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    '51 Champion body trim

    I'm looking for a good pair of the chrome castings that were sometimes used on the top of the front fenders, above each headlight, on a '51 Champion. They were probably an option since I see more cars without them than with them. I don't know the correct name for the trim pieces, but they're spear-like, tapered towards the rear and something over a foot long.

    Can anyone tell me what Studebaker called these pieces, possibly provide a part number and does anyone have a pair for sale? Thanks.

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    We've generally been calling them fender spears but Studebaker called them "ornaments". There was also a set available for the rear fenders; even rarer yet.
    For either '51 Champion (10G) or Commander (H):

    ORNAMENT, front fender; part# 291678
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    A complete kit with both ornaments AND all commensurate hardware would be part# AC-2026
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    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockne10 View Post
    We've generally been calling them fender spears but Studebaker called them "ornaments". There was also a set available for the rear fenders; even rarer yet.
    For either '51 Champion (10G) or Commander (H):

    ORNAMENT, front fender; part# 291678
    001.jpg

    A complete kit with both ornaments AND all commensurate hardware would be part# AC-2026
    Thanks for the good information. Now I'll just have to wait for a pair to turn up. Though I'm definitely not a fan of the one-of-everything restoration, I think the spears are a nice addition to the aircraft look of the car's front end. Thanks again.

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    I think we have some used front spears, and a handful of NOS rears. http://mystudebaker.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstude View Post
    Thanks for the good information. Now I'll just have to wait for a pair to turn up. Though I'm definitely not a fan of the one-of-everything restoration, I think the spears are a nice addition to the aircraft look of the car's front end. Thanks again.
    I'm obviously biased but, I would tend to agree. '51.jpg
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

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    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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