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Studedude
03-06-2008, 04:07 PM
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lstude
03-06-2008, 04:29 PM
I think it is. Here is a way you can tell.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/47-49Studebakerfrontdetails.jpg

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

lstude
03-06-2008, 04:29 PM
I think it is. Here is a way you can tell.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/47-49Studebakerfrontdetails.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

52hawk
03-06-2008, 04:39 PM
Now there's some faces only a mother could love!;)

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52hawk
03-06-2008, 04:39 PM
Now there's some faces only a mother could love!;)

Oglesby,Il
61Hawk "Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

monomaniac
03-06-2008, 06:12 PM
I have so much trouble with those. But according to Leonard's drawing it seems the only real difference is in the front bumper guards. So I would guess (with what I can see) that this is a 47.

monomaniac
03-06-2008, 06:12 PM
I have so much trouble with those. But according to Leonard's drawing it seems the only real difference is in the front bumper guards. So I would guess (with what I can see) that this is a 47.

DilloCrafter
03-06-2008, 06:20 PM
Wow, Leonard, you have everything we need! It appears that the Champions had a different grille from the Commanders for all three years. That's interesting. I usually would expect the grille to change from year to year, and cover all models. Note that the look of the Commander grille was borrowed for the 2R trucks, which debuted in '49.

Also, I love the Art Deco hood ornament used in the '47 Champion. I had no idea it was only for '47, and only for the Champion.

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Paul Simpson
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1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
03-06-2008, 06:20 PM
Wow, Leonard, you have everything we need! It appears that the Champions had a different grille from the Commanders for all three years. That's interesting. I usually would expect the grille to change from year to year, and cover all models. Note that the look of the Commander grille was borrowed for the 2R trucks, which debuted in '49.

Also, I love the Art Deco hood ornament used in the '47 Champion. I had no idea it was only for '47, and only for the Champion.

http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

BobPalma
03-06-2008, 07:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

I have so much trouble with those. But according to Leonard's drawing it seems the only real difference is in the front bumper guards. So I would guess (with what I can see) that this is a 47.


:)Agreed, Art; they are difficult to decipher. :( But notice that the '49 has an entirely different, more massive, front bumper. That's one way to at least differentiate a '49. :D BP

BobPalma
03-06-2008, 07:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

I have so much trouble with those. But according to Leonard's drawing it seems the only real difference is in the front bumper guards. So I would guess (with what I can see) that this is a 47.


:)Agreed, Art; they are difficult to decipher. :( But notice that the '49 has an entirely different, more massive, front bumper. That's one way to at least differentiate a '49. :D BP

53k
03-06-2008, 07:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

I have so much trouble with those. But according to Leonard's drawing it seems the only real difference is in the front bumper guards. So I would guess (with what I can see) that this is a 47.

It's a '48. The '47 had a thinner bumper and the front guard/license plate holder was a "massive" chrome box:).


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'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

53k
03-06-2008, 07:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

I have so much trouble with those. But according to Leonard's drawing it seems the only real difference is in the front bumper guards. So I would guess (with what I can see) that this is a 47.

It's a '48. The '47 had a thinner bumper and the front guard/license plate holder was a "massive" chrome box:).


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

Dick Steinkamp
03-06-2008, 07:57 PM
Neat car...but why is one gray and the other brown?

The visor works well on it :)

Need to ditch those late model wheel covers.

Is this one the next one for you, Dave?

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-06-2008, 07:57 PM
Neat car...but why is one gray and the other brown?

The visor works well on it :)

Need to ditch those late model wheel covers.

Is this one the next one for you, Dave?

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Gary1953
03-06-2008, 08:14 PM
The '48 Commanders had a crome bar across the bottom of the hood and above the grille. The '47's do not. The '49's had the chrome bar at the bottom of the hood plus the center piece over lay in the middle of the grill.

The '47 Champion grille has no horizonal divider bar in the grill. The '48's had one. The '49's had two. That is how
I have always been able to tell 47, 48 and 49 Champions and Commanders apart.

I imagine there are differences in the trunk handles, tail lights or bumpers but I have never studied the differences if there are any.

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Gary1953
03-06-2008, 08:14 PM
The '48 Commanders had a crome bar across the bottom of the hood and above the grille. The '47's do not. The '49's had the chrome bar at the bottom of the hood plus the center piece over lay in the middle of the grill.

The '47 Champion grille has no horizonal divider bar in the grill. The '48's had one. The '49's had two. That is how
I have always been able to tell 47, 48 and 49 Champions and Commanders apart.

I imagine there are differences in the trunk handles, tail lights or bumpers but I have never studied the differences if there are any.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/100_2151.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-06-2008, 10:15 PM
Hub caps are not '48s

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-06-2008, 10:15 PM
Hub caps are not '48s

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/100_2151.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.