View Full Version : Reproduction Studebaker tailgates?

02-13-2017, 10:23 PM
I was told of there being a guy in Iowa that manufactures reproduction, authentic looking Studebaker pickup tailgates. Does anybody know of such a person, either in Iowa or elsewhere that offers such a thing?

02-13-2017, 10:50 PM
If you ever find them, do please post it here,I'd like one too! Then again, I might go with one of Classic Enterprises' script-type tailgates. I can almost buy another truck for the price of one though...

02-13-2017, 11:05 PM
Don't mean to always go this way, but...SI offers them.

Dwain G.
02-13-2017, 11:29 PM

02-14-2017, 06:52 AM
Mack Products list a 1956-1959 (wouldn't it be the same until 1964 for the fender side box?) for $295 which sounds reasonable. Has anyone here purchased one of these and were you satisfied with it? No photos of product on website so I will email for such.
Studebaker International doesn't list tailgates in there catalog, though they may have one or two NOS in stock.

02-14-2017, 09:39 AM
Mack Products replied back to me that there tailgates are exact copies of the original Studebaker tailgates. They are currently out of 1956-59 tailgates and he doesn't know when they will have more produced. I suppose if enough people requested such, then they would produce a bunch in a short amount of time.

02-14-2017, 12:04 PM
I got the one for my M5 from SI. They had R and Champ tailgates there last May.

As an aside, I believe the tailgate is the single most important piece of sheet metal on a pickup. How many times will one guy say, "Look, an old pickup. I wonder what kind it is?" and the other guy will say, "Let's just see" as he walks around back to read the script on the tailgate? I honestly can't believe they didn't put "Studebaker" on the tailgate of the Coupes Express!

02-14-2017, 03:53 PM
Mack Products list a 1956-1959 (wouldn't it be the same until 1964 for the fender side box?/Cut/

They would fit if someone had a very rare '62 to '64 Champ with a Special Ordered P1, 1949 looking Box.

02-14-2017, 04:22 PM
Mary has a really decent tailgate, she says 1956-63, that she might be ready to sell. She's had this thing for twenty years and I think that she would like to see it go to a good home. I don't know much about pickups, but I do know how important the tailgates are. She has talked about Ebay, but sheepishly she indicated that she would take $300 OBO+shipping, but she would rather not have to ship. We did have in mind someone in mind, but I think that he might be interested in it for a wall hanging. I think that both of us would like it to go to someone who really needs it for his truck.

I just looked at it, condition: no damage, dents or rust through, but is covered it some pretty heavy surface rust, but again no cancer that I can see. It measures 51" across, less the lip X18" T to B. She says that she has pictures that she can send.-Bill

02-15-2017, 11:17 PM
For SI try #801366 and 801240 for tailgates.

TX Rebel
02-16-2017, 08:43 PM
For SI try #801366 and 801240 for tailgates.

I have a late style tail gate in perfect cond which I can deliver to York

02-16-2017, 08:48 PM
I'll be looking for a tailgate for a 1961 Champ fender side bed when I go to South Bend in May. Price wise, what does a used tailgate in good condition bring these days?