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    This is what happens when everyone's hours get cut back at work. [)]

    First let me say, I DO NOT profess to be a welder.

    I finally feel like I've accomplished something on the '63. Kent was nice enough to cut out and send me a nearly rust free trunk floor from a parts car, so for the last couple of days I've been making it fit and puttin' it in. I've still got a ways to go with it, but it already looks better than the cement floor I had before.






    The only major rust in the 'new' floor was the right corner. Thankfully a Cruiser parts car here happened to have that section still good. [^]




    Just cause.




    The 289 got its correct yellow valve covers too.


    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA



  • #2
    Looking good!

    Dylan
    '61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
    Dylan Wills
    Everett, Wa.


    1961 Lark 4 door wagon
    1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
    1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
    1914 Ford Model T

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    • #3
      Your welding (and signature) looks great!

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        Thanks guys.

        My welding is far from great, but the back end of the car is pretty stout, and that's good enough for me. I'm just glad I have a trunk mat. [)]

        Matthew Burnette
        Hazlehurst, GA


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        • #5
          Nice work, Matthew! []

          Hey, don't we have a bet as to who finishes their '63 hardtop first?

          Anyway, with the Ute in California, I started in on my '63 today (Mr. Bigg's old one). I ripped out the coil springs to get the nose out of the air...it's buggin' me too much so it became a priority.

          The race is on!

          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #6
            Matt

            Looks like it will hold just fine. Glad to see folks stretch themselves on their projects. Hands on is a great way to learn. Mine looked a lot worse than that when I started and I'll bet you own a grinder.

            A word of advice, turn the heat up about 1/2 unit if you have a variable unit.

            Thanks for the contact with Wayne. We've talked and seem to be of a similiar mind. Darn nice guy and a very nice 53.

            Thanks again, Bob

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            • #7
              Lookin' good, Matt. "Gorilla welds". ugly but strong. Knock the worst of it down with an angle grinder.

              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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              • #8
                Thanks for the tips guys. Much appreciated. [^]

                Dick, it sure isn't a fair race... Your paint and body work is done, you have an engine in it, there's no rust to deal with, AND you're retired.


                You're on! [8D]

                Matthew Burnette
                Hazlehurst, GA


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                • #9
                  I can't think of a better place to practice welding...
                  Looks great for a first effort!
                  Jeff[8D]



                  quote:Originally posted by mbstude
                  First let me say, I DO NOT profess to be a welder.
                  <snip>


                  http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

                    Nice work, Matthew! []

                    Hey, don't we have a bet as to who finishes their '63 hardtop first?

                    Anyway, with the Ute in California, I started in on my '63 today (Mr. Bigg's old one). I ripped out the coil springs to get the nose out of the air...it's buggin' me too much so it became a priority.

                    The race is on!

                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

                    [IMG][/IMG]

                    what are u replacing them with?

                    Matt the welds look sturdy, which is most important, little grinding and they will look perfect, still awesome work. what are u standing on in the first pic, please tell me its not the roof lol


                    1964 Daytona Wagonaire
                    259cid flight o matic

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                    • #11
                      quote:what are u standing on in the first pic, please tell me its not the roof lol
                      The 'rear package shelf'. The back glass is out.

                      Matthew Burnette
                      Hazlehurst, GA


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                      • #12
                        Aw, C'mon Dick! Couldn't you have used less aggressive wording here: " I ripped out the coil springs "[xx(]



                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1963 Cruiser
                        1960 Larkvertible V8
                        1958 Provincial wagon
                        1953 Commander coupe
                        1957 President two door

                        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                          Aw, C'mon Dick! Couldn't you have used less aggressive wording here: " I ripped out the coil springs "[xx(]

                          I COULD have said...

                          I daintily removed the bolts attaching the lower A-arms to the front crossmember, then gingerly lowered the A-arm. Lastly, I plucked the coil spring from under the car, and chopped the crap out of the frickin' tall spring. [)]

                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                            Thanks for the tips guys. Much appreciated. [^]

                            Dick, it sure isn't a fair race... Your paint and body work is done, you have an engine in it, there's no rust to deal with, AND you're retired.
                            Yea, but you are young and have boundless energy and talent...plus a grand father with all the parts anybody would need. I'm old and decrepit.

                            [)]

                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA

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                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA

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                            • #15
                              Anyone consider the fact that Grandpa might need some of those parts for his own projects? NT


                              Neil Thornton
                              Hazlehurst, GA
                              '57 Silver Hawk
                              '56 Sky Hawk
                              '51 2R16 dump truck
                              Many others.

                              Neil Thornton

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