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27 studebaker build

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Congratulations. Fantastic shop! Plenty of room for a lift.

It has been my experience, however, it has to be really cold for nails to hold in snow!

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We are buying a new house, 5 acres I'm planning on having a 30 x50 shop built . It will be steel. This is hurricane country so it needs to strong.

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30x50 is much larger than what I'm building. Maybe you should put a storm cellar in it big enough to hide your projects? I farm and got out of hogs 2 yrs ago so I had to do something with the building. I tore the dry sow barn off the end, poured new concrete(with heating pipes) and am in the process of putting up a 30x36x14 with an 18x12 door. I need to be able to fix tractors and grain trucks in the winter as well, so no room for a lift. If you look at the top of the pic, the existing farrowing barn is still insulated so the dividing wall will be removed to give open access to another 40ft of workbench/storage/washroom/office area with an 8ft ceiling. There is another 40ft of feeder barn attached to that which will likely become unheated storage for our daily drivers. Regardless, I am very much looking forward to having a heated shop that I can work in during the winter months. The older I get, the less I appreciate snowbanks.

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Would love to see more photos. Any interior pics? Dashboard.. the wood that remains??

Thanks

Pete

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LOL. Yea...how are we supposed to live vicariously through other people's projects if you guys don't post new pics for us!

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Maybe a good pair of portable ramps, and I've been researching the different designs for rotisseries. With the low ceiling on the north end it might be something that rocks to one side at a time. I have dreams of a sandblasting cabinet big enough for fenders or bumpers, a frame jig, a sheet metal brake....lol, the list is endless. I guess I should have been building a larger shop....

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I promise to post pics of the wheels tomorrow! I need to let you guys know about Stutzmans wheel shop. I sent them my 25 Studebaker wheels about 7 weeks ago. He said he would call when they were done. He called me 5 weeks later and told me they were finished and my bill was $980.00 I sent him a bank check the next day! About 6 days later I got the wheels back and the workmanship is amazing. The next day I got an envelope from Stutzman in the mail. In the envelope was a note telling me he had charged me too much and a check for $100. He said he made a mistake when he added the bill!!I was shocked at this mans honesty. I would have never known he charged too much. After reading many restoration horror stories its great to deal with this type of person. I would highly recommend Stutzmans wheel shop,,Baltic Ohio if you need wood spoke wheels rebuilt

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I have a 4x3 blasting cabinet in my present shop.! I have found that it leaks and the sand is everywere. When I build my new shop the cabinets are going in a small shed by themselves.That way I can keep dust off the projects

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There's some posts on the HAMB from guys that have built their own and I've seen some homebuilt ones used in agricultural applications as well. The more successful ones seem to be well sealed and self ventilated with filters. I didn't think I'd need that, but maybe your experience says otherwise. My plan was to use an old combine hopper as a base to work from and leave one end open for larger parts. Perhaps it needs to be sealed up better than that. Silica sand is also a nasty component to work with... I've been investigating soda blasting or other media that won't get into parts quite as bad.

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Boojoe! Nice job on the wheels and a great story. You ought to send Stutzmans a link to this thread. No heat in my shop here in NH so my build is slowing to a crawl. I just bought the Sheetmetal, door hinges, and latches.

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I was planning to use an old van for a blasting cabinet. Take out the seats, cut a couple of arm holes in the side. Add an exhaust fan. Stick the hose of my blaster in the side and start blasting away.

If you try this cover the windows on the inside with clear plastic, replace when it gets frosted. This will save replacing the windows.

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update -- had to rebuild my 6 cyl engine, today I got to set it back in the frame! I'm thinking I can use the truck trans as I had to change the front mount so the engine is about 3 in. higherI'm going to check fitment before I finish mounting the motor.Progress has slowed due to Christmas and trying to get my house ready to sell. Plus I'm going to Ct. end of next week.

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Here are some photos of another 1927 Studebaker replica "racer" to keep you going. Not my car, but it looks fun.

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Hitting the "like" button as well. Very interesting how they've used a tube frame to hold the rear shackles instead of having frame rails exposed beyond the boat tail... very innovative.

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Here's the bare chassis. It looks like they cut and rewelded the frame to allow the boat tail. The engine seems to be the 250 cu in straight eight (1929-42), not a 1927 engine.

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