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  • '42 Champ hubcap mystery

    There's one on eBay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1942-...55009427QQrdZ1

    So, where exaclty did the "Kinght's Head" come from?



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    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT



    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
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  • #2
    '42 Champs were the only hubcap to ever have that logo. The '50 Champ hubcaps just had this in the center.



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    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT



    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
    http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
      '42 Champs were the only hubcap to ever have that logo. The '50 Champ hubcaps just had this in the center.



      _____________________________________

      Matthew Burnette
      Hazlehurst, Georgia
      '59 Scotsman PU
      '63 Daytona HT



      http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
      http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Yes, a "Champion" . Derived in part from Latin for Gladiator.

        Matthew, 50 Champions didn't have that crest on their hubcaps. SOME '50 hubcaps were smooth-centered with "Studebaker" written twice around the outer edge. Some had no lettering and some had little divits around the outer perimeter.
        There WERE some optional full disc COVERS that could be ordered at extra cost. Two types actually - one without any ornamentation and one with the crest you show.
        I'd bet the majority of '50 Champions came with one or another style of the smaller, "hubcap" (bottlecap, if you like) on them.

        Amazingly, the '46 Stude Champions that were built didn't have these gladiator covers on them even tho the '46 cars were just mildly rehashed '42s. The cover they put on the 46s is pretty "Blah"-looking with just a very lazy S in it's center.[|)]

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle!!

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        • #5
          Yes, a "Champion" . Derived in part from Latin for Gladiator.

          Matthew, 50 Champions didn't have that crest on their hubcaps. SOME '50 hubcaps were smooth-centered with "Studebaker" written twice around the outer edge. Some had no lettering and some had little divits around the outer perimeter.
          There WERE some optional full disc COVERS that could be ordered at extra cost. Two types actually - one without any ornamentation and one with the crest you show.
          I'd bet the majority of '50 Champions came with one or another style of the smaller, "hubcap" (bottlecap, if you like) on them.

          Amazingly, the '46 Stude Champions that were built didn't have these gladiator covers on them even tho the '46 cars were just mildly rehashed '42s. The cover they put on the 46s is pretty "Blah"-looking with just a very lazy S in it's center.[|)]

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle!!

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe

          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks for clearing that up Biggs. I couldn't recall for sure. You're the man when it comes to trim stuff!

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            Matthew Burnette
            Hazlehurst, Georgia
            '59 Scotsman PU
            '63 Daytona HT



            http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
            http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Thanks for clearing that up Biggs. I couldn't recall for sure. You're the man when it comes to trim stuff!

              _____________________________________

              Matthew Burnette
              Hazlehurst, Georgia
              '59 Scotsman PU
              '63 Daytona HT



              http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
              http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                The vendor said that every Studebaker collector should have one of these 42 hub caps in their collection, and I do. It is in the cubbyhole to the right of the 38 headlight.




                Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                • #9
                  The vendor said that every Studebaker collector should have one of these 42 hub caps in their collection, and I do. It is in the cubbyhole to the right of the 38 headlight.




                  Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                  • #10
                    lstude; looks like you have a hubcap from a '42 Prez on the other side of that '38 headlight lens. [8D]

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                    Hazlehurst, Georgia
                    '59 Scotsman PU
                    '63 Daytona HT



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                    http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      lstude; looks like you have a hubcap from a '42 Prez on the other side of that '38 headlight lens. [8D]

                      _____________________________________

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                      Hazlehurst, Georgia
                      '59 Scotsman PU
                      '63 Daytona HT



                      http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
                      http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        quote: lstude; looks like you have a hubcap from a '42 Prez on the other side of that '38 headlight lens.
                        Yes, and I think they were also used on 42 Commanders. Below is a picture of my uncle and grandmother by my grandfather's 42 Commander.



                        Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                        • #13
                          quote: lstude; looks like you have a hubcap from a '42 Prez on the other side of that '38 headlight lens.
                          Yes, and I think they were also used on 42 Commanders. Below is a picture of my uncle and grandmother by my grandfather's 42 Commander.



                          Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                          • #14
                            It was the same cap alright, but it said either Commander or President on them!
                            I know SASCO had (maybe still DO have) some of the '42 Presidnet ones in stock. The '42 Commander variety ended shows up on a '47 Commander in some of the early ads for '47s, but it seems that they actually wore the caps with a "nipple" in the center and no lettering at all.
                            There's also a "blackout" version of the 42 Comm/Pres covers that was simply painted car color with a white ring just outside of the concave center area. [8D]

                            Miscreant adrift in
                            the BerStuda Triangle!!

                            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                            1960 Larkvertible V8
                            1958 Provincial wagon
                            1953 Commander coupe

                            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                            • #15
                              It was the same cap alright, but it said either Commander or President on them!
                              I know SASCO had (maybe still DO have) some of the '42 Presidnet ones in stock. The '42 Commander variety ended shows up on a '47 Commander in some of the early ads for '47s, but it seems that they actually wore the caps with a "nipple" in the center and no lettering at all.
                              There's also a "blackout" version of the 42 Comm/Pres covers that was simply painted car color with a white ring just outside of the concave center area. [8D]

                              Miscreant adrift in
                              the BerStuda Triangle!!

                              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                              1960 Larkvertible V8
                              1958 Provincial wagon
                              1953 Commander coupe

                              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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