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fatboylust
09-07-2010, 03:49 PM
The "Deflector, rear bumper gravel (fastens to frame)" part #525672 has two rolled edged cut-out for tailpipes just inboard of the bumper guards and there are exhaust pipe hangers under the car where two tailpipes once hung. I have seen nothing in the Chassis, Body, Shop manuals, or in the Aug 1994 Turning Wheels article listing dual exhaust as an option. Due to the professional nature of the remains I wonder was it an option?

JDP
09-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Never a option, maybe the sixes exit on the other side ?

bezhawk
09-07-2010, 05:18 PM
55 was the first year for duals. BTW, the 55 duals were the best (had larger tailpipes) don't know why they shrunk em the next year.

53k
09-07-2010, 06:05 PM
55 was the first year for duals. BTW, the 55 duals were the best (had larger tailpipes) don't know why they shrunk em the next year.
I used to buy '55 V-8 mufflers to use on Avantis- perfect fit and cheaper.

Michidan
09-08-2010, 08:53 AM
Sounds like then somebody just did a real nice job of adding a second cutout in your deflector pan.
i thought about doing the same, then just left the whole part off the car anyway.

StudeRich
09-08-2010, 10:27 AM
My first Studebaker I bought from the Studebaker Used Car lot at the Dealer Dad worked for, was a '52 Commander 2 dr. Sedan with the same setup, close together duals! :)

I have seen several that way, there must have been enough '51 Commanders out there for an aftermarket Co. to make a rear stone pan for them and the few '52's sold could also benefit from those. The '55 Olds was like that also, close together pipes.