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  • champion hood and door

    I live in michigan, rust!!!!

    where is a good place to find doors and hoods for 52 champions?

    anybody making body parts for studebakers?

  • #2
    Well I will respond becasue I have a 52 and live in Michigan.
    Us Michigan guys are supposed to be used to this kind of thing! Grab a welder and start fabricating.

    However rust repair is not the most fun you can have fixing up an old car. The general rule up here of course is to go west and buy your project a little more rust free to begin with. Outside of that, check your turning wheels for the usual vendors. Classic enterprises sells repair panels. I was very happy with their rocker panels, not as much with the floors but they were still far better than i could have made myself. Also advertised will be a few Stude specific yards that may have things like whole doors and quarters. A hood should not be that hard to come by, and they might even deliver it to the South bend swap meet in early May. You'll just have to call around a bit.

    Good luck!

    52 hardtop


    • #3
      Donor panels can come from a Champion or Commander. They are the same. Classic Enterprises doesn't make doors or hoods but they do have a number of patch panels you will probably need.
      Fabrication is tedious but rewarding. I'm learning.
      "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"