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  • 1941 Commander coupe needing rear body parts

    A fellow here in Finland imported a 1941 Commander from Wisconsin few years ago. It is a 2 door coupe with a pretty solid body. for many years it had been serving in - at least to me - in an utmost odd " Studebaker service": It had a sort of industrial sawing blade system fitted in its rear part. When fitting that someone cut off the rear body ![V] Someone used it to saw timber ? The car arrived to Finland with that "system" in its rear part -- with no rear deck lid and missing fenders etc.

    The owner would be extremely happy to find a decent rear deck lid and rear fenders to put the car back on the road.In all honesty - it may end up as a rod but getting restored is not excluded as an option. Any leads are appreciated -- even a reasonably priced parts car -- ideally not too far from a shipping port.

    some pics of what it needs here:

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2651...64371389VmeqCT


    Pekka

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    Yes, you can still occasionally find an old car or truck chassis here in the woods in the northwest US. It was a very simple way to supply power for a small mill. Drive it to the location, strip the body away to expose the drive wheels, replace a rear wheel with a belt drum, and start sawing.
    Another old practice, usually seen more often in rural areas where trucks were more useful than cars, was to cut off the back half of a car body, fill that open area with a plywood sheet and make a truck bed with another sheet of plywood.


    Dwain G.

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    • #3
      Yes, you can still occasionally find an old car or truck chassis here in the woods in the northwest US. It was a very simple way to supply power for a small mill. Drive it to the location, strip the body away to expose the drive wheels, replace a rear wheel with a belt drum, and start sawing.
      Another old practice, usually seen more often in rural areas where trucks were more useful than cars, was to cut off the back half of a car body, fill that open area with a plywood sheet and make a truck bed with another sheet of plywood.


      Dwain G.

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      • #4
        Did you recieve my E-Mail, about the fenders ?
        Klif

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        • #5
          Did you recieve my E-Mail, about the fenders ?
          Klif

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          • #6
            Klif,

            No I never received that e-mail about the fenders -- maybe my firewall classified it as a spam or something else did happen.

            Please do resend it. If it does not come through this time I will contact you.

            Pekka

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            • #7
              Klif,

              No I never received that e-mail about the fenders -- maybe my firewall classified it as a spam or something else did happen.

              Please do resend it. If it does not come through this time I will contact you.

              Pekka

              President State Coupe 1955 and Golden Hawk 1958
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              1960 Lark VIII Regal convertible - 1964 Daytona Wagonaire

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              • #8
                Pekka,

                There is a left rear fender on e-bay now, use the link below to see the item.

                http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/41-st...37751020QQrdZ1

                Gary


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                • #9
                  Pekka,

                  There is a left rear fender on e-bay now, use the link below to see the item.

                  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/41-st...37751020QQrdZ1

                  Gary


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                  • #10
                    French Lake Auto Parts. Annandale, Mn. USA. 320-274-8497 They have a 1941 Commander sedan for parts. The rear fenders will work, but not the deck lid.
                    Klif

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                    • #11
                      French Lake Auto Parts. Annandale, Mn. USA. 320-274-8497 They have a 1941 Commander sedan for parts. The rear fenders will work, but not the deck lid.
                      Klif

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the leads. I will forward them to the owner of the car. Maybe these bring at least a partial solution to his needs.

                        Pekka

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the leads. I will forward them to the owner of the car. Maybe these bring at least a partial solution to his needs.

                          Pekka

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