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  • studegary
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    Matthew - I didn't look it up, but that looks like late production and a very high serial number for a Zip Van. I believe that most, if not all, Zip Vans were made during the normal 1964 model year, but were considered 1963s due to the Post Office contract. It would be something if that was the last Zip Van built and perhaps the last Studebaker built in South Bend (really Mishawaka).

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • studegary
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    Matthew - I didn't look it up, but that looks like late production and a very high serial number for a Zip Van. I believe that most, if not all, Zip Vans were made during the normal 1964 model year, but were considered 1963s due to the Post Office contract. It would be something if that was the last Zip Van built and perhaps the last Studebaker built in South Bend (really Mishawaka).

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • mbstude
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    Another thing, one of our chapter members in Tallahassee has one that he's going to use a storage building. I was looking at it one day, and it has a watercooled HD flight-o-matic with the e-brake on the back of the trans. Also, the guage cluster is the same as those used in '55 trucks, maybe other years too.

    This is the tag from that one...



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    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
    http://georgiastudebaker.com/


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  • mbstude
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    Another thing, one of our chapter members in Tallahassee has one that he's going to use a storage building. I was looking at it one day, and it has a watercooled HD flight-o-matic with the e-brake on the back of the trans. Also, the guage cluster is the same as those used in '55 trucks, maybe other years too.

    This is the tag from that one...



    __________________________________

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
    http://georgiastudebaker.com/


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  • rockinhawk
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    Yep, When we did the Zip Van Matthew was more in the way than anything else, but we let him hang arourd anyway.The van was pretty complete when we got it but we did replace 1 side panel from N.A. One of our very talented members created that neat curved piece of sheet metal above the back door. A member who works for the P.O. got us the paint codes. Another member is a sign painter and did the lettering. I paid $40 bucks for it in 1988. NT


    Neil Thornton
    Hazlehurst, GA
    '57 Silver Hawk
    '56 Sky Hawk
    '51 2R16 dump truck
    Many others.

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  • rockinhawk
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    Yep, When we did the Zip Van Matthew was more in the way than anything else, but we let him hang arourd anyway.The van was pretty complete when we got it but we did replace 1 side panel from N.A. One of our very talented members created that neat curved piece of sheet metal above the back door. A member who works for the P.O. got us the paint codes. Another member is a sign painter and did the lettering. I paid $40 bucks for it in 1988. NT


    Neil Thornton
    Hazlehurst, GA
    '57 Silver Hawk
    '56 Sky Hawk
    '51 2R16 dump truck
    Many others.

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  • mbstude
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    Lol. You guys are great. Yeah, I know I'm still a young grasshopper. But I was maybe 6-7 or so when we redid the Zip Van.

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    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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  • mbstude
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    Lol. You guys are great. Yeah, I know I'm still a young grasshopper. But I was maybe 6-7 or so when we redid the Zip Van.

    __________________________________

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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  • Roscomacaw
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    Yeah, I wanna be just like Matthew when I grow up![]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


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

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Yeah, I wanna be just like Matthew when I grow up![]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


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

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  • avantilover
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    Why indeed LOL.

    John Clements
    Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
    Lockleys South Australia

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  • avantilover
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    Why indeed LOL.

    John Clements
    Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
    Lockleys South Australia

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  • mbstude
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    quote:Matthew,
    Was there lots you guys had to scare up to make that thing back like original or was most of it still there???
    Actually Biggs, I was pretty young when we did that Mail truck. I don't remember much of it at all. I do seem to remember NOS side panels from Newman and Altman, but maybe not. And we didn't have to have it running, so the sub frame never came out from under it. Seems like it was fairly complete though.
    Maybe my grandad can fill you in a little more. [8D]

    __________________________________

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


    Leave a comment:


  • mbstude
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    quote:Matthew,
    Was there lots you guys had to scare up to make that thing back like original or was most of it still there???
    Actually Biggs, I was pretty young when we did that Mail truck. I don't remember much of it at all. I do seem to remember NOS side panels from Newman and Altman, but maybe not. And we didn't have to have it running, so the sub frame never came out from under it. Seems like it was fairly complete though.
    Maybe my grandad can fill you in a little more. [8D]

    __________________________________

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


    Leave a comment:


  • Roscomacaw
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    Matthew,
    Was there lots you guys had to scare up to make that thing back like original or was most of it still there???

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


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

    Leave a comment:

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