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    Pretty cool what you did. Lots of mechanical...

    Pretty cool what you did. Lots of mechanical work! I also like the wood floor.
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    I like the two tone paint!

    I like the two tone paint!
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    Good work! Looks great!

    Good work! Looks great!
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    A fine car you have there! Yes, the overdrive is...

    A fine car you have there! Yes, the overdrive is an amazing improvement!
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    A needle scaler is an inexpensive tool to use for...

    A needle scaler is an inexpensive tool to use for rust removal. It won't remove the full thickness of the rust but it does a good job. Follow up by a little wire brushing where ever you can and...
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    Engine: Thank you everyone for the responses. I see...

    Thank you everyone for the responses. I see it's not a difficult job after all.
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    Engine: 289 in a Studebaker pickup?

    I'm considering putting a 289 V8 in either my 2R5 or E5 truck. I think I can handle the throttle linkage, gas line and electrical but am wondering about the motor mounts. Has anyone done this...
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    The color is remarkably similar to the color I...

    The color is remarkably similar to the color I painted my 55!
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    I love it!

    I love it!
  10. Thread: Shift Issues

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    Transmission: RadioRoy, I'll try flushing it. Thanks for the...

    RadioRoy, I'll try flushing it. Thanks for the idea.
  11. Thread: Shift Issues

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    Transmission: Shift Issues

    I put an overdrive transmission in my 53 2R5, attaching it to a Champion engine. The trans is the T86E1A, which is the correct unit for this application. In test driving the truck, it operated...
  12. Well, at least the engine has the air cleaner on...

    Well, at least the engine has the air cleaner on it.
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    If it will help, I have a frame but not the...

    If it will help, I have a frame but not the cushions/springs.
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    You got yourself a very nice truck there. It is...

    You got yourself a very nice truck there. It is hard to believe that someone abandoned it. I trust you have been successful in getting a title.
  15. Thread: 50 Commander

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    You got yourself a really nice car!

    You got yourself a really nice car!
  16. After 7 years of work, driving the beautiful...

    After 7 years of work, driving the beautiful restoration had to be a major thrill! Nice work!
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    Mounting the lock out control cable to the left...

    Mounting the lock out control cable to the left of the choke is absolutely the only place where there is room on the dash. The only other alternative would be on a special bracket mounted below the...
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    Overdrive Lockout Cable Mounting

    Can anyone tell me the correct location to mount the overdrive lockout cable on the dash of my 1953 2R5 pickup? I'm adding overdrive and the cable is the last part to install and I want it to look...
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    Thank you everyone for your responses. I'll...

    Thank you everyone for your responses. I'll check 5th Ave Garage and then French Lake. If they don't have what I need I'll return here.
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    Need Overdrive Lockout Cable

    Does anyone have an overdrive lock out cable assembly to sell? The assembly I need goes from the instrument panel to the overdrive unit. It allows the driver to manually turn the overdrive on and...
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    Very nice car. I had to laugh about the...

    Very nice car. I had to laugh about the "borrowed" console!
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    Looks like a good buy. The fact that it's...

    Looks like a good buy. The fact that it's complete is a big plus.
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    Looks like a decent truck to restore. I'd take...

    Looks like a decent truck to restore. I'd take it if I was in a position to. Why is the seat so often missing?
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    For cleaning up small parts, I use a bench...

    For cleaning up small parts, I use a bench grinder with a wire wheel. For some larger parts, I put a 5 or 6 inch wire wheel on a hand drill. Should you get a blasting cabinet, remember that a lot...
  25. Thread: Oil

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    Engine: Mark, I use 15W40 in my Studebaker pickups. With...

    Mark, I use 15W40 in my Studebaker pickups. With that viscosity, the pressure will hold up even if the mains are a bit worn. Oils today are far superior to the oils manufactured 50 years ago and...
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