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ID:	1751051Pulled the hood and front fenders off this afternoon. Then about an hour with the parts brush, some Super Clean, the air hose, and chassis paint. The frame was mostly just dusty, with bits of greasy spots. No rust or cracks that I could see. Firewall is next...

  • #2
    Lookin' good.

    Since yours is a low mileage car, the crossmember is probably not yet cracked, but that's the best time to fix it. While you're there, consider reinforcing and welding the front crossmember area. There was a Studebaker Service Bulletin which detailed where they tend to crack and how to fix it. Been discussed here several times.

    jack vines


    • #3
      It is not the Crossmember that cracks, it is the Spring Pocket around the spring, part of the Frame where it is riveted to the crossmember that cracks on the bottom at the rivet and then up the sides of the "Pocket" portion of the Frame.

      Be sure to look there and or weld a gusset over it.
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner


      • #4
        THANKS, Rich, for the heads up on the crack location...