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Champion51
06-14-2007, 03:05 PM
Goodafternoon - I am planning to go to a large show n' shine tomorrow in Prince George. Just finished my car today (after 5 years), and I am baffled as to how the rear licence plate attaches to the car ('51 Champion). Is there a bracket that mounts below the trunk handle? I sure don't want to start screwing holes in the trunk deck, cause I know that's not the way they were originally mounted.
Also, could someone give me the exact location of where the side rear view mirrors are mounted on the doors.
A picture of where these are mounted would be very much appreciated. Thanks for your help.

Dave D.
'51 4-dr Champion
Smithers, B.C.
Canada

studegary
06-14-2007, 03:20 PM
Templates for the mirror locations are available from the SDC keeper of templates, Dave Mottle. Just send him a couple of dollars with your request to cover copying and mailing. With that said, put the mirrors in some reasonable location where your wing window still opens and you can see back past your car with at least the left mirror. The right mirror goes on as a mirror image of the left mirror and is usually not very useful except for looks.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Swifster
06-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Sorry Dave, the bracket mounts below the handle...

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/51BusCpe.jpg

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

vegas paul
06-14-2007, 04:00 PM
The bracket actually is mounted on the same fasteners that hold in the trunk handle/license plate light assembly. No additional holes in the trunk lid are necessary. That means, to mount the bracket, you remove the trunk handle, position the bracket, and re mount the handle.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

Mark57
06-14-2007, 07:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Champion51

Goodafternoon - I am planning to go to a large show n' shine tomorrow in Prince George.
Dave D.
'51 4-dr Champion
Smithers, B.C.
Canada

Hope the water stays below your hubcaps on the way over!![:p]:D
Mark

lstude
06-14-2007, 09:34 PM
Here is what the bracket looks like.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Bulletnose3.jpg

This is the car that Pitbulllady has posted on the general forum

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

Champion51
06-19-2007, 11:37 PM
Well, we're back from Prince George successfully. The first run for the old '51. Aside from an overdrive problem (that was easily resolved) it was a great trip and the old girl would hum right along at 70mph. Put on almost 600 miles.
The car was complete except for that darned licence plate bracket. Thanks to all the replies and I now know what I'm looking for. Had to prop up the plate in the rear window and it looked liked hell!
Now, is there anyone out there that could help me locate that bracket either through a vendor or an old parts car? Need one in fairly decent shape.
Again your assistance is appreciated. Thanks again.

Dave D.
'51 4-dr Champion
Smithers, B.C.
Canada

glen
06-20-2007, 12:22 AM
Dave,

Checking several of the vendors, it looks like Studebaker Intl, carries
the 1951 - 1952 rear bracket, for sedans, in their 2007 catelog for
$35(US)

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Daytonalurkinintheshortgrass.jpg
1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

Mark57
06-20-2007, 12:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by Champion51

Well, we're back from Prince George successfully. The first run for the old '51. Aside from an overdrive problem (that was easily resolved) it was a great trip and the old girl would hum right along at 70mph. Put on almost 600 miles.
The car was complete except for that darned licence plate bracket. Thanks to all the replies and I now know what I'm looking for. Had to prop up the plate in the rear window and it looked liked hell!
Now, is there anyone out there that could help me locate that bracket either through a vendor or an old parts car? Need one in fairly decent shape.
Again your assistance is appreciated. Thanks again.

Dave D.
'51 4-dr Champion
Smithers, B.C.
Canada


Dave - Post some pics of your car when you get a chance.:) Will you be coming to the Zone meet in Penticton this September?[?]

Mark