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05-20-2009, 12:55 PM
Nobody has a guess as to what this streamer tag indicates???


1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

05-20-2009, 01:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Nobody has a guess as to what this streamer tag indicates???

It could have meant ANY extra piece of chrome trim not normally available on a particular model. For example, I have seen two 1965 Commanders with the Cruiser type rocker panel moldings. Both had 'EXT TRM' tags affixed to the firewall.


05-20-2009, 01:33 PM
I believe that it alerts the line to extra trim and the workers then refer to the build sheet to find out what extra item(s) they should put on this particlar vehicle.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

05-20-2009, 02:13 PM
That stands for what I usta have before I got involved with Studebakers..."Extra Time"

05-20-2009, 10:07 PM
Didn't you once say that it came from a late model '65-'66 Canadian Car?

If it came from an earlier car or a SB car I could see a lot of them being needed for the Windshield and Backlight trim mouldings that had to be added to "dress up" many '59-'60 Larks because the Deluxe Models did not include those.

That would not be much of an issue on later cars, because they all had the trim since Canada did not build Challengers.

About all they could use it for would be the Cruiser rocker panel moulding or the Sport Sedan and Cruiser rear wheelwell stone guard, maybe if ordered on other models, rarely I would think. [:0]

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

05-21-2009, 09:51 PM
Biggs,we covered this topic a couple of years ago when I posted a photo of the same EXT TM tag on our 64' Hamilton built Cruiser. While sadly there are no Hamilton production orders yet available for the period of June thru August 64', I did post a photo of the original SASCO invoice to the original owner. It did not show any indications of extra trim, nor does the car have any, and it is still in its original appearance other than owner added fog lights and a Lark emblem. Our Cruiser was what they call today a factory program car and was driven by a person in the Mercedes-Benz department at South Bend. In 1965 that same person purchased the car directly from Studebaker (SASCO). The best suggestion during the previous inquirey as to the meaning of the EXT TM tag came from one of our chapter members. He said that knowing the history of our car, was that it meant "ExtraTreatment". With out a production order it can't be verified, but it does make sense. The car was destined fom the beginning to be a factory headquarters car and so it was given extra attention on the production line. If anyone can come up with new evidence to some other meaning I am certainly open to that. Hope this helps.

Dean Croft

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05-21-2009, 10:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Clem64
If anyone can come up with new evidence to some other meaning I am certainly open to that. Hope this helps.

I'm leaning to StudeRich's observation of the stainless rear stoneguards being intalled at the factory, with the tag giving the workers a 'heads-up' as Gary suggests.