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Be Hipp
05-06-2008, 03:46 PM
If someone has a cardboard headliner for a 1949 Studebaker truck that they could make a paper copy of and send to me. And give me some idea of how it is put together or is it just separate pieces. I'd be willing to make up a "nonstock" pattern of a door panel for the same truck. I'd send the pattern and instructions on how the panel would be held on with hidden ford offset clips. In other words if your're a do it yourselfer, you'd have all the information you needed to make, drill the holes where they are supposed to be, so that after the panel is upholstered, you could just pop the door panel into place. I might even throw in the pattern for the kick panels.

I'm also looking for a vender who has new door handles and cranks and a handle and catch for the glove box.
Be
Be Moyer Upholstery

BobGlasscock
05-06-2008, 05:45 PM
I got new (can't remember if NOS or repro) handle parts for my '50 Champion from SI, they probably have what you need.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

Roscomacaw
05-06-2008, 09:15 PM
Be,

You're gonna save yourself A LOT of frustration by just buying a headliner set from Loga Enterprizes. And even at that, the piece that fits to the ends of the rear window (and has compound curves [V]) will GIVE you fits. But the overhead piece and it's integral metal bracing - by the time you duplicate that, you'd have been hours ahead to just buy the kit.[^]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

55 prez
05-09-2008, 12:23 PM
I understand that Chuck and Chris Collins in Phoenix, AZ have the die cut interior headliner and firewall pads that fit better. Also have been told that these must be moistened on the back to avoid breaking when installing.

tyaughton
05-10-2008, 02:18 PM
hidden ford offset clips?? can you send a pic so I can see what they look like? I have some 49 door panels we were planning on installing with hidden clips and the few I had left of what I thought would work don't seem to be available any more.

Be Hipp
05-11-2008, 03:33 AM
Sorry, my camera is needing new batteries and I haven't been to town to get some. The only name I have is ford offset clips made by Auveco. I'll bet any auto trim shop in your area would have them available. There are several different types of them, but I like the long shanked ones as they seem to hold the panels on better. If you can give me to the end of the month, my wholesaler is coming by the shop and I have to order more, so I can get the number for you. You have to punch a hole in your door panels. After you cover the panels, then you slide in the offset clips on the back side of the panel and it goes into a hole that you've drilled into the door.
Be

Jerry Forrester
05-12-2008, 01:15 PM
Here's a couple pix of the clips I am using on Leo's door panels.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/doorpanelfastener.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/doorpanelfastenerinstalled.jpg


quote:Originally posted by tyaughton

hidden ford offset clips?? can you send a pic so I can see what they look like? I have some 49 door panels we were planning on installing with hidden clips and the few I had left of what I thought would work don't seem to be available any more.


Jerry Forrester
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_ and my EZ33 store http://tinyurl.com/2g2j88
for your shiny Stude stuff

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/11Sept2007e.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

Be Hipp
05-15-2008, 04:37 PM
There is another Ford clip that has a longer shank that I like better than that clip shown. It allows a litte more space between the cardboard and the door panel. Which if you're wraping foam and material to the back side of the door panel you need a little bit more space and these clips don't allow you any space. If your just doing very plain door panels then those pictured would work ok. But maybe just a matter of person taste, I've used the longer shanked ones for 20 years and not have any problem.
Be