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ChampTrucking
07-08-2009, 08:50 PM
I got a spare pair.

Roscomacaw
07-08-2009, 08:57 PM
And they'll fit in a Priority Mail Flat Rate box! [:0]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

ChampTrucking
07-08-2009, 08:58 PM
Sure they will!

ST2DE5
07-08-2009, 09:59 PM
Where are the weights at on a station wagon? I have one completely torn down and haven't found any.

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7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2

bams50
07-08-2009, 10:02 PM
Sure enough- but not together. The weight limit is still 70 lbs. per box (I believe).

I bought two sets off eBay this Spring, one 63 and one 64. The key was they were delivered to York, and I picked them up there. Can't get any cheaper than that- not even Flat Rate boxes:D

Edited to add:
Just wondering- I know these two sets are different; but are convertible and wagon weights for the same year different?

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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StudeDave57
07-09-2009, 12:06 AM
quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

Where are the weights at on a station wagon? I have one completely torn down and haven't found any.
On '63-'66 Wagonaires (the ones with sliding roofs) they were behind the front grille panel...

I'm better then 99% sure that other wagons did not have weights such as these installed.


StudeDave '57 [8D]

Warren Webb
07-09-2009, 12:23 AM
You wouldn't by any chance have some weights for a 60 convertible, would you? Seems as the contour of the valance panel is different. My 60 was missing them when I got it & the ones from "the beast" dont fit. Your right, only sliding top Wagonaire's & convertibles had the weights. Solid top wagons didnt.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

StudeDave57
07-09-2009, 12:31 AM
It's still hard for me to hear you're parting out our dear departed Wagonaire Warren~ but I know she's going to a good cause (or two, or four) so I'm okay with it.
Good thing, too- it seems that you own the car now!!! [:0] ;)


StudeDave '57 [8D]
so others my live...

5859
07-09-2009, 01:44 AM
This probably sounds stupid to you guys, but could someone explain to me what these weights are and what they do?

packardHawk58
07-09-2009, 03:52 AM
Hey Warren I have some to suit a 60 convertible, if you are interested in paying the freight from oz. Regards Brian.

Stude Mick
07-09-2009, 04:51 AM
Hey Brian, won't they fit in your suitcase?

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

packardHawk58
07-09-2009, 05:35 AM
Yeah good one Mick, the 747 wouldn.t get off the ground. Now about that Speedster?

289stude
07-09-2009, 07:34 AM
I'm curious to I don't recall any weights of anykind in my R1 wagonaire with sliding roof. I took the radiator out and have been all around behind the grill and didn't notice thaem. Although I wasn't loking for them see-ins how I didn't know they existed.



John

63' R1 Wagonaire

63' 8E45 Detroit

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock Sale Pending

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

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packardHawk58
07-09-2009, 08:19 AM
Well John, you can't miss them if they are there. They bolt to the bottom edge of the inner fender skirt right below the h/lamp assemblies behind the nose panel and are about 8" long & 6" square. Brian.

41 Frank
07-09-2009, 09:09 AM
The weights smooth out the torsional vibrations therefore eliminating a phenomenon called cowl shake on these models.


quote:Originally posted by 5859

This probably sounds stupid to you guys, but could someone explain to me what these weights are and what they do?

Roscomacaw
07-09-2009, 10:44 AM
Since the models of cars in question had the X-braced frames, the whole front clip of these models mounts at the very front with ONE frame attachment point![:0] As Frank explained, cowl shake and a cosequent fluttering of the front sheet metal would result. These two big weights (I've never actually weighed one, but they gotta be 30lbs or so apiece!)mount to the front panel of the car - on the inside of the panels - behind where the bumper is.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Warren Webb
07-09-2009, 07:13 PM
Brian...sounds like a plan to me! Let me know how much & where to send it. My zip code is 92570 (Perris, Calif., U.S.A.)

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Warren Webb
07-09-2009, 07:18 PM
I should add that when I first got my 62 Daytona, I tried driving it without the weights.......ok unless you want to go more than 30 mph & dont hit any bumps, cause when you do, it becomes a blender with a folding top!!! Never thought of it, but thats true.... its on all with the X member (except the Avanti). It was quite a thing to drive & watch the front fenders shaking up & down!!! The whole front end gave a new meaning to "twist & shake" as one side would go down while the other went up & so on.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

packardHawk58
07-10-2009, 03:52 AM
Warren I would like to help you out but I think the air freight price would be too expensive. You will probably pick up some in the U.S. a lot cheaper but if you get stuck let me know. Stude Mick is only having a dig at me because he knows I am coming over to the U.S. next month. I see you live at Riverside, I am actually staying at Anaheim.Try giving Bill Oliver a call he had a couple of 60 Convertibles in his yard last time I was there. Regards Brian.

StudeRich
07-10-2009, 03:56 AM
quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

You wouldn't by any chance have some weights for a 60 convertible, would you?

Warren, did you see my post with all the applications info on the "conv weights" titled post? :)

Those weights you have from my X '63 Wagonaire will fit your '62 Convert. when they WEAR out! :D

StudeRich

bams50
07-10-2009, 04:28 AM
Are convertible and wagon weights for the same year different?


Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag3-1.gif

barnlark
07-10-2009, 05:54 AM
Bams, this should help, as Rich said;

http://tinyurl.com/lu67d4

I've always read these convertible weight threads with great interest. I've had mine without the weights since I rebuilt it. I've driven over 85 mph on a quiet interstate highway and have never felt this vibration at any speed. I gave mine away, but I think I have a pair coming to Cedar Rapids with some other parts. I'm going to try them and see if it feels any different.

packardHawk58
07-10-2009, 09:41 AM
Yeah Barnlark,I have done the same as youself and driven the car without the weights with not a problem. I also changed the radiator core support to a sedan one which mounts on each side of the chassis.

Warren Webb
07-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Rich...I have the weights from "the beast" on the 60 now, but I'm only able to bolt in one of the front bolts to hold it in & the contour is different.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan