PDA

View Full Version : random questions.....



oldguy
05-12-2008, 07:21 PM
Did stude ever go to electric wiper motors? When? will they work in early studes?
How different are the 53 taillight housings between the sedan and C/K? (SASCO has the sedan housings in steel.. could they be tweaked to fit the C/K and painted?)
Anyone have a picture, or diagram of the front bumper pan on a 53 C/K. (I can't find one, and a pic would help with the fabrication. )
Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?



San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

JDP
05-12-2008, 07:32 PM
Electric wiper were standard and optional on many models. Sedan housings are not even close. The pan has been reproduced in fiberglass, and used are available.

JDP/Maryland

mbstude
05-12-2008, 07:33 PM
quote: Did stude ever go to electric wiper motors? When? will they work in early studes?

They sure did. Not sure when, but I know that a '56 Hawk wiper motor will fit in a '51 coupe. You could probably find a later one for your '53 with little trouble.


quote:How different are the 53 taillight housings between the sedan and C/K? (SASCO has the sedan housings in steel.. could they be tweaked to fit the C/K and painted?)

They are VERY different. You'd never get the sedan housings to fit a C/K.


quote:Anyone have a picture, or diagram of the front bumper pan on a 53 C/K. (I can't find one, and a pic would help with the fabrication. )

I do not, sorry.


quote:Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?

That's just how it is. But then again, how does a rainbow work? How does PosiTrac in a Plymouth work? It just does. [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-9.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-12-2008, 07:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by oldguy829

Did stude ever go to electric wiper motors? When? will they work in early studes?

Stude had electric wipers at least in '53 perhaps earlier. Define "Early Studes". What vehicle do you want electric wipers in?

quote:
How different are the 53 taillight housings between the sedan and C/K? (SASCO has the sedan housings in steel.. could they be tweaked to fit the C/K and painted?)

Very different. I sure as heck couldn't "tweak" them.



http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Jerry Forrester
05-12-2008, 07:38 PM
yes
earlier than most.
yes
very
no
Keep looking for the pan. '55-64's can be used with very a small amount of work.


quote:Originally posted by oldguy829

Did stude ever go to electric wiper motors? When? will they work in early studes?
How different are the 53 taillight housings between the sedan and C/K? (SASCO has the sedan housings in steel.. could they be tweaked to fit the C/K and painted?)
Anyone have a picture, or diagram of the front bumper pan on a 53 C/K. (I can't find one, and a pic would help with the fabrication. )
Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?



San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"


Jerry Forrester
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_ and my EZ33 store http://tinyurl.com/2g2j88
for your shiny Stude stuff

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/11Sept2007e.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

N8N
05-12-2008, 07:44 PM
I think a fiberglass pan has been made as well, not sure who made it?

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

Guido
05-12-2008, 07:52 PM
I have a 1949 2R17A fire truck that has electric wipers (and a 6 volt alternator).

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

buddymander
05-12-2008, 08:18 PM
The reason for parking on the driveway and driving on the parkway is because for the most part everybody always decides to drive and park in a way that I'm almost certain and probably right in thinking I am pretty sure that I don't know.

rockne10
05-12-2008, 08:23 PM
My '51 Coupe has electric wipers, but they are only one speed. My '53 was equipped with 2-speed electric; State and Regal models respectively.

A NOS "lower air deflector" for the '53 sold on Ebay a couple months ago for $1100. Used should be findable and, as mentioned, has been repopped in fiberglass.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Mark57
05-12-2008, 09:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by oldguy829
Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?



Since all of the other questions have been fully answered, I will ask "Why do Generals sleep in private quarters and Privates sleep in general quarters?" And to ensure Studebaker content, I am talking about privates who by day are transported in Studebaker military transport trucks. ;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0099A.jpg

bams50
05-12-2008, 09:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by oldguy829


Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?


Very appropriate today... happy birthday to the author of that gem, George Carlin, 71 and somehow still alive[8D]



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

sweetolbob
05-12-2008, 11:20 PM
The sedan lights from SASCO appear to be diecast, which is the OEM version of the lights, good luck trying to modify. Not impossible but difficult. They are also $60. I'd look at Ebay, you'll find poor quality 53, 54, 55 C&K tail lights available for less if you want to fix and repaint them. Heck, you could have had several at reasonable prices at South Bend last week. If you are going to paint them, I prefer the 54 and 55 options. Your biggest decision should be based on the price you need to pay for lenses and how original you want the vehicle. My 54 will run the original housings with appropriate filling and prep for painting. They will be body color, which to my eye helps the fender flow. JMHO

sweetolbob
05-12-2008, 11:23 PM
Also just GOOGLE studebaker fiberglass, you'll find the pans. Also Classic Enterprises may help

oldguy
05-12-2008, 11:58 PM
good advice as always.

I probably misnamed the part I need. I have the air dam (scoop)that goes below the bumper. I'm missing a filler strip above the bumper and below the grill surrounds. I have one from a sedan that looks close (too big)that I might be able to modify. Even a good straight on picture of one on a car, with the hood up would help.

Another mistake on my part, I just assumed aftermarket tail light lenses were available, but I have'nt found any, since the advice above.

No, not going stude correct, too much missing. Just hope to build a presentable driver and save the old gal from the crusher.

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

rockne10
05-13-2008, 08:03 PM
I believe that part would be called the grill panel. I don't have my parts catalog here.

SI has the '53 C/K tail light lenses for $35 each.

oldguy
05-14-2008, 09:47 AM
rocknne10, Thanks, I don't have my catalog yet, and I missed that on the site. I know the 53/54 lenses are different, but are they interchangeable?
Grill panel, OK. sorry for the misnomer.
Anyone have a grill panel or a good pic of one?

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

Dick Steinkamp
05-14-2008, 09:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by oldguy829

rocknne10, Thanks, I don't have my catalog yet, and I missed that on the site. I know the 53/54 lenses are different, but are they interchangeable?
Grill panel, OK. sorry for the misnomer.
Anyone have a grill panel or a good pic of one?


The 53 54 C/K lenses are not interchangeable (the 53 lens won't fit in the 54 body and visa versa)

ANY front sheet metal part for a 53-54 C/K is VERY hard to find and expensive when you do find them. Keep networking and good luck.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

studegary
05-14-2008, 02:54 PM
At least around here, parkways were built to connect various parks. The parkways were meant to be used for a leisure drive, like for a Sunday outing to a day at a park. Now, the parkways are used mostly for commuter traffic.
Driveways are meant to be a means to get your vehicle between the road and your garage. I don't park on my driveway, except to wash a car.

I remember my 1940 Studebaker President as having electric windshield wipers.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

EchoDelta
05-16-2008, 08:52 PM
My 41 President has electric wipers, as did the Commander. Not positive but the some 39 models may have had.
Ed

oldguy
05-16-2008, 09:30 PM
Thanks Dick, I find these little details fascinating. Yes, I'm finding some things unobtainium.
I need a pair of taillight housings. Just good enought to be prepped and painted. Don't care if they are 53 or 54, but they have to be the same right? That should be doable.
As for the grill panel. I have a good one from a 55 sedan that I think could be cut and modified to fit the coupe, but it would sure help to have a picture of what the original looked like.

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"