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john mullen
01-03-2012, 07:07 PM
I'm puting a 41 m5 back together .It was all apart when purchased. I don't know if there were gaskets in between the headlight main housing and the fender. not the bucket mind you, I have those gaskets .I have finished paint and ready to bolt them on .I just dont know for sure about gaskets there .Dont want to damage the paint ....Any Help????

rockne10
01-03-2012, 08:24 PM
Weren't any. I'm liking that shaved hood, John. Welcome to the forum and, PLEASE!! Honor us with more pictures!:p:cool:

TDITS
01-03-2012, 09:56 PM
Welcome;glad you found us over here. :) And yes we would like to see more pictures of your truck.

john mullen
01-08-2012, 07:50 PM
thanks fot the intrest in my build project guy's I'll post away.I also need a 41 m searies headlight doors .Any help will be gratfull.I have searched every where but hear .I hope someone can help me find them

john mullen
01-08-2012, 07:58 PM
sorry , bad photo ..hear is one better

TDITS
01-09-2012, 06:56 AM
Can you tell us more about the suspension on your truck? Are you running air bags? I like the sprint car hubs. Can't help you with the parts you are looking for, but if you don't get a answer here try the Studebaker truck forum. http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/viewall-page-1

TDITS
01-09-2012, 08:00 AM
John, check your PM's

john mullen
01-09-2012, 09:33 AM
OK, Well I started out with this build with a s10 frame . I shortened it to 115 inch wb. I added c notches and 3 link set up on air bags. I'm using a QC rear from one of my old Stock Cars. I fabed /altered the front upper /lower A arms to take late model stock car spindles and wide five hubs (old parts just layin around) The cab and front end has been cut up everywhere (choped top,choped hood, Altered front fenders, 2 inchs removed from front fenders to hood panel ,chaneled 5 inch's,fire wall recesed, nose tilted down 5 degrees, modified dash using a nascas theam,. To sum it up It's a build that includes all my old stuff just laying around + parts given to me by friends. I mite as well do something with it .It has a hopped up 302 ford engine w 5 speed, A fuel cell (more old parts). A combination of all the cars I loved throuhgt my life ,Hot Rods, Street Rods, Race Cars, Customs, all the old parts going to waste. Its turning out to be quite a truck even if I do say so myself . I'm glad you guys like it too thanks for the digits...
Can you tell us more about the suspension on your truck? Are you running air bags? I like the sprint car hubs. Can't help you with the parts you are looking for, but if you don't get a answer here try the Studebaker truck forum. http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/viewall-page-1

john mullen
01-09-2012, 09:41 AM
hears more pics

john mullen
01-10-2012, 04:58 PM
After reading some of the post hear I see that a lot of you are for the lack of a better word( Purist )... I also have a purist heart .I apologys for the chopped up studebaker truck in my post. this truck was missing so many parts that it was a candadate for a custom build .When I got it it was a cab and front end ,no chassis ,no glass ,rusted out everywhere ...It would cost a forution to have restored it .....Ok.....I just thought you all might wan't to know why I cut it up....I hade to make a bed for it and used 51 chevy truck fenders

kmac530
01-10-2012, 05:28 PM
Quote: A combination of all the cars I loved throuhgt my life ,Hot Rods, Street Rods, Race Cars, Customs, all the old parts going to waste. Its turning out to be quite a truck even if I do say so myself . I'm glad you guys like it too thanks for the digits...

You should be proud to "say so yourself".!!!
That truck is crazy cool and if someone gets pissy because you did not leave it OE....laugh at them. There are PURIST here for sure, and good thing there is, but a there is also a healthy custom faction as well, from mild to wild, custom wheels to race cars, bout everything you could imagine. And most are quite polite either way. You will get alot of "love" here for that truck. Love the picks.

TDITS
01-10-2012, 08:09 PM
John, it's a shame you feel you need to apologize for your truck. You already know how I feel about it.
It's also a shame more people didn't welcome you to the forum.

Glad you found the parts you were looking for.

Hope you drive the wheels off the thing.

Dick Steinkamp
01-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Fantastic truck! It sits JUST right!! Keep the progress updates coming.

I'm not sure what you mean by "headlight door". Can you be more specific. The headlight parts for all M series trucks (1941-1948) are the same (including the non pickup big trucks).

BruceT
01-10-2012, 08:31 PM
John ,the more I see of your truck,the more I drool....damn the purists,that truck is Killer,with a Kapital K

jclary
01-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Fantastic truck! It sits JUST right!! Keep the progress updates coming.

I'm not sure what you mean by "headlight door". Can you be more specific. The headlight parts for all M series trucks (1941-1948) are the same (including the non pickup big trucks).

Excellent encouragement from Dick and I agree! Welcome to the forum and I hope you become an active SDC member.

As far as gaskets (to your initial question)...remember, any production vehicle was originally manufactured with cost vs profit in mind. When you are rebuilding one and see an opportunity to improve on something the original manufacturer failed to do...go for it. I have added gaskets to hood ornaments, reenforced brackets, and made other unseen improvements. Why simply remake one when you can remake it better?

rockne10
01-10-2012, 09:18 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by "headlight door". Can you be more specific.
Dick, I never heard it either, until I started hanging out at the body shop. "Headlight door" is the only thing I've ever heard the shop owner call the bezel or trim ring. That's probably the term that's used in the crash manuals and programs.

dictator27
01-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Funny, isn't it? I've never heard them called anything but headlight doors. A trim ring goes on a wheel and bezels hold switches in. Regional differences?

Terry

dean pearson
01-10-2012, 10:36 PM
I see no need to apologise for that.

I Dig it !!
Good job and I can't wait to see more as it progresses.
I want an "M" series truck Someday after my current proj. is done.

Dean.

john mullen
01-11-2012, 07:35 AM
Dick, Thanks to info from TDITS I found the headlight doors .I however wish to thank you for your responce .Thanks, Dick, And thanks to all for your warm reception to me and my stude........
Fantastic truck! It sits JUST right!! Keep the progress updates coming.

I'm not sure what you mean by "headlight door". Can you be more specific. The headlight parts for all M series trucks (1941-1948) are the same (including the non pickup big trucks).

john mullen
01-13-2012, 07:38 PM
Ok folks ,Hear's this weeks progress report. I Got the fenders and running boards put on for the last time. yeaaaah. allso radiator, inner fenders installed, brakes bled....hears some pic's

john mullen
01-13-2012, 07:42 PM
more pic's

Dick Steinkamp
01-13-2012, 07:46 PM
Holy crap that is nice!!

rockne10
01-13-2012, 07:50 PM
Only 222 miles to the SDC 2014 International Meet at Dover. Any chance we'll see it there in the flesh?:p:cool:

john mullen
01-14-2012, 06:02 PM
Only 222 miles to the SDC 2014 International Meet at Dover. Any chance we'll see it there in the flesh?:p:cool:

we will see ,I have about another months work .lights, front spoiler, rear spoiler, upolestry, glass, new build bugs, ect.. I try not to get in a hurry maybe a little more.... ya never know!...thanks for the digits..John

TDITS
01-15-2012, 02:41 PM
Looking good John, keep posting pictures.

john mullen
01-26-2012, 06:52 PM
I'm so pumped!!!! the stude is up on air:D

Dick Steinkamp
01-26-2012, 06:55 PM
:cool:

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TDITS
01-26-2012, 07:18 PM
Always feels good to make progress. How close are you to driving it?

JRoberts
01-26-2012, 07:43 PM
Man, that is a fantastic piece of art. I love it! As many have said earlier you have no need to apologize for putting your truck on this forum. I, and I am sure others, want to thank you for including it here for us to see. I love the wheels, I assume they came off of one the stock cars you spoke of earlier. I hope you do get to bring it to the 2014 International Meet in Dover, I would love to see you and the truck in person. Please keep up with your updates.

john mullen
01-27-2012, 08:44 PM
Always feels good to make progress. How close are you to driving it?
TDITS, I have to fab the spoilers front and rear ,install tail lights ,exaust system, int, Maby another month or so ....Man I wana drive this thang!!!!

john mullen
01-27-2012, 08:50 PM
Man, that is a fantastic piece of art. I love it! As many have said earlier you have no need to apologize for putting your truck on this forum. I, and I am sure others, want to thank you for including it here for us to see. I love the wheels, I assume they came off of one the stock cars you spoke of earlier. I hope you do get to bring it to the 2014 International Meet in Dover, I would love to see you and the truck in person. Please keep up with your updates.

Joe, thank you for the digits .I'm pleased so many stude folks like it as much as I do.......PS I would like more info on the 2014 international meet in Dover