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John Ratliff
12-06-2006, 06:50 PM
My trunk lid has a spot when closing that the front of the lid seems
to clunk into place just before it hits the latch. I got into the trunk and a freind open and closed the lid while I watched the hinges operate. The left hinge has some play and lets the top half of the hinge rub on a bolt head on the bottom half. The right hinge shows some scraping on the same bolt head but there is no play. I think both need replacing. The P. O. had the hole trunk sprayed with undercoating. I spent the last 2 days cleaning it off. The hinges and springs are covered with it. Haven't cleaned hinges or springs. I want to paint the trunk the same as body. Are the hinges & springs painted? '56 Power Hawk. Any thoughts?:)

55s
12-06-2006, 07:20 PM
Bad News. Trunk hinges on a CK (coupes & Hawks) are a weakspot. I don't think they are being remade, they do tend to wear out and break, and they are getting harder to find.

Best recommendation I can give you is to keep your eyes open, because they are often thrown out with rusty studes.

Paul

55s
12-06-2006, 07:20 PM
Bad News. Trunk hinges on a CK (coupes & Hawks) are a weakspot. I don't think they are being remade, they do tend to wear out and break, and they are getting harder to find.

Best recommendation I can give you is to keep your eyes open, because they are often thrown out with rusty studes.

Paul

rockne10
12-06-2006, 08:04 PM
Hinges and springs were painted.
The trunk in my 53 was painted a light gray, not body color. Painting it body color would, ofcourse, be your choice.

In the meantime, I would keep the hinges as well lubricated as you can.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

rockne10
12-06-2006, 08:04 PM
Hinges and springs were painted.
The trunk in my 53 was painted a light gray, not body color. Painting it body color would, ofcourse, be your choice.

In the meantime, I would keep the hinges as well lubricated as you can.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

John Ratliff
12-06-2006, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the comments.[8D] I will keep my eyes open for some hinges. S.I. shows the left hinge in thier 2006 catalog. Has anyone have any advice on removing the springs?[B)]

John Ratliff
12-06-2006, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the comments.[8D] I will keep my eyes open for some hinges. S.I. shows the left hinge in thier 2006 catalog. Has anyone have any advice on removing the springs?[B)]

kmul221
12-07-2006, 06:54 AM
I drilled & repinned the hinges in my "K" body to a minimal larger size.The mild steel the pivot pins go through tend to get oval shaped due to lack of lubrication over the years & causes them to collapse prematurly & "thunk" when closing the trunk lid .I cut draw pins to length ,drilled & cotter pinned to keep from backing out.If you are neat & try to keep your repair from being obvious,the hinges will work as they should & nobody will notice,Of course new or good used would be better but they are getting hard to find.Remember to keep all pivot points lubricated even on your Brand X as this is the common cause of failure

kmul221
12-07-2006, 06:54 AM
I drilled & repinned the hinges in my "K" body to a minimal larger size.The mild steel the pivot pins go through tend to get oval shaped due to lack of lubrication over the years & causes them to collapse prematurly & "thunk" when closing the trunk lid .I cut draw pins to length ,drilled & cotter pinned to keep from backing out.If you are neat & try to keep your repair from being obvious,the hinges will work as they should & nobody will notice,Of course new or good used would be better but they are getting hard to find.Remember to keep all pivot points lubricated even on your Brand X as this is the common cause of failure

rockne10
12-07-2006, 08:04 PM
When the springs are stretched you can put shims-or coins-between the coils. When tension is released, they should be easily removed.

rockne10
12-07-2006, 08:04 PM
When the springs are stretched you can put shims-or coins-between the coils. When tension is released, they should be easily removed.

John Ratliff
12-07-2006, 11:02 PM
Hey!! That shim idea sure makes sense. Thanks alot.[^]

John Ratliff
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John Ratliff
12-07-2006, 11:02 PM
Hey!! That shim idea sure makes sense. Thanks alot.[^]

John Ratliff
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dpson
12-08-2006, 02:55 AM
Try Stelfords. They were the only vendor that I know of that still had both hinges available NOS. Here is the link: http://www.studebakerclubs.com/stelfordsinc/Pages/Studebaker23HardTopBodies.htm

Dan Peterson
Montpelier, VT
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible

dpson
12-08-2006, 02:55 AM
Try Stelfords. They were the only vendor that I know of that still had both hinges available NOS. Here is the link: http://www.studebakerclubs.com/stelfordsinc/Pages/Studebaker23HardTopBodies.htm

Dan Peterson
Montpelier, VT
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible

John Ratliff
12-08-2006, 04:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by kmul221

I drilled & repinned the hinges in my "K" body to a minimal larger size.The mild steel the pivot pins go through tend to get oval shaped due to lack of lubrication over the years & causes them to collapse prematurly & "thunk" when closing the trunk lid .I cut draw pins to length ,drilled & cotter pinned to keep from backing out.If you are neat & try to keep your repair from being obvious,the hinges will work as they should & nobody will notice,Of course new or good used would be better but they are getting hard to find.Remember to keep all pivot points lubricated even on your Brand X as this is the common cause of failure


Where did you get the stock for the pins and what is it?

John Ratliff
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John Ratliff
12-08-2006, 04:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by kmul221

I drilled & repinned the hinges in my "K" body to a minimal larger size.The mild steel the pivot pins go through tend to get oval shaped due to lack of lubrication over the years & causes them to collapse prematurly & "thunk" when closing the trunk lid .I cut draw pins to length ,drilled & cotter pinned to keep from backing out.If you are neat & try to keep your repair from being obvious,the hinges will work as they should & nobody will notice,Of course new or good used would be better but they are getting hard to find.Remember to keep all pivot points lubricated even on your Brand X as this is the common cause of failure


Where did you get the stock for the pins and what is it?

John Ratliff
http://static.flickr.com/102/302372902_63249ab71a_m.jpg