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  1. 1920s gauge cluster, what is it?

    Sorry the took so long. I was away at a conference. Unfortunately there is no picture of the gothic design gauges just parts listings. I will attach the page to this post.
  2. 1920s gauge cluster, what is it?

    Actually according to the Studebaker Standard six parts book they used gothic design instruments as a fifth design starting at car # 1,399,413. These are not the same gothic design gauges as used on the GE Studebaker. They are quite rare. Not saying the panel is but the oval shape is similar.
  3. 1920s gauge cluster, what is it?

    I am still inclined to say they are what they call fifth design gothic gauges for the 1925-6 Standard six. My parts book lists these but has no illustration for this type of gauges. All were in an oval.
  4. VIN 1923

    Do you have pictures of your roadster to share?
  5. 1920s gauge cluster, what is it?

    The gauge cluster on the 1925 and 1926 studebakers were in an oval like that. They changed the setup several times and varied from model to model.
  6. Original Colors

    I just ran across this page again from the 1919 to 1922 parts catalog disputing the legend that all were black. This time it is reference to wheel colors when they switch to Kelsey Hayes type No. 210 wheels. EJ light six touring cars with red wheels, EJ sedans and coupe-roadsters with blue wheels. EJ chassis with lead wheels and Export cars with grey wheels.
  7. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    I just ran across this reference to spark plugs in the 1919 to 1922 parts book. it says that cars with magneto ignition were sometimes equipped with metric sparks plugs.18mm diameter, 1.5 mm pitch US form threads. Will attach source to this.
  8. Vintage Bumper For Ford? GM? Other?

    it looks very similar to the rear bumper on my 1928 Studebaker. I will have to check attachment to frame.
  9. metal sheathing

    It probably had both. My 1928 GE does and so does my 1922 Light six.
  10. 28 studebaker dictator

    Bill Canon's work on the GE is not complete which is understandable given all the changes in these cars. He totally misses the changes in the type 2's that were first introduced in the Royal versions. Many of these he attributes to only the type 3's. His book is good but you should study the 2 different parts books as well. The GE addendum to the Standard six parts book has many early changes to the GE series that are left out of the later Studebaker sixes parts book.
  11. 28 studebaker dictator

    There are so many running changes in the GE series that they can make your head spin. According to the parts book W3 designated a regular 4 door sedan. The W3 designation was used on all three types of GE's. An easy way to tell a type 3 is by the roof. On the first two types the roof extends over the front of the windshield for a sun visor. On type 3 the roof ends at the windshield and a separate metal sun visor attaches just below the roof line. An easy way to tell the type 2 four door sedan from the type one and three is that all four of the doors windows have exactly the same size glass.
  12. 1917 Stude touring body wood

    When I contacted Andy Beckman at the archives he told me they didn't even have the parts book for the early cars (pre 1919).
  13. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    Here is the page from the parts book for 1919 to 1922 models. This shows bodies and colors. What is interesting is that they do not show any 1920 right hand drive Light Sixes???
  14. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    Well I need to jump in here. As to colors for the light six. The manual clearly shows Light Sixes in Black and Gray from 1920 forward. There is no delineation anywhere that I can find that gray was for export only that is only light sixes hypothesis. The 1920 sales brochure indicates they only came in black but later brochures list other wheel colors and body colors. Your car may have been painted the blue used on the special six as they would have had that in the factory in South Bend. By 1924 the Light Six was facing stiff competition and they even offered nickel radiators along with all the colors. From what I have been told black is the cheapest color to paint a car as it covers up many imperfections. In the 1920's most cars were repainted black if they got a repaint. These cars were brush painted and the dry time was up to 2 weeks at the factory. The tops were supplied to studebaker by DRYDEK and they came in black or khaki. 1920 EJ Black Gray EH Blue, Purple Lake EG Green page 118 and 119 of parts book 1921 EJ Black Gray EH Blue EG Green page 118 and 119 of parts book 1922 EJ Black Gray EL Blue Gray EK Blue Gray p. 115 p.118, p.119 p.120 1923 EM Black Princess Louise Lake p.118, p.119 p.120 1924 EM Black Brewstr Grn Oxfrd Grn Parisian Red , Blue, Military Gray EL Black Princess Louise Lake Parisian Red EK Black Princess Louise Lake Parisian Red p 118 p. 119 p.120
  15. misc '39 commander parts needed

    Interesting about the mix of parts. My 1940 Commander came off the assembly line in October 1939. It had a 1939 generator on it which was smaller output than the 1940 one. No mention of this in the parts book either.