View Full Version : Sheet Metal wanted for '51

11-25-2011, 07:01 PM
As a possible 51st birthday present to myself, can anybody shoot me a good price for the rear fenders or the sheet metal that the grills and the bullet bolt to that would fit a '51 Commander coupe? Thanks!

11-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Your profile doesn't tell us where you're at. That's a shame.
The rear fenders showed up at the Reedsville swap meet last weekend (not the '47-'49 in the front-'51-'52 in rear of photo), new old stock; offered by Dennis DuPont. I think he wanted $600 for the set.
That's a most reasonable price for NOS.
Didn't see any grill panels there but know they are floating around.


If you are a member of SDC, networking within the club will find you what you need

TX Rebel
11-25-2011, 10:38 PM
If I had been there I would have bought those. R fenders for 50-52 2-drs are as hard to find as fr sheet metal for 53-54. Really tough.
I wish Classic would stamp some patch panels for the fr of those 50-2 rears!

11-26-2011, 10:26 AM
Stude' Internatonal lists the "Front Nose Panel-1951 cars" part #293230 $250.00 I think that is the part you need.

11-26-2011, 11:43 AM
Where are you located?

41 Frank
11-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Doug is close to the Omaha,Nebraska area.

Where are you located?

11-27-2011, 02:39 PM
I've got a pair that are bent a bit, but are fairly solid. They'd go for less than the pair in the foto. In fact, they'd go for a hundred bucks if someone came here and picked them up. One parts guy told me they were worth next to nothing - until they were his.

11-27-2011, 05:38 PM
Round trip Omaha to Visalia, Ca. would make the savings worthwhile.

11-29-2011, 02:28 PM
I'm in Omaha, but I would drive as far as Sioux City, Lincoln, Des Moines, or even Kansas City to pick up this stuff. I'd drive even farther if it's at a regional or national meet. Does anybody ship this stuff? Thanks!

11-29-2011, 08:28 PM
Sounds like you could benefit by joining the Studebaker Drivers Club. The monthly magazine lets you know what's happening in the Studebaker world day-by-day.

Sheet metal is usually sent best (that's spelled C-H-E-A-P) by bus. You just need to pick it up at the nearest terminal.

11-30-2011, 12:10 AM
I have the nose piece, but shipping by bus is iffy at best, been there done that.