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59 lark
04-23-2013, 10:31 PM
Front suspension completed,now my first differential rebuild.232312323223233

Skinnys Garage
04-23-2013, 10:44 PM
Looks Great! Will be watching for more progress updates.:cool:

RadioRoy
04-24-2013, 11:54 AM
I really like those early Lark two door models. You have a lot of courage and skill tackling a differential rebuild. Was it noisy?

warrlaw1
04-24-2013, 03:22 PM
23251Y u p. That's where I was about four years ago. All in pieces and hoping it all went back together. She's on the road, now, and yours will be too. Thanks for putting another Stude back to work Cheers.

aaronmrozik
04-25-2013, 08:49 PM
Oh very cool! I'm going to have to do the same thing to mine after while. Definitely look forward to the progress!

59 lark
05-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Hope to have the Lark running by next summer, but not complete.

59 lark
05-05-2013, 12:06 PM
I really like those early Lark two door models. You have a lot of courage and skill tackling a differential rebuild. Was it noisy?
59'-60' larks are my favorite Studebakers. I'm replacing the DANA 23 with a DANA 44,the 44 has rust in the housing so I decided to rebuild it.

59 lark
05-31-2013, 09:51 AM
Soaked Dana 44 axle tubes in molasses,and painted the housing.Will start on rebuilding the Dana to day.2417124170

unclemiltie
05-31-2013, 10:23 AM
thanks for sharing! It is nice to see other Stude owners that like to work on them also

sweetolbob
05-31-2013, 10:32 AM
Soaked Dana 44 axle tubes in molasses,and painted the housing.Will start on rebuilding the Dana to day.

This will be a great learning experience.

The one thing that really helps with the build is to open up a set of carrier bearings so they will just slip onto the shaft so you can remove and install the setup for shimming until the specs are correct. That, a case spreader and the Dana installation printout will get you where you are going.

Nothing more satisfying that to put in on the road and have everything work as needed.

Bob

Roscomacaw
05-31-2013, 10:43 AM
I have to ask if you'd considered doing the flanged axle conversion since you're lavishing such care on this 44.

59 lark
05-31-2013, 09:51 PM
thanks for sharing! It is nice to see other Stude owners that like to work on them also

Living the dream.

59 lark
12-08-2013, 11:36 AM
Been a long busy summer,had to put the Lark on hold from May thur November. Just finished the Dana 44 yesterday, what a learning experience. Now to finish the chassis, and on to the body, cutting out rust and replacing with good metal. I could not have done this with out the "Studebaker Drivers Club" Thank you all. 30304

swvalcon
12-08-2013, 12:33 PM
59 lark. Whats the story on the stub nose truck? Good lick on the lark.

swvalcon
12-08-2013, 12:34 PM
59 lark. Whats the story on the stub nose truck? Good luck on the lark.

63larkcustom
12-08-2013, 12:35 PM
wow..there is two of em. :-)

59 lark
12-08-2013, 09:10 PM
It's for sale.
59 lark. Whats the story on the stub nose truck? Good lick on the lark.

DEEPNHOCK
12-08-2013, 09:11 PM
Nice work!

swvalcon
12-09-2013, 09:12 AM
Willard. Man I love those stubby fords. They make real cool auto haulers if done up right wish I could afford and had a place for another porject.

59 lark
04-20-2015, 05:18 PM
I have to ask if you'd considered doing the flanged axle conversion since you're lavishing such care on this 44.

I have been thinking of the The Flange conversion,because I don't like the ideal that the bearing need to be greased.

StudeRich
04-20-2015, 05:52 PM
When properly Greased with good Wheel Bearing Grease, they should last easily 15-20,000 Miles. Not to worry, MANY have gone a lot farther than that with no problems, Dana's are TOUGH! :!:

JimsLeadCommander
04-21-2015, 03:58 AM
Use Amsoil synthetic wheel bearing grease for exceptional performance and long life.

59 lark
04-21-2015, 04:48 PM
When properly Greased with good Wheel Bearing Grease, they should last easily 15-20,000 Miles. Not to worry, MANY have gone a lot farther than that with no problems, Dana's are TOUGH! :!:

Maybe, I'll just live with what have.

59 lark
04-21-2015, 04:54 PM
Use Amsoil synthetic wheel bearing grease for exceptional performance and long life.

I did use the Amsoil grease.Been using Amsoil products for over 30 years in all my older vehicles,a very good product.

SScopelli
05-02-2015, 02:34 AM
When properly Greased with good Wheel Bearing Grease, they should last easily 15-20,000 Miles. Not to worry, MANY have gone a lot farther than that with no problems, Dana's are TOUGH! :!:

Huh?

You are supposed to grease them occasionally?