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Rooneytoons
01-28-2018, 03:08 PM
when did these become this sort on money ???
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-1951-Studebaker-Bullet-Nose-Chrome-Ornament/222814132487?hash=item33e0c1d907:g:w68AAOSwbF1aAnjM&vxp=mtr

dean pearson
01-28-2018, 03:36 PM
Some people sell things,
Some people have things for sale.

Dean.

Rooneytoons
01-28-2018, 04:00 PM
Some people sell things,
Some people have things for sale.

Dean.
aint that the truth :lol:

Stude Shoo-wop!
01-28-2018, 04:06 PM
More than $400 for a Stude bullet? You would have better luck convincing a MoPar nut that an Imperial is actually a Chrysler!

Commander Eddie
01-28-2018, 04:09 PM
I don't know about the '51 spinners, but the '50 spinners have been in this price range for many years.

JRoberts
01-28-2018, 04:23 PM
Studebaker parts like this seem to be getting more attention as mere decorations in restaurants and bars. I think this is driving the prices up to some extent.

StudeRich
01-28-2018, 04:24 PM
This one is just a Stock '51 Paint, Chrome and Plastic Bullet, and not in the $500. to $780. price VALUE range at all, no aftermarket "Spinner".

rockne10
01-28-2018, 05:07 PM
when did these become this sort on money ???Not yet they haven't !

thunderations
01-28-2018, 05:12 PM
Or fog light.

This one is just a Stock '51 Paint, Chrome and Plastic Bullet, and not in the $500. to $780. price VALUE range at all, no aftermarket "Spinner".

tim333
01-29-2018, 11:08 AM
I bought a 51 Landcruiser which had the outer ring chromed. I’ll gladly trade it for the stock painted ring.

thunderations
01-29-2018, 11:16 AM
The outer part of the large ring was simply masked off and painted body color. You should be able to do that yourself or have it done inexpensively. I would recommend etching the part to be painted and use an epoxy primer prior to color. If etching is not available, lightly sand the shiny chrome to allow the primer to adhere better. Proper preparation prevents poor performance.

I bought a 51 Landcruiser which had the outer ring chromed. I’ll gladly trade it for the stock painted ring.

tim333
01-29-2018, 11:52 AM
Thanks for the info

Mike Sal
01-29-2018, 12:22 PM
The bullet ring on my '50 was purchased many years ago at the York swap meet. The seller had just purchased a lot of stuff out of an old dealership. He thought he was selling a NOS ring, as it was still in the box. When we removed the part from the box we discovered the ring had a large crack and was obviously used. We guessed the dealer had apparently replaced a ring for someone's damaged one and put the old one back in the box. Since the chrome was still exceptionally good and the crack wasn't too noticeable, we struck a deal on the price and it's been on my car ever since.
Mike Sal

RadioRoy
01-29-2018, 01:10 PM
The outer part of the large ring was simply masked off and painted body color. .

Not so. There is a sheet metal ring that is painted body color. It fits over the outermost chrome portion of the bullet. We had a discussion of this a year ago when someone bought a Land Cruiser with the sheet metal body color ring missing.

Here is that discussion. started by Tim333.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?99746-51-Land-Cruiser-accessories&highlight=bullet

rockne10
01-29-2018, 01:30 PM
I bought a 51 Landcruiser which had the outer ring chromed. I’ll gladly trade it for the stock painted ring.All you need is the sheet metal cover that gets body color. And I would bet Roy Valdez has some of those.

thunderations
01-29-2018, 02:32 PM
I stand corrected..............thanks Roy. Guess that's why I play with the 50's instead of the 51's. Less nose parts.

RadioRoy
02-01-2018, 08:37 PM
Take a look at these.

https://www.motorsforum.com/images/og/med/904240380.jpg

http://drjldavis.tripod.com/images/George/51%20Studebaker%20Commander%20ws/51%20Studebaker%20Commander%204dr%20RtFt%20ws.jpg

http://www.studebakerpictures.com/pics/Studebaker.1951.commander.grill.337.jpg

https://billstudepage.homestead.com/files/br51champfa.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYBIdW7DuS1nTtk5Rzi9Ceb0EH0YccRBcSCm8zyBDMiq_XtFNV-A