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  • Dennis Lambert on Public Radio

    Did anyone hear this yesterday on Chicago Public Radio?

    Check this transcription of a story about South Bend, and Dennis Lambert of SASCO is interviewed.

    http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=34705

    Chris Pile
    Midway Chapter SDC
    The Studebaker Special
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

  • #2
    Kind of ironic that Dennis is also having to close up his doors as well.

    <div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
    [img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
    [img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

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    • #3
      Sad story. History repeats itself as far as automotive jobs going away.
      Frank van Doorn
      Omaha, Ne.
      1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
      1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
      1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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      • #4
        I like the part where it took 3.5 minutes to install a headliner. If that was the case I would have changed mine years ago.

        Allen


        1964 R2 GT Hawk

        1963 Daytona Convertible
        Oakville, Ontario.
        Hamilton Chapter
        See you in Cedar Rapids Summer 2009
        1964 GT Hawk
        PSMCDR 2014
        Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
        PSMCDR 2013
        Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

        Victoria, Canada

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        • #5
          It's interesting that all the things we know about Studebaker's demise are happening all over again with Chrysler & GM. Hopefully, the outcome for those two companies will be a lot better. Too many jobs are dependant on them, even though the companies will be much smaller after they emerge from bankrupcy.
          Rog

          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          Smithtown,NY
          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          Smithtown,NY
          Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by studebaker-R2-4-me

            I like the part where it took 3.5 minutes to install a headliner. If that was the case I would have changed mine years ago.

            Allen
            A former Studebaker assembly line worker told me once that a week after he started working the line, a union rep jumped on his case because he was finishing his job (what ever it was) too fast and he needed to slow it down.

            I guess he did not install headliners...

            <div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
            [img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
            [img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

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            • #7
              I have the feeling that if Chrysler finally goes under, we won't be pulling Hemi crate engines out of a SASCO-like place in the future.

              Scott Rodgers
              Los Angeles
              SDC Member since 1989
              '60 Lark HT
              '63 Wagonaire
              Scott Rodgers
              Los Angeles
              SDC Member since 1989
              \'60 Lark HT
              \'63 Wagonaire
              \'66 Frankenbaker

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              • #8
                I've told this tale here before, but it's a fun one. I met a guy who used to work for Stude in the early 50s. He said at one point he was assigned to a new department to fix flawed fender cores. These guys had established a unit-per-manhour rate early on that wasn't too speedy. Of course, in the interest of job preservation and overtime, these guys didn't try to exceed their established production goal. That was, until some squirt came along that didn't want to play their game.
                Whatever their daily output per man was, it was significantly less than the 66 pieces this jerk turned out on his FIRST DAY!
                Of course, after that, all the others would be looked upon as foot-draggers.[B)] So at the end of the newbies first shift, he returned to his locker to find the number "66" written all over everything he owned - lunch box, tool box, locker, personal items, etc.. It didn't pay to rock the union boat![}]

                Anyone wanna volunteer to install my new headliner? I'll even allot you a full ten minutes![:0]

                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1963 Cruiser
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe
                1957 President two door

                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
                  Let me see if I've got this right~
                  • "Studebaker: The Legacy Lives On" is the title of the article/interview[?]
                  • No mention is made about how that "legacy" is about to turn[?]
                  I guess there is at least one good quote~



                  (Dad has been saying that for years!!!)

                  StudeDave '57 [8D]
                  StudeDave '57
                  US Navy (retired)

                  3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                  SDC Member since 1985

                  past President
                  Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                  San Diego Chapter SDC

                  past Vice President
                  San Diego Chapter SDC
                  North Florida Chapter SDC

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                  • #10
                    Hmm, this Chicago Public Radio website has some interesting new listener comments! [:0]

                    http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=34705

                    StudeRich
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      I really must have missed something somewhere along the line. I apologize and don't mean to change the direction of this thread, but what threat is the museum under?

                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                      • #12
                        It's not, SASCO is.

                        Chris Pile
                        Midway Chapter SDC
                        The Studebaker Special
                        The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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