Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by R5 Lark » 07 Mar 2019, 19:29

Some Studebakers have a steering wheel almost that big. In the 3d print world printing a tugboat is used as printer quality test. Stay safe on land and sea.

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 08 Mar 2019, 16:07

Ah, got in today again!

Josephine's steeringwheel is big enough & I like it! Behind me is the starboard joystick & there's one on portside too, for quicker handling in harbours. One of the things to do, as we noticed several times, is to make a fence for the portside one; no good idea to lean against it as it makes the ship behave strange...

By the way: I really like when I get comments here, so thanx for that one!

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 08 Mar 2019, 17:02

Just found the 3:rd start of Josephine, her 1:st day out with her new power, ah memories...

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 08 Mar 2019, 17:03

Okidoki, not possible to post films. :(

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by stewed » 09 Mar 2019, 21:47

Good to hear from you Nox.

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 10 Mar 2019, 15:25

Thanx Stewed! I'm happy & surprised every time I can get in... :)
I've had loads of stuff to do lately so Josephine is kinda sulking when I'm near. Gaston -the daily driver -69 Citroen AMI6- needed startermotor, oil-change, another door lock & still needs new brakerpoints & such + the rest of the world in a worn-down 200 year old house & other buildings, but soon Josephine's gonna get lovin' too.

I was searching for that thread about some home-made & home-welded injection on a black coupe but couldn't find it, any one knows where I can find it again?

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Alan » 10 Mar 2019, 21:54

Nox, That was Silver Hawk Dan's that he was playing with. I am doing the same myself with a Bulldog manifold. Will be putting some pics in my 53K project shortly.

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by maxwelj » 11 Mar 2019, 12:13

Are you thinking about the '55 coupe that someone was working on out in his driveway? I think it was in the upper midwest. I've wondered what happened to them.
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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 11 Mar 2019, 16:05

Yep; the black -55 coupe, pretty young guy as I remember, working outside.

Changed the brakerpoints on Gaston today so now it's time for Josephine tomorrow I hope. But I also have to fix a leaking tap in the bathroom & it's a really old thing, have to remove the whole thing & get in from the underside. No photo of it thou.

But I'll give you a pic of Mowitz last summer, got a bunch of Studebaker T-shirts sent from a woman in the US, for free - shipping & all, some folx sure are nice! Anyway, here's the picture:
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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by maxwelj » 11 Mar 2019, 17:12

NoCarbed-PlainBrownR2's Port Injection Project in studebaker performance project forum. It was back on page 4 or something like that. bumped it for you.
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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Bill Van Alstyne » 11 Mar 2019, 21:12

Just so everyone knows, Dan Sallia aka silverhawkdan passed away last month and his brothers are handling the dispersal of all of his projects. He was a real warrior and gave his illnesses a good battle. Bill

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 22 Mar 2019, 16:21

After a while not getting in I'm possitivly surprised again!

& yes, I know about Dan, one of my favourite guys here, I did send him a PM on the club site forum some monts ago asking him how he was doing & he answered I guessed right; he'd been bad & having strokes & been to hospital & all but thought he was recovering... & it actually did take some time for his spirit to finaly leave from that moment.

As for right now I've actually started on Josephine's face again! I cut off the lower part & cut out angles just behind the lights, bended it together & welded & banged a bit:

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 22 Mar 2019, 16:32

Ah, bit uva misstake there, here's the pic:
va bra.jpg
Now I'm busy with narrowing the lower part + I have to make a bit more plate to fill out the hight because I want the underpart to be under the radiator. If you look at this old picture you can see that it won't fit under the rad when I cut it narrower:
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So now I've finaly got the direction I want: Swedish 60's custom style! :P
Okidoki, now I'm gonna read you other guys stuff...
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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by Champion V8 » 30 Apr 2019, 15:31

Days goes by & turns int weex & I'm frustrated for not getting in, trying every night & then "BOOM!, I'M IN ! ! !
& there's been quite some changes, I had big troubles with the outer corners of the hood as they're bended down & I thought for a moment to make the grille a bit Packard-style but that aint the idea I had in mind at all.
So it started like this:
va braigare.jpg
Then came the problem that I didn't want any sharp edges:
vabra.jpg
Then I tried different on different sides & I finaly said to myself
"it's MY car, I'll cut & narrow the hood if I want!" so I made plates:
vabre.jpg
& then:
vabrj.jpg
vabrk.jpg
vabrn.jpg
& so I ended up like this:
vabro.jpg
& now came a different problem, the one to bend the under-lights-plates conical without good enough
equipment:
vabrq.jpg
It worked by using a piece from Citroen DS rear suspension, turned out good enough:
vabrs.jpg
But now the rest outer/under platings was wrong so this is where I'm at now:
vabru.jpg
vabrx.jpg
I will also raise the lower edge of the grille hole about 8 inches so I made a quick scetch with 4 inch changed:
vabru mod.jpg
So that's all for today, gonna look at other posts now... :D
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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

Post by r1lark » 30 Apr 2019, 23:19

Keep posting pics of your progress. Not sure exactly where you are going with this, but it sure is interesting! :-)
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