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    batwing crossmember?

    Can anyone tell me what this does fit? Would it work on a 53 coupe?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...NA:MOTORS:1123

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    I don't know what THAT batwing fits, but that number he gives (1547767) is for a different crossmember altogether - not a batwing.

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    It looks just like the one in the 55 champion sedan I am working on. Did the C-K have the double humps? I have a couple that came out of c-k cars and they don't have the double humps.

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    54K, My 54 hardtop has only one hump, on the passenger side, but it was originally a six cylinder vehicle.

    I would suggest you ask the seller to measure the distance between several bolt holes and compare those measurements to your 53.

    If the measurements will allow it to bolt up, the angles and other variations should be do-able with a cutting wheel and MIG.

    I can't imagine that Studebaker made many changes in the Batwing when they didn't change many frame dimensions.

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    That number is NOT for any C/Ks.. and it will NOT fit. If he is going by "Stude vendor" info, the vendor is WRONG.

    That number is in the 59-64 chassis book... as the crossmember for various lark-type Studebakers 1959-1964.
    It will most likely work on '55-up sedans...but I don't have that book handy.




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    Thanks guys. I have a 54 frame, with the batwing, but it needs a little work and it's from a 6 cyl car, only 1 hump. Just thought a new 2 hump would be better.


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    the C-Ks never had the hump on the driver's side. The exhaust pipe curves up and over the x-member. If you want a straighter exhaust you'll have to modify your x-member.

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    my 63 six lark has the double hump in it. g.l. mc vey

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    Thanks Nate, ends that speculation.


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