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  • Stude factory in Detroit?

    Says so on this picture:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Studebaker-Autom...QQcmdZViewItem

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

    "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"




  • #2
    It wasn't near as large as the litho suggests.When Studebaker moved from Detroit it was next to a Model T Ford plant.I believe it burned down a few years back. The old Packard plant in Detroit is still there,but it's in an advanced state of decay and has been heavily vandalized.

    63VY4 Leakin' Lena

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    • #3
      The majority of the 1932 Rockne 65 and 1933 Rockne 10 models were manufactured in Detroit.

      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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      • #4
        Whatdoes this mean in the bidding rules for payment.........

        "Not responsible for overseas delivery unless items registered.
        Registration is $10.25, maximum indemity (Loss Coverage) is $43.00."

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

          Whatdoes this mean in the bidding rules for payment.........

          "Not responsible for overseas delivery unless items registered.
          Registration is $10.25, maximum indemity (Loss Coverage) is $43.00."

          It means if sent overseas it's sent registered mail and insured up to $43.00

          63VY4 Leakin' Lena

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          • #6
            Originally this was an EMF or Flanders facility. It is no longer standing as it was devestated by fire several years ago. Somewhere in my memrobilia stuff I have the article on this building.
            sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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            • #7
              Back in 1968 I lived by the old Packard proving grounds north of Detroit. When walking the dog at night I could see cars going around
              the track. Employees of Ford maybe? Last time I saw the place the
              beautiful stone wall surrounding the property had been torn down and
              an ugly housing development occupied the grounds.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

                Originally this was an EMF or Flanders facility. It is no longer standing as it was devestated by fire several years ago. Somewhere in my memrobilia stuff I have the article on this building.
                There is more info about it here:

                http://www.detroityes.com/webisodes/...Studebaker.htm

                Craig

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                • #9
                  Don't know if this address will link up but it does mention the Studebaker plant in Detroit. It was the old F... Model T plant and was sold to Studebaker.
                  http://www.tplex.org/2_buildingconst.html

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                  • #10
                    In the early years of car production before 1920 weren't more cars produced in Detroit than South Bend?


                    Gary Sanders
                    Nixa, MO
                    President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
                    Gary Sanders
                    Nixa, MO

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by studecruiser

                      Don't know if this address will link up but it does mention the Studebaker plant in Detroit. It was the old F... Model T plant and was sold to Studebaker.
                      http://www.tplex.org/2_buildingconst.html

                      The part of the plant (engineering) that was originally the birthplace of the Ford Model T is still there. The larger section that was Studebaker production burnt to the ground. This photo is a great find, I have alot of other photos of the Detroit plant on my site now.
                      http://www.automotivehistoryonline.c...studebaker.htm


                      Randy_G
                      1959 Lark Sedan
                      www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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                      • #12
                        Gary, the answer to your question is yes. It was in the late teens before most of the auo production was moved to SB. Richard Quinn can tell you for sure when that happened.
                        sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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                        • #13
                          I have an old melted pulley here that came from the that plant, after the fire. It's a neat shelf decorator.

                          Matthew Burnette
                          '59 Scotsman
                          '63 Daytona
                          Hazlehurst, GA

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                          • #14
                            I have a personal connection to the Detroit Studebaker plant.My Great Gandfather was a Blacksmith for Studebaker {drove a blue starlite coupe untill he passed away in the mid-50's } I also have the unfortunate luck to see the plant burn trust me, it was terrible seeing it happen!!!

                            Jerry

                            59 Lark VI Hardtop
                            60 Lark VIII Hardtop
                            63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
                            51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
                            57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
                            62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
                            64 wagon
                            57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

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                            • #15
                              Erskine and Fish carried out J.M. Studebaker's dream to see the entire auto building process centered in South Bend with the introduction of the Big Six. The year without looking it up would be 1926, I believe. All the major plant buildings erected to fulfill J.M.'s dream of building the entire car in South Bend bore cornerstones just before or from 1926 (Foundry, engine assembly, main assembly and stamping). This was the entire south half of the Studebaker corridor (South of Sample Street).

                              Kevin Wolford
                              Plymouth, IN

                              55 Champion
                              60 Lark VI Conv.
                              63 Avanti R1

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