This posting should bring you up to date with some of the fun I have had with my project. There have been a couple of trips to Hawaii and a trip to Italy and Greece that have taken me away from the garage for quite a bit of the time. I have also been active with the Studebaker Club and went to the International Meet that was held in Tacoma this year. Ahhh...retirement is great! Rusty Ronnie
|My camper jacks were handy again.|
|Jacks made it easy to make adjustments|
Now tried fitting doors. They weren't as good as I hoped. Washers for temp spacers. Will make proper ones after final fit is achieved.
|Cut out some rusty sections.|
|Formed new pieces and welded in.|
Here is an example of rusted areas being replaced with some new metal.
Many little sections like this were done and them primed.
|The holes are for spot welding.|
|This filled space as needed.|
Fenders had large gaps when trial mounted so I cut off and replaced some of the metal. After fillers fitted the fenders fit much better
|Adapted to fit 4 dr. wheel well.|
|Now welded to floor.|
Rear quarter door panels eventually fit pretty well and were then welded in place. Rebuilt rusty bottoms of quarter panels.
I have been using the old fenders for trial fit but in the end they will be replaced with the NOS fenders that I got with the car.
I still have lots more to improve on when I get back to it in the spring.