1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:06 am

I'm working on the seat cushion, I should finish it up today. It is certainly very "poofy"! :)
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:33 am

The seat cushion is now finished and installed. It's so tall that it obscures much of the detail on the back and sides. :)
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by 15max » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:08 am

It's looking good. That sure finishes off the look.

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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:46 pm

Just a small job today, I replaced the later Studebaker style priming cups with new brass cups more similar to the originals.
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:11 pm

I decided to do a trial fit of the windshield support board today. The windshield was removed when I got the car and the support board bracing rods were being used to mount the speedometer. At least that way they stayed with the car.

I wonder if there was originally a rubber seal strip between the bottom of the board and the top of the cowl. The board came with all of its original brackets, but has an odd mix of slotted, hex, and square fasteners. I need to do more research to figure out if what I have on it is correct.

The windshield is ready, but I don't want to mount it now because it would be a nuisance during the final dash wiring efforts. I did mount the windshield support rods. Most Flanders pics that I have seen have straight rods, but mine curve at the bottom. The curve has to face the direction shown. If I turn the rod around the other way, it interferes with the door.
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:30 pm

Well, so much for waiting! I couldn't resist installing the windshield today. Next I need to find a rear view mirror that will clamp onto the windshield frame.

What do you other folks with RH drive cars use for a side mirror? Do you put a flat mirror on the RH side, or a convex mirror on the passenger side, both, or neither?
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:11 am

A lot of my recent pictures in this thread appear to be missing, have I hit some forum limit?

Anyway, I did find a good side mirror for the driver side. I have ordered another one like it for the passenger side, but it will have a convex mirror instead of a flat one.
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by alsfarms » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:45 pm

You are getting there! Keep up the steam. We should be seeing some exhaust coming down the tail pipe shortly.
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:28 am

It may be a while, I'm waiting for the rebuilt coil box from R.V. Anderson before I can finish up the wiring and prep the car for start-up.

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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:25 pm

I decided I wanted to install a small tool box on one of the running boards. I put out word on the MTFCA forum and a member sent me a spare tool/battery box. Unfortunately, it was a little too tall to allow the door to pass over it, so today I shortened the box by two inches. I also welded up a crack in the corner of the lid and slathered it with JB weld as a filler. Tomorrow I'll sand the JB weld, then prime and paint the box. I was originally going to paint it maroon to match the car, but right now I'm leaning towards gloss black, I think that would provide a nice contrast. :)
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:54 pm

I finished sanding and painting the small tool box and set it on the running board to see how it would look.

I need to figure out a way to attach it that doesn't involve drilling more holes in the running board. :)
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by alsfarms » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:35 am

Cudaman, Just keep chipping away at it and you are way ahead of the game. Nice work!
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:47 pm

A Model T Ford owner sent me the mounting brackets off of a trashed luggage rack. I blasted & painted them and bolted them to the bottom of the tool box, then clamped the mounting brackets to the running board. :)
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by alsfarms » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:28 pm

Nice running board tool box and creative means of mounting it. A question for you. Is you windshield assembly Nickle plated? How about going back to your posts where the pictures are not viewable and create a few new posts and only post at most two pictures each. I don't want to miss out on what you have done and are willing to share with pictures.
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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by cudaman » Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:40 am

Yes, the windshield frames and posts are nickel plated. I will look into re-populating some of my older posts with the pictures, but it will take time.

Question for the moderators - why were the pictures stripped out of some of my older posts to begin with?

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Re: 1912 Flanders 20 Spruce Up - Any Interest?

Post by 15max » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:43 am

Those brackets look era perfect. Running boards have plenty of holes without adding more.
Nice job.

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