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  • #16
    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
    Bent toward themselves. There should also be a three fingered sheetmetal stamping that fits over the lower end, and fastens under one of the steering box bolts.
    Mine are original to the car. Yes the staples bend toward themselves, but mine have no attachment of any kind on the bottom, but keep in mind mine is a '62 (our '53 has none). It wasn't an issue with 6.5" wheels and 215-15 tires, but when I changed to 8" wheels and 235-55-17 tires I ran a sheet metal screw through them into the side of the frame rail just so they couldn't swing into the tire if they got a mind to; I don't think they could but "just in case". There is a short slot about 1.25" long around midway on the rear edge but it doesnt do anything and I could find no reason for it. Other than that they just knotch round the suspension and go down to the frame. I.e. the top half is roughly twice as long, front to rear, as the lower half.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Flashback View Post
      I knew they went on the outside (wheel side) and I took the staples out of mine. So I know how they go. BUT, the original request has not been addressed yet ! "does anyone have a picture of the position of the flat rubber splash shield" ,and so on. by the way, I got staples from S. I. Anyone have a picture?
      I good picture sure would be helpful. The manuals (chassis, body, and shop) don't have a single picture. I'd like to get it right the first time. I got staples from SI too. That ought to be fun trying to hit the same factory holes
      1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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      • #18
        Thanks that's clearing some things up. Your 62 is beautiful !
        1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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        • #19
          Originally posted by bensherb View Post
          Mine are original to the car. Yes the staples bend toward themselves, but mine have no attachment of any kind on the bottom, but keep in mind mine is a '62 (our '53 has none). It wasn't an issue with 6.5" wheels and 215-15 tires, but when I changed to 8" wheels and 235-55-17 tires I ran a sheet metal screw through them into the side of the frame rail just so they couldn't swing into the tire if they got a mind to; I don't think they could but "just in case". There is a short slot about 1.25" long around midway on the rear edge but it doesnt do anything and I could find no reason for it. Other than that they just knotch round the suspension and go down to the frame. I.e. the top half is roughly twice as long, front to rear, as the lower half.
          Thanks for your help. Your 62 is sharp ! The 53 is going to be nice.
          1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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          • #20
            These pictures may help?

            I do not know if the C&K splash shields are anywhere close to sedans. If they are, here are some pictures that may help. These were installed on my '55 President State Sedan. I roughed them in with 1/2 crown staples. The original staple holes had to be drilled out just a little. I installed both fenders temporarily and liked the placement. The shields were then "stapled" to the fenders using the 1/2 inch crown staples. The splash guard on the inside of the left rear fender was done the same way.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by poweroptions View Post
              Does anyone have a picture of the position of the flat rubber splash shield that was stapled to the front inner fenders on a C/K 54 Commander. I see my original staple holes, I have my new rubber shields but after a hour of flipping mine around I still don't know for sure how it was placed. I don't see a thing in any of my Stude manuals. Mine were long gone when I bought the car so I have no idea. I have the generator off repainting it so now is the time to put these on. Thanks a ton.I have no idea why my pictures turn upside down nor can I get them to right. Sorry

              Here's 5 pictures of the original A arm rubbers on my 1954 Champion with under 50K miles. Looks like the rubber attaches on the inside of the steel inner fender. Last picture taken from outside the LF tire showing the metal clamp by the steering gear. The rubbers have never been messed with in the 50 years I have owned this car and I'm sure the original owner elderly lady I purchased the car from didn't replace them either.



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              • #22
                These pictures are very helpful to me.. Thanks

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                • #23
                  Hey a big thumbs up. So these rubber shields do lay inside on the engine side of the inner fenders and the staples were shot thru the rubber, thru the inner fender and then the staple bent over on the wheel side of the inner fender ? YES ? Some thought they were installed on the wheel side of the inner fender. Your pictures prove otherwise. I have the finger bracket on my car. I did not know what the hell it was for until you showed me with your pics. THANK YOU
                  1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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                  • #24
                    Mine are very clearly on the outside (wheel side) of the inner fender, the '53s were too when they were there.
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                    Thanks for the compliment. The '53 is my dads, it has looked the same for 30 years, he likes it that way. The running gear is all new though; it's dependable, ready and willing to go anywhere.
                    Last edited by bensherb; 04-27-2019, 12:21 AM.
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