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    Where's the best place to buy parts like brake parts, arm rest for doors

  • #2
    There probably isn't one best place, but the largest are:

    https://www.studebaker-intl.com/ -- Studebaker International, Indiana (many, many NOS parts)
    https://mystudebaker.com/ -- Stephan Allen's Studebaker parts, new & used, Florida
    https://www.studebakerparts.com/ -- Arizona

    There are numerous other Studebaker parts vendors. Most specialize in one area or another (performance, etc), and that is good because they are experts in their area of expertise. You might start with the three listed above.

    -Dwight

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    • #3
      Here is another one: https://www.studebakerparts.com/ (Oops! I see Dwight already sent you this one. Sorry.
      If you haven't already, join the Studebaker Drivers Club (see the link at the top of this page). You can ask them to send you a copy of the March Turning Wheels Magazine. This is the annual "Vendors" issue and is filled with sources for parts and service.
      Ed Sallia
      Dundee, OR

      Sol Lucet Omnibus

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Commander Eddie View Post
        Here is another one: https://www.studebakerparts.com/ (Oops! I see Dwight already sent you this one. Sorry.
        If you haven't already, join the Studebaker Drivers Club (see the link at the top of this page). You can ask them to send you a copy of the March Turning Wheels Magazine. This is the annual "Vendors" issue and is filled with sources for parts and service.
        Excellent advice! I wish I had thought of that (SDC vendors issue).
        -Dwight

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        • #5
          The best place to go may be where you are. Give us an idea of what you need. Most of us have a parts stash, that we are willing to share.

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          • #6
            Here is a list of vendors: http://www.studebakervendors.com/
            DT Holder - Bakersfield CA, USA
            1950 Commander ("Resto-Mod" in progress)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DaleM267 View Post
              Where's the best place to buy parts like brake parts, arm rest for doors
              Dale, the closest place for you would probably be Westmoreland Restorations, on Route 22 just west of Blairsville.

              "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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              • #8
                Get you a nice new yellow legal pad and start with a list of what you need. Place them in order of needs like stop and go, function, and beauty. You original post covers two things: if all you need is brake parts and arm rests, you are indeed most fortunate. Get prices for everything then it will help you decide what to do.

                Today I went to look at a 52 Commander(s). There were several different cars there and all of them had some parts removed in no particular order. Some had door panels removed (one of my biggest gripes), brake drums removed without any replacement parts and so on. You get the idea.

                A body man told me once when I was learning to work on cars over 50 years ago, don't try to eat the whole cake at one time. Do one panel at a time and you do end up with all the work done eventually. He said" you just need one bite of the cake to see if you enjoy it". At that time, everyone my age the solution to a mechanical problem was to rebuild the carburetor or take the heads off when all it took most times was a simple electrical/ignition diagnosis.

                Let us know what model/year Studebaker you have and you will see many experts to help. If you haven't joined the Studebaker Drivers Club and your local chapter it will help.

                Be a Sensible Acting Studebaker Owner (SASO)

                Bob Miles

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                • #9
                  Well the truth is I have 2 1960 Studebaker Champ, one blue one green.
                  Blue one the plate on the fire wall says
                  5E-T4
                  On lower block
                  523140
                  ( Under that)
                  11 25 N
                  Stamped on top side of motor
                  4EI0II9
                  It's a flathead v6
                  That's what I know, now apparently I will need a distributor, seems a wire inside the distributor is now melted thru.
                  needs- floor pans ( needs redone) arm rests
                  Brakes work need motor to run,lol

                  The green one, straight 6 runs,
                  Doesn't stop haven't looked into it( that's why I was curious about the brakes)
                  Needs floor pan and bed floor.

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                  • #10
                    Okay thank you all for your help, contacted the vendor in Arizona, told me what I need to do for the distributor, it's really just a melted wire. Hopefully that will solve some issues

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DaleM267 View Post
                      Well the truth is I have 2 1960 Studebaker Champ, one blue one green.
                      Blue one the plate on the fire wall says
                      5E-T4 On lower block
                      523140 ( Under that)
                      11 25 N Stamped on top side of motor 4EI0II9
                      It's a flathead v6 /Cut/
                      The Number that matters is the Engine Serial number stamped into only THAT One Block: 4E10119, that is shown on our "Resources" Link from the SDC Website Main Page, and under "Vehicle Identification", then "6 Cyl. Engine Identification" as a 1960 "245" c.i.d. Commander Six.

                      The Date Cast Code: 11 25 N breaks down to be Nov. 25, 1959 which would be correct for a 1960 Truck.
                      The 5E-T4 CAB is a 1960 Standard Champ Cab.
                      We will know a little more when we get the Actual TRUCK Serial Number, from the Serial Number Plate welded on the Cab "B' Pillar.
                      But it is looking like everything may be Original & matching for a 1960 Champ.

                      FYI: A Flathead in line Engine is an "L" Head, not a V6.
                      Last edited by StudeRich; 04-13-2021, 06:05 PM.
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the info much appreciated. I'm very new to the Studebaker stuff, bit you all have been very helpful

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                        • #13
                          do they still have the York PA swap meets? I think they no longer do that, but if they do, that will be a resource.

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                          • #14
                            Don't overlook your FLAPS. I was in NAPA to pick up an oil filter and asked if they had a rebuild kit for the rear brake cylinders on my '41. I knew I had gotten them there 15 years ago. Turns out that part had been discontinued but they had new ones on the shelf for $25 or so. OK, I guess I can live with not having to rebuild mine. It has been years but this same NAPA had a new Carter fuel pump for my car with ethanol-proof rubber in stock.

                            Nathan
                            _______________
                            http://stude.vonadatech.com
                            https://jeepster.vonadatech.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Corbinstein0 View Post
                              do they still have the York PA swap meets? I think they no longer do that, but if they do, that will be a resource.
                              No, unfortunately, York is dead. The Reedsville swap meet is still planned for this fall.
                              -Dwight

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