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Nice to see the top go up, thanks for the help

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  • Nice to see the top go up, thanks for the help

    I am redoing my first convertible. I have the new fenders on, the hog troughs rebuilt, the engine rebuilt, the tranny rebuilt etc etc. It is getting close to to the final body work and then put on the paint. I have never redone the hydraulics on one so I kept putting this off. Well today I decided it was time. While the old parts are suppose to work, I have a new motor and pump on it from John Poulos, new rams from Studebaker International and new nos hoses from Lester Schmidt. I have gone over board on this one. I read the shop manual, read this forum and said ok, time to get it working. I followed the instructions for filling it from the forum and it worked like a champ. The shop manual is not clear on this matter so I want to say thanks to those that make this a breeze. The top actually goes up and down now. Hopefully I get time to get it done yet this year and there will be another 64 back on the road (was sitting in a garage for over 20 years). Thanks again to all those whom are willing to share information.

    1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
    1961 Hawk 4-speed
    1967 Avanti
    1961 Lark 2 door
    1988 Avanti Convertible

    Member of SDC since 1973

  • #2
    Pics please. Love those drop-tops! Steve


    • #3
      Pop top, stationary, hard-top, I don't care! I love to see them all. Ditto on the pics. Glad to hear of the progress. I hope the rest of the job goes well too.

      And you're right, this forum does have some really great members and helpers. I must admit to missing the occasional post from Mr. Biggs though...
      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
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      Ron Smith
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