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Studebaker M15A-20 "Mr. Potato Head"

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Bed Started

 This is the substructure made of 4x4s. MCA treated SYP. Frame runners are two 4x4s stacked. Joists are six 4x4s. Side 4x4s are notched with the joists. All attached together with 1/2" x 6" SS lag bolts.

 This how the Deck Grabber goes on. It screws to the joists and then is screwed to the deck boards when they are installed.

 Here is a mock-up of a deck board and the angle iron edge. Deck board will actually go all the way to the edge of substructure. 3/8" x 6" flat head SS bolts will attach all the layers together; substructure side boards, substructure joists, deck boards, and angle iron.

 Closeup of the notching

 SS lag bolts inset

 One screw in the Grabber. These screws are the Lox type.

 View of inside of Grabber

Box of Grabber and screws

Brian's Baby Comes Home

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stereo Installation

 Panel installed, concealing the stereo. Can't really see the wired remote but it is mounted on the drivers door near the door latch handle.

 Panel removed for access of stereo. Wires are extension cables that go to the glove box where I can plug in a thumb drive or other audio device like a digital player. I now use a real dinky thumb drive that just plugs into the front of the stereo.

Back of panel. magnets are JB Welded in place and covered with tape to protect the dash paint from scratches. I have since got a tip from STF to replace the tape with that soft stuff the coats tool handles. On the face of the panel I cut screws off and JB Welded them in place so it looks like the panel is screwed on...