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johnod
09-23-2012, 09:21 PM
Does anyone know if the splines on the window cranks are the same as Ford window crank splines?

In other words would Ford handles fit a Studebaker, or vice versa?

bezhawk
09-23-2012, 09:33 PM
I think 53's had square shafts, with a screw in the middle holding it on.

johnod
09-23-2012, 10:01 PM
I think 53's had square shafts, with a screw in the middle holding it on.

From what I can see, and I may be wrong, as my cranks are not stock,I thought I had a splined shaft that the previous owner had slipped some sort of square tube over, and then the cranks which do have a screw in the middle.

rockne10
09-23-2012, 10:08 PM
I think 53's had square shafts, with a screw in the middle holding it on.You are correct.

johnod
09-23-2012, 10:21 PM
Thanks, I'll have another look.

Jeff_H
09-24-2012, 09:44 AM
'53 and '54 have square shafts with a screw as stated. '55 and later have splines but still use a screw to hold them on. Not sure when clips were first used but larks have them.

The '53 and '54 cranks have a sort of heart shaped flat knob on the window crank. In '55 they are round.

55 56 PREZ 4D
09-24-2012, 10:01 AM
55's still had the square shaft. They went to splines in 56.
ALTHOUGH, Tom of "Studebaker of Lompoc" fame recently bought a running, bare bones, low priced, 57, [I don't think it was a Scotsman]
4 door. It had square shafts.
So they must have used up existing inventory on the cheap models.