My Half A$$ Studebaker Rebuild

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  1. vtwin

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Those El Caminos were pretty meh to begin with.
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  6. vtwin

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yay for you. It goes, and stops!


    Did you have a seatbelt on or were you in full daredevil mode?
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    Pretty cool. After all that work, how did it feel? Rattles, wandering, power, brakes?
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    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Awesome! The first ride after rework is always a big deal!! Congratulations. :clap:clap:clap

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    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I was using the "thrown clear" method of driving.:lol3

    It rattles like a tin can, noisy (well, it is missing a door and trunk lid), not too much wandering and brakes need bedding in, but so far, so good.

    Thanks guys, it was fun and frightening due to what sounds like a wrist pin or rod rattle. It did seem to quiet down as I drove it. Since I'm running a small IV for fuel and don't have a current registration, the drive is very short. Crappy cinematography as well, hanging onto the camera and trying to shift.:rofl
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    :thumb. Can't wait for more!

    How about a full car shot as it sits?
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    Back in it's resting spot, but this time I can work on the trunk floor. Hope I can do half as well as Safety 3rd did on his Falcon.
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    Probably this weekend and I'll try to clean up the lichen on it as well.
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    It looked good from the front, but the side view was creepy.
    I thought my bone stock 68 El Camino was quite attractive, though.
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    Hot damn, VT-- that is so fuckin' cool!! I can't wait to get there myself.
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  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    It's a beautiful day today and decided to wash the cars, including the lichen encrusted Hawk.

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    I like the stance it has with the new front springs.

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    I have lots of wire work to do as nothing works electrically.
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    Dooooood, that is bad ass! :deal
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    is "+1" still a thing?
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    Sweet! nice to see it moving!
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  20. High Hope

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    Agree, it’s great to see her in her entirety ( almost, I guess, since it’s missing doors!)