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  1. Rex, Just out of curiosity I checked on my '29 FE-E to see if my "VIN" was there and I was unable to see anything after cleaning both areas in front of and behind the 4 rivets. Nothing. I haven't looked at the other FE's yet. Do you know if they did this in '29 or maybe something they started doing later into '32? Trying to help out a few other people missing their frame data plates. Besides there, would there be any other places in the '29s that a serial number might be? It would make sense that there would have to be some other place on the cars as they rolled down the assembly line they would look to confirm the data plate they were attaching to the painted frame matched.
  2. Rex, where you're telling Nicolas to check, are you referring to the frame serial number plate, or is there a secondary location on the frame the serial number is stamped which is what your referring to?
  3. Rex, I have never seen the letter "B" before after the "FEL-1 or L-2" designation. I made a guess that it might have been on the export touring models or maybe South American exports? Any thoughts on the "B" as It the first I've seen on our cars.
  4. Reaching out to anyone in Belgium who has a contact within the Auto World Museum located in Brussels. In 2009 they had on display a 1928 Studebaker President "FA" Tourer. See attached pics of it on display. * Does anyone know if the Museum still has this car on display or still has it at all. * If they do, does anyone have a contact within the Museum who could share some information about the car. This 1928 Studebaker President Tourer was made in limited numbers and as to date, besides theirs, up until recently the only other known one was owned by Peter Limon in Buradoo Australia which is #202. I am trying to help a friend with the restoration of the now 3rd known one that has recently surfaced and was trying to see if someone at the museum could look at the fireall tag and either take a picture of what that cars firewall tag has on it, or at least just tell us. The firewall tag is about 2x3" has raised stamped letters and numbers on it and should says "FAT-1" on the top line, and the bottom line should have a one, two or three digit number on it. It is located on the drivers side cowl above the steering column and was usually painted over with the firewall color. The bottom number on the 2nd line of the body tag gives us an idea of how many were built and which one it was in the line of those Touring bodies that were built. If anyone in Belgium or Brussels can help me find out this information I would very much appreciate it. Thanks in adavnce for any assistance.
  5. Does anyone out there have an original Frame Serial number plate they acquired or kept off of a parts car frame laying around in an old shoe box, desk drawer or nailed up on the garage wall that is as follows; Any number stamped in the data plate ranging between 6,008,601 - 6,009,917 on it? If so would you please contact me. Also looking for same frame style Serial number plate with any number ranging between 6,013,091 - 6,017,639 stamped on it. Both above plates must have a number between the above listed number range. See below attached pic for serial number plate style. Thank You.
  6. Does anyone out there have an original Frame Serial number plate they acquired or kept off of a parts car frame laying around in an old shoe box, desk drawer or nailed up on the garage wall that is as follows; Any number stamped in the data plate ranging between 6,008,601 - 6,009,917 on it? If so would you please contact me. Also looking for same frame style Serial number plate with any number ranging between 6,013,091 - 6,017,639 stamped on it. Both above plates must have a number between the above listed number range. See below attached pic for serial number plate style. Thank You.
  7. The other feature of the hydraulic brakes on this model and year Studebaker was the fact that the hydraulics operated off the transmission (i believe their was a small hydraulic pump of sorts on the side of the tranny near the gear shift) and the reason Studebaker did not continue with their hydraulic brake system and that technology back then and into subsequent years and didnt reexplore the use of hydraulic brakes until 1935 was that if the car stopped running for what ever reason while you were moving, the car lost most of its breaking ability, which made for some dicey situations. Which is why it was a brief flash in the pan. Had they not attached the use of having the hydraulics relying on a pump operating off the transmission and instead created an independent master cylinder they would have been advanced above all the rest of the competition but I suppose they figured they had created a safety issue which gave them cold feet and made them decide to stay clear of pursuing the use of anymore hydraulics.
  8. No. That was a period excessory, the blue one, car #57 was purchased by Paramount Studios to pick up and drive celebrities to the studios. Once done as a studio car it got sent off to the prop department and was in the 1932 Movie "Hot Saturday" with Cary Grant. At the time of filming it was not on the car, but the mounting hardware looks like it always was, so maybe the Studio took it off to get the shot with all the people riding in it, (Cary Grant is sitting in the front passenger's seat in this photo) the studio eventually sold the car and the mechanic (Robert Branton Sr.) for Jimmy Durante purchased it and I purchased it from his family after he passed away. The earlist photo I have of the car with that 2nd windshield was in the 1960s (See Pic) and was used in some local parades and at various times a had local Mayor, a Governor and a U.S. Senator riding in it, but not sure when the second windshield was added.
  9. The FEL-2 does not mean its a Brougham or a " Land Cruiser" etc. "FE" is the designation for the 135" Long Wheelbase President, the designation of "L-2" was for the 7 Passenger Tourer with Dual Sidemount fenders. The "L" was for the touring body and if it had "L-1" it was wood spoke wheels with a rear mounted spare. There were only about 60 of these 1929 7 passenger Tourers made and as of to date there have only been 4 of them surface. #19 is an "L-1" but was later converted to Dual Sidemounts and wire wheels and is currently owned by Rex Miltenberger #21 which was an "L-1" model I sold to a gentleman in the Ukraine, It was the only "L-1" which still had its original factory wood wheel setup #35 is an L-1 and it was also converted to Dual Sidemounts and wire wheels by a previous owner. Its is now owned by Ken Halper. #57 is an "L-2" and is the only one with its original factory Dual Sidemount wire wheel configuration. (Which with car #21 were my cars) And you sir have the pleasure of owning #6 which when it came out of the factory was Dual Sidemounts and wire wheels. The #6 like all the other above quoted numbers means of the 7 passenger President Tourers made, yours was the 6th one to roll down the assembly line. The letter "B" that is after the model designation I have not seen before unless it was a designation used for an Export model but it does not mean it was a Brougham. If if it said "FE-B" that would be a Brougham, the "L" is for touring. In 1928 a "T" was used but in 1929 they changed it to "L". Attached is a picture of both FE-L1#21 and FEL-2#57 when I had them both together. The numbers were sequential into the 1930 Tourers the "L" designation remained the same. (After 60 they became 1930 Models) #76 was owned by Milford Barker #77 is owned by Ymer Sletten -Norway #80 is owned by a neighbor of Ymer's And the other 1930 was preciously owned by Erik Jacobsen in Denmark. All the above listed cars were "L-1" models and all have been converted over to Dual Sidemounts with wire wheels. So far your #6 is whats left of the earliest known 1929-1930 "FEL" model tourers thus far in the line of them produced. My guess is all total only abkut 100 were made over the two years.
  10. Answered my own question by finding someone on Ebay listing a Trico Catalog and displaying the page that listed the information I wanted to confirm. Now just need to find the 7/16" nut
  11. Can anyone confirm what Trico Wiper Motor (Half Moon shape) model number was used on the 1928/29 convertible model Studebakers? (Cabriolet, Touring and Roadster) Was it the KSB 108 or was it a different Trico part number? And was the Trico Motor plated or painted black on the convertible windshields? Does anyone have a Trico Wiper Catalog covering 1928-29 they can check for me? I'm guessing they used the same wiper motor regardless of whether it was a Dictator, Commander or President? Thanks in advance. Also ... does anyone have the 7/16" wiper arm nut used on these?
  12. Looking for the same thing. Anyone found a source?
  13. No Larry!! ...lol I'll take the ones you made ... I know what you've done will be spot on identical plus I only need two not 25 ...lol, which is the minimum order to buy any of these, However the discover and above information is good to know for others who later down the road may have the same issue and read this on the forum site.
  14. So I checked on the Napa site and they are $2.99 each and there is a minimum order of 25 before they will sell you any. I'll drive into town tomorrow and see if they have any in stock or if some how I can just get two across the counter
  15. Hugh, I looked up the listed details on the Napa part. Here are the Napa specifics vs. your drawing specs on the original part. Oh and I think maybe I found one of the original ones? Is this one of them that I'm holding or is this too rounded to be one?