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1953 Studebaker - what does this mean?

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  • 1953 Studebaker - what does this mean?

    Hi, we have just got a 1953 2 door.

    The plate in Engine bay says 14G F3 31.05

    The plate inside the door says G 922443.?

    What does this mean? and is this a Deluxe 2 door champion coupe ?

    We are in Melbourne Australia...happy to pay in $US dollars for parts ..We need a manual, a catalogue and alot of parts, such as a engine kit to rebuild, the steering box is very "sloppy " etc etc..

    And as much info on the car we can get..

    Thanks in advance.


  • #2
    Welcome aboard, Rick!

    The body tag:
    14G = '53 Champion
    F = 2-door sedan
    3 = Deluxe trim level
    3105 = the 3105th 14G-F3 body tub that was welded together.

    The serial number:
    G 922443 = a Los Angeles built '53 Champion.

    There's these folks:
    and many others that can help you with all your needs.

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    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.


    • #3
      Thank you very much MR Biggs...that is a huge help !!!!


      • #4
        Rick. I'm fairly new to the SDC website too. Maybe Mr. Biggs will
        read your post on the numbers, and help you out. He seems to be well
        informed on things Studebaker. I appreciate his input. On the
        Classified ads page when you scroll down far enough there will be
        Studebaker vendors. I have bought stuff from a couple of them, and
        have enjoyed talking with them. Just look around, and you will
        find what you need. Welcome aboard!

        James K. Clark
        Rutledge Tennessee.
        '55 Prez. 2dr hardtop
        Don't take yourself too seriously!

        James K. Clark


        • #5
          Welcome, Rick.

          You have a very active Studebaker Drivers Club in Australia. Check this link to find your local Chapter.

          Introductory membership in SDC is available for $19.95US at this link

          The monthly edition of TURNING WHEELS you recieve with membership will answer more questions and supply more contacts than you could possibly need.

          Any catalogs, manuals or parts you will need are available from many of the Studebaker vendors,

          If I had my parts catalog here I could identify your exact model. I'm sure someone else will chime in soon.

          I'm glad you found our forum and, rest assured, the folks here will do everything we can to help you enjoy your new 53.

          You see!! Folks chimed in before I had a chance to post!!

          Brad Johnson
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          33 Rockne 10
          51 Commander Starlight
          53 Commander Starlight

          previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
          "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.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


          • #6
            Thanks everyone for your valuable help