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bill matwijec
06-17-2012, 08:27 PM
i just purchase my 1965 commander. one of the issues with it is the front drivers side fender has rust on the bottom rear and is bent in the front around the headlight. while it is definitely fixible a good used one would be easier but i dont even know if it is possible to find one and if it would be reasonably priced. I would like opinions . Thank you Also am I posting these questions in the right place

rockinhawk
06-17-2012, 08:38 PM
Last i heard, SI still had some new ones. I don't remember what the price was.

studefan
06-17-2012, 08:50 PM
$225 each at SI

RadioRoy
06-17-2012, 08:52 PM
You can also use 64 and 66 front fenders, from any model, so do not limit your search to 65 only..

Chris_Dresbach
06-17-2012, 09:43 PM
We have them at SI. Part number 1358147. They are $225 and are NOS. Call (317)-462-3124 to place an order. Most large orders like sheet metal are packaged in the South Bend plant and shipped by semi or can be picked up at the International.

Sam Ensley
06-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Try this site which hich is a part of the SDC: http://www.studebakerswap.com/swap/showads.php
You can post a wanted ad there, or look for one from some of the venders there.

1962larksedan
06-17-2012, 10:24 PM
i just purchase my 1965 commander. one of the issues with it is the front drivers side fender has rust on the bottom rear and is bent in the front around the headlight. while it is definitely fixible a good used one would be easier but i dont even know if it is possible to find one and if it would be reasonably priced. I would like opinions . Thank you Also am I posting these questions in the right place

Supposedly; the one hard sheetmetal part to find for any 1964-66 (non Hawk or SW) Stude passenger car is the trunk lid.

rockne10
06-17-2012, 10:41 PM
But...when they are gone, they are gone. I still say repair what you can. Save potential for the future.

Dick Clemens
06-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Give me a call at 501 247 6828.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

Chris_Dresbach
06-17-2012, 11:10 PM
Supposedly; the one hard sheetmetal part to find for any 1964-66 (non Hawk or SW) Stude passenger car is the trunk lid.

We never had any '64-'66 NOS deck lids, even back at SASCO. Supposedly N&A didn't have them either.

55 56 PREZ 4D
06-17-2012, 11:15 PM
Whatever you decide to do. Buy new or good used.
SAVE THE OLD ONE FOR FUTURE.
Or pass it on to someone, somehow.
Don't scrap it.

candbstudebakers
06-17-2012, 11:31 PM
You can also use 64 and 66 front fenders, from any model, so do not limit your search to 65 only..

Sorry Roy you can not use any front fender from all 64-66 cars some are single head light and other are duel head light , I have both, along with trunk lids and hoods.

candbstudebakers
06-17-2012, 11:33 PM
We have them at SI. Part number 1358147. They are $225 and are NOS. Call (317)-462-3124 to place an order. Most large orders like sheet metal are packaged in the South Bend plant and shipped by semi or can be picked up at the International.

Chris is that price with or with out inter fender? some work required to change inter fender from on to another.

RadioRoy
06-18-2012, 12:22 PM
Sorry Roy you can not use any front fender from all 64-66 cars some are single head light and other are duel head light ,

Bob, I have to disagree here. the parts books list the same part numbers for 64-65 outer front fenders. I do not have a 66 parts book, but it's assuredly the same. the difference between 2 and four headlight models is most likely in the headlight doors, and maybe in the headlight buckets. the outer fenders are the same for both models.

Maybe you are thinking of the entire fender assembly including inner fender, outer fender and such?

2R5
06-18-2012, 12:58 PM
SI prices don't included the inners

Skip Lackie
06-18-2012, 04:17 PM
I have a pair of 64-66 front fenders without the inner fender panels. NOS, but some surface rust from poor storage. No rust through.

Half price -- $225/pair. Must be picked up (northern Md near I-70) or can deliver to Reedsville or York meets.

Chris_Dresbach
06-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Chris is that price with or with out inter fender? some work required to change inter fender from on to another.

All front and rear fendrs are sold w/o the inner section.

Roscomacaw
06-18-2012, 08:07 PM
I have a solid 66 fender - NO rust - price of shipping by Greyhound bus lines.

1962larksedan
06-18-2012, 09:25 PM
We never had any '64-'66 NOS deck lids, even back at SASCO. Supposedly N&A didn't have them either.

Apparently; when the existing supply of trunk lids ran out, that was the 'signal' for Studebaker to stop building cars in early 1966. Something about a critical mold/press breaking earlier and the company seeing the writing on the wall.............

Warren Webb
06-18-2012, 11:01 PM
Actually the difference Bob is referring to is what is called in the parts book "air deflector" which differs between the single & dual headlamp cars. The other 2 parts that make the front fender assembly are the inner apron & the outer fender which are the same through 64-66.

It appears by the parts book that all 65's had dual headlamps so if your looking for used fenders & it is for a 64, make sure it's for dual headlamps because the 64 Challenger & Commander came standard with single headlamps which would also fit all 66's.