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09-07-2017, 01:13 PM
Being a new Studebaker owner and member, I should be allowed one dumb question. The differential was off and all bolts are missing.
What size and length should I use?

Thank you

09-07-2017, 01:24 PM
My book lists two lengths.
and 5/16"-18x1"

All with 5/16" lock washers.

As a new owner you really should procure a copy of your Chassis catalog, Body catalog and Shop Manual; all available in print or CD-ROM.

Welcome to our world. Have you joined the Studebaker Drivers Club?

And, by the way, there is no such thing as a stupid question, unless it's the one that is not asked. :!:

09-07-2017, 02:58 PM
So are these "Bolts" the "U" Bolts, Nuts, Washers and Rubber Pads required to secure the complete Differential Housing to the Springs? :confused: "The Differential is OFF"??

It sounds like Brad's suggestions are for the Differential COVER screws.

09-08-2017, 07:29 PM
Brad's suggestions are for the Differential COVER screws.You are correct.

Mike Van Veghten
09-08-2017, 07:46 PM
blue -

Please be more specific on "what" bolts.

1. The housing (sheet metal) cover fasteners ? You should have enough takeoff/junk fasteners around to figure that out.
2. The actual..."differential" is out of the housing ? Four large fasteners", with the large "U" shaped caps ?
3. Or the (as noted) the big "U" bolts that hold the differential to the springs ?