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63larkcustom
01-30-2007, 08:00 PM
Hello Everyone.. I've run into a snag with the 62Wagon.. There is some rust that I thought was pretty minor. Today was up under the dash straightening out a few wires that were hanging down and stuck my finger through the wall under the right side of the windshield behind the dash. I stuck my dig camera up under and see that its pretty bad. What can I do? What implications does this have for the car? Can this be repaired/replaced easily or will it require removal of the dash/front clip. As always your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Bob Sporner
Palm Springs, California

JDP
01-30-2007, 08:32 PM
Looks like some dirt got packed in there and kept it wet. It's not going to be a easy repair since the cancer is pretty advanced, but I'll defer to the body work experts.


64 Commander 2 dr.
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

63larkcustom
01-30-2007, 09:50 PM
I guess the other question I have with regards to this is.. I have the 63 sedan in my garage that the body is in great shape as far as rust free, etc. Its got the same drivetrain as the wagon. Is the wagon rare enough where it should be saved? I've been thinking swapping all the parts from the wagon into the sedan.

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Bob Sporner
Palm Springs, California

JDP
01-30-2007, 10:33 PM
The wagon is far more desirable and worth some rust repair if it's not terminal.


64 Commander 2 dr.
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

KGlowacky
01-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Don't panic, all rust can be replaced. I have done many rust buckets and a patch panel is the same if it's 2" or 2'. Couple ways to go about this. First do you have a welder and some 18 ga steel? if so just cut out the rusted area and weld in a patch. Of couse you will have to make the patch ,it is not that hard. And remember no mater how good the patch some filler will be required therefor a perfect patch is not required. Another way to solve this challange is find a local high school that has a body shop class. They can do this for you. Worst case get a body shop to do it. The best advice I can give you is cut out a bigger area then is rusted so that you get it all. Then there is a better chance you will never have to do it again. Also sandblast the area with a small sandblaster first as it will show you where the rust stops. Good Luck.

63larkcustom
01-31-2007, 01:45 AM
The welding goes a bit beyond my skill level. Mike, I sent the pictures to you. I hope its enough for you to be able to make a recommendation. The lil wagon has been growing on me.

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Bob Sporner
Palm Springs, California

Swifster
01-31-2007, 02:30 AM
Bob, just a suggestion. While your welding skills may not be that good now, this could be good practice...

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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tstclr
01-31-2007, 06:51 AM
I agree with Tom. Instead of farming out the welding required on my 63, I bought a Hobart Mig welder (one of the best for the home user IMO) and did it myself. You can use the flux core wire that comes with it if you don't want to get involved with buying/renting the gas and the results are just as good- you just have to remove a little more slag.
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan
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64 Daytona 4dr Sedan
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studebaker-R2-4-me
01-31-2007, 03:14 PM
I agree. When I received my Hawk last summer I had already recieved the new carpet set from John Poulos and was rip roaring to install the carpets. I was told the floors were solid when I purchased the car and that the floors would require a new coat of paint. I started banging around with a body hammer and the floor were a tad to weak for my new carpets. 30 minutes later I was the owner of a MigPac 100 Lincoln set up for gas or flux core. It will be good practice for you and you too will own a new tool for Half of what you would pay someone else to weld it up. Your next purchase should be a Auto Darkening Helmet which is always the best for someone that is just learning to pass a bead. You will not regret the purchase!






1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone