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bams50
02-27-2008, 10:01 PM
Says so on this picture:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Studebaker-Automobile-Factory-Detroit_W0QQitemZ160213209929QQihZ006QQcategoryZ20216QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

LarkVIII
02-27-2008, 10:10 PM
It wasn't near as large as the litho suggests.When Studebaker moved from Detroit it was next to a Model T Ford plant.I believe it burned down a few years back. The old Packard plant in Detroit is still there,but it's in an advanced state of decay and has been heavily vandalized.

63VY4 Leakin' Lena

rockne10
02-27-2008, 10:28 PM
The majority of the 1932 Rockne 65 and 1933 Rockne 10 models were manufactured in Detroit.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

bondobilly
02-27-2008, 10:39 PM
Whatdoes this mean in the bidding rules for payment.........

"Not responsible for overseas delivery unless items registered.
Registration is $10.25, maximum indemity (Loss Coverage) is $43.00."

LarkVIII
02-27-2008, 10:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

Whatdoes this mean in the bidding rules for payment.........

"Not responsible for overseas delivery unless items registered.
Registration is $10.25, maximum indemity (Loss Coverage) is $43.00."


It means if sent overseas it's sent registered mail and insured up to $43.00

63VY4 Leakin' Lena

Avantidon
02-28-2008, 07:11 AM
Originally this was an EMF or Flanders facility. It is no longer standing as it was devestated by fire several years ago. Somewhere in my memrobilia stuff I have the article on this building.

rbruner
02-28-2008, 01:15 PM
Back in 1968 I lived by the old Packard proving grounds north of Detroit. When walking the dog at night I could see cars going around
the track. Employees of Ford maybe? Last time I saw the place the
beautiful stone wall surrounding the property had been torn down and
an ugly housing development occupied the grounds.:(

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/sbruner_2008/641Champ.jpg

8E45E
02-28-2008, 02:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Originally this was an EMF or Flanders facility. It is no longer standing as it was devestated by fire several years ago. Somewhere in my memrobilia stuff I have the article on this building.


There is more info about it here:

http://www.detroityes.com/webisodes/2005/04-Studebaker/01-Studebaker.htm

Craig

studecruiser
02-28-2008, 02:22 PM
Don't know if this address will link up but it does mention the Studebaker plant in Detroit. It was the old F... Model T plant and was sold to Studebaker.
http://www.tplex.org/2_buildingconst.html

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/studecruiser/StudebakerShine001_001.jpg

Gary1953
02-28-2008, 02:36 PM
In the early years of car production before 1920 weren't more cars produced in Detroit than South Bend?

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Randy_G
02-28-2008, 07:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by studecruiser

Don't know if this address will link up but it does mention the Studebaker plant in Detroit. It was the old F... Model T plant and was sold to Studebaker.
http://www.tplex.org/2_buildingconst.html

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/studecruiser/StudebakerShine001_001.jpg


The part of the plant (engineering) that was originally the birthplace of the Ford Model T is still there. The larger section that was Studebaker production burnt to the ground. This photo is a great find, I have alot of other photos of the Detroit plant on my site now.
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/factorysstudebaker.htm


Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/emtr.jpg

Avantidon
02-29-2008, 07:51 AM
Gary, the answer to your question is yes. It was in the late teens before most of the auo production was moved to SB. Richard Quinn can tell you for sure when that happened.

mbstude
02-29-2008, 08:47 PM
I have an old melted pulley here that came from the that plant, after the fire. It's a neat shelf decorator. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
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LARK59
03-02-2008, 12:06 PM
I have a personal connection to the Detroit Studebaker plant.My Great Gandfather was a Blacksmith for Studebaker {drove a blue starlite coupe untill he passed away in the mid-50's } I also have the unfortunate luck to see the plant burn trust me, it was terrible seeing it happen!!!

Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

556063
03-02-2008, 01:27 PM
Erskine and Fish carried out J.M. Studebaker's dream to see the entire auto building process centered in South Bend with the introduction of the Big Six. The year without looking it up would be 1926, I believe. All the major plant buildings erected to fulfill J.M.'s dream of building the entire car in South Bend bore cornerstones just before or from 1926 (Foundry, engine assembly, main assembly and stamping). This was the entire south half of the Studebaker corridor (South of Sample Street).

Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

DEEPNHOCK
07-27-2009, 05:49 AM
07/2009
Here's an update on what was done with that plant property..

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090726/METRO/907260314/Housing-development-targets-veterans

Huck
07-28-2009, 05:47 PM
Thanks for that News article. Guys, who know of my Stude addiction, have been telling me about this but I didn't know a thing. When that fire occured, I was out of town and friends were afraid to break the news to me. I did scrounge up a few bricks and a nice fire warped piece of decorative wrought iron, at the site. I have to learn about posting pictures. Matt, how did you get that pulley? Signed, Envious, in Detroit

Gary Hildebrandt

mbstude
07-28-2009, 05:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Huck

Thanks for that News article. Guys, who know of my Stude addiction, have been telling me about this but I didn't know a thing. When that fire occured, I was out of town and friends were afraid to break the news to me. I did scrounge up a few bricks and a nice fire warped piece of decorative wrought iron, at the site. I have to learn about posting pictures. Matt, how did you get that pulley? Signed, Envious, in Detroit

Gary Hildebrandt


A chapter member's son was (maybe still is?) living in Detroit at the time. He got that pulley and a few other pieces of scrap. :D