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mbstude
04-27-2008, 05:15 PM
"In order for it to get better, it first must get worse." ;)

It's getting there. Got the new grille in place. Still lots to do. I've got a straight bumper coming from Mr. Biggs.

It won't be this ugly once I get done with it. :) The headlight bucket is one from a Hawk; fits perfect.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Scotsman%20rebuild/orange_truck021.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Scotsman%20rebuild/orange_truck018.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Scotsman%20rebuild/orange_truck013.jpg

Here's the good hood I bought a couple months back. It came off an Alaskan Blue '59 Scotsman. I've decided that 95% of all '59 Scotsmans were Alaskan Blue; mine included.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Scotsman%20rebuild/orange_truck016.jpg

The 'glass grille didn't have any place to latch the hood, so I cut all the spot welds off the top section of my wrecked Scotsman grille, and riveted it to the 'glass one. The holes lined up just right. Once painted, the rivets shouldn't be too noticeable.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Scotsman%20rebuild/orange_truck008.jpg

I think once we get the brakes done, the grille 100% mounted, and the body work done, we'll go ahead and respray the whole truck in Omaha Orange. All orange, grille included, with white 'trim'. I may two tone it orange/white at a later date. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Guido
04-27-2008, 05:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude
I've got a straight bumper coming from Mr. Biggs. You might want to grab the one off the fire truck in the background. If you are going to hit something, at least let them know you are there.

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BobGlasscock
04-27-2008, 05:24 PM
[quote]Originally posted by mbstude

"In order for it to get better, it first must get worse." ;)


It won't be this ugly once I get done with it. :)

IMO, it ain't ugly now! Nice progress, it's personality is still showing through.[8D]


'50 Champion, 1 family owner

mbstude
04-27-2008, 05:25 PM
Thanks Bob. :)

Gary, that fire truck bumper is pretty mangled up. Somebody hit something big, and they hit it hard. [xx(]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Guido
04-27-2008, 05:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude
Gary, that fire truck bumper is pretty mangled up. Somebody hit something big, and they hit it hard. [xx(] Even better, you do not have to worry about messing it up. [}:)]:D

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mbstude
04-27-2008, 05:29 PM
quote: Even better, you do not have to worry about messing it up.[}:)]:D

Ah, it won't fit my truck with that buck tooth grille anyways. It does have a set of bodacious hooks already mounted, however. :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Mark57
04-27-2008, 07:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Ah, it won't fit my truck with that [u]buck tooth grille </u> anyways. It does have a set of bodacious hooks already mounted, however. :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA


Please Matthew, "Doehler grilled" sounds much more "professional". ;)[}:)]:)
PS: Lookin' good, he'll be back on the road in short order! [8D]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
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mbstude
04-27-2008, 07:54 PM
Did Bob Doehler have buck teeth?


[:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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lstude
04-27-2008, 08:01 PM
I didn't know Scotsmans had buck teeth!

Looks like you're making some good progress!

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Guido
04-27-2008, 08:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Did Bob Doehler have buck teeth? Don't know, but your truck must if it needs braces! :D

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Anne F. Goodman
04-27-2008, 08:25 PM
Looks like Gus has influenced our lingo about Stude Trucks. Hey Matthew you need some foam teeth for The Pumpkin. That would be great.

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1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
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Gary1953
04-27-2008, 08:56 PM
Matthew,
I would never have thought you'd go with the Transtar grill. I liked the transtars a lot and had one back in the 80's.
Are you going to paint the grill off white?
Would look pretty cool.
Looking forward to the finished truck.


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Pat Skelly
04-27-2008, 09:44 PM
I hope Grandma's Hawk has already been finished, or she may have you and Neil strung up by your thumbs.

Pat Skelly
62 GT Hawk
53 Studillac
37 Dictator Coupe

snowy_buffalo
04-27-2008, 10:20 PM
Looking good but just not the same after seeing it at SB last summer. You seemed so proud of the difference of a Scotty. Got to look a second time now to realize it's still a Scotty after adding that fiberglass grille, but hey I like the fiberglass grille on my '57 Transtar. One of the reasons I bought it.

You owe Gandpa Neil big time for pounding out those fenders. With the grill in place you can't see any damage left.

Keep up the progress news and photos. Eveyone seems to love to follow your love of Studes.

'57 3E6-12 Transtar Deluxe
'64 Daytona HT

BobGlasscock
04-27-2008, 10:25 PM
Anne Goodman -- Looks like Gus has influenced our lingo about Stude Trucks. Hey Matthew you need some foam teeth for The Pumpkin. That would be great.

Not only great, but hilarious! Do it, Matthew, Do it!!


Guido -- Don't know, but your truck must if it needs braces!
Pat Skelly -- I hope Grandma's Hawk has already been finished, or she may have you and Neil strung up by your thumbs.

ooh, now the thread is getting mean.....


'50 Champion, 1 family owner

rockinhawk
04-27-2008, 10:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Pat Skelly

I hope Grandma's Hawk has already been finished, or she may have you and Neil strung up by your thumbs.

Pat Skelly
62 GT Hawk
53 Studillac
37 Dictator Coupe
We are working on them togather. Would it be worse to be strung up by a broken thumb, or a broken toe? NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
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BobPalma
04-28-2008, 07:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I didn't know Scotsmans had buck teeth!
Leonard Shepherd


:) That they did, Leonard. Readily available as an option after mid-1959 production. See Page 12, October 2005 Turning Wheels.

('Lookin' good, Matthew!) :DBP

mbstude
04-28-2008, 08:23 AM
quote:Looks like Gus has influenced our lingo about Stude Trucks. Hey Matthew you need some foam teeth for The Pumpkin. That would be great.

Yep! Everytime I look at the truck, I think about your 'Gus'. :) Foam teeth? Hmm.. didn't think about that. ;)


quote:Matthew,
I would never have thought you'd go with the Transtar grill. I liked the transtars a lot and had one back in the 80's.
Are you going to paint the grill off white?
Would look pretty cool.
Looking forward to the finished truck.

It's either this grille or spend a lot of time smoothing out the fenders. The grille will either be off white or orange.


quote:Looking good but just not the same after seeing it at SB last summer. You seemed so proud of the difference of a Scotty. Got to look a second time now to realize it's still a Scotty after adding that fiberglass grille, but hey I like the fiberglass grille on my '57 Transtar. One of the reasons I bought it.

I will use the Scotsman hood. :) I'm still quite proud of the truck, it's just getting a 'new look'. ;)

Like BP says, the "Deluxe grille package" was indeed an option on the Scotsman trucks. Tim Stevens (AKA studemaker) has one. [^]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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BobPalma
04-28-2008, 08:50 AM
:) I'm still trying to figure out how Matthew posts on the forum at a time of day when normal kids are in school. (Hmmm....I may have answered my own question!)

JUST FUNNIN' Ya', Matthew; keep up the good work. (You're right; using the DeLuxe grille saves a lot of metal work on the fenders. Good thinking...and it looks better, too.) :D BP

Jessie J.
04-28-2008, 09:13 AM
A black stripe panted across the center of that grill, and Voila! ya got a set of chompers that'll scare the bejeebers out of the unsuspecting. :D

mbstude
04-28-2008, 09:15 AM
Mr. Palma, I've got two computer classes this semester. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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ChampTrucking
04-28-2008, 11:26 AM
I got a question Matthew. Is the ONLY thing that is going to keep that hood held down is the integrity of the fiberglass grill the hood latch metal was rivited to? That seems like a weak anchor when the air going into the engine compartment at speed starts trying to push up that hood!! I would hate to see that big metal hood spring up and smack your windshield and roof as you were driving down the road!! Am I missing a hidden support or something? I have no knowledge of how that era truck is built,so I am curious!!

Roscomacaw
04-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Champ's got a fair question, Matthew. Of course, there ARE two brace rods that support that hood latch on the glass-grilled C-cabs. I MIGHT have a pair of those rods. IF I did, will you need them Matthew, or have you already got a pair?

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

mbstude
04-28-2008, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the offer Biggs, but the Scotsman has those same two support bars, and they bolt up to the 'glass grille. ;) So, I'm good to go. [^]

I'll get some pics later today. Easier to 'splain that way. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Guido
04-28-2008, 09:57 PM
Young Matthew,

A NOS Scotsman grille is now on e-Bay and the seller is in Jawga. You may want to buy it and tuck it away.

http://i23.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/ec/ec/2b6d_1.JPG

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-truck-grill-NOS-Scotsman-RARE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33645QQihZ007QQitemZ170214242361QQrdZ1QQsspagena meZWDVW

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mbstude
04-28-2008, 09:59 PM
I saw that Gary. Already at $80 with 5 days left? More than I want to spend. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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studeawakening
04-30-2008, 10:20 PM
contact me with your email and I will take pictures of how my turn signals are mounted on my truck

art copeland

mbstude
05-02-2008, 08:45 AM
Art, I sent you an email a couple days back through the forum, but I'm not sure it went through.

My email is mbstude at yahoo dot com. Thanks. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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