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jnfweber
10-12-2014, 10:57 AM
I just ran across this photo on http://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/1952-Studebaker-Champion-1715754.xhtml?conversationId=271475 what appears to be a base 1952 Champion sedan with this crazy bumper guard. I am sure one like this must have been posted before, and it is interesting that it was added to an otherwise unadorned car. Maybe it was thought to be protective of small animals that might cross the road. Except for the chrome, the car does not appear too rusty.

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unclemiltie
10-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Those tall guards are actually genuine Studebaker accessories and were installed when the 4 piece accessory bumper guard trim which sits on top of it in the pictures were ordered.

ST2DE5
10-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Those cow catchers were built for Studebakers by Helm's.

jclary
10-12-2014, 02:06 PM
I just ran across this photo on http://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/1952-Studebaker-Champion-1715754.xhtml?conversationId=271475 what appears to be a base 1952 Champion sedan with this crazy bumper guard. I am sure one like this must have been posted before, and it is interesting that it was added to an otherwise unadorned car. Maybe it was thought to be protective of small animals that might cross the road. Except for the chrome, the car does not appear too rusty.

38352
Well...for your State, a bumper guard like this could be an essential add on. Let's see...bear, bison, moose, deer, etc. etc. At least, in 1952, you, had an option of adding-on more bulky "ugly" to your car. Others, (like Buick) came equipped off the showroom with a heap of chrome "ugly." They were so proud of it...they advertised the "safety bumper" feature of their rides...touting, how less likely you were to "override" your neighbors rear bumper, as you gave him a "push-start" on a cold morning.:)

studefan
10-12-2014, 02:19 PM
Is this it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-OEM-1951-Studebaker-Bumper-Wing-Guard-Set-Accessory-Guards-Commander-/121450587159?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c4704e417&vxp=mtr&nma=true&si=g2HHkL%252BQoI%252Bdq%252FJDCYXANpu4LpY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

unclemiltie
10-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Is this it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-OEM-1951-Studebaker-Bumper-Wing-Guard-Set-Accessory-Guards-Commander-/121450587159?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c4704e417&vxp=mtr&nma=true&si=g2HHkL%252BQoI%252Bdq%252FJDCYXANpu4LpY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


That is the 51 version of it

Dwain G.
10-12-2014, 07:22 PM
1952 front Deluxtyle (spelled without a letter 'S') Grill, Lamp, and Fender Guard, AC-2202

Studebaker Wheel
10-12-2014, 07:49 PM
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Yes, they were part number AC-2202 as Dwain mentions. Retail to customer $32.50. Above is the large advertising folder that shows the front and rear bumper guards, the front rear fender ornaments, the Regal "S" emblem, the full disc wheel covers and the Automatic Drive insgnia.

8E45E
10-12-2014, 08:41 PM
There are a few in this thread equipped with them: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?46062-52s-let-s-see-em!&highlight=1952+land

Craig

52-fan
10-12-2014, 09:26 PM
I have had an NOS set up like that for years gathering dust. I guess I should pass it on to someone with a Land Cruiser that needs bling. :)

pbrown
10-13-2014, 12:30 AM
38387.

They look better without the rust. Just sayin....:rolleyes:

deco_droid
10-13-2014, 12:41 AM
If I had a 52, I could probably be persuaded... :)