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Old 06-21-2004, 06:10 PM
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Just got a 1947 studebaker land cruiser, with sucide doors. Would like to make a street rod. What is the best way to go about this? Would like a Chevy Drive train, tilt up front in, Later model front and rear suspension. Should I get a donor car, if so what type? Or get after market front and rear? I do not have a lot of money, so will have to do it in stages. What would be the best way to do it in stages? Have anyone out there done up a studebaker street rod, if so would appreciate any helpful hints, especially what not to do!! I need to rewire the car, the electrical is shot, what is the best wiring kit for her? I'm thinking of a 350 Chevy with 350 transmission, Would this work, or should I go with something smaller? Will not be racing her, just car shows and week end outtings. I'm member of Temecula Valley Car Club, have a weekly cruise, the second saturday of each month at Siggy's Restraurant, of Jefferson in Temecula, CA. You are all welcome to the cruise night, No entry fees, Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Good time for all, This old studebaker runs, so I will be taking it to the cruise nights. Thanks, for all the help.

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Old 06-21-2004, 06:18 PM
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Welcome Horsetrader............I would definately get a donar car...saves a lot of money in the long run. Try to get something thatb is a similar size, with the drivetrain that you want.

How about posting some pictures of your car.
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Old 06-21-2004, 06:36 PM
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Something like a 68-76 Nova or one of its GM clones. with a V-8 in it would be ideal. You can get a lot of useful parts from these. I have done several Studees. I just brought home a 59 Lark hardtop from the east coast and I have to go to Texas after another 60 I won on Ebay. I had one of these cars in high school and plan on doing up a nice one for old times sake! Also have a 50 pickup, 40 Champion, 29 Victoria coupe. Lots of stuff available for the old Studs.
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