Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Studebaker Math

Add one rusty ebay 1952 Studebaker 2R truck.



Plus one wrecked Chevy S10.



Equals




I love this truck and blame Stude-Sled for the purchase of my S10 truck. Brian used the S10 chassis including the firewall and dash on this truck. With the S10 fuel injected 4 cylinder engine it gets good gas mileage in style. Using the S10 firewall he also increased his legroom from stock Studebaker.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Removing the Body Mounts

The body mounts on the S10 frame are solid despite the ugly looking factory welds. This is the removal technique worked best for me.

The required tools:
Sawzall
Sledge Hammer
Cold Chisel
Grinder.

First I cut a horizontal cut with the Sawzall parallel with the frame but at a 45 degree angle to remove most of the mount. Then I hammered both of the sides inward, against the weld to attempt to crack the weld. Then I cold chiseled down the weld to remove the remaining sides. The final bits I attacked with the grinder. Not that difficult but I needed a break after each mount.

 


I pulled the other parts off the S10 that I might be using. The pedals and the master and slave cylinder.

 


In preparation for moving the cab I needed to work on the cherry picker. The cylinder was shot so I replaced it. The technique I plan on using is shown on a forum post in the H.A.M.B.

 
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Friday, January 2, 2009

Studebaker Served Rat Rod Style.

Well, after a little break I am back. If you haven't noticed I have been posting content between inspiration. I don't know how long this format will continue but for now it seems to be working just fine.

Time for some more inspiration and for something different.

Is this a Rat Rod? I don't know, but it is pretty cool. While the truck started life as an earlier M series truck at least it is a Studebaker. The truck's builder posts on SDC forumMyspace and Youtube.

 


I love the Lone Wolf Plaque (Insert "Blades of Glory" quote).

 
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