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spqr_67
03-04-2008, 12:31 AM
In doing as much research as I can on my newly acquired 52 Champion sedan, I've found very few pictures of these cars. With such a common body style and high production numbers, I thought I'd see them everywhere.
Am I missing something? If anyone has some good shots of one of these, I'd love to see them. Or I could glue the rearview mirror to the windshield. :)

Thanks!
Michael

So much to learn...head hurts

StudeRich
03-04-2008, 12:37 AM
Be careful what you ask for!:D
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16800

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-04-2008, 12:37 AM
Be careful what you ask for!:D
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16800

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

lstude
03-04-2008, 06:46 AM
A little history on the 52... There was supposed to be an all new car for 52 called the Model N, but Bob Bourke designed a "dream" car that Raymond Loewy (Studebaker's design firm) sold to the management and they killed the Model N. They couldn't get the "dream" car (which became the 53 Studebaker) into production by 52, so they just facelifted the 47-51 body and made the 52. It became sort of a "red headed step child" of the Studebaker line.

Several members of this forum have 52s including me. Here is mine.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Studebaker22408sm.jpg


Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-04-2008, 06:46 AM
A little history on the 52... There was supposed to be an all new car for 52 called the Model N, but Bob Bourke designed a "dream" car that Raymond Loewy (Studebaker's design firm) sold to the management and they killed the Model N. They couldn't get the "dream" car (which became the 53 Studebaker) into production by 52, so they just facelifted the 47-51 body and made the 52. It became sort of a "red headed step child" of the Studebaker line.

Several members of this forum have 52s including me. Here is mine.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Studebaker22408sm.jpg


Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

mbstude
03-04-2008, 07:10 AM
We have 5 '52's. 3 hardtops, a convertible, and a 4 door sedan. Funny that the 4 door is the only one that isn't a parts car. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-7.jpg

mbstude
03-04-2008, 07:10 AM
We have 5 '52's. 3 hardtops, a convertible, and a 4 door sedan. Funny that the 4 door is the only one that isn't a parts car. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-7.jpg

52-fan
03-04-2008, 11:01 AM
When I bought my 52 Champion Starlight in October of 1971 I was really looking for a 53 coupe like lots of others. What I found out after I joined the club was that the 52s were as Leonard said the red-headed step child. Unlike the 50 and 51 models not very many people wanted one. I went to several International meets and would be the only 52 Starlight coupe there and one of maybe three 52s of any body style. Slowly, as the cars became older, more have surfaced to be put back on the road, but you won't see very many, even at a large meet, unless it is a convertible or 2 door hardtop.
I suspect that a lot of the 52 models were left to rot down or used for parts because they were not as popular.[V]

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
03-04-2008, 11:01 AM
When I bought my 52 Champion Starlight in October of 1971 I was really looking for a 53 coupe like lots of others. What I found out after I joined the club was that the 52s were as Leonard said the red-headed step child. Unlike the 50 and 51 models not very many people wanted one. I went to several International meets and would be the only 52 Starlight coupe there and one of maybe three 52s of any body style. Slowly, as the cars became older, more have surfaced to be put back on the road, but you won't see very many, even at a large meet, unless it is a convertible or 2 door hardtop.
I suspect that a lot of the 52 models were left to rot down or used for parts because they were not as popular.[V]

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

Michidan
03-04-2008, 12:18 PM
...to the crusher!

Along with a boatload of Kaisers and Nashes and other wonderful relics of the 50's. Who in 1965 wanted a 13 year old Studebaker? Not many even wanted a new Studebaker, the Big 3 were pushing out all new shiny dreams as fast as they could. Mashing up all those great independants wore out many a fine crushing machine.

You'll just have to appreciate that your good taste in old automobiles is rather unique even today. Get old Betty prettied up and park it next to a 57 Chevy at a car show. Sit back and enjoy.

Although from your other posts I gather it needs a bunch. You ought to see what Studeclunker will take for his 52 4 door if you need that many parts.

Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

Michidan
03-04-2008, 12:18 PM
...to the crusher!

Along with a boatload of Kaisers and Nashes and other wonderful relics of the 50's. Who in 1965 wanted a 13 year old Studebaker? Not many even wanted a new Studebaker, the Big 3 were pushing out all new shiny dreams as fast as they could. Mashing up all those great independants wore out many a fine crushing machine.

You'll just have to appreciate that your good taste in old automobiles is rather unique even today. Get old Betty prettied up and park it next to a 57 Chevy at a car show. Sit back and enjoy.

Although from your other posts I gather it needs a bunch. You ought to see what Studeclunker will take for his 52 4 door if you need that many parts.

Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

studeclunker
03-04-2008, 01:43 PM
yeah, listen to Dan. Pore ol' Frumpy needs a home (LOL)!;):D

Here's some pics to tempt you further:

Back seat:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/frumpy%20and%20pick-it/HPIM0216.jpg

Dash:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/frumpy%20and%20pick-it/HPIM0217.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-04-2008, 01:43 PM
yeah, listen to Dan. Pore ol' Frumpy needs a home (LOL)!;):D

Here's some pics to tempt you further:

Back seat:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/frumpy%20and%20pick-it/HPIM0216.jpg

Dash:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/frumpy%20and%20pick-it/HPIM0217.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Johnnywiffer
03-04-2008, 04:23 PM
I know that most people think I have only the '54 LC but I actually have 3 LCs...2 '54s and this one, a fairly nice '52 LC. I got it in Washington state from a State representative. He had found it in a field somewhere in Idaho, hauled it home and let it set in his garage for years. Finally spent $300 on chrome, then gave up and sold it to me. Now it has sat in MY back yard for many years. It ran when I parked it....but Someday..... :D

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/johnnywiffer/Stude5224a.jpg

John

Johnnywiffer
03-04-2008, 04:23 PM
I know that most people think I have only the '54 LC but I actually have 3 LCs...2 '54s and this one, a fairly nice '52 LC. I got it in Washington state from a State representative. He had found it in a field somewhere in Idaho, hauled it home and let it set in his garage for years. Finally spent $300 on chrome, then gave up and sold it to me. Now it has sat in MY back yard for many years. It ran when I parked it....but Someday..... :D

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/johnnywiffer/Stude5224a.jpg

John

FlatheadGeo
03-04-2008, 06:43 PM
When I was younger, my Dad bought a 52 Champion 4 door sedan that we had until 1963. He wanted a new car. I wanted a Hawk, but Dad said no more Studebakers. My brother who was four years younger said: "Who wants another old man's car?" Guess my father was having mid-life changes, he went for a '63 Galaxie 500XL Sports Hdtp with slanting roof and 352. I learned to drive on that car. I couldn't find a 52 for me so I am the proud owner of a '57 Champion 2 door Sedan. In '63 I was 12 and knew that we should have gone with a Hawk. I probably would have that Hawk now. We did go for a gold tone (Champagne Beige) that was close to the Studebaker gold to mollify me. Go figure!!! I remember Marv Silverstein's black '52 Commander that I had the hots for.

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

FlatheadGeo
03-04-2008, 06:43 PM
When I was younger, my Dad bought a 52 Champion 4 door sedan that we had until 1963. He wanted a new car. I wanted a Hawk, but Dad said no more Studebakers. My brother who was four years younger said: "Who wants another old man's car?" Guess my father was having mid-life changes, he went for a '63 Galaxie 500XL Sports Hdtp with slanting roof and 352. I learned to drive on that car. I couldn't find a 52 for me so I am the proud owner of a '57 Champion 2 door Sedan. In '63 I was 12 and knew that we should have gone with a Hawk. I probably would have that Hawk now. We did go for a gold tone (Champagne Beige) that was close to the Studebaker gold to mollify me. Go figure!!! I remember Marv Silverstein's black '52 Commander that I had the hots for.

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

52 Ragtop
03-04-2008, 07:13 PM
I have my 52 ragtop in the garage, waiting on the ^%$#! weather to get warmer, so I can go for a cruise!

Jim

http://www.turnerbrake.com/images/Mvc-005s.jpg

52 Ragtop
03-04-2008, 07:13 PM
I have my 52 ragtop in the garage, waiting on the ^%$#! weather to get warmer, so I can go for a cruise!

Jim

http://www.turnerbrake.com/images/Mvc-005s.jpg

Commander51
03-04-2008, 07:21 PM
How tough would it be to 'bulletize' a '52? Is it possible that there are some 52s running around with pointy noses??

http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g178/gmail98/th_51CommanderState.jpg
51 Commander State Sedan
Butler PA

Commander51
03-04-2008, 07:21 PM
How tough would it be to 'bulletize' a '52? Is it possible that there are some 52s running around with pointy noses??

http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g178/gmail98/th_51CommanderState.jpg
51 Commander State Sedan
Butler PA

52 Ragtop
03-04-2008, 07:27 PM
It "should" work, I have talked to a few that were "going to" or were doing a 51 front end on a 52.

But, What's the matter with the 'ole "Clam Digger" fornt end?

Wasn't there a 52 Hardtop "Bullet Nose" in Turning Wheels a few years ago? OK, Bob Palma, with your "elephant" memory. what issue? <G>

Jim

http://www.turnerbrake.com/images/Mvc-008s.jpg

52 Ragtop
03-04-2008, 07:27 PM
It "should" work, I have talked to a few that were "going to" or were doing a 51 front end on a 52.

But, What's the matter with the 'ole "Clam Digger" fornt end?

Wasn't there a 52 Hardtop "Bullet Nose" in Turning Wheels a few years ago? OK, Bob Palma, with your "elephant" memory. what issue? <G>

Jim

http://www.turnerbrake.com/images/Mvc-008s.jpg

lstude
03-04-2008, 07:28 PM
quote: How tough would it be to 'bulletize' a '52? Is it possible that there are some 52s running around with pointy noses??

I was thinking of doing that to my 52, but I decided not to because the 52 is so unusual. I just sold the 51 front clip at York.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/SellingatYork.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-04-2008, 07:28 PM
quote: How tough would it be to 'bulletize' a '52? Is it possible that there are some 52s running around with pointy noses??

I was thinking of doing that to my 52, but I decided not to because the 52 is so unusual. I just sold the 51 front clip at York.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/SellingatYork.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

spqr_67
03-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Ron,
Check yer email. Let's talk about Frumpy. Poor ol gal.

spqr_67
03-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Ron,
Check yer email. Let's talk about Frumpy. Poor ol gal.

StudeRich
03-04-2008, 07:41 PM
Wow Jim, you can sure tell that is not Korean War chrome on that Convertible![^][:p]

That IS beautiful, I would never change one to that silly looking '50 or '51 Style! [V]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-04-2008, 07:41 PM
Wow Jim, you can sure tell that is not Korean War chrome on that Convertible![^][:p]

That IS beautiful, I would never change one to that silly looking '50 or '51 Style! [V]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

52 Ragtop
03-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Rich,
Thanks, It's not Korean chrome! I probably could have sent my daughter to her first year of collage for what it cost! <G> I did start out with almost all NOS parts, which made the plating come out even better.

Dave, No comment! <G>

Jim

52 Ragtop
03-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Rich,
Thanks, It's not Korean chrome! I probably could have sent my daughter to her first year of collage for what it cost! <G> I did start out with almost all NOS parts, which made the plating come out even better.

Dave, No comment! <G>

Jim

rockne10
03-04-2008, 08:11 PM
"How tough would it be to 'bulletize' a '52?"

1951 would be a bolt-on but would require the complete clip. 1950 Commander clip is too long and 1950 Champion inner fenders won't work.

There was a '52 hardtop with '51 front clip in TURNING WHEELS a couple years ago.

rockne10
03-04-2008, 08:11 PM
"How tough would it be to 'bulletize' a '52?"

1951 would be a bolt-on but would require the complete clip. 1950 Commander clip is too long and 1950 Champion inner fenders won't work.

There was a '52 hardtop with '51 front clip in TURNING WHEELS a couple years ago.

52-fan
03-04-2008, 08:16 PM
To answer the question directly, yes a 51 nose will fit on a 52. The first one I ever saw was on a 52 hardtop in some bushes behind a house in Pea Ridge, Arkansas in about 1976. There was also a converted hardtop at a meet in Memphis a few years ago that the owner was calling a 50.[:0]
Whoops, I think while I was framing my answer Rockne10 beat me to it!

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
03-04-2008, 08:16 PM
To answer the question directly, yes a 51 nose will fit on a 52. The first one I ever saw was on a 52 hardtop in some bushes behind a house in Pea Ridge, Arkansas in about 1976. There was also a converted hardtop at a meet in Memphis a few years ago that the owner was calling a 50.[:0]
Whoops, I think while I was framing my answer Rockne10 beat me to it!

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

BobPalma
03-04-2008, 09:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop

Wasn't there a 52 Hardtop "Bullet Nose" in Turning Wheels a few years ago? OK, Bob Palma, with your "elephant" memory. what issue? <G>

Jim



:) On the front cover of the October 2003 Turning Wheels is a nice 1952 Starliner with a 1951 bullet-nose front end. I remember it because I actually looked at the car for several minutes when that Turning Wheels arrived, thinking what a nice car it was (and it is), before I realized it was a model Studebaker never built...duh!

(As for the elephant memory, Jim; you owe me a peanut...) :D BP

BobPalma
03-04-2008, 09:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop

Wasn't there a 52 Hardtop "Bullet Nose" in Turning Wheels a few years ago? OK, Bob Palma, with your "elephant" memory. what issue? <G>

Jim



:) On the front cover of the October 2003 Turning Wheels is a nice 1952 Starliner with a 1951 bullet-nose front end. I remember it because I actually looked at the car for several minutes when that Turning Wheels arrived, thinking what a nice car it was (and it is), before I realized it was a model Studebaker never built...duh!

(As for the elephant memory, Jim; you owe me a peanut...) :D BP

Guido
03-04-2008, 09:16 PM
quote:(As for the elephant memory, Jim; you owe me a peanut...) :D BP
And maybe rent for storing the Avanti?

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-04-2008, 09:16 PM
quote:(As for the elephant memory, Jim; you owe me a peanut...) :D BP
And maybe rent for storing the Avanti?

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

rockne10
03-04-2008, 09:28 PM
quote:There was a '52 hardtop with '51 front clip in TURNING WHEELS a couple years ago.
That was five years ago? ...DOH!

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

rockne10
03-04-2008, 09:28 PM
quote:There was a '52 hardtop with '51 front clip in TURNING WHEELS a couple years ago.
That was five years ago? ...DOH!

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

52-fan
03-05-2008, 10:30 AM
It is neat to see a good response from other 52 owners on this question. The 52 models have never ranked very high in popularity due to a number of factors such as the poor Korean chrome, unusual front styling(squint your eyes and you can see a hint of the 53s to come), and the cuteness factor of the bullet nosed models. Maybe someone should start a 52 registry?

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
03-05-2008, 10:30 AM
It is neat to see a good response from other 52 owners on this question. The 52 models have never ranked very high in popularity due to a number of factors such as the poor Korean chrome, unusual front styling(squint your eyes and you can see a hint of the 53s to come), and the cuteness factor of the bullet nosed models. Maybe someone should start a 52 registry?

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

Michidan
03-05-2008, 12:32 PM
You probably know I have the 52 hardtops covered already - registerially speaking.

I tip my hat to anyone who want to build one for all 52's. Too big a project for me, but perhaps fun for somebody.


Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

Michidan
03-05-2008, 12:32 PM
You probably know I have the 52 hardtops covered already - registerially speaking.

I tip my hat to anyone who want to build one for all 52's. Too big a project for me, but perhaps fun for somebody.


Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

47M-5
03-05-2008, 05:05 PM
People ask why I have the 52 - it was there and definintely needed love. And a 2 door sedan - who wanted it, but the work was fun. The chrome price definitely would have helped the first year my daughter went to college, but both are done.

47M-5
03-05-2008, 05:05 PM
People ask why I have the 52 - it was there and definintely needed love. And a 2 door sedan - who wanted it, but the work was fun. The chrome price definitely would have helped the first year my daughter went to college, but both are done.

bob40
03-05-2008, 05:17 PM
I have a very very VERY rough '52 HT I'll get a pic of and the tag numbers.How rough you ask? Last weekend I opened the drivers door and it fell off!

bob40
03-05-2008, 05:17 PM
I have a very very VERY rough '52 HT I'll get a pic of and the tag numbers.How rough you ask? Last weekend I opened the drivers door and it fell off!

lstude
03-05-2008, 08:29 PM
I have two 52 Commander 2 door sedans, but this one is a parts car. The doors haven't fallen off yet, but they probably will soon!

I actually like the looks of the 2 door sedan.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Commanderpartscarfront.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-05-2008, 08:29 PM
I have two 52 Commander 2 door sedans, but this one is a parts car. The doors haven't fallen off yet, but they probably will soon!

I actually like the looks of the 2 door sedan.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Commanderpartscarfront.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

52-fan
03-05-2008, 09:37 PM
I agree Leonard. If I didn't already have the Starlight coupe, I would rather have a 2 door sedan for a hot rod.

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
03-05-2008, 09:37 PM
I agree Leonard. If I didn't already have the Starlight coupe, I would rather have a 2 door sedan for a hot rod.

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

terrymb
03-05-2008, 10:04 PM
Here's a picture of my 52 taken last fall. Some older gentleman at the gas station told me they used to call the 52s "Corn Pickers." I haven't tried that yet but I'll bet you could do 8 rows at a time.
Terry


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/terrymb/DSC_0050.jpg

1952 Commander Starlight

terrymb
03-05-2008, 10:04 PM
Here's a picture of my 52 taken last fall. Some older gentleman at the gas station told me they used to call the 52s "Corn Pickers." I haven't tried that yet but I'll bet you could do 8 rows at a time.
Terry


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/terrymb/DSC_0050.jpg

1952 Commander Starlight

bams50
03-06-2008, 05:30 AM
I personally prefer the 52 over the bullet noses AND the 53-54, but that's just me. Hope to get one someday.

I do love your convertible, Jim Turner. I love the story of how you found and restored it! I hope you don't mind if I post a link to it, here:

http://www.turnerbrake.com/52%20Commander.htm

Again, great story and amazing job!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-06-2008, 05:30 AM
I personally prefer the 52 over the bullet noses AND the 53-54, but that's just me. Hope to get one someday.

I do love your convertible, Jim Turner. I love the story of how you found and restored it! I hope you don't mind if I post a link to it, here:

http://www.turnerbrake.com/52%20Commander.htm

Again, great story and amazing job!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

Michidan
03-06-2008, 07:42 AM
Bob-40, send me the numbers on that rusty 52 hardtop you have!

the registry has equal love for the runners and the non-runners. Even the never runners ever again! I would love a picture of it for the website too. Rusty old cars are like artwork to me.

Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com

Michidan
03-06-2008, 07:42 AM
Bob-40, send me the numbers on that rusty 52 hardtop you have!

the registry has equal love for the runners and the non-runners. Even the never runners ever again! I would love a picture of it for the website too. Rusty old cars are like artwork to me.

Dan
52 hardtop
www.studebakerhardtop.com