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    When I opened the trunk of my "new" 52 I found this rear stabilizer bar. I am guessing (hoping) that it is off of a 51-52 Y body. The picture in the parts book looks similar, but it's hard to compare. Anyone have a picture of one of these actually hooked up, maybe on a frame in restoration?

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    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  • #2
    Say, didn't someone recently post a nice pic of one (for sale?) out and on the ground?
    Seems like it was within the last week or so. I'd search for that, 'cuz this is the best I can do~




    The pic above is my '58 Packard sedan, by the way.





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    • #3
      Thanks, what you posted is not the whole answer, but it helps. I've never worked on a Studebaker that had one of these installed so how it fits is a bit fuzzy.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
        Thanks, what you posted is not the whole answer, but it helps. I've never worked on a Studebaker that had one of these installed so how it fits is a bit fuzzy.
        Between the parts book and the repair manual maybe there is a better picture then mine.
        But I'm glad I was able to help at least a little bit.





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        • #5
          I posted one off a 53 recently. Don't know if it's the same. My parts book is in the shop and I just got home from work with a backache. So I will look later. I am sure someone has one right by the computer. LOL Anyway, here ya go with a 53:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
            Say, didn't someone recently post a nice pic of one (for sale?) out and on the ground?
            Seems like it was within the last week or so. I'd search for that, 'cuz this is the best I can do~




            The pic above is my '58 Packard sedan, by the way.





            StudeDave '57
            Dave, I believe the '53-up rear bar, like the one on Your '58 Packard, is a different animal than the '51-'52 version.

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            • #7
              I can post several pictures from different angles for a 53, so if it's the same hollar

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Flashback View Post
                I can post several pictures from different angles for a 53, so if it's the same hollar
                The 53-54 is a different part number, but I would like to see how it mounts.
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                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • #9
                  Howard,



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Charlie D View Post
                    Howard,





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                    Thanks Charlie. The shape looks about the same, but the 52 version may be narrower just like the rear end. Nice clear pictures of how yours mounts.
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                    "In the heart of Arkansas."
                    Searcy, Arkansas
                    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                    1952 2R pickup

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Flashback View Post
                      Anyway, here ya go with a 53:
                      That's the one I was thinking of!!! Nice.


                      Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                      Dave, I believe the '53-up rear bar, like the one on Your '58 Packard, is a different animal than the '51-'52 version.
                      In what way?
                      Is it mounted differently, or...?





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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
                        That's the one I was thinking of!!! Nice.



                        In what way?
                        Is it mounted differently, or...?





                        StudeDave '57
                        Although it's very similar,...I believe it's shaped differently for body clearance reasons.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
                          Thanks Charlie. The shape looks about the same, but the 52 version may be narrower just like the rear end. Nice clear pictures of how yours mounts.
                          Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                          Although it's very similar,...I believe it's shaped differently for body clearance reasons.
                          Okay, so now we know it is likely more narrow, and 'maybe' shaped differently.
                          I'll go with that.

                          But does it mount differently?
                          How it's mounted is also what was asked, and that's what I was trying to show.
                          Now a much better picture has been posted. (albeit on a '55)





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                          • #14
                            The main bar mounts/swivels on the frame, where the frame kicks up, ahead of the differential. There are already four mounting holes for it in the edge of the frame.

                            The arms attach to the plates that hold the rear springs and shock absorbers to the axle.

                            The shape and curve of the connecting arms, as well as the width of the main bar are different, with 51-53 being narrower than 53-up. You can think of it this way:
                            -51-52 is one set and
                            -53 and newer is the other set.
                            -Some 50 Commanders had them as well, but that would be a third set.

                            None are interchangeable even though they look similar.

                            They all mount the same way.
                            Last edited by RadioRoy; 02-26-2014, 03:07 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Thanks Roy. Good information for those searching later too.
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