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Old 06-19-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.



The concept was simple enough, yet fairly radical at the time- Take the front end and chassis of a comfortable and stylish passenger car, and mate it with the rear bed utility of a full size pick up truck to make the ultimate work and play hybrid. Th...

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Old 06-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

Wouldn't you love to get a hold of one of those? The truck has a graceful look to it stock, inage her with a little "work" done. Lower it some, sahve the handles, lower the headlights down 5-6 inches.......
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

Studebaker was always a pioneer in advanced thinking . Too bad the steel shortage and finances wiped them out in 1950......... scrubba
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

I've never seen one of those. That is the slickest looking, factory truck that I've ever seen!! I'd love to see some interior shots of it. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for posting this!!
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

Nice looking truck,then the fugly M's came along.
Who'd want one of those?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

A buddy of mine is building a Coupe Express from a four door sedan! The bed was found in a junkyard years ago but he could never locate the rest of the truck at a decent price so he's building one himself.

Not sure if this link will work: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...9330404&type=3
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

Here is some coupe express in south bend. Dusty
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #8
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

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Here is some coupe express in south bend. Dusty
Wow! Except for the purple one (just not my particular taste) those are gorgeous! Any one ever seen one made into a mild custom?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #9
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

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A buddy of mine is building a Coupe Express from a four door sedan! The bed was found in a junkyard years ago but he could never locate the rest of the truck at a decent price so he's building one himself.

Not sure if this link will work: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...9330404&type=3
Wow. What a project. What's he using for the rear of the cab?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
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one of my favorites
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

I like the 1939 model best. beautiful grille
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

Here are some more. The blue car in the picture was another option that Studebaker had in 1939 and 40. It had a pickup bed that fit inside the trunk. The man that owns this one has 2 of these cars with the beds.
The picture of the taillight in the fourth picture is called a wig wag. When you step on the brakes it lights up and swings back and forth. Dusty
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:43 PM   #14
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Wow. What a project. What's he using for the rear of the cab?
I think it's the back of a 30's-40's International heavy truck but I'd have to ask him to be sure.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #15
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The concept was simple enough, yet fairly radical at the time- Take the front end and chassis of a comfortable and stylish passenger car, and mate it with the rear bed utility of a full size pick up truck to make the ultimate work and play hybrid. Th...

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The concept was certainly not lost on GM & Ford....The El Camino and Ranchero sold like hot cakes for years.............The 1950 Studie pickup was one of the smoothest around.......Makes a great custom!
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #16
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Something like this?
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:15 PM   #17
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

I've always loved the early Stude trucks: gorgeous!

If ever there was a truck screaming for a Westergard treatment, it's one of these!
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #18
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

"Perhaps it was the right truck at the wrong time"

Studebakers full history, wrapped up in one sentence. Great ideas, wrong time.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #19
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I always liked the 37's
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:57 PM   #20
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Default Re: Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

I like the concept; but lately I've been drawn more to the corollary concept: a svelte coupé or two-door sedan based on something that was only available as a truck. It's what makes a Rover P5 Coupé sexy: all this feline grace around the rear quarters combined with a front end that looks like an AEC Routemaster bus.
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