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1950 Studebaker Street Rod - Just Completed.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
1950 Studebaker Street Rod - Just Completed.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:30 PM

This is my latest completed project that was sitting packed away for a number of years as a "Someday in the future project".

It's a 1/24 Jonny Lightenting diecast, and I built it as a promo style with no engine or opening hood.

I dipped it in the ol' stripping tank and started from scratch, filling in a few holes for trim pieces I deleted, then primered it and shot it with Testor's One Coat Lacquer Lime IceI think they call it. I threw away the label but I think that's the name, and then gave it three coats of clear, and then rubbed it out.

Wheels are parts box pieces so no clue what car they came from.

Diecast can be a lot of fun and a welcome change from plastic, as well as gives me a car not seen in plastic.

Thanks for taking the time to check 'er out. Much appreciated Thumbs Up.

 

 

This is my next "Studie". Not done yet but this is definetly FUN Thumbs Up.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:52 AM

Very sharp machine, and a cool colour.  Thanx Dave.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:22 AM

Smart Dave!

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    April, 2008
  • From: West Virginia
Posted by gramps-xrds on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:57 AM

Hiya Dave. Nice Stud. I'm old enough to remember seein those things parked on the streets. They were an ugly little car back then and they are just an odity now LOL. Great job though

Your friend always Bill

Bill AKA Gramps
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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:59 PM

Awesome as usual, Dave. The Muppets probably won't even recognize it now. Smile, Wink & Grin

chucky

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Posted by Tom99 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:01 PM
It looks good. It's a 1951, not a 1950 Studebaker.
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    January, 2018
Posted by MikeFo on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:28 PM
Cool! Looks like something out of Flash Gordon

Building more muscle Automobile

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:30 PM

Superb pair o' Studes Dave . I love the fenderless one .

Re:"metal models" \../. OuO .\../ 

.... I found two metal bodied 1:24 Maverick Grabbers (not perfect , but workable....) in a "cheapo" shop in town years ago ( love your blue one in the photo...) one was bare metal & the other was white, with orange grabber stripes . pressed plastic "sheet" in the engine bay detailing (Inline6)

Also got some Maisto ones to play around with ( a Jag XK180 now has side pipes & flared arches with larger wheel tyre combo- tastefully done obviously ! Smile, Wink & Grin )

 

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  • From: Thailand
Posted by Olderisbetter on Friday, March 16, 2018 1:11 AM

Love that green one. Had a 1:1 back in da day. Paid $20.00 for it and sold it for $30.00 a yr later. Wheeler dealer I was.

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:13 AM

gramps-xrds

Hiya Dave. Nice Stud. I'm old enough to remember seein those things parked on the streets. They were an ugly little car back then and they are just an odity now LOL. Great job though

Your friend always Bill

 

Hey my friend.

Glad to hear from ya and thanks for the kudo's.

Hope your doin' good. Life is good here in my neck of the woods Thumbs Up.

Stay well and happy my friend Thumbs Up.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2004
Posted by 32bowtie on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:36 PM

Always impressed with the quality of your builds and the interesting ideas in design you come up with. Thanks for posting your work!

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, March 30, 2018 1:49 PM
Hey Dave...That Stude really looks good. I'm not an early Studebaker fan but you did this one justice bud! Great work as always...
  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, March 30, 2018 2:52 PM

Gary Davis
Hey Dave...That Stude really looks good. I'm not an early Studebaker fan but you did this one justice bud! Great work as always...
 

Thanks guy's and thanks Gary.

Great to hear from you. Hope life is good Thumbs Up.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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