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  • altair
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    It took me about three tries.

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  • Geohawk63
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    Originally posted by WLB View Post
    I bought new springs for gas lid from Studebaker International for 56 power hawk. Does anyone have a picture on how they go on?
    I bought some from them as well but i don't think they are correctly made. The picture by bensherb shows the arms at almost 90 degrees, while the ones I bought from SI are straight up and down.

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  • chet445
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    I spent hours researching how to do it and once I figured it out I installed both springs in less than 5 minutes. Put the long end in the door then force the spring inward and place the short end in the fender. What could be simpler than that. Wow!

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  • 1953champcoupe
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    I looked several times trying to find THIS solution to my gas lid spring question, I had about given up when I decided to look tonight, as my old boss said, "even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while" and this was the nut I was looking for It took less time to put the springs in than walking to the shop to do it....once I knew how............THANKS!!!!!!

    On a side note, I have three Hawks and the 53 Coupe I am building and between all of them I had three springs!!

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  • Noxnabaker
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    John you just made my day!
    Anyway, today I went & looked at the Subaru's door & inside it was way to rusty, but since I've just cut up a 70's japcrap biketank to make a bubble over the hole in Josephine's hood I then also cut out the quickfill tanklid with a lot of steel around it, so I might go for that & higher up, behind the rear window.

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  • jclary
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    Originally posted by jerry forrester View Post
    here's how i fixed buttercup's gas door.removed the gas door and the surrounding sheet metal from a mazda 6.took it apart.

    Welded it in into the quarter panel in place of the original studebaker gas door.
    Swings sideways and has a remote control. It'll be much easier to insert the gas pump nozzle. These new newfangled over size gas nozzles were not designed for our studebakers.
    i love it!!! finally...a modern offshore car cut up and recycled into a STUDEBAKER!

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  • 56GH
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    Here's another approach that is about as far from original as it can get and may not be for everyone. Use a strong magnet from a name tag! I had a bad name tag where one of the two round magnets fell off and was lost. I used the remaining strong magnet strip and the backer strip on the name tag to make a magnetic catch for the gas lid. I took the name tag strip, bent it into an L-shape, drilled a hole and mounted it to the bolt that holds the filler to the fender. I then Gorilla-glued the magnet strip to the lid and, voila!, a perfect fit!

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  • mbstude
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    Jerry, nice work. Not as cool as the gas filler you hid behind the taillight, though.

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  • Noxnabaker
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    Ah, THAT gives me the idea about Sonja's partscar Subaru... Then I'll also move it up a bit so I can be kinder to my own backside.

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  • tsenecal
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    Nice work! It even looks mostly stock, when closed.

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  • Jerry Forrester
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    Here's how I fixed Buttercup's gas door.

    Removed the gas door and the surrounding sheet metal from a Mazda 6.


    Took it apart.


    Welded it in into the quarter panel in place of the original Studebaker gas door.


    Swings sideways and has a remote control. It'll be much easier to insert the gas pump nozzle. These new newfangled over size gas nozzles were not designed for out Studebakers.

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  • Noxnabaker
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    Funny this, have been having problems not understanding why the door would not open or close all the way after I used 3-4 times, so today I went in here & looked & went at it again... & the same problem repeated itself; the top springpiece slide through its hole & it gets quite difficult to remove it. Once it was gone I went to look at my pals extra fender & saw that my holes was to big!
    Seems belgian people fill up more than swedish people... Could probably & ofcourse have something to do with Josephine / the belgian car has been driven a longer amount of time. Anyway, I just unscrewed the door from the extra fender & then put it on mine with one screw to see how to place it best upp-down-&-sideways... This is what it looked like then:
    (Yes the difference is coupe door on a sedan body)
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    So for now it's no door at all there because at highway speed the door stands right out fully open due to air pressure from under the fender.
    Funny, eh?

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  • 56GH
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    No wonder I couldn't find the info with an advanced search! It was under gas door, not gas lid. Thanks to all!

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  • WLB
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    Thanks Guys

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  • 52hawk
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    I spent almost a full day installing my gas door and those springs! Don't feel bad. So simple when you finally get them installed!

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