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    I am looking for a drivers side back fender for a 1951 Commander. I am in West Central Illinois. Also does anyone have any ideas on re chroming parts or is it possible to purchase them, such as bumpers and ornaments throughout the car.

    Joe Redshaw

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    Joe, you'd better tell us if this is a 2-door or 4-door car. The rear fenders are vatly different between the two![:0]
    Count on rechroming what you've got. And it's NOT cheap to have it done and done right. Check out whoever you choose to have do the chrome work and I mean find folks who've had them do chrome work. The chrome shops themselves are gonna paint themselves in the best light, of course![}]
    One thing about Studes is that LOTS of their external brightowrk is actually stainless steel. All it needs is polishing to look new again![^]
    Bumpers are fairly easy to have straightened and plated. It's the "pot metal" cast stuff that take a REAL artisan to prepare and chrome to where you'll be proud of it and that sorta expertise does NOT come cheap anymore![:I]

    By the way, the upcoming national meet in South Bend this June would be a GREAT PLACE to find better stuff (including a fender) for your '51. Not to mention being one HECK of a place to learn more about the car you're working with![^]

    Miscreant adrift in
    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.

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    • #3
      There is a man in Idaho parting out a 50 landcruiser, If the fenders are the same on the 51, his parts are great and his prices are good too. I bought the front fenders and they are incredibly rust free.
      The freight was more than the price of the parts though. Look @ ebay stude parts he's selling the chrome stuff from Melba ID.

      36 dictator
      48 starlite
      50 starlite
      48 starlite Commander

      32 Austin 7

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      • #4
        They'd fit if Joe has a 4-dr car. A good way to ship them (within the USA) is via Greyhound.

        Miscreant adrift in
        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.

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        • #5
          2 Door, 5 passenger Coupe!

          Joe Redshaw

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          • #6
            Joe,
            I hope you've already done yourself the favor of joining the Studebaker Drivers Club. It's the key to all your resources.
            http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/joinsdc.asp

            Brad Johnson
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            "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"

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            • #7
              I've got a fender but I'm a L O N G way from IL.

              Miscreant adrift in
              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.

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              • #8
                Road trip !!! Pete!!

                David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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                • #9
                  Pete wouldn't mind.[^] But regular's hangin' at around 3 bucks a gallon at the moment.

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Try Don Gay in Lowpoint IL. Don't know about that fender, but Don is a great guy, and should be one of your regular contacts for parts.

                    Don regularly advertises in Turning Wheels. Look there to see his current telephone hours. I think they are a bit before 7am, at noon or 6pm, or after 8:30 pm at 309-443-5217.




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