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    Lightbulb 1960 Lark Convertible power top R @ R

    I say R@R but I really only mean R , When I bought my convertible there was no , Switch below dash, Rams, and wiring harness in place. but I have all the parts in a box that were removed except for the dash switch.
    Has anyone ever replaced the components? I would like to hear you story of installation.
    Thanks
    Rob
    1960 Lark VIII Convertibe
    1964 Daytona *
    1956 Stude PU *
    1951 Stude PU *
    1963 Lark *
    1960 Lark Regal 4 door *
    *= previously owned.

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    Hi I believe there is a section on a lot of your issues in the shop manual , Ed

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    What exactly is your concern? Maybe I can help.

    I've completely rebuilt the top, along with a 61 Lark Convertible.

    Top:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/124054...57691370610324


    Top Pump

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    Last edited by SScopelli; 01-11-2018 at 11:16 PM.

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    Mr. Scopelli do you have any recent information regarding top motors and rams? Are there any special recommendations that you could pass along?

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    I have not used these guys but they certainly have lots of stuff.

    www.convertibletopguys.com

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    For our '60 Lark, I got a new motor pump assembly from Hydro-E-Lectric in Florida. http://www.hydroe.com/
    Perry
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    I replaced my pump on the 60 convertible with one from a 90's Chrysler Sebring. Exactly the same, even the wiring colors matched & worked perfectly.
    59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
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    Thanks for the resource info!-Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallabutt View Post
    Mr. Scopelli do you have any recent information regarding top motors and rams? Are there any special recommendations that you could pass along?
    http://www.convertiblecylindersdirec...74/8236737.htm

    These guys have the specific rams for the 60 Lark, USA made. The 60 are a bit longer than the 61-64. They also mention made to Studebaker Specs and they use a better quality of steal for the rams.

    The other sites I noticed did not list Studebaker directly, so I'd guess they will give you something "close", where they claim Studebaker specs.

    I had bought some from another place. My sister put the top up and the switch did not return to center so the pump ran a bit causing the ram rods to bend. was not pretty getting them out.
    Sorry for the late reply.

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