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  1. Your build looks great! I got almost all the rubber I need from Studebaker International, front and rear suspension bumpers, A arm bushings, rear spring bushings and such. The body to frame pieces I have not been able to locate but will probably just get this (https://www.steelerubber.com/body-to-frame-webbing-20-1599-48) and cut to size. I also got larger sway bars from Studebaker International. When installing the rear I had to bend the frame attachments for the stabilizer supports to fit correctly - see my post here - https://aoai.org/forums/topic/42740-bare-frame/ If you want to go a little off the beaten path there is this - https://www.ebay.com/itm/263096998485?hash=item3d41cd9a55:g:xhcAAMXQVERS1wza Since you said you have considered replacing the front suspension. Have you decided what electric steering unit you are going to use? I am also going electric but haven't bought a unit yet. Hope this helps, Tom
  2. Got most of the rear suspension put on. The new thicker sway bar from Studebaker International required me to modify the upper attachments. The bar doesn't go back as far as the original so the supports were at an odd angle. Bending the attachment points made it work. I had also already added some welds to strengthen the area due to the new bar.
  3. Got new motor mounts from Studebaker International and notice they are about a 1/4 inch shorter than the mounts I took off the car. Has anyone else out there used these motor mounts and was there an issue with clearance? Thanks, Tom
  4. What EPAS system are you thinking of using? I am also going that way but haven't decided which system to use. Tom
  5. Got the bottom half of the frame done! I am really pleased with the color and the black suspension should look good with the silver.
  6. I plan on brushing silver chassis paint and then spraying a black top coat. I know what you mean about the brushing and I will be slow and methodical.
  7. I have finally gotten my frame stripped, cleaned and ready for paint. The front half of the frame had very little rust on it as it was covered in years of oil, dirt and grease. The back half suffered more with rust but is mostly surface and cleaned up pretty well. The numbered cross members had traces of green paint on the right and red paint on the left which I found interesting. Hope to be putting on the POR-15 soon and then start the reassembly process! Tom
  8. So on one of the original questions can the vent hose be capped if you use a vented gas cap?
  9. Completely rebuilding my 63 R1 Avanti and am wondering for those that have put fuel injection on their cars, what distributor did you go with to match the injection system? Nothing fancy with my engine, stock R1 although I am using R3 headers with quiet tone mufflers and having an aluminum intake built. Automatic with Air Conditioning and the plan is to use the car as a daily driver. There seem to be several distributor choices out there, Maxx performance, CRT performance, Studebaker International, Pertronix, Mallory Unilite from Dave Thibeault and any I have missed. The fuel injection system choices look to be Holley, Edlebrock, and Fitech. So what combo of the choices have people installed and what have your experiences been? Thanks, Tom I have purposely left off the Hamilton system as he is so back ordered as to not know when his system will be available again.
  10. I was able to get a bar from Studebaker International along with all new rubber. Thanks to all for the replies. Tom
  11. Looks great! Love the wheels. Tom
  12. Thanks for the replies. I figured I might have to make one but I think I will start with giving a call to Dave. Tom
  13. So as happens when disassembling a car something always breaks when you do not want it to. In this case one of the Rear Stabilizer bar supports snapped when I was taking off the nut. The PAL nut came off just fine but the shaft sheared right off when turning the regular 3/8 nut. Kinda glad it did it now instead of waiting until all was reassembled and I was going down the road. Does anyone make new supports (part number 1557477, labeled 1525-11 in the picture) or one that would be an improvement upon it? Thanks, Tom
  14. Thanks Leo, that makes sense. Tom
  15. Just got the aluminum fuel tank for Studebaker International and noticed a tab on it that is not on the original tank I took out of my 63. Anyone know what this tab is for? Thanks, Tom
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