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  • jclary
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    Some of these holes had a dual purpose. In manufacturing, good engineers have to think about manufacturing requirements as well as practical applications as well. When creating dies for stamping out and shaping parts, holes for dowel pins that keep the sheet metal in place during the process are required for the part. After the part is formed, if the hole location permits, it also serves an added purpose. That is the case with the holes in floor pans with the somewhat loose rubber or plastic plugs. The flat sheet metal gets the holes punched first, then the panels are placed in the die with the holes acting as "locators" to properly position the part and hold it in placed as the part is "stamped" and "drawn" into shape. The plastic plugs were tight enough to provide a loose seal but allow moisture to weep out. That is the theory, but those of us who lift carpets on these older cars, know it is better theory than reality.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975

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  • warrlaw1
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    My horns were missing, too, and now I have met the holes b4 I have to deal with'em. Thank you all!

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  • Kdancy
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    Thanks guys!!
    The horns were missing on this car when it came in.


    53commander HDTP
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  • jclary
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    quote:Originally posted by r1lark

    Horns???

    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The NEW Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com
    HORNS IS CORRECT!...boy...the things we do for our Studebaker buddies. I made a visit to the dark "man cave" where an extraordinary original 55 pres coupe resides. I had to disturb a spider orgy, find something to place on the ground where I could get low enough to take a look in the dim light, and there they were.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975

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  • r1lark
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    Horns???

    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The NEW Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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  • Kdancy
    started a topic 55 air dam holes

    55 air dam holes

    Ok guys, I am putting this one back together and can't figure out what the two holes on each side of the air darn are for.
    Help!


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