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Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 05:33 PM
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Well, got another Studebaker! Granted it is not self propeled, we are about 100% sure this is an authentic prorotype from the engineering building. I looked at it with Ed Reynolds and he said that if the SNM didn't want it, he would contact me. Well, the SNM didn't want it and I got it!:D Better pics to be posted soon.[:p]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

Bullet
03-11-2010, 05:41 PM
It will be interesting to learn what it is. I followed the thread before and still don't know. Good luck!

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4961Studebaker
03-11-2010, 05:49 PM
It will be interesting to figure out the intended use/thought for this......but....that looks perfect for loading up coolers and chairs for a day out on the BEACH!!!!

Is it possible that Palma could get a picture to Harold R. Johnson to see if he remembers the item?
ChopStu
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118 weeks till completion.

JDP
03-11-2010, 05:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/100_0058.jpg
Well, got another Studebaker! Granted it is not self propeled, we are about 100% sure this is an authentic prorotype from the engineering building. I looked at it with Ed Reynolds and he said that if the SNM didn't want it, he would contact me. Well, the SNM didn't want it and I got it!:D Better pics to be posted soon.[:p]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N


I think Dennis Lampert told me what it was, but I've forgotten.:)

JDP/Maryland

Lark Hunter
03-11-2010, 05:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach
Granted it is not self propeled,


Well, use your feet, Fred! (Duh!;))

...and make sure to keep it below highway speeds until you get the flat spots worked outta th' tires.[8D] LH

whirling dervish of misinformation

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 06:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by 4961Studebaker
Is it possible that Palma could get a picture to Harold R. Johnson to see if he remembers the item?
ChopStu
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118 weeks till completion.


Absolutely!:)

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 06:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Hunter


quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach
Granted it is not self propeled,


Well, use your feet, Fred! (Duh!;))

...and make sure to keep it below highway speeds until you get the flat spots worked outta th' tires.[8D] LH

whirling dervish of misinformation

Well, you see that bar on the left end hanging on by a wire? Those are actually handle bars and it has a handle extension on the other side. It also does have (limited) steering. See those two rust colored plates in the middle? They have drive shaft ends welded on each plate and they hook toghether like a drive shaft to a transmission on a car. This would allow limited steering. Hard telling what this thing was supposed to be![?][:p][8]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

prager
03-11-2010, 06:48 PM
Dennis at one time had told me he thought it was some kind of prototype stretcher for medical use for the military. At the time he told me that he was trying to remember for sure, but that was the best idea that he could remember. Something about the tires possibly floating if needed. it's been a while back...

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

Milaca
03-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Congratulations Chris, I hope you find out exactly what its intended purpose was. By the way, I got my '64 Hawk home today, I'll post pics later.

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Autumn at Lake Barget
In the middle of Minnestudea

silverhawk
03-11-2010, 08:19 PM
Sweet Chris!!!!!

Dylan Wills
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Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 08:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by prager

Dennis at one time had told me he thought it was some kind of prototype stretcher for medical use for the military. At the time he told me that he was trying to remember for sure, but that was the best idea that he could remember. Something about the tires possibly floating if needed. it's been a while back...

Making resverations at the poor house parking lot for me and my 62 Lark..

That would be a really bad stretcher, you would fall right thru![B)][:0]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 08:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Congratulations Chris, I hope you find out exactly what its intended purpose was. By the way, I got my '64 Hawk home today, I'll post pics later.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/3963476412_7a12ba7be0_t.jpg
Autumn at Lake Barget
In the middle of Minnestudea

Awesome!:)

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Milaca
03-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Chris, it's up to you to give this Studebaker a model name. How about a Studebaker 'Whatisit'? :D

41 Frank
03-11-2010, 08:50 PM
I think it is a prototype for a Fred Flintstone personal watercraft.:D

PlainBrownR2
03-11-2010, 09:00 PM
If it's a stretcher it might be just the bare frame of a stretcher. The board would probably slide over the spot the person "falls through". What they might have been going for is something for the person to able to be loaded and unloaded from a vehicle of equal height of the wheels. The person, instead of being raised and lowered like they do today with stretchers, is instead slid from one device to another device. The person would be elevated at one end, with their feet touching the frame or a stop at the other end. I wonder if this is the case, if it would be used like a furniture dolly in some instances, where the far end is slid under the person's feet and then the whole works is lowered down so it can be rolled on all four wheels?

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Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 10:27 PM
I'm really having a hard time believeing that this could have been a concept stretcher. It is really "too industrial" in my opinion. Some of those bars are close to 2" thick, a little excessive to carry a person with. Who knows, maybe they built it to carry something into the chicago auto show for all I know[?] Think anybody like Mr. Quinn has any info on this thing[?]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Milaca
03-11-2010, 10:37 PM
Chris, you are entitled to a free ad in Turning Wheels. Post a picture with a caption stating "Information wanted on this possible prototype." This way, the club members that don't read the forum will see it. Just a thought.

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 10:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Chris, you are entitled to a free ad in Turning Wheels. Post a picture with a caption stating "Information wanted on this possible prototype." This way, the club members that don't read the forum will see it. Just a thought.

Yeah, I forgot about that! Ill have to look into it. Just one thing, we know it IS a prototype!;)[8D]:D[^]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

JDP
03-11-2010, 10:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach


quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Chris, you are entitled to a free ad in Turning Wheels. Post a picture with a caption stating "Information wanted on this possible prototype." This way, the club members that don't read the forum will see it. Just a thought.

Yeah, I forgot about that! Ill have to look into it. Just one thing, we know it IS a prototype!;)[8D]:D[^]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart


Could it be a frame for some silly moon buggy or desert sort of deal. Or maybe the wheels were flotation devices for a obscure application.

JDP/Maryland

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 11:03 PM
I thought it might have something to do with dessert use. The tires are incredbly light use tires, they are made of something simular to styrafoam! And it about can't be a moon thing, it is really heavy.[?]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Milaca
03-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Please add more photos of it in various positions. If the thing folds out or adjusts, it would be good to show that also.

JDP
03-11-2010, 11:38 PM
I asked on a political blog I frequent, and someone had a decent idea:

"Some sort of cart, or they were bidding on an aircraft contract?

That could be it. Made to help move something very heavy or bulky. You stand it on edge and get the 45 degree bar on the right under whatever you are moving, then you can lower it down so that all four wheels are on the ground."

JDP/Maryland

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 11:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

I asked on a political blog I frequent, and someone had a decent idea:

"Some sort of cart, or they were bidding on an aircraft contract?

That could be it. Made to help move something very heavy or bulky. You stand it on edge and get the 45 degree bar on the right under whatever you are moving, then you can lower it down so that all four wheels are on the ground."

JDP/Maryland


I think that may be a little more on the right track, just one problem with that. This cart appears to be for light weight use. The axles are doll rod and the tires are basically the same thing as packing foam that you find in boxes.[?]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 11:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Please add more photos of it in various positions. If the thing folds out or adjusts, it would be good to show that also.

They will be coming soon, I have to go take them.:)

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

JDP
03-11-2010, 11:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach


quote:Originally posted by JDP

I asked on a political blog I frequent, and someone had a decent idea:

"Some sort of cart, or they were bidding on an aircraft contract?

That could be it. Made to help move something very heavy or bulky. You stand it on edge and get the 45 degree bar on the right under whatever you are moving, then you can lower it down so that all four wheels are on the ground."

JDP/Maryland


I think that may be a little more on the right track, just one problem with that. This cart appears to be for light weight use. The axles are doll rod and the tires are basically the same thing as packing foam that you find in boxes.[?]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart


Maybe just a mock up of some sort of special cart just as a proof of concept ?

JDP/Maryland

Chris_Dresbach
03-11-2010, 11:49 PM
It could be[?] I wish I caould talk to some of the engineers who worked there back in the '60s!

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

JDP
03-11-2010, 11:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

It could be[?] I wish I caould talk to some of the engineers who worked there back in the '60s!

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart


Just got this, a stretcher designed to work in a mine or on a conveyor, maybe sits on the belt than lifted off ?

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5134738/description.html

JDP/Maryland

Chris_Dresbach
03-12-2010, 12:06 AM
That could be. Maybe it had a piece of leather or rubber in between the center bars and it could carry people, and the "tortion control" of drive shaft ends provided for a smoother ride, but still, styrafoam wheels[?]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

JDP
03-12-2010, 12:10 AM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

That could be. Maybe it had a piece of leather or rubber in between the center bars and it could carry people, and the "tortion control" of drive shaft ends provided for a smoother ride, but still, styrafoam wheels[?]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart


The wheels, axles and tires are obvious mockups just to get the geometry correct.

JDP/Maryland

Bunzard
03-12-2010, 12:56 AM
It's probably a two bag golf cart for an early lunar landing.:)

clonelark
03-12-2010, 03:17 AM
Maybe a bomb cart.

http://i49.tinypic.com/20zsg13.jpg

Invalid User Name
03-12-2010, 04:42 AM
I'm trying to think of when Studebaker supplied cars to ARAMCO for use in the desert. Because of the strange tire / wheel arrangement I was wondering if it was made for going in sand.

Chris, can you take a picture of it with you standing next to it so we can get a better idea of the correct size?


Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
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toyman
03-12-2010, 09:19 AM
I think some employees were 'playing' at lunch time with nothing else to do just like the Corgi and Dinky employees used to. The difference is, the Corgi and Dinky playthings are much sought after today. Can you imagine the Studebaker employees laughing at all the serious conjecture going on here?

toyman

Lark Hunter
03-12-2010, 11:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

I thought it might have something to do with dessert use.


Think you're onto something, Chris. Hard working employees DO get hungry...;);) LH

whirling dervish of misinformation

JBOYLE
03-12-2010, 11:39 AM
Looks like it could hold a welding gas tank.

I like the military suggestion...in the late 50s, early 60s they were coming up with some weird stuff like that buckboard looking ATV with a steering wheel or that articulated Marine son-of-a-weasel looking thing.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

kurtruk
03-12-2010, 12:59 PM
Minus the two wheels on the left, we used a cart like this to haul a stack of stacking chairs around conference rooms. Light colored wheels are used to keep from leaving marks on polished floors.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Chris_Dresbach
03-12-2010, 03:53 PM
I think the bomb cart may be the closest idea so far. We were first thinking that it could have been used for military use because of its grey paint. And for use in the desert because of the sand type tires. It is also made to go over semi uneven ground because the brackets in the center give it the ability to turn and have a primitave form of susoension. The brown plates hook toghether and it is all even by the way.

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Milaca
03-12-2010, 05:13 PM
I think it's a combination television cart/television antenna. ;)

Chris_Dresbach
03-12-2010, 07:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

I think it's a combination television cart/television antenna. ;)

Not sure how you see that, but ok.[?][8D]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Chris_Dresbach
03-12-2010, 09:29 PM
Talked to Ed today. The cart will be coming home this week!:D:D:D

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Chris_Dresbach
03-14-2010, 12:03 AM
It's offical, it's coming home Tuesday of this week.:D Ed said I should wear an astronaut suit when I pick it though, and he has a camera.[B)] Did get a little history about it though, apperantly it actually was built as a proposal for a moon cart for the goveronment, but the idea was scrapped and the cart was just kind of used around the factory from time to time in the '60s, mostly in Engineering I guess. Then it became a table. Remember though, this is a BEST GUESS. We don't have any proff what so ever. The only facts about it is that it was built by Studebaker in the '60s and is a prototype. Personally, I still think it looks like a military bomb cart. Who knows[?] By any chance, does anybody know of any surviving personell who worked in the engineering building up to the closing[?] I would really like to ask a few questions I have about some of my project prototype stuff, like this and the model N. Thanks!:)

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Milaca
03-14-2010, 12:09 AM
Xtopher, have you made an agreement yet to purchase the model N body? Has the SASCO move been completed yet or are parts being moved yet between buildings? Have there been any unusual finds in the Engineering building lately?

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Anybody got a tachometer decal?
In the middle of Minnestudea

PlainBrownR2
03-14-2010, 12:21 AM
A moon cart!! How about that. That explains the wire frame and the styrofoam wheels. The frame would have been for weight restrictions, and the wheels was a way to keep the wheels round while on the moon. The lander's wheels are constructed of piano wire, one for stiffness to crawl over an uneven surface, and another because if you get a flat, there's no place local to air the tires back up, so that's probably why these wheels are made of styrofoam. :D
Well, when you get it home, test it out by throwing some rocks into the basket between the front wheels and see if it works [:o)].

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Chris_Dresbach
03-14-2010, 12:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

Xtopher, have you made an agreement yet to purchase the model N body? Has the SASCO move been completed yet or are parts being moved yet between buildings? Have there been any unusual finds in the Engineering building lately?

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Anybody got a tachometer decal?
In the middle of Minnestudea

The model N... Oh my... I talked to Mike Lenyo for a minute, and he said he would tell me who to talk to to get in to the proving ground boneyard. That was the last I heard.[B)] I'm working on it, I own the rear fenders, just don't have them yet! The move is 99.9% complete. At the stage now where it's just walking thru the building going: oops, forgot this! Pick it up and put it in the semi. As for unusual findings, yeah. There are some strange things there that without more time to just stare at, will probably never be known. Just things about the building itself. Such as there is a room way in the back that has this wood thing on a pillar. We know it's from studebaker by the way it's painted. It's the only one of it's kind, but we will never know its use. There have been some prototype findings, and they were all saved. The prototype stuff either went to Ed or was donated to the SNM or went to me, such as my cart. There are a couple of prototype parts I also really want from Ed if he dosen't want them. If you want to know more about that, send me an Email and Ill explain.:)

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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

Chris_Dresbach
03-14-2010, 12:26 AM
quote:Originally posted by PlainBrownR2


Well, when you get it home, test it out by throwing some rocks into the basket between the front wheels and see if it works [:o)].

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Have to do some welding first. See the brown connection plate on the left? It has a welded drive shaft end on it like its twin on the other side. The one broke off so I need to fix it. Also have to replace a few of the pipe clamps.[V]
Oh, and the baskets are open, they cant hold anything.

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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart

PlainBrownR2
03-14-2010, 12:34 AM
Well yeah, nothing extremely tiny, that's a boulder basket [:o)].
LOL, one prototype moon cart, needs work [:o)].
It's ironic how this stuff works out like that [}:)].

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Chris_Dresbach
03-14-2010, 12:39 AM
Think Ill take it to the May swap meet.[8D][:p]

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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N
1960s Prototype cart