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PekkaP
05-28-2007, 03:04 PM
A fellow here in Finland imported a 1941 Commander from Wisconsin few years ago. It is a 2 door coupe with a pretty solid body. for many years it had been serving in - at least to me - in an utmost odd " Studebaker service": It had a sort of industrial sawing blade system fitted in its rear part. When fitting that someone cut off the rear body ![V] Someone used it to saw timber ? The car arrived to Finland with that "system" in its rear part -- with no rear deck lid and missing fenders etc.

The owner would be extremely happy to find a decent rear deck lid and rear fenders to put the car back on the road.In all honesty - it may end up as a rod but getting restored is not excluded as an option. Any leads are appreciated -- even a reasonably priced parts car -- ideally not too far from a shipping port.

some pics of what it needs here:

http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2651073290064371389VmeqCT


Pekka

http://hotrods.pp.fi/Stude%201955%20at%20UKI%20%202006%20%20small%20pic.jpg President State Coupe 1955 and Golden Hawk 1958

Dwain G.
05-28-2007, 03:51 PM
Yes, you can still occasionally find an old car or truck chassis here in the woods in the northwest US. It was a very simple way to supply power for a small mill. Drive it to the location, strip the body away to expose the drive wheels, replace a rear wheel with a belt drum, and start sawing.
Another old practice, usually seen more often in rural areas where trucks were more useful than cars, was to cut off the back half of a car body, fill that open area with a plywood sheet and make a truck bed with another sheet of plywood.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

Dwain G.
05-28-2007, 03:51 PM
Yes, you can still occasionally find an old car or truck chassis here in the woods in the northwest US. It was a very simple way to supply power for a small mill. Drive it to the location, strip the body away to expose the drive wheels, replace a rear wheel with a belt drum, and start sawing.
Another old practice, usually seen more often in rural areas where trucks were more useful than cars, was to cut off the back half of a car body, fill that open area with a plywood sheet and make a truck bed with another sheet of plywood.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

klifton1
05-31-2007, 10:54 PM
Did you recieve my E-Mail, about the fenders ?
Klif

55 Speedster

klifton1
05-31-2007, 10:54 PM
Did you recieve my E-Mail, about the fenders ?
Klif

55 Speedster

PekkaP
06-01-2007, 01:10 AM
Klif,

No I never received that e-mail about the fenders -- maybe my firewall classified it as a spam or something else did happen.

Please do resend it. If it does not come through this time I will contact you.

Pekka

http://hotrods.pp.fi/Stude%201955%20at%20UKI%20%202006%20%20small%20pic.jpg President State Coupe 1955 and Golden Hawk 1958

PekkaP
06-01-2007, 01:10 AM
Klif,

No I never received that e-mail about the fenders -- maybe my firewall classified it as a spam or something else did happen.

Please do resend it. If it does not come through this time I will contact you.

Pekka

http://hotrods.pp.fi/Stude%201955%20at%20UKI%20%202006%20%20small%20pic.jpg President State Coupe 1955 and Golden Hawk 1958

Guido
06-01-2007, 08:32 PM
Pekka,

There is a left rear fender on e-bay now, use the link below to see the item.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/41-studebaker-LR-Fender_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ140703QQihZ013QQitemZ230137751020QQrdZ1

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
06-01-2007, 08:32 PM
Pekka,

There is a left rear fender on e-bay now, use the link below to see the item.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/41-studebaker-LR-Fender_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ140703QQihZ013QQitemZ230137751020QQrdZ1

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

klifton1
06-01-2007, 09:59 PM
French Lake Auto Parts. Annandale, Mn. USA. 320-274-8497 They have a 1941 Commander sedan for parts. The rear fenders will work, but not the deck lid.
Klif

55 Speedster

klifton1
06-01-2007, 09:59 PM
French Lake Auto Parts. Annandale, Mn. USA. 320-274-8497 They have a 1941 Commander sedan for parts. The rear fenders will work, but not the deck lid.
Klif

55 Speedster

PekkaP
06-02-2007, 08:13 AM
Thanks for the leads. I will forward them to the owner of the car. Maybe these bring at least a partial solution to his needs. :)

Pekka

http://hotrods.pp.fi/Stude%201955%20at%20UKI%20%202006%20%20small%20pic.jpg President State Coupe 1955 and Golden Hawk 1958

PekkaP
06-02-2007, 08:13 AM
Thanks for the leads. I will forward them to the owner of the car. Maybe these bring at least a partial solution to his needs. :)

Pekka

http://hotrods.pp.fi/Stude%201955%20at%20UKI%20%202006%20%20small%20pic.jpg President State Coupe 1955 and Golden Hawk 1958