That this could be worked out. I have a 49 2R5 that I am working on and am a novice at the Studebaker's. I have learned so much just from reading posts and looking at the pictures. I personally enjoy EVERY picture I see and have saved so many of them it probably isn't funny, but I use the pictures to help me make decisions on how I want to put my truck together. It seems to me that everyone has a different taste and the sharing of those differences is what helps the next guy come up with a really cool idea or variation on a build.
I have a 374 Packard V8 with dual 4 barrels and a Ford Manual Transmission going in behind it (had to build my own bell housing for this project) and a new Ford 9" rear-end. Just my take on what I want to do.
The best inspirations come from seeing what others have done before us. Glad you are staying on John!