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mbstude
05-03-2018, 10:10 AM
Anyone have a '63 or later serial number blank plate available? Thanks.

Colgate Studebaker
05-03-2018, 01:33 PM
The only ones I have seen were from a fellow in Australia, but I can't remember who it was. I don't think it was Chris Skinner, but he may know who has them. Good luck, Bill.

Hallabutt
05-03-2018, 01:42 PM
Matt,

Chris Skinner, from Brisbane was doing some of these. I don't know if was he was reproducing, was year specific. I know that he was getting some real blow back from people, who dicated that it was illegal. I had never given it much thought, since I had replaced the one on my 80R, years ago. I guess that would be a great deal harder to phony up a known quantity, like the 50+ 80R's, compared to maybe 500, 1963's. I guess the answer would be to have everything well documented before beginning the process.

rbigcal
05-03-2018, 02:38 PM
Bezhawk can make one and has the decal/stickers, just asked about it a week or so ago. The guy in Austrailia closed his business and said he does not have access to parts anymore.

mbstude
05-03-2018, 03:00 PM
I found one at Myer's, so I'm all set. Didn't realize anyone had them made up. :)

50pete
05-03-2018, 03:20 PM
search "white gloves collection" bought one for my 50 champion with the vin engraved. was about $100. they even sell rivets/screws.

StudeRich
05-03-2018, 05:23 PM
The State Motor Vehicle Dept's all know that Studebaker WELDED their Serial Number Plates on, until 1965 when the Canadian Plant used the special headed Rivets.

In this State, they now when a Title-less Vehicle comes in, carefully scrutinize the Serial Number Plate, look it up in the Book AND find the location of the "Secret" Serial number, then scrape the Frame and Locate THAT!

I then have to wait 3 Years to get a Title, only a Registration, Lic. Plate and Sticker are issued until then.

Hallabutt
05-04-2018, 01:00 PM
Rick Bloomquist, owner of White Glove collection, passed away a year or two ago. I doubt that the family is as dedicated to his projects as he was. Thirty years ago that's where I got the beautifully reproduced plate for my 80R.

StudeRich
05-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Bill I am sure several of us have been wondering what this Model Number you posted several times IS? Chevy, Toyota??? :confused:

mbstude
05-04-2018, 01:35 PM
Bill I am sure several of us have been wondering what this Model Number you posted several times IS? Chevy, Toyota??? :confused:

80R is a 1931 President (short wheelbase), such as a Four Season Roadster.

72145

72146

StudeRich
05-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Well look at that, the Pre-Wars had the Body Tag RIVETED ON! :ohmy:

Is that the Late Bill Cannon's President? I worked on his.

mbstude
05-04-2018, 03:52 PM
Well look at that, the Pre-Wars had the Body Tag RIVETED ON! :ohmy:

Is that the Late Bill Cannon's President? I worked on his.

I don't know if it was riveted on originally or not; this car was a basket case before it was restored.

No, not Bill Cannon's car. This one is owned by the Cade Museum here in Gainesville.

go-studebaker
05-04-2018, 04:06 PM
Hi Blokes
I have a D'Ieteren assembled 1964 Hawk 6cyl and have recently seen another car that was V8 with factory leather interior.
Both cars have the serial plates fixed with Phillips head screws and not spot welded on. I was a little dubious about my cars serial number being screwed on originally, but having seen another, I am sure it is correct.
My serial number matches my car.

Regards
Greg

72152 72153

StudeRich
05-04-2018, 04:20 PM
I would think that the shipped "Knocked Down" crated Cars had everything loose, maybe including the Serial Number Plate.

This rarely to never, happened on a South Bend or Los Angeles built Post War Vehicle.

go-studebaker
05-04-2018, 05:53 PM
Rich
nope. Canada Cycle assembled cars were all spot welded on

It’s the first time I have seen screwed on ones.
Greg

JRoberts
05-04-2018, 07:11 PM
Weren't truck vin tags screwed on?

studegary
05-04-2018, 07:53 PM
Hi Blokes
I have a D'Ieteren assembled 1964 Hawk 6cyl and have recently seen another car that was V8 with factory leather interior.
Both cars have the serial plates fixed with Phillips head screws and not spot welded on. I was a little dubious about my cars serial number being screwed on originally, but having seen another, I am sure it is correct.
My serial number matches my car.



Regards
Greg

72152 72153


To me, neither of these S/N plates look like originals. They may have been reproduced utilizing the original numbers. Look closely at the ones.

StudeRich
05-05-2018, 01:53 AM
Rich
nope. Canada Cycle assembled cars were all spot welded on

It’s the first time I have seen screwed on ones.
Greg

What is a Canada Cycle Car? Is that a sold in Canada Car?
The '65-'66 U.S. imports were Riveted on with "Special" Rivets.


Weren't truck vin tags screwed on?

Truck actual Serial Number Plates on the seat Riser were Welded on, some had both screws & Welds.

The Body Tags on the "B" Pillar were screwed on.

go-studebaker
05-05-2018, 03:39 AM
Rich - Canada Car and Cycle were the Melbourne assemblers of Studebakers.

Gary - They may have stamped the serial numbers in Belgium and given the information back to South Bend after assembly. Both plates are original and have obviously never been spot welded into position.
My white car was sold new in Brussels and the Starto Blue one sold new in Holland.

The people that know about US and Canadian assembled cars don't ever get the chance to know what other countries assembled in any great detail.

Skip Lackie
05-05-2018, 07:21 AM
Weren't truck vin tags screwed on?

Most I have seen were spot welded after being screwed on. But I have seen at least one where the spot welder went out for coffee or something.

studegary
05-05-2018, 09:35 AM
What is a Canada Cycle Car? Is that a sold in Canada Car?
The '65-'66 U.S. imports were Riveted on with "Special" Rivets.



Truck actual Serial Number Plates on the seat Riser were Welded on, some had both screws & Welds.

The Body Tags on the "B" Pillar were screwed on.

Thanks for this input Greg. I am not as familiar with foreign assembled cars as I am with US. What I noticed is that the numbers were different between the two plates that you posted, not just that they were different from US production plates.

Hallabutt
05-05-2018, 01:15 PM
Sorry Rich, I guess that I've become a bit lackadaisical with the ID. Matt has it right, 1931 Four Seasons. As our friend Dick Quinn indicates, repeatedly, a car that everyone has, or maybe it's everyone who wants one has one. Except him of course. I know I'm opening myself to a possible rebuke from our leader!