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Bamajak
12-16-2011, 06:49 PM
Utube frame change...............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTR1nb-he0

prez55
12-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Jack Ashamed no pictures of you working.

Bamajak
12-18-2011, 09:26 AM
OK I will correct.....................The frame is a GT with a convertable X member.......
The former owner was building a convertable 53............Also the frame is boxed down all sides
It will go under my 53 that had a 6 cyd frame.........Now equipped with a 259

bezhawk
12-18-2011, 10:36 AM
How do you mean 'boxed'? Aren't all Stude frames a totally enclosed 'hat section'???? (except for certain crossmembers)

starliner62
12-18-2011, 12:03 PM
Was he curled up on the floor, taking a nap?


Jack Ashamed no pictures of you working.

Bamajak
12-18-2011, 05:15 PM
Another layer from another frame was welded over this frame...............

hausdok
12-18-2011, 08:19 PM
Some captions or individual audio narration would have been nice.

Mike O'Handley
Kenmore, Washington
hausdok@msn.com

woodysrods
12-18-2011, 10:54 PM
I love the concept and plan to do a C/K convertible myself some day.
But we need more specifics here???
Good Roads
Brian

starliner62
12-19-2011, 04:08 PM
That frame ought to handle a couple of hundred horsepower!

Bamajak
01-02-2012, 06:38 PM
Engine installed

https://picasaweb.google.com/Bamajak/1953Studebaker?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIPalqvz1qmO6QE&feat=directlink

starliner62
01-02-2012, 10:03 PM
looks good!!!

candbstudebakers
01-03-2012, 01:53 AM
I love the concept and plan to do a C/K convertible myself some day.
But we need more specifics here???
Good Roads
Brian

I have a couple of "X" members..

Jerry Forrester
01-03-2012, 11:10 AM
Engine installed

https://picasaweb.google.com/Bamajak/1953Studebaker?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIPalqvz1qmO6QE&feat=directlink
Looking good Jack.
I keep waiting for someone else to ask the question. I guess everyone but me already knows the answer. <G>
What year Studebaker are those valve covers? Or, has someone added breather tubes to a pair of four bolt vc's?

starliner62
01-03-2012, 11:47 AM
Someone drilled two extra holes in a set of two bolt valve covers. I was also a little confused when I put the engine together. Now the question is, do you keep the partial flow filter or do you do away with it and the oil fill pipe? Maybe it's one of the early Nascar engines with three oil fill openings!!!:cool::cool::cool:

Oops, I just noticed that the front standpipe has already removed. I need to go back to bed...

Bamajak
09-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Took out the 3 speed overdrive and installed T 10 4 speed......anyone need a early overdrive transmission?