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  • Spring Bushings for 3E 12-21

    Does anyone have the part numbers for front and rear spring bushings.
    I am confused on the part numbers out of the Studebaker International book.
    For a 1958 3/4 ton Trans star AKA Gus.
    Thank you
    He is getting some upgrades.
    Mabel 1949 Champion
    Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    The Prez 1955 President State
    Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
    Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
    Fresno,Ca

  • #2
    Anne,
    I would think a town like Fresno would have a few shops capable of bonking the spring bushings you need. They are not Stude specific.
    "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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    • #3
      I've had good luck at Napa. Like these?
      http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Result.aspx?N=43093

      http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...850_0318418005

      http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Result.aspx?N=27543

      Click on the part and it will give the specs.

      Gordon S
      Last edited by laughinlark; 12-04-2011, 11:43 PM.

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      • #4
        I have truck leaf spring bushings, if you will give me the dia you need. They are cheap.
        Barry'd in Studes

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        • #5
          You could always raid your foam hair curler set as a temporary fix. Of course...Gus might object to having pink spring bushings.
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

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          • #6
            If yours are same as mine were, replacing the stock rear spring bushings is not an upgrade. The bolts will always chew through the unlined rubber in short order. I replaced mine with bushings which had a steel sleeve inside and they were still good to go twenty years later. On my first truck I used some Saab suspension bushings, but that's what I had on hand. On the second truck, I took the dimensions to a spring shop and they found some Ford truck bushings with the same OD as the Studebaker spring eye and which had a steel inner sleeve with the same ID as the Studebaker bolt.

            The best fix would be to have a spring shop make up two new main leaves with the larger diameter bushings which all trucks use these days. These would improve the noise isolation, the ride and would last forever.

            jack vines
            PackardV8

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            • #7
              Well he just loves his big Pink Cowboy Hat. LOL
              Last edited by Anne F. Goodman; 12-05-2011, 10:24 AM.
              Mabel 1949 Champion
              Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
              Gus 1958 Transtar
              The Prez 1955 President State
              Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
              Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
              Fresno,Ca

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              • #8
                Thank you I'm going to show this thread to David so he can figure out which way he wants to do this. I really Appreciate all of the help. He just tells me to order them but I have to do all the leg work with limited info. So he is measuring them so hopefully we can get something that works good for him.
                Thanks Again
                Mabel 1949 Champion
                Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                Gus 1958 Transtar
                The Prez 1955 President State
                Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                Fresno,Ca

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