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    Any idea?







    Matthew Burnette
    Your Friendly Stude Trim Bender

    Starlight Stainless
    912-253-3037



  • #2
    May fit other models too but looks just like the one from my 52 commander.

    After a little thought mine did not have the rectangular hole in the bottom or the small set of four holes closest to the center.

    Sorry but it was the same shape.

    Dean.

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    • #3
      Looks similar to the front crossmember on my Larks and Hawk too. Did Studebaker only make one crossmember for all Stude cars from 1951 to 1966?


      Autumn at Lake Barget
      In the middle of Minnestudea
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      • #4
        Yeah if I squint real hard it looks like the rearmost crossmember that I had to replace on the '55. There's two crossmembers on that car. The one that mounted the transmission was fine and dandy, the crossmember that is under the tailshaft was all but gone. This crossmember that was rusted out has some functionality to keeping the body flex, particularly at the door posts and firewall to a minimum. It mounted to the frame rails, and the outer edges there mounted to the base of doors. I picked up one for from a 56 Packard Hawk, which from what I'm told is becoming a rare commodity to find in good condition.

        [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
        [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
        [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
        [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

        1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
        1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
        1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
        1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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        • #5
          The first picture looks like it has 2 humps for the exhaust if so then it is a lark one, hawks were longer and only have one hump.

          Candbstudebakrs
          Castro Valley,
          California




          Candbstudebakers
          Castro Valley,
          California


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          • #6
            It is for a Hawk. Some hawks had dual exhaust humps and some didn't...don't exactly know why.
            By the way, I've seen many Hawks in which this crossmenber was missing. It is a very necessary part as is supports the cowl and door pillars. Many times they get removed to replace a transmission and never get replaced.

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            • #7
              MB, I have mine out, painted and on the floor in the barn. I'll take a shot of it tonight. It looks just like it, though, from memory. I'll use a tape measure.

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              • #8
                Thanks guys. This one doesn't look like any Lark/Hawk member I've seen, but I could be wrong. We thought it might fit 51-52 automatic cars (since they have the double humps), but looking under Tom's car, that isn't the case. Most crossmembers are "flat" across the center section. This one has a nice "radius" shape to it. (Not flat across the center at all).

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                • #9
                  Matthew,

                  Will have to do a little thinking and checking. But I believe thats the way the 51 commander automatic is. I know definitely the 51 automatic is different from the 51 overdrive crossmember. Looking at the picture and best I can remember it looks like a 51 commander automatic crossmember.

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                  • #10
                    Sure looks like the one under my '51 Commander automatic except, yours has rectangular cutouts on the underside, both ends and center. Mine is solid.
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                    • #11
                      Mike, it's good to hear from you. Hope you and yours are doing well.

                      I crawled under Tom's 51 automatic Champion and compared it. There is quite a bit of difference between it and the NOS one pictured.

                      Sure would be nice if it had a part number on it.

                      MB

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                      • #12
                        Hmmm....now that you mention it, the curved center section does not look like a Hawk unit. I don't think there are rectangular cutouts? (on the ends) Are those paper tags?
                        Bez Auto Alchemy
                        573-318-8948
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                        • #13
                          Being that the label doesnt say Studebaker-Packard, is it safe to assume that it is pre-1955?
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                          • #14
                            The "rectangular cutouts" are the shipping labels.

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                            • #15
                              Happy Birthday to you Matthew and many more to come!!

                              Merritt Modzel
                              Western North Carolina
                              1961 Regal Lark VIII

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