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ClayBelt
04-09-2017, 08:59 AM
Found a 1956 Studebaker President near me I am thinking about buying, but most of the glass is broken. Anyone know of a good source for replacements?

SN-60
04-09-2017, 09:01 AM
Phillips Auto Glass! :!:

rkapteyn
04-09-2017, 09:17 AM
Found a 1956 Studebaker President near me I am thinking about buying, but most of the glass is broken. Anyone know of a good source for replacements?

I have stripped many 1956 Presidents and would have the glass but for pickup in Joliet IL.
If you are going to South Bend , I am 100 miles west on Interstate 80.
Robert Kapteyn
studebaker@mac.com

ClayBelt
04-09-2017, 09:27 AM
Here is the stude for reference:

https://tallahassee.craigslist.org/cto/6080437911.html

ST2DE5
04-09-2017, 12:39 PM
I have a pair of NOS tail light housing for that car if interested let me know. I am going to South Bend.

StudeRich
04-09-2017, 01:27 PM
You should know that this is a President Classic "Y" Body. The Rear Doors on these Long Wheelbase Presidents are different (Longer) than a 4 Door Sedan.

The Windshield, Rear Glass (backlight), and Front Door Glass are all the same as Champions, Commanders, and President 4 Doors from 1956 and some other years as well for the front door glass.

mbstude
04-09-2017, 02:14 PM
Here is the stude for reference:

https://tallahassee.craigslist.org/cto/6080437911.html

If you want a Stude, do some research and find a better car to start with.. That one is so rusty and deteriorated that I'm not sure what you would restore as you'd be replacing every part. Glass is the least of that car's problems.

Are you in Tallahassee? I spent 4 years there and could point you in the right direction. A good friend has a Studebaker shop there.

ClayBelt
04-09-2017, 04:55 PM
I am. Currently working on a Ford Tbird, but hoping to make a Studebaker my next one. I like that one mostly for pantina, would probably do a proper rat car with it.

mbstude
04-09-2017, 05:30 PM
I am. Currently working on a Ford Tbird, but hoping to make a Studebaker my next one. I like that one mostly for pantina, would probably do a proper rat car with it.

Send me an email.. mbstude (at) gmail (dot) com

I know where a few derelict Studebakers are in Tallahassee that would be a better start than that '56, and probably less money. :)

tsenecal
04-09-2017, 10:18 PM
google Studebaker glass in Idaho Falls Idaho

TX Rebel
04-11-2017, 10:25 PM
google Studebaker glass in Idaho Falls Idaho
Highly recommended! Rather than selling laminated side glass, their replacement side glass is tempered safety glass as used in late model cars, which is much more durable. I buy my glass from them.

If interested in building a '56, I have super solid 2dr Commander, priced right. Also have a running 58 Commander sedan.

warrenhillproductions
11-20-2018, 02:20 PM
Highly recommended! Rather than selling laminated side glass, their replacement side glass is tempered safety glass as used in late model cars, which is much more durable. I buy my glass from them.

If interested in building a '56, I have super solid 2dr Commander, priced right. Also have a running 58 Commander sedan.

My 1948 Commander 4 door needed a driver door glass and estimates ranged from affordable to ridiculous. Then I found Russ at Studebaker Glass through SDC. All became right in the world. Save yourself the time and call him first.

jimmijim8
11-20-2018, 02:59 PM
My 1948 Commander 4 door needed a driver door glass and estimates ranged from affordable to ridiculous. Then I found Russ at Studebaker Glass through SDC. All became right in the world. Save yourself the time and call him first. Russ Jenks. studebakerglass.com

jimmijim8
11-20-2018, 03:05 PM
Send me an email.. mbstude (at) gmail (dot) com

I know where a few derelict Studebakers are in Tallahassee that would be a better start than that '56, and probably less money. :) Too many Studes out there that will make good candidates for restoration. Doing a rusty POS is not for everybody.Leave 'em rot and pick up one that is manageable. jimmijim

TX Rebel
11-20-2018, 09:22 PM
Russ Jenks. studebakerglass.com

Highly recommended!

Buzzard
11-21-2018, 11:41 AM
I agree with Barry. I purchased all my flat glass and windshield from Russ in Idaho. The application is '57 Clipper Wagon which, if you are interested in something really different, Jim at Bell's in Bellingham Washington has a great deal on one with tons of NOS parts. Looks to be fairly rust free which is a real bonus. Kind a like what I started with 5 years ago! Just add money and elbow grease.
Bill

StudeRich
11-21-2018, 12:42 PM
People, the original intent of this post is a bit lost now, since the OP was only THINKING of buying a '56 President in APRIL 2017! :rolleyes: