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  • #2
    Welcome to the forum!

    Maybe they were put there to tie the car down on the ship when it went overseas. Just a guess.

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum!

      Maybe they were put there to tie the car down on the ship when it went overseas. Just a guess.

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by lstude

        Maybe they were put there to tie the car down on the ship when it went overseas. Just a guess.

        Leonard Shepherd
        http://leonardshepherd.com/

        I was going to say the same thing as Leonard, our cars here in the States don't have these little eylets.

        Randy_G
        1959 Lark Sedan
        www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by lstude

          Maybe they were put there to tie the car down on the ship when it went overseas. Just a guess.

          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

          I was going to say the same thing as Leonard, our cars here in the States don't have these little eylets.

          Randy_G
          1959 Lark Sedan
          www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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          • #6
            They're referred to as Export Hooks. While i've never seen them on older vehicles, i do know that all the new Fords at our dealership come with them for tie-downs. Especially handy when those Fords are being loaded on a Rollback Tow Truck for delivery to our service Department- LOL.

            Evan Davis
            Prairie Bulletin
            Saskatchewan Chapter
            Prince Albert, Sk
            http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html
            Evan Davis
            Prince Albert, Sk

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            • #7
              They're referred to as Export Hooks. While i've never seen them on older vehicles, i do know that all the new Fords at our dealership come with them for tie-downs. Especially handy when those Fords are being loaded on a Rollback Tow Truck for delivery to our service Department- LOL.

              Evan Davis
              Prairie Bulletin
              Saskatchewan Chapter
              Prince Albert, Sk
              http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html
              Evan Davis
              Prince Albert, Sk

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              • #8
                Having hauled a couple loads of Studebakers way back when. The car carriers would get an advanced copy of new cars to determin if any thing shecial is needed to properly ratchet down a particular vehicle. Thus in some cases the manufacture would install "tie down rings".

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                • #9
                  Having hauled a couple loads of Studebakers way back when. The car carriers would get an advanced copy of new cars to determin if any thing shecial is needed to properly ratchet down a particular vehicle. Thus in some cases the manufacture would install "tie down rings".

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                  • #10
                    The "Skid plate" in the photo is to protect the underside when loading on a car carrier. Take a close look and you might see the bottom edge is scuffed when it came in contack with the loading ramps.

                    (Looks like I double posted the "Having hauled......" post)

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                    • #11
                      The "Skid plate" in the photo is to protect the underside when loading on a car carrier. Take a close look and you might see the bottom edge is scuffed when it came in contack with the loading ramps.

                      (Looks like I double posted the "Having hauled......" post)

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Studedude

                        I would guess the same... tie down for shipping.

                        I'm glad you asked, though... I've been meaning to ask about this for several years. I almost decided to leave it off of the car when I put it back together, but figured while it served no purpose, it wasn't hurting anything, so put it back on.

                        What is it, and what was it supposed to do?

                        (Other than get dirty?)


                        DAVE, THE EVIL TWIN FROM OKLAHOMA
                        Dave, I have thought them to be skid plates to protect the lower rear of the car, particularly the exhaust system and fuel tank, when experiencing a drop in pavement or an incline.

                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Studedude

                          I would guess the same... tie down for shipping.

                          I'm glad you asked, though... I've been meaning to ask about this for several years. I almost decided to leave it off of the car when I put it back together, but figured while it served no purpose, it wasn't hurting anything, so put it back on.

                          What is it, and what was it supposed to do?

                          (Other than get dirty?)


                          DAVE, THE EVIL TWIN FROM OKLAHOMA
                          Dave, I have thought them to be skid plates to protect the lower rear of the car, particularly the exhaust system and fuel tank, when experiencing a drop in pavement or an incline.

                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            Curb guard for your low draggin' a$$[}]
                            Jeff[8D]


                            quote:Originally posted by Studedude

                            What is it, and what was it supposed to do?
                            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                            Jeff


                            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                            • #15
                              Curb guard for your low draggin' a$$[}]
                              Jeff[8D]


                              quote:Originally posted by Studedude

                              What is it, and what was it supposed to do?
                              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                              Jeff


                              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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