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    Can anyone tell me where this plate goes. Found it in my toolbox but can't remember where it was. 53 commander coupe. Didn't see it on google but think it goes on the firewall somewhere

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    Originally posted by dave hethrington View Post
    Can anyone tell me where this plate goes. Found it in my toolbox but can't remember where it was. 53 commander coupe. Didn't see it on google but think it goes on the firewall somewhere
    I'm sure someone could provide you with an answer if you'd post a picture.

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    • #3
      Look for two holes at the upper side of the passenger firewall, in the engine compartment.

      Two rather large Philips screws will affix it there.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NCDave51 View Post
        Look for two holes at the upper side of the passenger firewall, in the engine compartment.

        Two rather large Philips screws will affix it there.
        I agree and will add;
        1) it should be either 4H-C3 or 4H-C5,
        2) it should be painted the main body color (same as firewall).
        Last edited by studegary; 12-07-2020, 06:39 PM. Reason: missing d
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10,
          '51 Commander Starlight,
          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
          '56 Sky Hawk

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
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            This is the plate. I must have filled the holes. From your picture it looks like it goes on the upper ledge close to the low spot by the hinge.

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            • #7
              Not easiest but most accurate to look up from the interior side of the firewall and punch back through the two OEM holes?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NCDave51 View Post
                Not easiest but most accurate to look up from the interior side of the firewall and punch back through the two OEM holes?
                Good thinking. I will have to have a look. Thanks

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                • #9
                  I will additionally add that the screws should also (as well as the plate) be painted the same color as the firewall.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by studegary View Post
                    I will additionally add that the screws should also (as well as the plate) be painted the same color as the firewall.
                    Yes; and they were attached before the tub was painted. If you remove them, there should be primer underneath.
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    '33 Rockne 10,
                    '51 Commander Starlight,
                    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                    '56 Sky Hawk

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NCDave51 View Post
                      Not easiest but most accurate to look up from the interior side of the firewall and punch back through the two OEM holes?
                      Worked Thanks

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                      • #12
                        If you remove them there is no paint at all underneath; it is either bare metal or rust. I always remove them and paint them separately .

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