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mnmfive
09-15-2012, 08:50 AM
This is a pic of one of the caps that I just ordered. I thought some of you would like to see this. I can't believe how nice they come out.




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FlatheadGeo
09-15-2012, 09:03 AM
Really first class! Sure beats the originals that I have on my car.

53commander
09-15-2012, 12:20 PM
That is impressive for sure.

kurtruk
09-15-2012, 01:17 PM
VERY nice. Are the "painted" areas paint or decal/stickers?

Roscomacaw
09-15-2012, 02:46 PM
So you're running 15" wheels on your '58?

JRoberts
09-15-2012, 03:04 PM
Gee, be careful. You mignt put a thumb print on that beautiful thing. That really is a nice piece.

StudeRich
09-15-2012, 03:17 PM
So you're running 15" wheels on your '58?

Yeah Bob, I am thinking that the only way you could not get originality deductions, would be if you had a Production Order that specified "15 inch Wheels". There were a very few of them, mostly on long wheelbase "Y" bodies where they practically drag on the ground with 14 inch wheels! :(

mbstude
09-15-2012, 04:55 PM
The production order isn't required for most any other option. Why would it be needed if 15" wheels were optional?

I ran 15's on my '58 Commander when I owned it, only because I hated the looks of the 14" wheelcovers. Who cares about points deductions. :rolleyes:

While we're on the topic of shiny, this gas door guard will soon be adorning Jim's hardtop. He'll need sunglasses just to look at his car if he keeps going at this rate.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2012-09-14_13-00-13_549-1.jpg

StudeRich
09-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Very nice gas Door Guard Matt!

Yes all QUESTIONABLE very rare, uncommon items on vehicles have to be verified by the Production Order or the Dealer Sales Invoice, otherwise there is no way to tell if the vehicle came from the Dealer or Factory as it now is.

Cars special ordered with leather interiors, 289 Engines in '60 Larks, Station Wagon Roof Racks on Sedans, wrong color paint for MOST cars that year etc.

mnmfive
09-15-2012, 07:42 PM
VERY nice. Are the "painted" areas paint or decal/stickers?
Its all paint!

mnmfive
09-15-2012, 07:43 PM
I have my production order and it does include the 15" wheels.


Yeah Bob, I am thinking that the only way you could not get originality deductions, would be if you had a Production Order that specified "15 inch Wheels". There were a very few of them, mostly on long wheelbase "Y" bodies where they practically drag on the ground with 14 inch wheels! :(

mnmfive
09-15-2012, 07:57 PM
When I was at the National show in York Pa a few years ago they questioned the 15" hubcaps stating that they were not correct for the year. I convinced they that they were and they did not deduct for them. Now I carry an accessory book with me. But... why would an accessory have to be from the year of the car? For instance I just purchased off Ebay a Studebaker flash light that attaches to the steering column. As a removable accessory I think it wouldn't matter what year it's from???
Very nice gas Door Guard Matt!

Yes all QUESTIONABLE very rare, uncommon items on vehicles have to be verified by the Production Order or the Dealer Sales Invoice, otherwise there is no way to tell if the vehicle came from the Dealer or Factory as it now is.

Cars special ordered with leather interiors, 289 Engines in '60 Larks, Station Wagon Roof Racks on Sedans, wrong color paint for MOST cars that year etc.

mnmfive
09-15-2012, 08:04 PM
Here's a few pics, 1757217573

Roscomacaw
09-15-2012, 09:09 PM
If YOU like it, that's all that matters. As I've said many times here - owning a "museum piece" with recurrent verifications of it's authenticity is NOT what I'd call "fun". The fact that I don't have any big trophies to dust is another plus. The fact that I don't live in mortal fear of a stone chip is another.

mnmfive
09-15-2012, 09:53 PM
To each their own Rosco. I drive my car and I love making it into what it is. I don't worry about chips but I improve on it all I can. I don't care about trophies, sorry I just like the car and all Studebakers.



If YOU like it, that's all that matters. As I've said many times here - owning a "museum piece" with recurrent verifications of it's authenticity is NOT what I'd call "fun". The fact that I don't have any big trophies to dust is another plus. The fact that I don't live in mortal fear of a stone chip is another.

Roscomacaw
09-15-2012, 10:04 PM
We think alike then.;)

K-Hawk
09-16-2012, 02:46 AM
where did you order them from.

studegary
09-16-2012, 01:05 PM
When I was at the National show in York Pa a few years ago they questioned the 15" hubcaps stating that they were not correct for the year. I convinced they that they were and they did not deduct for them. Now I carry an accessory book with me. But... why would an accessory have to be from the year of the car? For instance I just purchased off Ebay a Studebaker flash light that attaches to the steering column. As a removable accessory I think it wouldn't matter what year it's from???

For an authentic vehicle, only factory authorized accessories for your year/model would be correct.

1952stude
09-16-2012, 02:29 PM
When i worked at studebakers on the avanti line we all would eat are lunch in the back seat.We always made sure we cleaned up but someone sure didn't at end of shift.

mnmfive
09-16-2012, 05:46 PM
They came from hubcaps.com
where did you order them from.