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Avanti82
10-16-2009, 08:07 AM
Guys,

My mechanic finished his inspection of the car and it needs more work in addition to the AC conversion.

I am going to need some front end (steering) parts, at least one wheel bearing, rear engine seal, and power steering pump for my 82 Avanti. It has the original Chevy 305 in it.

I would appreciate some links to suppliers who have parts for this car.

Thanks very much for your help,

Steve

64V-K7
10-16-2009, 10:29 AM
Studebaker International

Studebakerparts.com

Bob Ziff

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64 GT Hawk
55 President State Sedan
70 Avanti (R3)

Dick Steinkamp
10-16-2009, 10:39 AM
NAPA or any good autoparts store will have most of what you need (engine and transmission parts, power steering, AC, probably the wheel bearing, etc). You may have to carry in the old PS pump (for example) for the auto parts store to match it up.

For Studebaker specific parts (like front end parts), here's a link to vendors...

http://www.studebakervendors.com/

Studebaker International is the biggest, but others may be closer to you.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Avanti82
10-17-2009, 08:25 AM
Thanks this info helps a lot. Does my car (1982) use GM front end parts. I can't imagine that there were any Studebaker parts left in the car by 1982?

Thanks again,

Steve

N8N
10-17-2009, 08:28 AM
I think it did actually. I want to say that the change to the G-body frame happened around 1984 or 85

nate

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sweetolbob
10-17-2009, 10:19 AM
Steve

I'm in the process of scrapping 26 years of accumulated crud off my 83 Avanti II frame with the engine and tranny out. I'll guarantee you it's all Studebaker. Looks just like my 54 up front with the exception of the steering gear box.

They sure can accumulate a lot of crud over that time.

Bob



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Avanti82
10-17-2009, 10:53 AM
Hey Bob,

I went here and printed out all of the drawings for the Avanti II

http://www.avantisource.com/steerlink.jpg

I also found a cross reference guide on another site that listed the part numbers and corresponding numbers for other manufacturers.

I also have a parts manual that came with the car so at least I will be able to accurately nail down exactly what we need.

I appreciate the info and links from all of you, it helped a lot.

Steve

studeski
10-17-2009, 04:10 PM
Well my memory sucks. I have a customer with one of those. I think the front brakes are Chevy Malibu ? The rears are Ford LTD.

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
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Fillmore, Wisconsin
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62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
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Gunslinger
10-17-2009, 05:26 PM
The front brakes are still the same Bendix Dunlop design through 1985...unless someone changed them to something like the Turner conversion kit...which could account for the Malibu brake pads. They changed from the Stude rear brakes sometime in late 1970 or sometime in 1971...I don't know what they were adapted from.

Avanti Motors used the Stude frame through 1985...no cars built for '86 and then in '87 they began using the GM Monte Carlo/El Camino frame and Caprice frame on certain models as well.




Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

Skip Lackie
10-18-2009, 07:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by Gunslinger

The front brakes are still the same Bendix Dunlop design through 1985...unless someone changed them to something like the Turner conversion kit...which could account for the Malibu brake pads. They changed from the Stude rear brakes sometime in late 1970 or sometime in 1971...I don't know what they were adapted from.

Avanti Motors used the Stude frame through 1985...no cars built for '86 and then in '87 they began using the GM Monte Carlo/El Camino frame and Caprice frame on certain models as well.




Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

I believe Avanti first converted to Jeep Wrangler rear brakes -- at least that's what's on my 74. However, they shopped around for good deals every year, and that's probably not what they used in 85.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC