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keithwahl
10-12-2017, 05:09 AM
I was unfortunately TBoned in my restored Conestoga Wagon. Ejected from the crash and walked away. At a minimum I need a driver side door for the early flat window wagon or a good donor car. Thanks for helping appreciate information, resources. Sedan doors will not work. CONTACT KEITH WAHL EMAIL: KWAHL@SAN.RR.COM CELL 858 5182190

55coupe
10-12-2017, 10:18 AM
I do hope you are ok. It is just amazing how many of our cars have bulls eyes on them.

StudeRich
10-12-2017, 01:58 PM
Good luck finding a good Door Keith, yesterday I got a call from my long time friend Bill Oliver at Studebaker Parts and Service, looking for a '54-early '55 2 Door Wagon L/H Door.
We have about 25 parts Cars but nothing close to what he needs for your Car.

I had to sadly tell him that I think you would have to weld the Top Half (Window Frame) from a Wagon to a 2 Door Sedan Door, as rare as those are. :(

keithwahl
10-14-2017, 09:21 AM
Anybody out there with a line on a door for a 55 flat windshield wagon. I hate to total this car

studegary
10-14-2017, 06:34 PM
Anybody out there with a line on a door for a 55 flat windshield wagon. I hate to total this car

How about pulling a fiberglass mold off someone else's good door?

kurtruk
10-15-2017, 10:24 PM
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?99958-Estate-sale-in-Central-Cal-with-54-wagon-2R-and-Diamond-T-3-25-and-3-26

Too bad craigslist ads disappear. This one may pop up again.

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clonelark
10-17-2017, 11:27 AM
Will a 53-54 or early 55 - 2 dr sedan work , i don't have one, but thought that might help with more options.

lumpy
10-17-2017, 09:43 PM
Oh damn! tell me yours is not the supercharged one iv'e seen several time's around San Diego?

keithwahl
11-02-2017, 08:13 AM
yes it is
Purchased replacement car
swapping all and parting rest

StudeRich
11-02-2017, 10:38 PM
So which is it? This Post says you are straightening it, Shipping it to you AND Selling it as you Fix it?:
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?103432-1955-conestoga-wagon-for-sale-salvage-studebakers-are-survivors-and-so-are-their-drivers

And HERE you are parting it out?

The Post times on BOTH are Today. :confused:

No mention of the Hot Supercharged R2 299? Stude. Engine. :ohmy: Only a 350 Chev. :(

keithwahl
11-10-2017, 06:56 PM
OK//// I bought another 55.. It has a chevy 350 and 350 turbo. It is being shipped as we speak
I am swapping everything from my original and parting out my original plus the chevy 350 /transmission and the air conditioning
I still need a door...Can anybody help?
I do not want to buy a parts car

53 Commander
11-10-2017, 08:33 PM
The Conestoga wagon doors and the 4-door sedan front doors and front clip should be the same for both the early and mid 55's.

Lou Van Anne
11-10-2017, 08:43 PM
Don't panic....one will show up.

63t-cab
11-10-2017, 08:49 PM
4 doors use shorter doors,I don't even think a 2 door sedan door will work. unless the upper frame is changed with some body work and such. unless the sedan vs. wagon door thing came later on ?


The Conestoga wagon doors and the 4-door sedan front doors and front clip should be the same.

53 Commander
11-10-2017, 08:52 PM
The Conestoga's have the shorter door, i have one. Mine is mid year and the same color. I need a top. They are kinda like the Champ PU which has the same doors as a 4 door Lark.

JoeHall
11-10-2017, 08:59 PM
Don't panic....one will show up.

I agree, just give it a little time, and keep re-passing the word around.

53 Commander
11-10-2017, 09:00 PM
Those wagons are a 4-dr sedan to the back of the door, same as the Champ PU

53 Commander
11-10-2017, 09:21 PM
68441 Here's an early flat w/s Land Cruiser. This has the same front door.

tim333
11-10-2017, 11:37 PM
So the one you bought doesn't have a door either?

63t-cab
11-11-2017, 12:08 AM
I stand corrected, " I realize Studebaker was Studebaker" but would think a 2 door wagon would be based on a 2 door sedan ? how does one enter the back seat :ohmy: ;) with less door length.


The Conestoga's have the shorter door, i have one. Mine is mid year and the same color. I need a top. They are kinda like the Champ PU which has the same doors as a 4 door Lark.

mbstude
11-11-2017, 04:06 AM
Keith inquired with us about parts, and I did some research on the doors and measured cars to figure out what would work and what wouldn’t. The wagon door is longer than a 4 door sedan door.

An early flat-windshield 55 two door sedan has the same door as the early flat-windshield wagon, but the top section around the window is different (the wagon door is taller). You could use a door from a 2 door sedan (F body) if you changed the top section. Studebaker International has NOS F body doors in their catalog, but they may be out of stock. Won’t know unless you call. A good body shop should have no trouble modifying the top section on a rust free, NOS door.

53 Commander
11-11-2017, 10:14 AM
I stand corrected, too. Getting in the back seat is like any of the 2-doors.


I stand corrected, " I realize Studebaker was Studebaker" but would think a 2 door wagon would be based on a 2 door sedan ? how does one enter the back seat :ohmy: ;) with less door length.

TWChamp
11-11-2017, 10:34 AM
I called French Lake Auto Parts this morning for your door, and they just returned my call. They said they have one for $200.
French Lake 320-286-2560

TWChamp
11-14-2017, 05:12 PM
I spent a couple hours at French Lake today and took a picture of the door and wagon it's on. The door looks good.

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studegary
11-14-2017, 08:36 PM
I spent a couple hours at French Lake today and took a picture of the door and wagon it's on. The door looks good.

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That whole wagon looks like it could be saved with a couple of front fender and the usual other things.

TWChamp
11-15-2017, 10:03 AM
That whole wagon looks like it could be saved with a couple of front fender and the usual other things.

I might be going back in a week or so, and I'll take a closer look at it.

Pat Dilling
11-16-2017, 03:28 PM
Keith,

Just sent you a private message with a lead for a door.

Pat

TWChamp
11-16-2017, 03:49 PM
Gary, I went back to French Lake this morning. The door is very nice, but the floors are rusted through, so for me that would make this wagon too far gone to be worth restoring.