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mbstude
03-18-2009, 12:11 PM
I found this on my '58. Does it mean anything?

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/0tags001.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/0tags002.jpg

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/small.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Besides the 58B-W4 - what' the other number on the body tag???

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

mbstude
03-18-2009, 12:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Besides the 58B-W4 - what' the other number on the body tag???




Body number 708.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/small.jpg

s2d63lark
03-18-2009, 01:23 PM
Any chance that it might be a key number (ignition or trunk)?

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/006.jpg 6E40-195 http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/The%20Green%20Hornet/Lark.jpg 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6

Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada

studegary
03-18-2009, 02:01 PM
It probably meant something for late in production, or post-production, since the number is on top of the paint.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

8E45E
03-18-2009, 02:17 PM
For some reason, Hamilton cars seemed to have more chalk marks on the firewall than did South Bend cars. Here is a Hamilton '57 President Classic firewall informing the assembly line it required Solex Glass.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2694360890_c34d0e8a72_b.jpg

Craig

Roscomacaw
03-18-2009, 02:18 PM
I've come across numbers and letters in chalk and grease pencils all the time. Sometimes (not often) they make sense with some feature - most times not.
The 53 coupe of mine had numbers on the back of the instrument board. The door panels had the car's trim level (C3) chalked on their backsides.:)

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

studegary
03-18-2009, 02:34 PM
Kind of neat how they used the blower motor for the O in Solex on that Pres. Classic.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

StudeRich
03-18-2009, 02:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I found this on my '58. Does it mean anything?

Matt, I believe that if you look at, or order your Production Order, you will see that it matches the LINE NUMBER! [^]

The Trucks have the line number on the top of the Bell Housing and usually the firewall and frame to match the Engine, Chassis and Cab to each other to match the build order.

I guess the Canuks were early at being green, they saved the trees and rit the whole build order on the wall! [:0] Firewall that is! :D

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

Roscomacaw
03-18-2009, 04:33 PM
Answer me this, Craig. I see that that President wears a different style body tag than SB-built cars. Does this mean that Hamilton welded up their own body tubs?

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

8E45E
03-18-2009, 05:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Answer me this, Craig. I see that that President wears a different style body tag than SB-built cars. Does this mean that Hamilton welded up their own body tubs?



Yes, Bob, they did.:) The individual stampings were shipped from SB, and Hamilton had their own set of jigs to assemble them. A "Canadian Content" thing, at least in the labor.

Craig

Pat Skelly
03-18-2009, 06:57 PM
The last 4 digits of the phone number of the UAW shop steward?

Pat Skelly
62 GT Hawk
53 Studillac
37 Dictator Coupe

mbstude
03-18-2009, 07:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by Pat Skelly

The last 4 digits of the phone number of the UAW shop steward?

Pat Skelly


[:o)]





I'll get the build sheet and see if the chalk numbers match the line number.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/small.jpg

STEWDI
03-18-2009, 07:50 PM
I'm quite sure that StudeRich is correct. A Power Hawk I used to own, but now in the hands of my son has "X3535" on the firewall. When I got the build order, there was the same number on the top of the form (the car was L.A. built in March'56).

Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon