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  • -55 sedan's miss-fittings

    Have anyone ever seen a -55 sedan with the rear lights & bumper matching up? I googled & found these:
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    & here's my own Josephine who was the cause for me to start it:
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    Has anybody seen a decent one? Ever...?
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    Josephine
    -55
    Champion V8
    4d sedan

  • #2
    Not sure to what you are referring? Are you referring to the bumper being straight and centered? Here is mine:

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    Ed Sallia
    Dundee, OR

    Sol Lucet Omnibus

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    • #3
      No, I mean the side-view, the chrome around the lights goes more forward than the bumper.
      & it seems it's only like that on sedans.
      Seriously nice one you have!
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      Josephine
      -55
      Champion V8
      4d sedan

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      • #4
        Not sure I grasp the original question.

        The bumper is supposed to stick out farther than the lights. That's why/because it's a bumper. Would you prefer that the lights take the beating from the SUV who cannot parallel park?
        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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        • #5
          I'll give it a try -

          I think that the OP is referring to how the forward (chrome) edge of the light is not in line with the forward edge of the bumper at the quarter panel. Bug or feature?
          Jim K.
          63 Hawk

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          • #6
            Bingo!....I think.[QUOTE=JimK;1112020]I'll give it a try -

            I think that the OP is referring to how the forward (chrome) edge of the light is not in line with the forward edge of the bumper at the quarter panel. Bug or feature?[/QBingoUOTE]
            Lou Van Anne
            62 Champ
            64 R2 GT Hawk
            79 Avanti II

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            • #7
              And.... the back end of the rocker panel ends short of the front edge of the rear wheelwell opening.
              South Lompoc Studebaker

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              • #8
                It was close enough for Government, (Studebaker) Work!

                Wagons and C or K Models have completely different Tail Light Housings without the Huge wraparound, so you can't compare Sedans to them.

                Yes, that is how they all are.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                • #9
                  Yep, it's the front of the side parts I mean. It's like as if they were planning a different bumper but then thought "Ah, the hood & grille is bad enough so people won't notice it anyway!" but 63 years later...
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                  Josephine
                  -55
                  Champion V8
                  4d sedan

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                  • #10
                    Picky are you? You probably would not have bought it had you noticed that design flaw> jimmijim
                    sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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                    • #11
                      It looks fine for a grocery-getter. None of these cars were expected to last long enough for anyone to study them so close.
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                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup

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                      • #12
                        Probably the result between what the designers wanted (chrome in alignment) and what the bean counters allowed (no, use an existing part instead)....

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                        • #13
                          Honestly, it never caught my attention and no one else has ever mentioned it. I guess I tend to look at the overall look rather than small details.
                          Ed Sallia
                          Dundee, OR

                          Sol Lucet Omnibus

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                          • #14
                            If you want to "fix" it, I would recommend extending the bumper as the easiest route. After cutting, fitting, rechroming and the like you will have a masterpiece that others will be amazed by.....as soon as you point it out.
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                            "In the heart of Arkansas."
                            Searcy, Arkansas
                            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                            1952 2R pickup

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                            • #15
                              This sure became a bigger suxes than I imagned, nice!
                              I AM satisfied! & happy to enlighten some...

                              (Josephine's gonna be customized in the front anyway so while I'll be at it...)
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                              Josephine
                              -55
                              Champion V8
                              4d sedan

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