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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29StudeDude, Jul 17, 2017.
I bought the tank and now it's painted. I just need to build my 29 Stude around it!
All I saw was Studebaker and had tears in my eyes. looks great, was wondering where the study guys are!
Thanks. We are here, buried under the Chevy's and Fords!
Subscribed, I love the look of the Dictator coupe!
Damn, man! This is the first time I've seen this thread. Your Stude is totally cool. Can't wait to see it cruising around. Planning to chop the top?
Thanks neighbor! I plan on keeping the body mostly stock (because I have all the rare body parts and trim). I will be filling the top with metal though (the body is in two pieces now).
Update: Cut the grill insert for the shell out of fancy aluminum sheet (it will be powder coated semi-gloss black), finished the "Metal to Metal" filler work on the frame, and drilled the holes for the rear plate. Next weekend it's all off to powder coating.
Update: It's been a while, but I finally got the frame and suspension parts back from the powder coater. Now you can see the car color. It looks way better in person. More photos to come as I unwrap parts.
Nice project, like the looks for the car. Bob
Subscribed. Love the one off projects (non Ford) just as much as the Ford.
Good color choice
Today's project was installing the rear bumper I fabricated.
Who powder coated your frame? Are they reasonable?
I hauled all my frame and suspension, rear end, etc. down to Setzer's in Beatrice, NE. They did it all (in 3 different colors) for $510.
I love this buggy! Havent seen one like that before. Refreshing
I'm still not as far along as you with my '29 Stude, but I'm starting to get all of my pieces together to see how they look as a complete car. The body I have is from a 4-door 1924 Studebaker Light Six and the grill shell/radiator is from a '27 Stude. I have a decent cowl from another 24 Light Six that I will eventually install. For now, the rusted out one makes it easier to make the needed wood pieces for the firewall and floorboards and is still good enough to take needed measurements off of. The overall plan is to make the car into a roadster pickup.
It was finally warm enough here to get the "bumperettes" installed on either side of the rear bumper painted in what will be the orange pinstripe and accent color on the coupe. They are threaded into what was the rear leaf spring mounts I have cut down. I also installed the flip top gas cap.
I love it! When will it hit the streets?
Unfortunately this will be a couple year build, due to funds and other project cars.
Here's an update on my '29 Stude (with 29StudeDude's gas tank). Got the thing rolling and looking like a car! Note: that rusty cowl will be replaced:
Very cool! Hope you keep going!
The dark yellow resembles Caterpillar yellow.Was that the intention?Btw us NE New England?
In person it's more of a butterscotch brown, or baby you know what brown as my buddies call it! NE=Nebraska.
OK!thanks! Looks like a cool ride, seems to be going well!
The new 305 engine I found dirt cheap (covered in another post) is now painted, has some parts bolted on, is mated to the 700R4 trans., and all bolted into the chassis. Next the trans. gets painted orange to match, and I can really start building a rolling chassis.
nice build off the beaten track
Dude, you really struck gold when you found this one! Studebaker had built some really classy cars pre-WW2.
I admire your courage, to get the major components powder coated as you go, rather than "completing" the build, then tearing it down to facilitate this.
I have done that in the past, and learned if you scratch the powder coating, you can touch it up during assembly! Thanks for the kind words.
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