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    Is "Mr.Fifty" a known Studebaker vendor? The Point Of Sale is Joliet, IL.

    If it is someone that is known, I would prefer buying a set of mirrors for the Power Hawk from him vs. the generic eBay sellers even though they are selling the same product from apparently the same source.

    TIA

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    Might be Bob Kaptyn.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by stude dude View Post
      Might be Bob Kaptyn.
      Mr.Fifty is a Chevy parts vender that sells a lot of generic stuff and is a good guy.
      He lives in an other part of our great city.
      Robert Kapteyn

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GrumpyOne View Post
        Is "Mr.Fifty" a known Studebaker vendor? The Point Of Sale is Joliet, IL.

        If it is someone that is known, I would prefer buying a set of mirrors for the Power Hawk from him vs. the generic eBay sellers even though they are selling the same product from apparently the same source.

        TIA
        How about a pr of SI repros?
        Barry'd in Studes

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rkapteyn View Post
          Mr.Fifty is a Chevy parts vender that sells a lot of generic stuff and is a good guy.
          He lives in an other part of our great city.
          Robert Kapteyn

          Thanks for the info Bob… I suspected that it might be you because of location and the fact that he's "away" which I might thouth of your recent major surgery. Since that is not the case and I need the mirrors I'll have to resort to one of the other vendors to get 'er done.

          Again thanks and be well!

          And thanks to all of the other responders...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TX Rebel View Post
            How about a pr of SI repros?

            Pffft!

            The SI stuff did not get good reviews here and several people remarked that the mirrors offered by by "Mr Fifty" and others on eBay were at least a good and possibly better than the "official" reproductions. Add to that the cost is 1/4th of the SI stuff and considering that the Power Hawk while being a "nice" car is not perfect but rather at this point a driver.

            Now, if you have a decent pair of originals, I would entertain that option but come Monday, I will drop the hammer and buy a set of the generic examples.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GrumpyOne View Post
              Pffft!

              The SI stuff did not get good reviews here and several people remarked that the mirrors offered by by "Mr Fifty" and others on eBay were at least a good and possibly better than the "official" reproductions. Add to that the cost is 1/4th of the SI stuff and considering that the Power Hawk while being a "nice" car is not perfect but rather at this point a driver.

              Now, if you have a decent pair of originals, I would entertain that option but come Monday, I will drop the hammer and buy a set of the generic examples.
              Over a number of years I have bought the SI Stratovue (Avanti style if I'm using the wrong name) mirrors and have found them to be much better than the originals. I have installed them on every Avanti I have owned and I have them on my Daytona Wagonaire.
              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 53k View Post
                Over a number of years I have bought the SI Stratovue (Avanti style if I'm using the wrong name) mirrors and have found them to be much better than the originals. I have installed them on every Avanti I have owned and I have them on my Daytona Wagonaire.
                I'll agree with respect for the Stratovue but the consensus on the mid fifties mirror reflected poorly on the SI reproductions and for the reasons cited, I'm going with the cheaper eBay offerings unless Barry, (or someone), comes up with some good used driver quality originals.

                I have four originals but none are worthy of even driver consideration..

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