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Windshield washers - option, or factory installed?

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  • Windshield washers - option, or factory installed?

    For 1960 - 66 did Studebaker offer w/s washers or where they an after market kit?

  • #2
    Certainly factory on my 63 Hawk.
    Jim K.
    63 Hawk


    • #3
      They were a factory option. There were 2 versions offered where the difference was mainly in the foot pump. One version just pumped the washer fluid onto the windshield where the other did the same & accuated the windshield wipers too for a couple of strokes. The only other difference was the washer fluid container. Some (earlier?)had a round, hard plastic bottle where later ones had a plastic bag mounted off the firewall pinch weld or, as on Hawks, a bracket off the battery hold down bracket (for those who still had one....LOL).
      59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
      60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
      61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
      62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
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      62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
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      64 Zip Van
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      • #4
        Lynn: yes and yes. Dan


        • #5
          The nozzles varied also, depending on year and model.
          "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"


          • #6
            I believe they were made standard equipment starting with the 1965 models.