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  • Body / Glass: "53 Boot lid hinges

    Hi all. I need to replace the Hinges on the boot lid of my '53 Champion Sedan. I have a new old stock set. Is there an easy way to go about this?
    Thanks in advance. Dave...
    Dave Pink
    Victoria, Australia

    1916 SF Roadster
    1925 ER Tourer
    1925 Panel Delivery
    1953 Champion Sedan
    1957 Golden Hawk
    1971 Avanti II


    Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
    http://www.studebakercarclub.net

  • #2
    The sedan hinges went bad? Usually it's the coupe hinges that go bad.

    Anyway, it's best to have a friend's assistance. Someone who is strong and does not have tremors.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    • #3
      If you are doing it by yourself, prop up the lid (boot) near the hinge with wood block with cloth around it , between body and lid. and put prop under at latch to body. CHANGE ONE AT A TIME.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
        The sedan hinges went bad? Usually it's the coupe hinges that go bad./Cut/
        Actually the '53 to '58 Sedan Hinges have such a strong Spring, that they very commonly CRACK the Deck between the Rear Glass and the Decklid, usually at the Leaded-in Body Seam.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          Are your springs loose?

          If they are, you can use this trick to help you get the hinges on and the springs re-installed.

          Get some nickles. Bend the spring and slip the nickles in between the spring coils.
          This will slightly spread the spring.
          When you get it on the pins, take a pair of pliers and pull out the nickles.
          HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

          Jeff


          Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



          Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
            Are your springs loose?

            If they are, you can use this trick to help you get the hinges on and the springs re-installed.

            Get some nickles. Bend the spring and slip the nickles in between the spring coils.
            This will slightly spread the spring.
            When you get it on the pins, take a pair of pliers and pull out the nickles.
            Good idea! I guess CASO's could use washers!
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Thanks to all for the ideas. I will have a go at it this weekend.
              Dave...
              Dave Pink
              Victoria, Australia

              1916 SF Roadster
              1925 ER Tourer
              1925 Panel Delivery
              1953 Champion Sedan
              1957 Golden Hawk
              1971 Avanti II


              Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
              http://www.studebakercarclub.net

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