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    A journey of 10,000 spot welds begins.


    Bill
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  • #2
    Very ambitious. What is the vehicle?



    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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    • #3
      Been there ,done that. We'll pray for you

      Frank van Doorn
      1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
      1963 Daytona Conv
      1941 Champion R-2 Rod
      Frank van Doorn
      Omaha, Ne.
      1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
      1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
      1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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      • #4
        Been there, did that about 40 years ago, then I got lazy.

        JDP/Maryland
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          We've all seen far worse. Looks like a nice V-8 "C" body to save. Best wishes with the project. BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • #6
            I started work on this car in Feb of 2008. My wife got sick and I stopped work for a few years, but I got back into it this winter. While I built a chassis up, the body shop threw some paint on the sheet metal and tonight I dropped the painted body on the rolling chassis. Now I have a good start on a winter project.
            Bill
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            • #7
              looks like you have come a long way!!!!!!!!

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              • #8
                Nicely done to this point Bill,are You staying stock with the full build - interior and such ?
                Joseph R. Zeiger

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                • #9
                  This rig started as a 55 coupe. The battery had broken and rotted the firewall, floors and frame under it. I replaced all the floors and quarters and doors and fixed the front fenders and found a frame and engine from another 55 Hardtop. I have all the nose parts to make it a 53 and a red leather 55 interior is on order. The only non stock item is the T5 transmission.
                  Bill

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                  • #10
                    Not only "spot welds," but tack welds, and seam welds as well.

                    I've enjoyed the pics. Looks like a real "downhome" project by someone with serious skills.

                    I'll look forward to new pics as you progress.
                    John Clary
                    Greer, SC

                    SDC member since 1975

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                    • #11
                      This inspires me to try and save the Speedster body instead of looking for a replacement body. Title sounds like an epic Chinese novel

                      Bob Miles
                      Tucson AZ

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                        Today we put in the rear window. Was pretty painless and looks good. The seats should be stuffed in a couple weeks so I hope to be crusin' by the end of the month. Pictures at this link.
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                        Bill
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                        • #13
                          I stand in awe. I've cut up better stuff than what you started with.

                          Jim

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by clarkwd View Post
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                            today we put in the rear window. Was pretty painless and looks good. The seats should be stuffed in a couple weeks so i hope to be crusin' by the end of the month. Pictures at this link.
                            http://rustyrestorations.org/index.p...r?limitstart=0
                            bill

                            Amazing, simply amazing!!!

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