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Dick Steinkamp
09-12-2008, 07:51 PM
We put the ute in final primer yesterday. Another week or so of sanding and we should be ready for finish paint.

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This car is going to be SOOOO straight...I shoulda painted it black ;)


I've had a change of heart on the engine color. Now leaning towards Oldsmobile Gold. The Kart will still be red.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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mbstude
09-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Lookin' pretty slick! It's gonna be a show stopper.

Hey, what ya gonna do with it after the Oakland show? Ebay? Kruse? Barrett-Jackson? :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

StudeDave57
09-12-2008, 08:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Hey, what ya gonna do with it after the Oakland show? Ebay? Kruse? Barrett-Jackson? :D Matthew Burnette
Well, Dad's place is very closeby!!! But I don't think there's any room in the garage~
too many of my cars are there~ or will be very soon... [:0] [B)] [xx(] [:o)] [}:)]
:D :) :D :) :D :) :D [^]

StudeDave '57 [8D]
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Dick Steinkamp
09-12-2008, 08:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude
Hey, what ya gonna do with it after the Oakland show? Ebay? Kruse? Barrett-Jackson? :D


It's actually the Grand National Roadster Show. It was called the National Roadster Show when it was in Oakland (1947 until about 1985 or so)...but everybody called it the Oakland Roadster Show then)

I'd like to keep it for a while. We'll see. I'll have so much money tied up in it that I'll probably have to sell it to keep doing others. I'd like to keep them all, but not enough money or room to do it.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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mbstude
09-12-2008, 08:14 PM
Sorry about the mistake on the name, I just recalled the name Oakland. [:o)]

I'd like to see you hang on to this one for a while. After selling S2D, you need another 'keeper'. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

StudeDave57
09-12-2008, 08:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Another week or so of sanding and we should be ready for finish paint. Dick Steinkamp
Refresh my memory- what color again [?] [?] [?]
I know you posted your selection here somewhere~-
I searched but can't find it!!! [:0] [B)] [xx(] :(


StudeDave '57 [8D]

lstude
09-12-2008, 08:33 PM
Here is the last thread for the color.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22050



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StudeDave57
09-12-2008, 08:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

Here is the last thread for the color.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22050
Leonard Shepherd
That explains why it didn't come up in my search~
"ute" wasn't in the title~ now I know (again)~
Thanks Leonard!!!

StudeDave '57 [8D]

Dick Steinkamp
09-12-2008, 09:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57
Well, Dad's place is very closeby!!! But I don't think there's any room in the garage~
too many of my cars are there~ or will be very soon...


Dave if you think you can get one more fender in that garage...let alone another car...your dreamin' [:0]. Your dad needs to build more garage [^].

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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StudeDave57
09-12-2008, 10:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Dave if you think you can get one more fender in that garage...let alone another car...your dreamin' [:0]. Your dad needs to build more garage [^]. Dick Steinkamp
Don't worry- I have a plan... [:0] ;)
It's gonna work, too!!! [^] :)

StudeDave '57 [8D]

Andy R.
09-13-2008, 12:47 AM
Thanks for sharing your progress, Dick.
It's a blast to watch your projects come together...without all the dust in our eyes!

Andy
62 GT
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jlmccuan
09-13-2008, 01:39 AM
Dick,
With an enthusiasm which cannot be transmitted via a text communication - WOW!

Jim
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ChampTrucking
09-13-2008, 08:27 AM
OH MAN! I am floored at how FINE that looks in just the primer!!!
That will be one SWEET Studebaker when it is done!!!
So what progression of primer/sandpaper have you used to this point to get it the way it is?
Here is a chance to share some info and help wanna be body guys like ME learn a thing or two.Javascript:insertsmilie'[:p]'

studemaker
09-13-2008, 09:00 AM
Dick, that oil pan in prime tells the whole story about just how good that Ute is gonna turn out! [8D] Nice work! :D

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Dick Steinkamp
09-13-2008, 10:26 AM
quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

So what progression of primer/sandpaper have you used to this point to get it the way it is?



I'm not the expert...but my friend Jon is who is doing the body and paint.

Everyone is different. This one had been sandblasted back to bare metal, then sealer and a high build primer before I bought the car. I had stripped a couple of panels to confirm this. Jon blocked every panel with 80 grit and did the metal work as he went along. The car was rust free and fairly straight, but the blocking uncovered some areas where metal work was necessary to remove small dents and/or poorly repaired ones. Some filler was used (mostly a product called "Icing") but never more than the thickness of a couple of sheets of paper. Un needed holes in the firewall were welded up

At this point, the fenders, tailgate, doors, grill surrounds, hood, etc. were fitted. Gaps were made as even as possible and body lines aligned (tough on a Stude). Hinges were drilled with tiny holes so that pins can be inserted during reassembly to hold them in the right place. Body lines (front fenders to doors especially) were made perfect.

We then blew it apart and shot it with sealer and high build primer. That was blocked out with 180 grit and any flaws not found during the first blocking were corrected. Door jams and the engine compartment were done with 400 grit since we won't prime those areas twice. Jon is in the car about 200 hours at this point (I did all the disassembly and other grunt work).

Then this primer. We'll block again with 400 grit, then shoot color with the car disassembled. We will be shooting a single stage paint. It will then be color sanded (wet sanding with 2000 grit) to remove all orange peal, then buffed.

The Kart is torn down, sanded, and ready to paint. The engine Gord did for me is also ready to paint.

Jon will have about 300 hours in the car by then. His part will be done by October 1. This leaves me 2 months to assemble the car. It needs to be at the upholstery shop in California the first of December for the interior. Hopefully I have everything lined up and ready to go to make the assembly as smooth as possible.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
09-13-2008, 10:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by studemaker

Dick, that oil pan in prime tells the whole story about just how good that Ute is gonna turn out! [8D] Nice work! :D



If it turns out half as good as one of yours, Tim...I'll be happy [8D].

The undercarriage is now clean enough to eat off of. I'm not going to go completely "show car" underneath, but everything will be painted, new undercoat on the sheet metal parts, cad plating on all brackets, etc. There are some under neath parts that NEED to be as good as the top side however. The gas tank, rear end cover plate, splash guard for the master cylinder, and oil pan. I think doing these major "show off" parts this way gives the appearance of a show car undercarriage, but will still allow me to drive it.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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sweetolbob
09-13-2008, 10:38 AM
Dick, I stand in awe. You have explained perfectly to the member that was looking at paint job prices why they are not inexpensive. Only hope at some time I can get to where you are showing the finished product. Bob

showbizkid
09-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Rock and roll... this is going to be sooooooo kool. Dick, what about shopping your story around to Rod & Custom?


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Dick Steinkamp
09-15-2008, 09:50 AM
quote:Originally posted by showbizkid
Dick, what about shopping your story around to Rod & Custom?


Hot Rod Deluxe has expressed an interest in doing a story on the car. They have also spoken with Lee Talbot about it. If they actually follow through with that (who knows), that would most likely be it for the magazines. Generally the same car will not be run in more than one.

If HRD doesn't do an article, maybe another magazine will like the car enough at the GNRS to do one. I'm sure they will all be there, so I'll let them figure out if it is good enough and if it fits what they want to publish.

I will try to get an article in TW when the car is finished. That is if Art will speak to me ever again after I decided to paint it Art's LEAST favorite color [xx(].

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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sweetolbob
09-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Dick, I know your comments are tongue-in-cheek about the resistance to an article in TW, which has become a great read with the recent additions. But let me add my vote for a article on the "restoration" of an unusual and interesting Studebaker. It would answer a considerable number of questions asked in this forum, as well as, provide more depth on the steps taken. I continue to hope. Bob

Dick Steinkamp
09-15-2008, 10:26 AM
quote:Originally posted by sweetolbob

Dick, I know your comments are tongue-in-cheek about the resistance to an article in TW, which has become a great read with the recent additions. But let me add my vote for a article on the "restoration" of an unusual and interesting Studebaker. It would answer a considerable number of questions asked in this forum, as well as, provide more depth on the steps taken. I continue to hope. Bob


I'll be writing one for sure, Bob...and I'm pretty sure Art and Ann will publish it in TW. Art is a good friend. We get to have some fun teasing each other. :D

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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JDP
09-15-2008, 10:42 AM
` Dick's comment about 200 hours of body shop labor to get it into primer was a eye opener, more so since he did the disassembly. When I saw the body shop bill of 11K on my GT, I assumed the PO was ripped off, now it seems fair. The simple fact is that first class work takes time and money and at $75 a hour or more, a lot of money. I assume Dick is getting a break on labor, but he's still doing a cut no corners job that the car deserves and that's cool.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

Daan
09-15-2008, 06:00 PM
Maybe this has been covered before, but I gotta ask: What is the rear window out of? Is that the usual Stude rear window and the opening is moved, or is it out of an El Camino or something? Or, god forbid, some custom window? I remember reading about a guy making a custom vehicle and spending 90% of his budget having a pair of windows made for it at the OEM window supplier. Anyway this car is going to look incredible when it's done, green is such an under-appreciated color.

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mbstude
09-15-2008, 06:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by Daan

Maybe this has been covered before, but I gotta ask: What is the rear window out of? Is that the usual Stude rear window and the opening is moved, or is it out of an El Camino or something? Or, god forbid, some custom window? I remember reading about a guy making a custom vehicle and spending 90% of his budget having a pair of windows made for it at the OEM window supplier. Anyway this car is going to look incredible when it's done, green is such an under-appreciated color.

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/


I'm not Dick, but the rear glass is the stock one from a Studebaker C-K, just turned upside down. [8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Dick Steinkamp
09-15-2008, 06:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I'm not Dick...



And be glad of that!

[:o)]

:D

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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