Rat Rods Rule / Undead Sleds - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Rat Rods Rule / Undead Sleds - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > Builds!

Builds! Post your project here... show us what you're up to! Please Note: This section is for "Builds" ONLY!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-2008, 08:35 PM
dmw56's Avatar
dmw56 dmw56 is offline
Busted and Rusted on Route 66
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico off Route 66
Posts: 6,154
Default 1950 Stude Build

Hey Everyone,

I gathered up the photos I've taken and got them sort of organized and thought I would start my build thread. The car is a 1950 Studebaker Custom Champion. Which was the lowest cost Studebaker Champion. It originally had a 169 cubic inch flathead 6 with a 3 speed transmission. My dad bought it in 1969 for $50 he was looking for a car and found this and couldn't pass it up since he had Studebakers before. He drove it for a few months before he found another car and parked this one. When I turned 16 the car had been parked for 3 years by then, I got it running and stopping again (brake job) and drove it to high school and then used it for a back-up cars as I got into Muscle Cars and was always wrenching on the ones I had at the time. Muscle cars seem to break a lot for some reason. The Stude pretty much sat for about 20 years before I finally began working on it again after I restored my 1970 AMX.


__________________
dmw...Livin' on Route 66

"No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid."

34 Ford Coupe
51 Ford F1
50 Stude Champ
Intro

Last edited by dmw56; 02-10-2008 at 09:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2008, 08:40 PM
dmw56's Avatar
dmw56 dmw56 is offline
Busted and Rusted on Route 66
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico off Route 66
Posts: 6,154
Default Sorry Guys

More pics to come haveing trouble with photobucket!!!
__________________
dmw...Livin' on Route 66

"No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid."

34 Ford Coupe
51 Ford F1
50 Stude Champ
Intro
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2008, 08:57 PM
dmw56's Avatar
dmw56 dmw56 is offline
Busted and Rusted on Route 66
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico off Route 66
Posts: 6,154
Default

Finally got the pictures to load. I got a Fatman front clip with the Mustang II front suspension. It has the Stainless Steel a-arms with 11" disc brakes and power rack and pinion steering.


Flathead 6 removed from car


Front suspension removed from car



Preparing to weld in Fatman Front suspension



Fatman Front suspension Installed
__________________
dmw...Livin' on Route 66

"No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid."

34 Ford Coupe
51 Ford F1
50 Stude Champ
Intro
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2008, 09:11 PM
dmw56's Avatar
dmw56 dmw56 is offline
Busted and Rusted on Route 66
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico off Route 66
Posts: 6,154
Default 50 Stude

Here's the front suspension put together for now.


I got a got a good deal from a friend on the tires and wheels. They had only about a 1000 miles on them. They are Coker tires and Chevy rims the trim rings I had from my 95 Chevy pick-up. I kept them when I put new rims on the truck and saved them.
__________________
dmw...Livin' on Route 66

"No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid."

34 Ford Coupe
51 Ford F1
50 Stude Champ
Intro
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-10-2008, 09:21 PM
dmw56's Avatar
dmw56 dmw56 is offline
Busted and Rusted on Route 66
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico off Route 66
Posts: 6,154
Default 50 Stude

I pulled the rear end out and made some new spring hangers for the front and rear. I have a 2003 Chevy S-10 rear end for it and it fit perfect. I was going to use the stock S-10 springs but they had too much arch and the back end was too high might have been a little stiff too. I didn't want to use lowering blocks so I got a pair of lowering leaf springs from Chassis Engineering. Those are the S-10 springs in the picture.


Close up view
__________________
dmw...Livin' on Route 66

"No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid."

34 Ford Coupe
51 Ford F1
50 Stude Champ
Intro
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2008, 09:32 PM
dmw56's Avatar
dmw56 dmw56 is offline
Busted and Rusted on Route 66
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico off Route 66
Posts: 6,154
Default

Once I got the front and rear suspension in I mocked up a Chevy Small Block with a 700R4 inplace to check for firewall clearance. I had to move the firewall back 4".

Here a shot from the front.

And one from inside. I'm using a Lokar shifter.
__________________
dmw...Livin' on Route 66

"No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid."

34 Ford Coupe
51 Ford F1
50 Stude Champ
Intro
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2008, 09:39 PM
dmw56's Avatar
dmw56 dmw56 is offline
Busted and Rusted on Route 66
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edgewood, New Mexico off Route 66
Posts: 6,154
Default

Here's the engine I will be using. Its a 400 Chevy from Speedway Motors. My ex brother-in-law had it in a 71 Chevelle. He pulled it out when he sold the car. It had only about 10k miles on it. He left it at my sisters house and she called me one day and said for me to come get it out of her gargage. I said OK!

It was just a long block but the price was right. Free!

__________________
dmw...Livin' on Route 66

"No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid."

34 Ford Coupe
51 Ford F1
50 Stude Champ
Intro
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2008, 09:45 PM
bob w bob w is offline
Still crazy after all these years!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 9,357
Default

Nice project you have there. The pictures are excellent. Must be nice to have a good body to start with. Around here you can count on replacing the lower 6" of the body! It always surprises me that the firewall has to be moved back when replacing a 6 with a V8. I ran into the same thing putting a sbc in a '49 Plymouth. Keep posting as you make progress.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2008, 10:01 PM
chopper tom's Avatar
chopper tom chopper tom is offline
Way too young to be a hippy!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: whitesburg KY
Posts: 952
Default

It's gonna be sweet !!!
__________________
''I'm not a hippy ,but i do play one in real life''!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-10-2008, 10:08 PM
Tripper's Avatar
Tripper Tripper is offline
Older and more rusted every day!
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Tejas
Posts: 12,141
Default Lemme know!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmw56 View Post
He left it at my sisters house and she called me one day and said for me to come get it out of her gargage. I said OK!
DMW,
Nice build & really nice motor there but if there's anymore just sittin' around in your sister's garage... please lemme know!!! ; - >

BoB
__________________
Rust... Mother Nature's paint job... don't fool with Mother Nature!

RRR on Facebook
RRR on Twitter
Wanted: Ratty '35 Olds coupe!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.