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Starlite51
10-16-2006, 07:23 PM
need input on how to fix & what to expect when I tear it apart

they keep falling backwards .. (not a good thing on CA freeways)

and does anyone have spare parts ....

(I've already heard the viagra jokes :D)



John Sweeney
Folsom CA
1951 Studebaker Champion Business Coupe
1962 GT Hawk
"Lone Dog ... No Woof"
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53k
10-16-2006, 08:07 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Starlite51

need input on how to fix & what to expect when I tear it apart

they keep falling backwards .. (not a good thing on CA freeways)

and does anyone have spare parts ....

(I've already heard the viagra jokes :D)

It's been a while since I rebuilt a recliner, but I think it's covered in the '59-'64 Shop Manual. The teeth in the outer ring are probably stripped and will have to be replaced. It isn't too hard. I think I got the repair sets from Myer's Studebaker.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

StudHawk60
10-17-2006, 04:53 PM
I had the same exact problem with my 60 Hawk. What I found was that the brass gear inside had teeth broken off. The "gear" is actually a rectangular bar looking thing with 2 or 3 teeth on each end.[:p]

Studebaker Int'l has all the parts to rebuild the reclining mechanism. If you have their latest catalog, look on page 82.;)

On mine, if it looked tired, I replaced the part. Both seats now recline (and stay up), perfectly.[^]

sbca96
10-18-2006, 02:53 AM
I had that same problem on MY 60 Hawk too![xx(] I fixed it a different
way - I put in a set of Porsche bucket seats.:D

Tom