49 2R Advice needed please.

by Joe


I have an original 49 2R that belonged to my dad. I had always wanted to drop a small block in it but pop said no. He's been gone since 2006 and I am ready to make a daily driver out of the old beauty in the rough.
I am planning to set the body and bed off original frame and keep the whole Studebaker drive line intact just in case I ever want to put it back original.
I found a 96 S-10 extended cab that I will use for a donor frame and suspension. Since I am a diesel man and plan to make a daily driver out of it I am thinking about taking a 1985 Mercedes 300sd turbo diesel and transmission and tucking it into the s-10 frame before topping off with the Studebaker body and bed.

Have any of you guys ever mounted a Studebaker body on a S-10 frame?
Pro's ???...........Con's ???

Any advise would be appreciated.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Sep 15, 2011, 10:01 PM
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