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  • Supplemental Zip Van Candy

    Hello,

    Back in the Monday Chat I told some of the members I had some extra pictures of Zip Vans, which were unfortunately on a computer that was indisposed. Well here is the other Zip Van I saw, which was at the Omaha Meet in 2006. This was the second Zip Van I have seen in this condition in recent memory . It's also my initial upload to see that this computer will now behave itself.





    [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
    [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
    [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
    [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

  • #2
    Hmmmm, I just had an idea for a new business! Build mail boxes that look like Studebaker Zip vans! Being that this business venture would likely go bust, I will quit before I begin.


    Love birds...Red Hawks in mating season.
    In the middle of Minnestudea
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    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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    • #3
      LOL, there we go. Have the whole front end of the zip van flip up to stick the mail in, or if you really wanna go wild, have a large door at the rear open up. Of course the latter would have the zip van rear facing the road out here, and despite the durability in service, they may not stand up to the constant thrashing of the plow truck out here when the snow falls.

      [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
      [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
      [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
      [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
      1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
      1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
      1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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      • #4
        My thought was to have it face forward, with the front bumper being the handle in order to lift up the door. It would include a polycarbonate (Lexan) windshield so that you can look in to see if anything is inside without having to open the door. This would be a great feature for those that have neighbor kids that put live cats inside of mailboxes on hot summer days....unless you like feline surprises....
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        In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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        • #5
          That Zip Van looks good, but I do not understand why someone that is restoring something does not get items like the color of the mirrors, the color of the bumper, the type of hub cap and the size of the lettering correct. It wouldn't cost more and it would be a correct representation. (A complete custom is something else.)

          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

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

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Details, details, details. I thought it looked great, even if I never saw the original .

            There's that model train philosophy showing through again. As long as you're having fun, it's all good [)]...

            [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
            [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
            [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
            [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

            1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
            1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
            1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
            1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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            • #7
              True, Gary. I haven't seen all that many personally- maybe a half-dozen- but I've yet to see two the same. I figure if I restore one I'll have to do plenty of research for authenticity.

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

              GOD BLESS AMERICA
              Ephesians 6:10-17





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