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Old 06-19-2008, 05:14 PM
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Made a little progress on the Stude. That's the real deal not a photchop.

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Old 06-20-2008, 01:19 AM
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Hippie...I have you know that I am not fond of the Moon Disc, but I have just changed my mind The Stude is looking good. The more I see it the better like it. growing up, my dad had a white one with a black leather roll & pleated interior. I'll have to see if he has a pic of it that I can post up. I think yours looks way better also that the bumper guards have been removed. It streamline the whole ride. So when it comes to painting, are you going with the same color, kinda the same, or something completely different? I know that with all the chrome, black would look pretty sweet!!

Just had to edit to add....I just noticed the whitewalls. Very good looking. Maybe that's why I am liking the disc.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:06 AM
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:36 AM
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Thanks guys, the father of my friend who told me about the car last year chased me down yesterday to get a better look at it. He said when he first saw it he thought I was crazy but now he's really liking it and said it I look like I belong in it. That's the car I've been looking for for 35 years, the one I look like I belong in. My wife wasn't crazy about the discs when I showed her a photochop of it with them on it but once she saw them in real life she said they were very cool, especially with the whitewalls. I've always liked them but they have to be on the right car and if there was ever a "right" car an early Stude Coupe is it.

I'm going to lose the side moldings, they're pretty dinged up and the wide pieces aren't stainless or if they are they're a low grade as they are showing some rust. I like this body style better without them anyway. I have a spare grille with really bad chrome and it will get painted body color. I have also located another hood and that one "might" get a few louvers. I thought it had originally been a Sea Foam Green with a White top but I'm finding evidence that it was kind of a light Turquoise maybe. Very cool color, my plan is to return it to a light Turquoise with the white top. Paint is a long way off though, after 53 years there is a lot of mechanical work to do.

The '56 289 4 Bbl. that's in it runs good but it leaks like the Exxon Valdez and blows the blues just a bit so it will get freshened up with a mild cam, 9.0 to 1 flat tops and possibly the Edmunds 2 X 2 intake I bought for it. The stock 3 speed OD is getting rebuilt with a top mounted floorshifter out of a Jeep and I found a Dana 44 out of a '55 President to replace the Dana 27 lawn mower rear end under it now. I was going to switch to taller gears but in OD the 289 seems quite happy with the 4.09 gears.

I'm lovin' it, I've never been so happy with a project. I was embarassed to drive any of the others when they were in this condition and always made excuses for their condition. This one is what it is and I can't get it out enough. It's definitely a keeper.
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