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mbstude
12-22-2017, 01:45 PM
Adding fog lights to my '55 Conestoga, and have everything except a Fog Light Switch Escutcheon / Nameplate. Part number 309154, used on '55's with wraparound windshield. NOS or nice used would be fine.

Thanks in advance.

tim333
12-23-2017, 11:07 AM
Bob Kapteyn???

altair
12-24-2017, 03:53 PM
I am not sure about the 55 but the 54 has a spare terminal on the head light switch for a fog lamp. When the switch is in the down position the headlights are off and the fog lights are on. Some areas did not allow fog lights and headlights on at the same time and they were required to be focused to a standard the same as headlights were. I don't know what the rules are today. I have wired mine into the spare terminal on the headlight switch and they work fine headlights off fog lights on. With both on may cause too much draw for the circuit breakers.

TWChamp
12-24-2017, 05:55 PM
Easy fix..........forget the fog lights, and don't drive in the fog. LOL

mbstude
12-24-2017, 10:00 PM
All Studebakers with fog lights had a designated switch. The headlight toggle switch in the down position should be for parking lights.

rkapteyn
12-24-2017, 10:30 PM
Matthew , I have not been to the shop yet.
I will look for one when I go there next week.
Robert Kapteyn

StudeRich
12-24-2017, 10:41 PM
I think it's the Fog light Switch that David (altair) is talking about.

On the '54, the Toggle lever goes Down on the fog Light Switch for Fog -ON but the Headlight Switch has to be ON in Hd. Lt. UP mode switching from Head Lt. to Fog.

Interesting, but none of this applies to a Altra Vista '55 Sedan/Wagon, because they have Push/Pull Switches and you aren't asking for the Switch, only the Nameplate behind the Knob.
None of the dash Parts were used on early '55's or C & K Models.

You will need to have the South Bend stock checked for that rare item.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4569/25075480468_3cca0c4d93_z.jpg

(S)
12-25-2017, 01:37 PM
I was having trouble 'picturing it' too, with all of the changes between to 54-55 styles of dashes. So, its an escutchion like on later Larks I see.

altair
12-25-2017, 05:07 PM
Thank you Richard that is correct.

(S)
12-26-2017, 06:22 PM
You might just use 'FAN' or 'Lights" until you find one.. Pretty sure they are all the same except for the lettering. I looked, no dice.

mbstude
12-26-2017, 07:07 PM
You might just use 'FAN' or 'Lights" until you find one.. Pretty sure they are all the same except for the lettering. I looked, no dice.

Thanks for checking.. Milt Yoder had the right one so I'm all set.

(S)
12-26-2017, 07:16 PM
Good deal! ( I meant sedans with wrap around are the same, so the others will fit the hole)