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60Lark
07-18-2007, 12:44 AM
Well for those of you that know I have been working on the 56 Power Hawk that I recently aquired, you probably know that I bought a Dana 44 rear-end, NOS front backing plates, drums, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and brake lines along with numerous other items for the project, at the SB Meet.
The good news is: I got the rear-end and all of the brake parts replaced, brake lines bled. Last Wednesday I was pretty excited about trying to finish the final steps so I could take it out for a short drive, I had the front wheels back on the car, I had torqued the left rear axle nut and had put that wheel back on, and then moved to the other side and was just about finished tightening the right rear axle nut when I heard what sounded like a piece of paper being torn, the tearing sound came from my right shoulder, only after hearing this sound, did I feel the sharp burning pain in my shoulder.
The Bad News: My daughter the nurse got me an appointment with one of the doctors in the orthopedic practice that she works in. He told me today, that I have a torn rotator cuff :( and I need to have it surgically repaired [xx(] I am to have surgery a week from this Thursday, My arm will have to be in a sling for 6 weeks, he predicts that I will not be able to pull or push on any wrenches for 4 monthes [V] What a bummer. So it looks like my 56 Power Hawk project will be on hold for a few monthes :(
BTW - I am not looking for sympathy - I just feel the need to vent!

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

Dick Steinkamp
07-18-2007, 12:52 AM
Bummer, Phil.

Take the full time to heal properly. The project will wait for you!

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Dick Steinkamp
07-18-2007, 12:52 AM
Bummer, Phil.

Take the full time to heal properly. The project will wait for you!

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Roscomacaw
07-18-2007, 01:10 AM
Man! Bad news, Phil! Well - do right by yourself. Don't rush it. I could relate from experience, how foolish it is to ignore the doc's advice.[V] Been there - done that and paid fror it.[xx(]

The Hawk'll wait for you.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
07-18-2007, 01:10 AM
Man! Bad news, Phil! Well - do right by yourself. Don't rush it. I could relate from experience, how foolish it is to ignore the doc's advice.[V] Been there - done that and paid fror it.[xx(]

The Hawk'll wait for you.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

gordr
07-18-2007, 01:21 AM
Bummer, Phil.

You need a junior wrench-puller to do the heavy lifting, while you relax in a lounge chair, shoulder elevated, and self-medicating. Gin and tonic is about right in this hot weather.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
07-18-2007, 01:21 AM
Bummer, Phil.

You need a junior wrench-puller to do the heavy lifting, while you relax in a lounge chair, shoulder elevated, and self-medicating. Gin and tonic is about right in this hot weather.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

bams50
07-18-2007, 05:35 AM
Sorry to hear that, Phil! From what I've seen with rotator cuffs, they tend to repair well; they fix it, you do the therapy to get it healed, then you get back to your life![^]

Maybe I should send my nephew Evyn to be your hands for a while...;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
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bams50
07-18-2007, 05:35 AM
Sorry to hear that, Phil! From what I've seen with rotator cuffs, they tend to repair well; they fix it, you do the therapy to get it healed, then you get back to your life![^]

Maybe I should send my nephew Evyn to be your hands for a while...;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

Guido
07-18-2007, 06:54 AM
Phil,

Sound like an opportunity to move to management where you can organize, supervise and deputize.... (and hopefully find someone else to finish the job). Get well soon.

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
07-18-2007, 06:54 AM
Phil,

Sound like an opportunity to move to management where you can organize, supervise and deputize.... (and hopefully find someone else to finish the job). Get well soon.

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

lstude
07-18-2007, 07:49 AM
Man, and I thought I was bad off because of the engine troubles in my 52. Engine problems are minor compared to your health. I hope you will be OK and back on the Power Hawk project soon.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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lstude
07-18-2007, 07:49 AM
Man, and I thought I was bad off because of the engine troubles in my 52. Engine problems are minor compared to your health. I hope you will be OK and back on the Power Hawk project soon.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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stude53
07-18-2007, 08:22 AM
Hey, Phil
Life is what happens while you are planning for something else!
Lay low and take the time to heal. Yes, the time will pass slowly, but don't rush it. The Hawk will wait for you.

Good luck with the surgery.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
07-18-2007, 08:22 AM
Hey, Phil
Life is what happens while you are planning for something else!
Lay low and take the time to heal. Yes, the time will pass slowly, but don't rush it. The Hawk will wait for you.

Good luck with the surgery.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Swifster
07-18-2007, 09:46 AM
Does this mean that your pending contract to pitch for the Cardinals has been put on hold? Relax and enjoy the rest of your summer with your family & friends. At least there are a couple of other toys to play with without the wrenching (I hope one is an automatic! [:o)])

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

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Swifster
07-18-2007, 09:46 AM
Does this mean that your pending contract to pitch for the Cardinals has been put on hold? Relax and enjoy the rest of your summer with your family & friends. At least there are a couple of other toys to play with without the wrenching (I hope one is an automatic! [:o)])

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

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JDP
07-18-2007, 10:07 AM
I keep wondering how much longer I can keep working on Studebaker's 7 days a week at my age, but so far so good. I figure when Ted "retires" I'll be running out of time.:) Phil, once you get better, just get back at it.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 GT R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
07-18-2007, 10:07 AM
I keep wondering how much longer I can keep working on Studebaker's 7 days a week at my age, but so far so good. I figure when Ted "retires" I'll be running out of time.:) Phil, once you get better, just get back at it.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 GT R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

41 Frank
07-18-2007, 10:34 AM
The best of luck to you Phil, hopefully the recovery time will go fast. Like some of the others said,get a relative to be your stand-in and just supervise the work <g>

41 Frank
07-18-2007, 10:34 AM
The best of luck to you Phil, hopefully the recovery time will go fast. Like some of the others said,get a relative to be your stand-in and just supervise the work <g>

JRoberts
07-18-2007, 03:33 PM
Like the rest have said, take it easy, listen to the Doc and giver yourself time to heal properly. My prayers are with you.
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
07-18-2007, 03:33 PM
Like the rest have said, take it easy, listen to the Doc and giver yourself time to heal properly. My prayers are with you.
Joe Roberts

60Lark
07-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Thanks for all of your comments. The Doctor said if I don't lay low and let it heal, I will have to endure some unnecessary pain. I am not crazy about pain, so I plan on letting this healing thing do it's thing. The Doc told me the older we get the easier the rotator cuff is to tear and the slower it is to heal, especially if it isn't repaired pretty quickly after it is injured. I never new what the rotator cuff was or did, until he explained it to me, it is a group or cluster of 4 muscles that are attached to the shoulder blade, if they tear completely all of the arm and bycep (sp), muscles become detached from the shoulder, which would be a scary situation.
I have already suggested to my wife that she do some of the work on the Hawk under my direction [:0] I won't repeat what she said. My son-in-law told me he would help with it if I needed him to. He is going to help me put it on my trailer this week-end so I can take it to my body man's shop, I had planned on doing most of the prep work, but with this shoulder injury, I am going to let him prep it and paint it. I have all of the interior, the glass, and the chrome already removed. So when this thing has healed I hope to start reassembly and detailing.
Tom, the Cardinals may want me now more than ever, I don't think there is a pitcher on their staff that doesn't have surgical scares on the shoulder or elbow, I have come to believe that you must have a scar to get a contract with the Cardinals as a pitcher ;)

Thanks Again Guys

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

60Lark
07-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Thanks for all of your comments. The Doctor said if I don't lay low and let it heal, I will have to endure some unnecessary pain. I am not crazy about pain, so I plan on letting this healing thing do it's thing. The Doc told me the older we get the easier the rotator cuff is to tear and the slower it is to heal, especially if it isn't repaired pretty quickly after it is injured. I never new what the rotator cuff was or did, until he explained it to me, it is a group or cluster of 4 muscles that are attached to the shoulder blade, if they tear completely all of the arm and bycep (sp), muscles become detached from the shoulder, which would be a scary situation.
I have already suggested to my wife that she do some of the work on the Hawk under my direction [:0] I won't repeat what she said. My son-in-law told me he would help with it if I needed him to. He is going to help me put it on my trailer this week-end so I can take it to my body man's shop, I had planned on doing most of the prep work, but with this shoulder injury, I am going to let him prep it and paint it. I have all of the interior, the glass, and the chrome already removed. So when this thing has healed I hope to start reassembly and detailing.
Tom, the Cardinals may want me now more than ever, I don't think there is a pitcher on their staff that doesn't have surgical scares on the shoulder or elbow, I have come to believe that you must have a scar to get a contract with the Cardinals as a pitcher ;)

Thanks Again Guys

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

Lenny R2
07-18-2007, 09:28 PM
Hello Phil
The car will wait.I know about surgery&pain.I had back
Surgery a few years ago and could not even sit in my Avanti
much less work on it.Going to therpy twice a week helped me a
lot.I am sure you will be able to work on your car when everything
is healed up.Good luck.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Lenny R2
07-18-2007, 09:28 PM
Hello Phil
The car will wait.I know about surgery&pain.I had back
Surgery a few years ago and could not even sit in my Avanti
much less work on it.Going to therpy twice a week helped me a
lot.I am sure you will be able to work on your car when everything
is healed up.Good luck.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

60Lark
10-02-2007, 12:49 AM
My Power Hawk Project is back on track
It has been 10 weeks since the shoulder surgery, I already have a full 180 degree range of motion with the shoulder, I still don't have much strength in the shoulder yet, but the Doc said that as well and fast as it has healed I can use the arm and shoulder as long as I take it slow and don't try to do to much, he did not expect for me to get to this point for at least another 4 weeks. I have been back at work on the Hawk for the past 2 weeks, I have gotten pretty good with my left hand.
It was in the body shop while I was recovering from the surgery. I have the new interior installed, I polished and re-installed all of the stainless, had the tail lights and side grills replated, picked up a pair of replated turn signals, and hood ornament, the bumpers and headlight rings had benn replated by the previous owner - all of which have been re-installed. I am not going to try and wrestle the front and rear glass back in with this shoulder, so I have a fella coming Thursday to install the glass. From there I will start detailing under the hood.

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

60Lark
10-02-2007, 12:49 AM
My Power Hawk Project is back on track
It has been 10 weeks since the shoulder surgery, I already have a full 180 degree range of motion with the shoulder, I still don't have much strength in the shoulder yet, but the Doc said that as well and fast as it has healed I can use the arm and shoulder as long as I take it slow and don't try to do to much, he did not expect for me to get to this point for at least another 4 weeks. I have been back at work on the Hawk for the past 2 weeks, I have gotten pretty good with my left hand.
It was in the body shop while I was recovering from the surgery. I have the new interior installed, I polished and re-installed all of the stainless, had the tail lights and side grills replated, picked up a pair of replated turn signals, and hood ornament, the bumpers and headlight rings had benn replated by the previous owner - all of which have been re-installed. I am not going to try and wrestle the front and rear glass back in with this shoulder, so I have a fella coming Thursday to install the glass. From there I will start detailing under the hood.

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

StudeRich
10-02-2007, 02:33 AM
Great news Phil, I am very glad to hear you are healing fast and getting the car done, in spite of all this! Good for you! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
10-02-2007, 02:33 AM
Great news Phil, I am very glad to hear you are healing fast and getting the car done, in spite of all this! Good for you! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

showbizkid
10-02-2007, 12:58 PM
Cars can be great therapy! Glad you're doing well, Phil. (Just don't rush it!)


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

showbizkid
10-02-2007, 12:58 PM
Cars can be great therapy! Glad you're doing well, Phil. (Just don't rush it!)


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

studegary
10-02-2007, 04:03 PM
Glad that your shoulder is on the mend.
I hope that the guy that you have coming to do the glass is familiar with glass that goes in with a gasket and not just the modern glue-in stuff.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
10-02-2007, 04:03 PM
Glad that your shoulder is on the mend.
I hope that the guy that you have coming to do the glass is familiar with glass that goes in with a gasket and not just the modern glue-in stuff.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Roscomacaw
10-02-2007, 05:59 PM
Say Phil! This is great news! Boy, you're gonna be cruisin' in the Hawk in no time at all[:p]. Just don't OVERdo it and take any steps backwards.[8]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-02-2007, 05:59 PM
Say Phil! This is great news! Boy, you're gonna be cruisin' in the Hawk in no time at all[:p]. Just don't OVERdo it and take any steps backwards.[8]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

60Lark
10-03-2007, 12:09 AM
Clark and Bob - I won't be attempting anything that will hinder or slow down the healing process when any heavy or awkward work needs to be done I call on one of my son-in-laws who have been very helpful, other than getting the front and rear glass back in most of my remaining work is light duty stuff. Gary - yes the fella doing the glass has done several studebaker glasses as well as others with rubber gasket seals. I have had the new gaskets on the glass with the stainless moulding in place for a couple of weeks so the rubber has formed to the shape of the glass which will make it easier for the re-install. At this point I still have hopes to get the Hawk out on the road before snow falls [8D]

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

60Lark
10-03-2007, 12:09 AM
Clark and Bob - I won't be attempting anything that will hinder or slow down the healing process when any heavy or awkward work needs to be done I call on one of my son-in-laws who have been very helpful, other than getting the front and rear glass back in most of my remaining work is light duty stuff. Gary - yes the fella doing the glass has done several studebaker glasses as well as others with rubber gasket seals. I have had the new gaskets on the glass with the stainless moulding in place for a couple of weeks so the rubber has formed to the shape of the glass which will make it easier for the re-install. At this point I still have hopes to get the Hawk out on the road before snow falls [8D]

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

billwillard
10-03-2007, 07:14 AM
I can not believe someone did not go finish( or at least volunteer) to finish this job for him. Where are you guys? We need to help each other out when needed and not just give lip service. He could be enjoying his car while recovering. Isn't this hobby about fellowship? I love my cars but best of all is the people I meet.:D

billwillard
10-03-2007, 07:14 AM
I can not believe someone did not go finish( or at least volunteer) to finish this job for him. Where are you guys? We need to help each other out when needed and not just give lip service. He could be enjoying his car while recovering. Isn't this hobby about fellowship? I love my cars but best of all is the people I meet.:D