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    http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/atq/4397113396.html

  • #2
    Did Studebaker make motor homes in 1968? BP
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    • #3
      What years did Clarke make those 'motor homes' using left over Studebaker stuff?
      And did their tail lights look like this?
      (my pictures are at home so I can't look)



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      • #4
        Another sucker for "STDB"
        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        • #5
          Appears they are for a Fairlane/Torino fastback.

          Craig

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          • #6
            Close, but no cigar. It actually resembled a H/T rather than the F/B, but no Ford tail lamp lens has amber lenses encompassed within.

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            • #7
              They're for a full size '68 Ford (Custom, Galaxie) part number C8AZ-13450-A or E. The "amber" at the bottom is just the result of camera flash on the reflector, not actually a different color lens. The '68 Studebaker connection probably comes from reading the code on the back-up lens "SAE STDBR 68", that would be enough to confuse someone not familiar.
              Skinny___'59 Lark VIII Regal____'60 Lark Marshal___

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              • #8
                Anyway I sold all my Studebake's years ago, they never cooked all the way thru, not as good as a George Foreman.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                • #9
                  In any event, I don't believe there was a 1968 prototype - but will surely here from those who know if wrong. We, as Stu Chapman will recall, were struggling to make 1966 vehicles, I believe 1967 prototypes were designed, still it all came to naught.
                  John Clements
                  Christchurch, New Zealand

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Skinnys Garage View Post
                    They're for a full size '68 Ford (Custom, Galaxie) part number C8AZ-13450-A or E. The "amber" at the bottom is just the result of camera flash on the reflector, not actually a different color lens. The '68 Studebaker connection probably comes from reading the code on the back-up lens "SAE STDBR 68", that would be enough to confuse someone not familiar.
                    I'm going to disagree, there's no such part number as C8AZ-13450-A and this pictured lens appears to be flat.

                    I owned a 1968 Galaxie XL H/T (63C) several years ago, this lens doesn't look anything like it.

                    If you email me (sylhall@aol.com), I'll send you a pic from the 1965/72 Ford Passenger Car Parts Catalog.

                    Haven't been able to post pics on this site, but have posted dozens on FTE (ford-trucks.com).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by avantilover View Post
                      In any event, I don't believe there was a 1968 prototype - but will surely here from those who know if wrong. We, as Stu Chapman will recall, were struggling to make 1966 vehicles, I believe 1967 prototypes were designed, still it all came to naught.
                      1968-70 models existed only as numerous concept drawings: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ghlight=marcks

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        I think Bill is right in Post #10.

                        Take a second look at the OP; that lens is huge compared to a 1968 Ford Galaxie / LTD lens.

                        The subject lens is leaning against the back of what appears to be a tufted Lazy-Boy chair. We have a similar Lazy-Boy and the dimension of those two tufted portions totals at least 16." That's much taller than a 1968 Ford lens.

                        I'll bet the subject lens has a truck / RV / motor home application. BP
                        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                        Ayn Rand:
                        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                          I think Bill is right in Post #10.

                          Take a second look at the OP; that lens is huge compared to a 1968 Ford Galaxie / LTD lens.

                          The subject lens is leaning against the back of what appears to be a tufted Lazy-Boy chair. We have a similar Lazy-Boy and the dimension of those two tufted portions totals at least 16." That's much taller than a 1968 Ford lens.

                          I'll bet the subject lens has a truck / RV / motor home application. BP
                          Bob,

                          I suspect you are correct in that the lens is also flat faced as opposed to concaved in the red lensed areas, which it was on a full size Ford, and fastback Torino as I previously mentioned, though the Ford big-truck taillights I remember were more rectangular, not barrel shaped, with a much smaller rectangular backup light on the top end of it. (or bottom end of it, depending on which way the housing was mounted)

                          Craig
                          Last edited by 8E45E; 03-31-2014, 07:48 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Is the lens resting on one of the new "Captain's chairs" developed for the Motorhome?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chucks Stude View Post
                              Is the lens resting on one of the new "Captain's chairs" developed for the Motorhome?
                              An excellent possibility; good thinking. BP

                              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                              Ayn Rand:
                              "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                              G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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