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  • Wires and Loom Covering, Cloth or Plastic?

    I was wondering what year Studebaker went from cloth covered wires to plastic covering?
    The same question for the loom covering, and could both types have been used on a car?
    Thanks, Tom

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    I think this was recently discussed. I may be wrong but I recall the answers being 1955 and yes, both types could be found as the factory used up old supplies.
    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ddub View Post
      I think this was recently discussed. I may be wrong but I recall the answers being 1955 and yes, both types could be found as the factory used up old supplies.
      Thanks Don, and I sure hope it wasn't me that recently asked the question, as that would mean I'm loosing it. LOL

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      • #4
        They used cloth covered wiring for some reason till the end of Hawk production.....only in the dome light circuit.
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        • #5
          1955 was the transition year. Some vehicles that used a harness that was identical to the one used in 1954 were equipped with the older cloth-covered wire until they were used up. My 1959 truck still has two cloth-covered wires that control the two-speed rear axle.
          Skip Lackie

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