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Flashback
12-19-2012, 10:32 PM
Anyone have a gas door guard for a 53 coupe, with the tri star, for sale ? If not, does anyone have one they would post a picture of ? PM if you like. Thanks

SN-60
12-19-2012, 10:35 PM
TO: Flashback,----That's interesting!......Never knew Stude made one with a tri-star emblem. Like to see a picture of one Myself.

paintim613
12-20-2012, 07:52 AM
Bought one from SI but it didn't have the tristar.

wolfie
12-20-2012, 09:06 AM
Good Luck. I saw one come up on E-bay about 3 or 4 years ago and like a fool I let it get away. Havent seen one, even looking at show cars, since. Steve

stude dude
12-20-2012, 09:08 PM
I have never seen one with the tri-star emblem, but I do have some of the 'L' shaped ones for the early coupes.

Chris.

studegary
12-20-2012, 09:42 PM
The 1953 version had the tri-star on the upright portion of the guard. The 1954, and up, versions were just plain.
I believe that they were both AC-2409, with a running change.

53commander
12-21-2012, 08:58 AM
I have one from the dealer on my 53 but those parts are being stored during the resto. If I can get there and dig it out I'll snap a pic.

Rooneytoons
12-21-2012, 02:04 PM
I don't suppose anyone has a gas door guard for a bullet nose studie ???

Flashback
12-21-2012, 06:24 PM
Thanks for the replies. Thanks for the "photo to come" 53commander. Yours for sale? anyone have a used one of the style on 53commander's shown above, with tri-star or without? Stude dude is yours for sale? Thanks

SN-60
12-21-2012, 08:44 PM
The coupe gas door guards WITHOUT the dorsal fin (as in the repos) look a bit 'cleaner'. (In My Opinion)

Flashback
12-21-2012, 09:10 PM
The coupe gas door guards WITHOUT the dorsal fin (as in the repos) look a bit 'cleaner'. (In My Opinion)

I do tend to agree, but I want one with the "dorsal fin",

stude dude
12-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Yes, I have a couple. Message sent.

Chris.

Rooneytoons
12-22-2012, 09:43 AM
Yes, I have a couple. Message sent.

Chris.

Did you get my email chris ???

53commander
12-29-2012, 12:09 AM
OK so I dug mine out of storage and it does not have the tri star on it. I know the history of this car from the time it was delivered to the dealer and all the accessory chrome trim was put on then, they wanted to use it for a demo with all the bells and whistles on it. I guess all they had at the time was the plain ones.

avantilover
12-29-2012, 12:29 AM
Chuck Collins has one on his website :

https://www.studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/store/s/agora.cgi?product=acc1&next=12&cart_id=6941.15444

rockne10
12-29-2012, 12:52 AM
Chuck Collins has one on his website No tri-star there. If there was such an animal, does anyone have a picture to show?

Flashback
12-29-2012, 10:01 AM
I have one from the dealer on my 53 but those parts are being stored during the resto. If I can get there and dig it out I'll snap a pic.

Do you remember if yours had a tri star on it ?

studegary
12-29-2012, 12:21 PM
No tri-star there. If there was such an animal, does anyone have a picture to show?

Look on page 175 of "Studebaker's Finest". It is pictured there.
That is a Copyrighted book so it shouldn't be copied here. If you have a 1953 C/K, you should have the book.

Flashback
12-29-2012, 05:20 PM
Look on page 175 of "Studebaker's Finest". It is pictured there.
That is a Copyrighted book so it shouldn't be copied here. If you have a 1953 C/K, you should have the book.

I have seen this one, and one used one that was damaged. I am almost certain the 53 I had in 1959-62 had one on it with the tri-star. I want buy one with the tri-star.

mbstude
12-29-2012, 05:29 PM
I have seen this one, and one used one that was damaged.

Do you own the damaged one? Is it stainless steel?

Flashback
12-29-2012, 06:08 PM
No Matthew, I didn't buy it at the time. I should have. It's been about four years ago. If I had it, you would have it soon for repair. LOl

stude dude
12-29-2012, 10:16 PM
I suspect that the tri-star type never reached production. Apart from the photo in the accessory brochure and John Bridges book (which looks very airbrushed) I have never seen.

Chris.

53commander
12-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Do you remember if yours had a tri star on it ?

see post #14

Flashback
12-30-2012, 05:32 PM
see post #14

I am sorry I wasn't paying attention, and missed this. Is yours for sale ?

wolfie
12-30-2012, 07:29 PM
SI has them without the star. Steve

Rooneytoons
01-09-2013, 12:58 PM
Yes, I have a couple. Message sent.

Chris.

Big big thanks to chris as the gas door guard turned up yesterday :!: