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    What model Studebaker did these come from?



    They look like Speedster wheelcovers with different center caps. Already bid to $500.

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    Mark Anderson
    1965 Cruiser
    http://home.alltel.net/anderm


  • #2
    According to an article by Feature Editor Fred K. Fox in the April, 1985 issue of Turning Wheels, AC-2780 was a prototype only, and never made it into production. The prototype was most likely being considered as a replacement for the wire wheel, AC-2425 which ceased to be available.

    This is from the 1956 J site. I think this is the same wheelcover, or very, very similar.
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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    • #3
      According to an article by Feature Editor Fred K. Fox in the April, 1985 issue of Turning Wheels, AC-2780 was a prototype only, and never made it into production. The prototype was most likely being considered as a replacement for the wire wheel, AC-2425 which ceased to be available.

      This is from the 1956 J site. I think this is the same wheelcover, or very, very similar.
      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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      • #4
        They're not 56J prototypes. Those look like this:



        They were overlays and not actual wheel covers. I went back and reread the ad and see where he "sacrificed" another set of Stude hubcaps to make this set.

        So, they are one-offs and not original to anything. Surprises me they are bid to $500. These would cost you points in a judged meet[}]

        ________________________
        Mark Anderson
        1965 Cruiser
        http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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        • #5
          They're not 56J prototypes. Those look like this:



          They were overlays and not actual wheel covers. I went back and reread the ad and see where he "sacrificed" another set of Stude hubcaps to make this set.

          So, they are one-offs and not original to anything. Surprises me they are bid to $500. These would cost you points in a judged meet[}]

          ________________________
          Mark Anderson
          1965 Cruiser
          http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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          • #6
            Man, these would sure look NICE on any 1956 or 1957 Stude. because they would look "correct" with the correct crest emblem on them! Judges, smudges!![^]

            StudeRich
            Studebakers Northwest
            Ferndale, WA
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Man, these would sure look NICE on any 1956 or 1957 Stude. because they would look "correct" with the correct crest emblem on them! Judges, smudges!![^]

              StudeRich
              Studebakers Northwest
              Ferndale, WA
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                You think that's strange, check this out!
                http://tinyurl.com/2hj842

                These appear to be 1960 small hubcaps, but the centers have either been modified...OR we have found still another hubcap that some other manufacturer like Checker or International bought the molds of and copied the Stude. ones!

                Or more correctly; they had the same vendor modify the Stude molds and make some cheaply for them!



                StudeRich
                Studebakers Northwest
                Ferndale, WA
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  You think that's strange, check this out!
                  http://tinyurl.com/2hj842

                  These appear to be 1960 small hubcaps, but the centers have either been modified...OR we have found still another hubcap that some other manufacturer like Checker or International bought the molds of and copied the Stude. ones!

                  Or more correctly; they had the same vendor modify the Stude molds and make some cheaply for them!



                  StudeRich
                  Studebakers Northwest
                  Ferndale, WA
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    I'm completely weirded out at this point.

                    ________________________
                    Mark Anderson
                    1965 Cruiser
                    http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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                    • #11
                      I'm completely weirded out at this point.

                      ________________________
                      Mark Anderson
                      1965 Cruiser
                      http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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                      • #12
                        There were a number of the bottlecap wheel covers used by Mopar products after Stude went out of biz.

                        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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                        • #13
                          There were a number of the bottlecap wheel covers used by Mopar products after Stude went out of biz.

                          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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                          • #14
                            Hey Mark, where did you find these ('56-'57 style) wire wheel covers?
                            I don't see them on ebay Studebaker parts under hubcaps or wheelcovers!

                            Got it, thanks, Glen! [^]

                            StudeRich
                            Studebakers Northwest
                            Ferndale, WA
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                            • #15
                              Hey Mark, where did you find these ('56-'57 style) wire wheel covers?
                              I don't see them on ebay Studebaker parts under hubcaps or wheelcovers!

                              Got it, thanks, Glen! [^]

                              StudeRich
                              Studebakers Northwest
                              Ferndale, WA
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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