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  1. I am re-installing the front axle Monroe Hydraulic Shock Absorbers on my 1928 Studebaker Commander Model GB and have run into a question about which route the anchor strap follows from shock arm to axle anchor bracket? The shocks were removed from the car and came with it in a bucket when I received the car. I have cleaned and repainted the shock mounting brackets and installed them on the chassis frame rails and now have rebuilt the shock for right front axle and can't decide what is the correct path to route the woven strap from the shock arm to the axle anchor bracket #150711. The strap has to pass rather close to the Perrot brake shaft between the wheel backing plate and frame mounted ball joint. If someone has Monroe shocks on their car [Group Q4] can you tell me what the correct path is for the Strap 91X (30-1/2" long) from the shock arm end to axle anchor bracket? forward of the brake shaft (Axle bracket 150711 facing forward?) or rearward of the brake shaft (Axle bracket 150711 facing rearward?) The part catalog [Group Q4) lists two different make shocks for GB models, Monroe or Wahl. Shocks were an accessory part then and are not illustrated in the service manual in a installed figuration. Stude8
  2. To John McMaster: For your interest, I once owned a 1930 FH President Victoria but sold it sometime ago, something I should not have done but it is gone now. Here are some photos to show the 1930 details. Stude8
  3. Here are Ditzler and DuPont paint codes for Studebaker 1937 colors, Bermuda Blue is called out in both. Stude8
  4. Hello John down under: To answer your question about the radiator shutter system on 1930 Studebaker President and Commander models I scanned the page from the factory catalog that illustrates the feature on those models. The shutters were a one year feature for 1930 and then they went back to the common thermostat valve in the engine radiator water hose feed outlet. Also I attached a photo of a 1930 President Victoria at a car show that shows its shutters open and its correct front bumper (Orange and Brown car). The shutter system used a large thermostatic mechanism in the top radiator tank to open and close the shutters according to temperature of the engine coolant. With age when the shutter pivots got rusted or bent from road debris hitting them it took more power to open them so the system didn't age well. As for the spotlight details I scanned a page from a 1931 Approved Accessories Catalog for Studebakers. It shows the "Sportlight" that came in 4 different versions AC52 to AC55 shown on the lower right list. You can see how the handle to operate the light was positioned inside the car. Stude8
  5. When you get into the light, spark and throttle levers on the steering column here are a few photos of what to expect once into the system. A fellow named Steve Munts was the last one I knew of who had reproduced the levers and pedestle in bronze but that was 5 years ago or more. You will find the 3 levers and pedestle swaged onto the steel column tube are zinc diecast and all crumbling from age that need to be replaced with bronze or brass reproductions. The pedestle has to be brazed onto the steel tube. The rest is just assembled with screws. The first 3 images show the crumbled original parts with the bronze repro pieces, then the braze operation to reattach the pedestle piece and the reassembled cluster ready to reinstall in column. Last photo shows steering column lowered from instrument panel down onto seat to get enough distance inside body to remove the lever cluster, this also requires loosening the steering gear box bolts from frame, not as bad as it sounds really. Stude8
  6. This is a 1929 [or 1928?] factory photo of the body drop onto the chassis with the splash aprons already on chassis and the cork welt on top. The chassis parts book (Group O15) says the Running Board Splashguard has 12 bolts to the frame [1/4-20 x 3/4"] so lifting the body high enough to remove the 24 bolts, flat & lock washers and nuts and replace them is your problem. On my 1928 Victoria I see 8 Bolts from front fender flanges to the splashguard and several from rear fender flanges to the splashguard, whether these are the 12 bolts listed in part catalog and the splashguards are only resting the frame rails and rely on the body hold down bolts to secure them is unknown to me. Jacking the body after removing the hold down nuts & washers and loosening the steering column at the dash board, gear shift linkage to trans then vacuum gauge copper tube and electrical wiring from engine compartment to body could be just using floor jacks with left and right side front to rear 4x4 wood floor reinforcement blocks. Not a half hour job by any means. Stude8
  7. Photograph by Willard R. Culver Studebaker was thinking big in 1931. On the field outside the auto company's Indiana proving ground, this wooden model of the President Four Season Roadster served as both advertisement and tourist attraction. More than twice the length of a normal Studebaker, the 11,000-pound (5,000-kilogram) giant could fit 50 people on its running boards and occasionally hosted an orchestra—the 25-piece Studebaker Champions—in its cockpit. But by September 1936, when this photo was published in the Geographic, the oversize roadster was no more. "Studebaker styling had progressed to a point where it no longer bore even a passing resemblance to the big car," says Andrew Beckman, archivist at South Bend's Studebaker National Museum. "In the spring of 1936, the fender was ignited, and in less than half an hour the President was reduced to ashes." This photo appeared in National Geographic Magazine in 1936 and shows a 1935 Studebaker Sedan driven alongside the wooden display model of a 1931 Studebaker Roadster adjacent to Indiana state highway 2 at New Carlisle, IN. It was chosen to add some color to this collection of pre-1946 images which are mostly black & white. Stude8
  8. *We have been advised by Richard Quinn the vehicle in the photo is a 1913 Studebaker and not a 1921 as described on the photo when acquired.
  9. An interesting situation with a 1928 Studebaker President FB Roadster in the lobby of a DuBois, PA hotel. The second image is a magazine ad for the hotel showing the art glass window from the outside that is seen behind the Studebaker. Stude8
  10. This photo came out of a magazine and is dated 1931 in Manitowoc, WI. The family was testing the 1927 Studebaker on a recent snow covered road, Wisconsin winter roads are pretty rugged. Stude8
  11. Here is a special girls day out ride, 4 ladies and 5 gentlemen in a 1921 Studebaker with a "Manufacturers License Plate" on it. Could be a dealer's office employee's going out to lunch? Stude8
  12. Another view of the 1909 Studebaker EMF Glidden Pathfinder Tour Press Car #80 at speed with six people on board tearing up a dirt road somewhere on the tour. Stude8
  13. This photo I believe was made in Kansas somewhere, the car at left is said to be a 1912 Studebaker EMF. It has a strong appearance of that model, front fender shape, cowl lights and Acetylene head lights. Unfortunately they hung the license plate in front of the radiator emblem location. Stude8<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  14. Another early image from a local history book, a 1910 Studebaker EMF model 30 pictured in Eldorado, IL at that time. Eldorado is the next town North of Harrisburg on US45. I have driven around Eldorado hoping the building in the photo still exists but haven't found it yet.
  15. One of my favorite images, an unhappy chauffeur leaning against the side, waiting outside the hat shop for the lady of the house on a shopping spree. The car is a 1914 Studebaker 7 passenger Limousine. Stude8
  16. A really early image, 1909 Studebaker EMF marked as the 1909 Glidden Pathfinder Tour Press Car. Postcards of the period show this car up to its axles in rain soaked muddy country roads. Stude8
  17. These images came from Europe and shows a 1918 Studebaker Custom Coupe, very racey styling for 1918 period. Car is left hand drive but appeared in a foreign sales album. Stude8
  18. A family photo with what looks to be a chauffeur driving them in a 1918 Studebaker. Note the lady in rear seat has the family dog on her lap. Image appeared on AACA forum years ago. Stude8
  19. Not on the road but down on the farm it looks like, in FINLAND. The bigger car on right looks to be a 1916 Studebaker Series 17 "Six - 50" 7 passenger Touring car. Can't ID the smaller car at left, diagonal hood louvers should help in figuring what it is. The image was on AACA site years ago and labeled as in Finland. Stude8
  20. A partial view of a lady in a 1927 Studebaker Commander Victoria, on a forest road someplace. Stude8
  21. What looks like a 1927 Studebaker Commander Victoria Big Six model EW on a mountain road a long time ago. Stude8
  22. A different 1929 Studebaker President 8 roadster, note the two tone paint scheme on the beltline of door. A couple and friend in rumble seat having a fun day on the road. Maybe the person behind the camera is another rumble seat rider? Stude8
  23. And yet one more of the 1929 Studebaker President 8 roadster seen before, this time with two buddies seated on the fenders. Stude8
  24. Another view of the 1929 Studebaker President 8 roadster previously posted with 11 people on it. This time with a little girl perched on the hood, hope the radiator wasn't hot when they took this photo. Stude8
  25. Here is another view of the 1929 President sedan previously posted here shown with a rather classy young lady. This image shows more of the left side of the car and was labled 1928 Studebaker, I suspect the smaller diam hubcaps indicate it is actually a 1928 not a 29. Stude8
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