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Shane
02-19-2010, 01:14 PM
I found this in the glove of my 64 Cruiser, I've had the car since Sept '09 and just started major work to it.http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/squireshop/download-1.jpg

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okc63avanti
02-19-2010, 01:26 PM
I wonder if E.J. Challinor had any idea that 45 years later his last paragraph ...

"The continuation of service and availability of parts is your assurance that your Studebaker can be maintained in good mechanical condition for many years. Because it is - and always has been - fine automotive transporation, I am confident you will continue to receive a full measure of value from your Studebaker."

... would still be absolutely true due to the devotion and dedication of the members of SDC and all of our outstanding vendors. Can any other orphaned make claim the devotion, loyality and 100% committment that is the life blood and strength of the SDC?


John

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63R-2386 under restoration & modification

Milaca
02-19-2010, 01:44 PM
Does anyone know when the Studebaker Parts Depots were discontinued/closed? Was it in the early or mid or late 1970's?

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Autumn at Lake Barget
In the middle of Minnestudea

Shane
02-19-2010, 02:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Does anyone know when the Studebaker Parts Depots were discontinued/closed? Was it in the early or mid or late 1970's?

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Autumn at Lake Barget
In the middle of Minnestudea
I read it somewhere that said October 1971. [8D]

<center>http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/squireshop/S-2921t.gif</center><center>Shane Kendrick</center><center>Kennewick, WA</center>

50Champ
02-19-2010, 02:48 PM
I was getting ready to graduate from 8th grade when this letter came out. Thanks for posting it....:)

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

Skip Lackie
02-19-2010, 03:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Does anyone know when the Studebaker Parts Depots were discontinued/closed? Was it in the early or mid or late 1970's?

Autumn at Lake Barget
In the middle of Minnestudea

Although Stude quit the parts business in the early 70s, they did ensure that existing dealers continued to be serviced as before. They sold the parts depot, including the building it was in, to Avanti Parts Corp, a newly formed company owned by the Newman and Altman families. Avanti Parts continued to operate the parts system in the same manner as Studebaker. Existing dealers continued to receive the same discounts on parts. Avanti Parts eventually sold out to Newman and Altman, known at the time as Standard Surplus.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Chris_Dresbach
02-19-2010, 03:26 PM
SASCO was origionally located in the now gone Plant 8 until 1971. As it was previously stated, it was bought up by N/A and became the inventory Ed has today.:)
Chris Dresbach

Milaca
02-19-2010, 04:16 PM
What about the sixteen other parts depots across the U.S. (like the one in Minneapolis for example)? Were those parts relocated back to South Bend by 1971?