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  1. The times i've seen it done, they were for hot rods, and aside from the tube being aligned and welded back together, when the shaft is cut down, a coupling was welded to the cut end to accept a u joint. I would wonder if a company like Moser Engineering, or Strange engineering, etc. both of whom make axles and driveshafts, etc, and offer re-splining services, (if a local machine shop isnt interested) would be able to respline the shortened end, rather than welding a coupling to the end, which seems a little hokey. I dont remember if the shaft in my 1937 Buick is enlarged at the u joint end,
  2. I received my copy in the mail last night, (over a week to make it 80miles, from one Massachusetts town to another Massachusetts town) though i have only had a chance to thumb through it, it definitely seems worthwhile. i originally just bought the single copy, but i will probably be signing up for the quarterly subscription. Well put together, quality feel and beautiful pictures. Im always interested in anything related to Harry Miller, so i am especially looking forward to reading that feature.
  3. A little getting distracted with my white truck lately that is starting to snowball a bit. but i finally stopped dragging my feet so much getting back to work on the trunk of the Buick this weekend. Somewhere along the line, with all of changes of plans and reworks, the gap of the lower part of the trunk lid had tightened up a bit, not a ton, but enough that it had to be corrected, so that was first. Marked off where the gap started tightening up, and made 2ft long slits on either side of the trunk opening with a cutting wheel, and widened it slightly. then had the cut line taper off at t
  4. The first line of the ad says 'not $3400' . i believe facebook marketplace has some sort of maximum price cap for "used" cars and suggests the price of the car based on some formula, so the seller probably just leaves the last digit out of whatever their price is and states it in the ad. Nothing malicious about it, in my opinion.
  5. My oldest car turned 84 this yr,and in 16yrs, that will put me at 49, which is hopefully do-able! i would like to imagine that i will still be enjoying some form of the car hobby, whatever that becomes in the future...hopefully my Buick is finished by then!
  6. I completely understand that! My last personal project, (squarebody c10 before they became so popular and expensive!) truck snowballed into every single piece of the puzzle getting modified ranging from subtle to fairly wild. Frame laying auto leveling air suspension, full custom interior, handmade sheet metal dash, lots of metal flake, etc. and with regularly working on it, it didnt see the light of day for probably 7yrs. my Buick is staying pretty close to stock, but really i'm probably closer to a custom guy at heart. There's alot of fun that comes from the freedom of being able to do whate
  7. I really like those cars, such a great shape, but unfortunately they seem very susceptible to street rodders and billet wheels when i see them in person. i dont know enough about the Studebaker market to have much feeling about the price, though in the current condition, it seems a little high, but for a running, driving, non-street rodded car, (sans the upholstery) that i dont see for sale often, maybe its in line. Was there a designation for the rumble seats versus a trunk throughout the dictator, commander to president models? I've had a picture saved in one of my folders, that i or
  8. That's one that i wasnt sure of, if the earlier plates would fit under the timing chain and cover of the later side mount style engines
  9. Real handsome car you have! I may be wrong on the years, but i believe the later 1950+ 263ci engines, used side motor mounts located in the middle'ish of the block rather than a front timing cover mounting plate like the 1937 would have. I'm sure its doable to build side mounts off of the frame to mount it, but sticking with the a slightly earlier 248 engine with the front mounting plate seems like it would be alot easier. The later mounting plates are shaped slightly different than the earlier horizontal ones that would sit directly on the frame, rather than in an engine cross
  10. An unfortunate way to acquire a car, but at least it ended up with a friend. As for the car, there are not many cars i like as much, and would like to eventually own, as much as 1949-1954 Chevy's, (i've tried to buy several over the years, but never pans out for one reason or another). Thats a great color combination for a real handsome car
  11. Still here, alot of not so interesting work but still puttering away and the end of the never ending metal work is in sight sort of. i also decided to blow apart my C10 truck that i built over a few yrs, starting about a decade ago, but what was cool to a 23yr old me, is a little different to what 33yr old me wants now so i'm changing a few things. It has been sitting neglected the last few years so that has been taking some of the play time and money, but i wanted it to be back together when the nice weather comes back in a few months. 2020-12-21_12-42-20 by Dan Haas, on Flickr
  12. I dont have any spare splash shields from my 1937 series 60, but i did just sandblast the pair of them and could take a picture of them as they would be very easy to replicate, atleast function wise. there is a stamped design into them that i'm assuming is to make them more rigid, but something similar could be done with a power hammer, bead roller, etc.
  13. Completely agree with you, and what i try to steer the direction of any of the cars i am involved with, keep it simple and get it to make noise first and figure out where to go from there, ( i have done several ground up cars myself from start to driving with shiny paint) . Unfortunately, (fortunately because i was looking for a several yr personal project) this car was picked pretty clean of everything outside of the sheet metal body and the frame, no running gear, interior, wiring, steering, brakes, etc. just a rusty old body with a lot of rust holes in it, sitting on a frame. Engine came ou
  14. It's the best kind of motivation, especially after my last project got a little side tracked and in the end, while it looked good and the part, it wasn't something i wanted to take on any long roadtrips, ( i currently have it ripped apart to rebuild and remedy that a little bit at least). Hoping to have the '37 Buick making noise and be shiny black by this time next yr, hopefully sooner if i can get my act together, and judging from Mchinson's posts in this thread, with his 1937 Buick century, it should make for a good long distance driver. A few deviations from stock with a multi carb in
  15. @TTR i started reading this thread this morning and for the first page or 2, i was thinking 'this reminds me of that thread on the Hamb of a guy and his wife in their early '30s plymouth roadster from a few years ago" then a page later, lo and behold! From the dates of that thread, it was posted in late September 2017, a few weeks after i bought my rusty pile of a 1937 Buick Century coupe, and i have to thank you for it as it really gave me the bug and pointed me in the direction of what i want to do with it, build it to take on some extended drives and road trips while keeping it an old car.
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