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  • Your favorite Studebaker Artifact is?

    I have been seeing some of the neat things Forum members have posted (in Leonard's case- the 1000s of neat things. How about showing us your favorite Studebaker artifact (not the cars themselves)?
    To start it, I think this is my favorite. I got it in a dealer buy-out in '74. Unfortunately, it is plaster-of-Paris and is pretty fragile. Dimensions are about 14" wide and 10" high.




    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
    1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

  • #2
    No question- for me it's the big concrete emblems from the building facades[8D]

    My second is the Lark neon sign- the one with the bird symbol[^] Gotta get me one somewhere, some day......

    hat's assuming I couldn't pick Ted Harbit......

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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    • #3
      No question- for me it's the big concrete emblems from the building facades[8D]

      My second is the Lark neon sign- the one with the bird symbol[^] Gotta get me one somewhere, some day......

      hat's assuming I couldn't pick Ted Harbit......

      Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
      Parish, central NY 13131


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      • #4
        That is real nice Paul. I don't have anything like that. Sam collected a few bricks from Studebaker buildings, though.

        Leonard Shepherd
        http://leonardshepherd.com/

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        • #5
          That is real nice Paul. I don't have anything like that. Sam collected a few bricks from Studebaker buildings, though.

          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

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          • #6
            Some of us may still have a tub of sand from the Foundry, thanks to Bob Palma and 2002 at South Bend. They will really be worth something someday. (hah)

            [img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars3.jpg[/img=left]
            Tom Bredehoft
            '53 Commander Coupe
            '55 President State Sedan (Under Construction)
            '60 Lark VI (Sold, delivery in early Jan.)
            '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
            All Indiana built cars

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            • #7
              Some of us may still have a tub of sand from the Foundry, thanks to Bob Palma and 2002 at South Bend. They will really be worth something someday. (hah)

              [img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars3.jpg[/img=left]
              Tom Bredehoft
              '53 Commander Coupe
              '55 President State Sedan (Under Construction)
              '60 Lark VI (Sold, delivery in early Jan.)
              '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
              All Indiana built cars

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              • #8
                I'm with BAMS, I love those old facade emblems with the wheel logo!
                And of course the terra-cotta wheel logo column toppers too.

                The only thing I have is a somewhat melted and deformed pulley that a friend of mine dug out of the rubble from the burned down Detroit plant. I have a brick or two as well from the SB plants.

                The best one I've seen was this summer in SB; a guy came up in the parking lot of the hotel, showing off a never machined Stude V8 block that he dug out of the sand at the foundry. [8D]

                Matthew Burnette
                '59 Scotsman
                '63 Daytona
                Hazlehurst, GA

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                • #9
                  I'm with BAMS, I love those old facade emblems with the wheel logo!
                  And of course the terra-cotta wheel logo column toppers too.

                  The only thing I have is a somewhat melted and deformed pulley that a friend of mine dug out of the rubble from the burned down Detroit plant. I have a brick or two as well from the SB plants.

                  The best one I've seen was this summer in SB; a guy came up in the parking lot of the hotel, showing off a never machined Stude V8 block that he dug out of the sand at the foundry. [8D]

                  Matthew Burnette
                  '59 Scotsman
                  '63 Daytona
                  Hazlehurst, GA

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Tom B

                    Some of us may still have a tub of sand from the Foundry, thanks to Bob Palma and 2002 at South Bend. They will really be worth something someday. (hah)

                    Tom Bredehoft
                    [:0] Say, Tom; I hope you haven't used that as collateral on a loan... BP
                    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                    Ayn Rand:
                    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by Tom B

                      Some of us may still have a tub of sand from the Foundry, thanks to Bob Palma and 2002 at South Bend. They will really be worth something someday. (hah)

                      Tom Bredehoft
                      [:0] Say, Tom; I hope you haven't used that as collateral on a loan... BP
                      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                      Ayn Rand:
                      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                      • #12
                        Since parts of buildings are included I would say this ranks pretty high on the hog, next to the mongrammed door knobs, and the stained glass in the Executive Suite....



                        The Timeline of Transportation that runs along the top of the room in the Studebaker Administration Building. Thats a real unique artifact in referencing the original use of the building. I hope this is the kind of thing they don't paint over next time they renovate.


                        1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                        1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
                        [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
                        [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
                        [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
                        [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
                        1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                        1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                        1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                        1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                        • #13
                          Since parts of buildings are included I would say this ranks pretty high on the hog, next to the mongrammed door knobs, and the stained glass in the Executive Suite....



                          The Timeline of Transportation that runs along the top of the room in the Studebaker Administration Building. Thats a real unique artifact in referencing the original use of the building. I hope this is the kind of thing they don't paint over next time they renovate.


                          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                          1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
                          [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
                          [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
                          [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
                          [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
                          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                          • #14
                            I have a small piece of stoneware I dug up at the site of the original blacksmith shop in Adams County, Pa. I can't help but imagine it once held a meal for the Studebaker boys when they were still running around in short pants.

                            This is a site we will visit Monday afternoon at the 44th International Meet.

                            Brad Johnson
                            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                            '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                            • #15
                              I have a small piece of stoneware I dug up at the site of the original blacksmith shop in Adams County, Pa. I can't help but imagine it once held a meal for the Studebaker boys when they were still running around in short pants.

                              This is a site we will visit Monday afternoon at the 44th International Meet.

                              Brad Johnson
                              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                              '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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