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studeclunker
04-10-2010, 08:00 PM
This looks to be Original Equipment. However, in my limited experiance, I've never seen one of these:

http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs467.snc3/25649_10150164996620405_636185404_11774478_5839398_n.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
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Mark57
04-10-2010, 08:04 PM
I have one also... that is not a Studebaker made gas cap... the "S" stands for Stant - the company who actually manufactured it. :)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
"Star Performers with Saving Ways!"

Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a-1.jpg

silverhawk
04-10-2010, 08:04 PM
Hmm, that looks similer to the one on my '58 commander parts car. Wonder if I should grab it before it gets crushed? I believe it was made by Stant, but I can't remember much else about them at the moment. They look perfect on stude's though. [8D]

Edit: Ya beat me typing![:o)]

Dylan Wills
Everett, Wa.
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/carpet008.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

studelark
04-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Yeap, I was taken by one of these gas caps back in the early '70's. I was relatively new to Studebaker mysteries. Found one at a flea market and it was as nice as a NOS'er. I paid the price without bargaining because I just knew it was a Studebaker item.

I learned my lesson when I began vending Studebaker parts several years later. Put a good price on it. I carried it for several years, reduced the price and finally a nice gentleman told me it was not a legit Studebaker item. The S indicated Stant.

I think I gave it away some years ago as I didn't have the heart to sell it to an unsuspecting newby. :(:(

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
1948 M16-52 Boyer-bodied fire truck

Jim B PEI
04-11-2010, 06:34 PM
I have one of those Stant caps with a key, and at least I didn't pay much for it. I think it would look good on any 40s late 50s car, especially if it was a year where they used the Lazy S prominently, like the front of the 47

Jim B on PEI
63 Wagonaire 259 o/d
57 Champion W4 o/d
57 Champion W4 automatic
57 Commander W4 automatic

Mark57
04-11-2010, 07:17 PM
I use one on my Transtar... works just fine and most people have no idea it's not "Studebaker". ;):)
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0571.jpg

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
"Star Performers with Saving Ways!"

Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a-1.jpg

Sdude
04-11-2010, 07:48 PM
I bought one for my 49 2R5 but it didn't fit. I thought it meant Studebaker too but found out the truth later. I think I still have it out in the shed.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2848527836_6f817c03fc_s.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4501404372_a359aedb6e_s.jpg

Lou Van Anne
04-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Just like the one on my '52 Commander when my father purchased it in the early '70s.

Green53
04-12-2010, 05:02 PM
I have a new one in my case that I purchased from an old Studebaker dealer.

Denny L

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/Daytona64/53Stude2015.jpg

BubbaBear
04-12-2010, 07:53 PM
One of my first posts on these forums was about one. I picked it up at a flea market and had it for years thinking it was Studebaker. Still have it around somewhere with the keys. Just not taking as good a care of it now that it isn't Studebaker anymore.

Turbopackman
04-12-2010, 08:18 PM
I had one of those, NOS with the keys, and gave it to a good friend with a '52 Champion, because I thought it was a factory Stude item. Oh well, ya live and ya learn!

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

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JBOYLE
04-12-2010, 08:48 PM
A Stude dealer would have been silly [u]not</u> to stock it since it certainly looks like a factory piece that would probably sell for less than an official Stude item.

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

Washington State

Jim B PEI
04-12-2010, 08:56 PM
It is odd, isn't it, that it "isn't Studebaker", as Stant seems to have made some parts for Studebaker. ISTR some trunk latch parts with a Stant number on them. Now, how they got away with using such a Lazy S without attracting the attention of a copyright lawyer or seven almost defies logic.

Jim B on PEI
63 Wagonaire 259 o/d
57 Champion W4 o/d
57 Champion W4 automatic
57 Commander W4 automatic

Mark57
04-12-2010, 09:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jim B PEI
Now, how they got away with using such a Lazy S without attracting the attention of a copyright lawyer or seven almost defies logic.

Jim B on PEI



Look carefully at the pics Jim... it is not a Studebaker lazy "S". My understanding is that Stant made many different models of this cap - some fit Studebakers (like mine) and others do not (as stated by Jon S.). ;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
"Star Performers with Saving Ways!"

Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a-1.jpg

Mr Speed 53
04-12-2010, 09:15 PM
My dads Avanti also has one of these caps and thought it to be a factory item since he bought the car in the early 70s from the original owner. They have an orininal look with the S on it and have a few NOS ones in my collection. Ed