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Time for another update!! got the correct clutch in and the trans is hung. all the brackets for the pedals are in and painted. The driveshaft angle was a bit of a problem but I put angled shims between the axle and spring and it seems better.I'm going to have to order a gas tank and fuel lines soon. Today I worked on the shifter as it needed to be made longer.Tomorrow I'm hoping to complete the brake linkage. I'm planning on starting the body by the end of the month. I have a target date of april 2015,like to have it ready for the southeast Studebaker zone meet here in Spanish Fort. Will send more pics later this week.

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Well heres the pics I promised. notice the wood instead of cardboard I don't like the looks of the shifter and I may change it . I have a few more things to think about then I will start the sheet metal. I need to do something with the e-brake as I can't reach it from the driving position. only minor progress this week.post-92822-143142717516_thumb.jpg

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Looking good. Must be nice to play in the new shop.

Advice..... Get your pedals in before you commit to your positions.

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Thanks ,I'm going to order seats Monday and see where they land Pedals are in but need to be finished..

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I haven't posted much so heres's whats happening!! The throttle linkage is done and the pedals . the framing for the body is welded in and the sheet metal is cut for the body. I almost welded the first half in today but decided to cut the other side first. Made it a lot easyer to get it lined up .The dashboard is welded in and I mounted the gauges.I will try to start wiring this week . I'm feeling better about this and maybe I can make my self imposed april deadline. Also the fuel tank and lines are mounted. PIcs to follow .

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Hey, you're doing great! I have an April deadline too... I just haven't decided which April yet.

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Update----- Wiring completed,gas tank mounted and fuel line in . Had to redo the shifter as it was to short . Going to try and get the radiator mounted tomorrow. Once I weld up the shifter I will weld in the other side of the body. Wife says I should work on siding the house one day a week ,That sounds reasonable.. Four days to work on the car .

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Hey I haven't been here for a few weeks1 Work is progressing ,not as fast as I would like but nicely. I got the driveshaft back last Thursday and installed it today. As you can see the seats are in but I may move the driver seat closer to the steering.Ordered siding for the house ,should be here later this week!! Need to try getting the details finished and complete the body work! Will get my tubes and mount tires soon. Pics attachedpost-92822-143142959889_thumb.jpg

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Progress!!!! had the motor running today . started the body work and should be ready for paint next week. I need to move drivers seat and mount the tires , I only have a little over a month left till April . I've been working on my 65 wagonaire, Looks like I need a new gas tank.will order that next week. When will it end always something.

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You're in the progress of building a running car of your own design... why would you want it to end?? Congrats on the running engine.

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Correct comment for sure

Just like home renovation, building a car has a beginning and middle but no end. Looks great, keep up the good work

Fred

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Thanks for the great comments!! I It means a lot to me, I've been building cars since I was 16, Along time ago but this is the first time I put my work on display.

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I am a big fan of Speedsters, and would love to build one some day, I've only done restorations. Thank you so much for posting your work, what a transformation from what you dragged home! Nice work! I will be looking forward to seeing your progress.

Keith

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My friend Brian came over yesterday and we managed to mount the tires and get it off the jack stands. Looks great!! We ran the motor but I think I need another carb. It appears this ones leaking fuel. Its pretty low even with the 21 in. tires.We used plastic bags to mount tires and it worked pretty good .Took 3 hours to do 4 tires!! Pics to follow Joey

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I formed it over the firewall and a 3/4 square frame welded to angle iron bolted to the wood floor.It was hard to get the first part right!! The second piece was easyer. I formed it in two pieces a right and left side . I was going to use a stock hood but I'm thinking I my form my own>.The two halfs are welded together in the middle!

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That ones real nice. I used 18 ga. sheet metal. I need to take more pics and post them. I'm waiting for a water pump and my gen. is getting rebuilt. When I get it back together pics will be coming!!!!

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O K heres some pics I took to send to my brother!! I got the water pump but the guy at the gen. shop said he couldn' make it 12 volts so I may have to use an alternator. or buy an expensive make believe alternators. Looks like a generator. Trying not to cheap out now.Let me know what you think.post-92822-143143098369_thumb.jpg

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