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    Greetings to all:

    I need to restore the black paint on the VIN tag on my driver side door post. The stainless tag is in great condition, but the black paint that says "Studebaker Corporation, serial number" is gone. Does anyone make a stencil? I'd gladly pay a reasonable price for one rather than have to make one from a photo. It's a 53 c body Commander.

    Thanks, Dave

    Dave Davis
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    1953 Commander Regal Starlight
    '58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered
    Dave Davis
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    1953 Commander Regal Starlight
    \'58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered

  • #2
    <s>So you are really saying that the bottom half of the plate is cut/broken off? The serial number on a real Studebaker Serial Number Plate does not wear off, it is embossed (stamped) into the Stainless Steel Plate.
    </s>
    Decals are available to restore the Black painted part<s>, but you say you have that? [?] confused[B)]</s>

    Do you have a Title that states a Serial number that starts with 8,290,001 or higher for South Bend Assembled, or 8,826,801 or higher for Los Angeles Assembled?

    If it is a '53 Commander, the Body tag on the passenger side of the firewall will say: 4H, followed by the body type, trim level and BODY number.

    UPDATE: I am sorry, I don't know how I could have read that BACKWARDS! I must have been standing on my head! I too, do not remember who sells them

    StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner
    SDC Member Since 1967

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    • #3
      Sounds to me like he's saying the silkscreened part of the tag has worn off, Rich. How are the quality on those decals? I might want one for the Lark.


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      Clark in San Diego
      '63 F2/Lark Standard
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      Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        What is the source for those decals? I could use one on my 56J if they are available.

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        • #5
          I bought one of those decals from a seller thru e-bay. Don't remember who it was. The decal is spot on. jimmijim
          sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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          • #6
            I think Bondo was making at least some of them.

            http://www.bondobilly.com/

            I'd probably seal *any* slide on with clear paint to avoid having it wear off quickly.

            nate

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            55 Commander Starlight
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            • #7
              I have them instock. need to know year of car to provide proper wording.

              BG

              Owner of Carbon Foot Print, formally known as the HFH

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              • #8
                Thanks for all the replies, I'm sorry if I confused anyone with my post. All the info was in there somewhere.

                I was not aware that the black on the door post tag was a decal, I thought it was paint.

                Bondo: What do you charge for the decal for a 1953 Commander Regal Starlight?

                Thanks, Dave

                Dave Davis
                Bakersfield, Ca.
                1953 Commander Regal Starlight
                '58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered
                Dave Davis
                Bakersfield, Ca.
                1953 Commander Regal Starlight
                \'58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by dday392

                  Thanks for all the replies, I'm sorry if I confused anyone with my post. All the info was in there somewhere.

                  I was not aware that the black on the door post tag was a decal, I thought it was paint.

                  Bondo: What do you charge for the decal for a 1953 Commander Regal Starlight?

                  They were actually printed on the metal when new. I do not believe they were screen printed, but I could be wrong. The ones I make are water slide decals, which is much thinner than the adhesive backed ones also available from other vendors. Just e-mail me at bondobill1@aol.com and give me your address and remind me what year car. Thanks

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                  • #10
                    I have Studebaker Corporation serial number black decals that I made for our 1954 Commander Starliner, Grace. I only needed one, but made a couple of 8-1/2 x 11 sheets of them. So if anybody needs one, send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and I'll give you one for free. What do I need a couple of dozen for? This is what they look like:



                    My address is:

                    526 Pine Hill Road
                    Hummelstown, PA 17036-8020


                    Kindest regards,

                    Alan Mende
                    Hummelstown, PA

                    I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.
                    Kindest regards,

                    Alan Mende
                    Grantville, PA

                    I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.

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