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Need driver's side head light trim surround for 1989 Convertible and 1988 Coupe


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Two of the car I have in my shop are BOTH missing the headlight surround on the driver's side of the car. I have included a photo of the passenger's side part from one of these cars below. Where can I get two of these or even one for right now?

Again I need two driver's side parts and the piece in the photo below is the passenger's side part.

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It turns out these parts are unique to the late 1988 and 1989 cars. I have spoken with studebaker intl and nostalgic motorcars about getting replacements and both have told me these are not the type they supply.

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The one they supply have a hole drilled on each corner to mount the trim ring.  They might work!  BTW - did you ever get the driver's door to open?

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These late 1988 and 1989 cars do not have a trim ring.
Thus there is no indent around the edge (about a 1/2 inch in from the outside edge) for the trim ring to fit into.
These are completely smooth to the outer edge.
I have not been back over to work on that 1988 LSC car lately.
I have been working on the 1989 convertible instead.

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I see what you mean about the smooth edge....If you can't find one, I'd do the next best thing and apply a little 'bodywork' to shape a smooth edge.....grinding, filler, etc!:)

(from that rear view it appears someone at the factory already did that!)

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Ya know, maybe the missing two are because it sure looks like they were attached with VELCRO!  Just say'n.

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Yeah, one of the parts people I spoke with about these with talked about that crappy velcro attachment of these parts on the later cars. I think his name was George at Olympus Avanti

Strange thing is the 1988 silver blue convertible is car # 286 and it has the four screws holding the bezel on and the lip in the bezel. But the 1988 coupe which is car # 374 has transitioned to the smooth part held on by velcro.

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