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    Hello again
    I have a 1952 K2 champion hard top with a 51 torpedo nose, converted to a convertable several years ago. we are finishing it. Someone else put in bucket seats and not stock rear seat, (Does Not fit well) My wife would like to replace the buckets with a bench seat..(after 41 years she still wants to sit by me) and I have agreed.
    I know I need a two door with seats that tilt forward for rear entry can anyone tell me
    what years would be the same, I am guessing 49 thru 52 am I right.
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  • #2
    Actually, I suspect that '47-'52 seats would work.

    By the way, the bullet nose on your Stude is from a '50, not a '51.

    Oh, and nice car!
    ~Matt Connor
    '59 Lark 2-door

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info. You are not the first to say that but it you look at the way the grill curves round the bullet nose only the 51 does that I believe.



      Here is a 50. Now I could be wrong cause I am new to studebakers
      Thanks again for the info

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      • #4
        I should have also ask if there is anyone in the Washington area that has both the front and rear seats for a 47 to 52 champion two door hard top for sale

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        • #5
          It is a 1950 bullet nose. It only appears to wrap around, like a 1951, because the chrome ("propeller") side pieces are missing.

          EDIT: A 1951 "dog house" may have been used on the car because that is easier to adapt to a 1952 than a 1950 would be. On this 1950 or 1951 front end is a 1950 center section (bullet and grille opening).
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Originally posted by GlBoyd View Post
              To me that sure looks 51 but I maybe missing something
              Some of the confusion is from the first photo you posted. In that pic the car has a '50 nose, grille openings and all. The last pic has a '51 front like you state. At some point between the first pic (before you got it?) and now, it's been switched. So.....everybody's right!
              Skinny___'59 Lark VIII Regal____'60 Lark Marshal___

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              • #8
                GLBoyd, Please check your private messages.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GlBoyd View Post
                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]20306[/ATTACH] To me that sure looks 51 but I maybe missing something
                  This third picture shows a 1951 nose. The first two pictures show a 1950 nose.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
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ID:	1678533 Ok I see it now! I found the first picture on line and figured it was mine cause even the blank matched on the back seat (or I thought). They are different cars thank you guys for helping me figure this out.

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                    • #11
                      The openings on either side of the nose and the grilles set back from the outside surface make the nose a 50. The fenders are most likelly from a 51. The difference is not obvious to the casual observer. It's like the difference in a 1959 and 1960 Lark. Most people don't notice.
                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup

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