· Hi, I wanted to share with you all and get comments, advises and ideas.
We just finished the restauration of a 1931 Studebaker commander that was transformed in a speedster at an unknown period.
I found the car 7 months ago and worked on it with friends in Florida. The chassis of the car seems to be a lowered/modified Studebaker based chassis from 1925’s but not really sure as it was modified and most of the parts like dumpers (Houdaille) and others were changed I don’t know when.
I left as much as I could original parts (which were on the car) trying to respect as much as possible the intent when it was transformed in a racer.
I have no history on the car but the fact that it was in the same family for years. That was in Tennessee.
We did totally part the car and rebuilt it changing and repairing what had to be fixed.
We kept the paint where it was possible but did added new parts (tank …) that had to be painted.
The only little upgrade we did are the 4 Strombergs carbs to feed the beast better and 8 in 1 Hexaust manifold and of course the radiator ornement where I have been lucky to find a 1931 Studebaker fraust El Diablo ornement directly made by Varnier
I am thinking of now leaving the car asys and enjoy driving it.
All the best