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candbstudebakers
02-08-2014, 07:10 PM
With all the sh.... I am getting from the city about our parking lot and out side of the building I have decided to scrap out the truck bed and the 2 GT body's and maybe about 6 rear ends. The city has sent a letter to the landlord about how they do not want the parking lot used as a storage lot for parts, and scrap metal and other junk, most of it is from the others that use the lot but now I have to change my ways of doing things too. We moved some cars out of the shop to the parking lot since they can be there and moved the junk inside for now. I posted the pictures of the rust free GT body's and also the 8 long fendered bed before. bed is less the fenders, now it looks like I will remove the tail gate and fill the bed with scrap metal and send it off to china. The body's are going to be cut for parts I need for a couple of projects and the rest will be scrapped.It is just time to clean house and work my way down to getting out from under the cost or renting this 4000 foot space, the bed is rust free but has dents from us moving it around a few times.

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1962larksedan
02-08-2014, 07:17 PM
You have to what is best for you.

Since I'm struggling worse than I have in the last 30 years; I can relate. :(

Halibrand1
02-08-2014, 07:37 PM
Bob call me about that truck bed . Ed George 708 250-2213

candbstudebakers
02-09-2014, 02:25 AM
Ed, call me at 510-266-2522

GThawkwind
02-09-2014, 12:42 PM
6 rear ends? Are any of them worthwhile(dana 44, or TT) or are they just some crummy six rear ends?

nibbs53
02-09-2014, 01:08 PM
I think most of them are 44's no TT's.
If you want a twin traction you would have to call Bob and have him put you on a waiting list.

Patrick.

1962larksedan
02-09-2014, 01:53 PM
6 rear ends? Are any of them worthwhile(dana 44, or TT) or are they just some crummy six rear ends?

I have to agree the Dana27 isn't worth having unless it's a 1965-66 flanged unit or if someone is doing a full on restoration. I tried to sell the one that came with my (late) 1962; no takers so I scrapped it. This was in the Phx area.

E. Davis
02-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Hope you're keeping the hubs and finned drums if any have them. They are getting kind of rare, at least in this country.

candbstudebakers
02-09-2014, 07:54 PM
I have and I will but have had some problems in the past after sending them the buyer take them to their brake shop only to have them say they are not any good and won't turn them, I have a drum mike and know how to use it but shops just have trouble dealing with old used parts, they figure they will be held responsible for them down the road. maybe so maybe no.

Dick Steinkamp
02-09-2014, 07:57 PM
BTW, when I was at Bob's shop a couple of weeks ago, I checked out that GT body in the first picture. It is a rust free SoCal body.


If you are currently building a rusty GT, you should snatch up this body just as fast as you can before it goes to the shredder. You will save lots of money and aggravation by so doing.

candbstudebakers
02-10-2014, 01:37 AM
Just filled the tanks on Friday, installed the hoses and gauges today, looking for the striker, then it will be time to cut and burn. burn man burn.

swvalcon
02-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Bob Send me some more pictures of that white gt. Lower panels,Floors and inner panels. swvega2@msn.com

JEWELL
02-10-2014, 09:02 AM
Bob, do you post the GT's on the Hawk registry, even if they are parted out we would know what became of them. Just a thought.

Mark

candbstudebakers
02-10-2014, 10:24 AM
I didn't know that there was registry for just regular GT's I know that there is for Avanti powered ones, I must have parted 20-30 of them in the past.

nibbs53
02-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Bob I found the striker.

Patrick.

E. Davis
02-10-2014, 02:34 PM
Bob: what are a pair of finned drums and the hubs in good shape going for ? Also, what would you estimate the weight for shipping purposes.
Earle

StudeRich
02-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Hope you're keeping the hubs and finned drums if any have them. They are getting kind of rare, at least in this country.

Why take a chance on possibly out of round, oversize, stripped studs, bad keyway etc. USED Hub & Drums, just get New ones from a Stude. Vendor, the shipping is the same.

Way back in prehistoric times, the 1970's (!) :D, I saw a Turning Wheels ad for the finned 11 inch Front Drum & Hubs from a parted out '56 President in Minnesota, that the SDC Member said were "GOOD".

Before instant email Pics and Computers, I sent a check for them + shipping from Minn. to Calif.

When I got them I could see that I did not need a drum Mic to know that the paper thin lining surface was over 125 Thou oversize.

Fortunately being an OK SDC Guy, he did send a refund of the price except shipping, so I did not lose it all, good only for the Hubs. Lesson learned. :mad:

E. Davis
02-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Good advice Rich and that was my first choice but so far I haven't found a vendor that supplies the finned drum/hub combo new. Maybe you know one.
Earle

cultural infidel
02-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Can't blame ya for sending them away. I know you have caught a lot of flack in the past for scrapping old tin, but it is what it is. We can't save them all.

candbstudebakers
02-11-2014, 02:00 AM
Bob: what are a pair of finned drums and the hubs in good shape going for ? Also, what would you estimate the weight for shipping purposes.
Earle

I know SI has new 11" fin drums for about $200.00 each but only rear I think, I have some used ones with hubs for $65.00 each and I have a drum mic and some have already been turned I forget what they weight but I think about 30 lbs each....Bob

E. Davis
02-11-2014, 02:23 PM
I looked at SI and you're right they have drums but not the hubs. Actually I think my drums are in pretty good shape..its the hubs that have been repaired that I worry about. I thought it would save me a lot of trouble if I had hubs and drums as a unit. If we ever get a warm day here again I will pull a drum and take it over to the brake shop and have it mic'd. I am sure they have been turned at least once but I'll have to see if I can find what the original thickness was. Thanks for the reply Bob and I will keep in touch.
Earle

David
02-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Just filled the tanks on Friday, installed the hoses and gauges today, looking for the striker, then it will be time to cut and burn. burn man burn.

Sent you a message Bob.

E. Davis
02-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Bob: just making sure we are on the same page. I'm looking for the 10 inch REAR hubs and drums from a Dana 44.
Earle

candbstudebakers
02-11-2014, 11:49 PM
At first I though you wanted fronts as they go bad first, I do have a few rears but need to pull off the rear ends when I get time....Bob

E. Davis
02-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Bob: Do you have a phone number where I could call you??

Earle

David
02-12-2014, 12:38 PM
look above post #4.

E. Davis
02-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Thanks...I'll give him a call.

showbizkid
02-12-2014, 04:51 PM
I have and I will but have had some problems in the past after sending them the buyer take them to their brake shop only to have them say they are not any good and won't turn them, I have a drum mike and know how to use it but shops just have trouble dealing with old used parts, they figure they will be held responsible for them down the road. maybe so maybe no.

FWIW, Bob, the rear drums you sent me a couple of years ago were perfect and my shop (longtime family-owned) had no problems. So I think you can rest easy about the quality of your merch :)