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  • Quick update on the '56 F4 hotrod . . .

    Other than some clutch issues (still not resolved as of today--looks like I'm going to have to hack up a perfectly good Golden Hawk set up--too bad), the car is mechanically done, including making a new wiring harness.

    It's been at the body/paint shop for about a week and here are some pics of the progress so far. I should have the car back in about 4 weeks or so. And then the nitpciky stuff starts . . .




  • #2
    WOW!! That is one straight, rust free body. []

    I hope it's painted when I'm in SoCal the end of January. I'd like to see it.

    What's the color going to be again, Allan?



    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

      WOW!! That is one straight, rust free body. []

      I hope it's painted when I'm in SoCal the end of January. I'd like to see it.

      What's the color going to be again, Allan?
      Black. Old fashioned GLOSSY black (you were the one who talked me out of flat black)--my guy will be shooting base/clear--he can still get the solvent base coat, so I won't be experimenting with the new water based stuff.

      I've been polishing stainless all day today. I'm about half way through the straightening/polishing process. What a pain in the butt--you get it what APPEARS to be perfect and then you buff it out only to find some minor flaw. I haven't gone nuts with this,though--there are SOME flaws (except for the grill, which would take about 100 hours of work to make perfect), but ones only I will notice I am sure.

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      • #4
        This is going to be a trendsetter. I never really liked the 56-58 Stude sedans before, but this one is changing my mind. Good work! I can hardly wait to see the finished car.


        1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
        "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
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        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        Searcy, Arkansas
        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
        1952 2R pickup

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

          This is going to be a trendsetter. I never really liked the 56-58 Stude sedans before, but this one is changing my mind. Good work! I can hardly wait to see the finished car.
          Shooting for having it 100% good to go for the L.A. Winter Meet.

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          • #6
            A "Black Widow" STUDEBAKER!!! Gnarly dude!

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Jessie J.

              A "Black Widow" STUDEBAKER!!! Gnarly dude!
              That's the idea!

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              • #8
                Great project!! I love 56's. and black too!!

                Claude Chmielewski
                Studeski
                http://www.studeski.com
                Fillmore, Wisconsin
                47 M-16 Truck
                62 GT Hawk
                63 Lark
                64 Commander Wagonaire
                50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                63 GT Hawk R2
                [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/62hawka/dakota01_250.jpg[/img=left]
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                Claude Chmielewski
                Studeski
                http://www.studeski.com
                Fillmore, Wisconsin
                47 M-16 Truck
                53 2R5
                60 Lark VIII Convertible
                60 5E7 Champ pickup
                62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                63 Lark
                63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
                64 Commander Wagonaire
                64 Daytona Convertible
                50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                36 Dictator
                36 Dictator in pieces

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                • #9
                  Allan, that is gonna be SWEET! []

                  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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