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02-02-2010, 02:29 PM
Hello :)

I just purchased a 1940 Studebaker Cammander, which I plan to restore. I've restored my
1966 Mustang, which I am the orginal owner and that was relatively easy. I don't know
where to purchase any needed parts, so any insight will be appreciated. Thank you, Miichael

02-02-2010, 02:39 PM
Welcome to the Studebaker family, you came to the right place. The fellas here know everything you need to know and have always answer all my questions/issues I have experience with my Studebaker. You should post some pictures of your car as it helps everybody see what we are working with. Good luck and you will enjoy it.

02-02-2010, 02:57 PM
Welcome to the land of Studebaker. You got yourself a nice car.
I would recommend that you look into joining the Antique Studebaker Club. Those folks specialize in pre-war Studes. Also, you can get a lot of help from people on this forum.
Best of luck.

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Long Island Studebaker Club

02-02-2010, 03:10 PM
Welcome to one of the best forums on the web.

As for needed parts, there are a fair number of vendors listed on the link on the HOME page of the SDC.

You might check out


they probably have the largest selection of parts for restoring Studes.

You might find, too, that others might have parts that SI does not have..

Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
....On the road, again....
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

02-02-2010, 04:18 PM
Join the club.:D The newsletter is a glossy magazine of very high quality that has numerous resources for just what you are looking for.[^] It's also really good reading.;) Turning Wheels (the monthly newsletter) is well worth the cost of the membership alone. Honestly, I can't figure out how they can produce such a high quality magazine for the very low cost of the membership and yet also produce the variety of other benefits of said membership.

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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

02-02-2010, 05:19 PM
Welcome to the world of Studebaker's...:);) As others have said there are many useful links to resources/vendors on this website. I will second Studeclunkers assertion that SDC membership will greatly assist you with your restoration and connect you with many additional resources not necessarily online. [^]

PS: Feel free to ask questions as your restoration progresses and keep us posted.

'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
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02-02-2010, 05:52 PM
I agree, Please join the Studebaker Drivers Club get a roster and reach out to other members in your area.

02-02-2010, 07:59 PM
Since it's a '40, I would recommend both SDC and ASC membership. SDC is all Studebaker and ASC caters to pre-war. Both clubs produce magazines with more contact information, vendors, technical and historic information than you will ever need.

In addition, you should look for a local SDC Chapter in your area

Here's a quick link to many of our great vendors

I would also encourage you to check out the SDC "Home" page.
The links on the left side of the page can provide you with more information than you can imagine. SDC has been around since the early sixties and much of what you're looking for has been accumulated here through the contributions of members over four decades.

Oh, YEAH! Did I mention, We would love to see PICTURES!.

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 "Désirée"