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    A qustion about locking the doors on my 1950 Starlight Commander. Will the doors lock any other way without using the key on the outside of the door? Can one accidently lock the doors from the inside or outside? Just completed restoration and can't remember, it's been so long. I don't want to make a mistake at this point. Thanks

  • #2
    This may sound crazy, but just try all the combinations (with the key in your pocket of course) on both doors.

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA


    • #3
      WEll they work the same way as my 49 . The only way to lock them from the outside is with a key. To lock them while you are inside push the handle towards the front of the car. Then they are locked while driving

      Mabel 1949 Champion
      1957 Silverhawk
      1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
      Gus 1958 Transtar
      1955 President State
      Mabel 1949 Champion
      Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
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      Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe


      • #4
        Can't lock yourself out of a Studebaker unless you want to, even the four door Larks. The front doors will only lock with a key unless you are sitting inside the car.
        Brad Johnson,
        SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
        '56 Sky Hawk in process