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    After months of planning and design, I finally got the wire wheels built by Motor Wheel Service in England, and they have arrived at my garage. The splined hubs are now finally complete, including the chromed knock-off spinners and the brass grease retainer caps with laser-etched Studebaker logo. So, maybe they didn't have lasers in 1932, but they could have photo-etched the logo. We had to make a special plug wrench to put them on and take them off. The hubs are still in China, but will fly here next week. The front tires (6.00-6.50/18)are here, just waiting for the rear ones (7.00/18), race-qualified inner tubes are here. Soon, I'll have a rolling chassis!

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    Gary Ash
    Dartmouth, Mass.

    '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
    ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
    '48 M5
    '65 Wagonaire Commander
    '63 Wagonaire Standard
    web site at http://www.studegarage.com

  • #2
    Awesome project! Good luck with it !

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    • #3
      Here's a thought...
      Maybe if you took the hub cap pieces to a jeweler, or a gunsmith, they could add some hand tooling flourish work to the spinner caps.
      Just maybe tool the edge of the script a little bit.
      Or, maybe you could do it yourself....


      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


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



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        That is some awesome looking hardware. I love this kind of stuff.
        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        Searcy, Arkansas
        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
        1952 2R pickup

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        • #5
          I get to drive it once it's finished, right Gary?
          The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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          • #6
            Gary its sure looking good
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            Home of the Fried Green Tomato

            "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

            1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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            • #7
              It sounds like your project is coming along. It should be a cool ride when done.

              Denny L

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              • #8
                I have been reading up one the 32 Indy cars Mike Cleary sent me some pictures of
                his number 18 Indy car .Good luck with your car Gary

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