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gary
06-29-2007, 12:04 AM
First... thank you very much for the welcome, the feedback, and the great lead on front disc brake conversion kits... it's on it's way up north here. I couldn't help but notice that there is a fair amount of play in the front end, so I'd imagine tie rod ends, balljopints, etc. are in the near future... any suggestions on where I'd go for them? Thanking you in advance... Gary (W.Coast Canada)

Dick Steinkamp
06-29-2007, 10:30 AM
There aren't any ball joints. Your Stude front end is a kingpin set up.

Get the shop manual and parts manuals for your car.

Here's a list of Stude parts vendors...

http://www.studebakervendors.com/

SASCO and Studebaker International are the largest, but most vendors will have the front end rebuild parts in stock. I don't know where you are in Western Canada, but the BC and Alberta clubs are quite active and would be a big help to you. Studebakers Northwest here in Bellingham is a good local source for most parts.



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Dick Steinkamp
06-29-2007, 10:30 AM
There aren't any ball joints. Your Stude front end is a kingpin set up.

Get the shop manual and parts manuals for your car.

Here's a list of Stude parts vendors...

http://www.studebakervendors.com/

SASCO and Studebaker International are the largest, but most vendors will have the front end rebuild parts in stock. I don't know where you are in Western Canada, but the BC and Alberta clubs are quite active and would be a big help to you. Studebakers Northwest here in Bellingham is a good local source for most parts.



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

showbizkid
06-29-2007, 11:48 AM
Hey Gary,

I'm doing the front end on my Lark right now. I'm about half done; disassembly and cleanup is done and now I'm about to start reassembling things. Be prepared to deal with a LOT of built-up muck and ossified dirt, rusted bushings etc. I'm putting up pix and recaps on my blog; they might be useful to you.

Welcome to the forum and have fun!


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
06-29-2007, 11:48 AM
Hey Gary,

I'm doing the front end on my Lark right now. I'm about half done; disassembly and cleanup is done and now I'm about to start reassembling things. Be prepared to deal with a LOT of built-up muck and ossified dirt, rusted bushings etc. I'm putting up pix and recaps on my blog; they might be useful to you.

Welcome to the forum and have fun!


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com