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Old 11-08-2012, 12:12 AM
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some floor rot.

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I have communicated with the buyer a bit more now. He says the cab needs floor repair. Anybody done floor repair in a 39ish pickup? Any idea what I might be looking at for cost?
My dad who was a German, but born in SF, and an IBM engineer, had a '64 Ford Falcon he'd bought new, with that problem eventually.

He crawled underneath it and patched it up with roofing tar.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:32 AM
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I know where there's a family of Studebakers out in the woods, rusting away. Includes a sedan or two, a couple of station wagons, and at least one pickup. The pickup has uncracked glass. Approx 32.029471, -93.020346
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:32 AM
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My dad who was a German, but born in SF, and an IBM engineer, had a '64 Ford Falcon he'd bought new, with that problem eventually.

He crawled underneath it and patched it up with roofing tar.
I've done that before, and it works if the hole is not too big. I am thinking about welding in a new floor though.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:21 AM
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You pretty well have to go examine an automotive body with potential issues yourself. Someone elses description is usually not too accurate.

On that truck you would usually want to duplicate the floors fairly accuratly I would think when replacing them. There is rust and there is rust.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:22 AM
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Yeah.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:27 AM
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Speaking of Studebakers, I had one of THESE in front of me this morning on my way to work! Had never seen one before...

They made less than 5,000 of them right before they folded.....the Avanti




It was a lot quicker than my 190d.....makes sense as I just read they had a 240hp V8....not bad for 1963!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:31 AM
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Yeah, that was a car with a lot of adanced design features. the looks though are sort of an aquired taste.

I like the 53 Lowey coupe a lot better.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:13 AM
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Here are some pictures of a mild street rodded 37 which is in South Bend. It is not for sale but I will probably ask anyhow. It has a Lincoln subframe, rear end and small block ford motor. I am hoping to get away to drive up there and look at it tomorrow. The 37 has the cab sitting back further which will help weight distribution and allows dual side mount spare tires, arguably making it more practical than the 39 for a conversion as I am considering. this one features some funky looking wheel (covers?) but that is a minor issue.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:07 PM
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I was offered this one a couple of days ago. It looks pretty interesting. I can afford it, it looks pretty sound and it is closer to home than the other one I have been sniffing around. they are just too cool, they look chopped and channelled.
i just put a deposit on this one.

I plan to use a 617 turbo in it with the adapter i have and an f150 five speed tranny, a ford nine inch, some sort of subframe in front, four wheel disc brakes and of course AC.

See post 24.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:33 PM
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Since my big dodge got totalled today I am wondering if the studey body could be stretched over the dodge chassis?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:11 PM
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Since my big dodge got totalled today I am wondering if the studey body could be stretched over the dodge chassis?
Just imagine if you already had the Studebaker pickup, newly acquired, with your dreams for it, amd had brought it home, and IT had been parked on the street exactly where your Dodge p/u was parked, when the crash took place..

But it wasn't, so that's a blessing.

Maybe a blessing in disguise.

But Winston Churchill would likely have added, "Yeah, maybe .......but it's a pretty EFFECTIVE disguise".
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Somehow I get the impression that a '39 Stude wouldn't get left in the street...
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Somehow I get the impression that a '39 Stude wouldn't get left in the street...
Bingo!
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Since my big dodge got totalled today I am wondering if the studey body could be stretched over the dodge chassis?
A Cummins powered Studebaker pickup.

Me like.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:51 AM
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I doubt the engine compartment on the Studey will allow the big six to be shoehorned in.....prolly not the 4bt either..

On another thread we are talking about the four cylinder motor offered some years back in the Jeep crd though, which may have possibilibies.....
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