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  • #16
    got the same one from J.C. Whitney 25yrs. ago. It worked great when I sifted the beach sand thru our old screen door. lol

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    • #17
      Well... I was planing on doing some painting this weekend but got hit with "might as well as...", as long as the truck is this far apart and I've got to replace the reach rod... and then noticed that the spring bushings didn't look so hot so...



      I'm going to blast the springs and then paint them. I've got some Rustoleum in a sort of hammered metal color (along with the right primer), does that sound reasonable for springs?



      Removed front axle, with bent reach rod laying on top. I guess it really doesn't make much difference but as long as I'm this far I'd like to remove the backing plates but can't figure out how to remove the cups at the ends of the axle "steering knuckle flange?". Any suggestions?

      Thanks!

      Jeff DeWitt
      Jeff DeWitt
      http://carolinastudes.net

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      • #18
        quote:Originally posted by JeffDeWitt

        Well... I was planing on doing some painting this weekend but got hit with "might as well as...", as long as the truck is this far apart and I've got to replace the reach rod... and then noticed that the spring bushings didn't look so hot so...



        I'm going to blast the springs and then paint them. I've got some Rustoleum in a sort of hammered metal color (along with the right primer), does that sound reasonable for springs?



        Removed front axle, with bent reach rod laying on top. I guess it really doesn't make much difference but as long as I'm this far I'd like to remove the backing plates but can't figure out how to remove the cups at the ends of the axle "steering knuckle flange?". Any suggestions?

        Thanks!

        Jeff DeWitt
        Jeff,

        These 'cups' (parts book calls them oil slingers) are an interference fit. Take a really stiff putty knife or similar, and pry them off evenly from the back side. I use what I think is called a drywall knife for these sort of things, it is a thick putty knife-style tool with some weird shapes made into it. Also works good for scraping crud off Studebaker frames, axles, etc.

        Paul

        Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
        Paul
        Winston-Salem, NC
        Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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        • #19
          Thanks Paul!

          Jeff DeWitt
          Jeff DeWitt
          http://carolinastudes.net

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          • #20
            quote:Originally posted by JeffDeWitt

            Well... I was planing on doing some painting this weekend but got hit with "might as well as...", as long as the truck is this far apart and I've got to replace the reach rod... and then noticed that the spring bushings didn't look so hot so...



            I'm going to blast the springs and then paint them. I've got some Rustoleum in a sort of hammered metal color (along with the right primer), does that sound reasonable for springs?



            Removed front axle, with bent reach rod laying on top. I guess it really doesn't make much difference but as long as I'm this far I'd like to remove the backing plates but can't figure out how to remove the cups at the ends of the axle "steering knuckle flange?". Any suggestions?

            Thanks!

            Jeff DeWitt
            Hey Jeff, how about a progress update???

            If you drive your Champ to TriState, I'll drive my Skytop.

            Paul

            Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
            Paul
            Winston-Salem, NC
            Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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            • #21
              Hi Paul,

              Thanks for asking, I'll post an update later this weekend, normally not much happens during the week.

              I'd REALLY like to drive it to TriState but have my doubts I can have it ready in time, and after going through all this I'm not going to rush it.

              The plan this weekend is get all the parts cleaned up and painted. Depending on what I can get done Saturday it might start going back together Sunday.

              Jeff
              Jeff DeWitt
              http://carolinastudes.net

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              • #22
                Update...

                Between family stuff and the weather not much done this weekend... working in the sunshine in 95+ temps is not fun!

                However the front springs are clean, blasted, painted and new bushings installed.



                Here is how they looked before, quite an improvement!

                Jeff DeWitt
                http://carolinastudes.net

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                • #23
                  quote:Originally posted by JeffDeWitt

                  Update...

                  Between family stuff and the weather not much done this weekend... working in the sunshine in 95+ temps is not fun!

                  However the front springs are clean, blasted, painted and new bushings installed.



                  Here is how they looked before, quite an improvement!

                  Looking good Jeff!

                  Paul

                  Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
                  Paul
                  Winston-Salem, NC
                  Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                  • #24
                    quote:Originally posted by JeffDeWitt

                    Update...

                    Between family stuff and the weather not much done this weekend... working in the sunshine in 95+ temps is not fun!

                    However the front springs are clean, blasted, painted and new bushings installed.


                    Jeff,

                    What did you get done today?

                    Paul

                    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
                    Paul
                    Winston-Salem, NC
                    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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