3/4/97 - In preparation for spraying, I cleaning every surface of theengine compartment 3 times.  1st with water, then with laquer thinner,then with a tack rag. I then Mixed Rose Mist enamel with the acrylic urethaneadditive and prepared to spray. With the hardner, the enamel shines likenothing else.
3/5/97 - Checked my paint job. Not bad. 1 small run (I'll wait 'tilit dries, then sand it out and re-spray).
6/18/97 - Have done quite a bit of work since I last edited this page. I now have the fenders on the car as well as primered. I have finished the major body work. I am starting to work on the doors, but I found out that the driver's side door doesn't fit (I believe it's because I thought a '62 door would fit on the '63. No dice. I'm going to try the '63 door later. I sprayed the trunk last week with Rose Mist enamel. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I can't wait to get the rest of the car looking like this. I do have a problem getting the trunk lid to fit correctly. I believe that's because it's out of adjustment since the new trunklid is from a different car.

I received a gasket set from Gary Olson of Olson Studebaker in Fargo. All I need to do now is get the bearings and I can put the engine together. I am itching to get this car RUNNING!! I hope to have it ready for the '99 nationals in S.D. During the slow periods, I have polished all the stainless steel and have it in my garage at home and on a card table in our den. The wife has been very supportive of this (can't do it with out the wives, right?).


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