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rockne10
10-06-2008, 09:41 PM
I know there were earlier threads that I can't find.

At Lancaster I was given a form to return to:
Ivory Mist 53 C body. Ohio license*****.
There was no other contact information on the form.

I was busy enough that I didn't get much chance to peruse the show field, let alone return the form to the Ivory Mist C body.

So, who has assumed this task and can I contact them through the Forum?

mbstude
10-06-2008, 09:59 PM
Sounds like Tom Bredehoft's car.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/quadraportle005.jpg

ClaymoreWW
10-06-2008, 10:03 PM
yes, it does...was it this...

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/1_-_studebakers/2_-_dad_%27s_53_commander/53wallpaper01.jpg

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

Roscomacaw
10-06-2008, 11:03 PM
53k (Paul Johnson) took the stillborn C-K registry (at least, one that was started in the late 90s) off my hands last year. I think he's been too busy to do much with it tho. Paul???

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

tbredehoft
10-07-2008, 01:08 PM
Yes, Brad, that was my car. I should have realized that everybody wouldn't have been able to find my car and put their form in it.

I have not assumed the task, but am willing to help Paul Johnson with it.

If you want to send me the information, I'll add it to our start.


tbredehoft(at)alink.com

Bob, while I was passing out slips, a lady from San Jose, Diane Glew, said she had the registry Dennis had given her before he passed. Paul says he has the boxes of stuff, but no single registry, so she may well have it. I've tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with her since Lancaster.

George, that's a good looking picture of a great looking car....if I say so myself.


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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 506 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Roscomacaw
10-07-2008, 02:42 PM
If I remember right, Dennis DID print a couple of registries - when I say "Couple", I'm inferring that they were updated as more cars came to light. I think these were then mailed out AS or as PART OF a "newsletter" of sorts.

I'll get the info on my two 53 coupes and get it headed your way.;)

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

ClaymoreWW
10-07-2008, 03:05 PM
as a bit of a IT techie, I will say that there "should" be a way to do this (a registry) efficiently - I will research.

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

tbredehoft
10-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Any of you with 53 or 54 Cs or Ks, Please send me everything you know about your car, including body tag and SN. Also, on 53s, whether or not the C pillar is filled, or if its' a Tri-star. Anyone with real early body numbers, maybe three digits, do you have anything on your car that might be developmental? I've seen one, No. 256 that had no hood pull forward springs, or holes for them.

email -- tbredehoft(at)alink.com

Also wanted any and all information on cars that have gone to the big rust pile in the sky. (but please specify this)

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 506 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Guido
10-07-2008, 06:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Tom B
Bob, while I was passing out slips, a lady from San Jose, Diane Glew, said she had the registry Dennis had given her before he passed. She introduced herself at the swap meet on Monday at Lancaster and said she wanted to talk to me about horse drawn vehicles. I gave her my cell number and never heard back from her.

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Flashback
10-07-2008, 06:44 PM
Filled C-pillar???

Tex E. Grier
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/Studebaker255.jpg

Gary1953
10-07-2008, 06:52 PM
On early 53's there is an exposed seam about half way up the pillar. This was later filled in later in the run. There was a great example on one of the cars at Lancaster this year. I took a photo of the seam but do not have the ability to post it tonight. I'll bet Leonard has a picture in his collection.


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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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Jeff_H
10-07-2008, 06:56 PM
There is a seam about 1/2 way up the C pillar where the roof is attached to the lower body. The early cars this was not filled in with lead. There is also another seam near the trunk hinges where the rear trunk side panels attach to the one along the bottom of the rear window. Early cars did not have that one leaded in either. I have seen at least 1 early C body that had neither of those 2 seams filled. They were just painted and the lap seam with spot welds (in the case of the trunk one) were visible. There is a picture of the C pillar unfilled seam in the John Bridges book too. My 53K was built in May of '53 and both were filled.



Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

ClaymoreWW
10-07-2008, 06:58 PM
you can see an example on my dad's car if you look closely here:

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/1_-_studebakers/2_-_dad_%27s_53_commander/53-02.jpg

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

Gary1953
10-07-2008, 07:03 PM
Even though my car is considered an early one with tri star on hood and truck the seam is filled in on mine. Final assembly date on my car is July 7, 1953 my third birthday.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Flashback
10-07-2008, 07:16 PM
Thanks, guys for the seam info. I have never seen one unfilled. Of course I have seen very few around here. Two, I think and I owned both. The others I have seen were few and modified. That seam on mine is overfilled, not finished and it came that way

Tex E. Grier
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/Studebaker255.jpg

studegary
10-07-2008, 08:44 PM
Some of the seams were filed after shipment from Studebaker.

Gary S. - You have a very early '53 if it was built in "1950", as you state <G>.

I would alos like to see the tracking/reporting of the package shelfs. I do not know when the changes were made from steel (no cover) to two piece (due to mismatch in parts) to the final one piece pressed board shelf cover.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Gary1953
10-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Date corrected thank you.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

tbredehoft
10-07-2008, 09:52 PM
Gary, what's the package shelf difference? Mine is a steel plate with a cutout for the speaker covered by a cardboard piece. Prod order written April 9, Vernon plant. body No. 5312.

Was it originally bare steel?

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 506 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

kurtruk
10-07-2008, 11:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Tom B


Bob, while I was passing out slips, a lady from San Jose, Diane Glew, said she had the registry Dennis had given her before he passed. Paul says he has the boxes of stuff, but no single registry, so she may well have it. I've tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with her since Lancaster.

George, that's a good looking picture of a great looking car....if I say so myself.


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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 506 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars



I would imagine Diane Glew is busy getting ready for the PSW Zone meet in Milpitas this weekend.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Dick Steinkamp
10-07-2008, 11:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by Tom B

Gary, what's the package shelf difference? Mine is a steel plate with a cutout for the speaker covered by a cardboard piece. Prod order written April 9, Vernon plant. body No. 5312.

Was it originally bare steel?



Yes...here's an early one...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/1953%20Starlight%20Coupe/126_2641.jpg

All steel painted the "grunge" color.

This one was 4/15/53 production from South Bend.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg

tbredehoft
10-08-2008, 12:07 PM
You of course mean "Loma Gray" the color that won't match anything.

OK, it's something to watch for. My first coupe was final production 3/10 (SB) No. 1013 and it had the cardboard I'm pretty sure, because it had a speaker in the hole, without the accessory cover. and I remember the ratty cardboard.

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 506 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

rockne10
10-08-2008, 08:19 PM
Mine is an early production. It has the metal package shelf. There is a narrow filler strip between the seat and the shelf. It is covered with the same aero-gray cloth as the seat. Mine does have the roof seam filled.

I'll need to dig out my production order.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

ralt12
10-08-2008, 08:40 PM
My '53 has a body tag of "4H-C5 710". Both seams spoken about earlier in the thread were unfilled, and I have the solid steel rear tray like the one shown in the picture. VIN is 8828002, built in L.A., don't know when.

'53 Commander