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    I'm trying to find a picture of the dash oo a 42 commander skyway land crusier. I want to see what the dash looks like around the gauges and the glove box. It looks to me like a brushed gold maybe.
    Any info would be a great help.
    Thanks
    Geomac

  • #2
    Here it is...

    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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    • #3
      Smart looking dashboard!!!!
      1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

      "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        Thanks alot Swifster that helps . Do you know where I can find the glove box and gauge panel.

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        • #5
          There was a '42 Commander that showed up at the last La Palma meet I attended. Really nice older couple owned it and had driven it from either AZ or NV - I can't remember now. Anyways, the guy insisted I sit in it, and what really struck me was how much plastic was used on the dash! Blew me away. I figured trying to restore one would be a real challenge. The 41 - 42 Commanders and Presidents were some mighty classy autos!
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          • #6
            I have no idea. Maybe a salvage yard somewhere. I'd love a '41...
            Tom - Bradenton, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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            • #7
              I bought a '63 Champ from a fellow 8-10 years ago who had a '42 Skyway tucked away in the back of his garage. Claimed the straight 8 ran so quietly you could not hear it. He had 3 NOS fenders with it and I think was asking $4500 for it. Probably should have brought it home.
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              • #8
                '42 President that was at NE Zone meet in Gettysburg in 2011 - almost took your breath away...



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                • #9
                  I think the '41 & '42 cars were the best looking cars Studebaker ever produced. The '53-'55 are a close 2nd. Those early cars looked like a mini Cadillac. Very elegant cars.
                  Tom - Bradenton, FL

                  1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                  1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                  • #10
                    1942 and 1946 President Skyway's have always been some of my top favorites. Actually just about any Studebaker from about 1930 to 1946, I just like that general body style. I know when I drive my '40 it just has a different "feel" than that of any other Studebaker, and I don't mean because a piece of rusty metal is stabbing me while driving... About a year after buying my car I got to go for a short ride in an original, unrestored 1942 President Skyway. Those cars are so smooth, and quiet. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
                    Chris Dresbach

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                    • #11
                      Oh, great. Now there's yet another Studebaker I want.
                      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                      • #12
                        I have had two opportunities to buy one of these. Both were '41. One was a President that was formerly owned by a U.S. Senator from Washington State, the other was a Champion that passed through one of our chapter members. He re-sold it before I had a chance to figure out how I could pay for it.
                        They are sweet and I love watching them drive down the road. I have not had the pleasure of riding in one yet but after the above descriptions I am itching too.
                        Ed Sallia
                        Dundee, OR

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Scott View Post
                          Oh, great. Now there's yet another Studebaker I want.


                          So shallow...I'd love having it simply for that steering wheel. Probably be more of a distraction to me driving it than texting on a cell phone though.

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                          • #14
                            Quite a few years ago, I had the opportunity to buy a '41 Commander Land Cruiser. It had been put away in the 70s and the engine had locked up. But every bit of it was there and truly free of any rust. I thought the $1500 price tag was too much.
                            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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                            • #15
                              The car shown below is back on ebay with an opening bid of $6,500. It just went off ebay on June 5 with a no-sale at $6,900. I'm anxious to see what it does this time. I already have a '41 Commander and a Champion, but, if it stays around that price, it would cost far less than what it would take to restore mine to that condition. The ad says Champion, but the car is really a Commander.

                              http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1941-...orcev4exp=true
                              Last edited by Sam Ensley; 06-06-2013, 10:41 PM.

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