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post #1 of 16 Old 01-02-2014, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Lets see them classic cars, modern muscle, and tuners

I know there is at least one other classic car guy here, lets see your classic cars and trucks... or "tuners" and modern muscle cars/trucks if that's your thing.
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I enjoy seeing unique classics alot but I really am not cut out to have one. Says my bank and the wife. But I really wouldn't mind if some memebrs on here start sharing some photos

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Here is a couple in one shot. The blue and silver car is a 70 Ford Galaxie 500 that I have owned for almost 23 years. The black car is a 61 Studebaker Hawk, which I sold to get my 06 Sporty back in August. My John Deere 420 crawler is also peeking into the picture.
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This is my summer daily driver, a 53 Studebaker 2R5 half ton pickup. It has a Ford powertrain out of an 82 F150, 302-2V engine, C6 trans, and 9" rear axle. It gets 13 mpg, which is why I sold one of my cars and bought a bike. I like 50mpg +or- better.
I spent 2.5 years putting this together. It was a typical rust-belt pile of scrap when I got it.

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This is my next project. Another 53 Studebaker which I was going to make into a diesel dually pickup. With the price of diesel fuel way over $4 a gallon, I am rethinking my strategy since I want to be able to afford to drive it. Now I am contemplating a Ford 2.3L with a turbo, and maybe still a dually. I will figure it out someday, no rush.

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Studebaker's are awesome, even more awesome as a diesel dually, up your income and get the ball rolling on that project!



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@stude These are awesome. it is quite the collection that you have going there. Have you ever thought of restoring the blue white and red pick up?
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This is my next project. Another 53 Studebaker which I was going to make into a diesel dually pickup. With the price of diesel fuel way over $4 a gallon, I am rethinking my strategy since I want to be able to afford to drive it. Now I am contemplating a Ford 2.3L with a turbo, and maybe still a dually. I will figure it out someday, no rush.

fords offering the EcoBoosts as crate motors now if you're interested...

thanks for the share, I'll try and get some pictures of my girls over the weekend
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wow awesome photos
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@stude These are awesome. it is quite the collection that you have going there. Have you ever thought of restoring the blue white and red pick up?
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Yes and no. I like to have "useable" vehicles. For example, the dark blue truck has hauled firewood in the bed with a trailer in tow. The problem with restoring the light blue truck is that they weren't capable of sustaining today's highway speeds with the OEM gearing and low horsepower. The original engine is seized, and in my opinion not worth repairing, other than to end up with "parade truck". I may be able to run the turbo 4 cylinder and keep the rest of the truck original, the idea is something fresh in my mind and I am doing some research.
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