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    My driver's sidedoor handle actuator has a broken spring and I need a replacement mechanism. Anyone out there happen to have one?
    Thanks,
    John
    Last edited by glassfrog; 11-24-2011, 03:01 PM.

  • #2
    Hardtops have the flippers. Don't think a coupe does. Studebaker International had replacement springs and other parts for mine.
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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    • #3
      You are right.

      Originally posted by warrlaw1 View Post
      Hardtops have the flippers. Don't think a coupe does. Studebaker International had replacement springs and other parts for mine.
      They are handles but what I bought from SI does not work. I have to rebuild the inside of the mechanism and have it spot welded if I can not find a replacement. It is a President coupe.
      Thanks,
      John

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      • #4
        what does it look like ?

        I have some random 55 stuff.

        Dean.

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        • #5
          The mechanism is simple metal encasing a shaft and spring. The spring is circular. I will try to find your email so I can send you a picture.
          Thanks,
          John

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          • #6
            You just need a remote control 297939 that the inside door handle attaches to. They are the same on most all models and readily available at all Studebaker Vendors.

            Could it be that you need to join SDC to get "Turning Wheels" Monthly Publication to know these things? Welcome to the Club!

            You definitely need the Chassis Parts Catalog, Body Parts Catalog and Shop Manual.
            Last edited by StudeRich; 11-24-2011, 11:10 PM.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              I have 55 door handles. I bought a pair of later NOS and they worked, too. As Rich points out, there was a TW article on Stude door handles. The only difference I could see is the later ones have a convex line on the handle and the earlier ones were concave. Western Star trucks use the same handles.
              Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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              • #8
                Problem solved. Ordered one.
                Thanks,
                John

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                • #9
                  Ah, Dave did somebody mention Outside Door Handles?????????

                  I don't think so.
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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