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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.
    As long as I had some sheet metal on I went ahead and threw the fender and hood on to see how it all fits.20180618_172446.jpg20180618_181356.jpg20180620_195052.jpg20180620_195136.jpg


    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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    That ac is looking really nice as is the firewall! That is nuts the inner fenders were so thin. Nice work fixing that!
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    I got the ac lines cut and crimped today and the condenser rubber mounted. Really love the mastercool crimping tool, it is super slick.20180701_154547.jpg20180702_202730.jpg20180703_185651.jpg20180703_185803.jpg
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    Nice work!
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