I am planning to use the old Studebaker truck to move some stuff in the next month or so and I want to deal with the worn front leaf spring bushings first as the truck gets the shakes at around 30 MPH.
I checked Studebaker International and saw that leaf spring bushings for the front of my M16 are available and inexpensive.
Then I had a look at the truck to see if it looked like it was going to be a relatively simple job to change them… or not.
It appears that at some point in the past the front passenger side spring mounting hardware broke and somebody (likely the farmer in Alberta who owned the truck for a long time) put a big bolt in place to secure the front of the leaf spring to the mount.
Looks like a bit of metal repair will be needed to get that back to stock.