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62 Hawk Reclining seats won't stay up

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  • 62 Hawk Reclining seats won't stay up

    need input on how to fix & what to expect when I tear it apart

    they keep falling backwards .. (not a good thing on CA freeways)

    and does anyone have spare parts ....

    (I've already heard the viagra jokes )



    John Sweeney
    Folsom CA
    1951 Studebaker Champion Business Coupe
    1962 GT Hawk
    "Lone Dog ... No Woof"
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    John
    Folsom CA


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    [quote]Originally posted by Starlite51

    need input on how to fix & what to expect when I tear it apart

    they keep falling backwards .. (not a good thing on CA freeways)

    and does anyone have spare parts ....

    (I've already heard the viagra jokes )

    It's been a while since I rebuilt a recliner, but I think it's covered in the '59-'64 Shop Manual. The teeth in the outer ring are probably stripped and will have to be replaced. It isn't too hard. I think I got the repair sets from Myer's Studebaker.

    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

    Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    • #3
      I had the same exact problem with my 60 Hawk. What I found was that the brass gear inside had teeth broken off. The "gear" is actually a rectangular bar looking thing with 2 or 3 teeth on each end.[]

      Studebaker Int'l has all the parts to rebuild the reclining mechanism. If you have their latest catalog, look on page 82.

      On mine, if it looked tired, I replaced the part. Both seats now recline (and stay up), perfectly.[^]

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      • #4
        I had that same problem on MY 60 Hawk too![xx(] I fixed it a different
        way - I put in a set of Porsche bucket seats.

        Tom
        '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
        Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
        http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
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