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  • Five Obsolete Auto Accessories, how many do you have on your Stude?

    Whitewalls
    Cassette Deck
    Sealed Beam Headlights (probably just about everyone)
    Clutch Pedal
    Vinyl top ('64 GT Hawk sport roof anyone?)


    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/...ntcmp=features
    Dan White
    64 R1 GT
    64 R2 GT
    58 C Cab
    57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

  • #2
    Originally posted by Dan White View Post
    Whitewalls
    Cassette Deck
    Sealed Beam Headlights (probably just about everyone)
    Clutch Pedal
    Vinyl top ('64 GT Hawk sport roof anyone?)
    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/...ntcmp=features
    Huh? Cassette decks are obsolete already?? No big deal, I'm still using the 8-track deck...........
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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    • #3
      To: Dan White,---- My Speedster has one of those reel-type trunk lights which I've always thought are kind of neat!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dan White View Post
        Whitewalls
        Cassette Deck
        Sealed Beam Headlights (probably just about everyone)
        Clutch Pedal
        Vinyl top ('64 GT Hawk sport roof anyone?)

        http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/...ntcmp=features

        Only the folks at Fox "News" would classify a clutch pedal or headlights as an accessory item...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Guido View Post
          Only the folks at Fox "News" would classify a clutch pedal or headlights as an accessory item...
          'Accessory' is the wrong term to use for the two items you mention, but cars with a clutch pedal are alarmingly rare as the article points out. Even the Italian exotics have self-shifting transmissions now.

          Craig
          Last edited by 8E45E; 09-08-2012, 01:01 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Guido View Post
            Only the folks at Fox "News" would classify a clutch pedal or headlights as an accessory item...
            This is a story from Hagerty Insurance that Fox has linked to, as they often do!
            Dan White
            64 R1 GT
            64 R2 GT
            58 C Cab
            57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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            • #7
              cassette deck



              Kleenex holder



              White walls



              Sorry no clutch or vinyl top.
              http://datinmanspeaks.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                I guess I am one of the 7% of Americans ordering the clutch my last 3 cars all have a clutch. My new 2013 Camaro was also ordered with a clutch.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                  'Accessory' is the wrong term to use for the two items you mention, but cars without clutches are alarmingly rare as the article points out. Even the Italian exotics have clutchless transmissions now.

                  Craig
                  Don't you mean cars with clutches as being rare, rather than "cars without clutches" as being rare?
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    My last 2 Subarus were sticks!

                    However, I switched my '50 Hudson over to 6V reflector buckets with replaceable bulbs like the new cars have.
                    Dan White
                    64 R1 GT
                    64 R2 GT
                    58 C Cab
                    57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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                    • #11
                      What about my curb feelers?
                      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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                      • #12
                        I think "component" would be a better term than accessory. A clutch pedal isn't an "accessory" to cars with a traditional standard transmission.

                        That being said, between my three cars, I have 3 of the 5. If you thow my '02 Ford into the mix, I get the obsolete tape deck as well.

                        What about luggage racks? I don't see anybody carrying luggage on their roof or rear deck lid anymore, it seems.

                        Oh, and continental kits. Those are definitely worthy of the list
                        '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

                        "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by studegary View Post
                          Don't you mean cars with clutches as being rare, rather than "cars without clutches" as being rare?
                          Yep, you're right, I mean cars with clutch pedals being rare. Many of these cars without clutch pedals are actually standard transmissions with self-shifting devices; much like what many automakers (including Studebaker) were doing in the late 1930's until GM came out with the Hydramatic.

                          Craig
                          Last edited by 8E45E; 09-08-2012, 12:52 PM.

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                          • #14
                            LOL - the cassette deck in our Saturn won't be obsolete until we wear out all 100 or so of our tapes.
                            At $.25-.50 a pop, there's no shortage of used ones either, so long as we don't mind music up to the mid-90s.

                            Some of the homemade mix tapes found at Thrift Shops for a dime are GOLD...plus, you get the added fun of "profiling" the common thread/taste/personality of the person who put it together.

                            Good point on the clutch pedals - our "automatic" DSG transmission is actually a dual clutch setup with no torque converter.
                            Andy
                            62 GT

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                            • #15
                              White walls, vent windows, chrome bumpers that stick out (I don't know of any car today that has bumpers that aren't molded into the front end), manual windows, bench seat, carburetor, drum brakes, I could go on and on.
                              Chris Dresbach

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