Thank you Frank for putting this information together. I also heard that David Spilski owned the first(?) Studebaker 4x4. I do believe that the one that he has, has the front fenders with the large wheel openings which corresponds with the early prototype Stude 4x4 that I have seen in advertisements. I believe my Dad talked to David when he was still working for SASCO, and this is where I got my information.
Another less known company that built 4x4 conversions was Coleman. I know of some large International trucks that were equipped this way.
If you look closely, the spindle stays stationary while the wheel pivots around it. It was the weirdest thing I had ever seen, and I still do not completely understand how it works without seeing a drawing or tearing it apart.
Here is another International, Owned by the same guy in Washington. This one being a school bus.
This definitely doesn't look right!
Posted on Mar 17, 2012, 12:57 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199