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  • Cool Gas Cap!

    This looks to be Original Equipment. However, in my limited experiance, I've never seen one of these:




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    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

  • #2
    I have one also... that is not a Studebaker made gas cap... the "S" stands for Stant - the company who actually manufactured it.

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar Deluxe
    "Star Performers with Saving Ways!"

    Vancouver Island Chapter
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    Mark Hayden
    '66 Commander
    Zone Coordinator
    Pacific Can-Am Zone

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    • #3
      Hmm, that looks similer to the one on my '58 commander parts car. Wonder if I should grab it before it gets crushed? I believe it was made by Stant, but I can't remember much else about them at the moment. They look perfect on stude's though. [8D]

      Edit: Ya beat me typing![)]

      Dylan Wills
      Everett, Wa.

      '61 lark deluxe 4 door 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

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      • #4
        Yeap, I was taken by one of these gas caps back in the early '70's. I was relatively new to Studebaker mysteries. Found one at a flea market and it was as nice as a NOS'er. I paid the price without bargaining because I just knew it was a Studebaker item.

        I learned my lesson when I began vending Studebaker parts several years later. Put a good price on it. I carried it for several years, reduced the price and finally a nice gentleman told me it was not a legit Studebaker item. The S indicated Stant.

        I think I gave it away some years ago as I didn't have the heart to sell it to an unsuspecting newby.

        Frank Drumheller
        Louisa, VA
        60S-W6
        1948 M16-52 Boyer-bodied fire truck

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        • #5
          I have one of those Stant caps with a key, and at least I didn't pay much for it. I think it would look good on any 40s late 50s car, especially if it was a year where they used the Lazy S prominently, like the front of the 47

          Jim B on PEI
          63 Wagonaire 259 o/d
          57 Champion W4 o/d
          57 Champion W4 automatic
          57 Commander W4 automatic

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          • #6
            I use one on my Transtar... works just fine and most people have no idea it's not "Studebaker".


            <h5>Mark
            '57 Transtar Deluxe
            "Star Performers with Saving Ways!"

            Vancouver Island Chapter
            http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


            Mark Hayden
            '66 Commander
            Zone Coordinator
            Pacific Can-Am Zone

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            • #7
              I bought one for my 49 2R5 but it didn't fit. I thought it meant Studebaker too but found out the truth later. I think I still have it out in the shed.

              Jon Stalnaker
              Editor, Hawk Talks
              Karel Staple Chapter SDC
              Jon Stalnaker
              Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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              • #8
                Just like the one on my '52 Commander when my father purchased it in the early '70s.
                Lou Van Anne
                62 Champ
                64 R2 GT Hawk
                79 Avanti II

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                • #9
                  I have a new one in my case that I purchased from an old Studebaker dealer.

                  Denny L

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                  • #10
                    One of my first posts on these forums was about one. I picked it up at a flea market and had it for years thinking it was Studebaker. Still have it around somewhere with the keys. Just not taking as good a care of it now that it isn't Studebaker anymore.
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                    • #11
                      I had one of those, NOS with the keys, and gave it to a good friend with a '52 Champion, because I thought it was a factory Stude item. Oh well, ya live and ya learn!

                      Eric Boyle
                      Packard Engineering, LTD.
                      Wichita, Ks.

                      &lt;---Posts may contain anywhere from 30-100% sarcasm---&gt;

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                      • #12
                        A Stude dealer would have been silly [u]not</u> to stock it since it certainly looks like a factory piece that would probably sell for less than an official Stude item.

                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

                        Washington State
                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

                        Washington State

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                        • #13
                          It is odd, isn't it, that it "isn't Studebaker", as Stant seems to have made some parts for Studebaker. ISTR some trunk latch parts with a Stant number on them. Now, how they got away with using such a Lazy S without attracting the attention of a copyright lawyer or seven almost defies logic.

                          Jim B on PEI
                          63 Wagonaire 259 o/d
                          57 Champion W4 o/d
                          57 Champion W4 automatic
                          57 Commander W4 automatic

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Jim B PEI
                            Now, how they got away with using such a Lazy S without attracting the attention of a copyright lawyer or seven almost defies logic.

                            Jim B on PEI
                            Look carefully at the pics Jim... it is not a Studebaker lazy "S". My understanding is that Stant made many different models of this cap - some fit Studebakers (like mine) and others do not (as stated by Jon S.).

                            <h5>Mark
                            '57 Transtar Deluxe
                            "Star Performers with Saving Ways!"

                            Vancouver Island Chapter
                            http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


                            Mark Hayden
                            '66 Commander
                            Zone Coordinator
                            Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                            • #15
                              My dads Avanti also has one of these caps and thought it to be a factory item since he bought the car in the early 70s from the original owner. They have an orininal look with the S on it and have a few NOS ones in my collection. Ed

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