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geojerry
05-10-2007, 08:31 PM
Just noticed that the metal square base for the tire jack in the trunk is missing. If anyone has a spare one for my 63 GT Hawk, let me know.

Thx,
Jerry

StudeRich
05-10-2007, 08:45 PM
Jerry; in order to help, we would need to know if your jack (shaft) is square, "T", "Y" or modified box (angled square). There were many brands and styles used![:0]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

geojerry
05-13-2007, 09:32 PM
Here is a pic of the stem from the Jack.
Look like a Y to me.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o13/geojerry/DSC00046.jpg

geojerry
05-15-2007, 03:09 PM
Well folks. I guess I'll have to head to a local car junkyard and hunt down a metal base. Seems there are none available from the SDC gang. Thanks anyway.[8D]
Jerry

PS - It finally started raining down here in Fla. and seems to putting out most of the fires. The entire state was under attack last week and most major highwys were undriveable due to smoke.

starlightchamp
05-15-2007, 04:16 PM
I had the same problem on my 63GT. It had no jack in the car when I bought it a year ago. Bigger problem is that the jack base is used to secure the spare tire in the trunk.I dialed in Ebay, jacks, studebaker and found one--lot of surface rust but the right shape base.
I think it was from a 1960 but worked out fine. Junkyard may be a source but try to get one from a Studebaker so it will solve the tie down problem

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/499938695_f92be62169.jpg?v=0

1950 Champion Starlight
1963 Hawk GT
Santa Barbara
CA
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/125/368321841_7d3a05da00_t.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/367175252_40e3cec1d9_t.jpg

Swifster
05-15-2007, 04:21 PM
Some vendors still have these in stock. Considering the cost of gas, it may be cheaper to order an NOS piece.


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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

StudeRich
05-15-2007, 07:19 PM
starlight; I hope you do not have Disc Brakes on that '63 GT! If you ever have to use the spare, you got a problem! [:0]
That '51-'57 5 in. wide Wheel will be the wrong offset for your car (no biggie) BUT with Discs it will NOT turn! [:0] [xx(][xx(]:(


quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp

I had the same problem on my 63GT. I dialed in Ebay, jacks, studebaker and found one--lot of surface rust but the right shape base.


StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

starlightchamp
05-15-2007, 07:54 PM
Studerich,
My Goodness!! That's the rim that came in the trunk of the car. I did put a newer 205/75 R15 tire on it.
I was aware that the disk brake cars had a "more dished" wheel but assume this spare was one of them.
Guess I'd better put it on and try it before I ever need same. How did you recognise the rim was a 5" wide wheel?
It took the 205/75 R15 tire without a problem.
...Dick

52 Ragtop
05-15-2007, 10:16 PM
Try Tom Karkawitz (sp) in So. Bend, he usually has them on his bus.

Jim

Dick Steinkamp
05-15-2007, 11:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp
How did you recognise the rim was a 5" wide wheel?
It took the 205/75 R15 tire without a problem.


The slits in the rim for the hub cap clips are a dead give away that it is an early wheel.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg