. mark schanfeldt
    Joined: Jun 28, 2007
    Posts: 286

    mark schanfeldt

    Hands down - keep the truck. Someting else will come along.
  18. phukinartie
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 965


    Fuck it get them all you only live once unless you are Buddist!
  19. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495


  20. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Go for the divorce, then you can build all the cars you want. :D

  21. haychrishay
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 949


    snelson57 hit the nail on the head !
  22. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 3,227


    Keep the truck,paint the truck,buy the roadster,hide the roadster from the wife.
    That worked for me,until the time it didn't anymore.
  23. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,289


    Keep the truck, It's awesome!
  24. studefreak
    Joined: Mar 16, 2007
    Posts: 187


    That truck is perfect! keep it
  25. Bad Daddy
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
    Posts: 829

    Bad Daddy

    This. . . ;)
  26. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 4,110


    Keep the truck, keep the motorcycles, and buy the Roadster....then Divorce the Wife ....:eek::D:cool:
    Just kidding, but personally if you really like that roadster, time to move on and have that experience.
    Cheers, and good luck!
  27. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,753

    from California

    I would disassemble the roadster and hide the pieces around the shop. when the wife asks about it, tell her that those jeans make her ass look fat and that will be the new topic of discussion.
  28. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    truck for sure...
  29. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,455


    Keep the truck. The truck is bitchin'. I would paint it though <just me>.

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