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mbstude
03-08-2008, 07:58 PM
Been a busy day in South Jawjuh today. My uncle and I got the pass. side rocker panel replaced on his Sky Hawk, using a new one from Classic Ent. I've decided that the guys at Stude Corp got paid per spot weld! It's wasn't that bad to do, just time consuming.

We used a spot weld drill bit on the bottom ones.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk001.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk008.jpg

The drill took too much time, so out came the hammer and chisel.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk010.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk011.jpg

The new one went in pretty easily. We had to bend the front tab to get it behind the fender.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk017.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk018.jpg

Then clamped it all for welding in.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk026.jpg

Then my granddad tacked it in there in several places.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk030.jpg

And there it is.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk032.jpg

After that, we got the new Edelbrock on there, with one of Jeff Rice's intakes.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/skyhawk038.jpg

More pics here.
http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk%203_8_2008/

I also made a short video of it running. The rattling noise is a loose heat riser.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thZHHlZxqHo

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

lstude
03-08-2008, 08:18 PM
Very interesting Matthew. Thanks for posting.

We had rain and high winds here today and I tried to get a picture like you did with your truck, but my mud puddle wasn't big enough.:(

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakerintherain3808sm1.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-08-2008, 08:18 PM
Very interesting Matthew. Thanks for posting.

We had rain and high winds here today and I tried to get a picture like you did with your truck, but my mud puddle wasn't big enough.:(

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakerintherain3808sm1.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-08-2008, 08:29 PM
Nice work! [:p]

Buy your grandfather a (root) beer! :D

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-08-2008, 08:29 PM
Nice work! [:p]

Buy your grandfather a (root) beer! :D

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

rockinhawk
03-08-2008, 08:39 PM
Thanks Dick. He bought me a diet sprite. That's the first time I've seen the top of my head in awhile. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

rockinhawk
03-08-2008, 08:39 PM
Thanks Dick. He bought me a diet sprite. That's the first time I've seen the top of my head in awhile. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

mbstude
03-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Nice picture Leonard. It wasn't rainy today, but it was cold! It was nearly 45 degrees this morning. And that's cold to a Jawjuh boy.

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

mbstude
03-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Nice picture Leonard. It wasn't rainy today, but it was cold! It was nearly 45 degrees this morning. And that's cold to a Jawjuh boy.

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

lstude
03-08-2008, 08:53 PM
quote:Nice picture Leonard. It wasn't rainy today, but it was cold! It was nearly 45 degrees this morning. And that's cold to a Jawjuh boy.

Matthew Burnette

It was warmer here then it was in Jawjuh. It reached 70 degrees here!

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-08-2008, 08:53 PM
quote:Nice picture Leonard. It wasn't rainy today, but it was cold! It was nearly 45 degrees this morning. And that's cold to a Jawjuh boy.

Matthew Burnette

It was warmer here then it was in Jawjuh. It reached 70 degrees here!

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Guido
03-08-2008, 10:01 PM
While it was warm this morning, once the 35 MPH winds hit it started to coll off. My power went out for almost 4 hours this afternoon as a result.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-08-2008, 10:01 PM
While it was warm this morning, once the 35 MPH winds hit it started to coll off. My power went out for almost 4 hours this afternoon as a result.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

stude freak
03-09-2008, 12:22 AM
Hey Matt you think it was cold there? We woke up to a 2 inch snow here in Ms.But the sun came out about 9 and it disappeared fast.Oh bye the way , nice job on the rocker and love the carb and intake

David Baggett '53 coupe

stude freak
03-09-2008, 12:22 AM
Hey Matt you think it was cold there? We woke up to a 2 inch snow here in Ms.But the sun came out about 9 and it disappeared fast.Oh bye the way , nice job on the rocker and love the carb and intake

David Baggett '53 coupe

wpsrea
03-09-2008, 12:58 PM
Hey. Matt, nice work on the rocker panel. Your seat belt mounting has me a bit concerned. Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.

wpsrea
03-09-2008, 12:58 PM
Hey. Matt, nice work on the rocker panel. Your seat belt mounting has me a bit concerned. Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.

62champ
03-09-2008, 01:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by wpsrea

Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.


I bet that was something the PO did. Not much worse than the original location where Stubaker placed that side of the belts...

That does look like a great job with the rockers. In my years of enjoying Studebaker, I cannot count how many cars with replacement rockers that look weird because they were not straight across the bottom.

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
[img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

62champ
03-09-2008, 01:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by wpsrea

Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.


I bet that was something the PO did. Not much worse than the original location where Stubaker placed that side of the belts...

That does look like a great job with the rockers. In my years of enjoying Studebaker, I cannot count how many cars with replacement rockers that look weird because they were not straight across the bottom.

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
[img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

mbstude
03-09-2008, 04:28 PM
quote:Hey. Matt, nice work on the rocker panel. Your seat belt mounting has me a bit concerned. Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.

It came to us that way. Don't worry, we'll change it.

The factory seat belt location was on the DOORS in '56. [:0]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Daytona%20Rod%20Run%202007/Daytona_2007205.jpg

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

mbstude
03-09-2008, 04:28 PM
quote:Hey. Matt, nice work on the rocker panel. Your seat belt mounting has me a bit concerned. Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.

It came to us that way. Don't worry, we'll change it.

The factory seat belt location was on the DOORS in '56. [:0]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Daytona%20Rod%20Run%202007/Daytona_2007205.jpg

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

62champ
03-09-2008, 05:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude


quote:Hey. Matt, nice work on the rocker panel. Your seat belt mounting has me a bit concerned. Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.

It came to us that way. Don't worry, we'll change it.

The factory seat belt location was on the DOORS in '56. [:0]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Daytona%20Rod%20Run%202007/Daytona_2007205.jpg

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg


I guess it was an effective way of keeping the door from swinging open if the latch wasn't working correctly.
At least it would have torn free in a major accident (with those screws holding it on...) allowing the occupants to be safely removed from the accident. [B)]

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
[img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

62champ
03-09-2008, 05:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude


quote:Hey. Matt, nice work on the rocker panel. Your seat belt mounting has me a bit concerned. Is that belt bolted into the seat? I would suggest a floor mount.

It came to us that way. Don't worry, we'll change it.

The factory seat belt location was on the DOORS in '56. [:0]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Daytona%20Rod%20Run%202007/Daytona_2007205.jpg

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg


I guess it was an effective way of keeping the door from swinging open if the latch wasn't working correctly.
At least it would have torn free in a major accident (with those screws holding it on...) allowing the occupants to be safely removed from the accident. [B)]

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
[img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]