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52hawk
04-11-2007, 10:05 PM
I just saw a new commercial on tv,showing a step built into the tailgate of a Furd truck,flips down so you can walk up onto the gate!! Another Studebaker idea recycled!

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

rockne10
04-11-2007, 10:11 PM
Ya know, if someone were to build a Wagonaire today, ya couldn't afford it.:)

rockne10
04-11-2007, 10:11 PM
Ya know, if someone were to build a Wagonaire today, ya couldn't afford it.:)

JimC
04-11-2007, 11:50 PM
I saw that add today, and I thought to myself "Hmmm...this seems oddly familiar."

They've been out of business for over four decades, and their ideas are still ahead of some auto manufacturers. Is it any wonder I love these cars?

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Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

Maple Lake, Minnesota

JimC
04-11-2007, 11:50 PM
I saw that add today, and I thought to myself "Hmmm...this seems oddly familiar."

They've been out of business for over four decades, and their ideas are still ahead of some auto manufacturers. Is it any wonder I love these cars?

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Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

Maple Lake, Minnesota

8E45E
04-12-2007, 01:57 PM
[quote]Originally posted by 52hawk

I just saw a new commercial on tv,showing a step built into the tailgate of a Furd truck,flips down so you can walk up onto the gate!! Another Studebaker idea recycled!


Furd must be targeting ageing Wagonaire owners who now miss their step!! How thoughful of them to include a foldaway assist handle!:D


Craig

8E45E
04-12-2007, 01:57 PM
[quote]Originally posted by 52hawk

I just saw a new commercial on tv,showing a step built into the tailgate of a Furd truck,flips down so you can walk up onto the gate!! Another Studebaker idea recycled!


Furd must be targeting ageing Wagonaire owners who now miss their step!! How thoughful of them to include a foldaway assist handle!:D


Craig

Chucks Stude
04-12-2007, 02:29 PM
You would think GM invented the sliding roofed wagon the way they act.....

Chucks Stude
04-12-2007, 02:29 PM
You would think GM invented the sliding roofed wagon the way they act.....

52hawk
04-12-2007, 06:00 PM
First it was the 'hillholder'-one of the Japanese cars?I don't remember which-then the sliding roof -GM-..Now the tailgate step.What's next?,the oval shaped steering wheel??[1961]
Remember the Jeep posi-traction commercials from years ago,showing a Jeep climbing over a stump with the left front tire on the stump,the right front tire on the ground??[we call it TwinTraction !!!]

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
04-12-2007, 06:00 PM
First it was the 'hillholder'-one of the Japanese cars?I don't remember which-then the sliding roof -GM-..Now the tailgate step.What's next?,the oval shaped steering wheel??[1961]
Remember the Jeep posi-traction commercials from years ago,showing a Jeep climbing over a stump with the left front tire on the stump,the right front tire on the ground??[we call it TwinTraction !!!]

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk