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    Hi Folks,

    In surfing through Ebay, I ran across someone selling a 1950 Champion parts car. Too far away for me to be of interest, but there was something I did not recognize. Maybe someone could shed some light.

    There were chrome trim pieces atop each fendor with a lense mounted in the front of each piece. I am assuming this might have been the turn signals??? My car does not have signals.....yet.

    Anyway, were these made for a Champion?

    Any help would be appreciated.



    Tim Porter
    Hebron Illinois
    1950 Champion 2dr

  • #2
    Sounds like the Commander fender trim with the little glass jewel on the front. (does not light up)

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    • #3
      But could be made to with a little ingenuity.[}] And were optional on the Champion;at least in 1951. The Commander front fenders in 1950 were longer than the Champion but I would think the trim should still fit.[?]
      If your car came not equipped with turn signals, the wiring should send the current to the parking lights.
      There was some discussion on this just last week.
      "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.
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      • #4
        The correct ones for 1950-51 Champion have a little fin at the front edge instead of a jewel. AC-2026.

        Dwain G.

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        • #5
          Hey, Thanks everyone.

          If this trim was designed for a Commander, I am not going to put it on a Champion. I want to keep the car correct, if at all possible.

          I purchased an aftermarket turn signal kit from EMPI and hopefully will get a chance to start installing it in the next couple of weeks. I am intending to use the existing lights for the signals.

          Thanks again.

          Tim


          Tim Porter
          Hebron Illinois
          1950 Champion 2dr

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