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bubbastude
10-29-2008, 05:38 PM
I am looking for a part i guess you would call the tailight housing for my 58 president.. it is the extension of the back fender that the tailight is in. Any ideas on where i can get one?????? thanks in advance, chris
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1956 Commander parts car
1958 President
1960 Champ truck
1964 Daytona HT

ST2DE5
10-29-2008, 06:28 PM
I'll bet SASCO has them.

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StudeRich
10-31-2008, 01:39 AM
There is a fender extension, but not to be confused with the Tail Light Housing, that has the bulb socket in the center.

The damage does not show in the pic, so it is probably fixable.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

65cruiser
10-31-2008, 05:18 AM
Dang, I want a 58[:p]

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Roscomacaw
10-31-2008, 12:23 PM
You want 1327374P for the right side or 1327375P for the left side. Called an "Extension, rear quarter panel"

SASCO has them for $63.30 each.

This is the piece that carries the taillight as well as that chromed "cuff" below it that the bumper snuggles up close to.

The parts book also calls out an upper and lower tail light mounting plate, but I'll be danged if I can figure out what those might look like! I've got a 58 and I've got extensions from a 58 and there's NO plates that the taillights mount to!
I don't know what they were thinking in '58, but the taillight mounting arrangement (sedans/wagons) is dumb at best.

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

JimmieD
10-31-2008, 12:43 PM
Just off the top of my head, not based on fact: but in those days more sub-assemblies might be available rather than buying a complete unit for whatever. Possibly this 'mounting plate' could be the metal inner shell of tail light assembly, minus the light sockets, wiring, lens, trim and screws?

Roscomacaw
10-31-2008, 01:26 PM
No, those pieces are to be found in the electrical section of the chassis parts book. I looked up these parts in the body parts book. Since I happen to have both a 57 and a 58 here, I looked at the 57 too. On IT, I can SEE the light mount plate - on the 58, no. I almost wonder if it isn't for the 58 Scotsmans and they just didn't note that. The Scotsmans DO have a different arrangement back there. There ARE mistakes in these books.[}:)]

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

mnmfive
11-07-2008, 06:42 PM
Hey BABBA, I just found a NOS speaker grill for my 58 President at Stude West. I also purchased a instrument grill from SASCO. If you want to make your dash look really good buy them, the're cheap! Are you currenty restoring her? Jim R

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bubbastude
11-14-2008, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the help guys i will try sasco again i asked at the swap in may they said they didn't have them i will try again. yes I am currently restoring the car, i have the front clip off that is as fas as i got it just got to cold up here. I will continue in spring, i am not sure to what stature i am going to restore it, but I am making it for me and me to drive. thanks guys

1956 Commander parts car
1958 President
1960 Champ truck
1964 Daytona HT