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  • #16
    Originally posted by 62champ View Post
    It is probably a reference to an older slogan.

    Wow that's pretty cool, they reached back to 1934 advertising for the clock filler design in 1947.
    Dan Peterson
    Montpelier, VT
    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Studedude View Post
      All day, every day!
      One can never get too much rest.<G>
      Jerry Forrester
      Forrester's Chrome
      Douglasville, Georgia

      See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
        One can never get too much rest.<G>
        Well...resting can get pretty danged boring...but, GOOFING OFF...is a great alternative!
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975

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        • #19
          When I put correct direction signals on my 1947 Champion, I was surprised to find the following:

          1. The outboard lenses of the 2-piece tail lights have the word "direction" cast into the glass. The inboard lenses are marked for tail lights/brake lights.
          2. When I removed the original chrome bars above the grille, I found that the sheet metal underneath has cut-outs to make room for the light bodies on the direction signal chrome bars.
          3. The steering column has cams to cancel the direction signal switch after you turn the corner.

          Obviously Studebaker was prepared to sell a lot of direction signals in 1947. I wonder if any other car maker at the time had provided all the above to enable signals.

          When I bought the car, the previous owner had crudely set up the front parking lights as direction signals, using the original bulbs. The bulbs were even dimmer than his idea --- invisible in daylight or with the headlights on. There is not room there to install the larger 2-filament bulbs.

          As an aside, when I started to drive (Sept. 1958), my father had a 1952 Dodge Mayfair 2-door hardtop (Canadian equivalent of a 1952 Plymouth Belvedere). It was the dealer's private car when Dad bought it in Feb. 1953, and had every imaginable option -- EXCEPT direction signals.
          Bill Jarvis

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Greenstude View Post

            As an aside, when I started to drive (Sept. 1958), my father had a 1952 Dodge Mayfair 2-door hardtop (Canadian equivalent of a 1952 Plymouth Belvedere). It was the dealer's private car when Dad bought it in Feb. 1953, and had every imaginable option -- EXCEPT direction signals.
            At least back then people knew what hand signals were. Now they would think you were waving or making an angry gesture.
            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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