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    Can Anyone Here Help This Young Man?

    This Ad is on the Swap Page. Here is a chance to help out a young lad interested in STUDEBAKER???? Whoda thought that?? Is there anything like what he needs left at STUDEACRES?
    How about it you fellows in Az?
    I have not contacted this young man, just thought someone should post this here.
    JS

    Wanted 1948 Studebaker Commander Kevin Galvan
    kevingalvan2215@gmail.com

    Carson, California 90745
    (424)224-1674
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    Own a 1948 Studebaker Commander and I am missing some stuff. Need a passenger side fender and trunk lid. Also need everything for the interior since all of it is missing except for the seats.

    QUICK SUMMARY ABOUT MYSELF
    I am a high school student that attends to Carson Senior High School in Carson California and I'm 17 years old. My school has an automotive class which I'm in and go to their club called "Cars and Guitars" that's held on Saturdays by my teacher Robert Roach. I saw the 1948 Studebaker Commander and did some research about it. I fell in love with the model and as of right now I've been working on it since October of 2017.
    Ad Number: 19741
    I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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    The trunk lids and rear fenders are different depending on the body style.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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    His teacher, Robert is a Stude guy.

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    He needs to join the "Studebaker Acres Sonora" group on Facebook.

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    John sent me a text today. They have started crushing the cars in AZ.
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    Sorry to late for Studeacres they have started crushing this past Monday. 97 cars were left rest in peace.

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    Well not all will be crushed. Some are going to Casa grande to finsh there life out. Desert Valley Auto Wrecking has a orphan antique yard there

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    Hey John, anything remaining that could help Kevin?
    Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
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    The Studebaker National Foundation has been helping Mr Roach with his program. He is great working with the kids.

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    This is a long way from the west coast, but I know Keith has a 49 Commander in his yard.
    I bought an air cleaner and hose clamps off it a couple months ago.

    http://www.cooleysscrap.com/about.php

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    I may have an extra trunk lid from a 50 Champion 4 Dr/Convertible. Not sure if it would work on a 48 Commander or which body style the 48 is.
    Guess we need more info on the car before we can go digging through parts for it.
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    The five passenger coupes (Starlight) and the three passenger coupes (Business) take the "long" trunk. The two door sedan, four door sedan, Land Cruiser, and convertible take the "short" trunk. The trunk hinges go with the trunk. In other words, there are two types of trunk lids and two types of trunk hinges to go with the the trunk lids.

    We still need to know the body style of the Kevin's car, and if he needs a front fender or a rear fender.

    I have an engine for his car, too.

    I sent Keven an email asking him to join the forum and am encouraging him to post here.
    Last edited by RadioRoy; 01-12-2018 at 01:28 PM.
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    I have some misc parts from a 48 Comm and a 52 Comm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarkTruck View Post
    This Ad is on the Swap Page. Here is a chance to help out a young lad interested in STUDEBAKER???? Whoda thought that??
    Well, LarkTruck, you may be interested to know that I also am 17 years old and have a Studebaker passion. The dream machine in question is one Daisy-Mae, a 1962 GT Hawk that I saved up $15,000 for as a father and son experience. Enjoying every gleaming chrome strip and every cubic inch of her so far!
    Jake Kaywell: Shoo-wops and doo-wops galore to the background of some fine Studes. I'm eager and ready to go!

    1962 GT Hawk - completely finished in driveable condition.

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    Hello everybody my name is Kevin Galvan and I am the gentleman with the 1948 Studebaker Commander. I'm 17 years old and I attend Carson High School in Carson, California. I'm in my schools auto mechanics class and my instructor is Robert Roach. He has a Saturday club called "Cars and Guitars" which I try to attend to. I started working on this 48 about 2-3 months ago and I still have a long way to go. Recently I sent out an email to Marc in the Studebaker club and sent him a list of items I need. I'm in school right now and when I can, I'll upload some pictures when I can.

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    Welcome Kevin

    What body style is your car? 4 door, two door, business coupe, 5 passenger coupe?

    Which fender do you need, right front or right rear?
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
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    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    My '48 is a 4 door (suicide doors) and I need a right front passenger fender

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    47, 48 and 49 Commander and Land Cruiser front fender will work.

    The trunk lid from any 47-52 Champion or Commander two door, four door, convertible, or Land Cruiser will fit.
    Last edited by RadioRoy; 01-17-2018 at 05:52 PM.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    Here is a parts car on ebay. I emailed the link to Kevin. Shipping expense may be an issue though. Better go Greyhound!
    JS

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/49-studebak...NYUYjF&vxp=mtr
    I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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    Hey Kevin.
    How about some pictures, please? Everyone would like to see your car.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    UPDATE
    So instead of the 48 commander, someone is giving me a 1960 Land Crusier! It has way more done and it'll save me time. What I have been doing lately is I've been working on my small block 305 Chevy engine and getting the rear end out of the 48 since this individual may not have it. I apologize for not keeping you guys updated. I believe I may install the rear end this Sunday and by next weekend, I can haul it home! Will keep you guys updated.

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    kevin If your putting a chev in it you may want to look at a 8.8 of of a Ford explorer. Get an extra axle for the short side cut the housing to fit and use a short axle on both sides then weld new spring perches to the housing to fit your springs. Way better set up and they come with posi and disc brakes.

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    Is the new Land Cruiser you are getting really a 60 or is it a 50?
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioRoy View Post
    Is the new Land Cruiser you are getting really a 60 or is it a 50?
    Since there was no Land Cruiser or even Cruiser for 1960, I assumed that it is a 1950, but we both know about assumptions.
    Gary L.
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