Studebaker Zip Van Parts
You are bidding on a 1964 studebaker zip van.
Studebaker zip van parts. It does have a dana 44 posi. The zip vans were a studebaker design and used the studebaker champ 6 cylinder engine automatic transmission frame suspension and steering components and the transtar instrument cluster. The studebaker brothers manufacturing company was rapidly approaching the sunset on its time as an automobile manufacturer in 1963 when it received a surprising order from the us government for 4 000 vans to be used for postal delivery. Studebaker parts and pieces were used throughout the zip vans and met pro shaped the grille like a keystone as in the keystone state pennsylvania where they were located.
They were revvers and peak power was at 3000 rpm. Sadly a project not completed by virgil. Zip van one of about 4000 ever made during a three year run. Studebaker body parts manuals chassis parts manuals shop manuals owners manuals.
This 1963 studebaker zip van is a partially restored example of studebaker s very rare entry into the postal delivery market. This 1963 studebaker zip van chassis e5fc3759 is a rare first year model and one of just 4 238 built before production ended in 1966. The bodies were built by met pro of lansdale pennsylvania. Twin traction rear axle which is the studebaker version of posi trac basically an automatic locking rear end for muddy roads wood roll up door in the back right hand drive sliding driver door.
The zip van named after the newly designated zip codes but technically model 8e5 fc was produced for one year only and is just funky enough to be a great. Blending a studebaker built chassis and drivetrain with a unitized body constructed by met pro inc the zip van is easily one of the most distinctive postal vehicles of all time and this one looks great in correct red white and blue us postal service paint. Filled with parts pilfered from other studebakers and finished off with the biggest flattest windshield imaginable this one is guaranteed to draw looks wherever it s taken. It has been and painted.
In stock fast shipping. In researching the cerlist i found information that at least one studebaker zip van was repowered with a cerlist model 3 diesel 3 cylinder 170 ci 85 hp 170 lbs ft. The seat flips up and. Check out this super rare studebaker zip van postal delivery truck.
Weighing in at more than two tons this particular. Its in great shape overall and runs good automatic transmissions shifts nice and is really fun to drive. Lots of possiblities this is part of the marple collection auction on may. This cool truck was a started restoration.
For those who don t know this is a studebaker transtar a k a. The bodies were made by met pro in the little town of lansdale pa then placed atop the running gear by studebaker in south bend in as part of a huge united states government contract that benefited both towns. A very innovative engine it was used in the jeep m series. There are no engine photos probably because the seller says that this one does not have a engine or transmission.
Hard to find and very cool. 6 cylinder and automatic transmission.
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