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'50 Champion windshield

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  • Body: '50 Champion windshield

    Can a one-piece '51 Champion windshield be installed in a '50 Champion by removing the center post? That was a common trick with early 50s GM cars, removing the center post from a '52 Chevy and installing a one-piece '52 Oldsmobile windshield. Can a similar thing be done with a Champion, or is the roof shaped differently? Just curious. Thanks.

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    The window frame is shaped different then the 2 piece windshields along with the roof and cowl area. If you had a section of the roof and cowl from the 51, you might fabricate them into the 50 to to use a 1 piece glass.
    My 50 Champion Starlight Coupes and my 50 convert are one piece. My 50 4 Dr is 2 piece.
    sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
    1950 Champion Convertible
    1950 Champion 4Dr
    1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
    1957 Thunderbird

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    • #3
      I like the classic old car look of the divided windshield, and it's easily available if one side gets damaged.
      Just the other day I was wondering about the availability of the curved windshield in my 50 Land Cruiser, if something happened to it?

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      • #4
        Two piece vs one piece windshield

        Originally posted by dstude View Post
        Can a one-piece '51 Champion windshield be installed in a '50 Champion by removing the center post? That was a common trick with early 50s GM cars, removing the center post from a '52 Chevy and installing a one-piece '52 Oldsmobile windshield. Can a similar thing be done with a Champion, or is the roof shaped differently? Just curious. Thanks.
        Because my 1950 Champion has two piece windshield I was able to get all new glass from a local supplier except for the curved rear window.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dstude View Post
          Can a one-piece '51 Champion windshield be installed in a '50 Champion by removing the center post? That was a common trick with early 50s GM cars, removing the center post from a '52 Chevy and installing a one-piece '52 Oldsmobile windshield. Can a similar thing be done with a Champion, or is the roof shaped differently? Just curious. Thanks.
          It is odd that you mention this now. This evening, I was watching a rerun of the Mecum Harrisburg auction. There was a customized 1951 or 1952 Chevrolet that had the two piece windshield. I wondered why they did not replace it with a one piece as we did in the 1950s to my friend's customized 1951 Chevrolet convertible.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Short answer to original poster: NO

            How badly you want it and how much money you have is another answer...
            KURTRUK
            (read it backwards)




            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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