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59 Scotsman Pickup - Right front Fender

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  • Body: 59 Scotsman Pickup - Right front Fender

    Hi All - New forum member here - I brought my girl June Carter out of the weeds of rural Colorado (after some 40 years) and she is now running - rebuilt Studebaker 259 and Borg-Warner T85 3 spd w OD… Anyway, sadly, just after her 2nd test drive out of the shop, she was struck on her right side.

    My question is this: are all C cab fenders appropriate for my truck (she has the small light under the headlights), say 49-59? (sorry, pic appears to be sideways). Thank you!

    Christen

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    Welcome aboard Christen, nice looking Truck - looks pretty solid. honestly I believe that Fender could/should be straightened,based on what the pic shows.
    Joseph R. Zeiger

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    • #3
      Yes a '49 to '53 "R" Series 1/2 or 3/4 Ton Pickup Fender should work.
      The '54 to '64 Trucks and Transtars would have many holes for the Front Panel to fill and not be a good choice.

      Also any 1 Ton and Larger non-pickups would have the "big truck" fender with a Larger Wheel Well Cutout than you want.

      It would be harder to find a '57 to '59 Scotsman Pickup Fender, but of course it would work.

      The small Light is for an Optional Turn Signal for Scotsman only, so almost none would have that hole, you could drill or cut it in.

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      This is what a '56 Looks like............................Here's a '59 Studebaker............ The '54 to '56's look like this...............................The '57-'64's look like this.

      Both have Fenders that might work, but would require lots of filling.

      Note: the words only fit to pictures with your Zoom set at 175% which makes things readable.
      Last edited by StudeRich; 05-23-2016, 12:34 AM.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Hey Christen, welcome, and happy you found us! There are fenders around that will work to replace your damaged one. However, as already stated, that one can be repaired by someone with skill. Even for the years with the extra holes, skillfully welded in metal wafers, appropriate application of body filler, sanding, and primer, it will be good as new.

        Either way, I hope you don't get discouraged and abandon the truck. Hopefully, you will persevere, hang in, and overcome, just as the truck's name sake did. Don't know what exactly inspired you to name the truck "June Carter," but I can't think of one better.

        Again, welcome, and hope to see more posts and pics soon.
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975

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        • #5
          Just straighten that one out. It can be done.
          And those fenders are gettin hard to find.

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