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License plate frames in Iowa

by Jim Mackey

Just read that the Iowa supreme court ruled that Iowa licenses have to be completely visible to the police. This means that license plate frames that block the county name will result in traffic stops and possible citations.

Iowa drivers need to check this out.

Posted on May 7, 2014, 11:36 PM
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Re:License plate frames in Iowa

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Arizona did the same thing a few years ago.


Register your 2R truck at http://www.2rtruck.need-a-geek.com/ It's free!
Register your M truck at http://mtrucks.need-a-geek.com/ It's free!


Posted on May 8, 2014, 1:54 PM
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So did North Carolina..

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.. but I am keeping my original Pierotti Motors (Fremont, CA) frames and deal with the consequences. Apparently, they won't pull you for it, but if they pull you for something else and see that, it's $50.

Posted on May 8, 2014, 5:38 PM
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In Vermont....

by Bish

One cannot block the validation sticker in the lower right hand corner. It shows month and year, as well as the plate number in microscopic font. I can't see how a Trooper could see it anyway! Two years ago, the DMV decided to only give out a sticker for the rear plate to save money, but they still printed VOID on a front sticker! Finally they started only printing one.

Bish

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Questions about 1958 Transtar generator

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I'm cleaning up and repainting the engine and accessories in the 1958 with 259. The generator appears to be black. How glossy? The belt pulley seems to be a bluish gray color. Is this correct? What about the nut on the pulley? Mine does not screens or anything on each end to keep out bugs and debris (Neither does the generator on my Sky Hawk) Is this correct? Does anyone have pictures of one done right?
Thanks for your help.
Paul


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Re: Questions about 1958 Transtar generator

by Skip Lackie

GM/Delco painted all their components a semi-gloss black that is available from Eastwood as "underhood black". I believe Auto-lite painted their generators and starters with similar paint. Yes, the pulleys had some sort of phosphate coating that made them a dusty gray. I believe the nuts were normal steel. And no screens on any Delco generators I've seen. Dunno about A-L.

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Re: Questions about 1958 Transtar generator

by Ted

It is true some Generators had parts of a different color but most that I have seen were all the semi gloss black front to back except for the tag which was black on 6volt and red on the 12 volt.

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Screens

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Generally there are no screens on generators or alternators. The only application where screens are found (because they are mandatory)are in boats as spark arrestors. Screens are sometimes found on heavy duty/emergency vehicle applications. Neal

Posted on May 12, 2014, 8:19 AM
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While on the subject of 1956 trucks,came across this on C/L

by Lee W.

I like the color scheme, good powertrain combo.
Click on the link for more photos.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4458992198.html

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Does look pretty nice, not a bad price either

by MW

And has the super rare 120V duplex outlet option in the rear valance too. I think Zane needs to go get that one.

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Re: Does look pretty nice, not a bad price either

by Zane

Why are you always tempting me????? happy.gif

Posted on May 7, 2014, 11:43 PM
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Real question is.....

by MW

Why does it seem like the Pacific Northwest is so full of nice and interesting Studebaker trucks on such a regular and continuous basis? It seems like almost every couple of weeks there is some new before unknown offering coming out of that area.

I'm glad I live just far enough away to make it less tempting to drag these finds home. I'm glad I'm not in your shoes, not sure I'd have enough will power to hold myself back. You seem to have a will of extra hardened steel Zane. happy.gif But, I guess at a certain point, enough IS actually enough. Unless it was maybe a long bed 4X4 of course. happy.gif

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Re: Real question is.....

by Zane

If that thing was a long box 3/4 ton, it would be sitting in my driveway right now!

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What on earth is the AC receptical for....???

by Anonymous



Posted on May 7, 2014, 9:39 PM
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Plug in the coffee pot

by Anonymous



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for tailgating!!

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Radio,or cooler, cooking pot,etc..........

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Thats funny

by Fred



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Brian needs one of those receptacles on his truck for the camper!!

by George o

Take care

George o

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Great idea George!

by Brian Dahl

Wonder if I'll need ground fault? Hmmmmmmm. happy.gif
Brian

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Just a guess....

by Lee W.

Truck has a trailer hitch, maybe it's a hillbilly set up for trailer lights.

Posted on May 7, 2014, 11:25 PM
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Similar to the one in Deridder, LA. Color and all.

by Jeff S.

Look back to page 3 STT, April 9th '14 (which is also a craigslist find). Your subject vehicle has a realistic price at $2,800.oo, where the other one (in Louisiana) was at $11,000.oo. I thought they were the same truck, as the conditions of each are very close. The details reveal otherwise, and the locations clarify it without question. J.S.

Posted on May 8, 2014, 12:31 AM
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A nice '56....

by Frank Drumheller

which one does not see often in the two-tone paint scheme for sale. I remember when the '56 trucks came into the showrooms and sales lots in Staunton and Waynesboro, VA. This two-tone scheme was 'over the top' for domestic trucks. The only thing that came close to it was the '55 Chevy El Camino in it's white and red two-tone. The Studebaker two-tone paint scheme was optional at an extra cost of (hold your breath!) of $17.50.

I recall vividly a two tone blue 2E13 that our local milkman, Jesse, purchased the first of 1956 (he was an independent rural milk and cream pickup man). He was young and had a little bit of 'hot rod' blood in his system. The truck had the new synchronized four speed manual. Didn't take him long to put a dual exhaust system on it (probably a home-made one). We could hear him coming up the steep hill near our home, downshifting to third. A glorious sound. Every chance I had, I would go out in the front yard just to listen to him pull away shifting that syncho. That was a new experience back in the mid-50's. I left home in the summer of '56 and I've never seen nor heard of Jesse since.

I also recall a 1/2 tonner, as the one pictured above, in the Staunton area at that time. One couldn't help watching it move down the streets. It really stood out among the everyday 'bowties', 'blue ovals', and IH's.

Those mid-50's Studebaker trucks were something else!!! Frank

PS- Jesse also owned a '54 Starliner in red and crème. At the time, I figured the cream and milk business was the way to go! F

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Heater in 1953 2R5 pickup

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Need information on the heater in my pickup. Need a book on how to put it all back together. The plate on heater says, SUPER POWER HEATER. I can not seem to find any info on this heater. Please Help !!!
Thanks,
Charles

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heater

by vern

with that name , I would say it is after market, studebaker never used that name , they called them climatizers . mount in the dash, not under it.

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heater

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Hi Vern, Thank you for that information but, boy I really do not know where to go from here. Would you have any idea who made the heater I have. And it is mounted under the dash.

Posted on May 7, 2014, 12:17 PM
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might be able to tell if you have photo.. email one

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Heater

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Hi Vern, Thank you for getting back to me. I believe Dwain hit the nail on the head. He sent a picture of a heater and it is the same one I have. I still need to find a schematic to put it back together.
Charles

Posted on May 12, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Re: Heater in 1953 2R5 pickup

by DwainG

This heater was made by E.A. Laboratories of Brooklyn, NY. An ad in October 1940 Motor Magazine indicates that it was a new model at that time. Rather than scan the black and white photo in the mag, here's a color photo from an ebay ad.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1940-New-York-Antique-Vintage-Car-Six-Volt-Heater-Core-Assembly-Fan-Blower-Motor-/221409806657

I'm not sure where you would get parts or instructions for it. You might try:
http://www.classicheaters.com/


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Insurance for trucks

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My insurance company has chosen not to renew coverage on my Champ, but want to sell me a policy from Grundy. The problem is that I would not be allowed to carry even a single 2x4 in it, or leave it out in the driveway overnight, which I sometimes do. It seems every collector policy I have checked has very similar restrictions.

What insurance do you all use? Is any collector coverage available for pickups that does not have these restrictions?

Ron

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Truck Insurance

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I have my 1 1/2 ton car hauler insured with American Collector.

Ted

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Re: Truck Insurance

by 2R5

I have mine with Hagerty , but I do think that who ever you pick will have restrictions unless you insure them like your everyday drivers.

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Hmmm..

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Ted, I checked with them, I'm not sure how you haul cars on yours using their insurance. Once again, even a 2X4 is excluded for my truck.

I'm pretty unhappy with all the changes this agency has made over the past few years, and this problem insuring the truck will push me to a different agency and company, and continue with general automotive coverage IF I can find anyone that will give me an agreed value policy.

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Bob, be careful, Hagerty was very clear to me that they only insure for show use, etc.

by MW

After Geico gave me the disappointing info from their end on the Champ, I called Hagerty and they basically said the same thing as far as what they could offer. They would not cover any damage claims for normal type of use, and particularly for a pickup and work use, even if just personal. No trips to the hardware store, grocery store or even just dropping the kids of at school or any of that - show use and safe storage at home only, or while being worked on. So, if you are driving and something happens, you probably need to be able to verify you were doing something along those lines and not going down to Home Depot to get a box of nails. The agent I spoke with was very clear about that, to me anyway.

Geico has their own 3rd party collector car insurance they offer, but it was basically the same deal. I can't recall the name off hand, but wasn't Hagerty.

Now, your trucks are super nice and maybe you do only use them for show for the most part, etc. So, maybe that is a good option of you.

BTW, they both told me with the collector insurance, they don't care how many miles you drive them, as long as it is for show or related purposes. Could be 20K miles a year if wanted. Vise versa for normal usage, they don't care how little it is. Could be only 100 miles a year or 1 trip to the store, still not allowed. Obviously if they don't know, they don't know. But, if you happen to be at Home Depot and somebody backs into you there, they probably won't cover it unless you can convince them you were getting some tools to work on the truck and you were just on the way to a show.

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Re: Bob, be careful, Hagerty was very clear to me that they only insure for show use, etc.

by 2R5

I really only use mine for shows and cruise nights , heck we've driven over 2000 miles in the Champ to an International and I think we did stop in a Home Depot on the way happy.gif . Around here there are cruise nights every night of the week so we can always find a place we are going even if it is only a trip for a 2X4 !

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Geico

by MW

I just have mine on my Geico account as an additional vehicle which ends up being a couple hundred a year. They also have a collector car option but has those restrictions too. So I stuck with the normal insurance so I can use the truck.

Problem with normal insurance is they treat it as just an old car and don't give it much value for repair or replacement and they wouldn't accept a current day agree value or appraised value. You get all the liability and unrestricted use, but they don't give it much $ value as an object itself. That works ok with a fairly low value kind if truck, but not good for a high value, restored one.

Basically they assign it a value based on what it sold as new back whenever and that is it. NOT whatever blue book value or similar it might have no matter what condition it is in. I was quite surprised when they told me that.

So, it is good for my driver 2R11 up to now and I just have liability on it. But is not a great choice for the restored Champ I just got. But, I want to use the Champ too. So, I just need to be extra careful with it.

In my search, I could not find a carrier that provided full coverage like it would be for a new car with full actual value. If anyone knows for of one, I'd like to know myself too.

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MetLife

by Lee W.

I think you'll find restrictions across the board. Mine wants me to park it in a secure place at night, can't use it for commercial purposes, and a restriction on the miles driven per year. Doesn't stop me from enjoying it and hauling stuff around.
Premium: about $110/year with a pre-agreed upon value in case of loss.

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Hmm, sounds better than my deal with Geico.

by MW

I might look into Metlife for the Champ. I like the agreed value and the ability to actually use it some within reason instead of just treating it like a show queen.

Do you have Metlife for all of your cars or just the Studebakers? My trucks are currently just extra vehicles on our family policy so they don't add that much like they would if they were on their own or were considered the primary vehicles.

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Just the Studebaker

by Lee W.

My other vehicles are with, coincidently, Geico. Been thinking about shopping around and finding someone who'll cover ALL my vehicles collectively. Can't remember when I last had a claim and I feel that I'm paying too much with Geico.

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Same here

by MW

I'm not sure if I'm paying too much with them compared to others or not. I have never bothered to get a different quote in years. But, basically I have never filed a claim with them or any auto insurance company in my entire life, 30+ years now. I am the kind of person they make tons of money one, yet they still don't want to insure a nice, older truck for just a realistic value. It isn't like I was even asking for something super expensive, just the $15K I paid for it.

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Re: Geico

by Anonymous

State Farm offers stated value policies. I have all my insurance with them because I wanted to be able to buy a several million dollar umbrella policy. If you hit someone or someone falls on your sidewalk and decides to sue you, with that much at stake the insurance companies will use their lawyers instead of paying a few thousand and throwing you to the litigious wolves. Nothing is simple or cheap.

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Collector Vehicle Insurance

by Mark57

This is one time when I am glad we have mandated provincial insurance. I have Collector plates on my Transtar and my annual policy - licence and insurance runs about $230/year. This is basic insurance, underinsured motorist protection ($1M), Full Comprehensive $300 deductible w/$200 for windshield, Collision - $500 deductible and $2M 3rd party liability. I can drive and carry whatever I want as long as I don't exceed GVW or drive impaired.

The only limitation is that I cannot drive the truck to work - ever, it is for "pleasure" use which excludes driving to work or school. I know it doesn't help you Ron, but it is interesting to compare.

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insurance

by Jeff Jones (the Tucson One)

I have all vehicles including my M insured through USAA. Value added coverage on the M is about $180/year with no limitations.

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USAA sent me to American Collectors

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I've had USAA for home and auto for more than forty years. They pretty much forced me to go to American Collectors Insurance for coverage for my Studebakers. So far, no complaints, other than having to make two different payments.

jack vines

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In British Columbia the socialist insurance company

by Peter

we dealt with as they are the only ones available. You would pay around $260.00 a year for a collector plate and only restriction is cannot drive to and from work or to and from school.
if you Antique plates then you can only use it for show and shines nothing else.
Peter

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Re: Insurance for trucks

by Ted

Ron: I have been with State Farm since high school. My 60 champ and 84 Mercedes are considered daily drivers and are with State Farm with a set value. All my other trucks are with Hagerty

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Insurance

by Dieseless Jim

I had both my 3R11 and 8E45 insured with Farmers. Both trucks were insured for appraised value. Ok to pull trailers. Don't remember and limitations.

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insurance

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We have State Farm on the house and all the cars.
Last year they replaced a windshield in my F-250 in a horse barn at the South Bend Fairgrounds (caught a rock going thru Chicago. Later they replaced a windshield in Mama's Fusion in Longmont, CO as we caught a rock on the way home from Colorado Springs., They also replaced the wiring harness in my Avanti after my voltage regulator shorted out on the way to St. Louis for the Zone Meet.
No complaints here.

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Insurance for trucks

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I use the same company for my '52 2R5 as I do for my two cars and Ford F150 - Horace Mann/Teacher's Insurance. Good coverage for $76 for 6 months. Have you checked with your Brand X's insurer?

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Have you visited the STF site lately?

by Brian Dahl

Check out the photo on the home page! happy.gif
Thanks Frank
Brian

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Wonder who owns that rig?????

by Jim Sinclair

Lookin' real good Brian, Nice job!

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I like the way Frank gave the photo a "vintage" look!

by Brian Dahl

Thanks for the nice comment, Jim. happy.gif
Brian

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I thought a rig like this.....

by Frank from Germany

...........earns the honor to be on the first place happy.gif
Have fun
Frank

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Front Bumber

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I am hot rodding a 1951 2R Truck. I am putting a GM front clip on the truck so the front pan will be gone, a bumper will be flush against the truck.
What other make/model/year front bumpers work on a Studebaker 2R? I was looking for a bumper that has a natural fit and lines that look good on a Studebaker truck
thanks

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In the same boat

by Ron C.

I have been looking for one for my 2R with a Camaro clip as well. A buddy has one with a late 40s Ford F1 that looks pretty good but to me is a little short. Saw a custom fitted Camaro bumper that was cool but seemed like a lot of work. Maybe early Chevy?

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Re: Front Bumber

by Ted

Mike; if you are looking for the OEM look try find a rear bumper for a 1/2 or 3/4 ton truck. If that is not successful Order a rear bumper front bumper for a Zip van from Studebaker International. It is nearly the same and would fill in straight real nice on the front of your truck.

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I put a stock M series on my M pickup

by Randy Wilkin

Wasn't easy ,since my truck is setting on a Chevy frame and the gear box is on front outside of frame, but it can be done . Can see pictures at top of page on additional .

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Re: Front Bumber

by Junkyarddog

I have a R and an E both , one of my parts trucks is a 57 Transtar with the fiberglass front nose section and it has a flat across front bumper if you can find one it would look good and it's Studie.

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M5 Running Boards

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Looking for a couple opinions here. I'm taking the M5 running boards in to be media blasted and will then have a choice to powder coat them or paint them. What do you guys think? Also, should they be a gloss black or semi-gloss?

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I'm a convert on powder coating.

by Lee W.

Used to think it was an extravagant expense. But I've had several pieces powder coated and I don't think it is anymore expensive than painting and I feel that the coverage is superior.

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running boards

by Jeff Jones (the Tucson one)

I used gloss black chassis paint from Eastwood--it is not quite as shiny as a regular gloss black and holds up really well. I don't have any experience with powder coat.

jj

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Eastwood gloss black, match the black fender on Toto

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Running boards

by Rod Byrd

Powder coating is fine, but if you plan to step on them to get into the truck, you may find cracks in the coating.........As the boards will flex when stepped upon.
My painter did mine in Por 15 thinned with acetone and sprayed on.
It was gloss black. I installed a step plate to avoid scratches.
.......No problems 3 years and counting....

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Powder coat 'em.......

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I had mine power coated and even though I do step on them, they are just fine after a couple 4 years or so. I did mine in a satin black that made me cringe a few times after I got them back. Maybe I shoulda' had them done in gloss but they do look good. Could be I just got used to them. Either way, properly prepped and painted they will look great and wear well.

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Transtar Hood

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I need a hood for my '58 Transtar . I am in New York.

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transtar hood,

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I have a nice one.

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Vote for your personal favorite Studebaker truck year/model

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On another thread, I suggested I preferred the cheapo Scotsman because it didn't have the fiberglass grille.

This suggested a discussion of personal favorites and why. All the Studebaker trucks have been beautiful, but even in Miss Universe, there's a 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

JMHO, but I prefer the '54-55 3/4t because of the one-piece windshield, the grille design and the Budd wheels. I actually like the look of the '54 small rear window, but the '55 E12 wins because of the V8.

A close second would be a 1949 1-ton pickup equipped with the cast spoke Dayton detachable rim wheels. That was one butch pickup.

Bottom line, I'm sure sharing this will bring to light the subtle differences not noticed by those who don't own your personal fave.

jack vines

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Well, Champs are my latest favorite.

by MW

And they use to be my least favorite. And, I still like the 2R trucks for their simplicity and fresh design when they first came out.

But, I like pretty much any of them although I don't really know all that much about the 20-30's trucks.

But, one question, I'm pretty sure the '49 2R15 1-ton trucks never had an option for the Dayton wheels like the early M series trucks did. have you ever seen an example of one with those wheels? If so, I'd really like to see that. As far as I am aware, they only ever had the Budd type wheels. My 2R15 1-ton has the Budd wheels and it was made in Oct. '48 if I recall.

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Yes, one and only one

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There is at least one '49 1T pickup with Dayton 17" wheels. I saw it in SoCal about ten years ago. It was a rural fire service truck. Might have been special ordered.

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Although I Own and Love the M-5's . . .

by Dulany

I think the best looking are the '54-'55 models, just the unique look of the headlights/rims and grill

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The '54-'55 really works for me too.

by Jeff S.

I'd trade both my '51 (2R5) and the '59 (4E1) project in for a '54-'55 driver. So, I keep looking. Jeff S.

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Re: Vote for your personal favorite Studebaker truck year/model

by Bob W

Overall I think the '38 Coupe Express is my favorite followed by the '37 then the '39.

Postwar I like the M5 best. If I had to drive one unmodified I would have to go with a Champ, though!

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Re: Vote for your personal favorite Studebaker truck year/model

by 2R5

Personally I like the R series , those trucks were designed by Bob Burke and they had the 2 piece windshield and the smaller back window . When those 2 items got changed it took away from his original design......just my opinion

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Favorite Truck

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Would have to be one like this: An 8E 2 Ton HD with HD 289 V8 and a 5 Spd O/D ahead of a 2 speed rear axle (geared for highway use). Flatdeck of 12 -16'. happy.gif


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vote

by vern

I have had about all from 37 coupe express, 51 R5, 55 with 6. 56 with v8, some champs, I did not like the champs. best are the R 49 to 53

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Any Stude Factory 4 x 4 Butt Demonstrator!!!!!!

by Bill Fowler / Solo Speed Shop

MARK FROM CA 1959 STUDEBAKER 4x4 THE DEMONSTRATOR! WINS MY VOTE! WINNER! TROPHY! MARK GO KISS THE TROPHY GIRL! BILL FOWLER!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymous

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Vote for your personal favorite Studebaker truck year/model

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1937 J5 Coupe-Express for me. Love the '38 &'39 C-E, my '46 M5 the 2R5 as well. But Studebaker really reached their Art Deco pinnacle with the '37 models. Still kicking myself for not pursuing a J5 that I had the opportunity to acquire for $1500 about 20 years ago... sad.gif

Regards-HW

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I'm with you Jack, this is my favorite...

by Lee W.

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When I bought my current truck, I wasn't real fond of the looks. But it was a turn-key deal and I've learned to like it. I had a lady tell me that she liked its "face".
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Favorite Stude trucks

by Zane

It is hard for me to pick a favorite! I love all 4x4 Studes. I love the looks of the M15 with a pickup box and Dayton Cast wheels, and all coupe express trucks. But I think the most beautiful trucks are the 55's. I love the grille and the old hood. I don't own one but I would like to. The 56's are a little cleaner looking but the Transtar hood just doesn't do it for me. I think the 56 trucks had the best two tone paint scheme. I have been working on a members Champ pickup, and I have fallen in love with it! I am a 3/4 ton and bigger truck guy. Budd wheels on any truck are just cool! My 2 cents.

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Favorite Truck

by Jim Mackey

Jack, I think the 56 and before C cabs look the best.

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For me, and probably because I own one

by Brian Dahl

the '57 3E14 w/9' bed is my favorite. I like the styling, the fiberglass grill, the directional/parking lights on the front fenders, the 9' bed, the swing back tail lights, the color and the list goes on and on. The truck brings the crowds at events, like no other. It's not the fastest puppy on the road, but, not intended to be. Above all, I have to thank Ted Jensen for putting the truck in the condition it is! happy.gif
All that said, I also like the Coupe Express and any of the 4x4 models. Some real cool Studebaker fire trucks out there also! Until 2012 I never paid much attention to Studebaker. Now, I wouldn't drive another vintage model! Along with the "brand", there are also some very nice Stude truck nuts out there! happy.gif
JMHO

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Favorite stude truck

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I like Jack like many different models of Stude trucks. I like 57(I was born in 57 and first truck i ever drove was my Grandpa's 3E40 grain truck) I have an 3E6. deluxe. It will be a beautiful truck when done.
Next is 2E7 I have one of these too. But the STude truck I really want is a US6!


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Favorite truck

by Dieseless Jim

Can't beat the scream of the Detroit Diesel. 4-53, 5 speed direct, 3 speed aux trans, 5:47 hi side axel, cast spoke hubs, rideing on 22.5 rubber. Color it orange with a 16 foot flat bed. It is now in George O. stable. Jim

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Re: Favorite truck

by JeffR

Gotta admit.. I am a bit biased towards the '37 J5....

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Favorite Studebaker truck...

by Frank Drumheller

I love 'em all, but the 1955 line is my favorite. The 1955 has the cleanest look, not overdone with 'trinkets' from the car stylists. Frank

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M series, particularly M16's are my favorite

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Hard to beat

by 62champ

those trucks offered by Studebaker in the late '30s...

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55 & 56 are my favorites....!

by Dan Martin

56 is my birth year, so I'm partial to that. But, for pure styling I think the 55 is the best combo.

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Re: Vote for your personal favorite Studebaker truck year/model

by Mason

The 1 ton's from 48 to 56, a 56 1 ton 9' bed ...and the Paxton Products R2 Champ. I may try to clone it someday... I am happy with my slightly modified 55 E5.

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Nice truck spotted

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While in Portland driving on Sandy Blvd near a Wallmart yesterday I spotted this fine specimen in a parking lot across the street.



https://www.dropbox.com/sc/v0f97gg0ztoshzm/wLEUl0jrof

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Nice looking survivor

by Lee W.



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Less is more

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The cheapo Scotsman without the fiberglass grille is, IMHO, the best looking of all the '57-64 Stude trucks.

Of course, I'll always vote for the '54-55. What is your personal favorite? In fact, I'll start a poll.

jack vines

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Scotsman Pic..... Park lghts ?

by jackb

The truck shows additional park lights below the heads....original or added ? My '53 has same small lights..

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Scotsman had small turn signals below the headlights from the factory.

by Lee W.

They were as shown in the picture, not the little lights that were integral with the headlights as you're thinking of.

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Just noticed....

by Lee W.

....it's a long bed with a V-8. I wonder how unusual is that?

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'53 2R6: Springs' Question

by jackb

The PO of this truck was in the process of lowering the stance. He pulled out some leaves and installed blocks. He saved everything removed and I wish to return it to the stock height (or close to it). What is the correct number of leaves, front and back, for this truck ? Once installed, can I carry 1000 lbs in the back ? You know; cord wood, mulch, etc... The rear leaves appear very narrow, and I'm sure correct. Also, the shop manual with the truck jumps from R5 - R10,11,+. I don't see any mention of 2R6. Can I assume that I should simply go by the 1/2 ton info ? 2R5 ?

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springs

by 2R5

I have a '52 , 2R6 original and the rears have 11 springs , front 10

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springs

by vern

My 2 R 6 has 10 in front, 2 R 5 had 9 in front, I took some out of the rear of mine for better ride, don't remember how many it had , 5 and 6 had same in rear, front on 6 different for heaver motor

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springs

by jackb

Well my truck (2R6) has up front: 6 on the driver's and 9 on the pass. side. Out back: 8 per side..... I will re-install the 4 removed leaves out back and see what things look like. I plan on "working" this truck with the occasional mulch (1yd) and some other loads. I doubt the inbalance up front is a major concern in that respect.. I would've thought the truck would prefer more on the driver's front seeing as I once had a Champ truck with a spacer....(talked about here).....

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Re: '53 2R6: Springs' Question

by Skip Lackie

The info you got from 2R5 and Vern is correct. Your truck originally had 10 leaves in front and either 9 (standard) or 11 (HD) in the rear. The 2R6 had slightly heavier springs in the front to accommodate the heavier Commander 6. If your shop manual doesn't cover the 2R6, you have a copy of the first edition, which was later revised to accommodate the Commander 6 engine, which was not initially available in the half-ton pickups.

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M5 at a Chevy show

by Rod Byrd


We took a chance and entered the Classic Chevy Show in Chatsworth CA
350 cars were entered.
Son of a Gun..........We came home with a piece of crystal!!

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Way To Go Rod!

by Bill Fowler / Solo Speed Shop

Hey Rod I was there & saw your Truck You deserve that Trophy! Nice Truck! I had the 56 Chevy 210 Hardtop Found by The Pickers! Yellow & Green 28K Orig Miles! Left early & didn't see you get your trophy! Congrads! Bill

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Re: Way To Go Rod!

by Rod Byrd

Thanks Bill,
I was really impressed at the turnout for the show
It was great for the San Antonio Boys Ranch Charity.
And......They were some really sweet Chevies there.....

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Would like to chat more about your truck with you Rod....

by

I am currently working on an M5 and would like to move forward with a good shop. Would like to speak with you about some of your possible contacts you used to work on your project!

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I missed it...!

by Eric L

I wished I would have had a chance to go check your truck out so I could have gotten some tips from you! I frequent Chatsworth from time to time to hit the Cowboy Palace.
Congrats on your trophy!

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Always good to bring home the bacon! :-)

by Brian Dahl

CONGRADULATIONS!
Brian

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Bigger version of Rod's picture

by Bob W

Very cool. Had to find a way to see that up close:



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Engine skipping

by andy

Guys
Having problems with my 49 2r10. 6 cyl champion engine all standard set up 6 volts ignition. Problem i'm having is when i accelerate the engine, or change speeds under load, the engine skips bad. At an idle or constant load it runs smooth. Engine starts descent both hot and cold but can't get rid of the skip. I believe it is either a problem with the accelerator pump in the carb (which has been rebuilt) or it's an ignition problem possibly the points are jumping. Everything seem s to be set up correctly, timing, point gap etc. Plug wires are new, new plugs, points, condenser, cap have no time on them. Any ideas would be helpful

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Start with the battery and cables

by

A six volt system doesn't have any juice to spare.

1. Make sure the battery is charged. Remove the clamps, clean the battery posts and the inside of the clamps. Follow the cables to the other end and clean both the positive and the ground connections.
2. Are the cables real thick 6V cables? Often, they've been swapped out for the skinny 12V stuff. It won't carry enough juice.

3. Check the connections from the ignition to the coil, the coil to the distributor. Does the distributor have the internal ground? Check the wire from the points to the coil with an Ohm meter. When in doubt, try another condenser. The Chicom stuff we're getting these days is junk.

4. Pull the distributor and have it checked on a Sun machine. This stuff is now more than sixty years old. Bushings wear, centrifugal advance wears, cam wears.

jack vines



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Not enough juice

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When you say "there's not enought juice," what do you mean? Does the engine crank but won't start or does the starter not crank the engine at all or crank it to slowly to start? If you clearify the situation maybe we could give better advise.

Regards,
Ernie

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Engine skipping

by Jim Stengl

I think your points are bouncing. Some points come with a real weak spring and a separate helper spring that is installed over the spring that is part of the points. If this separate spring is not installed your engine will run like crap when it is reved up.

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Thanks

by andy

Guys, thanks for the quick response. I checked all the wires AGAIN!! Found the power lead to the coil loose inside the stake-on, the wire looked a bit overheated. I cut it back and installed a new stake-on. The skipping has reduced significantly but has not completely gone away. That being said, i'm quite certain it is an ignition problem not the carberator. I will replace the coil next it is probably overheated now as well then work my way through each component until i get it right. The distributer itself seems to be tight, no wiggle in the shaft and the wear on the cap is even all the way around. I will update when this is resolved
Thanks

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Re: Engine skipping

by

Check the float level in your carburetor. Remove the top of the carburetor and check the distance from the top of the float to the top edge of the carburetor casting. It is supposed to be approximately 5/32". If it is below this dimension you are lacking fuel to accelerate. Also check the fuel line check valve which is what the float activates, it could be sluggish in opening all the way. Sometimes the little pin has a rubber tip which can degrade if it is not compatible with ethanol fuels.
Replace it with a viton tipped pin or an all metal pin.

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Vern

by Bo

Have you a good steering box for 59 1/2 ton?

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not sure

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steering box

by R-Bucket

Bo,

Ill check, I at one time had three. I know I have one I checked all out and painted and another that was taken apart and the column removed and looked good and another. Ill look when sun comes up see if I can help.


Derick

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summer is here

by vern

summer came today, 105 at 5 pm. didn't think it would ever get here. put 100 miles on merc today , just cruisin

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Vern, the heat you've been having......

by Brian Dahl

hasn't caused you to break out the Speedos, has it? Now THAT'S a scary thought! happy.gif
Brian

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no speedo yet.

by vern



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Hey Vern,

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do you have a weather station on your property? I see one in your area on weatherunderground.


Register your 2R truck at http://www.2rtruck.need-a-geek.com/ It's free!
Register your M truck at http://mtrucks.need-a-geek.com/ It's free!

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weather

by vern

I think they have one at the high school for local and natinol weather, 4 block west of me.

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57-60 Truck Parts Catalog

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I have a 57-60 Truck Parts Catalog For Sale, good condition, 35.00 including postage. If interested, email me by clicking on my name.
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Sorry the picture link didn't work......

by Jim Sinclair

can't figure the pic posting thing out?????????

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You're not alone Jim.

by Brian Dahl



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Pictures from Show and Swap (lots)

by Bob W

I know I missed a couple but here are most of the trucks there.

Steve Green and his beautiful Champ:
Untitled



A fully decked out M:


I had to buy one of these:



Bill and Ted... Rats, this should have turned out better:


Digger Dave Molnar's super-charged M5 with independent front suspension:



























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Great pics Bob.......

by Jim Sinclair

any time in SB is always fun. Wish we could have been there, but Dover is this years priority.
Thanks for sharing them with us!

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I don't know...

by Don s

If my M15a will ever look like any one of those.
But...I'm having fun!

All are very nice!

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This truck looks familiar...

by Lee W.

...is this George DeBono's 3/4 ton?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70716191@N00/13919921517

Lot of nice looking trucks!

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Re: This truck looks familiar...

by 2R5

The new owners name is Jim ? He just bought the truck out of California.

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Yes your right George's old truck

by Peter

Sold from Turning wheels last month or at least that is what MW found out.
Peter

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how much did the tailgates cost?

by peter

and who was selling them.
Peter

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Tailgate and P/U Box Parts Mfr

by JeffR

Mack Products manufactures and sell tailgates and box parts...

http://mack-products.com/products-page/studebaker/

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Re: how much did the tailgates cost?

by Bob W

Without teasing you too much, take a closer look at the picture wink.gif


They are $375 and they had M, C-cab, and T-cabs. I got this at Studebaker International. I didn't know they were being repopped so this was a pleasant surprise. While I'd love to get one cheaper, I sure can't repair the one I have for less than that. It is pretty beat up. Without question the tailgate is the single most important piece of sheet metal on any pickup truck. When someone sees an old truck they make a bee-line for the back to see what kind it is.

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Re: how much did the tailgates cost?

by JeffR

Prices are right on the Mack page....

Studebaker |
Mack Products » Shopping Cart » Studebaker
Bed Front: Studebaker: 1949-55
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Die stamped paint grip steel. 48 1/2? wide.
Price: $160.00

Bed Front: Studebaker: 1941-48
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Die stamped paint grip steel. 48 1/4? wide.
Price: $140.00

Tailgate: Studebaker: 1941-48
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Formed paint grip steel. 48 1/2? wide.
Price: $275.00

Tailgate: Studebaker: 1949-55
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Formed paint grip steel. 48-7/8 Wide.
Price: $275.00

Tailgate: Studebaker: 1956-59
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Formed paint grip steel. 51-7/8 Wide.
Price: $295.00

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Hard to justify spending much time repairing one...

by Lee W.

....at that price.

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OG & Scotty at Ladysmith

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Re: OG & Scotty at Ladysmith

by JeffR

Love it!
(The microwave looks out of place, though )....

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You're definatley roughing it !

by Dave (Australia)

I can tell by the microwave and the air conditioner.
Looks like a great set up, have fun. cheers Dave.

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WOW John, thanks for posting!

by Brian Dahl

Yesterday was a great day! happy.gif. Due to a bike race closing streets in Richmond, I put OG on the freeway for the first time. Travelled at 45-50 in the right lane and didn't have any problem at all! The show was located north of Richmond, and for me about a 100 mile round trip. Show was great! Show supported the Ladysmith VFD, and they really know how to do a show right! Even had a live band on stage.
I did win a few items on ticket drawings, but at the end, when awards were announced, Old Girl took Top Vintage Truck, and the Scotty won the Speciality Vehicle award! Not bad.
Sure missed John not being there, this year, with MPH, but he had prior commitments.
OG never knew the Scotty was back there! Very little gas used on this trip. happy.gif
Brian

PS. The trailer has been converted entirely to electric. No propane or 12V on this thing. Air conditioner, referigerator, heater, coffee maker, toaster and microwave are all electric. This trailer reflects vintage, with modern upgrades. Microwave is not mounted, and rides on trailer floor when traveling. Formica countertop will be cut out to install SS sink/faucet I have, 10 gal freshwater tank will be installed under couch, and grey water holding tank under sink. Porta potty with privacy screen also in the works. Amazing how so much can be packet into 9-1/2 feet!

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Good Stuff Brian !

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Looking "GREAT" Brain

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Thunderbirds are go ?

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Re: WOW John, thanks for posting!

by Ted

Real nice presentation Brian.

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Bet that truck

by 62champ

did not even know that trailer was back there...

Guess the only issue might be running a duct from the AC to the cab of the truck when things really start to warm up...

Looks great and thanks for posting.

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M5 parts

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Hi I am looking for m5 fenders . bumpers . grill . Thank You my email robinwr2003@yahoo.com or call 765-271-2936

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Saw this in Ashland,Or.

by Lee W.

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front bumper

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I do not think that is a dealer option front bumper. Might hold up to a 3 mile an hour hit!!

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M5 Passenger side door latch

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I need one! SI is now send them one to rebuild and wait - and I would rather not drive my truck for that time period
Any one rebuild their own?
Any other year/models work - for EBAY search???
Thanks

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R and M same latch

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I may have a good used one, am out of new for rite side.

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Loaner

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Heading home from Wa. I can probably set you up with a "loaner" until you get yours re- built. E-mail me.

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Rebuld not a DIY job

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Mike - Vern's statement that the M and the R door latches are the same make my experience perhaps applicable. Both my 2R10 latches had the same failure - a sharply bent 90 degree tang on a torsion spring had broken at the bend, just where you would expect corrosion and the severe cold work due to forming to act up together. If SI replaces this spring with new in their rebuild and does not use a workaround, then the chances of a DIYer finding a replacement spring would appear nil, as it is obviously a specialty item. I was lucky, as SI still had some of the NOS latches on hand. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to how SI rebuilds the latches. Do they use new manufacture springs or do they have a workaround that eliminates the need? Curious. Good luck, Mike.

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M-5 Passanger door latch

by Bo

I may have an NOS one?

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Thanks Vern

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Got it today

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Cassandra and Bryan from New Zealand needs your help

by Frank from Germany

Just get a sign up for the Studebaker Truck Farmers from Cassandra and Bryan from New Zealand.
Maybe one of you can help them.

Here is the message:

Hi from New Zealand,

What an awesome internet site!

We have a M16 Studebaker Truck currently undergoing a full restoration. It has 56425 original miles on the clock. It will have a Holmes recovery winch fitted on completion. Not sure of colour schemes yet but originally she was Red. We have it completely in bits at the moment & not a sign of rust anywhere thanks to the Californian desert we found it in.

Once restoration is complete we intend to drive our Studebaker frequently on short & long journeys, we have a Classic Commercial truck group that we belong to & have taken our other old trucks on multiple trips within New Zealand, sometimes our trips are about 3000 miles so we cover some serious country.

We are hoping that someone within the group may have a photo of a M16 & a M5 side by side - over here in NZ we drive on the other side of the road to you guys & our transport authority is wanting us to convert our M16 to Right hand drive due to its size, we could drive an M5 unconverted as a left hand drive & would like to show that the size difference is not immense but do not have any photos of the two models side by side to prove our point!

Cheers, Cassandra & Bryan

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can help

by danny

First off join the Studebaker drivers club how have heap of knowledge along with a excellent parts store and can access from USA
I will try to find a photo of both models together taken at Watchorn in north island
Heavy left hand drive veicles can be reg and cof but are no allowed to carry any load
Contact me at danny-lynley@ihug.co.nz or 035788662


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1951 2R5 back glass

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Time to install rear cab glass. How does the seal fit in? Manual explains putting glass & seal inside and pulling string to get flap over metal flange. But the seal seems to have a really large flap on one side and not on the other. Does the large flap end up on the inside of the cab? I didn't remove glass.

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back glass

by vern

wide lip is on inside, covers edge of head liner panel, I use soap and a 1/8 in nylon cord, some body inside, some body out side, slips rite in.

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Installing Auto Glass (with string)

by JeffR

Just watch this video...
Jeff

http://youtu.be/QvcJ_lU_VpQ

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Nice!

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install

by vern

studebaker glass goes in just as easy, only from the inside, rope on the out side

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57-8 windshield

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anybody got a decent used windshield for cheap?
need a good un.

Idiot media (soda) blaster ruined the glass by using sand.....
Drunken BUM

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Windshield

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Got one in the attic in South Bend. Haven't seen it in years. wasn't cracked. Don't remember any thing else.

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Scale Model Stude Trucks

by JeffR

Frontier Resin Design has some neat Stude models available...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/frontier_resin_design/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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Bit pricy!

by Brian Dahl

Noted bidding started at $70! sad.gif

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That's because they have the rare rear bumpers and fuel tanks!

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Visit to the sweltering Northwest.

by Lee W.

Cousin Bob and I visited a couple of Studebaker afficionados these past couple of days, Keith Mifflin on Wednesday and Neil Wollam today. Had a good time visiting, swapping stories. And it was great to associate faces to the names. Temperatures are in the mid-eighties here, georgeous.

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What, no photos?

by MW

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Has been hot down here as well, but guess you are not missing it!

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Witness Protection Program. :-)

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Visit to Northwest

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And those nice guys temporarily saved me from painting window sills and cleaning glass on house front. Enjoyed meeting them and probably talked too much. Can get me going if the subject is Studes and I learned another truck parts source. Hope to see them again.

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Need information and Parts

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So,

I got the dana 44 over to the shop. First thing noted we have a problem. The tub on one side is not only bent, it was welded in past and is cracking again.

What I am not sure of is this. CAN the tube be replaced. If so Any one have one ?

If the Tube can not be replaced. I need to find a Dana 44 rearend for a cab. At this point I need a empty shell tubes and pumpkin. I have 3.43 gears in there want to keep that set up.

Other wise I guess Il pain the 3/4 ton Temkin I have and use it until I can find another shell for nmy gears.


ANY ideas Gooroos ?



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44

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I have some 44 housings I could take the gears out of.

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Buy one with the gears in it.

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Much more cost-effective to buy a turnkey rear axle. Dana 44s cost money to set up correctly. They're out there.

jack vines

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Dana 44

by R-Bucket

So,

We don't think I can buy just the housing for my axles and gears to go in? got feelers out for a replacement. Damn maybe I need ot find that active reaend off a police crown vic. This much trouble putting mine back on I might as well go big ! of course I can put the 3/4 temken on it and have a half ton front 3/4 ton rear.

I should re name it to Beast.

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Hate to do this

by R-Bucket

Hey all,


I have the temkin out of my 2r10. Friday it is going to scrap if I don't here anything about it or any one needing it. I have to clean some stuff out of the yard. My project is going on hold for about a week while I redo the head gaskets on my wifes land rover. UGH


There is the rear end, entire axle drums and all. Im keeping springs if I can break them loose.

There is also the front end, Im keeping the axle springs and swing arm. Rest drums, front brake stuff is all going to scrap.


Speak up or these parts are Toyota toys in a month.

Derick



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Keep the brake parts and the axles for a Dana 60 conversion

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Anyone wanting to put a Dana 60 under a pre-56 could use the brakes and axles on the end of the Dana housing. Not only does it keep the 6-lug look, the brakes are twice as good as those which come on the D60.

jack vines

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Re: Keep the brake parts and the axles for a Dana 60 conversion

by danny

Doing a 55 E5 with a Dana 60 that has 8 lug wheels with the same on the front.
Why are the brakes better.
I believe the hubs front and rear are chev surburan
Thanks


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rear drum

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I am looking for a good rite rear drum for 10 or 11

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Drum

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Vern, I got one in South Bend. Any body at the meet that can bring it to you? Jim

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don't have any body.

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Re- I hate to do this

by Peter

I love my Toyota Matrix which is made of Studebaker metal, one of the better vehicles we have owned in a long time, packs lumber etc just as well as the 8E12 did.
The only thing is I don't get the thumbs up like I used to. Though when I'm all loaded up for construction I get the thumbs up as being a stupid thinker.
peter

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th 200 r4

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Does anyone have experience of installing a th 200 r4 into a stude truck

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I can give you a good deal on the adapter you need....

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if you are installing it behind a Stude V-8 JS

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Re: I can give you a good deal on the adapter you need....

by danny

No going the chev way.
Parts are so much easier to locate than studes here at the bottom of the world
Thanks for the offer

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delivery

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Is there anyone here who is going to South Bend and would have the ability and willingness to carry a bench seat for a Champ back to or close to the St. Louis area? If so please write me at the blue name above and I will give you the particulars.

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Re: delivery

by Ted

Thanks to all who have written. Perhaps I should state that I will bring the seat to SB but my customer needs the seat taken from SB to or near St. Louis

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Champ Bench Seat To STL

by JeffR

(stupid caps lock )

Ted,
Made a call on your behalf, and Jim McCuan is going to bring your bench seat down to STL
(next time he goes to Brad bez's shop)
Have your guy get the seat over to Jim Turners table (Turnber Brakes) and Jim will get it to McCuan to bring back.
Jeff

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Champ Bench Seat To STL

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Well, I tried..




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Stude Truck w/Backhoe - For Sale - Wisconsin

by JeffR

For Sale - Studebaker truck With Backhoe (Wis) - $4000 (4/29/2014)
http://www.allfarmideas.com/private-...ackhoe-Works--

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Studebaker Truck (late 50's) w/mounted backhoe, Truck engine doesn't run, backhoe engine runs & backhoe works great. Gas engines in both one of a kind


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back hoe

by vern

I could dig my own grave with that, if I bought that my wife would dig it for me.

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LMAO

by R-Bucket

This is COOL

And we need to dig a foundation for our addition. Showed it to wife and said " Look babe Back Hoe and all to dig foundation"

Her response.

" I draw the line on that one, you are not putting that *#^^#$*# in Our yard."

So sadly no sale here

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Even the original Studebaker brothers might have trouble with this one...

by Rob

...but I like it
R

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I'm with you...

by Frank Drumheller

on this one, Rob. I like it, also. It's cool, you'd never run into another one on a show field. I hope it is bought by a Studebaker or WWII fanatic so it doesn't wind up in Japan to make little toyota's. Frank

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Link to website, and more pictures

by GS

Whats 4k for such nice yard art. I'd get it but my HOA would not allow it past the gate.

http://www.allfarmideas.com/private-party-listing/3986980/studebaker-truck-with-mounted-backhoe-works-

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past gate

by vern

I would buy it just to take down the gate

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Love the

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steering wheel! I think OSHA might have some issues with the open spindle that close to the BH operator...

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Re: Link to website, and more pictures

by Doug

What part of it is late 50's? Or what part is a Studebaker for that matter? Frame and wheels?


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Probably standard Studebaker WWII era military cab and chassis

by MW

With a 3rd party backhoe unit added to it with the cab mods. It is very rough, so hard to tell, but the cab mods. don't look super professional. So, might not have been put on the truck when new, just added later and sort of hacked on. But, basically looks like the standard Stude cab and chassis with the cab cut in half and modified.

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Any one have a C-9 Cab for sale.

by Mark Thompson

If I could get a C-9 cab to put on it I might get it. It is only 60 miles from me.

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Studebaker backhoe - Frank chime in...

by Gary Hearn

The Southern States petroleum dealer in Charlottesville, VA had a conventional backhoe mounted on the back of a Studebaker Transtar truck. Much easier to get on site to dig a hole for a tank. It was red and around a 1960 model if I recall. I think they used it up to the late '70's or early '80's and then I lost track of it. Another fuel distributor had a similar setup, but it was't on a Stude chassis.

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Hey, Gary, good to...

by Frank Drumheller

hear from you. Hope all is well with you and your family. We surely missed you at York this March.

Sorry, but I don't remember either truck in C'ville. Sure would like to be 30 years younger with the resources to bring this one back to it's second life. Reminds me of the military GMC truck we saw at the Chapter meeting when we rode in the Weasel. That was a fun day.

Best wishes and take care. Frank



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Backhoe and York

by Gary Hearn

The Studebaker was owned by Carlton Brooks, they were on River Road to the right after crossing Free Bridge headed to town. The other was owned by Charlottesville Oil on 250 just past Farmington. I do not recall what it was mounted on, but it dug a hole for a new tank at our house on Rio Road in the mid '60's.

I was able to make York this year.

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Valves

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Hello all,

Im still looking for some valves for this champion 6. I got some from ted and need more. Need 1 Intake and 3 Exhaust. I am also in need of all of the springs. Speak up my most favorite folks.

I have this engine sitting in shop waiting on some valves LOL. Its just the machine shop and they do not work at break neck spead so not a huge hurry.

Derick

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Re: Valves

by DwainG

Garry Kernan sells old stock valves for just about any motor:
Kernan's Valves. 3018 Woods Rd. E., Port Orchard WA 98366,
phone 360 871 2349

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RE - VALVES.

by Joe

R-BUCKET, I may have some valves "possibly n.o.s."
email Me at : jzeiger3@yahoo.com

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Cab back on frame

by Bob W

Untitled

It's really hard to judge a color from a chip and this came out quite a bit more turquois than planned -- I thought it would be a little darker and greener. Luckily my wife loves it which is always the most important thing! I don't think she was ever down with the original plan which was "rusty old truck."

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wrong color

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same thing happened when we painted my truck,the price of paint you got to use it. Very nice truck, great job. All the hours are starting to pay off.

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Very nice Bob...!

by Eric L

I'm going to have to stay in touch with you Bob for advice as I'm attempting a similar feat of resto rodding a V8 in my M5.

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I just adjusted my screens brightness down

by Henry Votel

Looks like 6+ months of snow and staying indoors is starting to pay off. ***NICE***

Henry Votel
Forest Lake, MN

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Damn

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That is going to be one sharp truck - Get the Stude's out is 18 days away, no problem!

by Dean

It's going to look great, run great and have great tunes!

Have a great time on your pilgrimage to the "holy land" this weekend........

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Lookin Good Bob.......

by Jim Sinclair

I, and I'm sure my neighbor, wishes we were that far on his M. Keep up the great work!
Jim

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Very Nice!!!

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How did you get that V8 to not hit the firewall?

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Re: How did you get that V8 to not hit the firewall?

by Bob W

If you look closely you will note that this cab is off an M16 -- it has a deep relief in the firewall for the Commander engine. The M5 cab I used earlier needed a little notch cut out of the firewall to clear the distributor but fit just fine, otherwise. The other tricks were to run the engine without a fan and put the radiator in from the front of the support instead of the back.

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Re: How did you get that V8 to not hit the firewall?

by BobW

Oh, and if you got a rectangular radiator that sat entirely in front of the support you could move the engine forward a couple more inches and not make any modifications to an M5 firewall. I'd do that if I had it to do over.

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Thanks for the info Bob!

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So. Bend Swap Meet

by Tom Molnar AKA Hook

Att. All STF that is going to make the swap meet this week. So. Bend is hosting a car show called Frist Fri. The Michiana Chapter has put thier best foot forward to promote this show for our beloved Studbakers. It take place this fri. up town at the Football Hall Of Fame.Come by 5:30 to register for the BIG SCREEN TV and more. Please pass the word ! Lets show So.Bend That We remember the Studebaker Employess that made our dreams come true!!Have a safe trip . Thank so much Captain Hook

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Re: So. Bend Swap Meet

by 2R5

Good to hear from you Tom !
Will see you there I hope and we are sure planning on going to the down town cruise for sure.

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Re: So. Bend Swap Meet

by Ted

Tom: sounds like you have been busy, be glad to give you my support.

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Enjoy, Please post some pictures of the show and swap!

by Dean

For those of us not attending, show us pictures of Studebaker Truck Farmers in South Bend! Have a great time, hope you find (or sell) all the parts you need (or don't need).


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Paging John Weinrich: Driveshaft Phasing

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On Feb 15, John Weinrich and Don Spreeman had a discussion about driveshaft phasing. John gave a good diagram showing in and out of phase. I have an M5 with the optional 4 speed, which is equipped with the splined front driveshaft member. This allows for several degrees of variation between in and out of phase. And...you guessed it...mine is out of phase about a quarter-turn.

May I have a better understanding of: why it has to be in phase; what happens (damage done) when it is out of phase; and should I make this a red hot priority to repair?

Thanks for the input. I have worked on this truck for years, and this is the first time I have heard of the topic.

James

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Phasing is required beacuse

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U-joints "cog" when rotated. The cog action amount is directly proportional to the angle that the two shafts are relative to each other. So the greater the angle the more the cog action.

As the input shaft rotates the drive shaft speeds up and slows down (cogs) and the average speed is exactly the same as the input shaft. This cog action is canceled out by the second U-joint phased to do the opposite. This is why the angle of the input shaft to the drive shaft should be the same angle as the drive shaft to differential so that the cogging of the drive shaft is canceled out. Essentially the input shaft rotates smooth and constant, the drive shaft cogs, and the output shaft then rotates smooth and constant.

If the U-joints are out of phase then there will be vibration transmitted to the differential, tires, and to the road. This usually is felt and heard.

As you can imagine, it is important that the drive shaft be constructed with little mass as possible to reduce the torque loads caused by the cogging.

So you are in high gear and the engine RPM is 2,500. The drive shaft is cogging occurs twice that speed. For each 360 degree rotation of the drive shaft it speeds up, slows down, speeds up, and slows down. At that speed you would expect some sound at 83.3 Hz (5,000 cogs per minute / 60) or note E2.

My advice would be that if you don't notice any vibration or sound from the U-joints out of phase or very little then you should be OK to drive it some. I would minimize driving it and with minimum cargo until the drive shaft is phased correctly. It could be that the shaft angles are very low so the cogging is also low...

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Good explanation. I build driveshafts in my shop all the time. I once had a driveshaft from a military issued Hummer and the yokes welded onto the tube were out of phase from the factory. I refused to work on it because I couldn't get a good explanation as to why. Neal

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I can't imagine why

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they would be out of phase. The only exception I have seen are the U-joints at the ends of a front driving axle such as a Dana 44F. The out of phase vibration only occurs when turning. Can't be helped in that instance. How do front wheel cars get around this? They use CV Joints (constant Velocity). CV joint don't cog as the name implies. CV joints are more expensive because they require more complex machining.

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Driveshaft Phasing

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Here's a good explanation.

http://www.machineservice.com/technical-101/vibrational-issues/

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I agree, darn good write-up

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Thank you John and others. This type of

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information is what makes the Truck Farmers such a great group! Good fun mixed with solid technical information. I really appreciate you help, and I know others do as well. James

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Wieand or Edmunds Alum Head for 170

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Anyone know where an aluminum head might be found for my 1949 2R5 170?

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Vern, we're...

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concerned here in the East about all the tornado action in your part of the world. Is everything OK? Frank

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storm

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storm was about 200 miles south east of me. It was in the very corner of Mo, Ks and oklahoma. I think it missed the indian investment center that my wife and I go to that is at I 40 and hi way 400, all we have had here is wind and dry, 45 to 50 mph west wind all day, supposed to be that way all week, no rain in sight. lot of dirt in the air, thanks for checking on me

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Vern, glad you are okay!

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M5 starter

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Hey guys, my starter in my 1948 M5 took a dump...worked fine to get engine started and running initially and now all I get is solenoid "click"...rebuild shop wants a ton of money to rebuild mine...heres the question, anyone out there know where I might find a working useable starter? I believe mine has been converted to 12v...its an auto lite MZ4090...thanks in advance...Greg.

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A ton of money

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is relative, what is a good price for you?

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stater

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have a good starter from a 1957 E5, 12 volt

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Phone number

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Hi Ted, Could you please send me your phone number to my e-mail, Thanks, Charles

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