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Technical What is it? (front suspension)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dan, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Dan
    Joined: Mar 13, 2001
    Posts: 2,355


    Anybody recognize what this came out of? I may keep and use it as a display in the classroom

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  2. Studebaker had a center steer in their Hawks. Maybe?
  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,222


    mid 30s Mopar, is where I'd start
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  4. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    Rusty O'Toole

    Not Mopar. I don't think I have seen anything quite like it. If I had to guess I would say Studebaker 1952 or newer but I really don't know.

    Later... not a fifties Studebaker, Packard, Nash. Willys or Hudson. Not Mopar. If it was Ford or GM I would expect a positive ID by now. The sway bar made me think it was postwar but now I think of it, a few cars had them in the late 30s. If I felt like further searching I would concentrate on late 30s - 40s.
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  5. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
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    From old Chiltons shop and parts manual the only upper control arm that looks like that is 1942-47 Hudson. Book only covers 42-55.
  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Just a guess Post 1937 Packard. Bob
  7. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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  8. Dan
    Joined: Mar 13, 2001
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    Awesome! Thanks for the help (those links are awesome too)! I think I will make it into a display/example piece for the classroom...
  9. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,789

    from central NY

    Late 40's early 50's Studebaker had a planner front suspension with a transverse spring also serving as the lower locating links eliminating the lower A arms. Jeepster had a similar set up.
  10. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,029

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    here are photos of the 46 Hudson I worked on last week. IMG_4471.JPG IMG_4474.JPG
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