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  • I've Joined the Hole in the Hood Gang!

    Can anybody tell me what these little holes in my Transtar hood might be for? I wouldn't think they belong there, but there is a matched set on the other side. I've finally gotten everything caught up around here, and am starting to look at Goliath and 'Sheba, to decide what needs to be done before spring hits.

    These have caught my eye before, and they are a mystery to me.



    Dave's Place
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  • #2
    I believe that's just the result of some spot welding, Dude. Doesn't that hood baffle end right there? If not, I'm the one that's baffled.[:0]

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    1953 Commander coupe
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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

      I believe that's just the result of some spot welding, Dude. Doesn't that hood baffle end right there? If not, I'm the one that's baffled.[:0]
      Nope, the baffle ends just behind the holes:

      I considered that perhaps a body man had created the holes at some time to repair the hood, but I've never seen a body man create such a pattern, (same holes, same pattern on the other side of the hood) and it seems he would have filled them if that was the case, anyway.[?]
      I baffled Mr. Biggs!

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      • #4
        Those are braille, for the visually-impaired assembly line folks that Studebaker employed. They were ahead of their time, long before the ADA.

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        • #5
          Ivory Billed Woodpecker?

          Tim K.
          '64 R2 GT Hawk
          Tim K.
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          • #6
            Maybe there was some sort of bumper type thing to keep the hood from scratching the fenders after it was painted???

            Matthew Burnette, the 15 year old Stude nut.
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            • #7
              I have owned three '58-'59 Studebaker pickups and worked on many more. I do not ever recall seeing holes in a pattern like that.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                This is just a guess...I think someone tried to retrofit some hydraulic cylinders to hold the hood up. Again, just a guess.

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                • #9
                  Dave, them theres bird shot holes.
                  Ain't everyone always shooting at you cops(G)
                  And on a more seious note,I did go visit and shake the hand of that nice police Lady that probaly saved my life,at least my fingers.
                  Man,Im starting all over again on the guitar,got this beautiful new Mega amp and can really only play bar chords.
                  Oh well,that leaves me with ZZ-Top (G)

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                  • #10
                    Boy, there is no place like this place when a guy is looking for information.

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                    • #11
                      Had a discussion with some Stude types last night.
                      We were wondering if it mught be some sort of a grip area to pull the sheet metal into place in the stamping process.
                      Sometimes the draw process requies a strong grip to keep the steel sheet in place.
                      Or...
                      Maybe it is a grip area to pull the hood out of the stamping die.
                      Just a swag, but it makes sense...
                      Jeff[8D]
                      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                      Jeff


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                      • #12
                        quote:
                        Just a swag, but it makes sense...Jeff[8D]
                        As good a guess as any, I reckon. If so, probably filled @ the factory, and these may have been re-opened. I'm going to be doing some work on the hood, I may hide 'em.

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                        • #13
                          I know EXACTLY why those holes are there, but if you are going to get upset with me, you need to move to another thread, now. Pretty Please. That being said, those holes were drilled there by one of those "Pro-Streeters" who thought it would remove some weight, so that lifting the hood would be easier while he worked on it at the Fairgrounds.

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Packebaker

                            That being said, those holes were drilled there by one of those "Pro-Streeters" who thought it would remove some weight, so that lifting the hood would be easier while he worked on it at the Fairgrounds.
                            Fairgrounds? [?]

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                            Tom - Lakeland, FL

                            1964 Studebaker Daytona

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                            Tom - Bradenton, FL

                            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                            • #15
                              Maybe they are lightening holes, you know, like where lightening hit it?

                              OK, I'll go away now.

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

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