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50 Champ Convertible Top Mechanism

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  • 50 Champ Convertible Top Mechanism

    I need both lift assemblies, junction block, flexible drive shaft (I don't know if mine works) and both lift floor brackets. My motor seems to work ok. My Chassis Parts Catalog doesn't show any convetible parts. Where can I buy them?

    Thanks,











    Gary Boehm
    '50 Champ Convert
    Highland Village, Texas


  • #2
    Check your Body Parts catalog for these part #'s.

    Las Vegas, NV
    '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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    • #3
      Check with Bob Kaptain (sp) Joliet Studebaker, I bought an NOS motor for my 52 which is the same as a 51. The drive cables are speedo cables and can be made up if needed, but Bob may have them too. I have seen the lifts on eBay and at swap meets, but, mine are good, so I didn't pay too much attention. They are basically a "screw jack" That is powered by the electric motor. which in my opinion, is MUCH better then the hydraulic system in my 62 ragtop!
      There may be some that show up at So. Bend. If you are not coming, email me and I'll look for you.

      Jim
      "We can't all be Heroes, Some us just need to stand on the curb and clap as they go by" Will Rogers

      We will provide the curb for you to stand on and clap!


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      • #4
        There's my problem, I don't have a body parts catalog. I have a Chassis Parts Catalog and a Shop Manual. Where can I get a Body Parts Catalog?

        Gary Boehm
        '50 Champ Convert
        Highland Village, Texas

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        • #5
          SASCO:

          http://studeparts.com/

          JDP/Maryland

          64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
          63 GT R2
          63 Lark 2 door
          62 Lark 2 door
          60 Lark HT-60Hawk
          59 3E truck
          58 Starlight
          52 & 53 Starliner
          51 Commander

          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            There's a parts convertible on Ebay at the moment 47 to 52 all had the same mechanism.You may not think the set-up is so great when you see how slowly it works.I speak fron experience as I once owned a 51 Champ rag-top.

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            • #7
              I don't know about not working fast! Mine is as fast or faster then my 62 ragtop with a hydraulic system. I keep everything lubed up real good, and the top motor is/was NOS 7 years ago.

              Jim
              "We can't all be Heroes, Some us just need to stand on the curb and clap as they go by" Will Rogers

              We will provide the curb for you to stand on and clap!


              Indy Honor Flight www.IndyHonorFlight.org

              As of Veterans Day 2017, IHF has flown 2,450 WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans to Washington DC at NO charge! to see
              their Memorials!

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              • #8
                Speed won't bother me - I'm in Texas and the top stays down! I just want the car to be complete!

                Gary Boehm
                '50 Champ Convert
                Highland Village, Texas

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                • #9
                  Now there's a man with my own heart! The top stays down most of the time! My wife said I wasted the $$ on my top, as I don't ever put it up! <G>

                  Jim
                  "We can't all be Heroes, Some us just need to stand on the curb and clap as they go by" Will Rogers

                  We will provide the curb for you to stand on and clap!


                  Indy Honor Flight www.IndyHonorFlight.org

                  As of Veterans Day 2017, IHF has flown 2,450 WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans to Washington DC at NO charge! to see
                  their Memorials!

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