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Studebaker Wheel
10-22-2010, 08:47 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/newsgroup/partsdepotslocations.jpg?t=1287798396

Several months, maybe years, ago someone inquired re the number and location of Studebaker’s parts depots. I am including those taken above from a book I have now listed on Ebay entitled “Parts Manager’s Operating Guide.” This is likely from the period 1959-61. If anyone is interested in seeing or buying the book check:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310264244698

JDP
10-22-2010, 09:20 PM
I recall buying out what left of one of the Pa. depots back in the 70's. I was the guy with a few hunderd 53 sedan tail light lenes on sale for a buck each.:)

Cowtown Commander
10-22-2010, 09:45 PM
Thanks Richard - will have to see if the Dallas Bldg is still standing. When we moved to Texas the warehouse had closed, but made a visit to a fellow's garage who had gotten the oportunity to "raid" the Dallas warehouse the night before the inventory was scrapped. He raced Studebakers and was invited to pick-up whatever he wanted. He had 100's of heater kits & when asked why he chose those when he could have had anything he wanted the response was "they were close to the loading dock". He bought one of the Bonneville Cars (the Covertible as I recall) took out the engine for his race car and scrapped the rest so there is something worse than selling lenses for a buck JDP.

Chucks Stude
10-22-2010, 09:55 PM
Here are some pics of the Dallas Warehouse. It has been redone, but is still standing.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc42/Dragasaurus/Studebaker%20Pictures/DSC02029.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc42/Dragasaurus/Studebaker%20Pictures/DSC02028.jpg

jnewkirk77
10-27-2010, 10:40 PM
The Cincinnati depot also still stands. It's next to a railroad underpass and has an addition facing the street that may have been added post-Studebaker. Now I guess you could get the supplies to make a good cup o' joe there: http://www.coffeebreakroasting.com/

stude dude
10-28-2010, 12:39 AM
I found the Richmond, Virginia depot on google maps. It doesn't look much different to a 1960's photo I have.

ROADRACELARK
10-28-2010, 10:12 AM
The building that housed the warehouse in Decatur, GA is still "alive-and-well" as some other business. Used to make frequent drives past that location back when it still had the Studebaker sign in place.

Dan Miller
Auburn, GA