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    I was wondering if there is someone that makes carpet kits for the 58 commander. I called stock interiors, I have bought many carpet kits from them for other vehicles always great, anyways, they don't offer anything for a Studebaker. Is Packard sedans the same floor as a Studebaker sedan? My vinyl is/was great shape but very brittal and want to change it out. Another thing, what are the colors of the engines suppose to be? I see silver, gold and red on mine. Anyone have a picture of one painted up? Does anyone have any contacts for NOS interior?

  • #2
    As long as its a President sedan, it will have the same floor stamping as a Packard sedan for '58. Commanders and Champions have a 4" shorter wheelbase. I suppose the excess rear carpet length will hide under the front seat in a Commander, although you will have to trim it to fit the narrower rear door opening.

    Last edited by 8E45E; 07-27-2016, 10:33 PM.


    • #3
      Here are some'58 Engine views, they are Aluminum Silver front to tail of Transmission, pretty much everywhere.
      Note that both of these have been "dressed up" with '56-'57 valve Cover Decals, not Factory stock, but look good.

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ID:	1708029 The Fan Blades only, (not Pulley) were Black on NOS Factory replacements and Silver on Production original Cars.
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner


      • #4
        Southeast Studebaker makes complete interiors for your car, and very good quality. Just like factory. However there is a fairly long wait to get one, up to a year in my experience. Worth the wait if you have time and want it done correctly... I have purchased 2 complete interiors from them and they are NICE. One for my '64 Daytona, and one for our '57 Hawk.
        1950 Commander Land Cruiser
        1951 Champion Business Coupe
        1951 Commander Starlight
        1952 Champion 2Dr. Sedan
        1953 Champion Starlight
        1953 Commander Starliner
        1953 2R5
        1956 Golden Hawk Jet Streak
        1957 Silver Hawk
        1957 3E5 Pick-Up
        1959 Silver Hawk
        1961 Hawk
        1962 Cruiser 4 speed
        1963 Daytona Convertible
        1964 Daytona R2 4 speed
        1965 Cruiser
        1970 Avanti


        • #5
          According to their website, Stock Interiors does not carry carpets for Packards past 1956, which is not surprising since they don't list Studebaker either.
          Mike Davis
          Regional Manager, North Carolina
          1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"