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  • Lark Parts Compatibility

    Has anyone ever written an article on what parts are interchangable on different year Larks? It would be a big help if there was a guide so that I would know what parts from the 65 parts car are worth saving for my 63 (eg: window regulators etc)

    Todd


    63 Lark 2dr Sedan

  • #2
    I don't think anyone's that ambitious! Besides, Todd, there's parts books.

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      I know, however my parts books don't go up to 65.. My biggest issue is window regulators. Are they different on the 65's compared to my 63? I know the glass is shorter..
      Todd


      63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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      • #4
        Todd,
        If I were in your shoes, I'd check with either SASCO or Studebaker International. My guess is that they'll be able to help you directly or point you in the right direction. Good luck.
        Rog

        '59 Lark Regal Hardtop
        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
        Smithtown,NY
        Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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        • #5
          Todd, your books go to 64, right??? Well then, figure EVERYTHING that's on a 65 is the EXACT same as on the similar model 64 - OF COURSE, with the exception of anything driveline related. The 65s were the spittin' image of the 64s, save for their powerplants.

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          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          1957 President 2-dr
          1955 President State
          1951 Champion Biz cpe
          1963 Daytona project FS
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            Gotcha. Thanks!
            Todd


            63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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            • #7
              Todd,

              Whatever you do, Save the window regulators! Even if the parts books ays they won't fit your car. The pinion and sector assembly is the same for all coupes and sedans going back to '53, except that they used a different pinion shaft on the '53-'55 cars which used screw-on window cranks. But old sedan window regulators are a priceless mine of spare parts to replace the parts that usually fail in other regulators. Typically the teeth wear on the pinion gear or the big internal-tooth sector gear. Those parts are the same on all 4 corners of the car, it's just the arms are different. So if driver's door regulator goes bad, take a like-new right rear door regulator and use its sector & pinion assembly with the arms from the worn driver's door unit. It's real easy.

              Actually, save all the parts you are able to. They aren't making any more, you know.

              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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              • #8
                Good Idea. A couple of windows are siezed in the up position so I'll remove the door panels and soak the regulators with penetrating fluid to see if they will free up. I spent last night removing the dash. I am saving as much as I can including all the little trim screws, nuts and bolts as well as electrical connectors. I found an interesting tag on the bottom of the glove box liner that listed the color of the car. Seemed like a strange place for it.
                Todd


                63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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                • #9
                  I'll echo Gord's advice here. Save what you can! I've had to dispose of several stripped hulks over the past few years. But not before I gleaned every little part I could from their car-cass.[}]
                  Some of the stuff might even bring a few bucks on ebay which helps you and someone else to benefit. Then there's the option of taking the stuff to a local Stude meet and selling/giving it away as you see fit.
                  I've got WAY too much Stude "stuff" laying around here, but it sure is nice to be able to pick thru it and find that key fastener or fitting when I'm doing a project like this 58 wagon I'm putting together!

                  Miscreant at large.

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President 2-dr
                  1955 President State
                  1951 Champion Biz cpe
                  1963 Daytona project FS
                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    The bottom, exterior of the glove box is where Studebaker put the body color information label on later model cars. Many have fallen off over the years, but it is not uncommon to find one still intact.
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                    • #11
                      Our 51 Starlight still has the paper under the dash, it was Maui Blue. One day I'll re-restore it back to that color. (If mu uncle will let me).
                      If you need regulators, Stephen Cade can rebuild them. mystudebaker.com Drop em a line! He's going to redo the one's in my 63 Lark, unless I find something in one of the parts cars...

                      Matthew Burnette; the world's most
                      dedicated 15 year old Stude nut!
                      [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
                      1963 Daytona HT
                      lots more Studes
                      and a few parts cars
                      http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

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                      • #12
                        Hey MB, do you guys have any decent 63 Lark tail lights?

                        Todd



                        63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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                        • #13
                          Mr Biggs, is it possible to have "way too much Stude stuff"?
                          /H

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                          • #14
                            Check wit hSASCO for the '63 taillights, they are very scarce in good used condition but they have been reproduced

                            nate

                            --
                            55 Commander Starlight
                            62 Daytona hardtop
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                            • #15
                              hank63, I guess it really isn't possible to have too much stuff UNLESS, you have so much that you can't store it properly. I've got some stuff that sits out in the elements that I'd rather keep indoors.[V] But that just isn't financially feasible with what resources I have command of.[B)]
                              I tell myself: at least it's been saved - instead of being sold as scrap to China. And every now and then, a piece of it finds it's way to someone's project. That's the payoff.

                              Miscreant at large.

                              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                              1960 Larkvertible V8
                              1958 Provincial wagon
                              1953 Commander coupe
                              1957 President 2-dr
                              1955 President State
                              1951 Champion Biz cpe
                              1963 Daytona project FS
                              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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