View Full Version : turn signal trim on a 1950 top of fendor

05-30-2006, 08:32 PM
Hi Folks,

In surfing through Ebay, I ran across someone selling a 1950 Champion parts car. Too far away for me to be of interest, but there was something I did not recognize. Maybe someone could shed some light.

There were chrome trim pieces atop each fendor with a lense mounted in the front of each piece. I am assuming this might have been the turn signals??? My car does not have signals.....yet.

Anyway, were these made for a Champion?

Any help would be appreciated.

Tim Porter
Hebron Illinois
1950 Champion 2dr

05-30-2006, 08:49 PM
Sounds like the Commander fender trim with the little glass jewel on the front. (does not light up)

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05-30-2006, 08:54 PM
But could be made to with a little ingenuity.[}:)] And were optional on the Champion;at least in 1951. The Commander front fenders in 1950 were longer than the Champion but I would think the trim should still fit.[?]
If your car came not equipped with turn signals, the wiring should send the current to the parking lights.
There was some discussion on this just last week.

Dwain G.
05-30-2006, 10:46 PM
The correct ones for 1950-51 Champion have a little fin at the front edge instead of a jewel. AC-2026.

Dwain G.

05-31-2006, 10:41 AM
Hey, Thanks everyone.

If this trim was designed for a Commander, I am not going to put it on a Champion. I want to keep the car correct, if at all possible.

I purchased an aftermarket turn signal kit from EMPI and hopefully will get a chance to start installing it in the next couple of weeks. I am intending to use the existing lights for the signals.

Thanks again.


Tim Porter
Hebron Illinois
1950 Champion 2dr