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  • '55 clock to a '56 dash?

    Will a '55 clock fit in the dash of a '56? I don't know how much of a change they went through in the interiors. Kinda weak in the '50s area.[:I] But I'm learning! So, will it fit????


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  • #2
    Not even close. the '55 clock was a little rectangular thing; '56 used a round clock the same size as the speedo and tach.

    nate

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    • #3
      Same way as the last Larks, huh?


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      Ron Smith
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      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
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      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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      • #4
        I'm guessing one of those would actually *fit* but that is just a guess.

        It'd look kind of odd yet cool to see a 56-61 dash with green faced gauges!

        I am ASSuming you are talking about a Hawk not a sedan... but IIRC the sedans used a small round clock also nothing like the '55.

        nate

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        • #5
          BTW here is a '55 dash for your perusal:



          same dash used on C-Ks and flat windshield sedans. Wraparound windshield sedans used a different dash that was still not similar to anything used in '56.

          nate

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          • #6
            Thanks Nate. I already know what the '55 dash looks like though. The '56 is the one that's unfamilliar. I still haven't picked up the wagon. So, is the '56 clock like the little 2" clock used in the '62s (in a stationwagon)?

            The wagon is a Parkview and I'm assuming that it wouldn't come with a clock. Unlike the President, where I would.

            Lotsa Larks!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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            • #7
              ah... you have a wagon? then I'm not sure exactly what it looks like either but IIRC it has the obnoxious "bubble" speedo, glovebox in the middle, and radio grille in front of the passenger. Beyond that, my memory is a little furry. I'm sticking by my guess that it has a little round clock tho.

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              • #8
                Ron,

                I believe '56 is when Studebaker went to the little clock you are thinking of (except in the Hawks). Someone can probably note the different ones available during those years because I am sure there were some differences.

                I believe they were used up through '62 (except for the Champ trucks) when they switched over to the bigger 'full size' number used from '63 through '66.

                Have fun with that speedo. Never have driven a Studebaker with one of those yet. Remember seeing NOS units at SASCO some years back.

                Good luck.

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                • #9
                  LOL! I just hope I like the readout better! (LOL)

                  Edit: Here we go again! This post should be two slots down, below John's. He compared the display of the speedo to an old bathroom Scale.


                  Lotsa Larks!
                  K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                  Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                  K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, the only interior shot I have is the speedo:



                    Obnoxious Bubble Speedo[?][?][?]LOL I just hope that this does not grow to be a problem. All of my cars have had analog speedos.




                    Lotsa Larks!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                    • #11
                      My '57 parts car has that bubble speedo, reminds me of the display on old fashioned bathroom scales.

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                      • #12
                        The manual lists the same clock for 56 and 57 for non C/K cars, and a different clock for 55. I just installed one, which I picked up from KGlowacky (thanks Ken) Here is a picture,

                        Here is a pic of the dash in the 57, the clock goes into the radio speaker grill on the passenger side,

                        You will need the clock, # AC-2755 (pictured), and bezel # 1541280 which is the same as used on the instrument panel. These clocks seem to be rather rare, and the prices reflect this. I watched a NOS one go on e-bay for over $200.
                        The clock I got was a Xmas gift to my wife, and I just installed it this evening, and will wire it up tomorrow morning. I will post a picture of the completed install tomorrow.
                        I kinda like the cyclops speedo[]

                        Ross.
                        Riverside, Ca.
                        1957 Provincial X2
                        1958 Transtar
                        1963 Lark
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                        Ross.
                        Riverside, Ca.
                        1957 Provincial X2
                        1958 Transtar

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                        • #13
                          I just hope the interior of my wagon is as beautiful as the picture you just posted. So the clock goes in that little black blank kitty-corner to the right under the radio?


                          I used to live in Riverside too. Down near the intersection of Arlington and Magnolia.


                          Lotsa Larks!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                          • #14
                            Yes, that is the blank, it has 3 tabs bent outward to hold it. The chrome bezels have the same 3 tabs. The clock mounts to 2 studs protruding from the back side.
                            I had thought about using this clock,

                            Autometer #1686, at 2 1/16" it is just a tad small for the hole which is about 2 3/8". It did not look right though.

                            I grew up just down the street from Mag & Arlington, and yes, the parent navel orange tree is still there on the corner.

                            Ross.
                            Riverside, Ca.
                            1957 Provincial X2
                            1958 Transtar
                            1963 Lark
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                            Ross.
                            Riverside, Ca.
                            1957 Provincial X2
                            1958 Transtar

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                            • #15
                              Probably suffering from the shade of that tree just down the way like it was a few years ago, doubtless.

                              What is the measurement across the back of your (clock) case? the new one. By the by, if you decide not to use the quartz, I might be interested.


                              Lotsa Larks!
                              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                              Ron Smith
                              Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                              Ron Smith
                              Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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