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    I had gotten the build sheet for my 63 Lark R1 4-speed HT some time ago. On it was "Sold-Rush". I just removed the front clip for reoair and paint, and on the front of the door posts, both sides was clearly written in yellow crayon (car is white), "Rush". Also, up by the wiper motor is a difficult to read message, seemingly put on before paint. Looks like "Cut for 4-". The rest is under the wiper motor if there at all. Interesting that the bodies would be marked like that, considering everything was synchronized on the assembly line. Anyone else seen these handwritten things on their car bodies?

    Fred
    Fred

  • #2
    I would guess that is "cut for 4-speed" as there would need to be a hole in the floor.

    my 56J had some handwriting on the firewall, but I don't remember what it said now.

    nate

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    • #3
      the left side of the frame on my 61 cruiser has 289-Y6 written on it in yellow crayon. this is upside down. the frame must have been stacked at the time.
      61 lark cruiser
      64 daytona 2dr hardtop

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      • #4
        The 63 Car Life magazine article shows the body number being chalked on a body in the white, but this would probably be gone after paint.

        Link to article http://racingstudebakers.com/R4_page_5.htm

        Jim
        Often in error, never in doubt

        ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________Rabid Snail Racing
        Jim
        Often in error, never in doubt
        http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

        ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          Well, this explains (I think) the "66" written on my firewall. Maybe.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 53starliner View Post
            Anyone else seen these handwritten things on their car bodies?
            I think everyone ever made had chalk markings under the hood with the exception of showcars.

            Here are some I've seen:

            http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...light=scrawled

            http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ighlight=solex

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            • #7
              Suspension installation was done with the frame upside down.

              Terry

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              • #8
                I have removed at least half dozen sets of fins from 56Js, and every one of them had a lady's name signed, in pencil on the inside. Different ladies in different fins, of course, but always in pencil and in signature format.
                Joe

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
                  I have removed at least half dozen sets of fins from 56Js, and every one of them had a lady's name signed, in pencil on the inside. Different ladies in different fins, of course, but always in pencil and in signature format.
                  Joe
                  Did Studebaker make those fiberglass fins 'in-house', or were they farmed out to an outside supplier?

                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by studerodder View Post
                    the left side of the frame on my 61 cruiser has 289-Y6 written on it in yellow crayon. this is upside down. the frame must have been stacked at the time.
                    My '66 had "N/BLUE" chalked on the firewall for Niagara Blue Mist. Obviously it was painted over but had become readable as the paint aged.

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                    • #11
                      You have sparked my interest! I have a set of 1956 Golden Hawk fins.....that I will check for a lady's signature next tim I am out in the Garage????
                      Does anyone need these? As I bought them on ebay a couple of years ago and don't' plan on using.
                      Good Roads
                      Brian
                      Brian Woods
                      woodysrods@shaw.ca
                      1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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