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    Hi,
    Newbie here trying to get some info on Zip Vans.
    I am after some detail photos of all 4 sides and specs for me to scratch build a model in 1/32 and 1/24 scales.
    I've been looking out plastic or diecasts with no luck, so figured I'd have a go at making my own.

    Can anyone help[?]

    Steve K
    1928 Dictator Royal

  • #2
    try googleing studebaker zip van under the images section of google, I came up with a few pictures one of which was from a auto salvage yard, it showed both sides and front, that sounds like a neat model project I would like to see pictures when you are through.

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    • #3
      Hey another Aussie onlist!!!!
      Where are you located? (I'm in Adelaide)

      Try searching ebay for model zip vans.

      I seem to recall someone making a model (Matchbox; Corgi;Dinky???)

      Only a small one I think.

      Goodluck

      John Clements
      Avantilover, your So
      uth Australian Studebaker lover!!!
      John Clements
      Christchurch, New Zealand

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      • #4
        5859,
        Thanks, I have google image searched those plus a couple of others. They give some details, but I was hoping some Zip Van nut may have better ones, plus let me know some dimensions, like;
        Wheelbase
        Overall width
        Overall length
        Overall height
        etc.

        Hi John,
        Yep, another Aussie.
        I'm in Sydney, and in the Stude car club.
        I've been looking on ebay for a while with no luck, and haven't seen any matchbox/corgi/dinky anything.
        That's why I figured I'd have a go at making them. I'm into model making and slot cars, so it shouldn't be too hard to make it. Hardest part is getting info and pics to start.

        There were some pics and article in Turning Wheels a while ago, and I'll dig those out, but if someone can help, I'd appreciate it.

        Thanks for the posts.


        Steve K
        1928 Dictator Royal
        Steve King
        1963 Lark Cruiser
        SCCNSW, Australia.

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        • #5
          Didn't the Burnettes just redo a zipvan for someone?

          Matthew, you 16-year-old nut. Where you hidin'?
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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          • #6
            Mb stude just restored one for their club , i think.

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            • #7
              There is some pics on this forum n in his picture gallery. check topics search n you might find them.Or click on his namen check his threads .

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              • #8
                Here's the link
                http://www.georgiastudebaker.com/zip1.htm


                "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the info and link.

                  Can anyone let me know dimensions for;
                  Wheelbase
                  Overall width
                  Overall length
                  Overall height

                  Thanks,


                  Steve K
                  1928 Dictator Royal
                  Steve King
                  1963 Lark Cruiser
                  SCCNSW, Australia.

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by SlotBaker

                    Thanks for the info and link.

                    Can anyone let me know dimensions for;
                    Wheelbase
                    Overall width
                    Overall length
                    Overall height

                    Thanks,


                    Steve K
                    1928 Dictator Royal
                    It's been about 30 years since I have owned a Zip Van, but my memory says that they are 144 inches long. Other than that, I know that it was way too tall to fit through my six foot six inch garage door opening. It would take many hours for me to locate the books for it. Hopefully, someone else will look up the dimensions in the shop manual or Turning Wheels.

                    Gary L.
                    1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
                    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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