View Full Version : Auto trans rebuild

09-09-2006, 05:28 PM
Just had Ed's 63 Cruiser's trans rebuilt. around 120.00 for all parts kit with clutch's + 300.00 for labor and 145.00 for convertor rebuild.
so 565.00 total.
About right ?

09-09-2006, 06:17 PM
Bargin in this day.

09-09-2006, 06:30 PM
I wouldn't know, as my local transmission guy claims "you can't get parts for those" but that sounds eminently reasonable. If the trans works well, be nice to the guy!


55 Commander Starlight

09-09-2006, 09:46 PM
Tack on another 1000 dollars & I think you will be "about right". The
price sounds rediculously cheap. As mentioned, be nice to that guy!

Just a transmission "service" these days runs about 100 bucks!


09-09-2006, 10:03 PM
Did you remove the tranny, or did the shop do it ALL for $300? If they did, that WAS a steal considering what's involved in removing the convertor[xx(] If that is the case, as Tom said, be REEEEL nice to that man:)
Dan Miller

Road Racers turn left AND right.

09-10-2006, 10:10 AM
I am doing a frame off on the cruiser and had the trans already out. He did pick it up and deliver it back to my shop. He is a young man and has a very good reputation for automatic trans repair. The trans was totally rebuilt and he sent the convertor to a speciality shop where they took it apart and re-built it.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
61 Cursed Purple Hawk
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

09-11-2006, 08:42 AM
Just yeaterday, a friend from Hagerstown, MD, told me he was charged $403.00 for a local shop to replace the rear seal and detent shaft seal, in his 63 GT Hawk....

09-11-2006, 11:23 PM
I had my tranny rebuilt about 2 years ago by a local shop, here in the St. Louis Metro area. He removed, rebuilt, and re-installed it for $750.00. So far no problems.

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Arnold, Missouri

09-11-2006, 11:27 PM
Sounds about right to me. I might coulda got it dome a bit cheaper in Los Angeles, but not more than say a hundred or so.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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