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bams50
12-12-2006, 06:27 AM
Working on the 60 Lark frame; where's the best place to get new bushings for the lower control arms and rear spring shackles? Also, trans. mounts?

Thanks again everyone!

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
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r1lark
12-12-2006, 07:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Working on the 60 Lark frame; where's the best place to get new bushings for the lower control arms and rear spring shackles? Also, trans. mounts?

Thanks again everyone!

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1


Bob,

Try Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker www.fairbornstudebaker.com. Good guy, and pretty much the lowest prices I have found.

Paul

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Roscomacaw
12-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Chuck Collins is another great vendor. He's got Delrin bushings as well as the standard type.;)

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

bams50
12-12-2006, 06:41 PM
First I heard of Delrin was here a week or 2 ago; what's it about, and is it preferable to rubber?

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

GTtim
12-12-2006, 08:58 PM
Delrin is a good bit stiffer than the original rubber. Plus side is it will last forever and give better handling, downside is it will transfer more of the road noise and small bumps.



quote:Originally posted by bams50

First I heard of Delrin was here a week or 2 ago; what's it about, and is it preferable to rubber?

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1




Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

studeclunker
12-13-2006, 03:05 AM
Delrin is a type of plastic. It's commonly used in the wheels of model trains. This is because it is resiliant to wear and yet will flex without breaking. If you have model trains, that black stuff on your rails, is Delrin. It sticks to the rails when wearing off the wheels. Now that I've said way too much I'll shut up.[:I]

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Roscomacaw
12-13-2006, 01:32 PM
I've had folks say they'd NEVER use Delrin bushings! Too much noise transfer. Of course, none that have said this have ever USED Delrin bushings, so I'm not so sure they're advice is logical or well-founded. Remember THIS tho! Prior to '53, Stude cars had ALL-METAL inner control arm bushings! And it's these pre-53 cars that garner lots of praise from their owners as to comfortable, sweet-driving machines. Hmmmmmmmmm.... So given that, what don't compute about the argument for more noise and harsness of ride????????[}:)]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Alan
12-13-2006, 04:47 PM
There are 2,materials available from Cadillac Plastics which are very suitable for the production of suspension bushings. The first is called HMW1900. This material is an ultra-high molecular weight, high density polyethylene. It has high physical and mechanical strength and has great resistance to wear, impact and chemicals. It has a very low coefficient of friction and is very stable under a wide range of temperatures. HMW1900 is available in round, solid bar stock in several diameters and is easily machined on a lathe. The other is Delrin. It is an acetal resin plastic. It's properties are similar to HMW1900. Cadillac Plastic and Chemical is at P.O. Box 810 Detroit Michigan 48232 (313) 869-9500
They have 46 outlets around the U.S. So you can call or e-mail them for the one nearest you. Pieces of HMW1900 to do a car are less than $20.

ST2DE5
12-13-2006, 05:56 PM
Does anybody know if they make Delrin Bushing for the rear spring shackles on a 48 Champion.

Roscomacaw
12-13-2006, 06:30 PM
All you need is a machine shop or are willing to work with one (after you do the blueprints) at whatever the going shop rate is. Hint: You won't beat the cost of the one's that are a phone call away.

And rubbers on the lower is fine, if you don't mind your Stude's oil leakage turning them to mush after a couple of years. Not to mention that these rubber/steel bushings can start to squeak after a time. There's no way to grease them like there is on the Delrin.;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
12-13-2006, 08:12 PM
ST2DE5, no one makes such. And it's not likely they will anytime soon.:(

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the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe