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tstclr
12-12-2005, 06:19 AM
Has anyone ever written an article on what parts are interchangable on different year Larks? It would be a big help if there was a guide so that I would know what parts from the 65 parts car are worth saving for my 63 (eg: window regulators etc)

Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

Roscomacaw
12-12-2005, 09:40 AM
I don't think anyone's that ambitious! Besides, Todd, there's parts books.;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

tstclr
12-12-2005, 10:55 AM
I know, however my parts books don't go up to 65..:( My biggest issue is window regulators. Are they different on the 65's compared to my 63? I know the glass is shorter..
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

raprice
12-12-2005, 01:16 PM
Todd,
If I were in your shoes, I'd check with either SASCO or Studebaker International. My guess is that they'll be able to help you directly or point you in the right direction. Good luck.
Rog

'59 Lark Regal Hardtop

Roscomacaw
12-12-2005, 01:19 PM
Todd, your books go to 64, right??? Well then, figure EVERYTHING that's on a 65 is the EXACT same as on the similar model 64 - OF COURSE, with the exception of anything driveline related. The 65s were the spittin' image of the 64s, save for their powerplants.;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

tstclr
12-12-2005, 03:11 PM
Gotcha. Thanks!
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

gordr
12-13-2005, 05:12 AM
Todd,

Whatever you do, Save the window regulators! Even if the parts books ays they won't fit your car. The pinion and sector assembly is the same for all coupes and sedans going back to '53, except that they used a different pinion shaft on the '53-'55 cars which used screw-on window cranks. But old sedan window regulators are a priceless mine of spare parts to replace the parts that usually fail in other regulators. Typically the teeth wear on the pinion gear or the big internal-tooth sector gear. Those parts are the same on all 4 corners of the car, it's just the arms are different. So if driver's door regulator goes bad, take a like-new right rear door regulator and use its sector & pinion assembly with the arms from the worn driver's door unit. It's real easy.

Actually, save all the parts you are able to. They aren't making any more, you know.:(

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

tstclr
12-13-2005, 06:25 AM
Good Idea. A couple of windows are siezed in the up position so I'll remove the door panels and soak the regulators with penetrating fluid to see if they will free up. I spent last night removing the dash. I am saving as much as I can including all the little trim screws, nuts and bolts as well as electrical connectors. I found an interesting tag on the bottom of the glove box liner that listed the color of the car. Seemed like a strange place for it.
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

Roscomacaw
12-13-2005, 12:15 PM
I'll echo Gord's advice here. Save what you can! I've had to dispose of several stripped hulks over the past few years. But not before I gleaned every little part I could from their car-cass.[}:)]
Some of the stuff might even bring a few bucks on ebay which helps you and someone else to benefit.:) Then there's the option of taking the stuff to a local Stude meet and selling/giving it away as you see fit.
I've got WAY too much Stude "stuff" laying around here, but it sure is nice to be able to pick thru it and find that key fastener or fitting when I'm doing a project like this 58 wagon I'm putting together!;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

studegary
12-13-2005, 03:08 PM
The bottom, exterior of the glove box is where Studebaker put the body color information label on later model cars. Many have fallen off over the years, but it is not uncommon to find one still intact.

mbstude
12-15-2005, 12:28 PM
Our 51 Starlight still has the paper under the dash, it was Maui Blue. One day I'll re-restore it back to that color. (If mu uncle will let me).
If you need regulators, Stephen Cade can rebuild them. mystudebaker.com Drop em a line! He's going to redo the one's in my 63 Lark, unless I find something in one of the parts cars...

Matthew Burnette; the world's most
dedicated 15 year old Stude nut!
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lots more Studes
and a few parts cars
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tstclr
12-15-2005, 09:06 PM
Hey MB, do you guys have any decent 63 Lark tail lights?

Todd



63 Lark 2dr Sedan

hank63
12-16-2005, 08:10 AM
Mr Biggs, is it possible to have "way too much Stude stuff"?
/H

N8N
12-16-2005, 08:32 AM
Check wit hSASCO for the '63 taillights, they are very scarce in good used condition but they have been reproduced

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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Roscomacaw
12-16-2005, 10:41 AM
hank63, I guess it really isn't possible to have too much stuff UNLESS, you have so much that you can't store it properly. I've got some stuff that sits out in the elements that I'd rather keep indoors.[V] But that just isn't financially feasible with what resources I have command of.[B)]
I tell myself: at least it's been saved - instead of being sold as scrap to China.:D And every now and then, a piece of it finds it's way to someone's project. That's the payoff.;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS