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    I should be finished with the interior next week. Some of the pieces are coming in now. Very happy with it. The guy does a great job. Very thorough. I will add more pics as the pieces come together.


    51 Studebaker Starlight State Commander Coupe
    53 Studebaker Starlight Regal Commander Coupe
    62 Volvo PV544 Sport
    59 Renault 4CV




  • #2
    The door panel is certainly different. A bit reminiscent of the 53 up C/K body cars. I am looking forward to pictures of the complete interior.
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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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    • #3
      The door is the actual trim. This is a 51 State level trim. Probably not pleated inserts but it gives it character.
      51 Studebaker Starlight State Commander Coupe
      53 Studebaker Starlight Regal Commander Coupe
      62 Volvo PV544 Sport
      59 Renault 4CV



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      • #4
        Looking good. Would like to see it completely assembled.
        Bob
        Welland Ontario
        60 Lark Convertible
        64 Daytona
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        "They were meant to be driven ... so keep on cruizin"

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        • #5
          That is a very nice looking seat.

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          • #6
            Should have the interior mainly in by Friday. I still need to make the kickpanels, rear panels and install the carpet. The upholstery guy makes all the piping for the seats and windlace from the interior material. It then matches well. Still hoping RadioRoy will tell us how he installed the headliner in with the rear window in place.
            51 Studebaker Starlight State Commander Coupe
            53 Studebaker Starlight Regal Commander Coupe
            62 Volvo PV544 Sport
            59 Renault 4CV



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            • #7
              Originally posted by lelshaddai View Post
              Still hoping RadioRoy will tell us how he installed the headliner in with the rear window in place.
              I just posted the directions in tech talk.
              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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              • #8
                Picked up the rest of the interior today. He installed the headliner and made and installed the windlace. I just need to make the rear and kick panels and install the carpet and she will be good to go.
                Jim
                51 Studebaker Starlight State Commander Coupe
                53 Studebaker Starlight Regal Commander Coupe
                62 Volvo PV544 Sport
                59 Renault 4CV



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                • #9
                  Looks great! Is that the correct interior?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tim333 View Post
                    Looks great! Is that the correct interior?
                    Not by a long shot, but it looks nice.

                    Did the headliner installer use my technique, or did he use his own?
                    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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                    • #11
                      He used a combination of your technique and his experience. I printed up everything that you wrote down and gave it to him and it came in very handy. Thanks. No it’s not original. But it looks really good And look better when I take pictures of it being in the light instead of in the garage. It is all the original trim pieces throughout the car and door panels. So the look of the trim is correct. The car will eventually become a darker metallic gray color. That will be a nice fit for the interior.
                      51 Studebaker Starlight State Commander Coupe
                      53 Studebaker Starlight Regal Commander Coupe
                      62 Volvo PV544 Sport
                      59 Renault 4CV



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                      • #12
                        Looks great Jim! Very nice.
                        3H-C5 "The Blue Goose"

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