Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NOS '61 tail light lense!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • NOS '61 tail light lense!

    Let's see where this one goes!

    http://tinyurl.com/bwtepj


    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"

  • #2
    I say $175, but I don't know how much NOS's can go.

    Dylan
    '61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
    Dylan Wills
    Everett, Wa.


    1961 Lark 4 door wagon
    1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
    1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
    1914 Ford Model T

    Comment


    • #3
      I can't tell for sure from the picture, but it appears to be an NORS lens and not an NOS lens.

      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

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

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

      Comment


      • #4
        What does NORS stand for?

        Dylan
        '61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
        Dylan Wills
        Everett, Wa.


        1961 Lark 4 door wagon
        1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
        1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
        1914 Ford Model T

        Comment


        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by silverhawk

          What does NORS stand for?

          Dylan
          '61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
          NOS = New Old Stock
          NORS = New Old Replacement Stock - This is a part that is unused, but made as a replacement at a later time. For example, most of the wheel cylinders that you now buy are NORS.
          This 1961 taillight lens appears to be from the run of reproduction lenses that were produced in the 1970s.

          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

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

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

          Comment


          • #6
            References have been made before to that run of lenses made in the '70s. One of the costs cited in reproducing items is the molds; someone has to have these molds, right? Maybe those interested in repopping this piece could acquire them from the original reproducer?


            [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

            Clark in San Diego
            '63 F2/Lark Standard
            http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
            www.studebakersandiego.com

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

            Comment


            • #7
              A long-time member told me today that the repros were stopped because the chrome was not durable- it started crazing in just a few months.

              For reference, a vendor had a NOS one on his table for $120.

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

              "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

              "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



              Comment


              • #8
                There was appeared to be a NOS '61 lens on a table in the middle of Building A- didn't see or hear a price.

                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

                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

                Comment


                • #9
                  What happened to the original stude molds?

                  Dylan
                  '61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
                  Dylan Wills
                  Everett, Wa.


                  1961 Lark 4 door wagon
                  1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
                  1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
                  1914 Ford Model T

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by 53k

                    There was appeared to be a NOS '61 lens on a table in the middle of Building A- didn't see or hear a price.
                    ????? Read my post directly above yours!![:I]

                    Must be the fever, like you said[xx(]

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

                    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

                    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



                    Comment


                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by bams50

                      quote:Originally posted by 53k

                      There was appeared to be a NOS '61 lens on a table in the middle of Building A- didn't see or hear a price.
                      ????? Read my post directly above yours!![:I]
                      Must be the fever, like you said[xx(]
                      I think you're right.[:I] I even (mis)read the post.
                      At least I feel better today.

                      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

                      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

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I contacted the seller and he replied that the lens does have a grommet. That would make it an orignal NOS lens, which to me is much more desirable (than the more "common" NORS lenses).

                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

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

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Sold for $197.50.


                          [:0]

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

                          "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

                          "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



                          Comment


                          • #14
                            $197.50 huh. Yep, a sure sign that the economy is in the toilet!
                            They usually top $225.00 !!
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

                              $197.50 huh. Yep, a sure sign that the economy is in the toilet!
                              They usually top $225.00 !!
                              I watch eBay all the time, and that's the highest one I've ever seen there, anyway.

                              Wish I'd bought that one at York for $120 now... I coulda been a flipper like JP, just on a smaller scale

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

                              "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

                              "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X