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  • bensherb
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    Originally posted by Topper2011 View Post
    Hi Rick, I'm tentatively going to the picnic, but have to check my Club riding schedule first. The Sequoia Chapter is having a BBQ coming up.
    The one on the 19th in Petaluma. I've never made it up there. There's no easy way to get there from here; it's well over two hours and two toll bridges too.

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  • Topper2011
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    Hi Rick, I'm tentatively going to the picnic, but have to check my Club riding schedule first. The Sequoia Chapter is having a BBQ coming up.

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  • bensherb
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    Originally posted by Topper2011 View Post
    Rick, I will probably do that. Kind of nice to have some jewelry back on the car. Still not sure whether I want to put the circle and Hawk emblem back on.
    I agree entirely. I like the '64 circle emblem, it is a bit more gaudy but colorfull. The '62 one is more low key. Unfortunetly , the repops of the '64 cost over twice what the '62 one costs, and I already have decent '62 emblems. The one I really want is the '64 R1 fender emblems, but they're ungodly expensive.

    By the way, I understand Lou's Stockton picnic is on for July 10, 21 . Hope to see you there.
    Last edited by bensherb; 06-10-2021, 08:52 PM.

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  • Topper2011
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    Rick, I will probably do that. Kind of nice to have some jewelry back on the car. Still not sure whether I want to put the circle and Hawk emblem back on.

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  • bensherb
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    A little JB Weld and some silver paint would make the holes less obvious and noticeable.

    I like the '63 overlay better than the '62 one. If I had a decent '63 I'd replace my '62 one with it even though my car is a '62. Of course, I have a '64 grill screen, hood ornament and tailights too, as well as chrome side grill surrounds and '63 Lark amber parking light lenses. The overlay on my car is OK but has obvious flaws. A spare I have is the same with different flaws, but both are 62's.

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  • Harryhawk
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    Hi Topper, what's your plan for the trunk overlay? I'm using a 63 overlay on my 62 because I'm not sure how to restore if possible the correct 62 one. Keep up the good work. Cheers PS No need to reply Topper got my answer. Cheers Harryhawk
    Last edited by Harryhawk; 06-09-2021, 04:55 PM.

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  • Topper2011
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    Well, it's on and I'm pretty sure it will stay on for awhile. Not much I can do about all the extra holes though.

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  • Topper2011
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    I bought some of these cheap "alumaweld" rods to try to fill the excessive holes in the panel.

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    I thought I'd try them on a ca first.

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    Well that failed. Don't bother to try solder, it doesn't work either.

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    I painted the whole embossed section and sanded the black off the ribs from 220 grit down to 600.

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    Some 30lb double sided tape along with the 4 screws should hold this on. I did have to stack the tape since the edging bead is about 1/8" and raises the panel.

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  • Topper2011
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    Well, I'm pretty tired of working on the floor, but it's pretty close to done.

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    Old picture showing the bent license plate holder.

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    Not bent anymore.

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    My faded, excessively drilled panel.

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  • Topper2011
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    Slowly I turn, step by step....

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    It sure takes a long time to install a few bits and bobs.

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  • Topper2011
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    A friend convinced me to go for a ride instead of working on the car, so I did.

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    It was a beautiful day for it.

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    Lunch on the coast.

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    Studebaker content, my carpet came last week.

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  • Topper2011
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    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.

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

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    Squashing the clay.

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    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.

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    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.

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  • Topper2011
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    I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! Hopefully, it's not another rust hole.

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

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    Finishing up the right inner quarter panel.

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    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.

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    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.

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  • RadioRoy
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    Looks like a fun ride with all those other bikes for protection from the minivans.

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  • Topper2011
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    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?"

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