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bams50
05-26-2008, 01:44 AM
NOS window regulators:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-RARE-window-regulators-1953-1955-NOS-C-K_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ42611QQihZ022QQitemZ350063622975QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZ WDVW





Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

showbizkid
05-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Man... that'll make yer socks roll up and down! [:p]


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warrlaw1
05-26-2008, 02:24 PM
Now I have to watch my window regulators like car dealers watch their catalytic converters.

Roscomacaw
05-26-2008, 02:30 PM
Sorry bams, THE holy grail for early C-K owners would be NOS 53/54 grille shells - NO contest!
Regulators can be repaired and work just fine. Even nice, used grille shells are a prize![:p]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

Scott
05-26-2008, 03:06 PM
It's so hard to believe these are not reproduced. It can't be nearly as difficult as a lot of other things that have been.

ralt12
05-27-2008, 08:48 AM
I'll bite--Where DO you get these things rebuilt?

'53 Commander

41 Frank
05-27-2008, 08:51 AM
Studebaker International sells certain rebuilt window regulators exchange.


quote:Originally posted by ralt12

I'll bite--Where DO you get these things rebuilt?

'53 Commander

wmsteve
05-29-2008, 10:21 PM
The Holy Grail?

A time machine/transporter with "Star Treks' Scotty" runnin' it!!!

That's what I want!!!!!!!

Please find me one. I'll be ETERNALY grateful... I've got alot of things that I should'a done different, and I need some original parts too.

Thank You Very Much for any help that you can give me,

Steve

bams50
05-30-2008, 04:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Sorry bams, THE holy grail for early C-K owners would be NOS 53/54 grille shells - NO contest!
Regulators can be repaired and work just fine. Even nice, used grille shells are a prize![:p]




Yeah, I guess that would be true... still, the regs. have to be in the top 10 on the Grail list...



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

Roscomacaw
05-30-2008, 11:46 AM
It'll be interesting to see where these end up since he states that a pair of rebuilt ones lists for $560 and these NOS ones are at $385 with a day to go.
I'm gonna have to dig out a pair to put up. Fact is, I've got a pair of factory PW regulators with new motors for a C-body.[:0]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

bams50
05-30-2008, 01:22 PM
Got any for Larks?[:p]



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

Roscomacaw
05-30-2008, 02:47 PM
Sure - just not NOS.

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

rockne10
05-30-2008, 09:38 PM
Just out of curiosity, since my brother owns a company that manufactures molds, do you think there would be a market for '53 C/K triple plated aluminum grills? Just speculating.

I've seen the brass castings and I'm not impressed.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Dick Steinkamp
05-30-2008, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Just out of curiosity, since my brother owns a company that manufactures molds, do you think there would be a market for '53 C/K triple plated aluminum grills? Just speculating.




Absolutely...just depends upon how much each he would need to get for them and how many he would need to sell to break even. My guess is that it won't pencil out.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

rockne10
05-30-2008, 10:27 PM
Initial tooling would be the big expense. I have no clue what that would cost. He has made molds for one-off items at profit. He has all the facilities, experience and materials access. I would need to provide him with straight originals to get an estimate on the mold and plating. These should be very crappy ones that are otherwise unusable but [u]MUST</u> be absolutely straight.

If he does the estimating on cost, he would need to have an idea of what the market price would be. I've seen NOS originals go for upwards of $1500 and show quality restoration plating in the vicinity of two grand.

To make it marketable, I think the goal would be to have show quality items for less than restoration of original prices.

Worth exploring? You bet.

So, does anyone have a superbly straight '53 C/K grill complete, that is in such condition that their only recourse is pot metal scrap value? This would be for estimating purposes only and represents no committment.

I have only spoken with him about this briefly. This is exploratory. If it can't fly, it won't.

KGlowacky
05-31-2008, 07:12 AM
There is a company that currently reproduces these regs as a PW set up for street rods. Direct Bolt ins. I have seen them and they look the same except they have a solid big gear and a motor. I bet they could give you a good start on re poping them. Their name is nu-relics. Check out their web site.