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My 60's style chassis with a Stude!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dv8, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. dv8
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    This is what I've been working on lately... It's the chassis for my '26 T sedan. 1959 Studebaker 259 V8, 9-inch rear, lots of polished aluminum!

    I had mocked the whole car up by myself one afternoon, then MBL helped me measure up everything. I took it over to my clubmate, Ralph's shop and he stretched the frame a little, and welded up some of the mounts for me. I got it back, took it all apart, and went to work on it. A lot of sand blasting, primer and paint spraying, and final assembly. MBL and Aboneboy helped with the engine clean-up and brake/fuel line mounting.

    I think I fixed the engine up pretty nice. I still need a couple of minor things to do. The body is almost finished...It's on it's 4th or 5th gallon (that's right) of clear.... :)

    I worked hard on it, but I don't think it will be ready for Billetproof...


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    Here's the before on the engine and tranny...

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  2. dv8
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    Here's a little something MBL picked up for his coupe project...'48 Caddy 346 flatty, and hydramatic tranny....Purrs like a kitten!!!

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  3. studematt
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    Any rod with a stude motor excites me! Awesome! Post more pics when the bodys on .
     
  4. dv8
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    I sure will!

    Thanks!
     
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  5. Very coooool both of them. MBL i know a guy who would have looked after that Cady for you. lol.
     
  6. Rudebaker
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    Love it! :cool: Is that an Edmunds intake or a Lionel Stone and are those Lionel Stone valve covers? I'm building a '56 289 with an Edmunds 2 X 2 and Delta regrind for my '55, your's looks very similar to what I have planned, I already have the intake, cam and aluminum valley cover but I still need valve covers. There was a set of Edmunds Stude V-8 covers on eBay a couple weeks ago but they went for a bit more than I'm willing to pay, OK a LOT more than I was willing to pay.

    More pics............. please!!!
     
  7. Johnny Sparkle
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    Welcome to the T sedan/Studebaker engine club! :)
     

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  8. Paul
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    brings a tear to my eye
     
  9. AHotRod
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    I can't wait to see it....... I love the look, it's perfect.
     
  10. I saw it Friday night, it's muy cool. Can't wait to see the body on it.
     
  11. MBL
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    The frame did come out nice. The body is killer with the green metalflake. I think this car will be pretty special. Nice having you by on Friday Mike.

    Yeah..the new Caddy mill I got is making us switch gears a bit on my next build. But really I think all will be good changes. I will be soliciting ideas from the HAMB. [​IMG]
    Tim
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  12. CURIOUS RASH
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    DAMN!

    I need to get down there and see you guys again.....
     
  13. Dirty2
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    That motor is pretty !!!!! Nice work .
     
  14. dv8
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    Yes, It's an Edmunds intake, and Lionel Stone valley, and valve covers...They seem very "Offenhauser" to me.... :)

    I saw the Edmunds valve covers...They were neat...but not THAT neat! Plus, being in a model T...I wanted the "Studebaker" script!
     
  15. dv8
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    Ha! Cool!

    Yours sits a bit lower than mine will, but we have the same chop!
     
  16. dv8
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    Thanks for the positive comments guys!!!

    It helps to motivate us to take things to a higher level!!!
     
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  18. 38pickup
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    I love stude motors... nice job.

    I still wish I could have kept a 41 caddy flathead I had. :( The guy I sold it too said he took it apart and it had been hotroded.
     
  19. Sinner
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    Damn, looks awesome!!!
    Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  20. Rusty
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    I like that motor
     
  21. Dick Dake
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    Just a few questions, what tranny and cam are you running? I've always wanted to do a Stude but I can't decide on a V8 or a little Champ. Does anyone make an adapter to run a more modern tranny with a 170-185?
     
  22. MBL
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    I'll get in here. That tranny is the stock one. From what I understand it is some derivitive of a Ford-o-matic. Air cooled. Not sure about adaptors...but I bet they are out there. Other than the intake...I think the engine is stock.
    Tim
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  23. Durod
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    holy moly, now thats what im talkin about. im a bit jealous. :) looks beyond great.
     
  24. chaddilac
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    How the heck do you change the oil filter without dumping a half quart on the engine??

    Nice looking frame/engine combo though... very nice!
     
  25. MBL
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    You use the elusive Billy Mays" filter sock!
    Tim
    MBL
     
  26. WAY COOL DUDE !!!! I love Bakers . I've owned 4 of them . Using a Stude for your ride culturally with it . By the way how did those valve covers come into existence ?
     

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  27. Rudebaker
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    Thanks. Actually I'd prefer finned covers with no script but if I have to have it on there make mine "STUDEBAKER"! :D
     
  28. dv8
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    Thanks guys!

    As for the oil change...The filter is the kind with the small threaded opening, and blockage past the hole, with little holes around the perimeter...so, I don't see how to pour oil in the filter without a lot of patience! However, it is connected by flexible hoses, and I can just unbolt it from the fill tube, and screw it in, then turn it upsidedown, and bolt it back.

    I don't know about the valve covers...but I have a feeling that the "Studebaker" script might of replaced "Offenhauser" at some point in time. ;)
     

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