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mbstude
12-24-2008, 08:14 PM
I've been going through a big box of photos that my granddad has, and found several of the Zip Van that my SDC Chapter restored over a decade ago.

Ready to head to South Bend, June, 1997.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/12-24-2008084226PM.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/12-24-2008084303PM.jpg


My granddad, myself at age 7, and my sister (sitting on the dash, hard to see) at age 4.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/12-24-2008084340PM.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/12-24-2008084423PM.jpg

More of that 7 year old me.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/12-24-2008084458PM.jpg

Touching up the paint in the Studebaker National Museum.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/12-24-2008084533PM.jpg

Handing over the keys. My granddad on the left.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/12-24-2008084615PM.jpg

BTW, as nice as this Zip Van looked on the outside, it didn't run and I think the engine was even stuck. But it's museum quality, for sure.

I've got several more.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

StudeRich
12-24-2008, 08:24 PM
That's neat Matt, your family and the people in your Chapter sure did a wonderful job on that Zip Van, looks really GREAT!:)

You all are to be congratulated for a good job, and you really set the Standard for other Chapters to follow for Museum Donations! [^]

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/My64Daytona.jpg
StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Mark57
12-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Great photos Matt, thanks for sharing - Have a great Christmas! [8D]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009?</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0305a.jpg

barnlark
12-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Hope you get a museum placard up for your club's efforts some day, Matthew. Great pictures. Like kids on Christmas day!

rockinhawk
12-25-2008, 07:03 AM
A brown beard, 34" waistline, and cute little kids! Where did they all go? Sure brings back a lot of memories. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

lstude
12-25-2008, 07:14 AM
Great pictures Matthew.

Is that a Chevy between the Zip Van and the truck?

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

studegary
12-25-2008, 12:30 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockinhawk

A brown beard, 34" waistline, and cute little kids! Where did they all go? Sure brings back a lot of memories. NT

[b]
Neil Thornton



But you already had the hat &lt;G&gt;.

The Zip Van looks good. It is closer to correct (exterior mirrors, steering wheel & radiator cap door decal [may be there in one picture]) than most are done.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

mbstude
12-25-2008, 05:01 PM
Lenny, I've no clue as to what that car is.

StudeGary, the emblem/decal was probably added shortly after these pics were taken. I know it was there before we donated the Van. ;) This Zip Van also had the original post office numbers painted on it. :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

rockinhawk
12-25-2008, 05:15 PM
The red haired man in the picture is a postal employee. He was able to get all the orignal paint codes, and other vital info about the van. We were concerned about transporting it across several state lines with official P.O. Markings on it. He volunteered to deliver it from So. Ga. To S.Bend. If he was stopped and questioned, He had post office I.D. Most of the pictures were taken at a local body shop where we did most of the work. The car in question was a customer,s car. I think it was a 62 Chevy 4 dr. I've been wearing the hat(or a similar one) since the early 50's NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

bams50
12-25-2008, 05:42 PM
Yeah, that is a 62 Chevy... now there's something I DO know about[:I]

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

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Swifster
12-26-2008, 08:20 PM
Not to pic nits, but where's Mr. Zip?

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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studegary
12-27-2008, 01:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster

Not to pic nits, but where's Mr. Zip?

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Tom - Mulberry, FL



Mr. Zip must be inside the van &lt;G&gt;. I do not remember a Mr. Zip on the exterior of my Zip Van or any other production Zip Van that I have seen.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

rockinhawk
12-28-2008, 07:01 PM
The Zip Van had a little braket type frame which a poster could be inserted. I think at times Mr. Zip rode in there. Other times it was Santa, or a starving child, or so on. The frame was rusted away, and we couldn't find a replacement so we deleted it from the restoration. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg