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mainmansam
05-23-2016, 08:03 PM
Hi. I have a 1950 Commander Starlite Coupe and need a rear sill panel that bolts to the fenders between the trunk lid and the bumper. According to my 1950 Body Parts Catalog the part number is 291155 on page 101. Looks like it is the same for the Commander or the Champion. I have a line on one off of a 1951 Champion. Would anybody be able to cross reference the 50 vs 51 and tell me if they will interchange? Fingers crossed they will and thanks a lot in advance.

fiveftsix
05-23-2016, 10:33 PM
They will interchange, The lower one will too unless it has twin exhausts.

Geoff

dean pearson
05-23-2016, 10:40 PM
Sorry, but I for one am confused by your description. What could possibly bolt between Fender and a moving trunk lid?

I'm a little slow at times but there are plenty of people here that love to to help if you just point them in the right direction.
Maybe a picture of where it goes?

Dean.

mainmansam
05-23-2016, 11:57 PM
It's the piece of sheet metal that runs horizontal below the trunk lid and hidden by the bumper. I tried to take a picture of it from my body manual that I posted the part number from, but the pics kept coming out blurry.

rockne10
05-24-2016, 07:23 AM
I believe he is referring to the filler/sill, visible between the bumper and the trunk lid and fenders. 54486 The "lower one" that Geoff refers to would be the gravel deflector, which only ever had one exhaust cutout and is visible below the bumper.
54487

dean pearson
05-24-2016, 08:24 AM
Got it, I think I have heard that referred to as a valance?

Dean.

fiveftsix
05-24-2016, 09:01 AM
I believe he is referring to the filler/sill, visible between the bumper and the trunk lid and fenders. 54486 The "lower one" that Geoff refers to would be the gravel deflector, which only ever had one exhaust cutout and is visible below the bumper.
54487
Thanks for clarifying that Rockne, I`ve never seen a V8 one so I could only hazard a guess seeing the 6 has the cutout for the exhaust tail pipe.
Must look a bit weird with only one cut out unless they didn`t have any cut outs on the V8
Geoff

rockne10
05-24-2016, 02:59 PM
Must look a bit weird with only one cut out unless they didn`t have any cut outs on the V8To the best of my knowledge there were no dual exhaust Studebakers until the 1955 Speedster; and even after that most V-8s had a crossover pipe to a single exhaust.

fiveftsix
05-24-2016, 03:56 PM
Learn something new every day Rockne with Studebakers !!!
Geoff

rockne10
01-07-2017, 08:01 AM
And I believe the original part # you referred to, 291155, is actually the sill panel for the deck lid opening; that would contain the loop that the trunk latch hooks to when it is closed. That is not the trim panel you seek.

royvaldez
01-07-2017, 10:18 AM
Dean, It is not the Valance.
There are 2 pieces which includes the valance