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studebakerjeff
04-09-2007, 01:48 PM
I remember in the fifty's that alot of cars had aftermarket parts on them. That what made the fifty's. I had a 1951 Pontiac with a aftermarket sunvisor. I also own a 1954 Olds with turnpike cruser skirts. What about cat eyes and white walls that were fake? That is what I remember about the fifty's. We did what we wanted to make it our car. To be correct is important,but not that important, I'm just glad to own a Studebaker....

Jeff

Roscomacaw
04-09-2007, 02:15 PM
Jeff,

Original - custom - modified - they ALL have their "devotees". Thing is, it's YOUR Stude and you can do whatever you want to it!;) That's not to say it won't garner critques or praise, but that's just the way of this world. Heh - if I took every critque I've been on the recieving end of to heart, I'd be a sniffling ball of misery.

Your memories are correct! There was a vast array of aftermarket stuff to doll up your ride back then. Much more so than there is today.
I would never put one of those aftermarket chrome, spinning propellors on the front of my bulletnose Stude but LOTS of people did! Simply a matter of personal tastes!:D

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

studebakerjeff
04-09-2007, 04:27 PM
Yea, your right, I would never put a prop on my Studebaker.

oltrknut
04-09-2007, 07:25 PM
I just found a prop for my Stude, you know it increases your gas mileage, read the instructions

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