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    http://tinyurl.com/4q56dv This guys says this car has "heavy duty suspension" Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist?

    Thanx,
    John

  • #2
    I'm not sure what constitutes HD suspension, but that and the r1/powershift is why I thought it might actually be worth the opener. I wondered aloud about it in the thread about this car today.

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

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

      Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist? John
      two words- springs & shocks

      (I don't consider the sway bars a part of that, but others might) [:0]

      StudeDave '57 [8D]

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      • #4
        This Hawk John, is not just a Jet Thrust R1 Engine equipped car, if it is the car whose Prod. Order is displayed, it is a FULL Performance Package Car! So naturally it has H.D. Springs front and rear, H.D. adjustable Gabriel Shocks front & rear + the Traction Bars and rear Stabilizer Bar! R2 or not, this car is no Sunday Cruiser!

        Read all about it here:
        http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...TOPIC_ID=23254

        StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

          [blue][size=2][b][font=Comic Sans MS]http://tinyurl.com/4q56dv This guys says this car has "heavy duty suspension" Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist?
          Heavy duty springs and/or shocks could be ordered on any later Studebaker (even sixes- I have a NOS pair that cross to six-cylinder station wagon with a/c). I ordered both HD springs and shocks on my Wagonaire. In the case of the rear springs they were six-leaf vs the standard five. The shocks were Gabriel adjustables (turn click settings for soft, medium, firm). I still have the original Gabriels on the Wagonaire with 130,000 miles- still work fine.

          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
          Museum R-4 engine
          1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
          1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

            [blue][size=2][b][font=Comic Sans MS]http://tinyurl.com/4q56dv This guys says this car has "heavy duty suspension" Was there such a critter and if so, of what did it consist?
            Heavy duty springs and/or shocks could be ordered on any later Studebaker (even sixes- I have a NOS pair that cross to six-cylinder station wagon with a/c). I ordered both HD springs and shocks on my Wagonaire. In the case of the rear springs they were six-leaf vs the standard five. The shocks were Gabriel adjustables (turn click settings for soft, medium, firm). I still have the original Gabriels on the Wagonaire with 130,000 miles- still work fine.

            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
            '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
            '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
            Museum R-4 engine
            1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
            1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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