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    What is the best source for weatherstripping and window seals. My 53 is all apart and i want to replace those items after paint.
    Thanks!!

    53 Starlight

  • #2
    Its all made in Tenn by Fennessy. Go to any of the major vendors and they will have the rubber parts.

    http://www.studebakervendors.com/


    Mike
    www.packardhawk.com

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    • #3
      There are many good Studebaker vendors, including SASCO http://studeparts.com (who may be great in person or by catalog but their website is woefully inadequate), Studebaker International http://www.studebaker-intl.com/ (also much better by catalog than the website).

      But the two that are easiest to search without using Studebaker part numbers are these, and they can be easily searched by Google, a big plus:

      Stephen Allen's http://www.mystudebaker.com/
      and StudebakerParts.com http://lightning.prohosting.com/~nps...s/forsale.html

      To do a site search with Google, simply use this format at google.com:
      site:www.somesite.com searchterms

      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup

      Paul Simpson
      "DilloCrafter"

      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
      The Red-Headed Amazon
      Deep in the heart of Texas

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      • #4
        I've gotten all my rubber parts from the vendors mentioned but made my own window channel and cat whiskers from bulk, ordered from J.C. Whitless.
        Also, if you're making your brake lines, coils of stainless are available for the price of standard from Dillsburg Aeroplane Works in Dillsburg, Pa.
        "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.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          People think Studebakers are hard to get parts for because they're old! Try restoring a late 1980s Cadillac Allante! There are NO reproduction weatherseals for those cars and so many other parts are NLA it's a joke. Others are so expensive it's ridiculous (how about $200 for a front license plate bracket!) Even the guys that specialize in those cars can't get what they need.

          I'm glad I fix up Studebakers!!
          "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by rockne10

            I've gotten all my rubber parts from the vendors mentioned but made my own window channel and cat whiskers from bulk, ordered from J.C. Whitless.
            Also, if you're making your brake lines, coils of stainless are available for the price of standard from Dillsburg Aeroplane Works in Dillsburg, Pa.
            I made up some SS brake lines for a 96 Dodge truck. I had to get a different line bending tool (has a moving roller) as the stainless lines tended to crimp up with a regular type bender. Thanks for the line lead, I will look them up.

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