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    I made up a fuel line with chevy and ford quick connects. Now have a complete fuel system, ready for gas!

    Also mounted up the explorer master and booster and bled the system and now have a firm pedal with actual working brakes! I totally struggled with the bleeding, spilled and sprayed fluid everywhere, lots of cussing. I've never had such a hard time bleeding brakes. Had to do a lot of dicking around with my diy power bleeder to make it work with the master cylinder too. Anyway, it's cleaned up and working so some progress was made.
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    Got my wipers working today, seem ok but noisy. I will have to do more fiddling to see if I can make them any quieter. This was a Autoloc setup from amazon, it was quite a bit of work to install. The tubing is the really hard part, I got some nicopp brake tubing that bent really nice after I filled it with sand, crimped the ends and bent it around a plastic bucket, then flared the ends to fit in the brackets. Theres a steel cable with a spring steel coil around and the cable slides back and forth in the tubing to move the gears for the wipers.20180608_181615.jpg

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    Looks like I've missed a lot of the updates on this project. It's looking great.
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    Thanks, it's inching along between other projects.

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    Looking good, I would be happy to have wipers that worked decent, I'm heavily reliant on Rain-X lol. Just curious but do you plan on putting an insulation pad on the inside of the firewall ?
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    Yes, not sure what kind yet but it will need something.

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    I didn't know if they offer it for a Studebaker, but for my 53 I bought the formed plastic one with the jute backing on the back of it. It fit pretty nice.
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    Chevys,fords you can get just about any kind of reproduction parts, 40's studes very little. The firewall insulation might be a thing though

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    I couldn't live with the scratches I had put on the firewall when I dropped the cab on. I had further scratched it installing the braided fuel hose. So I slid the cab back, resprayed the firewall and clear coated it this time. I figured while I was at it I might as well spray the steering column too.
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    Looks awesome; should make a great long distance cruiser.
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    Thanks, it's fun to see some shiny green paint. Seth got me thinking about firewall insulation so today I'm making my own from some foil backed felt, gluing some black vinyl to it. I've changed the shape of the firewall so a stock one wouldn't have fit very well.
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    Figuring out my AC and heater hoses so I wanted to see where the inner fender wells were going to be. I'm pleased that I can use the inner fenders with the new frame, wasn't sure it they would fit.
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    Did some work on the driver's side inner panel, it had lots of cracks and one big cracked up gaping hole. Had to make a patch panel for that one. This is very thin metal, it's about 0.028, I can't believe that they used to build them so light duty back then. These must have been pretty light weight trucks.
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    That panel must've done a lot of flexing - it looked pretty bad.
    But you got it all back into shape. It's gonna look real nice when finished.

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    Worked on the heater and AC lines today, made some progress but I will need more fittings to finish.

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