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    The 62 Chevy windlace core material appears to be...

    The 62 Chevy windlace core material appears to be black foam rubber. However, the outer material is the same vinyl material that the seats are made of -- maybe protecting the core from...
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    The outer woven material seems to be permanently...

    The outer woven material seems to be permanently bonded to the inner hard foam.
  3. There may be some general trends on this issue,...

    There may be some general trends on this issue, but clearly there are lots of individual exceptions. Like Bob, I have never owned a brand-new car (and at my age, it now seems unlikely that I ever...
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    It won't crumble because it has turned to stone. ...

    It won't crumble because it has turned to stone. I found mine (I was trying to decide if I should return it to Studebaker for a refund), and the core is a tan-colored foam.
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    Agree John. I made my first trip to South Bend...

    Agree John. I made my first trip to South Bend in 1977, and was pleased to find an NOS box of the correct green windlace for my 64 Daytona. Got it home, opened the box, and the roll that fell out...
  6. I agree. Sometimes I have the time to be really...

    I agree. Sometimes I have the time to be really helpful, and sometimes I have to be brief and hope someone else fills in the blanks. Just because you're brief doesn't mean you're being short with...
  7. Never use the words "everybody", "nobody",...

    Never use the words "everybody", "nobody", "always", and "never" (unless you're Yogi Berra).
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    Agree -- the narrow tail gates had 6; the wide...

    Agree -- the narrow tail gates had 6; the wide ones 4.

    And I agree with 52-fan. I don't believe the ribs were painted by the factory. As a part of its sell-off, SASCO sold the template that had...
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    Gord said what I was gonna say. Best wishes Bo.

    Gord said what I was gonna say. Best wishes Bo.
  10. I also have been accused of being a hermit. The...

    I also have been accused of being a hermit. The thing that strikes me about this thread is that we are all pretty different. It would not occur to me to discuss my daily activities or (rare)...
  11. Thanks for posting Clark. The BBC does a nice...

    Thanks for posting Clark. The BBC does a nice job on things like this.
  12. Sticky: I suspect that some people pledged and didn't...

    I suspect that some people pledged and didn't mention it here (like me).

    WRT John's post above, we need to remember that SDC and the Museum are separate corporate entities. Both are...
  13. Sticky: Welcome. 60 Lark V8s are great cars -- quicker...

    Welcome. 60 Lark V8s are great cars -- quicker than you would expect, maneuverable, comfortable, and roomy. You'll find nearly all parts to keep it moving are readily available. Rust is their only...
  14. Ignition: Left and right are as viewed from the driver's...

    Left and right are as viewed from the driver's seat.
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    Engine: The trucks came with both Commander and Champion...

    The trucks came with both Commander and Champion 6s from 1949-60, so all the parts necessary to swap from one engine to the other can readily be obtained if you can find a parts truck that came with...
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    Engine: Car or truck?

    Car or truck?
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    Engine: Yes, it came from a 1963 model car. The engine...

    Yes, it came from a 1963 model car. The engine numbering system changed for 1964-model cars, including those with engines built in calendar year 1963.
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    Engine: Gary is correct. It's a very late 63 289.

    Gary is correct. It's a very late 63 289.
  19. The federal govt uses that definition of suspense...

    The federal govt uses that definition of suspense to mean a matter that hasn't yet been resolved and is awaiting additional documentation. A lawyer's term.

    I once bought a 69 Chevelle from the a...
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    This is from the Stude truck history: "The 1957...

    This is from the Stude truck history: "The 1957 production data sheets also show an adjustment of minus 48 units “reported built in 1956, later cancelled”. The 1958 production data sheets also show...
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    Craig- The answer to your question is "no". One...

    Craig-
    The answer to your question is "no". One can occasionally infer such orders by anomalous one-year increases, but their origin is usually not noted. The exception is the note in the 1958...
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    I have the copies of Studebaker's factory...

    I have the copies of Studebaker's factory production records that Asa Hall made during visits to South Bend in the late 1960s. They were prepared for financial reasons, and therefore, report on a...
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    I might have a spare, too. Won't be able to look...

    I might have a spare, too. Won't be able to look till later in the week. Lemme know then if you still need one.
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    Thanks Bill. Most/all of the images came from...

    Thanks Bill. Most/all of the images came from Attenborough's BBC shows. We never miss them.
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    The throttle linkage with the Commander engine is...

    The throttle linkage with the Commander engine is only about a half inch above the starter. The parts book would tell you which parts of things like throttle and clutch linkage are common between...
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