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  • Frame / Springs: Subframing - worth it or not?

    I am considering having my 54 Starliner subframed and would appreciate any feedback from those who have chosen to go this route. What type or brand etc. I will probably go with an LS engine. Thanks,
    Stude Rookie

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    http://www.industrialchassisinc.com/1953-64-studebaker/
    Bill Foy
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    1953 Starlight Coupe

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    • #3
      If the control arms are parallel (as viewed from both directions), don't waste your money and time.
      A rebuilt Stude suspension will work just as well.

      Mike

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      • #4
        I have owned a few Studebakers with a later subframe, including a 1954 Commander Staliner with a Camaro subframe including its V8, disc brakes, ps, etc. The others were pickups with Camaro/Trans AM subframes. They were like driving a long wheelbase Camaro/Firebird. Change the differential to go along with it for the brakes, gearing and similar wheel lug spacing.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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