The '52 Studebaker


'52 Progression

updated 12/30/2023 

Polished out Chrome

1952 Studebaker
Body Mods:

  • Shaved
    • trim
    • door handles
    • antenna
    • hood emblems
    • Gas Filler
  • bear claw latches in the doors
  • 1955 Buick front bullet bumperettes
  • 1952 GMC turn signals
  • every body and suspension bushing on this thing is polyurethane
  • Custom Engine compartment panels
  • molded rear fenders
  • shaved body seam
  • Custom Bedfloor
  • 1996 S-10 inner rear fender wells.
  • custom
    • fins,
    • roll pan
  • Molded tail gate
  • LED Taillights
  • Leather wrapped bench seat
  • tilt steering column
  • Custom interior pieces
  • Big Al's Armrests

  • Big Al's Deluxe Style Door Handles

  • Big Al's Deluxe Style Window handles

  • Lokar Shifter and boot
  • Mooneyes Steering wheel
  • Underdash gauges
  • the rest coming soon


  • 2 Air Zenith Compressors
  • Air Zenith Aluminum air tank
  • Triangulated 4 link
  • dropped spindles
  • full air ride
  • 250psi fast valves
  • 3/8" airline
  • Hydroboost Brake Assist
  • S-10 Front Disc
  • S-10 Rear Disc Brakes
  • 3.73 gears Posi
  • Rebuilt 383 Chevy Small Block
  • ARP head studs
  • HEI Ignition huge cam
  • Edelbrock Torker II intake and carb
  • 8.5mm Silicone Spark Plug Wire
  • 15" Extreme Oval Super Breather Cleaner Air Filter
  • Concept 1 Pulley system and brackets
  • Mini Power Steering pump with dual fittings for hydroboost and power steering
  • Steel braided lines
  • Huge NASCAR aluminum radiator
  • Silicone upper and lower radiator hoses
  • dual Flowmaster exhaust
  • 350T trans with shift kit
  • Custom inner fenderwells
  • Custom upper core support panel
  • Custom Firewall back panel
  • Mr Gasket Electric Fuel Pump


  • Steel Wheels

  • G-78-14 wide white walls

Owner: Jim


Special Thanks to the shops and companies helping to finish this project
Can't Thank Marc at StraightEdge Garage enough for having this project and allowing me to take it off his hands Suspension fabrication and installation, full use of the shop, All Switch box wiring, switches, Airline and Fittings provided by Brad at


For help with the compressors and tank

 Paul Curry Machining

Custom machining

for donating metal for all the new fabrication

Sponsorship acquisition
New media promotion and sponsor contact assistance

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