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Aussie Hawk
06-19-2012, 03:57 PM
I'd been putting off cleaning under the Daytona for a while, then the weekend I decided to do it was cold and wet, that'll teach me for procrastinating.

The set up.
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/IMG_1559.jpg

The execution.
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/IMG_1578.jpg

The result before and after
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/IMG_1562.jpg

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/IMG_1601.jpg

Roscomacaw
06-19-2012, 05:15 PM
Geesh! ALL those years that Stude's been working to rust-proof itself and then you trash it's efforts.

jg61hawk
06-19-2012, 07:29 PM
You are one neat freak! I say that with all respect and in the best meaning. By the way are your pens organized by alphabetical order occording to the brand?

52 Ragtop
06-19-2012, 08:21 PM
Come on over, and I'll "let you" do the same to a couple of mine!! <G> NICE job!!

Jim

HAWK64
06-19-2012, 09:09 PM
Matt,
I recall a '64 Daytona Hardtop that came into Qld back in the eighties & was being done up by an enthusiast by the first name of Ross but he lost his life in a road accident. That project car was Strato Blue. Could it be the same one?

Aussie Hawk
06-20-2012, 01:27 AM
Hey Jim,
No I don't alphabatize my pens, and I'm not keen on washing under car bodies either. But I had to do this to get a 'Roadworthy Certificate', they are picky about oil leaks down here, and under the Daytona was covered. I know they'll come back, but the roadworthy guy is just up the street, so I guess I can drive it up there before they show again ;-)

Jim,
I bought the Dayton from Bill Pressler here on the SDC, about 12 months ago.


PS. As i finished the clean, covered in crap, I stepped out from under the car straight into the Hoist lock release lever - opened up the bridge of my nose and gave me a black eye. Noice !

avantilover
06-20-2012, 02:13 AM
Matt, that was the Universe's way of telling you not to do it again LOL Of course if you fix the leaks you won't have to.

Great car.

RadioRoy
06-20-2012, 02:17 AM
The only time a Studebaker doesn't leak is when it's empty. :)

stude dude
06-20-2012, 03:20 AM
Matt,
I recall a '64 Daytona Hardtop that came into Qld back in the eighties & was being done up by an enthusiast by the first name of Ross but he lost his life in a road accident. That project car was Strato Blue. Could it be the same one?

That Strato Blue Daytona was owned by Ross Hinson and was sold by his widow to Michael Kelly. Its still not on the road but probably will get there eventually. Matts car is near identical, both were Canadian assembled, reclining seats, etc.

Chris.