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  • Body-cowl tag mystery

    Below are some Studebaker body tags. The first one came off of my 63 Lark parts car. The little auxiliary tag that usually designates an option just says XX. Does anyone know what that means? The only answer I have ever gotten was that it was built for a porn star

    The next tag came off of an early 55 President Deluxe sedan. I don't know why they made these President Deluxe sedans, but I don't think they sold very many of them. It was the long wheelbase sedan with low line trim. They evidently had to put the tag that says "Y4 only". to keep the assembly line guys from putting the President trim on it.

    The other tags are self explanatory. Does anyone have some other interesting tags?







    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

  • #2
    Mr. Biggs is the tag collector. Lets wait for him to get back from picking tomatoes for dinner and see how he responds.


    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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    • #3
      Mr. Biggs is the tag collector. Lets wait for him to get back from picking tomatoes for dinner and see how he responds.


      Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

      Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

      Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
      Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

      The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

      �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

      For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

      "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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      • #4
        P Lift is Power Lift as in power windows.

        Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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        • #5
          P Lift is Power Lift as in power windows.

          Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs
            They may have been nothing more than a way of reminding the assy line that this particular example was to get fitted a certain way.
            I wonder if they were often used in production, then removed prior to shipment...and a few slipped through.


            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA
            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs
              They may have been nothing more than a way of reminding the assy line that this particular example was to get fitted a certain way.
              I wonder if they were often used in production, then removed prior to shipment...and a few slipped through.


              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA
              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                Yeah. Got the tomatoes picked and I'm here to say that except the ones that are self-explanatory (4-speed, auto flr shft, air cond), I don't know what some of the codes like XX mean! I sure wish I did.

                i'm not gonna hunt them up to photograph, but I've got some like this - "G" and "SPEC QTR" The G was a seperate tag on a nondescript-looking '61 Lark VI sedan. The SPEC QTR was on a '64 Commander 2dr that looked like any ol' '64. Dick Quinn looked into the PO for that '64 and there was nothing to indicate what that addendum tag meant.[B)]

                I've also got 4-speed, AIRCOND, HADES (for a Hades heater installation), C3 TWOTONE and PWR WIND.

                I'd really like to know the what and why of the tags like the XX and the G. They must've had some significance. Of course, those addendum tags COULD HAVE been added AFTER the tubs were pulled from stock to build a car that was scheduled. They may have been nothing more than a way of reminding the assy line that this particular example was to get fitted a certain way.

                Miscreant adrift in
                the BerStuda Triangle


                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe

                No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                • #9
                  Yeah. Got the tomatoes picked and I'm here to say that except the ones that are self-explanatory (4-speed, auto flr shft, air cond), I don't know what some of the codes like XX mean! I sure wish I did.

                  i'm not gonna hunt them up to photograph, but I've got some like this - "G" and "SPEC QTR" The G was a seperate tag on a nondescript-looking '61 Lark VI sedan. The SPEC QTR was on a '64 Commander 2dr that looked like any ol' '64. Dick Quinn looked into the PO for that '64 and there was nothing to indicate what that addendum tag meant.[B)]

                  I've also got 4-speed, AIRCOND, HADES (for a Hades heater installation), C3 TWOTONE and PWR WIND.

                  I'd really like to know the what and why of the tags like the XX and the G. They must've had some significance. Of course, those addendum tags COULD HAVE been added AFTER the tubs were pulled from stock to build a car that was scheduled. They may have been nothing more than a way of reminding the assy line that this particular example was to get fitted a certain way.

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle


                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe

                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    I was told the xx was a package designed for moonshiners; heavy-gauge trunk ,helper springs, taillights on a separate switch, and special FOM designed to shift from Reverse to Forward at 50 MPH (for those "bootlegger's 180s").

                    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                    Parish, central NY 13131
                    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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                    • #11
                      I was told the xx was a package designed for moonshiners; heavy-gauge trunk ,helper springs, taillights on a separate switch, and special FOM designed to shift from Reverse to Forward at 50 MPH (for those "bootlegger's 180s").

                      Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                      Parish, central NY 13131
                      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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                      • #12
                        Wouldn't that have been XXXX ?

                        Miscreant adrift in
                        the BerStuda Triangle


                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1960 Larkvertible V8
                        1958 Provincial wagon
                        1953 Commander coupe

                        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Wouldn't that have been XXXX ?

                          Miscreant adrift in
                          the BerStuda Triangle


                          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                          1960 Larkvertible V8
                          1958 Provincial wagon
                          1953 Commander coupe

                          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                          • #14
                            Perhaps the XX was for reclining seats? [}][}]


                            Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                            Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

                            Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
                            Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

                            The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

                            �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

                            For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

                            "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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                            • #15
                              Perhaps the XX was for reclining seats? [}][}]


                              Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                              Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

                              Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
                              Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

                              The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

                              �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

                              For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

                              "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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