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65cruiser
04-04-2007, 09:11 AM
What model Studebaker did these come from?

http://i15.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/96/39/4638_1.JPG

They look like Speedster wheelcovers with different center caps. Already bid to $500.

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Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

Scott
04-04-2007, 10:02 AM
According to an article by Feature Editor Fred K. Fox in the April, 1985 issue of Turning Wheels, AC-2780 was a prototype only, and never made it into production. The prototype was most likely being considered as a replacement for the wire wheel, AC-2425 which ceased to be available.

This is from the 1956 J site. I think this is the same wheelcover, or very, very similar.

Scott
04-04-2007, 10:02 AM
According to an article by Feature Editor Fred K. Fox in the April, 1985 issue of Turning Wheels, AC-2780 was a prototype only, and never made it into production. The prototype was most likely being considered as a replacement for the wire wheel, AC-2425 which ceased to be available.

This is from the 1956 J site. I think this is the same wheelcover, or very, very similar.

65cruiser
04-04-2007, 10:30 AM
They're not 56J prototypes. Those look like this:

http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/pictures/ac2780.jpg

They were overlays and not actual wheel covers. I went back and reread the ad and see where he "sacrificed" another set of Stude hubcaps to make this set.

So, they are one-offs and not original to anything. Surprises me they are bid to $500. These would cost you points in a judged meet[}:)]

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

65cruiser
04-04-2007, 10:30 AM
They're not 56J prototypes. Those look like this:

http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/pictures/ac2780.jpg

They were overlays and not actual wheel covers. I went back and reread the ad and see where he "sacrificed" another set of Stude hubcaps to make this set.

So, they are one-offs and not original to anything. Surprises me they are bid to $500. These would cost you points in a judged meet[}:)]

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

StudeRich
04-04-2007, 01:56 PM
Man, these would sure look NICE on any 1956 or 1957 Stude. because they would look "correct" with the correct crest emblem on them! Judges, smudges!![^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
04-04-2007, 01:56 PM
Man, these would sure look NICE on any 1956 or 1957 Stude. because they would look "correct" with the correct crest emblem on them! Judges, smudges!![^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
04-04-2007, 02:06 PM
You think that's strange, check this out!
http://tinyurl.com/2hj842

These appear to be 1960 small hubcaps, but the centers have either been modified...OR we have found still another hubcap that some other manufacturer like Checker or International bought the molds of and copied the Stude. ones!

Or more correctly; they had the same vendor modify the Stude molds and make some cheaply for them!



StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
04-04-2007, 02:06 PM
You think that's strange, check this out!
http://tinyurl.com/2hj842

These appear to be 1960 small hubcaps, but the centers have either been modified...OR we have found still another hubcap that some other manufacturer like Checker or International bought the molds of and copied the Stude. ones!

Or more correctly; they had the same vendor modify the Stude molds and make some cheaply for them!



StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

65cruiser
04-04-2007, 03:05 PM
I'm completely weirded out at this point.;)

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

65cruiser
04-04-2007, 03:05 PM
I'm completely weirded out at this point.;)

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

Roscomacaw
04-04-2007, 03:28 PM
There were a number of the bottlecap wheel covers used by Mopar products after Stude went out of biz.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
04-04-2007, 03:28 PM
There were a number of the bottlecap wheel covers used by Mopar products after Stude went out of biz.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

StudeRich
04-04-2007, 05:43 PM
Hey Mark, where did you find these ('56-'57 style) wire wheel covers?
I don't see them on ebay Studebaker parts under hubcaps or wheelcovers!

Got it, thanks, Glen! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
04-04-2007, 05:43 PM
Hey Mark, where did you find these ('56-'57 style) wire wheel covers?
I don't see them on ebay Studebaker parts under hubcaps or wheelcovers!

Got it, thanks, Glen! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

glen
04-04-2007, 05:51 PM
StudeRich,
They are hidden under Studebaker wire wheel covers at the following link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/STUDEBAKER-WIRE-WHEEL-COVERS-55-56-57-53-54-STUNNING_W0QQitemZ160102249076QQihZ006QQcategoryZ33744QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem


glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ

glen
04-04-2007, 05:51 PM
StudeRich,
They are hidden under Studebaker wire wheel covers at the following link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/STUDEBAKER-WIRE-WHEEL-COVERS-55-56-57-53-54-STUNNING_W0QQitemZ160102249076QQihZ006QQcategoryZ33744QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem


glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ

arkiejazz
04-04-2007, 07:18 PM
[:o)]Hudson and some GM products used wire wheel covers just like that in 1954. The centers snapped out and the covers actually bolted on with the lug nuts. Center caps just carried the crest of whatever make was involved. I don't know how Stude guys value these covers, but they are highly sought after in the Hudson and GM worlds. Personally, I don't care for them. Give me a Champ dog-dish!![:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
04-04-2007, 07:18 PM
[:o)]Hudson and some GM products used wire wheel covers just like that in 1954. The centers snapped out and the covers actually bolted on with the lug nuts. Center caps just carried the crest of whatever make was involved. I don't know how Stude guys value these covers, but they are highly sought after in the Hudson and GM worlds. Personally, I don't care for them. Give me a Champ dog-dish!![:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

jbwhttail
04-04-2007, 08:27 PM
Now if a fella bought those caps and wirewheels then had the correct center caps, he could just interchange the center caps for Studebaker concourse judging and have awesome looking and truely unique center for cruising.

I knew there was a reason I bid on them..........lol.

Last time I do this,I promise

jbwhttail
04-04-2007, 08:27 PM
Now if a fella bought those caps and wirewheels then had the correct center caps, he could just interchange the center caps for Studebaker concourse judging and have awesome looking and truely unique center for cruising.

I knew there was a reason I bid on them..........lol.

Last time I do this,I promise

bondobilly
04-05-2007, 08:11 PM
I just wrote him and asked if we sent in the art could he make the real prototypes? Would be nice to have on the HFH, but not that way.

bondobilly
04-05-2007, 08:11 PM
I just wrote him and asked if we sent in the art could he make the real prototypes? Would be nice to have on the HFH, but not that way.

lstude
04-05-2007, 09:00 PM
I made my own prototype hubcap when I was in high school on the 58 Silver Hawk we had.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/58Hawkwheelcoverflipper-1.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
04-05-2007, 09:00 PM
I made my own prototype hubcap when I was in high school on the 58 Silver Hawk we had.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/58Hawkwheelcoverflipper-1.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg