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Features WOW !!..50's Custom Studebaker survivor found !!! Help ID her...

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Bobby Green, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Okievoodoo
    Joined: Jul 12, 2007
    Posts: 253


    Unbelievable... this is the car here... this look... no other like it... someone liked it enough to create their own vision, don't take it back stock, create a new vision for someone else to find in future years... and this is the vision...
  2. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 778


    Man thats some talent you have, and it looks grear
  3. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,715

    Tech Editor

  4. VanHorton
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 585


    that drawing is pretty rad...
  5. Yep! Thats the look!!!

  6. Wow I think you nailed have quite the talent!!

    I agree with the others, someone had a vision and just missed it. Dart165's vision refined it down and made all the components work together.
  7. Bobby Green
    Joined: Jun 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,318

    Bobby Green

    Damn Dart,

    Nice work.... You have a good eye.
  8. WOW! Love that look....DO IT BOBBY!!!!!
  9. Agreed. Nice work Dart!
  10. studhud
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,403


    Damn that rendering is awesome!
    Bobby since you asked my 2 cents would be dont do a thing just yet. This post has only been up few days It would be a shame to to cut it up then find out the historical significance of after. I bet it was done or finished in the 60's its weird but cool as is:confused: It could be improved for sure but I would wait.
    Dave Hitch
  11. Since studying dart165's rendering, I think there will be fewer suggestions about removing the continental spare tire cover. It blends in pretty well now with all the other "awkward" bits smoothed out. And the gray or silver finish is less distracting and puts more emphasis on the lines and shape of the car.

    And I was going to suggest unbolting the body, turning it 180 degrees and drivng it backwards! :eek: But this just makes that whole idea sound silly now! :rolleyes:
  12. punkroder
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 75

    from socal

    Dart thats bitchen! you nailed it
  13. KK Hickey Designs
    Joined: Sep 10, 2008
    Posts: 277

    KK Hickey Designs

    Dart's rendering is SICK, if it doesn't have some sort of History I'd say do it, that look is amazing.
  14. Pauly da mick
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 245

    Pauly da mick

    Amazing work Dart! :eek:

    I hope to see this in the steel some day.. :cool:
  15. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    Lowered top,new paint

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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2010
  16. lanny haas
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 560

    lanny haas
    from Phoenix AZ

    Wow...... that sows ear is now a silk Purse....I like that Dart.......
  17. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    Man, that new rendering is CREAMY!
    Love the door frame idea, and the rework of the trunk area.
    The rear fenderskirts just seal the deal.
    It's an awesome possum of a kustom Studebaker!
    Make it happen if you can, and then bring it to the nearest International Studebaker Driver's Club meet.
    They will crown you KING!
  18. oldebob
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
    Posts: 782

    from Spokane WA

    There's a lot of things on that car that don't seem to go together. I'm thinking maybe there was two different builders. One who started it possibly prewar as a custom. The second, someone who found or inherited it in the '60's and finished it as a Mechanics Illustrated type build. You know what I mean, not a Hot Rod, not a Sports Car, not a Custom. I'm for sure not knocking the car. It has a lot of potential as Dart's drawings show. If no one comes up with a history on it that means something in a month or so, I'd tack Dart's drawing up on the wall and have at it.
  19. adamshumard
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,380


    you could always sell it to me and dart's drawing would be the road map to glory.
  20. I think Dart just threw down the gaunlet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW
  21. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
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  22. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,076


    i think its ugly, loose the top and find some quarters and make it a roadster, but its still a studebaker!

  23. I love it, also love the old school caravan in the background!!
  24. One thing that makes it look odd is that center silver part of the
    continental kit. Kinds reminds me of a mid 60s thing. Needs to
    match the car and maybe have an old style small hubcap or better
    emblem in the middle.

    Dart's drawing is great......might be the way to go eventually.
  25. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,039

    Alliance Vendor

    Dart that was a really cool drawing!!!
  26. Outstanding dart......i was going to say leave as a custom but the curves would suit heavy flake.
    then i saw darts work and like everyone else, thought wow.
    id wait a bit as others said, just in case there is some historical significance and if not, go hard!
  27. Dart - you rule!
  28. dart165
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
    Posts: 704


    wow, thanks for all the positive comments guys!

    However, I do definitely support keeping the history of the car, if it turns out that there is some. It's just the designer in me that cant leave anything well enough alone! :D
  29. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,106


    Awesome find, and some good advise stud gave you!
  30. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,039

    Alliance Vendor

    Good to see that some bitchin cars still comes out of Detroit :)

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