View Full Version : Help to ID 51 Commander Armrests and Visors

06-26-2016, 01:59 PM
OK, I need help in getting the correct Armrests and visors for my 51 Starlight State Commander Coupe. I have shown pictures of what is for sale but you guys have given different ideas of whether they are correct. Could someone with this type of car please post an up-close pic of your interior with the correct handles, armrests and visors? I am trying to take the car back to original. Any help would be great. I want to complete this correctly.

06-26-2016, 06:14 PM
Your headliner should be taupe broadcloth. 55678

While your door and rear quarter trim panels were gray. 55679

The vinyl I used is correctly positioned but is not the correct color or texture. The original was a bluish-gray sort of basket weave texture.55680 Perhaps someone can post an example of the original. The armrests were used on all door armrests of all Studebaker models but some were upholstered and some were not. The Commander State Starlight always had upholstered armrests; again, with gray broadcloth and the basket-weave vinyl.

With the taupe headliner the visors were a chocolate brown. If you have the masonite cores they can be recovered. 55682

The back seat armrest/storage compartments, as well as the welt on the seat seams would have been in the gray basket-weave vinyl as well. 55683

06-27-2016, 12:19 AM
Thank you Rockne10. That was a huge help.