PDA

View Full Version : "ROLL CALL 47/52 OWNERS", where y'all at? lol



old-idaho-iron
02-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Hey everybody,I'm pretty new to the page,and don't really know who's got what, but I was just wonderin who here on the page, is a 47/52 car owner? I am currently putting together a 49 Starlight, and would like to see who all on here, has these cars,along with pics, and possibly even has some parts for sale or trade?

jclary
02-20-2015, 12:18 PM
Welcome to our crazy world. I currently have a '48 Champion Business coupe, and a '51 Land Cruiser of the model years you are asking about. I also have a few others.

Is yours a Champion or Commander. It makes quite a difference when searching for parts.

TWChamp
02-20-2015, 12:19 PM
Most of my Studes fall into those years. This is my current driver, but only on nice days and when no salt is on the roads. I need a nice pair of rear leaf springs for it and only 49 or 50 Champion are correct.41393

unclemiltie
02-20-2015, 01:51 PM
Most of my Studes fall into those years. This is my current driver, but only on nice days and when no salt is on the roads. I need a nice pair of rear leaf springs for it and only 49 or 50 Champion are correct.41393

You might check with Studebaker International on the springs. When I was a Sasco looking for springs I saw a set that looked like those for my 50 Commander. They had 6 of them. They did not have them listed in the inventory. Dave took me to the blue print room and looked up the part number. Turns out they were indeed a replacement for the 50 Commander and were not listed in their inventory nor in the parts books. Like a fool I only bought two of them but that is what I could afford at the time.

This might also be the case for 50 Champion!

Bullet
02-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Welcome. I own a 50 Champ Starlight for the last 38 years. If you have seen the movie Stand By Me from the 1980's you have seen my car. also look for an old movie called Wanda Nevada with a very young Brooke Shields. there is another beautiful 50 Starlight. not mine but beautiful just the same.

Mark

Commander Eddie
02-20-2015, 04:10 PM
I own and drive a '50 Commander Regal Deluxe Sedan. Here is a pic.
41399

55s
02-20-2015, 04:52 PM
I have a few 47-52, including 2 52HTs (2 tone green and 2 tone blue) and lots of parts. Let me know if you need something.

52-fan
02-20-2015, 05:11 PM
I used to have a 52 Starlight coupe, but my current car is a 52 2 door sedan. Check out this thread for lots of 52 models. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?46062-52s-let-s-see-em!&highlight=1952

8E45E
02-20-2015, 05:18 PM
We did have some photos of '47-'52 3-passenger/business coupes posted before: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?9530-47-51-Business-coupes-post-pics-here

Craig

Corvanti
02-20-2015, 05:19 PM
below - a few pics of my '51 Champion Business Coupe.

a good place to look for parts - if folks that have replied or will reply to this thread - don't have what you are looking for is:

http://www.studebakervendors.com/

414014140241404

brokencookie
02-20-2015, 06:07 PM
1949 Commander Starlight Coupe - ready to start work in the spring !41412

rockne10
02-20-2015, 07:45 PM
The '51 Commander Starlight I rescued over a quarter century ago for $450, missed a first place at Lancaster by six points.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/1951/P3210066.jpg

More pictures here than you asked for.
http://s57.photobucket.com/user/rockne10/slideshow/1951?sort=2

Mark L
02-20-2015, 09:51 PM
Welcome! I have a '51 Commander Land Cruiser I rescued and started restoring. This is a picture when I finally got it home. Sorry, the only spare parts I have right now are the ones I need to keep.

Mark L

41413

Studebaker Ron
02-20-2015, 09:59 PM
Welcome to Studebaker Land!!! I have a 1950 Champion and if anyone has a set of hood eye brows I need them really bad:drool::lol::drool::drool::lol::lol:

Ron

414144141541416

Corvanti
02-20-2015, 11:13 PM
Ron, if no one closer steps up, Roy Valdez in CA probably has what you need.:)

Studebaker Ron
02-20-2015, 11:42 PM
Thanks....is Roy Valdez a member on this forum? If so I will send him a PM.

Corvanti
02-20-2015, 11:48 PM
yes, he is.

Studebaker Ron
02-20-2015, 11:56 PM
By any chance do you know the user name that Roy goes by?

Corvanti
02-21-2015, 12:10 AM
royvaldez all lower case, no spaces...

oldsalt
02-21-2015, 12:51 AM
Where ya at in Idaho? I'm in East Washington. Have only two Studebakers that are pre 52. 50 Champ and 47 M16 1 1/2 ton.4141741418
That is not me driving the 50 Champion.

clonelark
02-21-2015, 01:44 AM
Welcome to the forum, I have a 51 Business Coupe a Q-4 model

candbstudebakers
02-21-2015, 02:02 AM
51 commander starlite coupe and a 52 hardtop show car.

rockne10
02-21-2015, 11:48 AM
Here's a handy page to find forum members.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/memberlist.php?do=search

deco_droid
02-21-2015, 04:12 PM
Welcome to the forum! Look forward to seeing your progress on your starlight. Post some pics when you can.

61LaRk4dr
02-22-2015, 12:51 AM
Hello!

Welcome! Here is a picture of a 1951 Land Cruiser that I found "barn fresh" about a two years ago. Man how time flies! I also at one time owned a 1948 Land Cruiser as well.

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu143/icncu222/1951%20Studebaker%20Land%20Cruiser/DSC08661.jpg (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/icncu222/media/1951%20Studebaker%20Land%20Cruiser/DSC08661.jpg.html)

52 Ragtop
02-22-2015, 08:28 AM
Here's a link to my 52 Commander Convertible, before and after pictures

http://www.turnerbrake.com/52%20Commander.htm


Jim

TWChamp
02-22-2015, 08:53 AM
61Lark, that's a nice looking barn find. I'd like to find some that nice in barns. I'm assuming the headlamp rims should be chrome.......right?

rockinhawk
02-22-2015, 08:59 AM
This is my 52 Champion and my son's 51 Champion. Both are older pictures.The 52 now needs new paint.41437

61LaRk4dr
02-22-2015, 09:28 AM
61Lark, that's a nice looking barn find. I'd like to find some that nice in barns. I'm assuming the headlamp rims should be chrome.......right?

Your right, it did originally have the chrome rims, but they were very badly pitted. About two months after I took that photo, I got a nicer set of chrome headlight rims.

RadioRoy
02-22-2015, 11:53 AM
I have a
-50 Commander convertible - owned since 1973
-51 Champion starlight coupe - owned since 1974
-51 Champion business coupe - owned since 1985

Here's the picture of my 50 that was on the cover of the Langworth book http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/1950-1951-studebaker-commander-3.jpg

dean pearson
02-22-2015, 12:12 PM
I have a 52 hard top project being fitted with a 50 bullet nose.

I am still looking for any " nice " or "re Chromable" beltline trim parts.
And also have a lot of parts I'm not using it you need anything feel free to ask.

Dean.

PS,
Roy that commander of yours is amazing!
For me that's a dream car!

Kurt
02-23-2015, 06:07 AM
I have a 51 Commander 4dr. I have owned it 10 years and it's been in the family for 30. It is in my profile photo

old-idaho-iron
02-23-2015, 12:05 PM
41457Wow, lots of nice rides on here for sure, My 49 Starlight is a Commander that is still in "project phase", that is actually going to be fitted with a 50 Champion frame and front clip.

jclary
02-23-2015, 12:31 PM
41457Wow, lots of nice rides on here for sure, My 49 Starlight is a Commander that is still in "project phase", that is actually going to be fitted with a 50 Champion frame and front clip.

Before you get too far down "this road"...you might solicit some experienced opinions regarding your choice of frame and front suspension. The "50" Champion is a "one-year" only design, and not so well thought of. Parts are difficult to find. I have a '48 Champion, and the suspension was used for several years. Hopefully, "other wiser," folks will comment with good credible information that will guide and encourage you to make the proper decision. Whatever happens, good luck with the project.:)