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grobb284
06-16-2006, 10:47 AM
I have been polishing the rear cover of the Dana 44 independent differential going in the Avanti chassis.

http://www.members.aol.com/grobb284/viper-polish2.jpg

Well, as a youth I had heard stories of old files, bolts, and other items showing up in steel, where they had recycled metal.

Well I have been polishing this aluminum differential cover for some time, and I could detect something just below the surface.

http://www.members.aol.com/grobb284/studebaker1a.jpg

After polishing several hours more, this is what came to the surface.

http://www.members.aol.com/grobb284/studebaker2.jpg


I don't know if the Viper rear differential cover was made from recycled beer cans from Indiana or what?

It does explain why this differential is so strong.

KGlowacky
06-16-2006, 12:00 PM
Where did you get that Stude label? I am interested in a couple.

JDP
06-16-2006, 12:17 PM
It was used on 56-57 cars, maybe more. (on the seat frame cover) Maybe Studebaker International had them repro'ed.

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
64 Daytona HT
64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Black
63 R2 4 speed GT White
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti
62 Daytona HT
53 Coupe

bams50
06-16-2006, 04:04 PM
Love that label... there's one on the pass. side of the seat on my 57 wag...

And no, I don't want to sell it! :D

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

sbca96
06-16-2006, 07:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by grobb284

I have been polishing the rear cover of the Dana 44 independent differential going in the Avanti chassis..... and I could detect something just below the surface.

Cute one.;)

Tom

DEEPNHOCK
06-16-2006, 07:33 PM
I have a belly button motor with the same logo on it...;)
http://www.members.aol.com/grobb284/studebaker2.jpg
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by grobb284

I have been polishing the rear cover of the Dana 44 independent differential going in the Avanti chassis.
http://www.members.aol.com/grobb284/studebaker2.jpg