View Full Version : Can Anyone Here Help This Young Man?

01-11-2018, 06:19 PM
This Ad is on the Swap Page. Here is a chance to help out a young lad interested in STUDEBAKER???? Whoda thought that?? Is there anything like what he needs left at STUDEACRES?
How about it you fellows in Az?
I have not contacted this young man, just thought someone should post this here.

1948 Studebaker Commander

Kevin Galvan

Carson, California 90745

Own a 1948 Studebaker Commander and I am missing some stuff. Need a passenger side fender and trunk lid. Also need everything for the interior since all of it is missing except for the seats.

I am a high school student that attends to Carson Senior High School in Carson California and I'm 17 years old. My school has an automotive class which I'm in and go to their club called "Cars and Guitars" that's held on Saturdays by my teacher Robert Roach. I saw the 1948 Studebaker Commander and did some research about it. I fell in love with the model and as of right now I've been working on it since October of 2017.

Ad Number: 19741

01-11-2018, 07:04 PM
The trunk lids and rear fenders are different depending on the body style.

Mike Van Veghten
01-11-2018, 07:19 PM
His teacher, Robert is a Stude guy.


01-11-2018, 08:09 PM
He needs to join the "Studebaker Acres Sonora" group on Facebook.

01-11-2018, 08:29 PM
John sent me a text today. They have started crushing the cars in AZ.

01-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Sorry to late for Studeacres they have started crushing this past Monday. 97 cars were left rest in peace.

01-11-2018, 08:38 PM
Well not all will be crushed. Some are going to Casa grande to finsh there life out. Desert Valley Auto Wrecking has a orphan antique yard there

01-11-2018, 10:13 PM
Hey John, anything remaining that could help Kevin?

01-11-2018, 10:31 PM
The Studebaker National Foundation has been helping Mr Roach with his program. He is great working with the kids.

Denny L

01-11-2018, 11:06 PM
This is a long way from the west coast, but I know Keith has a 49 Commander in his yard.
I bought an air cleaner and hose clamps off it a couple months ago.


01-11-2018, 11:07 PM
I may have an extra trunk lid from a 50 Champion 4 Dr/Convertible. Not sure if it would work on a 48 Commander or which body style the 48 is.
Guess we need more info on the car before we can go digging through parts for it.

01-12-2018, 11:57 AM
The five passenger coupes (Starlight) and the three passenger coupes (Business) take the "long" trunk. The two door sedan, four door sedan, Land Cruiser, and convertible take the "short" trunk. The trunk hinges go with the trunk. In other words, there are two types of trunk lids and two types of trunk hinges to go with the the trunk lids.

We still need to know the body style of the Kevin's car, and if he needs a front fender or a rear fender.

I have an engine for his car, too.

I sent Keven an email asking him to join the forum and am encouraging him to post here.

01-12-2018, 03:12 PM
I have some misc parts from a 48 Comm and a 52 Comm....

Stude Shoo-wop!
01-12-2018, 03:20 PM
This Ad is on the Swap Page. Here is a chance to help out a young lad interested in STUDEBAKER???? Whoda thought that??

Well, LarkTruck, you may be interested to know that I also am 17 years old and have a Studebaker passion. The dream machine in question is one Daisy-Mae, a 1962 GT Hawk that I saved up $15,000 for as a father and son experience. Enjoying every gleaming chrome strip and every cubic inch of her so far!

01-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Hello everybody my name is Kevin Galvan and I am the gentleman with the 1948 Studebaker Commander. I'm 17 years old and I attend Carson High School in Carson, California. I'm in my schools auto mechanics class and my instructor is Robert Roach. He has a Saturday club called "Cars and Guitars" which I try to attend to. I started working on this 48 about 2-3 months ago and I still have a long way to go. Recently I sent out an email to Marc in the Studebaker club and sent him a list of items I need. I'm in school right now and when I can, I'll upload some pictures when I can.

01-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Welcome Kevin

What body style is your car? 4 door, two door, business coupe, 5 passenger coupe?

Which fender do you need, right front or right rear?

01-17-2018, 01:11 PM
My '48 is a 4 door (suicide doors) and I need a right front passenger fender

01-17-2018, 04:02 PM
47, 48 and 49 Commander and Land Cruiser front fender will work.

The trunk lid from any 47-52 Champion or Commander two door, four door, convertible, or Land Cruiser will fit.

01-17-2018, 07:21 PM
Here is a parts car on ebay. I emailed the link to Kevin. Shipping expense may be an issue though. Better go Greyhound!


01-27-2018, 12:48 PM
Hey Kevin.
How about some pictures, please? Everyone would like to see your car.

02-28-2018, 10:24 AM
So instead of the 48 commander, someone is giving me a 1960 Land Crusier! It has way more done and it'll save me time. What I have been doing lately is I've been working on my small block 305 Chevy engine and getting the rear end out of the 48 since this individual may not have it. I apologize for not keeping you guys updated. I believe I may install the rear end this Sunday and by next weekend, I can haul it home! Will keep you guys updated.

02-28-2018, 11:40 AM
kevin If your putting a chev in it you may want to look at a 8.8 of of a Ford explorer. Get an extra axle for the short side cut the housing to fit and use a short axle on both sides then weld new spring perches to the housing to fit your springs. Way better set up and they come with posi and disc brakes.

02-28-2018, 07:15 PM
Is the new Land Cruiser you are getting really a 60 or is it a 50?

02-28-2018, 08:27 PM
Is the new Land Cruiser you are getting really a 60 or is it a 50?

Since there was no Land Cruiser or even Cruiser for 1960, I assumed that it is a 1950, but we both know about assumptions.