View Full Version : 51 taillight interchange

02-07-2006, 08:30 PM
I was wondering what other models taillights would interchange with a 51 champion. Thanks

02-07-2006, 08:32 PM
Well you could put a 52 tailite on there , using the hooded body but of coarse they are not correct for the year

02-07-2006, 08:52 PM
I just bought a 51 champion and the taillights are missing. I guess my question is whether the 51 had a year specific lens or if the 50 will fit. Thanks

02-07-2006, 09:46 PM
I'm pretty sure the 51 glass is only for 51. They shouldn't be hard to find.

02-07-2006, 10:09 PM
Yes, the glass is 51 specific but, if you're replacing the bezel as well, you can use 50, 51 or 52.

02-07-2006, 10:30 PM
I thought that the 1950 and 1951 tail light bezels differed in the number of screws that hold them on - 3 vs. 4 or something like that?

Here is a page at studebakerparts.com with the 1950 tail light trim:
https://www.studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/parts/agora.cgi?product=misc57&cart_id=ho5sbY.a7119. I'm pretty sure the 1951 has four screws, rather than the three you'll see on that page.

By the way, the lenses they carry are not cheap, and you'll have to ask them whether they are NOS glass or plastic reproductions. But this vendor has the lenses, and Chuck Collins is a good person to buy from:

If those long and cryptic links don't work, try this one, which is a product subcategory page:https://www.studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/parts/agora.cgi?page=Lamps-Lens.html

02-07-2006, 11:03 PM
The glasses for 50 and 51 are different in width. Glass and bezels won't interchange between the years.
As has been said - you CAN swap whole units across the 3 years fenders (50-51-52) tho.:D Whole units to mean - lens, bezel and light body.

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