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  • JDP
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    Big day today, the GT drove down the driveway, and back in the garage. It's the first time it's moved under it's own power in well over 10 years. I replaced the tach sender, got all the gages working and lit, replaced all 4 shocks. I replaced the front emergency brake cable and the replated chrome will be here Mon. Once I get it, I'll retorque the heads, do a final valve adjustment and install the chrome covers and air cleaner. That'll pretty much finish the mechanical bits. Then it's time to finish up the exterior. I just need to hang the grill, hood, base of windshield belt line pot metal and bumpers. (waiting for them)
    I just mounted a beater seat until everything is sorted out, then install the Phantom interior. If all the parts come in, she should be pretty much done this month.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    63 Lark 2 door
    58 Packard HT
    56 Golden Hawk
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

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  • JDP
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    Big day today, the GT drove down the driveway, and back in the garage. It's the first time it's moved under it's own power in well over 10 years. I replaced the tach sender, got all the gages working and lit, replaced all 4 shocks. I replaced the front emergency brake cable and the replated chrome will be here Mon. Once I get it, I'll retorque the heads, do a final valve adjustment and install the chrome covers and air cleaner. That'll pretty much finish the mechanical bits. Then it's time to finish up the exterior. I just need to hang the grill, hood, base of windshield belt line pot metal and bumpers. (waiting for them)
    I just mounted a beater seat until everything is sorted out, then install the Phantom interior. If all the parts come in, she should be pretty much done this month.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    63 Lark 2 door
    58 Packard HT
    56 Golden Hawk
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

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  • JDP
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    The battery is temporary, and final detailing is further down the road. I have a potential buyer that wants to drive it if he ends up with the car, and may not want me to invest the time and money to go from say a 380 point car to a 390. I know from doing Goldie that you can spend a couple of hundred dollars a point at that level.
    Then again, I have another looker that wants a turn key show car, so who knows how far I'll go. BTW, I welcome any nit picking that I can get, even on stuff I know about. i.e. the trunk hinges are now painted body color too, and I thought they were unpainted.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    63 Lark 2 door
    58 Packard HT
    56 Golden Hawk
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

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  • JDP
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    The battery is temporary, and final detailing is further down the road. I have a potential buyer that wants to drive it if he ends up with the car, and may not want me to invest the time and money to go from say a 380 point car to a 390. I know from doing Goldie that you can spend a couple of hundred dollars a point at that level.
    Then again, I have another looker that wants a turn key show car, so who knows how far I'll go. BTW, I welcome any nit picking that I can get, even on stuff I know about. i.e. the trunk hinges are now painted body color too, and I thought they were unpainted.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    63 Lark 2 door
    58 Packard HT
    56 Golden Hawk
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

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  • stude freak
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    quote:Them ain't the one ya gotta worry about! BTW, you're still as ugly as I am (actually, moreso by my mirror) - just skinnier.
    Bob ,get a new mirror that ones lying to you [}]

    David Baggett '53 coupe

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  • stude freak
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    quote:Them ain't the one ya gotta worry about! BTW, you're still as ugly as I am (actually, moreso by my mirror) - just skinnier.
    Bob ,get a new mirror that ones lying to you [}]

    David Baggett '53 coupe

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  • studegary
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    Congratulations on the weight loss. You sound the same on the telephone, but you look much better and younger than when I last saw you in June.

    I assume that you will get rid of that red top battery and paint the hood mount levers.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • studegary
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    Congratulations on the weight loss. You sound the same on the telephone, but you look much better and younger than when I last saw you in June.

    I assume that you will get rid of that red top battery and paint the hood mount levers.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • BobPalma
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    Excellent work on the battery hold-down, JP! BP

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  • BobPalma
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    Excellent work on the battery hold-down, JP! BP

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  • Roscomacaw
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    JDP notes: "Yep, lost 4 bowling balls."

    Them ain't the one ya gotta worry about! BTW, you're still as ugly as I am (actually, moreso by my mirror) - just skinnier.[xx(]


    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Roscomacaw
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    JDP notes: "Yep, lost 4 bowling balls."

    Them ain't the one ya gotta worry about! BTW, you're still as ugly as I am (actually, moreso by my mirror) - just skinnier.[xx(]


    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • JDP
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    Yep, lost 4 bowling balls.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    63 Lark 2 door
    58 Packard HT
    56 Golden Hawk
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

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  • JDP
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    Yep, lost 4 bowling balls.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    63 Lark 2 door
    58 Packard HT
    56 Golden Hawk
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

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  • lstude
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    Congratulations on the engine and loosing weight. For a contrast, I think this was you at York in 2006



    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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