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buddymander
05-16-2009, 12:43 AM
I have a couple of these panels left over from the run I made a couple of years ago. I'm selling them on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=350202618015

jimmijim8
05-16-2009, 07:21 AM
Saw the piece on e-bay Mike. Looks good. jimmijim

buddymander
05-17-2009, 02:29 PM
As soon as I can figure out how to post a pic I'm going to offer a prize to the person who guesses the closest to the highest bid.

utahstudebaker
05-17-2009, 02:37 PM
I have an idea, let's just delete this post and quit drawing attention to the item. Just kidding, I would love to win it for my truck but hope it does not get out of my range.

Thanks for offering it up!

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm308/utahstude/1-3.jpg

1953 2R5 frame off in progress.

buddymander
05-17-2009, 03:25 PM
Haha, you scared me for a sec. I do have another one that is a blem that I'm going to sell cheaper. So, anyway, here's a pic of the prize going to the closest guess. It's the two piece S-t-u-d-e-b-a-k-e-r nameplate that attaches to the leading edge of 49-55 hoods. The chrome is def not show but all the mounting studs are there.http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc160/buddymander/th_S-T-U-D-E-B-A-K-E-R.jpg

52-fan
05-17-2009, 04:00 PM
Zoomy looking piece, but what do you do about wipers?

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1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

buddymander
05-17-2009, 04:48 PM
You just move the motor back. I cover that and several other questions in the auction description. What's your guess?

buddymander
05-17-2009, 10:47 PM
Probably still trying to perfect my sheet metal brake, or cutting out cardboard patterns and looking for another truck cowl to double check my patterns. The fact that these look simple in no way reflects the amount of expense and time and trial and error that it took to finally come up with the correct shape to within 1/16". So... what's your guess on the auction?

buddymander
05-18-2009, 02:21 AM
If a few is three, then I guess that does sound about right. At first I was selling them unassembled for around two, but I felt that they may be a little too difficult to align by somebody who didn't have a lot of experience. So I decided to assemble them on my jig. Welding, grinding, and I added the support plate since these had to withstand shipping and handling. Labor is more and packaging is too. But they can be installed a lot easier.

buddymander
05-19-2009, 10:54 AM
Five bidders so far, and 22 watchers. But, I guess these chrome emblems aren't going to be leaving my garage, after all.

buddymander
05-20-2009, 03:20 PM
Bump... and going for four in a row.

buddymander
05-21-2009, 12:30 AM
Five minutes left! Any more guesses?

PackardV8
05-21-2009, 11:01 AM
How about $182.50? The C-cab market has spoken, but didn't say what you wanted to hear. That's a one-of-a-kind part; can't be bought anywhere else, can't be price-shopped. It's just the custom C-cab market is pretty thin. A really nice '56-listed-as-a-'55 is not getting any traction on eBay just now, so don't feel too bad.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

buddymander
05-21-2009, 11:17 AM
Now I have to figure out who gets these hood chromes. Either the guess at "A few hundred" or yours after the auction closed...what to do...

PackardV8
05-21-2009, 11:38 AM
since the reserve wasn't met, you've got a loophole

PackardV8

buddymander
05-21-2009, 11:50 AM
not really--I just said "the closest guess"

bridgegaurd
05-21-2009, 08:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by buddymander

Now I have to figure out who gets these hood chromes. Either the guess at "A few hundred" or yours after the auction closed...what to do...
How about the guy who was the high bidder (182.50 when the auction closed instead of the guy who used it as a guess) (high bid was much more but didn't meet the reserve) After all how many of the guessers bid and how many just droned.

buddymander
05-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Studedude is the only person who even tried to guess before the auction closed. The question remains then, Is "a few hundred" an acceptable form of a guess. (?) I have more of these chromes. I've been collecting them for five years. I even have a piece that's NOS. Bridgeguard, what was your bid?

bridgegaurd
05-21-2009, 08:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by buddymander

Studedude is the only person who even tried to guess before the auction closed. The question remains then, Is "a few hundred" an acceptable form of a guess. (?) I have more of these chromes. I've been collecting them for five years. I even have a piece that's NOS. Bridgeguard, what was your bid?


$201.00 I was just joking about the chrome i have a few already.

buddymander
05-21-2009, 09:16 PM
Oh cuz if it was more like $250.. we could talk. On another note: I'm going to need an address from studedude if he wants these chromes.

buddymander
05-21-2009, 10:34 PM
And when you posted it I didn't have an inkling that that would be the closest thing to a guess. But it was. Okay, I think just for fun, I'm going to list them on ebay, if you don't mind.

rusty nut garage
05-22-2009, 02:08 PM
I emailed you for install instruction prior to th close of the auction but didn't receive them. Send them to me if you would.
Once installed are they permanent and if so how do you access the wiper motor and dash for maint?
Thanks

quote:Originally posted by buddymander

I have a couple of these panels left over from the run I made a couple of years ago. I'm selling them on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=350202618015


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53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
57 SH (project)
60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

buddymander
05-22-2009, 04:49 PM
Russ, I need your address. I looked for an email both here and on ebay and couldn't find it. Email to studetruck1949@yahoo.com. These are weld in. You cut out the bottom of the horizontal shelf from the glovebox edge to the left side (driver's) of the dash; for access. You don't need that panel to seal the firewall once this panel is in place. It ends up like a "normal" truck.

DEEPNHOCK
05-22-2009, 04:56 PM
Different strokes I suppose...
Loved the fab aspect of making a panel...
Rick Courtiers' panel is a bolt in deal with no modifications needed, except for a couple of bolt holes...
Glove box stays the same. Wiper mount stays the same..
He even stashed his Optima battery in there...
Jeff[8D]
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/microbrewery/IMG00757.jpg

buddymander
05-22-2009, 05:59 PM
I heard of a guy in Texas that made a panel that looked a lot like that one, but it was $850. I wanted one that looked like it could have come from the factory that way. Also, I wanted it to seal up the firewall. Do you have a shot of how the area looks around the curve of the cowl? I can see a tiny bit of it and it looks kinda messy. Kinda reminds me of a clip-on tie.

DEEPNHOCK
05-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Well, its 386 points of messy.
I'll ask Rick if he has other pic's.
I just posted his previously posted pic to bring more to the subject matter.
His does not seal anything up, as it is just a cosmetic cover.
Look, I complimented your work and your concept.
Poor form to slam others work, especially when their work is finished.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by buddymander

I heard of a guy in Texas that made a panel that looked a lot like that one, but it was $850. I wanted one that looked like it could have come from the factory that way. Also, I wanted it to seal up the firewall. Do you have a shot of how the area looks around the curve of the cowl? I can see a tiny bit of it and it looks kinda messy. Kinda reminds me of a clip-on tie.

buddymander
05-22-2009, 10:14 PM
It just doesn't look very well finished around the edge. Not very complimentary to such a beautiful engine. Doesn't that look messed up around the edge? Or do my eyes deceive me? I'm just calling it like I see it, no bias one way or the other. The fitment doesn't seem to be on par with the rest of the truck.

buddymander
05-22-2009, 10:30 PM
If you look straight up from the wing nut holding the breather on to the back carb; just below the edge of the hood. Above the S-t in the Studebaker script. Where the two surfaces meet in the area where the leading cowl edge turns down from horizontal to vertical. It looks messed up where the two come together, doesn't it? Mine takes a LOT more work, and is permanent, but costs probably a third, looks finished. I know a lot of people want to be able to remove it, but that option makes for a poor fit.

buddymander
05-22-2009, 10:47 PM
Haha, Dave--but I'm visualizing how it might look all the way around, that's all; judging by that small section. I know I sound critical of someone else's work, but imagine how critical I am of my own, I can't stand myself sometimes. I'm lucky whenever I finish any small portion of my truck, especially if I don't tear it all out and redo it. Hey, like I tell anybody who asks , "When's it gonna be done?", I say this truck ain't for drivin; it's for workin on"

Dan White
08-28-2015, 08:49 PM
Does anyone know how if anyone still makes these types of firewall panels? From what I can tell buddymander has not been on the forum for about 5 years. I need one for my C-cab that is finally getting started on.

57transtar guy
08-29-2015, 12:50 AM
Is be interested too

JRoberts
08-29-2015, 07:57 AM
I would like to find one of these as well.

Guido
08-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Sounds like a market exists, I wonder if this is something Leroy Cary could fab up?

PackardV8
08-29-2015, 01:52 PM
Yes, a market exists.

No, not at CASO prices.

Maybe, figure why three different guys have made and sold them over the years but don't any longer.

FWIW, the custom firewall cover I had made was one of the more expensive pieces of the truck by the time it was done.

46884

jack vines

57transtar guy
08-29-2015, 05:02 PM
Jack- can you send me a couple pictures of the edges? I'm going to try and make one so any insight to the corners, edges and upper and lower sides would be great!

Dan White
08-31-2015, 06:41 AM
If someone has a pattern perhaps Leroy might be an option since he has made parts for my Hawk in the past.

ProStreet50
08-31-2015, 09:23 AM
Man I need one too

ProStreet50
08-31-2015, 09:41 AM
http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods-rat-rods/blog/template_permalink.asp?id=95#axzz3kOppz98y

Dan White
08-31-2015, 10:07 AM
Hey that is pretty cool. Classic Ent. could possible do something like that??

ST2DE5
08-31-2015, 10:49 AM
Put me on the list. It might help keep some heat out of the cab.

ProStreet50
08-31-2015, 03:28 PM
Hey that is pretty cool. Classic Ent. could possible do something like that??
Sent an email to Lamonte about this. No answer yet.

ProStreet50
09-01-2015, 04:01 PM
Got a rat nest to hide.
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu216/BucketRick/50eng.jpg

bkz81
04-08-2016, 05:52 PM
Any updates? Thanks