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Old 10-08-2013, 02:57 PM
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One for Tom Walgamuth!

Only open in a new tab...

...squint before you click!

`Stubybaker

...close new tab quickly...

...I was innocently looking for cut open exhaust back box designs and found it - I had to share...

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:21 PM
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I wish he'd done it with a 53 coupe!
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:12 PM
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That's a nice build - often times these builds look odd because they eliminate the character (less chrome more plastic) or put some tacky options/wheels.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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I'd drive it!
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:35 PM
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I just noticed the B in Stubybaker. Actually shouldn't it be Stubbybaker?

My 39 is going to have painted on the tailgate Studebenzer. And maybe one of those turbodiesel emblems.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:44 PM
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I'd drive it!
I'd drive it, daily, with a big ol' stupid grin on me mug. Much awesome.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:58 AM
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I've tipped my hand too early.

I think it is almost a waste of effort - the work looks good in the pictures but I think the wheel base is too short. This is why coupe doors are longer...

...now it looks like something Noddy would drive,
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:57 AM
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Sadly I must agree. The body is too tall for the wheelbase. I'm with swamp though, I'd drive it prolly! I'd have to swap in a 617 turbo and a stick though!
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:01 AM
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I've tipped my hand too early.

I think it is almost a waste of effort - the work looks good in the pictures but I think the wheel base is too short. This is why coupe doors are longer...

...now it looks like something Noddy would drive,
I agree. I hate to be the wet blanket in all the custom body links, but this car reminds me of if we were to take a centerfold and cut out her midsection from nipple to knee. The lines just don't work, and what's worse, is you can see the way they used to. My eye wants to add a few feet of coachwork between the huge fender features. I think it would really work if they had modified the rear fender bulbous section
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:24 AM
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I've tipped my hand too early.

I think it is almost a waste of effort - the work looks good in the pictures but I think the wheel base is too short. This is why coupe doors are longer...

...now it looks like something Noddy would drive,
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Sadly I must agree. The body is too tall for the wheelbase. I'm with swamp though, I'd drive it prolly! I'd have to swap in a 617 turbo and a stick though!
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I agree. I hate to be the wet blanket in all the custom body links, but this car reminds me of if we were to take a centerfold and cut out her midsection from nipple to knee. The lines just don't work, and what's worse, is you can see the way they used to. My eye wants to add a few feet of coachwork between the huge fender features. I think it would really work if they had modified the rear fender bulbous section
All valid points. But sometimes you just make-do with what you've got. While I'm inherently uncool and personally dig 4 door sedans, many folks are sedan-averse. And if your uncle has a 4 door that's been stripped of all the goodies he needed and is just sitting there for the taking...why the heck not?!?!

It's not as ridiculous looking as the shorty '57 Chevys, VW Buses, etc!
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:45 AM
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...While I'm inherently uncool...
Ahhh that's just your online persona - even the Fonz needs to take a break,

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It's not as ridiculous looking as the shorty '57 Chevys, VW Buses, etc!
Agreed - those stupid Minis and the two seater fibreglass kits for Beetles from the late 1980s...

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