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    I'm sure I'll need more, but at this point, I would be happy if I could find some body parts:
    -Rust free front fenders (or close enough to fix up)
    - right rear quarter (fender)
    - both sides front parking light bezels (I can rechrome if you have good cores).

    I'm in Ontario, Canada, but would gladly drive to a warmer part of the continent to pick up parts Anyone clearing out a parts stash? Thanks.
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

  • #2
    The C/K rear quarters are now reproduced in fiberglass. I remember seeing an ad for them in Turning Wheels.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Thanks, Gary, They would be smooooth, but I always worry about stones thrown from underneath. Classic Enterprises has inner fender kits that might solve that problem. I have solid panels but they have been repaired. I'm not looking for perfect but I'm trying to avoid a ripple bomb. Better repaired metal than FG, in my book anyways, but rust free panels may still be available in southern climes: Texas? Arizona, CA? ...all me Ex's are infectious..."
      Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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      • #4
        David:

        Good metal fenders are hard to find and expensive. Good luck.

        This is a link for fiberglass fenders.

        http://www.classglassperformance.com...tudebaker.html

        Paul

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        • #5
          Thanks, Gary, They would be smooooth, but I always worry about stones thrown from underneath. Classic Enterprises has inner fender kits that might solve that problem. I have solid panels but they have been repaired. I'm not looking for perfect but I'm trying to avoid a ripple bomb. Better repaired metal than FG, in my book anyways, but rust free panels may still be available in southern climes: Texas? Arizona, CA? ...all me Ex's are infectious..."================================================================== ==

          Gee Gary, I'm not sure about that. I've got a 64 Corvette I drive 10K a year for the last few years, obviously F/G car, Paint perfect. My Speedster was driven 3K last year w/O fender shielding and no damage apparent under fenders. I know that shields are better and Studebaker should have used them but given the use our cars are normally put to I don't think its an end-all, just MHO

          Happy Trails


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          Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

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          • #6
            Thanks, Paul. I checked out the FG site and it looked really smooth with great prices. If I can't fall into some better steel panels, the fiberglass alternative is a big comfort. Members from Canada might remember Roy Graham, a retired Studebaker dealer (Leamington?). He must be in his 80s. I'll have the pleasure of visiting him tomorrow to pick up some brake drums. He has a farm full of Studes, but most suffer the same rust problems. I'll keep you posted
            Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by stall

              Thanks, Gary, They would be smooooth, but I always worry about stones thrown from underneath. Classic Enterprises has inner fender kits that might solve that problem. I have solid panels but they have been repaired. I'm not looking for perfect but I'm trying to avoid a ripple bomb. Better repaired metal than FG, in my book anyways, but rust free panels may still be available in southern climes: Texas? Arizona, CA? ...all me Ex's are infectious..."================================================================== ==

              Gee Gary, I'm not sure about that. I've got a 64 Corvette I drive 10K a year for the last few years, obviously F/G car, Paint perfect. My Speedster was driven 3K last year w/O fender shielding and no damage apparent under fenders. I know that shields are better and Studebaker should have used them but given the use our cars are normally put to I don't think its an end-all, just MHO
              I am the one that suggested the fiberglass panels, not the one that made the quote that you refer to. That was by "warrlaw1".

              I have had four fiberglass cars and also have used fiberglass front fenders on a Studebaker Starliner. Those front fenders have now been on the car for 37 years. I painted the car with nitrocelulose lacquer and that is still good on the fiberglass fenders. I did have quite a lot of labor in getting the fiberglass front fenders to fit correctly. I bought those fenders from another Gary in the state of Washington.

              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                My mistake, Sorry Gary but At least we agree on this


                http://studebakerspeedster.blogspot....s-new-v-8.html

                Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

                http://sites.google.com/site/intrigu...tivehistories/

                (/url) https://goo.gl/photos/ABBDQLgZk9DyJGgr5

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                • #9
                  David:

                  Have fun. Roy used to own a Studebaker Dealership, and is still a Studebaker Driver, a Studebaker enthusiast and a Studebaker mechanic. Very nice man. He has been in the Ontario Chapter almost as long as I have: >30 years! I saw him again in Lancaster with his extended family.

                  Paul

                  PS: Ask to see his bullet nose convertible!

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                  • #10
                    Yo Paul. I saw the convertible on a previous trip. It's under canvass in one of the barns. He has a Rockne in the garage under the house and a huge yard full of parts cars. I did a fall colours tour of his yard with my camera. Too many shots for a TW pictorial. Roy had the drums I needed so now I'm chasing my next wish / side grills for a 55 C/K. I have an NOS middle section. I'm prepared to replate if you have any cores, and I'm not that far from you.
                    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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