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  • 1951 Commander Starlight exterior sunvisor

    hi to all!

    i´m new here and i live in Austira/Vienna in Europe. I made a dream come true and bought an 1951 Commander Starlight Coupe.

    Now i´m searching for an exterior windshield sunvisor/sunshade. has they been produced by studebaker or an aftermarket company?

    i hope you can help me and have one for sale, i even have an shipping adress in the usa! because i have no more splitted windows i would prefer any without center fixing.

    thanks

    -Ivko

  • #2
    You could check with Big Jim. http://bigjims.net/visors.htm
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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    • #3
      In general, Studebaker bodies are narrower than most other postwar brands. The Fulton and Comet aftermarket sun shields have sliding sections to compensate for various mounting widths. Even so, I had to cut mine before it would go narrow enough.

      If you cannot find an actual, official Studebaker sun shield, be sure to get one of the universal ones than can be modified/cut to fit. One piece sun shields made for Fords and Chevvy's will not fit.
      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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      • #4
        thank you! i know about bigjims, but i would prefer an original one. Rockne10 are you using an BigJims sunvisor on your white one?

        does maybe somebody else have an idea or a shade for sale?

        thanks

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ivko View Post
          ...are you using an BigJims sunvisor on your white one?
          No. My '51 was returned to service over a quarter century ago and the NOS visor arrived in a factory sealed Studebaker parts box. Back then that was not uncommon.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10,
          '51 Commander Starlight,
          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
          '56 Sky Hawk

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
            No. My '51 was returned to service over a quarter century ago and the NOS visor arrived in a factory sealed Studebaker parts box. Back then that was not uncommon.
            Those were the days! They are almost gone now, but what a thrill it was to find an accessory for your car and have it be NOS.
            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

            17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
            10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
            10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
            4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
            5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
            56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
            60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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            • #7
              fine!

              does nobody have an sunvisor for me

              ps: have to get notifications on replies?

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              • #8
                I have one off a 50 Commander, it is a Fulton and has the center support that attaches behind the hood where the weather strip is. I was getting ready to list on Ebay, if interested please send me a Private Message
                Milt

                1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
                1961 Hawk 4-speed
                1967 Avanti
                1961 Lark 2 door
                1988 Avanti Convertible

                Member of SDC since 1973

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                • #9
                  eBay is a good place to research things like this. There is a lot of mis-information, but one can see and learn a lot.

                  https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...visor&_sacat=0
                  RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                  17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                  10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                  10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                  4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                  5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                  56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                  60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                  • #10
                    I just bought an original Fulton with the center roof bracket for my Dad's 50 Starlight. The guy I bought it from has a lot of original Fulton visors that he has restored. He is not cheap but the visor I got was very nice. PM me if interested and I will forward you his contact info.
                    Wayne
                    "Trying to shed my CASO ways"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ivko View Post

                      does maybe somebody else have an idea or a shade for sale?

                      thanks
                      Unclemiltie says he has one.
                      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

                      Comment

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