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Old 12-04-2010, 09:32 AM
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OT truck but rare

I know I could get scolded for this because it's non Ford truck but I like the odd and rare, especially when it comes to trucks of any make or size. While trolling eBay I found this Studebaker semi tractor. If it I had room for and if it wasn't 900 miles away and if I had a spare $20K+, I'd jump on this in a minute.

According to the description it's a pretty rare truck. Any of you guys know anything about old Studes?



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Old 12-04-2010, 09:57 AM
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Can't share any knowledge because I have none concerning the stud in the picture you shared but will say it is one pretty truck. I do like the looks of the studebakers but don't ever see any around my parts.
 
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:04 AM
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No Studebaker pickup/trucks from the 60s are really plentiful as they were about kaput. This is the first real truck I've seen with that front clip. I wonder if that was diesel specific?

It sure would be tempting.

I like the crack about the 453 Jimmy being "supercharged". They may not understand it wasn't a "supercharger", but in fact a scaveger blower. Being a two stroke, it benefitted from the blower forcing the exhaust out. Now, if it had a factory turbocharger, that would be something to crow about.

Nevertheless, it is a sharp restoration!
 
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Bob,we should try to get NumberDummy to comment.Prior to his 35 plus years behind Ford parts counters,he spent time at a Studebaker dealership that his family owned, till Studebaker disappeared.That is a beautiful truck,Ford or not.
 
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I was looking for a '49 - '50 Stude when I found my truck. They are really wonderful trucks. I've never seen this particular model, and the level of restoration is simply mind-boggling! Hope he gets a million bucks for it!
 
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Nice truck. I follow Stude's as far as wheels and back axles go, but don't know squat about the really bigs. I agree that Bill's input would be good to hear. Here's the discussion thread about this truck from the Studebaker Truck Talk site. Stu

Studebaker Truck Talk: 1962 Studebaker TRACTOR
 
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Very Nice looking truck Bob.

Also, LOL, had to appreciate the, oh too common, three BIG IFs
 
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I wouldn't mind having that to haul old Fords home for the collection.
My Uncle had the Sutdebaker dealership in Meadville, PA until the end, I remember tooking at a Stude Semi that was delivering new vehicles - Had to be 64? - I was driving his 4-Door Lark Gasser for him and spent lots of time there.
Another Uncle hauled coal with a large Stude dump.
 
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Now that would look cool hauling the wifes' 63 stude avanti, and it is supercharged!!
 
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Nice Stud for sure. With a bull dog on the hood it would be mistaken for a Mack
 
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These rigs are rare and are sought after by the collectors. They had detroit diesels in them, 3-53. The nose was used only on the diesels, so the motor and radiator would fit. I've seen several restored units at various truck shows.
 
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Nice Stud for sure. With a bull dog on the hood it would be mistaken for a Mack
It does resemble a B model Mack with its laid back windshield, rounded fenders, and louvered grill. Now, if it had squared off diamond plate fenders, it would look like a B80 Mack, one of my favorites of all time.
 
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These rigs are rare and are sought after by the collectors. They had detroit diesels in them, 3-53. The nose was used only on the diesels, so the motor and radiator would fit. I've seen several restored units at various truck shows.
No, 'tis a 4-53, as the description discloses. Detroit's (GM, Screamin' Jimmies, Two Stroke Jokes, etc) numbers indicate number of cylinders--4--and displacement per cylinder--53 = 4-53. You can see the exhaust manifold in one of the pictures-there are four runners=four cylinders.

In addition to making room, the nose probably had to be redone to incorporate the temp-controlled louvers. Most diesels of that era had such louvers for the grill.

It must have been a heavy-spec. order, judging by the six spoke front hubs.
 
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thanks for sharing the Stude link, I love to see stuff like this, Gigger
 
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Studebaker made the beer wagons the the Bud horses pull around . Originally a carraige company .
 

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