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    Ok, just curious about the trim over the doors to hold headliner on the 49 up Studebaker trucks. My M series has metal trim, but trim I removed from a 49 ? (maybe 50) in a salvage yard is made of aluminum. Neat part is they haven't rusted and after plastic and glass bead blasting, acid etch and alodining, and a good coat of primer,they look like new.Question is,how many years did they make the trim out of aluminum? they seem to be out of O material and seem like one die would do( both sides alike). Are these hard to come by or is someone already reproducing them?

    Randy Wilkin
    Randy Wilkin
    1946 M5 Streetrod
    Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

  • #2
    Randy,

    As far as I know, all C-cab's wore that aluminum trim. There's also a straight piece that fit's the front edge of the door opening.[^]

    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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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

      Randy,

      As far as I know, all C-cab's wore that aluminum trim. There's also a straight piece that fit's the front edge of the door opening.[^]
      I wonder if the 55's had that aluminum trim above the doors. Those pieces were missing when I got my truck. There was still plenty of original, dilapidated headliner cardboard screwed in place with the original screws, but no aluminum trim (I don't have the front edge of door opening pieces you mentioned either). After I bought a pair of the above door trim pieces, I noticed some photos of '55 C-Cabs without them. Hmmmm.

      [img=left]http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
      Paul Simpson
      "DilloCrafter"

      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
      The Red-Headed Amazon
      Deep in the heart of Texas

      Paul Simpson
      "DilloCrafter"

      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
      The Red-Headed Amazon
      Deep in the heart of Texas

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by DilloCrafter
        I wonder if the 55's had that aluminum trim above the doors.
        [img=left]http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
        Paul Simpson
        "DilloCrafter"
        Nope. 55's don't have 'em!

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        • #5
          55's don't have them? In that case, I didn't need to buy these and clean them up all nice. Haven't installed them yet, so maybe they go back on eBay for someone whose truck really needs them.

          Thanks for the info, Allan.

          [img=left]http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
          Paul Simpson
          "DilloCrafter"

          1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
          The Red-Headed Amazon
          Deep in the heart of Texas

          Paul Simpson
          "DilloCrafter"

          1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
          The Red-Headed Amazon
          Deep in the heart of Texas

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          • #6
            Ya know - I'd never looked to see what years used those pieces. I used them in Pete tho. Not sure I'd be happy without them to help retain and hold straight that upper piece of headliner above the doors![:I]

            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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