filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
1/13/16 4:29 p.m.

This is an ongoing project that we're documenting with videos. A 1952 Studebaker 2R6 sitting on a Dakota R/T frame with a Magnum 360 under the hood.

The progress so far:

Part 1

00:06 Project Overview

01:48 Getting Started

02:54 Cutting Out Mounting Assembly

Part 2

00:54 Shortening The Driveshaft

01:35 Cutting The Weld

02:53 Brake Assembly Bracket

03:45 Attaching Bracket To Firewall

04:07 Studoka Shaft+Wheel Combo

04:48 Wiring

05:45 First Start

06:57 Next Steps

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
1/13/16 9:49 p.m.
wheels777 wrote: Love the Bakers!

Thanks! Lots more to come. Got a 39 Commander in the shop as well.

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
1/14/16 6:15 a.m.

more please.

EvanR
EvanR Dork
1/14/16 12:30 p.m.

Well, I dunno much about all of this, but I think I would have just dropped the Studebaker cab on to the Dakota chassis.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
1/14/16 12:55 p.m.
EvanR wrote: Well, I dunno much about all of this, but I think I would have just dropped the Studebaker cab on to the Dakota chassis.

It appears that's exactly what they did.

filthyrich wrote: This is an ongoing project that we're documenting with videos. A 1952 Studebaker 2R6 sitting on a Dakota R/T frame with a Magnum 360 under the hood.
SilverFleet
SilverFleet UltraDork
1/14/16 1:17 p.m.

Studebakers are AWESOME. I will make sure to check those videos out! I love how those old Stude trucks look.

EvanR
EvanR Dork
1/14/16 1:44 p.m.
stuart in mn wrote:
EvanR wrote: Well, I dunno much about all of this, but I think I would have just dropped the Studebaker cab on to the Dakota chassis.

It appears that's exactly what they did.

filthyrich wrote: This is an ongoing project that we're documenting with videos. A 1952 Studebaker 2R6 sitting on a Dakota R/T frame with a Magnum 360 under the hood.

Well, I'm just an idiot, then!

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
1/16/16 10:45 a.m.

In reply to NOHOME:

soon!

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
1/16/16 11:16 a.m.

My 53 K model

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy HalfDork
1/16/16 11:31 a.m.
bentwrench wrote: My 53 K model

Ummm, Build Thread?

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
1/16/16 11:38 a.m.
filthyrich wrote: In reply to NOHOME: soon!

Just noticed you were in Ontario? Whereabouts?

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
1/16/16 6:35 p.m.

I'm in Dunnville, halfway between Hamilton and Niagara Falls. You?

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
1/16/16 6:37 p.m.

In reply to bentwrench:

That is incredible! 5.3 or 6.0? I pulled the 6.0 out of my 05 Silverado and put in a 5.9 Cummins. I had a 68 Firebird at the time and wanted to throw the 6.0 in but never did it. Ended up selling it instead. Do you have a build thread going?

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
1/16/16 6:52 p.m.

Filthy - LS3 BFN with the trans and electronics Morrison chassis the full package discs coil overs & sway bars with power rack.

I am stalled right now trying to figure out how to mount the body, most all of the body mounts were lost to rust.

Also battling a poorly placed firewall. I inherited the project from my brother from another mother, he wasn't thinking to clearly towards the end.

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
1/16/16 7:04 p.m.
filthyrich wrote: I'm in Dunnville, halfway between Hamilton and Niagara Falls. You?

London. Not that far away. Good friend who is into chassis building jut 25k from you.

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
2/29/16 1:54 p.m.

Part 3

We took the gauge cluster out of the Dakota and put it in the Studebaker. But nothing comes easily when you want it to look vintage!

00:33 Gauge Cluster Swap

03:17 Hiding The Electronics

05:24 Vintage-Style Needles

07:14 Working Tachometer

07:55 Mounting The Needles

09:07 Speedometer Gauge

10:11 Wiring Everything Up

11:19 Gauge Test

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Mazdax605
Mazdax605 UltraDork
3/1/16 2:45 p.m.

Amazing work Rich! I'm in awe of your ability to make this stuff work. I have no idea how to do any of this stuff.

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
7/3/16 11:05 p.m.

Burnout

R/T Baker does a burnout in the shop. This is a Studebaker truck body sitting on a Dodge Dakota R/T with a 360 Magnum under the hood.

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
7/29/16 2:14 p.m.

Part 4

R/T Baker gets a new rad & Filthy Rich gets to 'deboss' the name on a custom steering column cover with a forced patina finish to match!

00:06 Work Under The Hood

01:18 Radiator Swap

02:16 Hose Fitting Adapters

03:12 Soldering The Fittings

04:18 Bottom Fitting

04:48 Custom Steering Column Cover

05:03 R/T Baker Stencil

06:59 Deboss Design

07:22 Smoother Lettering

08:07 Wire Wheel & Sand

08:38 Accelerating Rust On Metal

09:48 Forced Patina Finish

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filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
10/19/16 3:38 p.m.

Part 5

R/T Baker gets a shortened truck bed, a custom engine cover, and ...doors! It's looking more and more like a truck!

00:15 Cleaning Up The Engine Bay

00:59 Custom Air Intake System

01:56 Lower The Suspension

02:20 Shortening The Truck Bed

02:42 Hood Prop

02:51 More Truck Bed Modifications

03:53 Hinge Swap

04:09 Hinge Bolt Assembly

05:29 Looks Like A Truck!

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filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
10/25/16 10:49 a.m.

Part 6

Tried to figure out what's going on with the headlights that won't shut off, and we make plans for the truck box!

00:31 Air Cleaner & Filter Mods

01:39 Headlights Won't Shut Off

02:42 Headlights Problem Solving

04:04 Customizing The Truck Box

05:58 What's Next

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914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
10/25/16 12:13 p.m.

Love this! Please don't build anything for under $2017.

Thank you.

filthyrich
filthyrich New Reader
1/25/17 6:46 p.m.

Part 7

Getting this '52 Studebaker truck ready for safety, and hit up a couple car shows in the process!

00:11 What Is Needed For Safety

00:59 LED Turn Signal & Tail Lights

02:19 Safety First!

02:39 Ready To Go!

03:06 First Drive

03:37 First Drive Review

05:17 Customer Test Drive

05:58 Radiator Fan Power Workaround

07:08 Ready For Safety

07:56 Safety & Pictures

08:28 New Ball Joints & Brakes

09:40 Reinforcing Bed For Bike Support

10:41 At The Car Show

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