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imitiday
11-17-2006, 12:42 PM
I have recently noticed some bulging around 3-4 screws that hold
the sill plate After removing,I was surprised to find the rust that
had formed on the underside of the vinyl covering? I guess this is
caused by water that must seep thru the screw thread's. Car is
never in the rain,& washed with minimal hose use! Any tips?

63R2AVANTI JOHN

StudeRich
11-17-2006, 12:48 PM
You might want to check your door weatherstrips, if water is getting past them it would explain the rust there. The only other thing I can think of, is the door drains, do they dump on the sills like the rest of the Studes or drain outboard of the seals to the ground like they should?

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
11-17-2006, 12:48 PM
You might want to check your door weatherstrips, if water is getting past them it would explain the rust there. The only other thing I can think of, is the door drains, do they dump on the sills like the rest of the Studes or drain outboard of the seals to the ground like they should?

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
11-17-2006, 12:52 PM
The rubber is bonded to a steel stiffener and the assembly is no longer available. You would have to make a stainless steel plate and figure out how to remove and re-bond the rubber to it. When new ones show up they are pricelees, so priced beyond reason!


quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE
[br would it be a haed thing to repair?


WOW, what happened here? This is an answer to J.Boyle who posted before me. [:0]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
11-17-2006, 12:52 PM
The rubber is bonded to a steel stiffener and the assembly is no longer available. You would have to make a stainless steel plate and figure out how to remove and re-bond the rubber to it. When new ones show up they are pricelees, so priced beyond reason!


quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE
[br would it be a haed thing to repair?


WOW, what happened here? This is an answer to J.Boyle who posted before me. [:0]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

JBOYLE
11-17-2006, 01:14 PM
What about the rust repair itself?
I've noticed some bumps raising on mine, (passenger door only) would it be a haed thing to repair?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
11-17-2006, 01:14 PM
What about the rust repair itself?
I've noticed some bumps raising on mine, (passenger door only) would it be a haed thing to repair?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

imitiday
11-17-2006, 02:53 PM
my thought on repair is to trim the rubber away from the rust,
then remove it & coat it with a material to stop any further
problems. As I said earlier,my A has not been rain driven in the
past 27 years.

63R2AVANTI JOHN

imitiday
11-17-2006, 02:53 PM
my thought on repair is to trim the rubber away from the rust,
then remove it & coat it with a material to stop any further
problems. As I said earlier,my A has not been rain driven in the
past 27 years.

63R2AVANTI JOHN

Alan
11-17-2006, 03:17 PM
Better place you order with Ed Reynolds. When he re-pops them they sell out fast. I ordered some at Palm Springs and told him I would pick them up in Omaha, by Omaha he was allready sold out so I ordered them again. They are $275 approx. apiece. And my 63 hasen't been in the rain since 69. And they just fell apart when I removed them.

Alan
11-17-2006, 03:17 PM
Better place you order with Ed Reynolds. When he re-pops them they sell out fast. I ordered some at Palm Springs and told him I would pick them up in Omaha, by Omaha he was allready sold out so I ordered them again. They are $275 approx. apiece. And my 63 hasen't been in the rain since 69. And they just fell apart when I removed them.

stratovue
11-17-2006, 08:27 PM
I'll bet it's the right side that is bad. There seems to have been a problem with the manufacture of the right side as they separate much more ofter than the left. I don't think that it has anything to do with water leakage. In any case, they're 43 years old so perhaps it's time for them to be replaced.

Ed Reynolds
Studebaker International

stratovue
11-17-2006, 08:27 PM
I'll bet it's the right side that is bad. There seems to have been a problem with the manufacture of the right side as they separate much more ofter than the left. I don't think that it has anything to do with water leakage. In any case, they're 43 years old so perhaps it's time for them to be replaced.

Ed Reynolds
Studebaker International