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Scott
12-20-2006, 11:48 AM
So! Studebaker was also a pioneer in snowmobiles!
This photo is from 1924 and is on the online database of photos at the Minnesota Historical Society. There are several other pictures of Studebaker buildings and car shows in the Minneapolis area on the site.

http://collections.mnhs.org/VisualResources/VRDbimages/pf070/pf070061.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
12-20-2006, 12:22 PM
I nominate him for lifetime membership in the 'Hole In The Hood Gang";)
Jeff[8D]
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
12-20-2006, 12:22 PM
I nominate him for lifetime membership in the 'Hole In The Hood Gang";)
Jeff[8D]
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

Dick Steinkamp
12-20-2006, 12:29 PM
I looked up "accident waiting to happen" in the dictionary, and this picture was there [:o)]

(actually I think he needs a bigger air foil if he ever expects to get that thing off the ground ;))



http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-20-2006, 12:29 PM
I looked up "accident waiting to happen" in the dictionary, and this picture was there [:o)]

(actually I think he needs a bigger air foil if he ever expects to get that thing off the ground ;))



http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Roscomacaw
12-20-2006, 12:40 PM
I wanna see that guy in the front cockpit keep his hat on when they give that baby the gas.[8]

Can anyone make out what's written on it. Looks like "2 weeks Sunday ______________ Dept."[B)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
12-20-2006, 12:40 PM
I wanna see that guy in the front cockpit keep his hat on when they give that baby the gas.[8]

Can anyone make out what's written on it. Looks like "2 weeks Sunday ______________ Dept."[B)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

showbizkid
12-20-2006, 01:48 PM
Looks like "Chuck @ Adv. Dept." Maybe a contact in Advertising?


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
12-20-2006, 01:48 PM
Looks like "Chuck @ Adv. Dept." Maybe a contact in Advertising?


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

Dick Steinkamp
12-20-2006, 02:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs
Can anyone make out what's written on it.


I think it says...

"2 minutes later
these guys were dead"





(actually, I think it says

"2 wks Sunday
Charge adv Dept"

maybe a joy ride charged to the company?)

http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-20-2006, 02:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs
Can anyone make out what's written on it.


I think it says...

"2 minutes later
these guys were dead"





(actually, I think it says

"2 wks Sunday
Charge adv Dept"

maybe a joy ride charged to the company?)

http://static.flickr.com/140/326548308_6bc94ec0f3_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

gordr
12-20-2006, 02:15 PM
Is that even a Studebaker engine? Or is it a Liberty airplane engine? Either way, it looks like a pre-1920 design to me.

I don't think Studebaker Corp. had a hand in it, although I'd be happy to be proven wrong. Looks to me that maybe it was built/sponsored by a local Studebaker dealer.

Snowplanes like this were popular do-it-yourself projects in those days, and a number of them survive in museums on the Prairies here in Canada. They are really only practical in open country on flat ground. Hills, bush, and wire fences bring them to a halt.

This one almost looks like its intended for use on a frozen lake; the skis are awfully small for deep snow on land.

Biggs is right, the guy in the front cockpit will lose his hat in a hurry, and lose his nose to frostbite about 5 minutes later, LOL.

Seems to me a lot of the propellor's thrust will be lost in backwash against the bluff bows of that thing, too. I think Armand Bombardier really did have a better idea.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
12-20-2006, 02:15 PM
Is that even a Studebaker engine? Or is it a Liberty airplane engine? Either way, it looks like a pre-1920 design to me.

I don't think Studebaker Corp. had a hand in it, although I'd be happy to be proven wrong. Looks to me that maybe it was built/sponsored by a local Studebaker dealer.

Snowplanes like this were popular do-it-yourself projects in those days, and a number of them survive in museums on the Prairies here in Canada. They are really only practical in open country on flat ground. Hills, bush, and wire fences bring them to a halt.

This one almost looks like its intended for use on a frozen lake; the skis are awfully small for deep snow on land.

Biggs is right, the guy in the front cockpit will lose his hat in a hurry, and lose his nose to frostbite about 5 minutes later, LOL.

Seems to me a lot of the propellor's thrust will be lost in backwash against the bluff bows of that thing, too. I think Armand Bombardier really did have a better idea.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

Guido
12-20-2006, 02:39 PM
This thing seems like a contradiction. We have what was obviously a streamlined plane fuselage of the day but there is no cowling above the ski crossmember or around the engine. I agree with Gord that those ski's look more at home on an ice boat. I would hate to be in it at speed when a good crosswind hit. [:0] As the saying goes, you could [:X] your a** goodbye!

(I have been waiting for a chance to use the kissie one ;))

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
12-20-2006, 02:39 PM
This thing seems like a contradiction. We have what was obviously a streamlined plane fuselage of the day but there is no cowling above the ski crossmember or around the engine. I agree with Gord that those ski's look more at home on an ice boat. I would hate to be in it at speed when a good crosswind hit. [:0] As the saying goes, you could [:X] your a** goodbye!

(I have been waiting for a chance to use the kissie one ;))

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Scott
12-20-2006, 03:24 PM
Imagine how much fun it would be on wooded trails!

Scott
12-20-2006, 03:24 PM
Imagine how much fun it would be on wooded trails!

raprice
12-22-2006, 01:55 PM
No thank you!
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
12-22-2006, 01:55 PM
No thank you!
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

tstclr
12-22-2006, 04:28 PM
It would probably have been smarter to put the propeller in the rear..
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan
64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

tstclr
12-22-2006, 04:28 PM
It would probably have been smarter to put the propeller in the rear..
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan
64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

bob40
12-22-2006, 04:38 PM
I always like to give credit to the builders of that stuff back then.No 1-800- numbers to order what was needed,just grab whatevers handy and git-er-done.Imagination and start sticking stuff together.Unsafe?...probably...designed for maximum efficiency?..probably not.Today we have the advantage of 64 years of technical advances since that was done.Right or wrong someone had to build it first.

bob40
12-22-2006, 04:38 PM
I always like to give credit to the builders of that stuff back then.No 1-800- numbers to order what was needed,just grab whatevers handy and git-er-done.Imagination and start sticking stuff together.Unsafe?...probably...designed for maximum efficiency?..probably not.Today we have the advantage of 64 years of technical advances since that was done.Right or wrong someone had to build it first.

dictator27
12-22-2006, 05:19 PM
I'm with you, Gord. Definitely not a Stude engine, but it isn't a Liberty - they had twelve cylinders. It has four individually cast cylinders bolted to an aluminum crankcase. Maybe even an overhead camshaft? It appears to be watercooled - the pipe with the circular fittings near the base of the cylinders which seems to go down into the housing behind the engine and possibly a mesh screen behind the propellor for a radiator. I wouldn't want to try to bend it around a corner, the centre of gravity is ridiculously high. [xx(] I like how they put the passenger between the driver and the accident!! [xx(][xx(] Maybe it was sponsored by a Studebaker dealer, but I think they should have taken a closer look at what thery were sponsoring. :D

dictator27
12-22-2006, 05:19 PM
I'm with you, Gord. Definitely not a Stude engine, but it isn't a Liberty - they had twelve cylinders. It has four individually cast cylinders bolted to an aluminum crankcase. Maybe even an overhead camshaft? It appears to be watercooled - the pipe with the circular fittings near the base of the cylinders which seems to go down into the housing behind the engine and possibly a mesh screen behind the propellor for a radiator. I wouldn't want to try to bend it around a corner, the centre of gravity is ridiculously high. [xx(] I like how they put the passenger between the driver and the accident!! [xx(][xx(] Maybe it was sponsored by a Studebaker dealer, but I think they should have taken a closer look at what thery were sponsoring. :D