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Old 12-01-2012, 07:10 PM
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Try a 'lost fender' ad at the Craigslist sites along your route.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:34 PM
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These guys might be able to help you with needed body and interior parts.

auto body replacement parts | rust repair panels | auto body panels
Good place, but I did not find any 39 parts.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:35 PM
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Try a 'lost fender' ad at the Craigslist sites along your route.
Good idea! I think I will try this.

Did.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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Time for The H.A.M.B.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:53 PM
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Nor did I but they are sure worth a call Tom.

If they dont, maybe they know who does.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:50 PM
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Nor did I but they are sure worth a call Tom.

If they dont, maybe they know who does.
yeah, can try that.

Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:54 PM
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Smile

Best of luck, Tom, this will be a long adventure but ought to be really (mostly!)fun. I hope you see fit to share each chapter, and it will not be TOO long before it is over.

One time I asked my dad how come he called his 1939 Studebaker Commander "Suzy"?

Not then knowing that Germans are typically regarded as humorless, I still remember what he said:

"Oh I don't know. I thought it was funny."




So - If the "spirit" of old Suzy still exists, and maybe it is there! I will seek her blessing in your having an easy, pleasant and not too long road to the resto, beginning with finding the elusive missing or replacement fender.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:46 PM
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This might be a good white elephant to trade for a rear fender - Studebaker 1939 1940 Commander President Coupe Express Right Fender | eBay

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:24 PM
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Actually that front is better than either of the two rf I have.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:31 PM
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Things discovered about the 39....
1. The 617 turbo will not clear the stock tie rods with the front oil sump. So that means either a different motor, or a different front crossmember plus steering.
2. The roof above the windshield needs some repair, so that is why I got the front portion of a roof.
3. First task is to get some tires on it that hold air. I missed some chevy truck wheels and tires today for a good price.
4. I think I will unload the boxes and do an inventory of parts that I have, so I can see what I don't have...hopefully.
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This might be a good white elephant to trade for a rear fender - Studebaker 1939 1940 Commander President Coupe Express Right Fender | eBay

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No Side Mount Well... Only trucks had a side mount?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:30 PM
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Things discovered about the 39....
1. The 617 turbo will not clear the stock tie rods with the front oil sump. So that means either a different motor, or a different front crossmember plus steering.
Talk to locry about his rear sump minibus 602 -



Apparently he has access to a mid sump pan too -



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Old 12-02-2012, 11:33 PM
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No Side Mount Well... Only trucks had a side mount?
Sidemount was standard on the pickup but a $4 delete if you didn't want it. Limos and Hearses also often had the fender mounted spares, sometimes on both sides. I think the CE looks good with or without the fender spare.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:34 PM
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Talk to locry about his rear sump minibus 602 -



Apparently he has access to a mid sump pan too -



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Cool. but it won't fit a 617.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:04 PM
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I just had to take a picture of the incredible rear springs and overloads on the Studey. this farmer was intent on being able to carry some serious weight, now!

There are 7 basic springs, a spacer and four overload springs. A fellow I spoke to today said there were four leafs from the factory!
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