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BobPalma
08-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Maybe 15-20 years ago, I rode out with Jim Turner to the York Swap Meet. We were to stop at Studebaker
International on our way east out of Indianapolis. Our mission was to pick up some late orders Ed Reynolds wanted to deliver to customers at York; orders Ed had received since he had left for York a couple days earlier.

By the time Jim and I got to Studebaker International, I realized I had forgotten my hat. So I bought one at SI; a green one with a Studebaker "S" logo. Through the years, it's been in several Turning Wheels photos (on my head) and has become sort of a trademark. Once or twice I forgot it and someone asked, "Where is your green hat?"

Well, it was looking kind of dingy, so I decided I'd better wash it before boarding the plane for Tacoma Tuesday morning the 28th. So I doused it with heavy-duty pre-treat stain remover and tossed it in the washing machine on super cycle with some other last-minute clothes.

Suffice to say it won't be coming along:

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larkregal62
08-27-2018, 04:25 PM
Oh bummer!!!

abkco
08-27-2018, 04:50 PM
Hold on to it or put it on Ebay, my teenager wears pants that looks like that!

StudeRich
08-27-2018, 05:00 PM
Well the good news is, the " S " LOGO survived! :!:

swvalcon
08-27-2018, 05:38 PM
Just wear it the way the kids do today with the bill in the back and you will never know it's torn.

Greenstude
08-27-2018, 06:11 PM
Wouldn't a little body fill fix that?

Jeff_H
08-27-2018, 06:20 PM
Back in the day on the farm, grandma would have used a piece of green shirt that otherwise fell apart and sewed it back together.... I remember my Mom patching blown out knees on Dad's coveralls with the saved remains of old jeans.

I've never had good luck trying to wash a cap, even hand wash in the sink. They are never quite the same again, usually the bill warps or the sweat band falls apart.

Studebaker Wheel
08-27-2018, 06:39 PM
The infamous green hat.


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firestoper 25
08-27-2018, 07:06 PM
Maybe 15-20 years ago, I rode out with Jim Turner to the York Swap Meet. We were to stop at Studebaker
International on our way east out of Indianapolis. Our mission was to pick up some late orders Ed Reynolds wanted to deliver to customers at York; orders Ed had received since he had left for York a couple days earlier.

By the time Jim and I got to Studebaker International, I realized I had forgotten my hat. So I bought one at SI; a green one with a Studebaker "S" logo. Through the years, it's been in several Turning Wheels photos (on my head) and has become sort of a trademark. Once or twice I forgot it and someone asked, "Where is your green hat?"

Well, it was looking kind of dingy, so I decided I'd better wash it before boarding the plane for Tacoma Tuesday morning the 28th. So I doused it with heavy-duty pre-treat stain remover and tossed it in the washing machine on super cycle with some other last-minute clothes.

Suffice to say it won't be coming along:

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Is that the 1964 and up 'wagonHair' version? I love puns.......who can come up with better ones??

BobPalma
08-27-2018, 07:17 PM
I've never had good luck trying to wash a cap, even hand wash in the sink. They are never quite the same again, usually the bill warps or the sweat band falls apart.

:eek: NOW you tell me, Jeff! :lol: :cool: BP

tim333
08-27-2018, 08:02 PM
Wash your hats in the top tray of the dishwasher, comes out perfect.

thunderations
08-27-2018, 08:06 PM
Skytop? .lllllllllll

Gunslinger
08-27-2018, 08:24 PM
Is the battery hold-down still ok?

Milaca
08-27-2018, 08:42 PM
Looks like Bob blew-out his brain hold-down. Never fear Bob, most of our Studebaker parts vendors offer new brain hold-downs. We wouldn't want you to lose your marbles! :lol:

Guido
08-27-2018, 08:47 PM
Wash your hats in the top tray of the dishwasher, comes out perfect.

Dry them on a 2 quart pot turned upside down so they retain their shape.

Pancho
08-27-2018, 08:53 PM
http://www.michaels.com/color-duck-tape-brand-duct-tape-green/10360287.html

studegary
08-27-2018, 10:03 PM
Just this afternoon, Cathy said that I should retire the shirt that I had on. It is only about 35 years old.

There is a local SDC member that wears a cap with an attached car logo on the front. He just moves the logo from one cap to another after the caps get too dirty or worn out. I believe that he has been doing this for decades. I won't mention his name (no, not me - you've probably never seen me with a cap on, even though I own several).

Dwain G.
08-27-2018, 10:50 PM
I have lots of caps and always wear one when I'm out. I wash them in a front loader machine which I bought because I was told this how to wash hand sewn quilts safely. I stretch them out and hang them over a door knob to dry.

Noxnabaker
08-28-2018, 03:14 PM
As a ship-guy I'm used to bang my head on pipes in enginerooms & for that I since early 90's wear a skippers cap. (Those (ugly!) baseball caps have some silly stuff stick'n out way to long in front & that's to exiting for me.) & there's fact that my cap needs to have a bit of soft stuff padding inside to make the pipe-contacts nicer.
I've learned to live with the fact that they leave me when I need them the most, as in on the way down to the engineroom something grabs it, or the wind does, & there it goes... & I'm never on a speedboat so turning back is out of the question.
In 2005 I bought me one in Scotland, I think it was in Arbroath, you've all been there I reckpon?
Me also, only this once thou. ;)
Anyway; I still have it & if I had a electric camera here I'd post you a picture of a cap with plenty tape on to hold it together, I have 4 other also that I use when people see me but this favorite one is even ripped/broken/worn thin between the tape sections.
I could write more about it...
That green one has just got itself a wee bit of charm!

Xcalibur
08-28-2018, 03:16 PM
Seems right in line with some Studes I've seen of late! :lol:

BobWaitz
08-28-2018, 09:18 PM
Not sure how I'll recognize you anymore...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7755/17381699041_d7c632a0ab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/stXKye)

raoul5788
08-28-2018, 10:31 PM
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ballcap-Buddy-Cap-Washer-endorsed-by-SHARK-TANK-the-Original-Baseball-Cap-Cleaner-Hat-Washer-and-Cap-Washing-Frame/125520538?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227057129703&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=161506812659&wl4=pla-269028080280&wl5=9003318&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=125520538&wl13=&veh=sem

Warren Webb
08-28-2018, 11:26 PM
I wash my hats in the shower using the same shampoo as I use on my head. Hand wash & rinse hanging it on the shower head to dry. Works for me.

skyway
08-29-2018, 12:44 PM
Since we can't see what's in your other hand...
Is that look because it ONLY cost $5, or because it COST $5?

BobWaitz
08-30-2018, 10:32 AM
This thread has it all. Something ruined and believed to be beyond repair, the green-light to include any picture of Bob Palma you may have if he has a green hat on. It's the best. What more could a Studebaker lover want? The picture of the hat reminds me of shots like this Model T junkyard back in the day.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/215019.jpg
As a fellow who restored a farm truck that was sitting in a field for 20 years before I got it I can tell you there's not an old car guy who doesn't wish he had one of these as the start of his project rather than the sad, rusted hunk he started with. Someday, many years from now someone will look at the picture of Bob's hat and say, "My God, I could have fixed that up in no time. You should have seen what I had to start with for MY Studebaker hat!"

TWChamp
08-30-2018, 11:40 AM
Times must have been really good back then. Just look at how good all those junked car appear.