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Guido
03-05-2007, 07:29 PM
Bob,

This thing is right up your alley. Just clean it up and you could deliver all your fruits and vegetables to the local farmer's market in it. Don't let it get away!

Gary

http://i22.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/8f/ee/c025_2.JPG

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-zip-van-studebaker-1963-zip-van-postal-delivery-studebaker-chasis-zipvan_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQihZ008QQitemZ180092738256QQrdZ1


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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

rockne10
03-05-2007, 07:44 PM
Gary, you were right. I emailed you through the Forum on Sunday and it came back undelivered.
Eric Studebaker (ERJOST on this Forum) is looking for a Commander six for his Champ.
This also poses a question. What would be involved in making a 245cid from a smaller displacement Commander six?

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/ddc714b7.jpg

rockne10
03-05-2007, 07:44 PM
Gary, you were right. I emailed you through the Forum on Sunday and it came back undelivered.
Eric Studebaker (ERJOST on this Forum) is looking for a Commander six for his Champ.
This also poses a question. What would be involved in making a 245cid from a smaller displacement Commander six?

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/ddc714b7.jpg

StudeRich
03-05-2007, 08:25 PM
Well, it is in So. Calif. a lot closer to StudeRoss in Riverside area!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-05-2007, 08:25 PM
Well, it is in So. Calif. a lot closer to StudeRoss in Riverside area!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I've said this here before - I was looking at one of these in a Fresno wrecking yard some years ago. Guy was willing to sell it to me for $450 IIRC. My thoughts were to fix it up and use it on one of the contract mail routes in this area.
Of course, even tho I (supposedly) had "veterans preferance" in being selected to run a route, there were other factors that worked against me (even tho I aced the carriers test that they made me take). As to those "other factors" - this is not the forum to discuss them and I have long since gotten over the fact that I didn't get a route.:)
In spite of that, I've often thought I might like to have one of these to just get around in. Anyone know what was the standard rear ratio in these? I've heard they're pretty squirrely in high winds or over about 50 MPH!
Maybe I could buy this thing and use it to run an ice cream route![:0] Hey kiddies! Try our Lark bar or the Hawk Sundae. Or how about a Champsicle? How about the Starlight Scoop with the optional chocolate hard-topping?[:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 09:42 PM
I've said this here before - I was looking at one of these in a Fresno wrecking yard some years ago. Guy was willing to sell it to me for $450 IIRC. My thoughts were to fix it up and use it on one of the contract mail routes in this area.
Of course, even tho I (supposedly) had "veterans preferance" in being selected to run a route, there were other factors that worked against me (even tho I aced the carriers test that they made me take). As to those "other factors" - this is not the forum to discuss them and I have long since gotten over the fact that I didn't get a route.:)
In spite of that, I've often thought I might like to have one of these to just get around in. Anyone know what was the standard rear ratio in these? I've heard they're pretty squirrely in high winds or over about 50 MPH!
Maybe I could buy this thing and use it to run an ice cream route![:0] Hey kiddies! Try our Lark bar or the Hawk Sundae. Or how about a Champsicle? How about the Starlight Scoop with the optional chocolate hard-topping?[:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

kurtruk
03-05-2007, 10:22 PM
Would the Turning Wheels get here sooner--[?]or later[?] in a Zip Van being driven by Mr Biggs[?] One of those "Imponderables", I guess.

KURTRUK
(read it when it gets here)
(still waiting:()

kurtruk
03-05-2007, 10:22 PM
Would the Turning Wheels get here sooner--[?]or later[?] in a Zip Van being driven by Mr Biggs[?] One of those "Imponderables", I guess.

KURTRUK
(read it when it gets here)
(still waiting:()

stude freak
03-05-2007, 10:32 PM
Probably later .Bob probably stop under a shade tree and read every one of them .lol


David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-05-2007, 10:32 PM
Probably later .Bob probably stop under a shade tree and read every one of them .lol


David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 10:55 PM
Are you kidding[:0][?][?][?] The day the TWs arrived at the post office, I'd run around and deliver them FIRST, before ANY OTHER MAIL got delivered. DAMN BETCHA!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 10:55 PM
Are you kidding[:0][?][?][?] The day the TWs arrived at the post office, I'd run around and deliver them FIRST, before ANY OTHER MAIL got delivered. DAMN BETCHA!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

stude freak
03-05-2007, 11:00 PM
:D:D:D;)Just joshin ya Bob i knew you deliver them asap.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-05-2007, 11:00 PM
:D:D:D;)Just joshin ya Bob i knew you deliver them asap.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

Dick Steinkamp
03-05-2007, 11:04 PM
Last time I was at Bob Peterson's (Hayward, CA) he had one for sale...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/412235139_83383de81b.jpg

he's at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-05-2007, 11:04 PM
Last time I was at Bob Peterson's (Hayward, CA) he had one for sale...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/412235139_83383de81b.jpg

he's at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 11:29 PM
WOW! That would match Pete! Of course, Pete would be jealous of the cool graphics.:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 11:29 PM
WOW! That would match Pete! Of course, Pete would be jealous of the cool graphics.:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

StudeRich
03-06-2007, 02:09 AM
I believe they were all 3.73 to 1 ratio TT rears, with low gear start Automatics, that would make a mean hot rod with a 289 in place of the OHV 170! [}:)][}:)][:0]


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Anyone know what was the standard rear ratio in these? I've heard they're pretty squirrely in high winds or over about 50 MPH!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-06-2007, 02:09 AM
I believe they were all 3.73 to 1 ratio TT rears, with low gear start Automatics, that would make a mean hot rod with a 289 in place of the OHV 170! [}:)][}:)][:0]


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Anyone know what was the standard rear ratio in these? I've heard they're pretty squirrely in high winds or over about 50 MPH!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

showbizkid
03-06-2007, 11:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

that would make a mean hot rod with a 289

Except for the aerodynamics. Like pushing a brick through Jell-O! :D


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
03-06-2007, 11:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

that would make a mean hot rod with a 289

Except for the aerodynamics. Like pushing a brick through Jell-O! :D


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

studegary
03-06-2007, 02:18 PM
I owned a Zip Van for several years. I replaced the engine with an excellent used '64 truck six. That is not like changing the engine in any other Studebaker. You roll the front sub-frame out from under the raised body. I seem to remember the rear axle ratio as being 4.27:1, or thereabouts. The Zip Van seemed to not want to, or I didn't want to, go above 45 mph. It was the only vehicle that I owned that my dog didn't like to ride in. After changing the engine and painting the van, I traded it (along with several boxes of NOS Zip Van parts)to a girl in NJ for her '64 Daytona hardtop.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
03-06-2007, 02:18 PM
I owned a Zip Van for several years. I replaced the engine with an excellent used '64 truck six. That is not like changing the engine in any other Studebaker. You roll the front sub-frame out from under the raised body. I seem to remember the rear axle ratio as being 4.27:1, or thereabouts. The Zip Van seemed to not want to, or I didn't want to, go above 45 mph. It was the only vehicle that I owned that my dog didn't like to ride in. After changing the engine and painting the van, I traded it (along with several boxes of NOS Zip Van parts)to a girl in NJ for her '64 Daytona hardtop.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

65cruiser
03-06-2007, 04:05 PM
I dig that front flow-thru ventilation system. Was that the precursor of RefreshAire?

:D


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Last time I was at Bob Peterson's (Hayward, CA) he had one for sale...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/412235139_83383de81b.jpg

he's at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg



________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

65cruiser
03-06-2007, 04:05 PM
I dig that front flow-thru ventilation system. Was that the precursor of RefreshAire?

:D


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Last time I was at Bob Peterson's (Hayward, CA) he had one for sale...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/412235139_83383de81b.jpg

he's at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg



________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

Guido
03-06-2007, 04:10 PM
I wonder how much that piece of flat glass would cost???

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-06-2007, 04:10 PM
I wonder how much that piece of flat glass would cost???

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Roscomacaw
03-06-2007, 04:23 PM
I could get that piece of glass cut REAL CHEAP. I know a guy that knows a guy.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-06-2007, 04:23 PM
I could get that piece of glass cut REAL CHEAP. I know a guy that knows a guy.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

avantilover
03-07-2007, 03:37 AM
Well then Bob, buy the thing, it'd look nice next to Pete. At least check what he wants for it.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
03-07-2007, 03:37 AM
Well then Bob, buy the thing, it'd look nice next to Pete. At least check what he wants for it.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

mbstude
03-07-2007, 03:04 PM
We once had a Zip Van in our bone yard. My grandad donated it to our SDC Chapter, and we restored it and now it resides in the Studebaker National Museum...

http://studetrucks.tripod.com/zipvanl.jpg

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

mbstude
03-07-2007, 03:04 PM
We once had a Zip Van in our bone yard. My grandad donated it to our SDC Chapter, and we restored it and now it resides in the Studebaker National Museum...

http://studetrucks.tripod.com/zipvanl.jpg

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 04:17 PM
Matthew,
Was there lots you guys had to scare up to make that thing back like original or was most of it still there???

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 04:17 PM
Matthew,
Was there lots you guys had to scare up to make that thing back like original or was most of it still there???

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

mbstude
03-08-2007, 03:20 PM
quote:Matthew,
Was there lots you guys had to scare up to make that thing back like original or was most of it still there???

Actually Biggs, I was pretty young when we did that Mail truck. I don't remember much of it at all. I do seem to remember NOS side panels from Newman and Altman, but maybe not. And we didn't have to have it running, so the sub frame never came out from under it. Seems like it was fairly complete though.
Maybe my grandad can fill you in a little more. [8D]

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

mbstude
03-08-2007, 03:20 PM
quote:Matthew,
Was there lots you guys had to scare up to make that thing back like original or was most of it still there???

Actually Biggs, I was pretty young when we did that Mail truck. I don't remember much of it at all. I do seem to remember NOS side panels from Newman and Altman, but maybe not. And we didn't have to have it running, so the sub frame never came out from under it. Seems like it was fairly complete though.
Maybe my grandad can fill you in a little more. [8D]

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

avantilover
03-09-2007, 03:31 AM
Why indeed LOL.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
03-09-2007, 03:31 AM
Why indeed LOL.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

Roscomacaw
03-09-2007, 09:49 AM
Yeah, I wanna be just like Matthew when I grow up![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
03-09-2007, 09:49 AM
Yeah, I wanna be just like Matthew when I grow up![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

mbstude
03-09-2007, 06:59 PM
Lol. You guys are great. Yeah, I know I'm still a young grasshopper. But I was maybe 6-7 or so when we redid the Zip Van. ;)

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

mbstude
03-09-2007, 06:59 PM
Lol. You guys are great. Yeah, I know I'm still a young grasshopper. But I was maybe 6-7 or so when we redid the Zip Van. ;)

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

rockinhawk
03-09-2007, 09:08 PM
Yep, When we did the Zip Van Matthew was more in the way than anything else, but we let him hang arourd anyway.The van was pretty complete when we got it but we did replace 1 side panel from N.A. One of our very talented members created that neat curved piece of sheet metal above the back door. A member who works for the P.O. got us the paint codes. Another member is a sign painter and did the lettering. I paid $40 bucks for it in 1988. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

rockinhawk
03-09-2007, 09:08 PM
Yep, When we did the Zip Van Matthew was more in the way than anything else, but we let him hang arourd anyway.The van was pretty complete when we got it but we did replace 1 side panel from N.A. One of our very talented members created that neat curved piece of sheet metal above the back door. A member who works for the P.O. got us the paint codes. Another member is a sign painter and did the lettering. I paid $40 bucks for it in 1988. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

mbstude
03-10-2007, 07:02 AM
Another thing, one of our chapter members in Tallahassee has one that he's going to use a storage building. I was looking at it one day, and it has a watercooled HD flight-o-matic with the e-brake on the back of the trans. Also, the guage cluster is the same as those used in '55 trucks, maybe other years too.

This is the tag from that one...

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/zip_van_id.jpg

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://georgiastudebaker.com/

mbstude
03-10-2007, 07:02 AM
Another thing, one of our chapter members in Tallahassee has one that he's going to use a storage building. I was looking at it one day, and it has a watercooled HD flight-o-matic with the e-brake on the back of the trans. Also, the guage cluster is the same as those used in '55 trucks, maybe other years too.

This is the tag from that one...

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/zip_van_id.jpg

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://georgiastudebaker.com/

studegary
03-11-2007, 11:24 AM
Matthew - I didn't look it up, but that looks like late production and a very high serial number for a Zip Van. I believe that most, if not all, Zip Vans were made during the normal 1964 model year, but were considered 1963s due to the Post Office contract. It would be something if that was the last Zip Van built and perhaps the last Studebaker built in South Bend (really Mishawaka).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
03-11-2007, 11:24 AM
Matthew - I didn't look it up, but that looks like late production and a very high serial number for a Zip Van. I believe that most, if not all, Zip Vans were made during the normal 1964 model year, but were considered 1963s due to the Post Office contract. It would be something if that was the last Zip Van built and perhaps the last Studebaker built in South Bend (really Mishawaka).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)