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  • #76
    255 60 15 rear
    235 60 25 front
    fronts can be had... rears no
    i has two different people in the business check all the different warehouses.
    i had heard last year that is was getting more difficult for 15’s. as they only do a couple of runs a year.
    thanks
    paul

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    • #77
      I missed my front end alignment appointment due to a very uninspiring braking!
      lots of time spent going over everything in the system, finally found the issue.. master cylinder bore is two small for the system.
      A new master has been ordered, should be here today.
      Yesterday was spent getting door glass and vent window on the drivers side.
      A lot of fiddling around but it came out ok.
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      • #78
        Door panels on, windows done, the trim arrived back from the painter, the new master arrived late this afternoon so it is bench bled and ready to install!
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        • #79
          The hood is finally on, I need to adjust it and put the springs in, so close to completion!
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          • #80
            like the plates!
            cheers, junior
            sigpic
            1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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            • #81
              Thanks Junior!
              i have to give Mark @ classic enterprises a shout out.
              I had a little incident while reversing a cracked one of the tailight lenses they supply.
              I emailed Mark to ask if I could purchase one, he emailed back saying he would give me one.... and he shipped it to me!
              Thanks again Mark !
              paul

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              • #82
                First shakedown drive today,so far ok!
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                • #83
                  nice work...looks great! did the m/c swap work out for the brakes? confused about the old school 5 spokes and WW (and pie crusts?)rubber in your photo above your forum name, and the moon discs on the truck now. just wondering is all. with the colour you chose I'm sure a lot of folks will be surprised that the truck has full pussy-foot suspension and LS power!
                  sigpic
                  1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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                  • #84
                    The truck looks awesome. It would look even more awesome in MY garage. Good job on it.
                    Tom Senecal Not enough money or years to build all of the Studebakers that I think I can.

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                    • #85
                      Thanks for the comments!
                      The master cylinder did the trick, after driving it a few times letting the pads bed in the are very good,
                      There was another small issue with the rear calipers that took a little searching on the www. They are early firebird calipers that require the pistons to be set, then the hand brake cables then bleed.
                      The wheels in the avatar photo were dropped off at the shop to fit another truck, I jacked up the back of the Studebaker and stuck the wheel in to see what it would look like.
                      my intention was always to use the moon discs.
                      i have been quite surprised at the ride and feel of the truck.
                      i look forward to some road trips.

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                      • #86
                        Pretty much all the bugs worked out, just in time for nice driving weather
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                        Last edited by frankenworks; 09-04-2020, 01:11 PM.

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                        • #87
                          Really nice truck ! And cool too

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                          • #88
                            Nice fall day here in Toronto, studeous got her first bath and oil change after 450 smiles all good!!
                            stay healthy and safe hope to see everyone at Indy next year.
                            Paul
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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by frankenworks View Post
                              Nice fall day here in Toronto, studeous got her first bath and oil change after 450 smiles all good!!
                              stay healthy and safe hope to see everyone at Indy next year.
                              Paul
                              Looking good!

                              I have the same tail light kit from Classic Ent. How was it to install? What type of brake/turn lights did you use - thin LED strips (not much room to work with)? Any tips/advice for the install?

                              I'm considering making some modifications to fit and weld the piece from Classic Ent permanently.

                              Best regards,
                              Kelly

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                              • #90
                                I used a led tailight from a 67 camaro fits nice ,and they are bright.
                                i used clear motorcycle edging to go around the housings to keep them from chaffing the box.
                                The most work was trying to figure out how to keep the box closed!😂
                                paul

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