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Lark Seat Swap

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  • Lark Seat Swap

    Today I put the individual reclining seats from my 59 into the 61. Easy enough, but when I put in the hump plate so that the seats had something to bolt to it seemed to fit differently and when I look at the seats from the back they seem to lean in toward each other. Is there a difference between the hump bracket for a 59 (auto) and a 61 (manual)[?]


    Rich Pease
    Ogden, UT
    59 Lark 2dr
    61 Lark 4dr

  • #2
    I'd take it for a test drive-if they're leaning much at all,like even a half inch,you'll get tired real quick,from trying to hold yourself verticle. What I mean is,it doesn't matter much how they look from behind,but are they comfy??

    1960 Lark
    1961 Hawk


    • #3
      I didn't look the parts up, but keep in mind that there are a lot of differences from a '59-'60 Lark to a '61 Lark. They look similar, but a lot of parts do not correctly interchange. The whole cowl changed for 1961, so this may have changed the contour of the tunnel also. Other things, like bumpers and A/C, are one year ('61) only.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer