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  • 1960 Lark Convertible power top R @ R

    I say R@R but I really only mean R , When I bought my convertible there was no , Switch below dash, Rams, and wiring harness in place. but I have all the parts in a box that were removed except for the dash switch.
    Has anyone ever replaced the components? I would like to hear you story of installation.
    Thanks
    Rob
    1960 Lark VIII Convertibe
    1964 Daytona *
    1956 Stude PU *
    1951 Stude PU *
    1963 Lark *
    1960 Lark Regal 4 door *
    *= previously owned.

  • #2
    Hi I believe there is a section on a lot of your issues in the shop manual , Ed

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    • #3
      What exactly is your concern? Maybe I can help.

      I've completely rebuilt the top, along with a 61 Lark Convertible.

      Top:
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/124054...57691370610324


      Top Pump

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      • #4
        Mr. Scopelli do you have any recent information regarding top motors and rams? Are there any special recommendations that you could pass along?

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        • #5
          I have not used these guys but they certainly have lots of stuff.

          www.convertibletopguys.com

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          • #6
            For our '60 Lark, I got a new motor pump assembly from Hydro-E-Lectric in Florida. http://www.hydroe.com/
            Perry
            \'50 Business Champ,
            \'50 Starlight Champ,
            \'60 Lark Convertible,
            \'63 GT R1,
            \'67 Triumph TR4A

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            • #7
              I replaced my pump on the 60 convertible with one from a 90's Chrysler Sebring. Exactly the same, even the wiring colors matched & worked perfectly.
              59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
              60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
              61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
              62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
              62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
              62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
              63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
              63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
              64 Zip Van
              66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
              66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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              • #8
                Thanks for the resource info!-Bill

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hallabutt View Post
                  Mr. Scopelli do you have any recent information regarding top motors and rams? Are there any special recommendations that you could pass along?
                  http://www.convertiblecylindersdirec...74/8236737.htm

                  These guys have the specific rams for the 60 Lark, USA made. The 60 are a bit longer than the 61-64. They also mention made to Studebaker Specs and they use a better quality of steal for the rams.

                  The other sites I noticed did not list Studebaker directly, so I'd guess they will give you something "close", where they claim Studebaker specs.

                  I had bought some from another place. My sister put the top up and the switch did not return to center so the pump ran a bit causing the ram rods to bend. was not pretty getting them out.
                  Sorry for the late reply.

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