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Chris_Dresbach
04-09-2010, 09:20 PM
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/primedwheels.jpg
Well, I got my rims back from the sand blaster today. They came back very nice. Hey, I had some wheels under all the rust and grease!:D[:o)] I cleaned them with some prep all and shot them with their first coat of primer, and they get painted black first thing in the morning. They are in primer in the pic.:D

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

Chris_Dresbach
04-09-2010, 10:04 PM
Oh, and the tires go on them tomorrow, and they go back on the car.:D

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

DKing
04-09-2010, 10:04 PM
Fresh parts are fun, aren't they?

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David King

1964 Studebaker Commander
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (615)
1966 Pontiac GTO convertible

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Milaca
04-09-2010, 11:34 PM
Whoa, you're painting them in the morning and mounting the tires the same day? I hope you like having fingerprints embedded in your paint. [:0] You might be better off mounting the tires first and then painting the wheels to avoid damaging the fresh uncured paint. The tires can either be masked from the spray paint or paint thinner on a rag will remove any fresh paint from the tires.

Mr. Quinn mentioned that these originally had dual white stripes painted on them. You may be able to find vinyl pinstripping tape that will match the original stripes. Any place that sells automotive paint should have catalogs of available pinstripe tape that can be ordered. Good luck!

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Love birds...Red Hawks in mating season.
In the middle of Minnestudea

Da Tinman
04-09-2010, 11:43 PM
better yet, I have access to a wheel striping machine.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/shoebox/fcsigpic2.jpg
http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

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COMMANDERPINK1
04-10-2010, 12:15 AM
I would mount the tires, just dont inflate them to seat the beads. Mask them off, paint and let dry then inflate. Damage free!

Tom

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Chris_Dresbach
04-10-2010, 12:19 AM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Whoa, you're painting them in the morning and mounting the tires the same day? I hope you like having fingerprints embedded in your paint. [:0] You might be better off mounting the tires first and then painting the wheels to avoid damaging the fresh uncured paint. The tires can either be masked from the spray paint or paint thinner on a rag will remove any fresh paint from the tires.

Mr. Quinn mentioned that these originally had dual white stripes painted on them. You may be able to find vinyl pinstripping tape that will match the original stripes. Any place that sells automotive paint should have catalogs of available pinstripe tape that can be ordered. Good luck!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4478293868_83da2fe493_t.jpg
Love birds...Red Hawks in mating season.
In the middle of Minnestudea

Wheels will be painted at about 7am, but won't actually get tires until about 3-4pm. So they should have plenty of time to dry. Becides that, it's spray paint and it's fast dry.[:p]

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

Chris_Dresbach
04-10-2010, 12:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by Da Tinman

better yet, I have access to a wheel striping machine.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/shoebox/fcsigpic2.jpg
http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/

http://www.datinmanjay.com

Email sent.:)

bams50
04-10-2010, 04:48 AM
Chris- did you check the wheels extremely closely for cracks? That's another of the lovable Stude "quirks"- wheels that fatigue and crack, then break and potentially fly off.

At least that's the case with newer ones- maybe it doesn't apply to the older ones? I'm sure someone will know more.

Thanks for keeping us posted- love your interest and enthusiasm- and that you're actually doing things[^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA
Ephesians 6:10-17

Chris_Dresbach
04-10-2010, 06:19 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Chris- did you check the wheels extremely closely for cracks? That's another of the lovable Stude "quirks"- wheels that fatigue and crack, then break and potentially fly off.

At least that's the case with newer ones- maybe it doesn't apply to the older ones? I'm sure someone will know more.

Thanks for keeping us posted- love your interest and enthusiasm- and that you're actually doing things[^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Ephesians 6:10-17







No cracks!:D One rim just had a little bend in it at the bead. Everything else is really good on them. They just need some new hub cap clips, but Ill probably get those from Ed.:)[8D]

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.