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Lark frame- 2dr. & 4dr. the same?

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  • #16
    Nope, old Mabel is still in storage, bumped by the various other Studes that have followed me home since then

    I forgot how hard it was getting a direct, clear answer on this question... still am a little confuddled about it[xx(]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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    • #17
      quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

      I have to say (softly)

      Since there were no '59 V8 2dr's. your '59S 2dr. is 14ga. your '60 V8 4dr. is 13ga. neither are the good 11 ga. like '62 & on (wrong wheelbase to fit a '60).
      http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...14,gauge,frame

      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      Are you sure there were no 1959 Lark V8 2dr sedans??
      I'm pretty sure there were a couple made


      3E38
      4E2
      4E28
      5E13
      7E7
      8E7
      8E12
      8E28

      59 Lark
      etc

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      • #18
        quote:Originally posted by Transtar60
        Are you sure there were no 1959 Lark V8 2dr sedans??
        I'm pretty sure there were a couple made
        Although the literature says only 6 cylinders in the '59 2 doors, ANYTHING is possible with our Studebakers [:0]. The wheelbase was the same on all '59 Larks except for the wagon, so I would think it would be possible to use a V8 frame from a 4 door or hardtop.

        BTW, does anybody know the frame gauge of a '59 V8, 59 6, 54 V8 and 54 6?

        Thanks.


        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #19

          NO, there were no '59 Lark VIII 2dr's. actually very few '60's!
          We cannot count the one employee who MAY have special ordered one car or anything like that, which of course IS very possible! [^]

          quote:Originally posted by Transtar60

          quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

          I have to say (softly)
          Since there were no '59 V8 2dr's.
          StudeRich
          Are you sure there were no 1959 Lark V8 2dr sedans??
          I'm pretty sure there were a couple made
          StudeRich
          Studebakers Northwest
          Ferndale, WA
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #20
            Hey Robert

            Change the frame and be done with it! Back in early 80's, myself and four buds changed frames in my 61 2dr Lark. The buds were there for muscle and refreshments. The swap was pretty simple. We put one in from a doner 59 2dr ht that was really rusty. Still have parts laying around for that car. Anyway, if I remember right the only difference was the added floor support at the door jam had to be removed. (where the striker plate is)

            Gordon

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