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don samborski
02-04-2006, 12:55 PM
Is there a replacement or a way to repair/remove small scratches on the scrolled metal around key or glove compartment door. I have two dashes but both have same problem.
any help??

THANKS, DON.

gordr
02-04-2006, 02:57 PM
That embossed metal is aluminum, and it is very soft. The scratches may have removed the embossing, and have almost certainly removed the anodized finish.

Offhand, I sure can't think of good DIY means of repair. I'd suggest you contact some metal refinishing specialists.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

jimmijim8
02-05-2006, 07:56 AM
Don, I am in the process of having 1/8 inch wood overlays manufactured for all model year Hawk dashes. They are available upon order and samples of the overlays will be available for viewing at this years York Swap Meet. Available in walnut,birds eye and curly maple,mahogany and oak to name a few. Not for the purist but for someone that wants something of quality and uniqueness. jimmijim8

wagone
02-05-2006, 03:52 PM
Hey Jimmijim8: Would you consider having the Avanti dash done in real wood? What kind of prices do you have on the Hawk dashes? Thanks.
wagone and Avanti I

don samborski
02-05-2006, 04:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by jimmijim8

Don, I am in the process of having 1/8 inch wood overlays manufactured for all model year Hawk dashes. They are available upon order and samples of the overlays will be available for viewing at this years York Swap Meet. Available in walnut,birds eye and curly maple,mahogany and oak to name a few. Not for the purist but for someone that wants something of quality and uniqueness. jimmijim8

Thanks for the info....i will keep it in mind..but this one has got to be original. Don.,

jimmijim8
02-10-2006, 12:58 PM
I will certainly consider doing dashes on any Studebaker if it is applicable. I must first have access to an Avanti dash which I don't have at this time have. In the works: all model year Hawks, 59-60 Larks. Let me know your needs and we'll talk. My friend is a master wood craftsman. Anything to do with wood creations. He is now presently doing dashes for the Sunbeams and Alpines. He's not trying to get rich. My only objective is to make available a quality product for the Stude folks. I am a dedicated to the marque Stude enthusiast and don' make a living from selling Stude parts. Will be at York to display samples and some other good stuff. jimmijim 304-723-5253

JDP
02-10-2006, 02:03 PM
This thread is az perfect example of why the no Ad's policy is wrong headed. Reading the tread I became interested in you oveylays, and you learned that others might want the Avanti dash done. Niether would have happened if you had kept it to private e-mails.
Maybe we could meet the club in the middle and ask that major vendors not to post ad's (Me, SI, SASCO and the like), but allow private sales and small hobbiest ad's like yours. For example, killing a thread where a small hobbiest (Jeff) is looking for manifold cores to make more 4 barrel manifolds serves no one.
I'm not over the moon about not being able to ask for hydovac cores to rebuild for example, but I could deal with it.

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
64 GT Hawk
64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Daytona Convert.
53 Street rod

PaulDriver
02-10-2006, 08:49 PM
There should be a seperate forum topic for commercial projects, and the ability to start a thread limited to people who have paid an advertising fee.

Then, when something like this occurs you can insert a link to the thread with your project in it, and move the discussion there.

Avalanche325
02-11-2006, 06:04 AM
I was hanging out on a Cobra forum for a while. There were several times that ideas went around on the forum that lead to someone manufacturing a part that a lot of forum members wanted / needed. A few of these ideas got back to the manufacturer and were added to the new kits.

There were several threads there to see if there was enough interest to start manufacturing a part. Some went into production.

The commercial guys have banner ads that they pay for. There are also a couple that have their own area where you can "ask the experts". I see that TW does have this, which is great.

Don,

Do you have a picture of the dash? It might give us some ideas.

garyash
02-11-2006, 10:33 AM
I like JDP's comments above. Over the years, I've done a couple of very small reproduction projects, like decals for restoring the gauges on M trucks and '41 cars. I made the decals because I needed them for my car. I offered them to others at $10 a set as a way to help other people with similar projects. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme. SDC thought enough of the project that there is a link from the technical pages of this site to my web page about it. They also have a link to my page about making cab corners for the M trcuk cabs, though no one would ever pay me for the number of hours it takes to make a pair. I also reproduced the rubber for the slats of Wagonaire roof racks and sold a few sets hoping to cover my investment ( I didn't). At one point, I made a complete set of drawings to reproduce M5/M15 pickup beds, but no one wanted to pay the price of building one from scratch, including me! I just want enough people to go in with me so that I can afford to get the parts and Studebaker goodies that I want. Like this: http://www.studegarage.com/sign.htm

Where else can you discuss concepts with people to gauge real interest? Many of these projects take a bunch of front-end cash and if there is no commitment from other people, the project won't happen. Projects also need momentum, the kind that is NOT provided by writing an ad two months in advance of a TW issue and then waiting for people to write back. It needs active, instantaneous dialog, the kind that we have here in the forum. I don't think SDC wants to shut that off, but every action has "unforseen consequences". I'd rather see SDC add another forum here for this kind of work. It's what the club OUGHT to be stimulating. Other car clubs have very active efforts to support reproduction efforts for parts. At the risk of irritating someone at SDC, I am currently thinking about how to get reproductions made of the M5/'40 Commander bumper guards [just thinking mind you, not actually offering anything for sale]. If this isn't the place to ask about interest and specifications, what is?

Gary Ash
Dartmouth, MA
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
www.studegarage.com

wagone
02-11-2006, 11:46 AM
I guess I'm kinda dumb. I really can't see how JDP is hurting the SDC by giving us a "heads up" on a car he has listed on e-Bay. If he is prevented from doing so it is not going to increase by ONE penny SDC's revenue. And that seems the only argument for the policy. To my way of thinking it is a capricious/arbitrary policy--certainly to keep blatant advertising off the forum is understandable, but I've never seen that sort of advertising on this forum. Wake up--e-Bay exists and JDP will continue to use it. Now SDC is paying for this forum (and,yes, I am a member) but it still is the member's club, the club doesn't belong to the directors. The members pay for the forum and the members, at least those who use this forum, should be allowed to decide the issue.

wagone

PaulDriver
02-11-2006, 11:54 AM
It's ridiculous, make a new forum, lock the ability to create a thread, grant the right, for a period of time, to anyone who is running an ad in turning wheels.

Done.