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  • Buttercup gets a column boot.

    Today I took the driver's side front fender off for what I hope is the last time. Had to weld 4 tabs onto the plumbing vent stack boot (that I'm using for a steering column boot) to attach it to the firewall.
    Progress, yeahhhhhhhhh. Click image for larger version

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    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk


  • #2
    Very innovative Jerry!
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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    • #3
      Impressive! What does the other side look like, from inside the car?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
        Impressive! What does the other side look like, from inside the car?
        A hole just big enough for the mast jacket to fit through.

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        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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        • #5
          I could have probably gotten away with just putting dum dum around the mast jacket hole. But this way I get a double seal. If one is good then two is probably better.
          Jerry Forrester
          Forrester's Chrome
          Douglasville, Georgia

          See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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          • #6
            Looks very nice. Did you put any sort of lube on the shaft where it goes through the boot so that it will not bind/chafe/wear?
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by studegary View Post
              Looks very nice. Did you put any sort of lube on the shaft where it goes through the boot so that it will not bind/chafe/wear?
              The shaft doesn't touch the boot. The shaft is in the mast jacket. The boot seals the mast jacket.
              Jerry Forrester
              Forrester's Chrome
              Douglasville, Georgia

              See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post

                The shaft doesn't touch the boot. The shaft is in the mast jacket. The boot seals the mast jacket.
                Thank you. That is clear to me now.
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  I'm stealing this awesome idea. Thanks!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by creegster View Post
                    I'm stealing this awesome idea. Thanks!
                    Be my guest.
                    I'm sure I "borrowed" this idea from someone else. I don't think I have had an original idea in my brain my entire life.
                    Everything I have ever done, I copied and/or copied and modified someone else's work.
                    Jerry Forrester
                    Forrester's Chrome
                    Douglasville, Georgia

                    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                    • #11
                      To learn to be a good artist one has to start with copying other artists...
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                      Josephine
                      -55
                      Champion V8
                      4d sedan

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Noxnabaker View Post
                        To learn to be a good artist one has to start with copying other artists...
                        LOL. I've been copying real artists all my life. I'm 77 years old. Recon how much longer it'll be before I become a "good" artist?
                        Jerry Forrester
                        Forrester's Chrome
                        Douglasville, Georgia

                        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post

                          LOL. I've been copying real artists all my life. I'm 77 years old. Recon how much longer it'll be before I become a "good" artist?
                          You're there!
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                          Dave Lester

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                          • #14
                            Yep; from what I've seen you're there & probably since some time too...
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                            Josephine
                            -55
                            Champion V8
                            4d sedan

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