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  • 53 Window crank question

    Does anyone know if the splines on the window cranks are the same as Ford window crank splines?

    In other words would Ford handles fit a Studebaker, or vice versa?

  • #2
    I think 53's had square shafts, with a screw in the middle holding it on.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
      I think 53's had square shafts, with a screw in the middle holding it on.
      From what I can see, and I may be wrong, as my cranks are not stock,I thought I had a splined shaft that the previous owner had slipped some sort of square tube over, and then the cranks which do have a screw in the middle.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
        I think 53's had square shafts, with a screw in the middle holding it on.
        You are correct.
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        • #5
          Thanks, I'll have another look.

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          • #6
            '53 and '54 have square shafts with a screw as stated. '55 and later have splines but still use a screw to hold them on. Not sure when clips were first used but larks have them.

            The '53 and '54 cranks have a sort of heart shaped flat knob on the window crank. In '55 they are round.

            Jeff in ND

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            • #7
              55's still had the square shaft. They went to splines in 56.
              ALTHOUGH, Tom of "Studebaker of Lompoc" fame recently bought a running, bare bones, low priced, 57, [I don't think it was a Scotsman]
              4 door. It had square shafts.
              So they must have used up existing inventory on the cheap models.
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