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31 Studebaker...ryno goes hot rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ryno, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,469

    ryno
    Member

    building this for a customer.
    31 Studebaker president sedan.
    car was originally modified with some crude fabrication in the late 80's?
    either way i cut out all the old and made new.
    chassis calls for a spring behind 4" dropped,cross steering,2 link rear with pan hard,air bags,boxed stock rails,tube x members

    old chassis
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    pressure washed.squared up and leveled.cross braces installed.
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    box plates started.
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    new fab'd x member. this frame is about 2 " wider then a typical a frame,so i had to made the x member. it will get some lighting/speed/coolness holes installed and more structure added to it when it disassembled for powder coat.

    old vs new x member
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  2. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,469

    ryno
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    rea link bars.
    2x2 1/4 wall. 1 1/8 adjustable rod ends. over kill yes!
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    start of tube work



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    dimpled hole bracket

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  3. jimmy1931
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    jimmy1931
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    Good Stuff, Ryno!
     
  4. Mopar Jack
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    Mopar Jack
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    I love me some old Studs...
     
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  5. Trophydash
    Joined: Mar 12, 2010
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    Trophydash
    Member
    from Tulsa, OK

    Studebaker?! Had to see it for myself! Beautiful work!
     
  6. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    thanks for the good words fellas,
    here's the only pic of the body i have now.ill post some more when i start the floors.

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  7. aircap
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    aircap
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    Way cool - I love it!
     
  8. ss34coupe
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    ss34coupe
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  9. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    sololobo
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    Lookin good Ryno, classy old car. The Uniy body looks great with the red tint. Rock on bro, ~sololobo~
     
  10. JakeDW
    Joined: Sep 30, 2012
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    from Missouri

    Lookin really nice.
     
  11. 60galaxieJJ
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    Awesome build so far.

    YOUR TOW RIG IS BITCHIN!!!!!
     
  12. I've got a pair of front fenders and one rear fender for that car I might part with if you need them. I;m building a 31 model 54 5 window coupe and am not using the fenders.
     
  13. ryno
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    ryno
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    thanks for the offer,but at this point i think he is going fender less and we are channeling the body.
    he does have the fenders and running boards along with the brackets, as this car was complete when he purchased it, if you run across anyone that may need this stuff.
     
  14. porknbeaner
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    Ryno,
    The chassis work in jam up friend. Real top notch.

    Looking at the pic with the body and the parking brake set on your uni-body the stud just dwarfs it. I know it is an illusion but it just makes your little ford look like a toy. ;)
     
  15. Lookig good. Gonna subscribe.
    Later,
    Dick
     
  16. This is a build that grabs my interest. My Stude coupe is a 31 also and plans for it are chop/channell/fenderless/wishbone suspension. Anxious to see more pics. Good luck
     
  17. Roger53
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    Going to follow a long with every one . Lookin good your pickup is cool to ! Roger
     
  18. ryno
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    got a little further along with the rear suspension work,and added some more tubing.

    rear 2 link
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    pan hard mounts,frame side.
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    link side. i make a 2 piece insert. first section is welded to the coupler,a nd stuck inside of the box tubing, the outer plate is flush welded to the end of the tube. i plug weld from the sides in inner brace.

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    rear x member / upper shock tower.

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  19. chaddilac
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  20. niceguyede
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    from dallas

    Nice. More Please.
     
  21. ryno
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    ryno
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    thanks fellas!
    ill post some more pics next week. been busy.
     
  22. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    NickJT
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    from S.E. PA

    Overkill is usually perfect!

    It's nice to see something different like this, making the old Studebaker into an awesome hot rod.
     
  23. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    thanks man.
     
  24. tooljunkie
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    tooljunkie
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    from manitoba

    definetly an eye for detail.from what i see so far the owner is in for a treat.
     
  25. You wouldn't have any photos of what the floor and substructure in that body looks like, would you? I just need an idea. Mine has none; I think it's the same body shell - it's a year newer, but a Rockne.
     
  26. Very cool Ryno!!
     
  27. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    thank you very much
    there was no floor in it or structure, when i got it, sorry.but i will be building some soon!

    thanks todd, we will be talking soon..
     
  28. subscribed!! nice work ryno!!!
     
  29. It certainly looks better than mine; will be looking forward to how you address the body wood and so forth.
     
  30. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    Watch out, that hot rod shit is contagious. :eek: :)
     

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