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Author Topic: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT  (Read 230872 times)

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #630 on: June 02, 2010, 06:36:00 PM »
I hav not got much work done since I returned from the cruise. The time off  and crusie was fun, but I got a bad case of the Shingles and am in a bunch of pain.  Larry did make some progress last week and he painted the body, hood and front end today. We picked out the Red paint today for the Scallops (decided to flatten/satin the red as we did not want it to shiney either).. The paint in the pics that follow is not dry or cured yet... it will not be shiney when dry and cured.

Here are some progress pics since last week.

Roof Rails test fitted



Dash/Guage Panel and Switch Panel and Trans Tunnel re fitted


Floor test fit after powder coat



Larry doing final blocking and prepping for paint



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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #631 on: June 02, 2010, 06:45:33 PM »
O Charles . What have you done? That is going to be the most increasable thing on wheels.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #632 on: June 02, 2010, 06:50:25 PM »
Charles, as always nice work, looking real pretty. Hope you can get rid of the shingles fast.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #633 on: June 02, 2010, 07:02:51 PM »
Eric and Glen,  thanks for the kind words... and yes Glen I hope these darn shingles go away soon,,,  If they don't I will have trouble wearing my seat belts in 3 weeks,,

My left rib cage feels like I have been beat with a baseball bat !!

Well hope to get Motor set back in Chassis by Friday (waiting on new valve springs that we needed to go with new cam)

Charles
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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #634 on: June 02, 2010, 10:31:02 PM »
Charles Darlin'  she is looking so beautiful!!  Can't wait to see her on the salt...they'll both bring out the best in each other!!  She'll have the salt so enamored that it will be nothing but a gentle caress when she speeds down the course!!

Don't let those shingles "stress" you out    :roll:  obviously, you felt you needed an additional challenge to deal with before Maxton!!   :-o   Get well soon, your "Lady" will be wanting you to race with her!!

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #635 on: June 02, 2010, 10:54:17 PM »
Charles, I gotta tell ya, there's one pic that really caught my eye in your last post, and that's the one with the hood on the stand next to the body.  The hood looks stunning, and having the body in the background really brought to life the attention to detail and aesthetic integration that you've brought to this project.  It's absolutely gorgeous.

If it's as fast as it is beautiful, you'll be in need of a new hat rack.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #636 on: June 03, 2010, 06:54:51 AM »
Charles.

Thanks for showing the pictures.  The body et al look tremendous!  Very nice work, a beautiful car!

Warmest regards.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #637 on: June 03, 2010, 08:18:51 AM »
Chris,  I took that picture for the very reason you speak of.. it does show how it all comes together.

John,   glad to hear from you and hope you get back to your project soon.

Lynda,  thanks again for your kind words and support.


Later today or in the morning the last few pieces should be ready at the powder coaters.

(the rear spolier, gurney flaps, roof rails and front inner fenders are all aluminum and have been powdercoated satin black)

Still waiting for my valve springs so Brian can reassemble the heads.

Hope to have engine done and ready to set back in soon.  Once that is done we can lower the body back on, put the rear quarters, the front end and hood on, then tape it out and paint on the RED Scallops, then hand paint the white outlines and numbers.

Lots more to do and not enough time....

Oh well,,,

Charles
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 08:25:48 AM by Cajun Kid »
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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #638 on: June 03, 2010, 08:39:08 AM »
WOW!

Been following this thread all along and if your success in building a truely stunning looking and well thought out race car becomes mirrored on the racetrack some records outa fall.

 :cheers:

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #639 on: June 03, 2010, 10:38:28 AM »
That is absolutely beautiful Charles  :cheers: I can't wait to see it all together!
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #640 on: June 04, 2010, 09:51:48 PM »
That is absolutely beautiful Charles  :cheers: I can't wait to see it all together!

Randy, me too,,, I can't wait either.  The plan is to drop the body on the chassis on Monday then put the front end and hood on so we can tape out the scallops and possibly lay down the red paint by Tuesday.  Cross your fingers for me,, it's going to be close getting it all done for Maxton this month.

Charles
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #641 on: June 05, 2010, 12:43:15 PM »
Ck ... you better make the June meet  .... I pushed to finish my bike so I debut beside you ... Joe

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #642 on: June 05, 2010, 01:44:50 PM »
Ck ... you better make the June meet  .... I pushed to finish my bike so I debut beside you ... Joe

Joe, I will be ay Maxton for the June meet,,,I have to see your bike in action then too...we are working hard to make sure the Stude is there with me.  You know how picky I am,,, I will not debut it until it is 100% done a race ready.... many have urged me to bring it evenif it is not ready to run so it can be tech'd and such before Loring.  I may do that but our plan is to get it ready to make at least a few 125 to 150 mph shakedown runs.  I would like to make a parachute run too (since I am familar with the track and shutdown) but I guess it's all going to depend on the next 16 days ....

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #643 on: June 06, 2010, 03:30:20 PM »
tic toc tic toc  :-D
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #644 on: June 07, 2010, 09:00:43 PM »
I was still not feeling well today, but Larry and his son Mike got some work done today...

Another milestone achieved today.... the freshly painted body now is lowered back on the chassis.


Down and snug ready to bolt in place


Ready to roll off lift.


What's next ?

MORE WORK,,, but we are still trying to get the Stude to Maxton for the June 26 event..

I hope I have all the parts I need for final assembly ??  what have I forgot ?

Charles
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