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Johnnywiffer
10-16-2008, 06:46 PM
http://tinyurl.com/4q56dv This guys says this car has "heavy duty suspension" Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist?

Thanx,
John

bams50
10-16-2008, 07:17 PM
I'm not sure what constitutes HD suspension, but that and the r1/powershift is why I thought it might actually be worth the opener. I wondered aloud about it in the thread about this car today.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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StudeDave57
10-16-2008, 07:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist? John
two words- springs & shocks

(I don't consider the sway bars a part of that, but others might) [:0] ;)

StudeDave '57 [8D]

StudeRich
10-16-2008, 11:07 PM
This Hawk John, is not just a Jet Thrust R1 Engine equipped car, if it is the car whose Prod. Order is displayed, it is a FULL Performance Package Car! So naturally it has H.D. Springs front and rear, H.D. adjustable Gabriel Shocks front & rear + the Traction Bars and rear Stabilizer Bar! R2 or not, this car is no Sunday Cruiser!

Read all about it here:
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23254

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

53k
10-17-2008, 08:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

[blue][size=2][b][font=Comic Sans MS]http://tinyurl.com/4q56dv This guys says this car has "heavy duty suspension" Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist?

Heavy duty springs and/or shocks could be ordered on any later Studebaker (even sixes- I have a NOS pair that cross to six-cylinder station wagon with a/c:D). I ordered both HD springs and shocks on my Wagonaire. In the case of the rear springs they were six-leaf vs the standard five. The shocks were Gabriel adjustables (turn click settings for soft, medium, firm). I still have the original Gabriels on the Wagonaire with 130,000 miles- still work fine.

Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

53k
10-17-2008, 08:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

[blue][size=2][b][font=Comic Sans MS]http://tinyurl.com/4q56dv This guys says this car has "heavy duty suspension" Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist?

Heavy duty springs and/or shocks could be ordered on any later Studebaker (even sixes- I have a NOS pair that cross to six-cylinder station wagon with a/c:D). I ordered both HD springs and shocks on my Wagonaire. In the case of the rear springs they were six-leaf vs the standard five. The shocks were Gabriel adjustables (turn click settings for soft, medium, firm). I still have the original Gabriels on the Wagonaire with 130,000 miles- still work fine.

Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)