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Chris Pile
06-10-2009, 05:36 AM
Did anyone hear this yesterday on Chicago Public Radio?

Check this transcription of a story about South Bend, and Dennis Lambert of SASCO is interviewed.

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=34705

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

62champ
06-10-2009, 07:23 AM
Kind of ironic that Dennis is also having to close up his doors as well.

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41 Frank
06-10-2009, 07:49 AM
Sad story. History repeats itself as far as automotive jobs going away.

studebaker-R2-4-me
06-10-2009, 08:59 AM
I like the part where it took 3.5 minutes to install a headliner. If that was the case I would have changed mine years ago.

Allen

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1964 R2 GT Hawk
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1963 Daytona Convertible
Oakville, Ontario.
Hamilton Chapter
See you in Cedar Rapids Summer 2009

raprice
06-10-2009, 11:04 AM
It's interesting that all the things we know about Studebaker's demise are happening all over again with Chrysler & GM. Hopefully, the outcome for those two companies will be a lot better. Too many jobs are dependant on them, even though the companies will be much smaller after they emerge from bankrupcy.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

62champ
06-10-2009, 11:06 AM
quote:Originally posted by studebaker-R2-4-me

I like the part where it took 3.5 minutes to install a headliner. If that was the case I would have changed mine years ago.

Allen

A former Studebaker assembly line worker told me once that a week after he started working the line, a union rep jumped on his case because he was finishing his job (what ever it was) too fast and he needed to slow it down.

I guess he did not install headliners...

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
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scott.rodgers
06-10-2009, 11:27 AM
I have the feeling that if Chrysler finally goes under, we won't be pulling Hemi crate engines out of a SASCO-like place in the future.

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire

Roscomacaw
06-10-2009, 12:24 PM
I've told this tale here before, but it's a fun one. I met a guy who used to work for Stude in the early 50s. He said at one point he was assigned to a new department to fix flawed fender cores. These guys had established a unit-per-manhour rate early on that wasn't too speedy. Of course, in the interest of job preservation and overtime, these guys didn't try to exceed their established production goal. That was, until some squirt came along that didn't want to play their game.
Whatever their daily output per man was, it was significantly less than the 66 pieces this jerk turned out on his FIRST DAY!:(
Of course, after that, all the others would be looked upon as foot-draggers.[B)] So at the end of the newbies first shift, he returned to his locker to find the number "66" written all over everything he owned - lunch box, tool box, locker, personal items, etc.. It didn't pay to rock the union boat![}:)]

Anyone wanna volunteer to install my new headliner? I'll even allot you a full ten minutes![:0]

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

StudeDave57
06-10-2009, 01:27 PM
Let me see if I've got this right~ "Studebaker: The Legacy Lives On" is the title of the article/interview[?] No mention is made about how that "legacy" is about to turn[?] I guess there is at least one good quote~

DeWINTER: We’re not going to be a prosperous country unless we build things.

(Dad has been saying that for years!!!) ;)

StudeDave '57 [8D]

StudeRich
06-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Hmm, this Chicago Public Radio website has some interesting new listener comments! [:0]

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=34705

StudeRich

JRoberts
06-11-2009, 02:11 PM
I really must have missed something somewhere along the line. I apologize and don't mean to change the direction of this thread, but what threat is the museum under?

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Chris Pile
06-11-2009, 03:56 PM
It's not, SASCO is.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special