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  • Frame / Springs: add a helper leaf-by studeman


  • #2
    I cant say for sure a I have only done this to a Lark but I added a main spring cut down to fit under the old main and next spring. The length of the new spring needs to be in the middle of the ends of the springs it's in between. So there is a progressive step.

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    • #3
      I wonder if this is the "Studeman" you refer to.
      http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...p?363-Studeman
      Brad Johnson,
      SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
      '56 Sky Hawk in process

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      • #4
        Here is a picture of my springs after the local spring shop added a leaf to them. I was lowering the car and had them "de-arched". The extra leaf was added to maintain carrying capacity, but that's another story. I am posting to show you how a professional spring shop placed them.

        Pat Dilling
        Olivehurst, CA
        Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


        LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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        • #5
          thank that is helpful.

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          • #6
            I've done Ray Fichthorn's treatment to three cars, a 55 President, 64 Hawk and an Avanti. It works!

            Avanti
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/rearsprings1.html

            GT HAwk
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/64v24.../rs270509.html

            Ray's own words...
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/text3/RRsprings.txt
            64 GT Hawk (K7)
            1970 Avanti (R3)

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            • #7
              thank you this is the exact article I was looking for.

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