Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

My Half A$$ Studebaker Rebuild

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Between weed whacking and rebuilding the bench, didn't leave much time for Studebaker work. Plus, I only work 3 hours a day now. Afternoon is for watching "New Tricks", "Invincible", "The Expanse" or some other Amazon Prime show.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	P5010836.JPG
Views:	202
Size:	111.6 KB
ID:	1894381

    Click image for larger version

Name:	P5030839.JPG
Views:	197
Size:	168.3 KB
ID:	1894382

    Bench done and delivered to my brother for his birthday and Christmas for last year.


    Click image for larger version

Name:	P5070833.JPG
Views:	202
Size:	137.5 KB
ID:	1894383

    Click image for larger version

Name:	P5120834.JPG
Views:	192
Size:	106.5 KB
ID:	1894384

    You can see, I'm starting to run low of 18ga sheet metal, so I'm piecing scraps together. Hard to believe, I've run through that whole sheet.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	P5120835.JPG
Views:	200
Size:	159.7 KB
ID:	1894385

    Inner rocker done, tomorrow, work on the outer rocker.

    Comment


    • Did I see a Suzuki 650 tempter in there?

      Comment


      • Originally posted by Rafe Hollister View Post
        Did I see a Suzuki 650 tempter in there?
        Good eye. Yes, that's "The Mighty Tempter". I ride that with the CJMC. http://cjmc.org.

        Comment


        • Originally posted by Topper2011 View Post

          Good eye. Yes, that's "The Mighty Tempter". I ride that with the CJMC. http://cjmc.org.
          Missed you on the small bike scramble last Saturday Roland. (I know, I'm usually the one to miss them more often than not) I didn't see the Suzi, maybe it was 20 pages ago? The bench looks great! It makes me think I should clean up the ones I've got.

          Comment


          • Thanks Rick. I would have liked to have gone, but the kids were home for Mother's day and I wanted to spend time with them. I think I'm out of practice riding as well, it's been at least one and a half years I've ridden the Ulysses for commuting, the Tempter for Club rides and the little bikes for the Scrambles. Amazing how I seem to have less time to work on the bikes now I'm retired. Hopefully I'll get off my duff and get the bikes ready to ride soon. There's a Tahoe Ride at the end of the month I think I'll probably miss.

            Comment


            • Now I feel I missed out on that fun ride.

              Comment


              • Is that the Pulgas water temple entrance?
                RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

                Comment


                • Mimes Rd. in Livermore. Usual regroup spot before The Junction for lunch.

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by Topper2011 View Post
                    Mimes Rd. in Livermore. Usual regroup spot before The Junction for lunch.
                    We have one of those Water temples here in Sunol too. That's Mines road, Roy. In the sping the ride starts in Livermore, in the fall from San Jose. Bike size is 175cc or smaller. The Junction, is at the convergence of Mines road from Livermore, HWY 130 Del Puerto canyon road from Patterson, and HWY130 San Antonio Valley road from San Jose.
                    Here's a link to some pics one of the guys took on the ride.
                    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qw8nrvup3...VZFex_lDa?dl=0

                    Comment


                    • “General Studebaker-specific Discussion”...?

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by NCDave51 View Post
                        “General Studebaker-specific Discussion”...?
                        Yea, I know Dave. I started this thread in the wrong category in the beginning and should have been in Member's Ride. Plus I do add my other interest to it as my Studebaker isn't the only thing I do. Maybe it should be moved to "Stove Huggers?"

                        Comment


                        • Looks like a fun ride with all those other bikes for protection from the minivans.
                          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

                          Comment


                          • I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! Hopefully, it's not another rust hole.

                            Click image for larger version

Name:	P5190843.JPG
Views:	115
Size:	170.5 KB
ID:	1895815

                            Finished welding the floor, seam sealed, primered and bedliner paint applied. I still need to figure where to anchor the passenger seat.

                            Click image for larger version

Name:	P5130835.JPG
Views:	110
Size:	117.7 KB
ID:	1895816

                            Finishing up the right inner quarter panel.

                            Click image for larger version

Name:	P5220847.JPG
Views:	108
Size:	120.0 KB
ID:	1895817

                            This little pocket seems to accommodate the fender bracket that bolts under the car. The same bolt hole that I removed the broken piece from.

                            Click image for larger version

Name:	P5220852.JPG
Views:	107
Size:	128.3 KB
ID:	1895818

                            Just one more piece to weld back on and I can reattach the fender. Once that's in, I can secure the rear valance and the bumper.

                            Comment


                            • The color is just too bland, so I'm going to go ahead and figure out how to mount the rear panel onto my early trunk lid.

                              Click image for larger version

Name:	P5220853.JPG
Views:	113
Size:	88.5 KB
ID:	1895822

                              Some modeling clay to see how close the panel sits on the lid.

                              Click image for larger version

Name:	P5220854.JPG
Views:	111
Size:	111.8 KB
ID:	1895823

                              Squashing the clay.

                              Click image for larger version

Name:	P5220855.JPG
Views:	112
Size:	76.1 KB
ID:	1895824

                              I'm hoping one layer of two sided exterior tape will be enough. I bought the 30lb strength tape, so this panel shouldn't come off.

                              Click image for larger version

Name:	P5220856.JPG
Views:	105
Size:	58.1 KB
ID:	1895825

                              I'm also gong to secure the corners with these. I didn't really want to use sheet metal screws even though it would be faster and easier, but it just gives another place to start rusting. I'll work on it Sunday as I can be quieter since there's a noise abatement on Sundays.

                              Comment


                              • A friend convinced me to go for a ride instead of working on the car, so I did.

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	P5230865.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	77.3 KB
ID:	1896067

                                It was a beautiful day for it.

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	P5230871.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	84.2 KB
ID:	1896068

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	P5230872.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	73.9 KB
ID:	1896069

                                Lunch on the coast.

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	P4280847.JPG
Views:	99
Size:	225.4 KB
ID:	1896070

                                Studebaker content, my carpet came last week.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X