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  • 55 molding help

    Guys, I am re-attaching the moldings on this 55 chamion regal sedan and can't figure out the exact clips to use. The 2104-100-5 molding clip isn't making sense to me. I have the parts book and the molding pictures posted here -
    http://s294.photobucket.com/albums/m...20DSCF1255.jpg
    Any insight appreciated!
    clip picture added- I think this is it.

    64 Champ long bed V8
    55/53 Studebaker President S/R
    53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

  • #2
    I recall pulling a variation of these off of the 55 Commander hardtop. If I remember the centers were screwed into the body with a sheetmetal screw. The clips were aligned in a vertical fashion where the tabs were pointed up and down. I'm not sure of the pattern on the sedans(check the manual in this case), but there were some small ones, some medium, and then some wide ones. The small ones went under the narrow portion of the trim, the medium went under the transition pieces, and then the wide ones went under the butterknife portion. The trim was attached by clipping the tops and bottoms of the trim to the top and bottom parts of the tabs. Be careful at this point when attaching the trim because this stuff can be very unforgiving if its bent the wrong direction.

    [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/DSC00017-1-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
    [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/DSC00015-2-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
    [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
    [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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    • #3
      I'm just guessing:
      If this is like some other Stude wide strips, you "hang"
      the upper edge on the clip and then snap the lower edge
      on over the clip. Some rocker panel strips are done this way.
      If the clip is upside down it doesn't work as the top clip
      tab was shaped different from the bottom.

      This method is also used on the quarter panel/rear fender
      top trim strips for 1953-55 and (some 56) C/K models.
      On those, slide the inside edge in under the clip and then
      snap the outer edge down.

      Do you remember prying the strip off the clips from the lower
      or was the strip removed with the clips attached?


      Lark Parker

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      • #4
        The strip was removed when the car came here. I think I figured it out this pm. In the two holes next to each other, one clip faces up with the "lip" up, and the other faces down with the "lip" down, that way you can snap the panel in place as you are talking about. To me an unusual way to do it, instead a single clip that you snap the molding onto.

        53commander HDTP
        53 Champion HDTP
        64 Champ long bed V8
        64 Champ long bed V8
        55/53 Studebaker President S/R
        53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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