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Studebaker M15A-20 "Mr. Potato Head"

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hard Times Cafe Car Show

 I wasn't the onlt truck but the only Stude...

 MPH next to the next oldest vehicle there, '78 T/A

 The other dually at the show

 I wasn't the only one with a sidearm, we had two of Prince Williams's finest

Cargo Light Install

 I bent a 1/4" steel plate to the curvature of the cab, drilled and taped the two mounting holes. I JB Welded the plate to the cab so that the light could be removed without the need for access of the inside of the cab. Wire access hole is stuffed with 3M strip caulk.

 Another 1/4" plate is used to adapt the flat mounting bracket to the curvature of the cab. This plate was hogged out using a angle grinder to match the curvature.
 I used lame 1/4" spade connectors with lots of silicone dielectric grease and a covering of heat shrink. Unpainted hardware is stainless steel.

The light uses a 6 volt 25 watt flood lamp. I got the light on ebay and repainted it with rattle can black. The lens rim was made from aluminum so instead of painting it like it was originally, I buffed it up and coated it with clear Diamond Plate.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

More Ladysmith pictures from Brian

 Dan Martin, Jim Beadle, Brian Dahl, & Frank Drumheller (L->R)

 Studebeadke bed

 The adult table - Brian Dahl, Frank Drumheller, Kim Branch, Eric Branch, Dan Martin, Jim Beadle, & John Weinrich (L->R)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

2nd Annual Spring Meetup in Ladysmith

It was rainy all day. I drove down from Woodbridge, about 50+ miles. We all met at Timber's Restaurant in Ladysmith VA. Frank brought his treasure trove suit case on Stude memorabilia that we all got to salivate over. We ate lunch and chatted about Studes and whatnot.

 MPH waiting for everybody

 Studebeadle shows up

 Then Old Girl

 The three amigos like last year at Bass Pro Shop

 Brian Dahl, Frank Drumheller, Kim Branch, Eric Branch, Dan Martin, & Jim Beadle

 Couple of Branch's

 Tummy's full

Sunday, May 5, 2013

More Ladysmith (not cowbell)

These pictures are from Brian Dahl. Brian thanks for the great photos!!!

 Looks like Brian is the first to show

 Parking MPH next to Old Girl

 Brian caught me hanging next to a Ford. No I'm not switching although I don't hear the Ford folks complaining about their rear main seals!

 My wife Sue and I


 German Ford

 This event is sponsored by the Ladysmith Volunteer Fire Company.