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50Champ
09-10-2008, 08:46 PM
Will these fit my 50 Champion 2 door? If so how do they attach to the fenders? Shouldn't there be a lever and a couple of rods on each one and also something on my fenders for them to attach to? Do I need to buy some type of attaching kit?


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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

unclemiltie
09-10-2008, 08:57 PM
They just like the stainless set I have which have original studebaker part numbers on them. They could be reproductions, maybe someone else can say for sure. Since they look like the set I have I would think they would fit your 50. They attach at the top with the grove on them holding against the fender and screws at the bottom. You may have to buy some screws but there should not be a kit needed. Good luck

Milt

1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
1961 Hawk
1964 Convertable
1967 Avanti
1961 Lark 2 door
1962 Lark 4 Door
1950 Commander Starlight
1950 Commander Starlight
1950 Commander Starlight

lstude
09-10-2008, 09:01 PM
Studebaker International sells reproduction ones at $ 125.00


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ST2DE5
09-10-2008, 09:35 PM
You do know you have to drill 2 holes on each side and screw them on.

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StudeRich
09-10-2008, 09:41 PM
If that is the original package, the label you can't see in the pic may have the Studebaker part number, if they really are Studebaker OEM parts, you could ask the seller to read the part number (should be AC-xxxx) and then you would know for sure what you are getting.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Roscomacaw
09-10-2008, 10:45 PM
I always thought any skirts of this era were aftermarket. They look like the set I got from Wisconsin Studebaker (who's been making them for some years at a lesser price than these are bid to).

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

lstude
09-11-2008, 05:25 AM
Studebaker offered accessory fender skirts, These are from the 49 and 52 Inside Facts book.

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gilmo100
09-11-2008, 06:24 PM
I have a set identicle to those I got from studebakerparts.com, I payed less than what those are going for even after shipping. They dont look like other factory originals I have seen before.

Glendora, California

50Champ
09-11-2008, 07:45 PM
So I have to drill 4 holes to mount them? I could probably handle that. It's the painting that I can't do myself. Would anyone out there know someone who could paint them cheap? Or does someone happen to have a pair of Concord Blue ones for sale?

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

sweetolbob
09-11-2008, 08:12 PM
If you need any small parts painted, go to any auto paint store that has OMNI-PAK spray can filling equipment. They mix the paint you need and then inject it into a spray can that sprays just like using any commercial spray can. Works well, I painted my wheels a GM Argent color using these cans with excellent success. Cost about $11.50 a can, you'll just need to supply the store with the paint code info. Bob

Retired
09-11-2008, 08:20 PM
Use stainless steel self taping screws. Don't over tighten them and strip out the hole in your fender. Unless you paint is brand new, you will have to get paint mixed to matched the weathered color on the car. I would go to any body shop and ask for a price. (You furnish the color, they will have the primer and other finishing materials).

50Champ
09-11-2008, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the info. Do I just tell the guy at the paint store it's 1950 Studebaker Concord Blue and they can take it from there? The car was painted in 1991 so it may have faded a little so how do they take that into consideration? Also, will I get instructions with the skirts on where to drill the holes? Is there supposed to be some type of gasket that goes between the skirt and the fender so they don't rub on each other? I'm sorry about all the questions....

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

sweetolbob
09-11-2008, 09:17 PM
If it's a good paint store, take in a sample of the body color: anything you can remove from the body easily. They can use their color meter to find the color and mix accordingly. This will allow for color variations due to age, etc. What a good shop will do is put a drop of the color on the part to compare the match. If you don't have a high point car, then that should not be a problem. If you don't want paint on the part, They will put it on a separate piece and compare.Good luck. Bob

50Champ
09-12-2008, 06:33 PM
The skirts on Ebay sold for $178.67. At least two different Stude parts places are selling them for $135.

Thanks for the paint info. Do I need to put primer on them first? I'm going to check around the Louisville area for a place that has the Omni-Pak paint system....

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

sweetolbob
09-12-2008, 07:09 PM
Scuff the skirts with 400 grit paper, wipe with solvent/degreaser and prime. For your job, I'd buy Krylon spray primer, which I love for small jobs or ask the paint store what they recommend. If the skirts need filler, I'd use the 3M type solvent based finish filler, comes in a tube. Sand with 150/220/400 grit sandpaper, if you use filler. Otherwise, lightly scuff with 400 grit. If it feels the least bit rough go to 600. Wipe off and tack with tack cloth. Spray with color, probably two coats, but more if you like. Let dry a day or two and install. By the way, install the skirts before painting, then remove and paint. If you have orange peel, wait a month or two and sand and polish. DON'T BE AFRAID TO TALK TO THE PAINT STORE FOR THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS. Usually, they will be tremendously helpful. Sounds like a bit of work, but you should have less than $40 in the total job. If you don't like the results, sand and do over. A great way to learn the basics.