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Studebaker Wheel
03-12-2013, 07:44 PM
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Believe early 50's.

StudeRich
03-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Plant 8 World Wide Parts Depot did not look all that different in 1966 when I was there! :)

Thanks for posting that Stude. Corp. Archive Picture Richard.

64V-K7
03-12-2013, 08:16 PM
Is this not a photo of the same place that Tony Caralla started his long and reknowned career at? It certainly rang a bell and the first thing I connected it to, was that story...

dean pearson
03-12-2013, 08:37 PM
I'll take a complete beltline trim for a 52 commander hard top PLEASE!

Dean.

Milaca
03-12-2013, 10:00 PM
I feel embarrassed for the guy wearing the plaid shirt, mistaking that ashtray for a urinal. :(

Roscomacaw
03-12-2013, 10:06 PM
No V8 gaskets on that display wall. Gotta be 50 or earlier. Wish I could find one of those plastic whitewall fillers like's on those two hub caps.

Deaf Mute
03-12-2013, 10:42 PM
Here's another... from Baker Bros. Motors in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
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Does anyone have any other photos from this dealership? My 1954 Commander Starlight Coupe was sold out of this dealership.

8E45E
03-12-2013, 11:46 PM
I feel embarrassed for the guy wearing the plaid shirt, mistaking that ashtray for a urinal. :(

I certainly hope he didn't have to wait THAT long for 'Genuine Studebaker Service'!!

Craig

Chris_Dresbach
03-13-2013, 01:21 AM
I know that photo well, but unfortunately that is a part of the plant I never got to venture into. That parts counter still exists and today it is in the SNM. I have the blueprint to make the display behind the counter. It shows everything down to the location of the letters to spell out Studebaker.

HAWK64
03-13-2013, 01:38 AM
Here's another... from Baker Bros. Motors in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
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Does anyone have any other photos from this dealership? My 1954 Commander Starlight Coupe was sold out of this dealership.

Is that April 1949 on the calender? I have a 1950 Baker Bros ribbon attached to a nice Studebaker's button pin with the State of Minnesota 1949 Centennial logo on it.

Studebaker Wheel
03-13-2013, 02:37 AM
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Another, I think 1946.

rkapteyn
03-13-2013, 08:21 AM
I have an original set of red plastic letters spelling out "STUDEBAKER" from the parts counter of a dealership in Nebraska for sale.
If anyone would like to replicate a parts counter like this.
I also have the catalog stands as in the "Baker Brothers" picture.
Email me if you are interested in this and hundreds of sales brochures.
Make sure you put "Studebaker in the title box , otherwise my spam filter will act up.
Robert Kapteyn
studebaker@mac.com

BobPalma
03-13-2013, 09:50 AM
Is that April 1949 on the calender?

Probably so, Jim. I checked Perpetual Calendar and that is Calendar #6 (April begins Friday, the 1st).

That calendar was used, among other years outside this range, in 1927, 1938, 1949, 1955, and 1966. :) BP

skyway
03-13-2013, 01:41 PM
Richard did those pics also run in the ASReview?
..and what's with the smiley face above the right-most stool in picture number 1?

Welcome
03-13-2013, 02:27 PM
>>>...and what's with the smiley face above the right-most stool in picture number 1?

Maybe a happy Studebaker parts customer!!!:D

From the FWIW Dept;

Look down the isle under the "...E R" in STUDEBAKER and you will see the exterior windows/wall of the original Plant 8 ...before the latest addition to the north end of the building was added to house; offices, customer parts counter, loading dock, etc. My office for many years was at the exact opposite (south) end of Plant 8.

candbstudebakers
03-14-2013, 01:56 AM
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Believe early 50's.

The 2 guys in the coat and hats could be feds looking for Jimmy Hoffa

DEEPNHOCK
03-14-2013, 08:41 PM
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Believe early 50's.


OOOhhhh.. I love that setting!
(As I sit on a chair in my shop).........
I can modify part of my shop to look like this.......
Anybody have any pic's of the stool tops?
Do they have the Red Ball logo on them?
(Thinkin'.... Thinkin' about the 2014 SE Studebaker Swap Meet and Race Session...)
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

4961Studebaker
03-14-2013, 09:13 PM
Didn't Gary Ash have plans or Font matching letters for sale.

I emailed you Gary if you have.

stude dude
03-14-2013, 10:28 PM
I have a set of the 'Genuine Parts STUDEBAKER Approved Service' wooden letters that came out of Import Motors in Delta, Colorado a few years ago. I have seen somewhere on the net that someone is making reproductions. They were painted a dark red color.

Chris.

stude dude
03-14-2013, 10:30 PM
Here's a link to another parts department photo from 1952 http://www.studeparts.com.au/cpb-52pits-mdl-parts.html

Chris.

BobPalma
03-15-2013, 09:17 PM
VIA Bill Pressler comes this 1950s photo of The Carl E. Filer Company Parts Counter in Greenville PA, authorized Studebaker (and Packard) Dealer:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/carlfilerpartscounter_zps7c3ca3be.jpg

Mr. Filer is the gentleman to the right. :!: BP

Deaf Mute
03-15-2013, 10:28 PM
HAWK 64,
Could you email me a photo of your Baker Brothers pin & ribbon?
I will keep a copy of it for myself and also pass it along to one of the Baker Daughters.
dulymiller@gmail.com
THANKS!

Studebaker Wheel
03-16-2013, 01:09 AM
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This at the old museum in 2005. Compare with the original photo shown at the start of this thread.

Studebaker Wheel
03-16-2013, 01:15 AM
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Just remembered I had another with Eli Spicer behind the counter. Note the same photo as started this thread is shown on the counter in front of Mr Spicer.

swvalcon
03-16-2013, 07:44 AM
And did you guy's notice not a computor in sight. Back when you could order a part just by knowing what you owned for a car.

Welcome
03-16-2013, 10:59 AM
>>>Back when you could order a part just by knowing what you owned for a car.

True, but in that Post #24 pic. Eli Spicerís Parts Dept. person was notoriously S-L-O-W waiting on customers.;):D

Chris_Dresbach
03-16-2013, 11:26 PM
Anybody want to build their own parts counter?
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/IMG_0001_zps05d58c8b.jpg
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/IMG_zpsa5244e08.jpgSorry the scans aren't a little better. Blueprints can be hard to do sometimes.

*I'm not sure why the one is up side down and the other sideways. I rotated them. You can thank the great and powerful, new and improved Photobucket for that stunt... So far, I'm less than impressed with it.