View Full Version : 52 commander hard top chrome pcs.

dean pearson
06-03-2013, 08:35 PM
I've been looking through some of my Stude photos and noticed a set of what looks like small chrome shade type pcs for the top of the side glass on a 52 hard top.

Question is are they hard to find and if you have a pair to offer up how much???



Lou Van Anne
06-03-2013, 10:01 PM
That's a new one on me...never seen 'em before.

06-04-2013, 07:34 AM
I've saved quite a few 52 hardtop pictures over the years, and I think this is the only other time I've seen them.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/windowshade.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/loraxdan66/media/windowshade.jpg.html)

I would have to guess that these are aftermarket items, and not an official "strat-o-styled" ornament.

06-04-2013, 09:57 AM
Aftermarket for sure. One brand was called Vent Shade. I've got a couple sets for different model Studes that I've picked up thru the years - no '52 hardtop units tho!

06-04-2013, 01:25 PM
Unusual for sure. I also have saved lots of pictures of 52s and had not noticed that accessory. It would be nice in a light rain, but I wonder about wind noise at speed.

06-04-2013, 05:59 PM
Both examples also have the rear fender ornaments. Nice.

dean pearson
06-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Nice photo Dan, interesting that they both have the rear fender ornaments too.
I have the fender ornaments but not the s.s. trim pieces they are interesting.

Thanks for the info.